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Gaunshahar is in Gandaki (zone).

Gaunshahar is the birthplace of the Royal family of Lamjung 1663 AD. Kalu Shah was the fist king. It is located in the western region oh Nepal above Besisahar and the beginning of the Annapurna Circuit.

Looking down on Besisahar from Gaunshahar

Get in[edit]

In front of the Hotel Tukuche Peak (in Besisahar) catch the pink bus (#161). It only runs once a day to Gaunshahar and it leaves at 2PM. The cost for the bus is about 100 Rupees.

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The First Royal Palace Of Lamjung: Also called Lamjung Durbar. In 1663 AD. Kalu Shah was the fist king. This palace was the capital of Lamjung.

Lamjung Kalika Temple: The big sister of the Gorkha Kalika. Open four times a year during festivals(Bada Dashain, Chaitre Dashine, Shree Panchami, and Nuwai).

Purankot Forth: Used to protect the kingdom of Lamjung. Located near the ruins of Third Royal Palace of Lamjung (the summer home for the royalty).

Chandimai Temple: On the seventh day of Bada Dashain, two priest from Gaunshahar travel to Besisahar to steal fruits and flowers and carry back up to this temple. While a parade of villagers and priests carrying a statue of Phulpati go down from the Royal Palace to meet the "thief priests".

Royal Bath: "Tindhara" meaning three taps, is the mineral spring where the royalty bathed.

Hadkhode Dada: The "Bone Hill", was considered a very dangerous place many cattle have died there. Still a place frequented by many eagles.

Sutkeri Dunga: The strongest woman in Gaunshahar was said to have placed this very large stone here while pregnant.

Dare Gauda: A famous cliff that the Gorkha's army scaled, using long ladders to attack Gaunshahar, burning many houses in the village.

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Hiking, swimming in the crystal clear streams, and net fishing.

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There are many small shops in the village to buy common snacks and beverages, some hand crafted items are also available.

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Get out[edit]

Once a day Bus #161 (the pink bus) heads back to Besisahar, be ready and on the side of the road by 8:30am. Same price (about 100 Rupees) as the trip up. Or if you like you can walk down to Besisahar (about one hour).



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