The Western Region of Nepal, also referred to as the Mid-Western Region of Nepal, previously stood as one of the largest and was among Nepal's Five Development Regions. It extended westward from the Central Region encompassing Kathmandu, including the Western (which also includes the Mid-Western) and finally the Far Western regions. However, the governing system and policies have undergone change, with Nepal now divided into 7 states in the current context.
The Western Region is characterized by several famous and important rivers, such as the Karnali, Bheri, West Rapti River, Tila River, and Babai. It is also home to notable mountain peaks such as Mount Patarsi, Mount Kanjiroba, and Mount Dhaulagiri, among others, offering exceptional trekking opportunities. Additionally, the region is host to significant protected areas such as Shey Phoksundo National Park, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Rara National Park, Banke National Park, and Bardiya National Park. These conservation areas play a vital role in boosting the economy through various tourism activities.
The majority of the population in this region includes Magar, Tharu, Chhetri, Gurung, Brahmin, Dalits, Bhutias, Thakuri, and Awadhi communities, contributing to its rich blend of diverse cultures and traditions. Moreover, this region stands out as one of Nepal's less densely populated areas in terms of tourist influx. It serves as an exquisite haven of varied cultural practices and customs.
Some of the major places of attraction includes:
Rara National Park
This stunning national park encompasses a variety of vegetation and is home to Nepal's largest lake, Rara Lake.
Shey Phoksundo National Park
Known as the Jewel of Western Nepal and often dubbed the Wild Wild West, this park is renowned for being home to Nepal's deepest lake, Phoksundo Lake. It is also famous for hosting the Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek.
Bardiya National Park
Located in the southern belt this park is rich in biodiversity and very prominent for Tiger Spotting, birdwatching, jungle safari, and rich Tharu culture.
Humla Limi Valley Treks
Humla, regarded as the most remote district of Nepal, has so many things to offer in this region. This place is also gateway to the holy Kailash Mansarover Yatra abd from Limi Valley in Humla you can get more intimate views of the Mansarover Lake and holy Mount Kailash.
Similarly, other popular attractions includes Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Swargdwari, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, Ludey Daha, Dudhey Daha, and many more.
Footprint Adventure has been organizing diverse trekking and tour experiences in the many stunning destinations of Western Nepal. These areas remain unspoiled and tranquil, eagerly awaiting your exploration. Contact us to embark on an unforgettable journey to the Western Region of Nepal.