Located in the middle hills on the west of Pokhara, Baglung is the
headquarters of Dhaulagiri Zone. It is situated on a terrace overlooking
the Kali Gandaki river which is famous for deep gorges and notorious
bends. It is the trading town of quaint streets and traditional buildings
where merchants from the Terai plains in the south and the hills in the
north come together to barter. Inhabited by different ethnic groups,
Baglung offers the most scenic view of Mount Dhaulagiri towards its north.
It has recently been connected to Pokhara by a 72 km black-topped highway.
On the way to Baglung, you can enjoy the picturesque view of the
incredibly long range of Annapurna Himal towards north. Baglung is also a
good starting point for Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve where controlled hunting
of some species is allowed. The reserve is famous for the blue sheep. The
trek from Baglung Bazaar to Dhorpatan takes about four days.