Beni Bazar – Myagdi

Beni Bazar lies in the Myagdi district headquarter. This lies at an altitude of 899 meters above sea level. It stands at the intersection of two rivers, the river Kali Gandaki and the river Myagdi. It is 12 km from Baglung and about 300 km from Kathmandu to the west. It has become a major tourist attraction and accommodation in the Annapurna circuit.  Getting to Beni takes 9-10 hours by bus drive from Kathmandu. Beni Bazar is one of Beni’s famous places.

Geography Of The Area

The municipality of Beni is based at the district headquarters of Myagdi. Kaligandaki River lies to the east of the municipality, likewise Mangala Rural to the west, Raghuganga Rural Municipality to the north, and Baglung Municipality to the south. The meeting point of three rivers is called Tribeni, much like two rivers: the meeting point of Kaligandaki & Myagdi is called Beni, it is said.

This municipality comprises a total of 8652 households and a population of 33498: according to the 2011 census, 15002 of them are males and 18496 others are females. This town covers a total area of 76.25 square kilometers.

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Routes And Roads

Besides the beauty of Beni Bazar, Beni is the gateway to District Mustang. Bus to mustang also departs from Beni and it’s the perfect way to spend the day before hiking to Mustang or early drive to Jomsom. There is a store where you can purchase some last-minute items for your ride, or browse around.

It takes 5-6 driving hours to get from Beni to Jomsom. From Pokhara it takes 2-3 hours so you can spend a day in Pokhara and leave for Beni late on. Then you can continue your voyage from Beni to Mustang early in the morning.

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There are several hotels in Beni where you can spend a nice evening before your journey. For you to pick from there are budget hotels or luxury ones. Before Beni, you will get various foods too.

Some Of The Features

Beni is also recognized as the district’s gateway to Mustang. From the neighboring villages of Beni, one can glimpse the captivating beauty of the Annapurna Range ‘s various snow peaks.

More than a dozen Dhaulagiri range peaks can be seen from here, such as Annapurna, Nilgiri, Churain, Manapathi, Gurja too. This place is just right for anyone finding adventure and loving mountaineering. They can also take part in honey-hunting in these mountains’ overhangs.

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