Main street of Besishahar Municipality in the morning.

Location in Nepal

Coordinates: 28°13′52″N 84°22′39″E / 28.23111°N 84.37750°E / 28.23111; 84.37750Coordinates: 28°13′52″N 84°22′39″E / 28.23111°N 84.37750°E / 28.23111; 84.37750
Country    Nepal
Zone Gandaki Zone
District Lamjung District
Established 15 May 2014
  Total 44.7 km2 (17.3 sq mi)
Elevation 760 m (2,490 ft)
Population (2011)
  Total 26,640
  Density 600/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone NST (UTC+5:45)
Postal Code 33600
Area code(s) 066
Climate Cwa

Besishahar (Nepali: बेसीशहर नगरपालिका) is a municipality and the district headquarters of Lamjung District in Gandaki Zone, Nepal.[1] The Besishahar Municipality was formed by merging the existing Village Development Committees i.e. Besishahar, Gaunshahar, Udipur and Chandisthan on 15 May 2014 and have 18 wards.[2] Here are different castes and religions. So they have different culture. This municipality has much natural beauty. Besishahar Municipality has a warm and sub-tropical type of climate with deciduous forest type. Annapurna II, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal are the beautiful scenes that can be viewed from north of Besishahar Municipality.


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 26,640 (14,719 female and 11,921 male) people living in 7,238 individual households, including Besishahar, Gaunshahar, Udipur and Chandisthan.[3]

Transportation and communications

Dumre–Besishahar–Chame Highway connects the city to various parts of Nepal. The proximity of this city from Kathmandu (178.8 km), Pokhara (108.9 km), Bharatpur (104 km), Birganj (234 km), Damauli (59 km) and Prithbinarayan(Gorkha) (76 km). Bus, Micro Bus, Taxi and other land transportation are available to go out of the city, for internal transportation Bus, Minibus and Car/Jeep hiring is available.


Famous religious and cultural landmarks

Educational and institutions


2015 earthquake

The town shook during earthquake on 25 April 2015. Houses made of mud collapsed while those made of concrete survived. There were no visible cracks on buildings. There was little damage. The town largely escaped the devastation suffered in other places in Nepal.[11][12][13]

Photos of Besishahar Municipality

See also


  1. "Lamjung District". District Development Committee Lamjung. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  2. "Population & Ward Division Of Besishahar Municipality". District Development Committee Lamjung. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  3. "Nepal Census 2011" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  4. "Marshyangdi FM". Marshyangdi FM. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  5. "Radio Lamjung". Radio Lamjung. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  6. "Radio Chautari". Radio Chautari. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  7. "All Lamjung News". All Lamjung News. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  8. "Marshyangdi Multiple Campus". Marshyangdi Multiple Campus. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  9. "Lamjung Skill Development Foundation". Lamjung Skill Development Foundation. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  10. "Lamjung District Community Hospital". Human Development Community Services (HDCS). Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  11. Khan, Hamza (1 May 2015). "Nepal Earthquake: Death toll crosses 5,000, but only 4 die at epicentre". The Indian Express. The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  12. "West Dorset couple who survived Nepal earthquake staying on to help in the aftermath". Dorset ECHO. 30 April 2015. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  13. Bayley, Jon (29 April 2015). "Former Tavistock teacher recalls Nepal quake fear". Western Morning News. Western Morning News. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2016.

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