About Annapurna RM


Annapurna Rural Municipality, Kaski (Nepali: अन्नपूर्ण गाउँपालिका) is a Gaunpalika in Kaski District in Gandaki Province of Nepal named after the Annapurna Mountain. Sanskrit name Annapurna, which is traditionally translated as “Goddess of the Harvests,” literally translates to “full of food” (feminine form). In Hinduism, Annapurna is an incarnation of Durga and a goddess of agriculture and fertility. 

Geographical Location

Annapurna Rural Municipality is surrounded by Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality on the East, Myagdi district on the West, Manang District on the North and Parbat district, and Pokhara Metropolitan City on the South with a total area of 417.74 km2 (161.29 sq mi). Annapurna Rural Municipality was incorporated by merging Dhikurpokhari, Lumle, Salyan, Bhadaure Tamagi, Dangsing, and Ghandruk Village Development Committees (VDCs). This rural Municipality came into existence on 10 March 2017. This Rural Municipality is divided into 11 wards. This rural municipality lies 4528 feet above sea level.  

Climatic Conditions

Lumle is the place that experiences the most rainfalls in the Annapurna Rural Municipality, Kaski. As there exists a huge extremity within a short distance, the climate has a vast difference. During summer, the temperature of the Annapurna Rural Municipality is above 20 degrees Celsius in hilly regions while it is less than 20 degree Celsius in the high-altitude mountainous region. Additionally, during winter, the temperature of the Annapurna Rural Municipality maintains within 10 to 20 degree Celsius in hilly regions while it is less than 10 degree Celsius in the high-altitude mountainous region. Similarly, the upper mountainous region receives snowfall during winter.

Mountains and their beauty

The major attraction of Annapurna Rural Municipality is the hypnotizing view of the Himalayan mountains which are covered in snow all 12 months. We can view more than 11 mountains from Annapurna Rural Municipality. These mountains include Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m),  Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m),  Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m),  Mt. Annapurna IV (7525 m),  Mt. Annapurna North (7,219 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri I (7,164 m),  Mt. Dhaulagiri II (7,751 m),  Mt. DhaulagiriIII (7,715 m),  Mt. Dhaulagiri IV (7,661 m),  Mt. DhaulagiriV (7,618 m). Similarly, we can have a mesmerizing and clear view of Mt. Macchapuchre from all directions of this rural municipality. 

Facts about Annapurna Rural Municipality

The Annapurna Rural Municipality has the slogan “Agriculture, Tourism, and Infrastructure: Foundations for the Prosperous Annapurna” in the hope of a better future. 

Major economic sources of this Gaunpalika are:

  • Tourism:- Tourist attraction places of this Gaupalika are Lumle, Machhapuchhre & Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Panchase, Isaru, Hidden Lake, Nasikhark, etc.
  • Agriculture:- Prime source of income. 
  • Animal Husbandry:- People in this Gaupalika rear animals like Cows, Buffalo, Yak, and Goat for Milk and Buffalo, Sheep, Goat, and Pig for meat.
  • Poultry Farming:- Different types of poultry are rearing Broiler, Lear’s, and Local Fowl.
  • Horticulture:- People in this Gaupalika are planting Orange, Pears, apples, etc.
  • The main market areas of this Gaupalika are:
  1. Naudanda:
  2. Kande
  3. Nayapul
  4. Birethanti
  5. Syauli Bazar