Waling, the heart of Syangja

Waling, the heart of Syangja

Waling Municipality, the heart of Syangja, is a small valley surrounded by hills. It is a small town in the western hills of Nepal, in the Aadhikhola valley in Syangja district, Gandaki Zone of Nepal. Waling bazaar is at the height of 800 meters from sea level while the municipality’s height varies from 731 to 1596 meters. Waling isn’t a place often visited by tourists/travelers but I decided to visit nonetheless. This place is immensely rich in tradition and culture. People of the Brahman and Chhetri ethnic group are major residents here. Most lands are cultivable and agriculture is the main occupation of most of the people. I stayed here for 4 days mingling with the people of this fascinating place. The people welcome you with their big heart and smile. The beautiful sunset and view of the valleys seen from the hills of waling are stunning. Bird watching holds a great scope here as the region abundant species of birds are found around the area. Nearby destinations are Pokhara in the northeast and Palpa in the south. During my four days of stay, the climate was so dramatic. 75% of the time, it was cloudy and the last day was a sunny day with clear blue skies and view of the mountains. Mt. Machapuchre is clearly visible from Waling. The Annapunra Ranges, Mt. Fishtail are seen up close from Amale village as if they are just besides the next hills. Exploring nearby villages is fun with the old traditional houses , farmers , children and beautiful views. As I had visited on October all the fields were full of paddy . People fishing in the bank of Andhikhola and working on...