Baglung - Transportation

Baglung is connected to Beni Bazar of Myagdi to the north and Kusma Bazar of Parbat which are located 13 km to the north and 12 km to the south, respectively. A paved highway connects the town with Pokhara, 72 km to the east. Tracks for the highways to connect Tibet to the north via Mustang, Rukum to the west via Burtibang and Sera Bazar to the south via Balewa airport have been completed recently. There is ongoing work to open track along the Kali Gandaki valley to connect the Tri-cities region directly with the southern border towns. Upon completion of these road projects, Baglung and the Tri-cities area will be at the crossroads of the north-south highway linking India with Tibet and the middle hill east-west highway linking eastern and western halves of the country. In addition to major highways, narrow seasonal dirt roads connect the city with adjoining rural areas. Baglung airport (code: BGL), in Balewa, is located 12 km to the south of the town across the valley from Kusma. With the completion of the Pokhara-Baglung highway this airport has fallen into disuse. Water transportation is virtually absent. However, the adjoining Kali Gandakiriver offers some of the best white-water rafting in Nepal and attracts a decent number of thrill seekers every year.

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