Ramaroshan Site- Accham, Nepal

Ramaroshan Site- Accham, Nepal

Ramaroshan Site is situated at an altitude of 2500 m in Nepal's district of Achham. A place with 18 meadow patches (locally known as patans), Ramaroshan is a primary Achham district tourism site.

This area is the only sanctuary of Nepal's national bird, Danfe (Lophophorus). From Ramaroshan area you can have a clear view of the Budhiganga region, along with the peaks of Mount Api (7,132 m) and Mount Saipal (7,031 m).

Main Features of Ramaroshan Site

Ramaroshan is a big draw for tourists in the district of Achham in the far-western region of Nepal. At the height of about 3000 m, the centre of this field is situated at the junction of the Seti districts of Bajhang, Bajura, Doti, and Achham.

It is classified as 12 lakes land and 18 meadow patches (grassland) with steep rocky cliffs. Jigale Lake in the Ramaroshan Site is the largest lake in this area that has an English letter C shape, whereas Taune Lake is the smallest. 

Ramaroshan Lake in Ramaroshan Site

The Kinemine patan is the largest patan of the 18 patans, probably the largest patan in the Achham District from which the Kailash River flows. This place of the Ramaroshan area is covered entirely with forests.

Terraced slopes of hills with lush green landscapes surrounding the enchanting Ramaroshan Lake draw all. Travellers pass through the thick rhododendron forest on the way to this destination.

There is an impressive array of sedimentary rock cliffs to the north. Those are climbed daily by the villagers who ascend to extract honey for around 100 metres. 

Ramaroshan Village

This place has a stunning view too. Together with the impressive heights of Mount Api, Mount Saipal, and Badi Malika Temple, you would be able to see the Budhiganga lake. 

Beyond the high ranges, wild boars, wolves and sometimes tigers can even be seen around Ramaroshan.

Why the name Ramaroshan?

Legend has it, the name of the area is derived from the name of King Rama. Rama used to arrive at a beautiful location named Roshan, hence the word "Ramaroshan".

There are two nearby wetlands called Rama and Roshan today. The site is also essential to Hindus because Shiva and Parvarti allegedly spent time right after their wedding in this location.

Vegetation of Ramaroshan Area

Many plant species are present in the region around Ramaroshan. Various forms of flowers often filled the lakes. 

Ramaroshan Site

Most wild beasts graze in the Ramaroshan grassland. The upland is a rising plain and grassland intermingled with the woodland of oaks and conifers.

There is a wide diversity of plants on the Khaptad plateau, from subtropical forests in the lower altitudes to temperate forests.

Wildlife in Ramaroshan Site

This site is the home of many species, like a bear, tiger, wild cat, musk deer etc. Ramaroshan also acts as a sanctuary for numerous birds such as phosphorous, pheasant, cuckoo etc. This area is vital for visitors interested in birdwatching.

How do we reach Ramaroshan Site?

Take the bus to Mangalsen (10 hrs from Dhangadhi), where accommodations can also be made. You can also catch a flight from Kathmandu to Dhangadi.

There is an excellent way to get from Mangalsen to Ramaroshan Area by private car or public bus (approx. 4h).

Itinerary for Ramaroshan

  • Day 01: Kathmandu (1,400 m) to Nepalgunj (150 m)
  • Day 02: Nepalgunj (150 m) to Dipayal Silgadhi (1,310 m)
  • Day 03: Dipayal Silgadhi (1,310 m) to Kalikasthan
  • Day 04: Kalikasthan to Dauda
  • Day 05: Dauda to Khaptad National Park (1,400 m)
  • Day 06: Explore Khaptad National Park (1,400 m)
  • Day 07: Khaptad National Park (1,400 m) to Ramaroshan Site (2,500 m)
  • Day 08: Explore Ramaroshan Area
  • Day 09: Return to Nepalgunj (150 m)
  • Day 10: Nepalgunj (150 m) to Kathmandu (1,400 m)

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