Leknath - लेखनाथ नगरपालिका

 
Lekhnath लेखनाथ नगरपालिका is a municipality in Kaski District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. It is located in the south eastern part of the Pokhara Valley, Vijayapur Khola (river) is border between Pokhara sub- metropolitan city and Lekhnath municipality. Total population of the city is 41,369 as per the census carried out in 2001. Composition of the population is 86% Hindu, 8% Buddhist and 6% others. The town is very spread out and has no down-town or centre.

Lekhnath is named after the famous Nepali poet Lekh Nath Paudyal (18851966), but is also called the garden city of seven lakes. The seven lakes are Begnas, Rupa, Khaste, Depang, Maidi, Neureni and Gunde. Except Begnas and Rupa most of the other lakes are little known to the outsiders.

Lekhnath possesses many terrains and mountain view sites. The famous Royal trek is located in Lekhnath municipality. It is also becoming a famous destination among trekkers as some of the comfortable and short trekking routes in Pokhara valley begin here.

Rightly called eastern gateway to Pokhara, Lekhanth, is the place from where you can catch the view of the whole Annapurna range including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri.