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Lekhnath (Nepali: लेखनाथ नगरपालिका) is a municipaliy in Kaski Districtmarker in the Gandaki Zonemarker of northern-central Nepalmarker. It is located in the south western part of the Pokhara Valleymarker, about 10 km southwest of Pokharamarker and about 190 km west of Kathmandumarker. 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 (1885-1966), 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. 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.

Gagangaunga, Shishuwa, Lekhnath chowk, Rajako Chautara, Satmane, Dhungepatan are some big and notable places of Lekhnath.Khudi-12,Bhandardhik-1,Begnash-10,kholabesi-1,Talchock-7,Rithepani-2,Budhibazar-4,Gharipatan-5,Baraldada-4,Pachabhaiya-11 are small place of Lekhnath.

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Leknath municipality is situated on the north-east path of the Kaski District.


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