Nepal Trekking Tour
Tamagi is a small and beautiful Gurung village located in the mid-Western part of Nepal. The village is linked by road from Pokhara via Kandhe in the Pokhara-Baglung Highway. It takes about two hours to get there from Pokhara by public and private transport, and approximately five hours by foot. There is also a new road linking Tamagi to Pokhara via Harpan.
This village is famous for its proud Gurung warriors, who ranks among the best fighters in the world, if not better. Some of the brave Gurungs from this village were highly decorated in the Nepal war, First World War, Second World War and many other operations and wars the history has ever witnessed.
The village has all the basic facilities such as fresh water supply, electricity, telecommunication, a primary school and many other things, despite being empty for quite some time. Machhapuchhare Development Office (MDO) has its branch office in Tamagi, which plays a pivotal role in the development of the surrounding areas, including conservation of Fewa lake. This beautiful village overlooks the Fewa Lake and Pokhara in the South East.
Gurungs, who used to make up the main population here, have left the village long ago in search of jobs and better life elsewhere. The village, however, is being looked after by our senior citizens by paying regular visits from Pokhara, Chitwan and Kathmandu. The village still receives a lot of interest and contribution on a regular basis for local development from its people, wherever they may be living in this part of the world. Bishwakarmas and Pariyars, who still live in the outskirts of this village and nearby village, Kuire Danda (Foggy Hill), are the ones who keep the surrounding areas of the village alive and kicking.
Gurungs of this village are still known and referred to as: Bajekailimai Parah, Bahemai Parah, Danda Gharemai Parah, Heunbalmai Parah, Dhinsarthemai Parah, Jamdarmai Parah, Kohnmai Parah (Ghodane), Krathemai Parah (Siran Ghare), Krohnmain Parah (Mukhiya), Lemmai Parah (Lamchhane), Methemai Parah (Puchhar Ghare), Mhathemai Parah (Majha Ghare) and so on.
The main occupation of the people of this village in the past has been agriculture, farming and military services, both British and Indian. Main products of this village are rice, wheat, millet, barley, maize, mustard, oilseed, and potatoes.
Buddhist is the main religion, however, Dashain and Tihar are also celebrated with great respect as a part of a national festival. 15th of Poush is the most important day in everybody's calendar, when the "Lho/Barga" changes. On this day everybody gets older by one year. In modern day, Lhosar literally means: it is the birthday for everybody. This day is therefore celebrated by having a combined "seukai" (picnic) by bringing in new harvest (which in this case is rice) from everbody's house. Kul/Peetri Puja (A puja to remember their ancestors) is carried out by everybody. Gaidu Puja is also carried out when "Khir" (Rice Pudding) is the main dish of the day.
The village has a "Devi Than" where annual worshipping of god and goddesses (Devi Deutas) with "Puja Path" is carried out once a year.
Languages spoken are both Tamuki (Gurung) & Preghee/Khas (Nepali). People, who were originated from this village, are now scattered all over the world for better prospects, greater achievements and success. To name but a few: UK, USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Norway, Switzerland, Japan, India and other parts of Europe and Asia.
Panchase, a popular destination for both tourists and Nepalese pilgrims alike, is three hours walk up the hill from the village. Panchase is also known for its beautiful pond which makes the place even more attractive. A popular belief is that you can never see a leaf in the pond as birds pluck it away leaving the pond absolutely nice and clean all year round.
Panchase is a famous tourist spot for early morning view of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Himalayan ranges.