|• Total||2,542 km2 (981 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||NPT (UTC+5:45)|
Sindhupalchok District is a part of Bagmati Zone and one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, with an area of 2,542 km2 (981 sq mi). The district's headquarters is in Chautara. In 2006, 336,478 people resided in 79 village development committees, in 2011 there were 287,798.
Geography and Climate
|Climate Zone||Elevation Range||% of Area|
|Upper Tropical||300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
|Subtropical||1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
|Temperate||2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
|Subalpine||3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
|Alpine||4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
|Nival||above 5,000 meters||9.1%|
Towns and villages
Atarpur · Badegau · Balephi · Bansbari · Banskharka · Baramchi · Bahrabise · Baruwa · Batase · Bhimtar · Bhote Namlang · Bhotechaur · Bhotsiba · Choukati · Chautara · Dhumthang · Dubarchour · Fatakshila · Fulping Katti · Fulpingdandagau · Fulpingkot · Gati · Ghorthali · Dhuskun hile khajilung · Gloche · Gumba · Gunsakot · Hagam · Haibung · Helumbu · Ichok · Irkhu Bhanjyang · Jalbire · Jethal · Jyamire · Kalika · Karkhali · Kadambas · Kiwool · Kubhinde · Kunchok · Langarche · Lisankhu · Listikot · Mahankal · Maneswor · Mankha · Marming · Melamchi · Motang · Nawalpur · Pagretar · Palchok · Pangtang · Petaku · Pipaldanda · Piskar · Ramche · Sangachok · Sanusiruwari · Selang · Sikharpur · Sindhukot · Sipa Pokhare · Sipal Kavre · Sunkhani · Syaule Bazar · Talamarang · Tatopani · Tauthali · Tekanpur · Thakani · Thampal Dhap · Thangpalkot · Thokarpa · Thulo Dhading · Thulo Pakhar · Thulo Sirubari · Thum Pakhar · Timpul Ghyangul · Yamanadanda
Although this district is close to Nepal's capital Kathmandu, it is one of the least developed districts in Nepal. The Arniko Highway, also called Kodari Highway, (114 km) extending from Kathmandu to Kodari links this district with Tibet. The district is mountainous and rich in natural resources.
The district is easily accessible from Kathmandu, but is not well developed. People depend entirely on agriculture for their survival. Since the district is hilly, the land is not very fertile land, and the yield is very low. So, the lifestyle of people is not easy. Almost every VDC has got electrical power and roads connecting to the nearby highway. Many NGOs and INGOs are working in the district in order to improve the living standards.
Rivers like Bhotekoshi, Indrawati, Sunkoshi and Bramhayani (Balephi) flow through this district. The major towns are Chautara, [MIdle rigen Gaurati Bhimeswar Mandir Near Syaule VDC My village Settlement Bhedabari]Bahrabise, Melamchi, Jalbire and Tatopani. Sunkoshi Hydropower station and Upper Bhotekoshi Hydropower station are popular hydropower stations connected to national grid. Meanwhile, many mini and large hydroelectricity projects are being constructed in different places. Two FM radio stations also operate from Melchaur and Bahrabise.
There are more than half dozen colleges lunching bachelor degree in Sindhupalchok. More than 25 schools are running +2 level programs. Chautara campus has just started Science course in +2 level. There are almost one or more than one high school in each VDC of Sindhupalchok. Chautara Campus, Thokarpa Community Campus, Sunkoshi Campus, Jalbire Valley Campus are some leading campuses to provide education. For higher level education one ends up going to nearby district Kavre or Kathmandu. There are more than 25 private schools in the district. Some of them to name are Ekta Boarding High School  established in 2050 BS, Jugal Boarding High School established in 2047 BS, Ketu English School, Nirvana Academy, Chandeswori English School and Private Paradise Secondary School.
Newspaper and Magazines
There are over dozen newspaper that publish from the district including two daily newspaper 'Lokpriya Dainik' and 'Sindhupalchok'. Few monthly and terminal magazines also flourish in the district. The newspapers have played vital role in providing immediate news and information to the people in printed format as well as online. Sindhusandesh(सिन्धुसन्देश), one of the oldest local newspaper published since last 23 years has recently gone online.In race of providing online news to its press version Sindhusangram (सिन्धुसंग्राम) has also put its step ahead.
Following is the data obtained from the PHASE Nepal website:
- Central/regional/zonal hospitals: 0
- District hospitals: 1
- Primary healthcare centres: 2 Bahrabise Primary Health Care Centre
- Health posts: 11
- Sub-health posts: 65
- Number of doctors: 6
- Number of nurses: 95
Although there is a district hospital as well as primary healthcare centers, these are not enough for providing health services. The small health centers in many VDCs are without Auxiliary Health Workers (AHWs), (Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs). So, people seeking emergency health assistance have to travel long distance to headquarter or Kathmandu or end up dying because of lack of treatment. Many people still believe in Dhami and Jhakris and are against taking medicine or going to hospital for the treatment. An NGO, PHASE Nepal provides many healthcare facilities and training programs to two VDCs: Phulpingkot and Hagam. Many people residing in these VDCs have benefited from the program.
Sindhupalchok is rich in tourism resources. Cultural heritages like Gaurati Bhimeshwor temple, Tauthali Mai Temple, Sunkoshi Kafeshwor Mahadev Temple, Kshemadevi Temple, Larke Ghyang are the popular pilgrimages in the district. Sunkoshi and Bhotekoshi are the world famous rafting rivers which are flowing via this district. Bhairav Kundaand Panch Pokhari are popular trekking destination which has religious and cultural important. Bungy Jump over the Bhote Koshi river is another attraction of Sindhupalchok. Tatopani (Hot Water Spring) near by Nepal China boarder is popular as pilgrimage place. Besides these, there are so many attraction that are still behind the flash. Hill stations like Tamche, Ghunde, Yangima Danda has high probability for tourism.
Although one of the least developed, this district can be one of the finest tourist destination attracting both national and international tourists. The tourist places of this district include Langtang National Park, Langtang Himal, Jugal Himal, Panch Pokhari, Tato pani, and Gaurati Bhimeswor. Yearly, thousands of tourists visit Ultimate Bunjee at The Last Resort, the longest freefall in the world(500 ft) into Bhotekoshi river. It is located at 100 km from Kathmandu near Araniko highway and just 12 km from China border.
Politices party of Sindhupalchowk
- CPN (moist), Chairman- Krishna Prasad Sapkpta
- CPN(UML)-Jhamka Prasad Nepal- Chairman
- NC-Mohan Bdr. Basnet- President
- Nepal Worker& Peasant Party,Chairman - Gehendra Bahadur Shrestha
Arts and culture
Famous pop and folk singers come from the district : Raju Lama, Jaynanda Lama, Resham Thapa, Ghamesh Dulal, Navaraj Ghorasaini, Sunita Dulal, and others. Actors like Shree Krishna Shrestha, Late Shrisha Karki, Jeetu Nepal, Gopal Nepal (Fiste), Deviram Parajuli (Bhok Lagyo) are also from here. Apart from them, it is also the home of poets like Chandra Prashad Neupane, as well as politicians like Pashupati Shamsher JBR, Amrit Kumar Bohora and Bishnu Bikram Thapa.
- Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal
- The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system, . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7803-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013
- Ekta Boarding High School
- Merosindhu.com Merosindhu.com : Sindhupalchok District
- Panch Pokhari
- Bhairav Kunda
- Ekta Boarding High School
- Sindhusandesh (सिन्धुसन्देश)