Coordinates: 28°6′42″N 85°17′52″E / 28.11167°N 85.29778°E / 28.11167; 85.29778
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Dhunche (2019)
Dhunche (2019)
Dhunche is located in Bagmati Province
Location in Nepal
Dhunche is located in Nepal
Dhunche (Nepal)
Coordinates: 28°6′42″N 85°17′52″E / 28.11167°N 85.29778°E / 28.11167; 85.29778
Country   Nepal
ZoneBagmati Zone
DistrictRasuwa District
2,030 m (6,660 ft)
 • Total2,744
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)
Area code010

Dhunche is the administrative seat of Rasuwa District in Bagmati Zone, Nepal. It is a part of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality. It is located at an altitude of 2,030 metres (6,660 ft). At the time of the 2001 Nepal census it had a population of 2,535 people residing in 604 individual households.[1]

To promote local culture Dhunche has one FM radio station, Radio Rasuwa - 102.1 MHz, which is a community radio station.

Dhunche is the headquarters of Rasuwa district. It is accessible through bus via Pasang Lhamu Highway (H12) and is 120 km from Kathmandu.


1792 battle as depicted in Chinese painting

The area was the site of a battle during the second campaign of Sino-Nepalese War in early August 1792.[2]

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  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001", Nepal's Village Development Committees, Digital Himalaya, archived from the original on 2008-10-12, retrieved 2008-10-06
  2. ^ Boulnois, L. (1989). "Chinese Maps and Prints on the Tibet-Gorkha War of 1788-92". University of Cambridge. pp. 95–96. Retrieved 4 March 2022. (p95) After the fall of Xiebulu/Syapruk, the Gorkhas, according to D. R. Regmi, withdrew first to Dhunchey ... According to the Weizangtonzhi, Fukangan and Hailancha took their five regiments from Xiebulu to Mount Dongjiao ... (p96) which should be August rather than July, if one considers what comes after.