Jan 31, 2022

Dharche Rural Municipality is situated at mid-west part of Gorkha district, Gandaki province. This Rural Municipality was established in 2073 B.S. by combining then Kerauja, Uhiya, Laprak, Gumda, Kashigaaun and Lapu Village Development Committees. This is surrounded by Chinese boarder and Dhading district from east, Sulikot Rural Municipality from west, Chumanubri Rural Municipality from north and Aarughat Rural Municipality and Dhading districts from south. This is the residence of Bon language people and name of this Rural Municipality has been kept after two words Dharja and Gaang which means banners and mountain in local language. This local level includes number of tourism prospective areas. This is divided into seven wards.

As per the census 2011, total population of Dharche Rural Municipality is 13,263 covering 3,130 households. Population of female is 7,262 and remaining are male. There are about seven ethnic communities residing here among them, Bon Gurung ara majority of population constituting 82.74%. Among different seven languages 85% people speak Gurung language. Buddhism and Bon are major religions along with Hindu. Farming and tourism are major occupations here. Place like Dharche hill, Dharche patan, Tatopani Kunda (pond), Dudh Pokhari Lake, 108 Dhara are some of the tourism prospective areas. Different trekking routes are being opened. This Rural Municipality is second largest local unit of Gorkha district with 651.52 kilometer square area.

Mr. Santa Bahadur Gurung is Chairperson and Ms. Phulmaya Gurung is Vice-chairperson of Dharche Rural Municipality. Number of local representatives is 37. Gumda village, ward number five is center of this Rural Municipality.