Baraha Muktichhetra Rural Municipality is situated at mid part of Mustangi district, Gandaki province. This Rural Municipality was established in 2073 B.S. It combines then Muktinath, Jhong, Chhusan and Kagbeni Village Development Committees. This Rural Municipality is surrounded by Manang district from east, Dolpa district from west, Lomanthang Rural Municipality from north and Gharap Jhong and Thasang Rural Municipality from south. This local unit is divided into 5 wards. Beni-Jomsom-Muktinath road touches this area. Name of this Rural Municipality is kept from 12 villages (Bahra Gaaun) and the Holy Hindu and Buddha destination Mukti Chhetra.

Population of Baraha Muktichhetra Rural Municipality is 2,330 covering 725 households as per the census 2011. Population of male is 1,121 and female is 1,209. Ward number one is most populated ward. This local unit covers 885.77kilometer square area. Most of the land is covered snow, mountain desert and butanes. Most of the people follow Buddhism religion. Mukti Chhetra is tourism destination for both Hindu and Buddha religions. Many devotees from India, Nepal and other countries come here. Except tourism, animal husbandry, herb collection and trade are the occupations of people here.

Mr. Phenchok Chhepten Gurung is Chairperson and Ms. Diki Gurung is Vice-chairperson of Gharpojhong Rural Municipality. Total number of local representatives is 27. Number of employees working under this local unit is 25.

Source:

www.barahamuktichhetramun.gov.np

www.cbs.gov.np