Lamjung is one of the 75 districts in Nepal. Its district headquarters are located in Beshisahar. This district which falls under Western Development region in Nepal has an area of 1692 square kilometers. Lamjung is divided into 61 Village Development Committees. Lamjung is bordered with Manang District in the north, Gorkha and Tanhun Districts in the east and south and Kaski District in the west. The northern part of the district is the Himalayan foothills while the middle part extends from the northern alpine to the subtropical lower hills and river valleys. The southern part is rich with scattered plains and fertile land. The largest population group in the district is of Gurungs that make nearly 33% percent of the total population in the district. The population is about 211000 (in 2011). The socio cultural diversity of the district coincides with the geographical diversity of the land. The ethnic and community groups own a rich heritage of language, culture and religion.

While the higher hills are inhabited by the Gurungs the lower hills and valleys,

  • Brahmins,
  • Chhetris,
  • Tamangs,
  • Magars,
  • Kumals,

Newars and other groups have settled in the lower hills, river valleys and plains. Tamangs however are found on the higher hills alongside the Gurungs in many areas.