Ngadi is a Gurung settlement inhabited by people from older villages higher up
the slopes. Since this part of the area is a region of confluence between the
Indo-Aryan Khas population and Tibeto-Burman Gurung population, there are
sometimes two names for the same place. Hence, while Ngadi has become more
popular now, the place is also referred to as Taranche.
As it is right now, this place is full of small lodges with large gardens
which see fewer trekkers and more construction workers from the Upper
Marshyangdi Hydropower Project. Walking on the wide road that goes through the
middle of the settlement is also not a very pleasant exercise because the dust
particles in this stretch are particularly minute and suffocating.
All in all, this village seem to have graduated from a prime paddy land to a
trekker pit stop to a construction hub.
This village, however, has the distinction of being the hometown of an eminent
geographer and planner of Nepal Dr. Harka Gurung. His family had moved here
from the village of Nachai which is a short walk to the east along the Ngadi