Khas people also called Khas Arya are an Indo-Aryan ethno-linguistic group native to the present-day Nepal as well as Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand and speak the Khas language. They were also known as 'Parbatiyas' and 'Paharis'
Kakre Vihar is the oldest shrine in Surkhet — several temples were built by the KhasKings in the region but most of them have been lost to time.
Surkhet valley was part of the Khas Kingdom that controlled parts of Nepal, India and Tibet between the 11th and early 14th centuries. The Sinja Valley in Jumla District of the Karnali Province was the kingdom’s capital city. However, the Surkhet valley which connects the northern .