Millennium Homestay Trek is one of the newly explored and under-rated home stay trekking trails in the western part of Nepal. The concept of this trek commenced from the beginning of the new millennium 2000. Starting from the height of 420 m this trek route elevates up to the height of 1709 m from the sea level. It is also known as Mid Hill ridgeline trek. It lies on the southeast of Pokhara and northeast of walling Bazaar. The major attraction of this trek is diversity in the beautiful landscape and extremely impressive views of snow-capped Mountains which ranges from Kanjiroba to Ganesh Himal. The main inhabitants of this region are Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, and Magar. Several sightseeing destinations of the trek route includes Dhor Barahi Temple, Millennium cave- a natural cave with unique underground waterfalls, ancient temple, monasteries, and historical forts.
This trek also provides a unique opportunity to learn Nepali culture. While on the trek, visitors can enjoy various cultural activities like Ghatu, Sorathi, Kauda, Salaijo, Jhora, Thado Bhaka and Krishna Charitra, among others.
Altitude is less of the problem here as the highest trek point in this trial is around 1700 meters. This trek offering an opportunity to observe more than 30 colourful villages within Tanahun and Syanja district is strain-free and anyone physically fit can be a part of it irrespective of the age.
If you wish to trek through nature while staying in a homestay with local people enjoying the local culture and practices yourself then this trek is definitely for you. Experience traditional Nepali village with Millennium homestay trek!
- Millennium Trek began from the beginning of this century in 2000.
- The starting altitude for the trek is 420m above the sea level and the highest point is 1709m.
- It covers more than 30 colourful traditional villages of Tanahun and Syangja districts.
- Explore the beautiful views of Himalayan ranges from Kanjirowa to Ganesh Himal.
Why this trip
It's one of the lowest-altitude treks possible in near Annapurna region. It's also an easy trek in Nepal. It's perfect for those who want to enjoy the culture and tradition of the overlooked villages of western Nepal without worrying about the altitude sickness. Therefore, it's one of the best low-altitude trekking routes in Nepal.
- Day 1 ARRIVAL AT TIA KATHMANDU
Imagine flying over tallest mountains in the world and landing the ancient city of Kathmandu from where your venture starts. Our representative will come to greet and meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport from where you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, we will be discussing the itinerary over a traditional dinner. Overnight at the hotel;
- Day 2 KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has a significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout a day. Overnight stay at the hotel;
- Day 3 DRIVE TO POKHARA
After breakfast in the morning, we take approximate 6-7-hour’s drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara along the highway with beautiful picturesque villages and the Trishuli River. We spend the evening strolling near the lake and preparing for the trek tomorrow. Overnight at the hotel;
- Day 4 POKHARA TO KHAIRENITAR TO BANKEWA
After breakfast, we’ll take a bus or car depending on the size of the group; we reach Khairenitaar (28 km) and then start trekking towards Bankewa where we will spend the first night in a lovely home with the hosts. After reaching Udendhunga, we will shortly reach to Bankewa village. Plenty of time will be available to explore the daily lifestyle of villagers. A welcome program will be arranged by the village community. Overnight homestay at Bankewa;
- Day 5 TREK TO PYURIDOVAN
On this day, we'll spend most of our time either walking down or flat. We'll pass through the spectacular views of the mountain ranges and the landscapes of the villages. We'll walk through the stone ways and motorways along at some point. Once we cross the bridge, we'll be doing the easy walk along the clean Surdaudi river. We'll stop for lunch at one point and then head slowly towards the main destination, which is PyuriDobhan. It's considered as a holy place because three different sacred rivers get along there. In the evening, we'll go for a Shaman show and do the evening prayers. We'll try to dive into our past and take a leap towards the future as per his insights. Overnight will be at a home-stay;
- Day 6 TREK TO GHAREDI
We start a day with a local breakfast and we'll continue climbing up the steep mountains crossing the small village. While trekking, we explore many cultural aspects of major Ethnic groups of Nepal. First, we'll come across the Gurung village of Lamagaon and after lunch, we'll head down towards the village of Gharedi, which is comparatively one of the largest villages of the whole trekking region. Overnight at a homestay in Gharedi;
- Day 7 TREK TO KOLMAKOT
After breakfast, we'll continue our journey by walking down to the Millennium Cave. It's a cave with waterfalls. After spending some time in the cave, we'll continue walking up towards Kalkhu village and then finally reach Kolma village where we will spend a night. It can be a hard day walking up but as soon as we reach up to the viewpoint, all our pain will disappear with the mesmerizing beauty of the village and the view of the Himalayas. Overnight at a homestay;
- Day 8 TREK TO PYARSING:
After breakfast, we'll go to the viewpoint for the sunrise view and then after the breakfast, we'll slowly walk down towards the Pokharichhap village. We'll keep walking until we reach a beautiful village called SaldandaHatiaya where we will stop for a tea break. We'll have our quick lunch in Kharikot village and then we'll walk towards a beautiful village called Pyarsing where we will spend the night. The home-stay accommodation is going to be very basic. But the good news is that we'll be able to enjoy good hearty Dal Bhat as our main meal and after that we'll see some glimpses of Newari cultural dance in the evening. It is certain to be a thrilling night of the trek. Overnight at home stay in Pyarsing;
- Day 9 TREK TO RANGRUNG VILLAGE
After breakfast, we will head towards the beautiful village of Rangrung along passing many small villages on the way and the beautiful sceneries. After a couple of hours of walk from Pyarsing, we reach back to the village called Rangrung and we'll observe the village of ThuloHattiya. We'll spend a night in the center of Newari village with locals. Overnight will be at a homestay in Rangrung;
- Day 10 TREK TO TIBETAN CAMP AND THEN TO POKHARA
The next day, we'll walk down towards the Kyangdi River and after crossing the river we'll reach towards Lalim village and slowly we'll enter towards Tibetan camp. This is one of the 5 Tibetan camps in Nepal Tibetans here got settled as refugees right after the Chinese Invasion of Tibet. We'll closely observe their new lifestyle and their community. Finally, after crossing the Seti gorge, we'll observe the popular rock garden and then from Dulegaunda highway, we'll take a bus/jeep depending on the group size and head towards Pokhara. The good thing about this day is that we'll have no more walking left to do. Overnight will be in Pokhara;
- Day 11 POKHARA SIGHTSEEING
Pokhara is a beautiful city often known as “City of Lakes” making it one of the most touristic places in Nepal. Pokhara will acquaint you with beautiful mountain panoramas, Lakes and enthralling caves, and amazing late nightlife at lakeside. We'll go sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara;
- Day 12 DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
From Pokhara, we’ll take a deluxe coach or a jeep (depending on the group size) and head towards Kathmandu. The vehicle passes through the Trisuli river and picturesque villages which takes about 7-8 hours to arrive in Kathmandu Valley. After arriving, you'll be transferred to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel;
- Day 13 DEPARTURE
Our representative will meet you at the hotel and escort you to the airport depending on your flight schedule. The airport Check-In time is 3 hours prior to the flight time.
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