Experience the authentic Nepali homestay experience in the off the beaten trail of Nepal with Millennium Homestay Trek. Millennium trek is one of the newly explored and under-rated homestay trekking trail 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 420m this trek route elevates up to the height of 1709m from the sea level. It is also known as Mid Hill ridgeline trek. It lies on the southeast of Pokhara and northeast of walling Bazar.
The major attraction of this Millennium Homestay Trek is diversity in the beautiful landscape and extremely impressive views of snow-capped mountains which range 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 DhorBarahi Temple, Millennium Cave - an absolute natural cave with unique underground waterfalls, ancient temple, monasteries, and historical forts.
This Millennium Homestay 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 on this trail is 1709 meters. This trek is offering an opportunity to observe more than 30 colourful villages within Tanahun and Syanja district and is absolutely strain-free, 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!
Note: Swotah offers 5% of the total cost of the trip to support the annual lunch program of a particular remote school in Syangja district which we encounter during this Millenium Homestay trek.
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1709 m/ 5607ft
Millennium Trek began at the beginning of this century in 2000.
The starting altitude for the trek is 420m above the sea level and the highest point is 1,709m.
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
Off the beaten path; Unexplored, Untried & Untouched Trail;Millennium Cave; 30 plus colorful villages; Authentic Home stay experience; Authentic Nepali local cuisines; Explore more than 10 ethnic groups of Nepal in such small area of the trail; Direct interaction with the village community and Home stay family hosts
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasiblewe always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
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;
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;
After breakfast, 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;
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;
On this day, we spend most of our time either walking down or flat. We pass through the spectacular views of the mountain ranges and the landscapes of the villages. We walk through the stone ways and motorways along at some point. Once we cross the bridge, we have an easy walk along the clean Surdaudi River. 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 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 at a homestay;
We start a day with a local breakfast and continue climbing up the steep mountains crossing the small villages. While trekking, we explore many cultural aspects of major ethnic groups of Nepal. First, we come across the Gurung village of Lamagaon and after lunch, we 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;
After breakfast, we continue our journey by walking down to the Millennium Cave. It's a cave with waterfalls. After spending some time in the cave, we continue walking up towards Kalkhu Village and then finally reach Kolma Village where we 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;
Early morning we go to the viewpoint for the sunrise view and then after breakfast, we slowly walk down towards the Pokharichhap Village. We keep walking until we reach a beautiful village called SaldandaHatiaya where we stop for a tea break. Have our quick lunch in Kharikot village and then walk towards a beautiful village called Pyarsing where we spend the night. The homestay 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 see some glimpses of Newari cultural dance in the evening. It is certain to be a thrilling night of the trek. Overnight at homestay in Pyarsing;
After breakfast, we 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 observe the village of ThuloHattiya. Spend a night in the centre of Newari village with locals;
The next day, we walk down towards the Kyangdi River and after crossing the river we reach towards Lalim Village and slowly enter 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 closely observe their new lifestyle and their community. Finally, after crossing the Seti gorge, we observe the popular rock garden and then from Dulegaunda highway, we take a bus/jeep depending on the group size and head towards Pokhara. The good thing about this day is that we have no more walking left to do. Overnight in Pokhara;
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 the lakeside. We go sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel;
From Pokhara, we 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;
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Yes, Nepal can boast as one of the safest country in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. Millennium Trek is one of the off beaten village trek and home stay areas where you can find people with respectful and helpful nature with welcoming hospitality towards the trekkers.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Millennium Trek is off beaten village trek where most of the night; we spend on guesthouse/ teahouse/ lodges. They provide Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek. As you trek higher, you should avoid meat for health purpose as it is not good to eat meat in higher altitude and also the meat is not very fresh.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5500 meters. In case of emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage the rescue team. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal innerwear t to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village, try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.