Millennium Homestay Trek

Experience the authentic Nepali Homestay experience in the least popular trail of Nepal with Millennium Homestay Trek. Millennium Trek committee 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 Bazaar.

The major attraction of this Millennium Homestay 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 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 in this trial is 1602 meters. This trek offering an opportunity to observe more than 30 colorful villages within Tanahun and Syanja district is absolutely 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!

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.
Trip Code: MHT81
Starts: Kathmandu
Finishes: Kathmandu
Duration: 13 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 1 - 14
Age: Minimum 12
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 1709m/ 5607ft
Trip Views: 2431
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 12
Lunch: 7
Dinner: 8
Private Vehicle
jeep & 4WD
Deluxe coach
Hotel: 6 Night(s)
Home Stay: 6 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • 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 colorful 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

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • •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 feasible we 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

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 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;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Hotel transfer and welcome dinner at traditional Nepali restaurant.
  • placeDAY 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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Guided city tour
    • Delicious Momo
  • placeDAY 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 hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Beautiful drive through the highway through the banks of beautiful Trishuli river.
  • placeDAY 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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

    • trekking starts
    • exploration of daily lifestyle of villagers
  • placeDAY 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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

    • hiking
    • Shaman show
    • evening prayers
  • placeDAY 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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

    • hiking
    • explore culture of variety of ethnic groups
  • placeDAY 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 to 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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

    • visit to Millennium cave
    • hike to viewpoint
  • placeDAY 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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

    • Sunrise Newari cultural dance
  • placeDAY 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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

    • Trekking Newari traditional cuisines
  • placeDAY 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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • observe Tibetan lifestyle and community
    • Drive to Pokhara
  • placeDAY 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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Guided tour around the beautiful 'City of Lakes' Pokhara
  • placeDAY 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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Drive back to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Farewell lunch or quick coffee
    • airport drop
    • souvenir
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by private vehicle
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin/double sharing with breakfast
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu from a professional guide
    • Homestay accommodation during the trek (or camping in case of need);
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek;
    • Authorized English speaking guide for the trek
    • Equipment clothing for porters (3:1) including their insurance
    • All applicable government tax; All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Complimentary
    • An arrangement of tea, coffee during the trek
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Sim card service(zero balance)
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s)


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2.Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    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.
  • 4.How big are the groups ?
    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.
  • 5.Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 6. Is Travelling in Millennium Trek safe for women ?
    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.
  • 7.What about security during trekking ?
    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.
  • 8.What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    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.
  • 9.Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    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.
  • 10.What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car/jeep/van depending on the size of the group for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara on private transportation and back.
  • 11. What is the best season for Millennium Trek ?
    The best seasons for Millennium Trek are February, March, April, September, October, November and December.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    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.
  • 13. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    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.

Optional Activities

Paragliding

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Flying up above the sky is the dream of most of us. Paragliding, one of the most exciting and mind-blowing activities that take you towards the height and make you feel like a bird. Paragliding in Pokhara presents the splendid views of nature from up above. It is also known as a free-flying and foot-launched aircraft in which Pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing. 

Mountain Flight

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of an enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

Bungee Jumping

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Bungee jumping, one of the most amazing and breathtaking adventurous activity, carried out on the suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River in Nepal-Tibet border. A three-four hour ride from Kathmandu takes us to experience one of the longest free-falls in the world. This Bungee Jump is done as 500ft (160m) drop into the Bhote Koshi River Gorge. Diving right into nature, Bungee Jumping is really one of the spectacular adventures of Nepal.

Helicopter tour

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Helicopter tour is one of the most pleasurable and thrilling journeys to explore the beauty of all those gigantic mountains. You can take a glance of green valleys, snow peaks, and landscapes through the heli tour. The helicopter journey is an opportunity to travel the destination with comfort and make it an unforgettable travel experience.

Ultra-light

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Nepal is not only the trekker’s destination but also a destination for an adventure lover. Ultra-light flight is one of the best things you can do in Nepal. Where you can take a peek of magnificent snow-capped Himalayas, Kathmandu and Pokhara city. The choice of Pokhara Valley for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate because Pokhara is known for its extensive beauty. Without a trip to Pokhara, your Nepal tour is incomplete because the beautiful nature, green forest, and lakes are worth to take a glance of.  

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