Millennium 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 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 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 meter. This trek offering an opportunity to observe more than 30 colourful 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!
Trip Code: MT22
Starts: Dulegaunda
Finishes: Majhkot
Duration: 12 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 12
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 1709m/ 5607ft
Trip Views: 2452
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget check Confortable Luxury
Special Discount: 5 %


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Breakfast: 11
Lunch: 9
Dinner: 8
Private Vehicle
Deluxe coach
Hotel: 7 Night(s)
Home Stay: 4 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • 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.

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 IN KATHMANDU
    At the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting with a placard-carrying your name on it. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle. Overnight in Kathmandu;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up Services
    • Guided Thamel Tour
    • Welcome dinner
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    After breakfast, the Kathmandu tour begins. Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with a diverse culture 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 Bhaktapur tour
    • Delicious Momo
    • Bouddhanath Stupa
    • Monkey Temple tour
    • Food and wine tour (Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO POKHARA
    After breakfast, we leave for beautiful lake city Pokhara. Passing through beautiful villages and landscapes on the way we head to Pokhara. After approximately 7-8 hrs of drive, we reach the beautiful lake city Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, we can stroll around the lake side. Overnight stay at the hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private transportation to Pokhara
  • placeDAY 4 : POKHARA SIGHTSEEING
    Pokhara (city of lakes) is a beautiful city with alluring natural beauty. We will go for a full day sightseeing around the World Peace Stupa, Tal Barahi Temple, Begnas Lake, and others as per your choice. Boating around Fewa Lake is set to be an astounding experience. We can also go for shopping around the city. You can roam around the beautiful lakeside which comes alive in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel ;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Guided Pokhara Tour
  • placeDAY 5 : POKHARA TO RAJASTHAL (535 M)
    Starting our journey from Pokhara, we drive 22 kilometres towards Gachhepani via Dulegaunda. Gachhepani is located at the Gandaki Zone of the western region in Nepal. It is about 621 meters above sea level. Upon arrival at Gachhepani, we start our trek towards Rajasthal. At Rajasthal we observe the ruins of the palaces of early kings in Nepal. Gachhepani also opens to the panoramic view of nearby villages Dulegaunda, Khairenitar, and Bhimad. At evening, we enjoy the cultural show. Overnight in Rajasthal;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

    • Drive to Dulegaunda
  • placeDAY 6 : TREK RAJASTHAL TO GHAREDI (980 M)
    After the beautiful sunrise view, we have our breakfast and proceed with our trek to Millennium cave. Millennium cave is a natural cave with unique underground water falls and historical forts. Continuing with our trek from Millennium cave, we reach Gharedi. Overnight in Gharedi;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK GHAREDI TO POKHARICHHAP (1440 M)
    On the following day, after breakfast, we continue our Millennium trek and walk towards Pokharichhap. Pokharichhap also is known as “Kolma”, is one of the culturally rich villages of Syangja district located 143 kilometres away from Kathmandu. Enjoying the beautiful sceneries and splendid views of snowcapped mountains, we reach Pokharichhap. Upon arrival, we enjoy the local cultural dance, traditional food and culture. Overnight in Pokharichhap;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : TREK POKHARICHHAP TO PELKACHAUR (1439 M)
    On this day, after breakfast, we head towards Pelkachaur. Pelkachaur is a small village inhabited by diverse ethnical groups like Brahmin, Chhetri, and Magar etc. Overnight in Pelkachaur;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : TREK PELKACHAUR TO MAJHKOTSIBALAYA (1602 M)
    Today we start our trek to Majhkotsibalaya after breakfast. After a walk of approximately 5 hours, we reach Majhkot (Majkotsibalaya). It is another beautiful village surrounded by hills all around where one can enjoy the local culture, lifestyle and be a part of daily activities such as cooking, washing, drinking, weaving, farming, cattle herding etc. In the evening, we observe local cultural music performance. Overnight stay in Majhkotsibalaya;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO RAMBACHHA AND DRIVE TO POKHARA
    On the very last day of our trek, we have our breakfast in Majhkotsibalaya and descend down to Rambachha. After walking about 3 to 4 hours of easy walk, crossing several beautiful villages we reach Rambachha where a private vehicle will be waiting for pickup. We will then be transferred to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Drive to Pokhara
  • placeDAY 11 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    Early in the morning, after breakfast, we drive towards Kathmandu from Pokhara. Driving along the Trishuli River, we gradually move along the winding road enjoying the beautiful landscapes of hilly terrains and small houses on the way. After almost 6-7-hour drive, we reach Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Drive to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 12 : DEPARTURE
    Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Souvenir
    • Airport drop
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle.
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast and dinner.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with entrance fees and a professional guide.
    • Accommodation during the trek.
    • Transfer to Pokhara by deluxe coach.
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English speaking guide along with Porters for the trek.
    • All applicable government tax.
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
    • All necessary paperwork and Trekking Permit, Trekkers' Information Management System fees (TIMS).
  • Complimentary
    • Arrangement of tea, coffee during the trek
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Souvenir from Nepal.
    • Sim card service.
  • 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 except where mentioned.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, etc.).
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(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 homestay 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 homestay. They provide delicious 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 at a 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 March to May, September to November.
  • 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.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide.
  • 15. Are we sure to get room while trekking ?
    We contact homestay owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your own power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    Whilst trekking in Millennium region, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse/teahouse owner after paying certain amount directly.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 21. How many hours do I have to trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 6-8 hours a day. But it should not be taken as certain thing because the hours of walk depends on client’s speed. So it is really relative.
  • 22. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 23. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 24. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG. .

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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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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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