Tansen Hiking

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Trip Overview

  • Duration: 01 Day
  • No. of Passengers: 05 - 06 Pax

Trip Name: Tansen Day Hike / Tansen Hiking

Duration: 1 day

Country: Nepal

Destination: Tansen

Group size: Any

Trip type: Hiking 

Grade: Easy

Best Season: All around the year

Trip Highlights of Tansen Hiking

  • Spectacular view of snow-capped peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.
  • Hike to Shreenagar Dadha and witness the beauty of nature
  • View of Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Hike to Ghansal Village
  • Explore the typical village life in Tansen
  • Explore Magar kingdom and Magar culture and tradition 

If you are keen on exploring the Magar village, their culture, and tradition, we have a perfect hike for you.

Tansen is a municipality in the Palpa district in western Nepal. Situated in the parkway in the middle of Butwal and Pokhara, on the peak of the Mahabharat range. Tansen is the capital of the Magar kingdom Tanahun. It is a hill town, high above the Kaligandaki River. Similarly, the narrow winding streets in Tansen are full of Newari shops, temples, hotels, as well as houses. Therefore, Tansen is an excellent walking place where one can experience various shorts and longs over exploring the natural landscapes of the country. 

Shreenagar Dandha in Tansen is an excellent spot for the sunrise view. Besides the sunrise view, the spot is even popular with the magnificent view of the Himalayas including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Walk in the cobbled bazaar in the street and discover a way of life quite different from that of the city area. Similarly, the village and town of Tansen are untouched by modernization. Midway between Pokhara and the Indian border, Tansen thereafter showcases some traditional old artistic Newari shops, houses, etc. Furthermore, the landscape in Tansen rises from 250m to 2000m with diverse flora and fauna. Dominated with Newari tradition, Tansen is mostly inhabited by the Magar community. Also, the word “Tansen” means northern settlement in the Magar language. Similarly, it is the Magar region in west Nepal and in the same way enjoy the diverse culture and tradition.

Shreenagar Dhanda

A short hike starts with an early morning walk to Shreenagar Dhanda. The hill is at an altitude of 1482m and provides a magnificent view of nature as well as the local lifestyle. Likewise,  the hill is located at the north of the Tansen town. On the other hand, it is a suitable hike for those who are willing for a short hike in nature. However, the hike starts with the small Ganesh mandir in Tansen and ascends through open woodland to the plume of the hill. After reaching the ridge, turn right and stroll for half an hour to reach the Buddha statue. Hence, one can have a magnificent view over the George of Kali Gandaki river to the Himalayas. Likewise, descend to Tansen and start your other hike to another beautiful village in Ghansal.

Then, a three-hour walk passes through several hilltop viewpoints appearing on the highway about 3km south of Tansen. Furthermore, the walk is easier as it is mainly downhill with spectacular valleys from Bhot Danda. Besides, explore the Magar and learn about the culture and tradition of people over there. Finally, after some exploration return back to the village in Tansen

People in Tansen

As Tansen is the capital of the Magar kingdom Tanahun. So, it is clear that this place is highly inhabited by the Magar community. Besides, Magar Tansen is also home to the Newar community. Also, you can find that Midway between Pokhara and the Indian border, Tansen showcases some traditional old artistic Newari shops, houses, etc. Besides, the other communities that reside in this place are Brahmins, Chhetri’s, Gurungs, Limbu, Tamangs, and a few Bhojpuri and Tharus.

Newari, who are officially from Kathmandu, migrate to different other regions outside Kathmandu for trade and opportunities. Therefore, they found Tansen a better place for trade as it is at the crossroads of trade and administrative headquarters. 

What is the best season for Tansen hiking?

A hike in Tansen can be done any time in the year. The temperature in Tansen ranges from 28 degrees in the summer. However, the temperature may drop to 8-degree Celsius in the winter. During June and July, the region gets its monsoon rain. Therefore, the view in every season is extremely beautiful. 

Is this hike suitable for you?

This hike is relatively short and easy with the wonderful offerings of nature. Also, it is convenient and can be done within a day. The hike is 5 hours through the dense forest and in the capital of Magar Kingdom Tansen, Tanahau. Besides, this can be done by any age group of people and you do not need any kind of extreme preparation for this trek. Therefore, trekkers with moderate fitness levels can complete this trek pretty easily.

Outline Itinerary of Tasen Hiking

Day 1: Start your hike to Shreenagar Dandha and hike down to Ghansal village.

Detailed Itinerary

Early morning after breakfast, you can have an hour walk to Shreenagar Dandha. At an altitude of 1482m, this hill is at the north of the town. The hike starts with the small Ganesh mandir in Tansen.

Then, the trail ascended through open woodland to the plume of the hill. 

After reaching the ridge, turn right and stroll for half an hour to reach the Buddha statue. Similarly, one can have a magnificent view over the George of Kali Gandaki river to the Himalayas.

Descend to Hansen and start your other hike to Ghansal Village.

A three-hour walk passes through several hilltop viewpoints appearing on the highway about 3km south of Tansen.

The walk is easier as it is mainly downhill with spectacular valleys from Bhoot Danda.

Explore the village and the future and tradition of people living there.

Then return to Tansen

Includes and Excludes

Includes

  • Private transport with departs
  • Pick up and drop off to the desired location
  • Gasoline and car parking
  • Breakfast
  • All government taxes
  • An English speaking tourist guide

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Personal expenses such as phone bills and additional shopping
  • Any alcoholic beverages as well as soft drinks
  • Tips and gratitude for the drivers

Conclusion 

Tansen is a beautiful Magar kingdom in Palpa district Tanahun. Popular for its reflecting Magar and Newar religion, this place however has a lot to offer to the visitors. This place is suitable for both a long and a day hike. We have various options for hiking in this beautiful village. Moreover, this place preserves its culture and tradition and is highly untouched by modernization. Also, Tansen is great at welcoming people and warm hospitality. Therefore, visitors are highly attracted to this place.