Palpa is "off-the-beaten-track" travel destinations in Nepal; we can walk its cobbled bazaar to find a perfect Dhaka topi for ourself and traverse around Shreenagar Hills, do a day hike to the Rani Mahal on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River or go backpacking along the river trail to find enchanting new routes.
Located midway between the Indian border and Pokhara, the Tansen is old artistic Newari town and cobbled streets, are waiting to be discovered. Palpa was the seat of the Sen kingdom that ruled over this region from 16th century for almost 300 years. A picturesque hill town lying on the lap of the Shreenagar Hills, Tansen is the headquarters of Palpa district and the hub of the mid west culture of Nepal. The district varies from 250 to 2,000 m in elevation and the town has houses strongly influenced by traditional Newari architecture.
The name "Tansen" has its origin in the Magar language, meaning "northern settlement." Palpa with its diverse culture and religion falls in the twelve Magar regions of West Nepal. Tansen can be visited at any time of the year. While the climate of Palpa varies from tropical to moderate, Tansen is moderate to warm with temperatures between 28 degree Celsius maximum during summer and 8 degree Celsius minimum in the winter and the months of June and July have maximum rain.
The percentage of the Magar and the Newar population in the district is high and other inhabitants of Palpa are the Brahmin, Chhetri, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Gurung, Tamang, and Limbu. Newars, originally from the Kathmandu valley, followed opportunities of trade and craft and migrated to different parts of Nepal. In Tansen they found an important crossroad of trading routes and administrative headquarters. Though today's migration movement due to urbanization and decrease in agriculture brings people from all ethnic groups to Tansen, the Newari people still make up a high percentage of the population in the core area. There are also predominant Magar settlements in some parts of Palpa district. The Magars are assumed to be the first settlers in this area.
The Palpa Tansen is popular for toursit as one can hike to Shreenar hill for the sunrise view and can do day tour Hike to Ranimahal.
Lying on the lap of the Shreenagar Hills, the picturesque town of Tansen is the headquarters of Palpa District and the hub of the culture of the mid-west. The landscape rises from 250 to 2,000 m in elevation and is home to diverse flaura and fauna.
Although Tansen is dominated by traditional Newari architecture, the district is home to the Magar people, and the name "Tansen" has its origin in the Magar language, meaning "northern settlement." Palpa is one of the twelve Magar regions of West Nepal and enjoys a rich, diverse culture and religion..
Day 1: Arrival at the hotel
Day 2: hike to Shrenagar
Day 3: Departure form Palpa to Kathmandu or Pokhara
Standard hotel with breakfast.
Accommodation twin sharing with attach bath room.
Visit indicated in program.
Professional local guide.
Transfers from/to by private vehicle.