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Nakachu Panchamukhi Shiwalaya Dham

Situated at the small flat top of an isolated hill with steep sides at Pelkachaur of the Syangja District is Nakachu Panchamukhi Shiwalaya Dham, also popularly called as Nakachu Mahadev in short.

This temple, now a popular religious tourist destination is one of the biggest attractions of the Millennium Trek. Nakachu Mahadev is at a height of approximately 1600m from the sea level and the noteworthy location of the temple provides the view of districts such as Tanahu, Palpa, Kaski, Managng, Gorkha and the mighty mountains Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Machapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Kanjiroba etc

The Nakachu Mahadev of Pelkachaur was built very recently, in the year 2013 after Khem Gurung’s recurring dream about this place and Lord Shiva. He initiated the setup of a Shiva Temple atop the hill and since then, the place and the surrounding villagers that used to be affected by the very frequent lighting strikes among other small casualties are in peace. Shiva, the supreme power according to the Hindu religious beliefs, has played an important role in the protection of this area since the formation of this temple.

Surrounded by lush green rolling green hills, the Nakachu Mahadev temple is a remarkable place to visit. The temple has a significant religious value and is an exemplary temple of the Syangja District. One that has taken spiritual tourism in Pelkachaur, Syangja to a different level.

Try visiting this spiritual place and you will be blessed with the presence of Shiva as well as the calming effect of Nature.

Here’s a video describing the temple:

अति नै सुन्दर भुमि स्याङ्जाको पेल्काचाैरमा रहेकोे नकुचु पञ्चमुखी शिबालय धामकाे एकपटक दर्शन गराैं।कस्तो छ प्रतिक्रिया पाउ है।

Posted by Khem Raj Regmi on Tuesday, 12 June 2018
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The Ghost Cave of Pelkachaur

The Cave at Pelkachaur in Syangja- which is a part of the Millennium Trekking route is locally notorious, enough to inspire it’s title as the Ghost Cave. 

The Ghost Cave, home to geological features that make the visitors shiver is another one of the attractions of the Millennium Trek.

A narrow path with scary foundations leads to the inside of the cave and the locals that live near the ghost cave at Pelkachaur report that the cave is haunted with evil spirits. No matter how skeptical you are about its haunted past and present, the formations of the cave are enough to make your skin crawl.


The brave and the bold can rappel down and crawl inside the cave but be aware that the cave has two different exits. One is the normal exit and the other one leads deeper into another cave.

The full extent of the cave is unknown although mythically, it is said that this cave leads to the Dhor Barahi Temple

Here’s a video of the exploration inside the Ghost Cave:

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Chandrakot Village

The beautiful Gurung dominated village of Chandrakot is boisterously poised overlooking the Annapurna Himalayan Range and getting there is a tranquil walk in the nature.

More than just the magnificient view of the mountains, Chadrakot’s distinct architectural and cultural riches are bewitching as the village of Chandrakot appears to celebrate and promote indigenous traditional housing of the hilly areas.

Nearby the Chandrakot Village are Koiphera Durbar and Pharthum that are situated atop a hill and provide a scenic view of the mountains, nearby hills and the villages. These places are also a popular picnic destination amongst the locals.

Nepal was, in the past, divided as 2200–2400 rajya (राज्य); independent states. It is said that the ‘Koiphera Durba’ was a durbar ( a palace) from those times.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed officially, at 1832 meters the Koiphera Durbar stands to be one of the highest points of the Millennium Trek.

Moreover, the farmers of the Chandrakot Village are taking to organic farming in a big way and all of these attributes contribute to making the village one of the major attractions of the Millennium Trek.

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The Mysterious Cave of Rangbhang

Rangbhang (Rangvang)  is a Village Development Committee in the  Syangja District in the Gandaki Zone of central Nepal

It is a part of the Millennium Trekking Route and one of the attractions of the Trek is the Mysterious Cave at Rangbhang.

The Cave at Rangbhang is a very unexplored cave and termed ‘mysterious’ as the locals there believe that there is a kind of an evil spirit or ghosts that live in the cave.

The cave with a vertical drop of approximately 15 meters had been left unexplored for the same reason.

A team of professionals from the company ‘Hard Core Nepal’ are there to assist the entry through the use of gear assisting the descend into the cave. In fact, it was only after the exploration by the team of Hard Core Nepal in 2019 that the cave and it’s surroundings has been accessed by the locals and visitors alike.

As a matter of fact, several locals remembered being scared to even get to the vicinity of the cave and as a result, the cave was filled with lots of garbage and rocks as they had wanted to fill the cave up,

However, it is an enthralling experience getting inside and out of the cave and the stories that relate to the cave make it an even more exciting experience altogether.

The adventure contained within the cave and the fact that it is an another lesser explored destinations makes the Mysterious Cave at Rangbhang one of the attractions of the Millennium Trek.

Watch the exploration to the cave by Team Ghumante:

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MILLENNIUM Trek Series- Episode Three

On an initiative to reignite the trail, the team of Ghumante and Mandala IT Solutions had done the Millennium trek in December 2019 and during that visit, the Ghumante team had recorded videos that are now available on Youtube as the Millennium Trek series.

In the third episode of the series, the team explore Bhaisegauda.

After spending three there days, they leave for Pelkachaur and on the way, they visit Chandrakot, a beautiful gurung village and then climb two highest points of Millennium Trek, Koipher Durbar and Pharthum.

They reach Pelkachaur late at night and explore two holy temples, Manakamana and Shiva Mandir both with their own interesting stories.

Before leaving Pelkachaur, they explore the ghost cave and head out for Budhakot. Kegha is their lunch stop for the day and the locals present Ghatu and Sorathi Naach, two unique cultural dances of the Gurung and Magar Community.

Here’s the video of the trip:

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MILLENNIUM Trek Series- Episode Two

On an initiative to reignite the trail, the team of Ghumante and Mandala IT Solutions had done the Millennium trek in December 2019 and during that visit, the Ghumante team had recorded videos that are now available on Youtube as the Millennium Trek series.

In the second episode of the Millennium Trek Series by Team Ghumante, the travelers explore 2 mysterious caves, and continue their journey towards Bhaisegauda.

Here’s the second episode of the Millennium Trek series on YouTube:

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MILLENNIUM Trek Series-Episode One

On an initiative to reignite the trail, the team of Ghumante and Mandala IT Solutions had done the Millennium trek in December 2019 and during that visit, the Ghumante team had recorded videos that are now available on Youtube as the Millennium Trek series.

In the first episode one of the series, the team begin their journey from Kathmandu, spend their first day in Bhujikot, second day in Rajasthal, of Tanahu and enter Sadikhola, Syangja district on the third day.

Here’s the first episode of the Millennium Trek series on YouTube:

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Why do the Millennium Trek?

Here are some reasons why you should do the Millennium Trek:

  • Authentic Food:
Dhindo at millennium trek

Special Local Food with home-grown and Organic Ingredients.

Due to the commercialization of Trekking Routes and a high volume of tourists, it is often difficult to find locally made and organic food while trekking but it’s not the same case when it comes to the Millennium Trek. The food in this region is Local and Organic.

  • Culture
Jhora dance at millennium trek

The Millennium Trek is a village-to-village trekking experience.

In this trek, you can find Gurung and Magar people (mostly) wearing their cultural dresses, hear them talk in their local languages, sing rare/unadulterated folk songs and witness unique dances.

  • Landscape
Annapurna range from millennium trek

Millennium Trek provides you with a stunning view of the mountains and a beautiful landscape.

Millennium Trek provides a diversity of landscapes with beautiful views of the Himalayan Ranges from Kanjiroba to Ganesh Himal, mesmerizing sunsets and sunrises.

  • Adventure
Adventure at millennium trek

Millennium Trek has lots of lesser-known but beautiful places.

The Millennium Trekking Route is relatively untouched and new for foreigners and domestic visitors alike so there’s a chance to explore the unexplored.

  • A Different Experience
Traditional Gurung House

Every day will be filled with laughter and enjoyment.

The gorgeous, helpful and pure-hearted villagers that you will encounter during the trek will be thankful to all the visitors and that kind of a welcome is an experience in itself.

Besides these reasons, the trek offers trekkers with an opportunity to observe more than 30 colourful villages within Tanahun and Syanja district is absolutely strain-free.

It can be enjoyed by anybody irrespective of the age and fitness level.

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Thank-You Note: Nepal Owl Festival 2020

On the behalf of all of the organizers of Nepal Owl Festival 2020, we would like to thank all the co-organizers, supporters and attendees of the Nepal Owl Festival 2020 for your kind efforts in making the event a huge success.

The event, which is one-of-a-kind in Asia was organized at Rangbhang of Syangja district (which is also a part of the Millennium Trekking Route) on the 7th and 8th of February, 2020.

It witnessed the attendance of more than 5 thousand attendees including the local population who were keen to know about and contribute to the conservation of these species of birds. 

We firmly believe that events as such will help raise an awareness about such sensitive issues and are glad to have been able to contribute to its success.

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Nepal Owl Festival 2020

Millennium Trek is ready to host Nepal Owl Festival 2020!

Nepal Owl festival is an important activity solely targeted on raising awareness of general people on owl conservation issues. The event is happening at Rangbhang of Syangja district.

This festival highlights the conservation of owls in Nepal and is also the first of its kind in Asia.

Rangbhang Club, Millennium Trek Management Committee and Friends of Nature Nepal are the co-organizers of the festival.

The festival is meant to be a Fusion of Entertainment, Local culture and Owl conservation Activities and it will also introduce the importance and conservation issues of owls as well as provide participants with an opportunity to enjoy nature, local culture and take away the message of owl conservation.

Here’s some details about the program:

VENUE: Araniko Higher Secondary School, Rangbhang, Syangja district (Western Nepal)

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • SCHOOL PROGRAMS: Poem, essay, story and painting competition on owls and owl conservation camps
  • PUBLIC PROGRAM : Owl conservation camps, owl conservation documentary, conservation speech, exhibition of photos and sketches of owls, owl face painting, owl call device, exhibition of owl related materials, owl robot, owl sculptures from different materials, photographs and arts, Poster of wildlife researchers, organization stalls, owl statue, exhibition of owl conservation materials, health camp, traditional swing
  • CULTURAL PROGRAM : Ghatu, Jhora, Sorathi, Sailaiju, 22 Tal Bhaka, IOF Dance, Kauda Dance
  • LOCAL GAME: Bhurum, Ghocha Gadne, Pangra Ghumaune, Ghuyentro, Thela
  • CONSERVATION AWARD: Nature Conservation Award (four conservation/social heroes working in the field of bird/nature conservation in Nepal ), felicitation to the local conservationists and organizations
  • ACCESS: Rangbhang, a panoramic village inhabited by people of Gurung and Magar ethnic group, can be reached from Chandranagar (Ghumti) which is close to Putalibazar municipality of Syangja district. Regular vehicles are available from Kathmandu to Waling, Syangja or Palpa, all of which travel through Ghumti and people trying to reach Rangbhang can get down here. People in Pokhara can either get into buses and microbuses traveling to Syangja, Waling, Palpa and get down at Ghumti or alternatively get into taxis which are available near Muktinath Bank, Prithvi Chowk. One has to pay NPR 250 per person till Ghumti. Three local jeeps (Mahindra Bolero) are available from Ghumti to Rangbhang at around 2 PM every day.

Additional buses will be arranged especially for the evening of 6 February and mornings of 7 and 8 February. Vehicles going to other villages like Oraste or Kolma via Jyamire can also be used. In that case, one has to get down at Jyamire and walk for 30-45 minutes to reach Rangbhang. People from Pokhara have another option too i.e. to get into the bus going to Oraste from Pokhara and get down at Jyamire and walk for 30-45 minutes. However, people who love hiking can take to the road and reach Rangbhang in between 2-3 hours from Ghumti. The road goes through some villages and patch of forest and the hike is enjoyable. Private vehicles with decent ground clearance will also reach Rangbhang. Also Motorbikes, scooters and mini buses (four wheel) also easily reach the village. There is an alternate route to reach Rangbhang i.e. via Dulegaunda in Tanahu district however regular buses are available only up to Oraste. People who have private vehicles with good ground clearance and motorbikes can take this way too.

CONTACT FOR FESTIVAL SUPPORT

Bal Kumar Gurung (Coordinator, Nepal Owl Festival main committee, Syangja) 9856052519
Raju Acharya (Friends of Nature) 9841308266
Yadav Ghimirey (Friends of Nature) 9849266026

CONTACT FOR LOCAL ACCOMMODATION

Khum Bahadur Thapa : 9805881298, 9846096210