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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:

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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:


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.


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:


Dhor Durbar

Nepal was, in the past, divided as 2200–2400 rajya (राज्य); independent states.
It is said that the ‘Dhor Rajya’ (ढोर राज्य) was one of the independent states and that the Dhor Durbar/ Dhor Mulkot is where the monarchs of the Khand Rajhya reigned from.

The Khand rajhya is said to have been reigned by 12 monarchs and the last king who reigned the kingdom was ‘Kriti Khand’. The kingdom got combined to the Gorkha Kingdom (present day western Nepal) in 1837 AD.

The Dhor Durbar or what remains of the palace is 30 minutes walk away from Rajasthal. Therefore, for those following the itinerary for the millennium trek as per mentioned in the website, this historic place can be visited on the 2nd day of the Millennium Trek.

This site is a preserved heritage site and is best suited for visits at early morning for the sunrise or for sunsets in the evening.

Nearby to the Dhor Durbar is the Khadga Kalika Mandir.

As this palace is suited atop a hill and allows a magnificent view of the Himalayan range, it is also a very popular picnic spot for locals and other visitors alike.


Dhorbarahi Temple

One of the major attractions of the Millennium Trek is the ‘Dhor Barahi Temple’.

This destination is situated at Dhorphirdi, Tanahun and can be reached on the first day of the hike if you’re following the itinerary that’s been posted on our website.

This temple, tucked at a place surrounded by natural beauty houses a four armed idol of the Goddess Barahi along with idols of Ganesh and other gods and is regarded as one of the most sacred Hindu temples of Nepal.

As mentioned Himavatkhanda Purana, it has been said that this temple was established by the goddess herself. The bells in the temple date back to 1876 AD.

As a goddess, Dhor Barahi is considered to have the power to fulfill all the wishes of her devotees and as such, many animals are sacrificed to her every month. One thing to remember about sacrificing however is that roosters are forbidden as sacrificial animals. Likewise sacrifices are not performed during the festivals of Aunsi, Ramanavami, and Ekadashi.

Similarly, present within the premises of the temple premises is a pond which is watered by a spring that appears and begins to flow by itself. It is believed that this phenomenon is testament to the Goddess’ power.


Millennium Cave

One of the biggest attractions of this Trekking route is the Millennium Cave.

The Millennium Cave which is central to the Millennium Trekking route lies at Ghaderi Village and is one of the lesser-explored caves of Nepal.

It is located near to the Sadhi River that flows crossing the borders of Syangja and can be reached on the third day of the hike if you’re following the itinerary that’s been posted on our website.

It is taken as one of the ideal caves of South Asia as two waterfalls cascade down the walls of the cave and unlike many caves with waterfalls where the water dries up during the summer, the flow of waterfalls located inside the cave remains the same throughout the year.

Surrounded by the forest, the cave is submerged in the melody of Sadhikhola and the chirping of birds so getting to the place is an experience in itself.

Different idols of gods and goddesses and bats in a heavy number can be observed inside the cave. A shivaling also stands inside as the cave is observed as a form of Lord Shiva.