Trip to Palpa

Tansen was the capital of the Magar kingdom (Barha Magarat) Palpa, one of the most powerful regional principalities before the rise of the Shah dynasty. It even came close to conquering Kathmandu in the 16th century under the leadership of Mukunda Sen. The Palpa district is home to the Magar people, and the name “Tansen” has its origins in the Magar language, meaning “northern settlement.” [2] Local Magar kings lost influence in the 18th century and Tansen became a Newari bazaar on the important trade route between India and Tibet via the Kaligandaki River and Mustang. Because it was a district administrative center of the Kingdom of Nepal, Maoists targeted Tansen several times during the Nepalese Civil War, including a major assault on the historic Durbar (palace) compound in 2006.

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Location

Palpa

Calendar
Duration

2Days

Trip Grades
Trip Grades

Easy

Tansen was the capital of the Magar kingdom (Barha Magarat) Palpa, one of the most powerful regional principalities before the rise of the Shah dynasty. It even came close to conquering Kathmandu in the 16th century under the leadership of Mukunda Sen. The Palpa district is home to the Magar people, and the name “Tansen” has its origins in the Magar language, meaning “northern settlement.” [2] Local Magar kings lost influence in the 18th century and Tansen became a Newari bazaar on the important trade route between India and Tibet via the Kaligandaki River and Mustang. Because it was a district administrative center of the Kingdom of Nepal, Maoists targeted Tansen several times during the Nepalese Civil War, including a major assault on the historic Durbar (palace) compound in 2006.

Nearby Srinagar Danda (hill) offers a panoramic view of the high Himalayas. From west to east, the Kanjiroba, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Mansiri, Ganesh and Langtang groups are in sight. Other nearby attractions include Ranighat, a Rana palace next to the Kaligandaki River, and Ridi Bazaar, a major Hindu pilgrimage destination at the auspicious confluence of the Kaligandaki and Ridi Rivers. A large mela is held there on Maghe Sankranti (about January 14)

  • Day 1: Kathmandu to Palpa
  • Day 2: Palpa to kathmandu
  • Hotel Rooms
  • Grounded Transportation
  • Lunch, Breakfast & Dinner
  • Sightseeing
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance