Explore the tranquil destination of Tansen
Tansen is known for its idyllic weather conditions, and is therefore the perfect trekking destination in Nepal. It has an estimated population of 14 000 inhabitants and is 1 400 meters above sea level. The combination of beautiful treks, spectacular views of the Himalayas and Terai plains and the numerous historical sights, makes Tansen a preferred tourist destination.
The people of Tansen are very warm and inviting and are known for their creative abilities. They create the most astonishing pottery and earthenware such as plates, basins and jugs. Metal workers are artists in their own right, as their plates, Hookahs and various utensils are not just used in the homes of the locals but in many of the temples. Coming into town is a very social event for many, as they take time out from finding the right piece of cloth, oil, salts and other purchases to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea. And as a matter of interest, the cloth that is made by Tansen residents is known to be the best in Nepal. The local population is made up of mostly Magar and Newari, which have a very colorful and proud history.
Trekkers can enjoy short treks from Tansen that lead hikers past the Kali Gandaki River or from Pokhara through Dhorpatan. Longer treks include the Annapurna Sanctuary, Jomson and Ghorepani. The dense forests and endless wildlife makes trekking in this region extremely rewarding.
Tansen is also a popular destination in Nepal for its marvelous temples and sights. In the Amar Narayan Temple visitors will be fascinated by the detailed and distinctive woodcarvings, but even more surprised by the bat residents that live outside in the woods surrounding the temple. Tansen Durbar was constructed in the year 1927. Patan Durbar is a beautiful palace that is the pride of the town. Visitors are also recommended to take the time to explore the Bhagawati Temple. It is of great religious significance and was built in 1814 by Ujir Singh Thapa. The temple has undergone renovations as the 1934 earthquake in Tansen damaged some of the structure. Other noteworthy sights include Shreenagar Hill, Shitalpati, the Palpa Bhairava Temple, Baggi Dhoka, Amargunj Ganesh and the Ranighat Palace.
Visitors to the interesting town of Tansen, with its natural beauty, historical attractions, fascinating locals and spectacular local crafts, will experience a destination filled with adventure and excitement. Tansen is definitely a destination in Nepal that should not be missed.