Discover Tansen's fascinating culture, crafts and lifestyle with your local host. You will stay in one of the 6 family homes in Tansen, the rooms though simply furnished, are comfortable. Tansen, Palpa is largely pedestrianized and is set on a hillside overlooking the plains on one side and the Annapurna with other Himalayan ranges on the other. Tansen offers many activities that you will enjoy, among the many list of things to do in Palpa the sight of the sunrise reflecting against the mighty Annapurna is just mesmerizing to watch from the homestay while seeping a cup of tea that your host has offered.



The idea for setting up the homestays here, came from a visitor to Tansen in 2002 who wanted to stay with a local family rather than in a luxurious hotel. She knocked on the door of a house asking for a room. At that point, the locals were not even aware of the idea of having homestays. Now there are 6 operational homestays, with more locals in the process of joining the Community Homestay program.



The homestays are located at the edge of the town, and are accessible to smaller vehicles, although larger vehicles are not permitted in much of the centre of the town owing to the steep, narrow cobbled streets. The homestays are a short walk from Shrinagar hill where you can admire the panorama of the Himalayas just to the north of you.

You stay in the family home and your rooms, though simply furnished, are comfortable. Bathrooms are indoors and you are invited to eat with the family. Your hosts will show you around this fascinating little town, with its many temples and interesting history.


Tansen is built atop the hills above Kali Gandaki River in Palpa. You will find this charming little town a worthwhile detour for a few days on the highway that connects Lumbini and Pokhara. Full of history, this old Newar town  with its steep cobblestone streets is a good opportunity to understand Newar culture outside of the main tourist attractions around Kathmandu.The traditional wooden Newari houses with their intricately carved windows line the narrow roads. While walking around the town you can hear the looms clacking as families weave the famous “Dhaka” fabric that Tansen is known for all over Nepal.

There are plenty of things to do around Tansen. Enjoy the scenic mountain views from Srinagar Hill, explore the fascinating history of Tansen, visit temples, go hiking, visit the organic farms and  enjoy good coffee, discover handicrafts made only here and try out the local cuisine.

Some of the major Attractions in Palpa:

  • Tansen Durbar
  • Sitalpati
  • Rani Mahal
  • Shreenagar
  • Naran Temple
  • Bhagwati Temple
  • Bhairav Temple
  • Organic Coffee Farms

Climate and weather Tansen, Palpa

Palpa district lies in the hill region of Nepal. The Himalayas act as a barrier to the cold winds blowing from Central Asia. But there is no seasonal constraint on traveling in Nepal. The best time to have the clearest skies with brilliant views in is autumn. Every time of the year has something beautiful to offer. Therefore, Nepal can be visited the whole year round.

Best time to visit Tansen, Palpa

You can visit all year round, but the nicest views can be seen in autumn.


Tansen to Bhairav Temple Hike (1 day), ($27):

Tansen to Aryabhanjyang Hike (1 day), ($38):

Rani Ghat Hike (1 day), ($45):


Palpa: Immerse back in Time (4 days), ($423):

Patan to Tansen: Live with the Locals (8 days), ($955):

Hilla of palpa to Jungles of Chitwan (4 days), ($569):

$14 per guest per night

About Your Hosts

Palpa is home to different communities, by day the town residents work in the fields tending to their crops and livestock, go for their daily jobs at town. The children spend the day in the school and their evenings playing hide and seek. 

What's Included
  • Breakfast
What To Bring
  • Hiking Shoes
Experience Local Activities

Each community has authentic and local activities you can participate in. Hike through the Himalayas, dance with locals, learn pottery or spot tigers in the jungle - you will get to further explore Nepal’s culture with your local hosts.

Palpa Community Homestay in pictures

A few glimpses of what is waiting for you

Cancellation Policy

Full refund will be issued if cancellation is within 48 hours of arrival. 50% will be charged if canceled within 48hours and 100% will be charged for no show.

Is this for you?

This experience requires little to no physical abilities 

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