We lived in Tansen for some months. The hike there is downhill pretty much the whole way - and as you can imagine uphill the whole way back. Maybe 2 hours down if you hustle and 3 hours back. Palace itself is not so impressive, but the location is beautiful at a bend in an otherwise remote part of a powerful river. Small village there where you can get some Dhal Bhat. Also has a stream damned up there which makes for a good swimming hole.
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