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Bandipur Village Tour

This tour is very popular with easy village tour as well as amazing mountain vistas, located east of Pokhara city and west of Kathmandu valley. It takes two hours scenery drive and 80km from Pokhara and from Kathmandu 143km around 4 hours pleasant drive to reach a village. It is an ethnic Newari village of unique with cultural and historical. This village is really wonderful for those who like a village and their lifestyle and it is a little bit away from the modernization and mixed with a plenty of ancient temples, houses of great impact and historical architecture, its medieval kingdom place boasts festivals entirely year around, as well an excess of the unique cultural offering. This area is surrounding by an ethnic Newari people, that why Newari festivals are famous around the valley. But there are also celebrated other festivals and culture, there is another community also live together there. Other people like Brahmins, Chhetri and other an ethnic group contribute to the cultural diversity of the county. This settlement hilltop village not only supervises the incredible area of Marshyangdi river valley, but it offers great breathtaking views of the Himalayan range, such as Langtang in the east, Dhaulagiri in the west and other popular Himalayan peaks from east to west of Nepal. From nearby hilltop of Bhandipur village, one can get a super view as much as Gorkha to the east and the wonderful Chitwan to the south, this is the best destination for two or three days hiking in the nearby hills.

The Bandipur village offers interesting places to visit, there is numerous attractive destination for spending the holiday in Nepal. During the trip, we can visit typical Magar village with the traditional house in Ramkot, Mukundeswari, Chandi Barahi temple, which is located in the west of Bandipur, the South Asian largest cave of Siddha cave, Patalidwar cave is called Gateway to Heaven, Khadka Devi temple and other beautiful expanses of Bandipur. This unique tour will be led by our experienced tour guide, all accommodation will be available in the area with reasonable cost. The grounded transportation will be used private tourist vehicle or tourist coach/ van and public bus to reach the village. We always focused to best one for the visitors during the trip, this tour will make a lifetime memory and an experience. Weare looking forward to sharing lifetime village experience with you

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1345m)

Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Day 03:Kathmandu to Bandipur (1030m)

Day 04:Hiking around Bandipur Village

Day 05:Bandipur Village tour

Day 06:Bandipur to Kathamandu

Day 07:Final departure

Cost Details

Cost Includes
    • Airport/ Hotel pickup and drop
    • Hotel accommodation in a four star hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis.
    • Private tourist vehicle
    • An experienced licensed holder city tour guide.
    • All necessary entrance and monuments fees.
    • All government vat and tax.
    • All official expenses.
Cost Excludes
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Your travel insurance (Compulsory)
    • International flight from and to Kathmandu and departure tax
    • Tips for guide, driver and staff
    • Any personal expenses (bar bills, drinks and other)
    • Nepal entry visa fees, US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days and US$100 for 90 days
    • Any others expenses which are not declared on 'Price Includes' sector

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1345m)After arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will meet our representative who will receive you outside the airport with Nepal Glacier Treks & Expedition’s signboard and transfer to your respective hotel by private vehicle. You will enjoy the evening yourself and then have a pleasant stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour One this day, we begins Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with professional tour guide by private tourist vehicle as per the itinerary. During the tour, we will visit heritage site including three major places, Hanuman Dhoka durbar square, 2500 years old Swayambhunath stupa, the legendary Buddhist pilgrims of Bouddhanath stupa and very famous hindu temple of Pashupatinath. After visiting around Kathmandu valley, we will back to hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 03Kathmandu to Bandipur (1030m) Today, we will drive 3.5 hour to Bandipur by private tourist vehicle or by tourist coach/ van from your hotel in the morning. This village is situated 143km west of Kathmandu valley is one of the old ancient village of Nepal. During the course of drive, its provides huge opportunity to explore green paddy fields and lush forest, beautiful Trishuli river, settlement Nepali villages and other many more scenes. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04Hiking around Bandipur Village This is a best and wonderful day for mountain lover, one this day we hike up to Raniban hill, from there we can see majestic Himalayan peaks, Dhaulagiri (8171m), Annapurna (8091m), Manaslu (8163m), Ganesh himal (7422m), Langtang Lirung Himal (7234m) and other more peaks above 6000m. At hilltop, we can also observe the beautiful valley and exotic places during the trip. After spending sometime at top, then ascend to the hotel and evening time, dinner with an ethnic cultural show. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05Bandipur Village tour The day of 5th, we also explore around Bandipur village including Siddha Cave- it is founded in 1987 and is the largest cave in the south Asia, which is situated just above the cliff of village, Patalidwar cave- it takes two hours walk from the Siddha cave and we need cross jungle and Khadga Devi temple, Ramkot village and Muchuk village are will visit there. After whole day visit, we will return back to hotel. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06Bandipur to Kathamandu This day we will be back to Kathmandu from the village. Arriving Kathmandu you will transfer to your respected hotel, refreshed and take some rest and in the evening time you can buy souvenirs and gifts to your family, relatives, and friends and loved one back home and enjoy farewell dinner with local food and cultural show then have a pleasant stay overnight at hotel.

Day 07Final departure According to the itinerary, this is the last day of your package. This day you will be transfer into the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu from where you will board the flight to your next beautiful destination hoping to see you again. “Have a nice Journey”

Usefull Info

Are you planning to holiday in Nepal? We suggested you to packing and arranging while you are at home. These little things are very important for travel in Nepal. Please note down these list details before leaving your hometown, this little tips will help you to make your Nepal journey enjoyable and lifetime memory.

  • You are suggested to make sure that your travel insurance, three copies of passport size photos and passport is valid for at least six months before leaving your hometown.
  • Before traveling, consult about visa processing.
  • Ensure two ways international flight tickets.
  • Do travel insurance; this is very important for travelers which will cover all emergency evacuation and external medical cost.
  • Before leaving your hometown, please inform your family and friends about trip and country.
  • Make sure and guess what your estimate travel budget then chose right and suitable destination.
  • Before traveling any country, read travel advice, buy guide book and study general information like, geography, culture, people, festival, religion, and weather, custom, political, rule and regulation)
  •  Before leaving home and preparing, note down travel check list.
  • In the travelling period, make copies of your important documents as a support in case you lose the originals.
  • Keep the bank and home’s number if you have a problem can call them to emergency. Call your bank for credit and debit- card to let them know about fees and your travel destination.
  •  Visit the doctor before traveling for your health report and take medicine and vaccine hence.
  • As soon as possible make reservations with advance payment, for accommodation, trip and local guides.
  • Better to learn and know some local and national language while travelling any country.
  • Always remember and follow to local laws, it is your responsibility.
  • Be aware to local culture, traditions and practices as your activities may be seen as unacceptable, unfriendly or also unlawful. 
  • Take off your shoes before entering someone’s house, temple, stupa or monasteries and somebody’s kitchen especially in remote areas.
  • You may not be permitted entry to the very old and inner sanctuaries Stupas and temples.
  • Ensure do not drink from other person’s glass or bottle and do not eat from other person’s plate. It is considered impure by Nepalese people.
  • Never touch anything with your foot. It is considered the much impure part of the body among Nepalese people.
  • In village areas, especially rural areas avoid skimpy outfits. Women should especially avoid dressing in skimpy outfits while travelling. You should cover your legs and shoulders.
  • Avoid bathing in public and never spit around stupa and temple site.
  • Some Hindu temple is fully prohibited for some western to enter. First of all take a permission before entering Hindu temple.
  • Take photographs only after getting permission for the person or object being photographed.
  • Avoid touching offerings or person when they are on the way to spiritual stupas.
  • You should not to touch offering or people when they are on the way to spiritual site.
  • It is make sure that never step over anyone body/ legs/ feet, when someone want to go and pass, you must pull own your legs.
  • You can’t export any antiques without taking special permitted and corticated from the department of archeology, if export stuffs over hundred years old such as sacred image, painting, manuscripts that are valuable for cultural and spiritual reasons will be illegal.

Some Nepali Words:

  • Nepali                 English
  • Namaste             Nepali form of greeting
  • Swagatam           Welcome
  • Dhanyabad         Thank you
  • Sundar                 Beautiful
  • Ramro                  Nice
  • Mitho                   Tasty
  • Fheri Bhetaula    See You Again
  • Shubha Prabhat  Good Morning
  • Shubha Din          Good Afternoon
  • Shubha Ratri       Good Night
  • Chiya                    Tea
  • Khaja                    Breakfast
  • Dal- Bhat             Rice and Lentil
  • Topi                      Cap
  • Himal                    Mountain
  • Khola/ Nadi         River
  • Pokhari                 Lake/ pond
  • Jungle                   Forest/ Jungle

Important Note

You are suggested to make sure that your travel insurance, three copies of passport size photos and passport is valid for at least six months before leaving your hometown. We request you, please book your trip as early as possible because if you gives us enough preparation time for your trip. It means your trip will be managed well and you will get full satisfaction from our services. And please ensure that you have got confirmation receipt from our company about your booking. If you need any special services and facilities that are not included in the listed itinerary, ensure that you have informed us about it at the time of booking. Would you want to book any other programs which are not listed in this website as tailor made package let us know by email; we will design it as per your travel need. Not really satisfied from this itinerary, you can make own and we will help you to make itinerary as per your travel need in Nepal.

This little information is a standard outline and guide of what we provide. This trip can be customized at your demand to accommodation your exact requirements.

Note: During the trip, weather, transport, local politics situation, strikes and numerous of other issues that are outside our control could result in change of itinerary. It is, but, very unlikely that the itinerary would be significantly different; if different itinerary are necessary the trek/ tour leader will resolve what is the best others. We discuss and observing the best interest of whole group. We can do everything to minimize its results, but we could not be responsible for the effects of delay and changes. 

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Starting Price
  • Trip Duration 7 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max Altitude 1030
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