Bandipur is an ancient trading town, situated altitude of 1030 m. Bandipur Village Tour lets you experience a beautiful Newar cultural and local village lifestyle. Bandipur Village Tour, nestled in the picturesque hills of Nepal, offers a captivating glimpse into the country’s rich culture and natural beauty. This charming village, with its well-preserved traditional architecture and warm hospitality, is a must-visit destination for those seeking an authentic Nepalese experience.
Bandipur’s cobbled streets wind through ancient buildings adorned with intricate woodwork and ornate windows. The village exudes an aura of timeless serenity, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in a bygone era. The panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks from Bandipur are breathtaking, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts.
The warm hospitality of the locals is a highlight of the Bandipur experience. Homestays and cozy guesthouses offer authentic cultural exchanges, where you can savour delicious local cuisine and engage in conversations with friendly villagers.
You will be picked up at the airport by one of the Tour and Trekking Nepal staff and driven to your Kathmandu host family or a hotel. Here you will be welcomed into the family, be given your own room and be provided with all your meals while in Kathmandu. This will be your home during your orientation and volunteering in Nepal. With easy bus routes into town and the surrounding countryside, this quiet and safe suburb is the perfect base for your time in Nepal. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip at the Tour and Trekking Nepal office. Overnight in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Early morning we take a tourist bus from Kathmandu to Bandipur which is at a distance of 148 km and takes about 4 hours. As we reach Bandipur we will be greeted by the loom of the Himalayan vista which includes Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare, Langtang, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. Today we will visit Bindabasini Temple, the temple of Khadga Devi and stroll around traditional Bandipur village. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Early morning we enjoy with sunrise and mountain view. We start our hike uphill to the Magar village of Ramko to witness their tradition or lifestyle. If the weather is fair enough the village offers the phenomenal vista of Annapurna and Manaslu. In the evening we will explore Raniban. Stay overnight at Bandipur.
Early in the morning after breakfast, we hike to Siddha cave following the dense forest for around two hours. This recently discovered cave is 437m long and 45 m high which makes it the largest cave in Asia. Further, trek down to Bimalnagar to witness the traditional Newar village. Drive back to Bandipur from Bimalnagar to hike back the same way to Bandipur.
We transfer to the tourist bus station and 06: 30 am drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. This scenic drive offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery along the famous rafting Trishuli River originated from Tibet northeast of Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Tour and Trekking Nepal representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Note: The above-mentioned program itinerary is a sample. The period and cost of tour and trekking, volunteering and internship can be changed or extended as per travellers or volunteers' availability of duration.