Bandipur Tour Package
Bandipur Tour Package Facts
|Package:||Bandipur Tour Package|
|Price||USD 30 per person|
|Max Elevation||1,030 m (3,380 ft)|
|Accommodation||Hotel and Lodge|
|Trip Start / Ends||Kathmandu / Kathmandu|
|Contact Detail (Viber/Whatsapp)||+9779843724104|
|Trip Note:||Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.|
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Bandipur tour package is designed for the Nepali travel lovers to see the cultural tourism
Discover the charm of the Newari culture and the stunning natural beauty of the Himalayas with our Bandipur tour package. Nestled in the hills of central Nepal, Bandipur is a beautifully preserved village that offers panoramic views of the Himalayan range, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang.
Bandipur is a real national treasure and an open-air Newari culture and customs museum. This village was originally part of the Magar kingdom of Tanahun and was an essential stop along the commercial route between India and Tibet.
The journey from Kathmandu to Bandipur is not very long; it takes 3 – 4 hours to reach Dumre and then half an hour to go up to the village of Bandipur. From Kathmandu, the buses to Pokhara stop in Dumre, and then you can take a taxi, a jeep, or a minibus to reach the village. Once you arrive, you will be pleasantly surprised that cars, bikes, and scooters are strictly prohibited from entering the town. You can, therefore, spend whole days walking through the city and the surrounding Magar villages.
In Bandipur, there are some impressive temples to see, among them the Bindebasini Mandir, covered with ancient carvings and consecrated to Durga and the Khadga Devi Mandir. This squat building, shaped like a barn, holds the sacred sword of Mukunda Sen, who during the XVI century was the king of Palpa. Once a year, during the Dasain festival, the sword is carried to the main bazaar and washed with the blood of a sheep. It is very relaxing and pleasant to walk through the Balabazaar, a fantastic gallery of ancient shop-houses, once inhabited by Newari cloth-merchants and through the narrow streets, where you can see farmers taking care of their garden, women carrying baskets of freshly cut grass for the animals, children piling cobs of corn on wooden frames and chickens clucking.
Another easy walk is the one which is 30 minutes takes to the silk factory, where silkworms are bred.
Another gem of Bandipur is Tundikhel, the ancient parade ground, which opens onto a ridge from the flat top. The view of the Himalayas from here is breathtaking. Go there at sunset when the setting sun dyes the tops of pink and golden shades.
If you have more time to spend, it is fascinating to visit the famous Siddha Gufa, which is said to be the largest cave in Nepal. The entrance is narrow but leads to a big vaulted room, where many stalactites and stalagmites are found.
It is advisable to be accompanied by a local guide. The medieval aspect, the many interesting walks, and the chance to get to know the rural life of Newari farmers intimately make Bandipur a lovely place and a must not be missed.
Bandipur Tour Highlights:
- The clean, vehicle-free historic town
- Picturesque mountain viewpoints
- Boutique style centre of town
- Historic buildings & temples
- Traditional style accommodation
- Rolling hills
- Cultural & natural walks
- Explore the beautifully preserved Bandipur village.
- Visit the famous Siddha Gufa (cave).
- Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan range.
- Experience the rich Newari culture.
- Comfortable accommodation in traditional Newari houses.
Bandipur Eco-Cultural Tourism Project
(BECT-Project) is the project that lifts the face of Bandipur as one of the major tourist destinations of Nepal. BECT-Project had assistance from EuropeAid. This project was a part of a European Commission/Asia Urbs-funded partnership project with the two European partner cities: Municipality of Hydra, Greece Hydra (island), and Commune d Riomaggiore, Italy Riomaggiore. Its objectives were to develop and promote Bandipur as a unique tourist destination: enhance, upgrade and conserve the built and natural environment of Bandipur; and support local enterprises to revitalize economic activities, ultimately extending the length of tourist's stay in Bandipur.
Places to visit in Bandipur UNESCO Town Nepal are:
Bandipur Main Bazaar
A shopping street of cobblestone roads comprising bars, hotels, cafes, old buildings, and shops. A beautiful town indeed!
Thani Mai Temple Viewpoint
The sunrise views from Gurungche Hill when climbing to Thani Mai Temple are fantastic. You will see the snow-peaked mountains of the Himalayas. If it is foggy, the ranges will appear a beautiful white lake. The starting point to the Thani Mai Temple is from the school at the southwest end of the bazaar. It is a 30-minute hike.
Tundikhel Viewpoint in Bandipur
A long time ago, business traders would gather in this place to buy things from India and Tibet before starting the long trek to Lhasa or India. It was a former parade ground for the Gurkha armies. These grounds have become a local picnic spot and viewpoint in modern days. On a beautiful day, you can see stunning panoramic views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhare (6997m), Langtang Lirung (7246m), Manaslu (8162m) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). Best to visit during sunrise or sunset.
Hindu Temple in Bandipur. Located at the northeast end of the shopping street, you can find this temple dedicated to God Durga. Its ancient walls are covered in intricate carvings. The Padma library, a striking 18th-century building with Newari-styled carved windows and beams, is facing the temple across the square.
Over here, you can see how silk is produced. The farm has orchards of mulberry plants grown for worm food – the worms themselves are reared indoors, usually from August to December and March to May. But you can visit them at any time, and there will be a staff member on hand to explain the process.
Bandipur Tour Package Itinerary
DAY 01:ARRIVAL IN NEPAL.
Meet our representative at the airport who will transfer you to the Hotel. Hotel checking-in and go for a short sightseeing tour visit Swyambhunath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight Kathmandu.
DAY 02: KATHMANDU - BANDIPUR.
Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Bandipur. It is one of the best Hill Stations in Nepal takes about 4.5 hours of drive from Kathmandu. It is a small mountain town with a unique geographical formation and a unique history behind it. It believes that it was a center of exotic trade between lowland and highland and between British India and independent Tibet. Overnight in Bandipur.
DAY 03: BANDIPUR TO POKHARA.
Morning breakfast at the hotel and take a short walk around the village. Early afternoon leave for Pokhara another beautiful town which is known as city of lakes. It takes about 4 hours of drive from Bandipur. Arrive in Pokhara - hotel check-in and then you are free for your own activities. Evening - you will be taken for a boat trip on Nepal’s Largest Fewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara.
DAY 04: POKHARA SIGHTSEEING TOUR.
After breakfast, you will be taken for the sight-seeing tour of the major attractions we have in Pokhara Valley. Today you will have an opportunity to enjoy a close-up view of Annapurna and Fishtail mountain range, pristine nature, sparkling lakes, limestone caves, deep gorges, and waterfalls. Overnight in Pokhara.
DAY 05: POKHARA.
Morning - drive to Shrangkot (1500m) to enjoy the magnificent sunrise view over the Himalayas. Enjoy the close view of Mount Fishtail (6989 m), Mount Annapurna I. II, III, IV) & Mount Dhaulagiri (above 8000 m) and many more. Pokhara is the only place in the world where we can enjoy the magnificent close-up view of the mountains which are above 8000 meters while setting below 1000 meters above sea level. Afternoon you are free for your own activities. Overnight in Pokhara.
DAY 06: POKHARA – KATHMANDU.
After breakfast, the drive back to Kathmandu takes about 5 hours of drive. Arrive in Kathmandu; transfer you to the hotel and after that, you will be free for your own activities. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 07: DEPARTURE
In the morning, you will be free. Afternoon we will drop you at the Kathmandu International Airport for the departure flight to home.
2 Night 3 days Bandipur Tour package for nepali
Day 01:Drive to Bandipur [07:00-14:00]
- 07:00: Drive to Dumre from kathmandu
- 13:00: Pick up from Dumre and drive to the hotel in Bandipur Stroll around, dinner, and overnight
Day 02: In Bandipur
- Visit The places on your own
Day 03: Drive Dumre then to Kathmandu[09:00-15:00]
1 Night 2 days Bandipur tour package for nepali
Day 1: Departure from Kathmandu - Arrival at Bandipur
- Morning: Depart from Kathmandu and enjoy the scenic drive to Bandipur.
- Afternoon: Arrive in Bandipur and check into your traditional Newari house. Spend the afternoon exploring the local area and learning about Newari culture.
- Evening: Enjoy a traditional Newari dinner.
Day 2: Bandipur - Siddha Gufa - Bandipur - kathmandu
- Morning: After breakfast, hike to the Siddha Gufa, the largest cave in Nepal, known for its stalactites and stalagmites.
- Afternoon: Return to Bandipur and enjoy a local lunch. And drive back to kathmandu.
Bandipur Tour Video
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does Bandipur lie in Nepal?
Bandipur is a hilltop settlement and a municipality in the Tanahun District of Nepal. It is 143km west of Kathmandu and 80km east of Pokhara; It is a trading route between India and Tibet and is famous for its Newari people and culture.
Why is Bandipur beautiful?
Driving up the winding roads higher into the hills, you can see Bandipur has a unique location, perched high on a ridge above the town of Dumre. … The streets were utterly closed off to traffic, making Bandipur a relaxing town to visit.
Why do people visit Bandipur?
Holidays are coming and going due to the Dashain and Tihar festivals, and Bandipur witnesses an influx of domestic tourists during this period. People come to Bandipur to relieve their stress amid serene nature and take a break from their busy lives.
What does the Bandipur tour package include?
A: Our Bandipur tour package includes round-trip transportation from Kathmandu, comfortable accommodation in a traditional Newari house, meals, guided tours, and a visit to the famous Siddha Gufa.
Is this tour package customizable?
A: Yes, we offer customizable options to make sure your Bandipur experience fits your preferences and needs. Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.
What meals are included in the package?
A: The package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day of the tour. The meals will be a mix of local Newari cuisine and standard dishes.
Is the Bandipur tour package suitable for children or seniors?
A: Yes, the tour is suitable for people of all ages. However, some activities, like the hike to Siddha Gufa, may require a moderate level of physical fitness. Please talk to us about any concerns and we can adjust the itinerary accordingly.
What should I pack for the Bandipur tour?
A: Comfortable clothing suitable for the season, sturdy shoes for walking and hiking, sunscreen, a hat, a reusable water bottle, and personal toiletries are recommended. Don't forget your camera to capture the beautiful scenery!
What is the payment method for the Bandipur tour package?
A: We accept bank transfers, credit/debit card payments, and cash. Please contact us for more details.
What is the cancellation policy for the Bandipur tour package?
A: Our cancellation policy varies depending on the time of cancellation. Please refer to our terms and conditions or contact us directly for detailed information.
Are there any additional costs that I should be aware of?
A: The package cost includes transportation, accommodation, meals, and guided tours. Personal expenses, such as souvenirs, extra snacks or drinks, or tips, are not included.