Bandipur is one of the perfect easily accessible destination to view the best panoramic view of snow mountain in Nepal. As it is situated on the middle sized hill top at an altitude of 1030m in between Kathmandu and Pokhara Highway. Besides,Bandipur is famous for its picturesque town nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal and its natural beauty. Bandipur provides panoramic mountain views of the entire Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal Range. Apart from the pristine mountain views, you will get chance to observe Newari culture, visit awesome caves, unspoiled landscapes and incredible architecture. It is a big settlement of Newar, who were migrated from Bhaktapur(another historic city near Kathmandu) in the nineteenth century. Along with their migration, the Newars brought with them their rich cultural heritage and architecture, which still defines the look and feel of today’s Bandipur. Bandipur is an outpost of the refined civilization of the Kathmandu Valley, and it is an ideal retreat to soak in this fabulous heritage along with the natural splendor of the surroundings.
Once in a time, Bandipur was a trading center of Nepal and Tibet trade route.
However, we have categorized Bandipur Tour under Home Stay, Nowadays, both home stay and lodge accommodation are available in Bandipur.
And while you are visiting Bandipur don’rt miss to hike to Ramkot village (called Gaun in Nepali). A pure authentic country side village of Nepal. It is inhabited by the indigenous Magar People/ community, originally descendant of Mongol species. As such, these people are hard working, courageous, friendly,honest and straight forward people of Nepal. Just get ready for about 2 hours hike to reach the village from Bandipur Bazar. It is therfore a perfect site to visit and experience unique Nepalese society enriched with traditional culture, history and local life style.
Highlights of special features of Bandipur and Ramkot Magar Village:
Explore Ethnic local culture
Experience sustainable eco village tourism.
Taste the Local foods products
Typical Nepali village life
A scenic drive along the bank of Trishuli river(from Kathmandu).
Pristine mountain views including Annapunra, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Ghanesh Himalaya Ranges.
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu including UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Drive to Bandipur
Visit Siddha Cave and Bandipur exploration day
About 2 hrs hiking to Ramkot Village, explore traditional culture and village life style of ethnic Magar community and return to Bandipur
Drive back to Kathmandu or proceed to Pokhara(you can either visit Bandipur after your trip to Pokhara or trekking in Annapurna Range
Departure to Home(If you have short time and return to Kathnadu)
Note: We will customize your further Itinerary in case if you wish to proceed to Pokhara and includes trekking to any destination in Nepal.