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Bandipur is a picturesque hillside village located in the Tanahu district – at midway between the capital city Kathmandu and Pokhara. It situated at an altitude of 1,000m and is about 143km west of Kathmandu and 85km east of Pokhara. Bandipur is renowned for its natural beauty and heartwarming hospitable behavior of locals. Offering both natural and cultural experiences, Bandipur is an ideal place for speculator views of Annapurna Himalaya range along with Manaslu and Langtang region’s peaks, Marshyandi River, sunrise and sunset. This village is superb for its untouched modernization, traditional Nepalese houses, historical significance, and medieval era’s festival. It is mainly inhabited by the Newar communities followed by Brahmins and Chhetris. 
 
The major attractions of this village are: Bindabasinee Temple, home of goddess Durga and guardian deity of Bandipur, where local people sacrifice cocks, ducks, and goats during the Dashain festival; Mahalaxmi Temple; Siddha Cave - the biggest cave of Asia, which is 750 meters long and was discovered in 2005; Paragliding etc.
DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING 
DAY 03: DRIVE KATHMANDU - BANDIPUR
DAY 04: HIKETO RAMKO/ HIKE TO MUKHUNDESWARI & RETURN TO BANDIPUR
DAY 05: EXPLORE SIDDHA CAVE 
DAY 06: DRIVE BANDIPUR - POKHARA & POKHARA SIGHTSEEING
DAY 07: POKHARA SIGHTSEEING & DRIVE POKHARA - KATHMANDU
DAY 08: DEPARTURE
 
Name: Bandipur Village Tour
Duration: 8 days
Grade: Easy
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sightseeing and hiking
Accomodation: Hotel and Local home
Transportation: Private vehicle
Maximum altitude: 1,030m
Per day walking: 4-5 hours
 
DAY O1: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the tour.
 
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will visit renowned and one of the largest Buddhist monastery - Swoyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After lunch, you will visit Patan Durbar Square. All these are protected by UNESCO as world heritage site. Overnight in Hotel.
 
DAY 03: DRIVE KATHMANDU – BANDIPUR (1,030m)
After breakfast, you will proceed for Bandipur (143 km/6 hrs drive) observing the scenic views on the national highway along the Trishuli River. After checking into the hotel in Bandipur, you can rest for a while and then go for evening walk around the village. Overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 04: HIKE TO RAMK0/HIKE TO MUKHUNDESWARI & RETURN TO BANDIPUR
Today, you will hike towards Ramko from Bandipur. Ramko is a Magar village (Magars are one of the ethnic communities of Nepal) or you have another option to go to Mukhundeswari. After a day of hiking, you will return to Bandipur for the overnight stay.
 
DAY 05: EXPLORE SIDDHA CAVE
After breakfast you will proceed to explore the Siddha cave which was discovered in 2005. It is 750m long and probably the biggest cave in Asia.
 
DAY 06: DRIVE BANDIPUR - POKHARA & POKHARA SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast you will proceed to Pokhara (85 KM/ 2 hrs) observing the scenic views on the national highway along the Marshyangdi River.  Upon reaching Pokhara you will be guided for half-day city tour/sightseeing. You will visit Fewa Lake, Bindawasini temple, Barahi temple, Devi’s fall and International Mountain Museum.
 
DAY 07: POKHARA SIGHTSEEING & DRIVE POKHARA - KATHMANDU
In the early morning, you will be driven to a beautiful hillock of Sarangkot that lies at the north of Pokhara city. Sarangkot is one of the best spots to view sunrise, sunset and western Himalayan ranges including Mount Fishtail, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Other destinations you will visit are Begnas Lake, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshwor Cave. After lunch you will be driven back to Kathmandu.
 
DAY 08: DEPARTURE
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight towards onward destinations. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.
 

 

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