Bandipur lies between the two major cities of Nepal, Kathmandu and Pokhara. Bandipur is a small village which is beautifully located in the foot of the Annapurna Massif. Banidpur is famous for its traditional culture, lifestyle, friendly and loving local people. There is famous Bandipur bazar which is not touched by the modern architecture. The Newar caste of Nepal are natives of Bandipur village, who have well preserved their history, traditions, architecture, caves and alluring natural beauty. Now Bandipur has become one of the tourist hubs due to its appealing pictures and scenic landscape and mountain range. If you want to see the popular Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri Range, Manaslu and Lantang range in a short duration of time, then Bandipur is right hub for it. Apart from that from the edge of Bandipur Valley, called Bandipur heights, from where you can clearly see the supper stunning Marsaynadi valley. Marshyangdi is a mountain river of Nepal. There is one popular romantic Nepali old folk containing the term Marshyangdi Salalah (Which means, Marshyangdi river is flowing). As the city is funneled by the local Newari traders form Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, till now you will get a chance to see the lifestyle and tradition of Newari cultural.
Back in history, Bandipur was a trading hub and its 18th century architectural, cultural buildings and facades were always the center of attraction for both royals and Newar of Kathmandu. Prior to Newari culture and caste, Bandipur was typically a Magar Village. As the village was free or the plague, Malaria, Newari traders took an advantage of it, made Bandipur as the foremost trading spot between India and Tibet. Then, slowly Newar creates their own civilitzation over Bandipur. They create a magnificent architecture, cultural heritage, which is till well treasured and preserved in this ancient city. You can read the full history of Bandiupr from here.
Now an indigenous group of people living in the Bandipur Village. People over their celebrate Newar and Magar festivals, based on their culture and tradition, which can be a very new experience to the tourists.
One of the main attractions of the Bandipur is Siddha Cave. You can either hike it to the top of the mountain from the Highway or you can hike to Tindhara, Raniban Jungle (Queens Forest) to Siddha Cave and to the Ramkot Village. Siddha Gufa (cave) is the largest cave of Nepal which is 437m deep and 50m high. It is dark inside having cool environment and taking a cave guide is compulsory. Inside the cave, you can use ladders or you can use ropes more like a wall climbing to maneuver and make your trek adventures. Inside there you can see the Trisul (three spears that is wielded by the Hindu God Shiva) and the a pair of Wooden Slipper of Sadhu.
Apart from that, you can also hike to the Bandipur’s religious Thani Mai Mandir, which is located in the top of the western part of the Bandipur valley. From there you can see the beautiful Bandipur valley, Annapurana range stretching to the Lantang range, Manakamana and Gorkha Peaks. If you look from the other side of the Thani Mai Mandir then, you can see the massif which is the birthplace of poet and writer Bhanubhakta Acharya and the place is called Tanahu.
Not to mention, from Bandipur you can see the amazing sunrise and sunsets. If you don’t want to miss the sunrise which beautify the Himalayan range them you can camp in the Bandipur heights, called Bandipur Adventure camp. You can para glide and enjoy the magnificent Bandipur from the sky.
One thing, we will happily customize the tour package according to your size and preference. No matter what the group size is, one or over twelve, we happily run tour for them.
Note down that, you will get a Jatra Travels printed tee-shirt along with a tag “I have successfully explored Nepal, Have you? Absolutely free. Similarly, we will provide you with a duffle bag for each of our trekkers without paying any charge, but you have to return it after coming back to Kathmandu.
**Jatra Travels is one of the most trusted tours and travel company of Nepal that has been working in tourism area from more than a decade. We will provide experienced guides who speak fluent English and other major language. We take of all legal permits to so don’t worry about legal terms and conditions while staying over here in Nepal. Relax and explore the beauty.
***Furthermore, if any of our trekkers/client wants to take a sauna and spa for relaxation, then we take them to one of the best boutique hotels in Kathmandu, Royal Empire Boutique Hotel, for a couple of hours without taking any extra cost.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the departure.|
|BEST SEASON||Through out the year|
|TRIP ROUTE||Kathmandu- Bandipur- Kathmandu|
- Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.