Visit the Newari villages of Bungamati and Khokana on a day trip from Kathmandu. See traditional houses and experience a culture reminiscent of medieval times. Visit the Rato Machhendranath and Karya Binayak temples, and see master woodcarvers at work. Admiring the traditional houses and centuries-old traditions of Bungamati and Khokana, Visiting the Rato Machhendranath Temple which is dating back to the 16th century, Exploring the large 3-storied temple to the goddess Shikali Mai that dominates the village of Khokana are the main highlights of this day tours
Bungmati village day tour
Bungamati, a classical medieval village which lies across the Bagamati River from Chobar, dominated by huge Shikhara, Rato Machhindranath temple of its major attraction, exploring the pedestrian-only street is great way to pass few hours and tourist have yet to arrive en masse, so we have to walk gently though the town. It is believed that Bungmati is birth place of Rato Macchindranth, the patron of Patan who live in Rato Machhindranath temple for six months of a year and rest of time the deity resides in Rato Machhindranath temple in Patan. Many locals work as woodcarvers and there are numerous craft workshops and showrooms around village. Other sights to visit around village are Bungamati Culture Museum, Dey Pukha (central pond) and Karya Binak Temple on the way to Khokana Viillage. The temple is dedicated to Hindu god Ganesha, known as prosperity.
Khokana village day tour
The typical Newari charming town is Khokana, worthy place to explore if you have some time during your staying in Kathmandu valley. The village was badly damaged by 1934 earthquake. Triple-tiered temple in the heart of town is Shree Rudrayani Devi or Shekala Mai Temple. The locals here are mainly farmers and you will notice people weaving hay mats, stuffing cases with cotton, farmers baling straw, tailors stitching and women spinning wools and winnowing rice during your day trip to Bungmati and Khokana. This trip and timing can be personalized as per your interest. Please send us e-mail to let us know your requirements. Transfer back to hotel for overnights
|Departure schedule||Every Day|
|Pick up and Drop||From / to your hotel in Kathmandu|
|Trip Duration||10:00 to 17:00 (7 hours)|
|Group Size||1 to 35 people|
|Cost Included||Private vehicle and Professional tour guide|
|Cost Exclude||Sightseeing entrance fees|
Hiking Itinerary Details
Arrival in Kathmandu
Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport and you will be meeting our airport representative then transfer to hotel. After you refreshed, talk about the plan in details for your holiday in Nepal. A little bit hiking to explore main touristy place of Thamel
Sightseeing Full day
After breakfast, Our tour guide will come to pick you up with taking a private vehicle Car / Van / Jeep/ Bus, depends upon your group size. Drive to the Khokana which is about 8 km south from Kathmandu.
Khokana and Bungmati Village is build with full of Newari culture, tradition and architectures which is like an open museum. During the day tours, visit old houses, Rudrayani Temple, local mustard oil industry, masterful wood carvers and sculptors, Rato Machhindranath Temple, Karya Binayak Temple and the entire surrounding.
Bungmati is birthplace of Rato Machhindranath and so local made a large Shikhara style temple there. He spends half of the year in Bungmati and rest in Patan. The annual festival of Rato Machhindranath Jatra is probably the longest in Nepal. Capture the unique livelihood of locals in your camera which memorized you for the lifetime.
After about 4-5 hours’ tour of these cultural heritages, we will head back to Kathmandu which takes also half an hour’s drive back by private vehicle. Transfer back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Transfer to the International airport to connect onward destination or Join another programs
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private car/van/bus.
- Accommodation and three meals per day during the tour
- Professional and experienced Tourist guide for the whole trip
- Entrance fees and government royalties
- Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourists and guides as mentioned in the itinerary
- All land transfer as per itinerary
- A special gift from our company "Gokyo Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd"
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu valley .
- International airfare and airport departure taxes.
- Any kinds of batteries charge, telephone calls, loundry services etc.
- Alcoholic and beverage bar bills.
- Personal nature expenses, donations and TIPS for guide
- Your travel insurance (It is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any other things not mentioned.