Important Information

Family Tours
3 Days
Max Altitude 1060m
Best Season Whole Season
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Level 2
Group Size
2 - 20 people
Transportation Car - Jeep

Bandipur, an untouched Newari settlement beautifully preserved town, 143 kilometers away from the capital city of Nepal lies midway between Kathmandu and Pokhara in the Tanahun district of western Nepal. Your visit to Bandipur will leave you speechless, the sacred cave, temple, shrines, countless festivals, silk farming, and reflection of Newari architecture of Kathmandu valley. Unlike other Newari towns, Bandipur is a viewpoint spot where you will have a 180-degree panoramic view of the entire great Himalayas including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Langtang, and Ganesh Himal, etc. The majority of Bandipur is influenced by the Newari culture. Besides Newari's other ethnic groups also inhabit there like Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, Chettri, Kami, etc.

Bandipur was an important trading hub for merchants from Tibet and India who came for trading Salt, Tobacco, and Kerosene in the 1800s. This place will take you to the centuries the back history of King Prithivi Narayan Shah and Mukunda Sen, King of Palpa. Nowadays Bandipur became one of the leading tourist destinations of Nepal.

Your visit to Bandipur will leave you speechless, the sacred cave, temple, shrines, countless festivals, silk farming, and reflection of Newari architecture of Kathmandu valley.


  • Explore the Newari culture 
  • Discover the ancient rich architecture of wood and metal carving
  • Experience an entire view of the Great Mountains of Nepal
  • Feel the vibrates of a shrine, temple, and caves
  • Interacting with locals to understand their culture

Outline Itinerary ( 3 Days )

Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Bandipur

Morning at 07:00 hours, drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Dumre/Bandipur. Hiking to Bandipur following the traditional trial, explore around and viewing the beautiful scenery.

Overnight: Hotel at Bandipur

Day 2

Hike to Magar Village

Hiking up to Magar (one of the ethnic group) village Ramkot or hiking to the temple of Mukundeswari, evening nature walk at Raniban.

Overnight: Hotel at Bandipur with Breakfast

Day 3

Explore around Bandipur and Drive to Kathmandu

Explore Siddhacave, recently found and probably the biggest cave in Asia, and afternoon drive back to Kathmandu or to Pokhara.

Overnight: Hotel at Kathmandu or Pokhara



Transportation from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Bandipur and return.
Two overnight Bandipur resorts with meals.
English spoken guide for the trip.


Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Personal expenses.
Bar and beverages at Bandipur.

Important Information


  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will  work in Nepal.)


  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt, and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

Note regarding itineraries
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.

Frequently Asked Question

The most important consideration for any tour is staying warm and dry, lightweight, breathable, moisture-winking under layers are highly recommended. Insulating layers and jackets are necessary. Comfortable shoes, quality socks (quality socks are recommended), and head covering (insulating caps and brimmed caps designed to block sunlight) are essential. Outer layers should be made of waterproof, wind-blocking material such as Gore-Tex. Sunglasses and sun-block cream, drinking water bottles, and other personal necessities.