Bandipur was once a prosperous trading centre, as its charming building with their neoclassical facades and shuttered windows. Originally a simple Magar village, Newars from Bhaktapur settled here in the early nineteenth century, taking advantage of its malaria-free location to develop it into an important stop on the India-Tibet trade route. The heart of Bandipur is the medieval-looking Bandipur Bazaar that sweeps in a gentle curve along the top of the hill in an east-west axis. The stone paved main street is lined with compact town houses with ornate windows and doorways and roofs of tin or slate. All along the street, a covered veranda extends in front of the rows of houses providing shade in summer sun and monsoon rain.
Day 01: Drive to Bandipur village by private car/coach, short hike to Kulingkot or Ramkot – 3 hours – back to Hotel for overnight.
After breakfast at the hotel, drive leisurely to south-west of Kathmandu on the Kathmandu/Pokhara highway. The drive is about three and half hours approximately 150 km. As you come out of the Kathmandu valley and on reaching ‘Nagdhunga’ (the highest point in this highway), one can have a very clear view of the western Himalayas, on a clear day. Starting from Langtang in the east and Dhaulagiri in the west. The drive is through a winding and scenic road through the side of Trishuli river. Upon arrival at Bandipur, checkinto hotel for quick shower or refreshing time. Start a short trek, ts is easy hike to the west of Bandipur. It passes through Muchuk Village from where you can also visit Mukundeswari. Ramkot is a typical Magar village with traditional round houses, untouched by modern development offering an opportunity to experience authentic lifestyle of rural Nepal. From here, one can go to Chabdi Barahi, a pilgrimage spot which can be reached after two hours of easy hiking.
Day 02: Excursion to Jhargaoun village – 4/5 hours – – back to Hotel for overnight
After breakfast start trek to Jhargaun, a lovely place lies on the isolated area of Bandipur. Jargaun lies on the east side of Bandipur, we will take a shortcut trail to make our walking hour short by switching the trail via village, school and some time walking through small jungle. The trail provides panoramic views of Annapurna range plus the peak of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang and the valley of Marshyangdi. It is also an opportunity to get a closer look of Newali cultural life that reflects the refined civilization of the Kathmandu valley. In the winter October to February the temperatures at day time would be between 18-21 degree Celsius and morning and evening temperatures would be 2-3 degree Celsius.
Day 03: Bandipur – Kathmandu or Pokhara
After breakfast, visit remaining villages of Bandipur. These villages are populated only by Magar and Gurungs. Gurungs and Magars who are renowned as one of the leading martial races in Nepal. Since the middle of 19th Century they have served with pride and distinction in the Nepalese, British and the Indian armies. Their homeland is the southern flanks of the Annapurna-massif, bounded in the east by the Buri Gandaki River, and in the west by the Kali Gandaki River. Around lunch time drive back to Kathmandu or to Pokhara.
Private trek Arrangement cost:
1 pax: US$480 per person
2 pax: US$360 per person
3-5 pax: US$320 per person
6-9 pax: US$280 per person
10-15 pax: US$240 per person
Sgl Supp: US$ 80
01: All meals and accommodation in best available hotel in Bandipur during Bandipur stay
02: Short hike from Bandipur for 2 nights 3 days
03: Service of private trek guide
04: Accident insurance for staffs
05. Private car or van or coach according to the group size from Kathmandu/Bandipur/Kathmandu
Cost does not include:
01: Personal nature expenses like Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips.
02: Hotel accommodation, sightseeing and meals in Katmandu
03. Any expenses or services that are not specified
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- Price : USD 480
- Destinations : Bandipur
- Max Elevation : 1900
- Weather : Spring and Autumn are good to visit this area
- Trip Duration : 3 days
- Trip Grade : Pleasure
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