Half Day Tour in Village
Bungamati and Khokana is a classic Newari villages. Bungamati sits atop a spur above the Bagmati river. In the centre of the lively village square is the large Rato Machhendranath Temple, a shikhara-style temple rather than a pagoda. Bungamati is a pleasant traditional Newari village that dates to the 16th century. It overlooks the Bagmati River. The streets are too thin for vehicle traffic. Not many visitors come here.
Bungamati is the birthplace of Rato Machhendranath. He is regarded as the patron guardian of the valley. There is a shikhara-style temple in the middle of the village square. He spends six months a year in this temple and the other six months in the Rato Machhendranath Temple in Patan. The courtyard around the temple has a large prayer wheel and many chortens (Tibetan Buddhist stupas). When the deity of Rato Machhendranath moves to and from Patan and Bungamati is on of the biggest festivals of the year.
Karya Binayak Temple, located between Bungamati and Khakna, is dedicated to Ganesh. There are some great views from the temple of the Bagmati Valley and of Bungamati. From the road linking the hamlets, a path leads up to a beautiful clearing and the walled compound of the shrine. Here Ganesh is emerged as an elephant-shaped stone and is believed to help complete difficult tasks.
Khokana is another Newari village, a short walk across the paddy fields from Bungamati Nepal is littered with little towns and villages which are seldom visited by tourists. Some may feel that a particular town or village has little or nothing to offer, but what some find boring - others find fascinating.
Rato Machhendranath Temple
Karya Binayak Temple
Traditional Newari Village
Tour style: Local Culture of village, History, Traditional etc..
Duration: approx. 4 hours
Pickup location: Friendship Nepal Tours and Travels in Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu
Pickup Time: 9.00 AM-10.00 AM
9.00AM – 10.00 AM: Meet up with your guide and drive to Bungamati, visit around Bungamati including Khokana Village.
After finish the tour, drive back to pickup location at Thamel.
Please freel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Dates & Prices
USD 40.00 per person (minimum 2 persons basis)
Please contact us for your own tour dates as we offer tour on any dates that is suitable for you. And also please note that this is customizable tour, you can add or reduce the tour program as per your time availability.
We have group almost round the year, if you want to join with other travelers, please contact us.
What is Included in the Cost
- Local English speaking guide
- Private Transport
- Entry fees as per tour scheduled
What is Excluded in the Cost
- Items of a personal nature
- Tips for guide & driver
- Hotel Accommodation and any meals
- Any extra fees on above including.
- Trip Code: ftd035
- Trip duration: 4 Hours
- Grade: Easy
- Group size: 2-12
- Max-Altitude: 1400m.
- Activity: Sightseeing tours
- Starts in: Kathmandu
- Ends in: Kathmandu
- Accomodation: None
- Transportation: Private Transport
- Best Time: Around the year