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Overview

Bandipur is a hilltop settlement in Tanahu District, (Gandaki Zone) of Nepal. Because of its preserved, old time cultural atmosphere, Bandipur and its surroundings has increasingly been coming to the attention of tourism. It is a picturesque town nesteled in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, a land as famous for its natural beauty as for the hospitality of the people. Tanahu lies midway between capital Kathmandu and Pokhara, another tourist destination.

Situated on a hilltop above the highway town of Dumre (7 Km), Bandipur and around captivates the visitors with its cultural appeal and pristine scenery. This town has maintained its old-age flavour, and presents sightseers with the heady mix of history, architecture, incredible views, awesome caves, and unspoiled landscapes.

Ethnicity:
Formerly a Magar village, Bandipur today is settled by a variety of Nepali ethnicities with different beliefs: the Bahuns, the Chettris, the Newars, the Damais, Kamis, Sarkis, Kasais, the Magars and Gurungs.

A. Itinerary in Detail ( Days)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Welcome and receive from airport and transfer to hotel. Briefing about the trip.

Day 02: City tour in Kathmandu calley which includes the visits to many historical and architectural monuments.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dumre by tourist bus and from Dumre to Bandipur by private jeep. Visit the typical Newari village and overnight at camp.
Day 04: Trek gradual down hill from Bandipur to Sukhauraphant through village settlements, paddy fields and some light fixed forest, approx 2 and half hours. Continue trek passing gorges, jungle and fields to Mastighat pul (bridge). Explore around, Overnight at tented camp.

Day 05:  The trail from here heads ahead with gradual ascent crossing gorges, streams and passing through jungle and village settlements. After approx one and half hour, the trail climbs uphill and goes along the ridge of hill and reaches the top of Dubung which takes about 3 hours. This is Min Thapa’s village which is really rich in its own culture & tradition and gifted by nature. Overnight at tented camp at Bhalethunge Danda. Visit the historic Royal throne of the Thapa king of an ancient time when Nepal was divided into many different kingdoms. The views of the beautiful Himalayan ranges and nearby hilly areas seen from here are simply spectacular.

Day 06: Day at Dubung. Morning Hike to Sasarki Thumka from where views of Tarai and also the stunning views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gorkha and others Himalayan ranges can be enjoyed. Exploration around Dubung village. See the lifestyle, culture, tradition etc. In the evening, enjoy the typical Magar cultural dance; Kaura, Maruni etc. Overnight at tented camp at Bhalethunge danda.

Day 07: One more day in Dubung. Explore more of what this beautiful village has to offer, overnight at tented camp at Bhalethunge danda.

Day 08: Trek along the ridge of the hills seeing the beautiful views that surrounds you. The trail moves ahead through jungle and corsses the streams before going through the jungle for 4-5 hours to Kahun village which is a village of mixed ethnic communities. And Exploration in the village and overnight at camp

Day 09: Today the trek starts with the walk along the ridge of the hills until we reach the village Khudi. After Khudi village, the trail goes downhill towards Damauli. We will cross the Seti River and camp on the bank of the River which is also the meeting point of the Seti and Madi Rivers. The famous cave Byas will also be nearby us. Overnight at camp.

 Day 10: Our trek ends. Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Transfer to hotel

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

Cost Includes

  •    Airport pick up and drop off services
  •    Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  •    Kathmandu city tour as per the itinerary by private car/van
  •    All entry fees to monumental zones in Kathmandu city tour
  •    All the necessary permits
  •    Land transportation from Kathmandu to Bandipur and from Damauli to Kathmandu
  •    Accommodation in camp during the trek
  •    Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
  •    Trekking camping equipments (tent, mattress, pillow, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,    table with chairs, all kitchen gears/utensils
  •    Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porters services
  •    Transportation, accommodation, meals, allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs
  •     All the official paper works and all the applicable government taxes
  •     Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required

Cost Excludes

  • Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels
  • Personal expenses and bar bills
  • Clients’ travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

Important Note and Optional Activities

Please note: All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact with us if you have any special requirements or interest.

 

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