Bungamati Khokana Tour

Enjoy private excursion to twin village to see village life and typical Newari village located close to Kathmandu with Bungamati Khokana Tour.

Enjoy private guided Twin village excursion near Kathmandu valley. Explore Newari culture, Village life and traditions by visiting Bungamati and Khokana.

Twin village of Bungamati and Khokana lies South of UNESCO Heritage site Patan. Being close to city, the twin village of Bungamati and Khokana still preserve ancient traditions, Newari culture and typical village lifestyle.

The narrow lanes of Bungamti offer excellent opportunity to witness Newari daily life and Khokana village located in close distance provide glimpse of century old farming technique and people dependency on the same.

Bungamati is home to the first stele of the Licchavi king Amshuverma. This stele dated to 605 AD. This stele mention about Kailashkut Bhawan palace. This evidence show that Bungamati had already been a famous village for agriculture, livestock and fishing.

The major attraction of Bungamati village is the Sikhara style temple of Rato Machhindranath. Machhindranath is regarded as the patron of the valley. The temple is located in the middle of the village. It is believed that six months Machindranath stay at Bungamati and six month at Patan. The chariot procession of bring back to Bungmati, also known as “Rato Machindra Jatra” is consider as one of the important annual festival inside Kathmandu valley.

Khokana is another typical Newari village. This also known as the Living Museum expressing the medieval times showcasing the valley lifestyle at that time. Newars are the inhabitant of the village and mostly engage on farming activity.  While exploring this village you will witness daily activities of the people. Women sitting outside house busy on spinning, men crushing seed and other daily activities are the most common sights. Khokana village is also famous for its unusual mustard-oil harvesting process in which a heavy wooden beam is used to crush the mustard seeds in order to extract the oil.

Explore unique culture and village located close to Kathmandu undertaking Twin Village Excursion with us which will be private guided excursion.

Tour Theme: Cultural Excursion

Destination Covered: Bungamati and Khokana Villages

Tour Type: Private Guided Tour

Language Available: German, Italian, English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French

Highlights: Newari Culture, Traditions, Heritage and Village Life

Day 01: Excursion to Bungamati and Khokana

Morning your guide will come to your hotel to pick-up. Drive South of Patan city to visit Twin village of Bungamati and Khokana. Bungamati village is cultural hot spot to observe Newari tradition and culture. Being close to the city and located inside Kathmandu valley, Bungamati still holds its ancient touch, narrow lanes and typical Newari houses. Morning excursion to this area provide rare opportunity to see morning rituals and daily life of locals residing the area. The popular attraction beside the cultural interest is the famous Rato Machendranath temple located in the middle of the tow.

 

Khokana is located on the North of Bungamati and major agricultural district located inside valley. Much of the daily activities of locals take place outside of their dwellings and they really do seem to embrace nature. This place is also popular to see mustard oil production using traditional method.

Guaranteed Best Price

Service Includes:-

  • 1 half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu using private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide for half-day excursion
  • Parking & taxes

 

Service Excludes:-

  • Entrance fees to monuments – payable on the spot
  • Personal expenses and other arrangements not mentioned in inclusions

RELATED POSTS

Full Day Kathmandu Tour Package

Book Kathmandu Tour Package with us and Explore all the sightseeing place in Kathmandu with private guide undertaking Full Day Kathmandu Valley Tour

Kathmandu Tour Package Start with visit Pashupatinath which is holiest Hindu shrine with Cremation Ghats. Continue to Boudhnath stupa the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. Afternoon, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square with Kumari Bahal – Home of Living Goddess Kumari and Cultural hub in Nepal. Proceed to Swoyambhunath stupa located at hill top overlooking Kathmandu valley and Himalayan ranges.

Kathmandu Valley also capital state of Modern Nepal is known as “Nepal Mandala” in local Newari language. It is located in Central region with average elevation of 1350 meters. Kathmandu valley consists of three ancient royal cities i.e. Kathmandu also known as “Yen Desh”, Patan also known as “Yala Desh” and Bhaktapur “Khowpa Desh” holding their own significance and myths. Before unification of modern Nepal, these three districts had own kings and royal power. Kathmandu is also known as Living Museum in World due to lively culture, ancient attire, Heritage, architecture, century old traditions and lifestyle. The major tourist spots inside Kathmandu includes 7 UNESCO Heritage sites which are Buddhist Stupa of Boudhnath (Jyarung Khashor), Swoyambhunath stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath temple and Cremation Ghats (Shiva Temple and holiest Hindu Shrine), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Chagunarayan Temple.

We provide experience tour guide and organize private Kathmandu Valley Tour with best deals.

Tour Theme: Cultural Excursion

Destination Covered: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhnath Stupa

Tour Type: Private Guided Tour

Language Available: German, Italian, English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French

Highlights: Newari Culture, Traditions, Heritage, Architecture and Many more….

Day 01: Full-day Sightseeing tour

Morning your guide will come at your hotel to pick-up. Explore full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley covering the below highlights.

Pashupatinath temple: One of the holiest Hindu Shrine for Hindus followers around the globe, Pashupatinath temple attracts thousands of religious tourists every year. Located on the bank of sacred Bagmati River this ancient Shiva temple is excellent place to see morning rituals, holy Sadhus and cremation activities. This two storied temple is listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Boudhnath stupa: Boudhnath stupa is one of the largest Buddhist stupa in the world dotted with colorful Tibetan settlement and often called as “Mini Tibet”. Boudhnath stupa is listed on UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979. This stupa is symbol of Tibetan culture and best place to observe Tibetan Traditions and faces inside Kathmandu valley.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: This ancient Royal Place in Old Kathmandu City center is also known as “Hanuman Dhoka Square”. Dotted with temples, Old Royal Palace and Century Old Heritage was the center of all important Royal events and ruling seat. At the junction of Kathmandu Durbar Square lies Kumari Bahal which is home to Virgin Goddess “Kumari” a symbol of cultural unity. The ancient courtyard is perhaps the best ancient courtyard enclosed by superbly carved wooden balconies, windows and doors.

Ason and Indra Chowk: The twin old market located inside old Kathmandu city is famous trade center for inhabitant of Kathmandu valley. It is said that in Ason and Indra Chowk all kind of general consumption products available from Salt to Gold, Leaf to Sandal wood, different species from black pepper to Saffron etc. Most of the indoor shops and street vendors are Newari people hence best place to see the faces of inhabitant of Kathmandu valley.

Swoyambhunath stupa: Swoyambhunath stupa is located on the hill ridge of Kathmandu valley. Painted with eyes of Buddha on four corners of dome shaped stupa, it is believed that Buddha is looking for righteous behavior of valley inhabitants. Swoyambhunath stupa is famous pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus followers. This is the best place to see Cultural harmony with best bird-eye view of Kathmandu valley floor with Central Himalayan ranges. Swoyambhunath stupa is also popular with the name of “Monkey temple” among tourists.

After sightseeing, drop back to your hotel.

Best Deals Available

Service Includes:-

  • 1 full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu using private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide for full-day sightseeing tour
  • Parking & taxes
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

RELATED POSTS

4 Hours Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour

Book 4 hours Bhaktapur sightseeing tour with professional tour guide with best cost. Witness Newari tradition, UNESCO Heritages and lifestyle.

Bhaktapur is filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines.

Bhaktapur city which lies 14 kms east to Kathmandu city. Bhaktapur is also known as “Bhadgaon” meaning city of Devotees. The Newari people called this “Khowpa Desh”.

Bhaktapur is perhaps best preserved ancient city inside Kathmandu valley. Being close to Kathmandu, Bhaktapur still hold its ancient attire with decorated buildings, Royal Durbar Square and fine woodwork. Bhaktapur itself is museum inside museum to observe traditional Newari culture, people and rich traditions. Bhaktapur is the most dense populated city inside Kathmandu mostly by Newari communities.

The major highlights of Bhaktapur Durbar Square tour includes visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nayatapola Square, Dattatrayta square and Pottery Square, Explore narrow lanes of Bhaktapur to see Nepalese handicraft, painting and local faces.

Come and get familiarize with this UNESCO Heritage area with 4 hours private sightseeing tour escorted by professional language guide. To book Bhaktapur Durbar Square tour send your inquiry to our holiday experts for free quote.

Tour Theme: Cultural and Heritage Excursion

Destination Covered: Bhaktapur City

Tour Type: Private Guided Tour

Language Available: German, Italian, English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French

Highlights: Newari Culture, Traditions, Heritage, Architecture and Many more….

Morning you will get picked-up by our vehicle and professional guide. Start 4 hours tour with your drive 14 Kms East to Kathmandu following Araniko Highway which leads to Tibet border. Entering the Durbar Square (palace square) through the Royal Gate, the sparseness of the temples is immediately apparent, compared to the profusion in the durbar squares of Kathmandu and Patan. Many of the highly decorated buildings and shrines were destroyed in the 1934 & 2015 earthquake. However, the main square still contains a few temples and other architectural show pieces; the Lion Gate, the statue of Bhupatindra Malla, the Palace of 55 windows, the Bell of the barking dogs, the Nyatapola temple and the replica of Pashupatinath temple. After sightseeing tour you will drive back to your hotel and check-in.

Guaranteed Best Price

Service Includes:-

  • 4 Hours sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur city using private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide for full-day sightseeing tour
  • Parking & taxes
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

RELATED POSTS