Bandipur Tour

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Style: Tour
  • Transportation: Private Car
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch
  • Accommodation: 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Group Size: 2 to 16
  • Max Altitude: 1030m

Highlights of Bandipur Tour

  • Lifestyle, culture and tradition of Newar, Gurung and Magar
  • Stunning view of Annapurna (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,163m) and Langtang (7,246m) Ranges including the Marsyangdi River Valley
  • Many side trips including the Siddha Cave exploration
  • Customizable day tour of Nepal
  • Queen of the Hills located close to Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Wonderful sunrise and sunset view of the Himalayas and river valleys
  • Chance to taste organic oranges




Bandipur tour takes you to a typical Newari town Bandipur, which is also known as the Queen of the Hills. Bandipur is a picturesque village nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Approximately midway between Kathmandu and Pokhara, this village is located at a hilly ridge of 1,030m about 7 km from Dumre. Known for its beautiful scenery, Bandipur is lined with temples and flagstone streets that remind the medieval Kathmandu.

In fact, it can also be said the mini Kathmandu of the ancient time. The temples with their exquisite woodwork and the quaint streets quickly render an atmosphere found rarely elsewhere in the mid-hills of Nepal.

Once you reach this village, you will be attracted by its cultural appeal and pristine scenery. Reminding you of the typical Newari architecture of the capital, this village is a heady mixture of culture and nature.

Enjoy the evening watching a spectacular panorama of the Annapurna (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,163m) and Langtang (7,246m) Ranges and many more. With its ancient roots as a trading outpost, today the village has transformed into a resort. You will find many international tourists restlessly clicking their camera buttons.

What to Do in Bandipur Tour

Despite the appealing view of the Himalayas and the Marsyagdi River Valley, Bandipur tour offers you some lifelong memories. The primary activity in Bandipur is the Siddha Cave exploration. This cave is the largest cave in the South Asian Continent.

Likewise, Thani Mai Temple located at Purano Kot is a Hindu pilgrimage site, which is a must-visit place while in Bandipur. For the nature lovers who want to be a part of beautiful nature, walking around Raniban is the best option. Listening to the chirping of many birds and watching the silvery mountains are something one must do once in a lifetime!

Hiking to Ramkot Village lets you have the firsthand experience of the lifestyle, culture and tradition of the hilly people. Most of the people of this region are Magar followed by Gurungs and Newar. If you do this trek in autumn, you can taste the organic oranges of Nepal. Bandipur town is also popular for oranges production in Nepal.

Food and Accommodation

Usually, tourists choose to shorten a day in Pokhara or Kathmandu and come to Bandipur for a night’s stay. You can choose to stay in one of the best luxury hotels or find a bed-and-breakfast room that serve your needs.

The resorts provide you the best services of food and accommodation at comparatively reasonable cost. Try out some typical Nepali cuisines over there as they are all organic. The Dhindo (thick type of porridge made of flour of wheat, barley or millet) with chicken, mutton or fish soup! It just tastes yummy!

Obit Alpine Adventure is a local tour specialist that has been conducting organized tour and trekking in Nepal with 100% satisfaction rate. We help you provide the best tour package in Nepal with the minimum cost but best quality services. You can also extend Bandipur tour to Gorkha tour, Chitwan Lumbini tour and many more.


1. Can I fly to Bandipur from Kathmandu?

No, you can’t fly to Bandipur from Kathmandu. Either you have to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive for 3 hours. Or, you can directly take a 5-hours- roadway-journey to reach there. However, if you want to charter a helicopter, it is possible.

2. What is the cost of Bandipur tour?

The cost of Bandipur tour is a matter of your choice. The services, transportation, group members and duration determine the cost. You can find from basic services to high quality services of food and accommodation. It is obvious that the cost of hiring a private vehicle is higher than travelling by local bus. Therefore, firstly, you be sure what you prefer. To get help choose the right cost according to your budget, contact us via

3. Can I do Bandipur tour with my family?

Of course, yes! Bandipur tour is perfect for family tour. It is not hard to explore the beautiful natural and cultural heritages nearby this Newari town. From children to senior citizens can easily do this.

4. How long is Bandipur tour itinerary?

Bandipur tour itinerary ranges from 2 days to many days more. However, if you want to include other days tours like Gorkha tour, Pokhara City tour or Chitwan Lumbini tour, the itinerary obviously becomes longer. Talk with us via email, phone calls, WhatsApp or online booking portal.

Day to Day Itinerary

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Our representative welcomes you at the Kathmandu Airport and takes to the hotel.

  • Meals: Well Come Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

Our tour guide takes you for full day Kathmandu tour. He guides you through the World Heritages Sites located in the Capital City. The Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupathinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa will be observed.

If the time and itinerary supports, you also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan Temple as well.

When you come back from the Kathmandu excursion, the team leader tells you all about Bandipur tour.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

After breakfast, you start the journey towards Bandipur, the Queen of the Hills. Driving along the Prithvi Highway, you will take left turn from Dumre, the way to Besisahar. You know Besisahar is the gateway to Annapurna Circuit Trek.

The road goes past some prominent marketplaces like Malekhu, Mugling, Aanbu Khaireni, too. The view of the snowcapped peaks of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu region will also come into your sight.

After you reach Bandipur, you will be taken to the hotel or homestay site. After becoming fresh, you can stroll along the flagstone walkway and enjoy the sunset view of the surrounding. You can have the golden appearance of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang Himalayan regions including the beautiful Marsyangdi River Valley.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Bandipur
  • Altitude: 1,030m3,379ft
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • Distance: 147km

As soon as you wake up, enjoy the sunrise view of the three eight-thousanders plus other many snowy peaks while sipping tea or coffee. Today, you will explore the natural and cultural sites of Bandipur.

Being a Newari town, there are many religious shrines inside the Bandipur Hilltop. The most prominent sites to explore are Thani Mai Temple of Purano Kot (“Kot” means “fortress”), Raniban, the Siddha Cave and Ramkot Village. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Bandipur
  • Altitude: 1,030m3,379ft

After having breakfast, you begin the journey towards the Lake City Pokhara by bus. Driving past Damauli, the administrative center of Tanahun, you reach Pokhara in around 3 hours.

After you reach Pokhara, explore the most beautiful places of Pokhara. You know Pokhara is the most crowded city of Nepal with tourists from different countries for tour and trekking in Nepal.

You can do boating on the Phewa Lake or try out some adventurous sports activities like paragliding, zip flying, hot air balloon in Pokhara. Don’t forget to experience the night life of the Lakeside Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 950m/3,117m
  • Time: 3 Hours Drive
  • Distance: 77km

You can fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara within 25 minutes by enjoying the aerial view of the Himalayas and amazing landscapes. If you want to drive back along the same route, you arrive in Kathmandu within 6 hours.

After you arrive here, the team member takes you to the hotel. In the leisure time, you can visit Thamel Bazar for shopping garments and relics or other handcrafted products of Nepal.

In the evening, you will be invited for farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant around Thamel. Enjoy the typical Nepali food items and cultural shows while having dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Distance: 200km

Today, as per the flight schedule, the crewmember of our agency drops you to the Kathmandu Airport. Have a wonderful time ahead!

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