Welcome to Khokana


You’ll need to pay Rs 100 to visit the town, collected at the tourist information centre. The fee goes to general upkeep of the village’s streets.


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$70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bungamati and Khokana Private Half-Day Tour From Kathmandu

Your tour begins with hotel pick-up at your chosen departure time from your centrally located hotel in Kathmandu. Your guide will take you on this 4-hour excursion to Twin village of Bungamati and Khokana, located near Kathmandu valley, exactly south of Patan city.Being so close from Kathmandu valley, Bungamati and Khokana village still preserve its ancient attire and lifestyle. The century old culture and traditions of Newari people reside in this area remain unaffected by modernization.During your excursion, first you will walk through the narrow streets of Bungamati exploring typical local houses with carved windows and doors. Bungamati is also home to Machhandranath, considered as the patron god of Patan city. Annual Machhandranath chariot procession from Patan to Bungamati is a major festival held in the valley. Most of the people in this village engage in traditional wood carving and sculpting.After visit, you can walk or drive to Khokana village. You will visit Karya Binayak temple, which is on the way. The walk from Bungamati to Khakana is through the farmlands where you can witness ancient farming technique and daily life of the local people. Most of the people in Khokana are farmers, hence this village is often known as “Farmers Village of Kathmandu valley”. Khokana is also popular for its ancient way of harvesting and preparing Mustard oil. Windows and balcony of houses decorated with chili, garlic and onion garlands.Your tour ends with a drop-off to your hotel.

$60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bungamati and Khokana - Discover Working Nepali Tour

As Kathmandu urbanises, lifestyles are changing in the suburbs, from agriculture to other trades. We experience this phenomenon in this 4 hours GUIDED WALK of the twin villages of Bungamati and Khokana, south of the valley. Two little hidden spots, off the beaten track, surrounded by amazing landscapes.Come and discover the peacefulness of those villages, the smiles of their inhabitants, and the beauty of their architecture. Meet the people during their only free day of the week, assist to their laundry ritual, discover a workshop making the traditional Indian Sari and see some woodcarving experts in action! On the way, we will see a beautiful Hindu temple, very important for the region. Some devotees might even be singing and worshipping while we pass by. After this tour, sit down, relax and enjoy a delicious local lunch. Dal Bhat? Momos? What will the chef make for you today? Then let’s hit the road again to visit a Disability hostel, which runs a roadside coffee shop with deaf baristas. Enjoy this unique encounter with some tea/coffee and homemade pancakes.  As we head back to the city, we stop by Patan and a coffee boutique before we drive back to Thamel. This day trip fits perfectly for children, as the walk through the two villages is not strenuous. Did you know that on Saturday, Nepali children are playing outside in the sun as they don’t go to school? Interesting to see, and even to join in!

$95 Day Trips & Excursions

Champadevi Pure Nature Day Hiking from Kathmandu

Take an early breakfast and your guide will you pick up by car from your hotel or the designated departure point. After being briefed on the day's activities, drive 30 minutes to your starting point, Lanagol. On your way, you will pass by Kirtipur, a historic and cultural city. You will start seeing views of the mountain and Kathmandu valley.You'll then start to hike up to Champadevi Hill, which begins with a steep path up. Once you start getting higher, you will see an amazing bird's eye view of the valley. The Bagmati River, monkey temple, Patan durbar square, Bungamati and Khokana can be pointed from the route.After about an hour, you will reach pass by a tiny Bosan village where you will see traditional houses of the Tamang people. The hike should be relatively easy for about 45 minutes until you pass through the forested trail. After an hour, you will arrive at Deurali where you can see Ganesh and the Lantang Himalayan Range. From Deurali, you'll hike 1.5 hours to reach the top of Champadevi where you will enjoy the cool air and your packed lunch and refreshments. Take pictures before hiking down to Kirtipur where your car will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

$25 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day Exploration in Medieval Villages

Your journey starts with a vantage point where one can behold the entire village of Bungamati and Khokana. It’s very close to the Tibetan refugee Camp of Jawalakhel.. Around 5000 people live in Bungmati and 3000 inhabitants in Khonkana village that offers Bajra Barahi Shrine. Barahi is the designation of one of the Mother Goddesses Ajima. The temple was built 500 years ago. Bungmati is 20 minutes to walking distance from Khokana. In these 2 villages, travelers can explore the typical Newari houses and their lifestyles. Bungamati is still not influenced by the modern society just a few kilometers far from the village; Bungamati shows true beauty of the still living age old culture and civilization. Walking down the lanes of Bungamati, you will see the people are getting involved on the working intricate designs in wood and stone carving. It’s really interesting to see the hanging red chilly garland on the wall of their house. This is why Bungamati and Khokana look always colorful. The Chilly and mustard oil of Khokana is still popular in Kathmandu valley.

$75 Day Trips & Excursions

Bungamati Khokana Village Tour

You begin the Bungmati and Khokana village tour early in the morning. A public bus or a private vehicle takes you from Kathmandu to Lalitpur district in roughly 45 minutes. You take a tour of the Bungmati village. We take a tour of the RatoMachindranath which is a huge shikhara style temple. During the RatoMachindranath parade, the temple is moved around Patan. You then move past the main courtyard and reach the KaryaBinayak Temple which is dedicate to Lord Ganesh. After finishing the Bungmati tour, you head north towards Kokhana. Kohana is a short distance from Bungmati. Included: • English speaking local guide • hotel peakup and drop • Private vehicle

$98 Cultural & Theme Tours

4 UNESCO World Heritage sites with Bungmati and Khokana tour from Kathmandu

ItineraryDay 1: Guided Sightseeing of Kathmandu valleyStop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionAt 10:30 pm our expert tour guide assists you at your hotel and transfer you to the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley which includes: Pashupatinath Temple the holy place of Hindu religions, Swayambhunath and Boudanath Stupa one of the ancient Stupa which is the holy place of both Buddhist and Hindu followers and Kathmandu durbar square, one of the ancient capital of Nepal and regarded as one of the cultural and political hub of the Kathmandu valley and transfer to your hotel.Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Guided sightseeing Bungmati and KhokanaStop At: Khokana DobatoOn this full-day excursion you’ll admire the traditional architecture and rich culture that are reminiscent of the medieval era. You’ll see women, men, and children sitting in the streets or in common courtyards, weaving, chatting, playing, and working under the sun. As you walk along the streets, you’ll find dozens of masterful wood carvers and sculptors offering you handcrafted items at bargain prices. Most of them work from home and they may even offer you other articles for sale as well. The women spend their spare time weaving, knitting, and hand sewing. However, the village is probably best known for its woodcarvers, whose expertise in their field becomes readily apparent.In the chowk around the temple you can see the heart of a functioning Newari town. See the many chortens and a huge prayer wheel, clearly pointing to the diverse religious traditions. Between Bungamati and Khokana you’ll find the Karya Binayak Temple, dedicated to Ganesh. The views from this spot are spectacular, and you can look out over the Bungamati valley to the foothills.You’ll find that no matter where you go in this tiny village, a large 3-storied temple will catch your eye. The temple is dedicated to the local mother goddess, Shikali Mai. A similar temple to the north-east of the village is used during times of epidemics.10:30 am: Departure from Hotel 11:00 am: Start sightseeing of Khokana Village01:30 pm: Lunch Break02:30 pm: Continue sightseeing of Bungmati village04:00 pm: Drive back to Kathmandu and Hotel Drop-offDuration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.