Explore twin villages of Bungamati and Khokana located near Kathmandu to see village life style, traditions and culture. Bungamati is home of Machhendranath which is considered as the patron god of Patan. The local people mostly engage on traditional wood carving and sculptors. Khokana is a small Newari village next to Bungamati. Khokana is also known as village of farmers and most of the homes and windows are decorated with chili, garlic and onion garlands. Visit Khokana to witness life inside a typical Nepalese rural village.
• 4 hours
Champadevi is a high hill (about 2200m), located in the southwest of Kirtipur, an ancient city of Kathmandu. Join this 6-hour tour where you can hike without disturbance of vehicles or pollution. As you go higher up the hill, see mountain peaks and a bird's eye view of the valley. Enjoy the cool air when you arrive at the top of Champadevi hill. Have your lunch, take pictures, and hike down to Kirtipur where your car will be waiting to take you back.
• 6 hours
From the traditional view point to the cultural and nature oriented perspective, the Bungmati and Kokhana Village tour is one of the most easy yet exciting and serene tours around the Kathmandu valley. From the culturally inclined Bugmati valley to the naturally beautiful Kokhana, this tour has a lot to offer. Bungmati is home to the famous RatoMachindranath Temple and KaryaBinayak Temple. Kokhana is famous for the green rice fields carpeted across the Newari village.
• 1 day
Catch a glimpse of rural Nepal while exploring the Newari villages of Khokana and Bungmati. Enjoy the hilltop views from Kirtipur and visit the city of Patan, known for its 21-pointed Krishna temple and the Buddhist monastery of Rudra Varna Mahavihar.
• 8 hours
This 6-hour private tour from Kathmandu takes you to a journey back in time. Visit Bungmati and Khokana, villages that have retained its culture and traditions since the 6th century. Bungmati is believed to be the birth-place of deity Rato 'red' Machindranath. There's a large shikhar styled temple dedicated to him inside the village. After, see the lush green fields of the farming village of Khokana and learn about their unique harvesting process of mustard oil. There is also a spectacular three-storied temple in Khokana that is a sight to see.
• 6 hours