Village tour

Trip Overview

The Village Tour of Nepal will offer the opportunity to witness traditional life in Nepal. Furthermore, it will provide the opportunity to learn the cultural heritage and lifestyle of village life. This Village Tour of Nepal gives you the experience that you have never enjoyed before. The tour gives you the chance to explore villages. Stay in one of the local homes, eat local food, and drink. Above all, the opportunity to interact with, and learn about the traditions, culture, and day-to-day life. Likewise, you will be contributing directly to the welfare of the village. Besides, you will also get the opportunity to view breathtaking mountain views from Daman, Pokhara, and Australian Camp. This village tour is one of the best of Nepal tour.

Our village tour of Nepal starts with a visit to the Buddhist pilgrimage site at the Namo Buddha hilltop. Then, it shifts towards Daman, located in the southwest part of Kathmandu Valley. Daman provides an unimpeded view of the entire Himalayas. Next, drive to Bandipur, a picturesque hilltop village located halfway toward the Highway linking Kathmandu and Pokhara. Bandipur is a small Newari town built in a blend of neo-classical and Newari architecture in the 19th century. In Bandipur, you will see the typical village lifestyle within the old Nepalese traditional settlement. Next, we visit Begnas village and drive to Dhampus. Pokhara and Nagarkot will be the next on our list. Finally, we conclude our village tour in Kathmandu.

village tour of Nepal

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the unique Nepalese rural lifestyle and culture.
  • Visit one of the Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Namo Buddha.
  • Explore the surrounding village and observe the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the people.
  • Experience the peace and tranquility of Daman, and also enjoy an unimpeded view of the Himalayas.
  • Visit the historic Bandipur village, a living museum of Newari culture.
  • Enjoy a hike to the Australian camp and Dhampus village.

Trip Fact

  • TRIP ID: SST-170
  • TRIP NAME: Village Tour of Nepal
  • DURATION: 9 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: village walking tour
  • Group Size minimum 2 People
  • BEST SEASON: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December,
  • MAX ALTITUDE 2320m(Daman)
  • ACCOMMODATION 3-4* hotels and resorts
  • WALKING HOUR 4 hrs maximum
  • TRIP ROUTE: Kathmandu-Namobuddha-Daman-Bandipur-Begnas lake-Pokhara-Australian Camp-Dhampus-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Itinenary Details

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, meet our representative/guide and transfer to the hotel. As per your arrival time, you have the option to stroll around Thamel and the local tourist market in the afternoon. Dinner in the evening, in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural performance. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 2: Kathmandu-Namobuddha

    After breakfast, we will drive to visit the Pashupatinath temple, followed by Bouddhanath Stupa. We shall then ride to Bhaktapur and spend a few hours there. Later, we will drive along the Araniko Highway to Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is well known for having one of the finest panoramic mountain views. From Dhulikhel, we will take a side road to Namobuddha. Namobuddha is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. We will visit the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse monastery and Namobuddha village. Overnight in Nomobuddha.

  • Day 3: Namobuddha-Daman

    After breakfast, we will retrace our drive back to Kathmandu, and continue to Daman. Daman stands at 2320 m on the Tribhuvan Highway, southwest of Kathmandu (about halfway to Hetauda). It offers one of the best panoramic and spectacular views of the Himalayas. Overnight in Daman.

  • Day 4: Daman-Bandipur

    We will descend to Naubise and drive until Dumre along the Prithivi Highway. At Dumre Bazaar, we will take a diversion towards north to the historic village of Bandipur. Bandipur lies to the west of Kathmandu, on a ridge in the Mahabharat range. Bandipur is a living museum of Newari culture and eco-friendly credentials. After lunch, we will take a short walk around Bandipur and visit the Tundikhel. The Tundikhel provides fantastic views across the entire Annapurna range, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal, and the Langtang range. Overnight in Bandipur.

  • Day 5: Bandipur-Begnas Lake

    This morning we will retrace our drive and rejoin the main highway to Pokhara. On approaching Pokhara, we will turn right from the main road to Begnas Bazaar. Begnas Bazaar is situated 12 km to the east of Pokhara at the base of a ridge separating Rupa and Begnas lake. In the afternoon, take a walk around the lush forest and terraced fields. Overnight in Begnas Bazaar.

  • Day 6: Begnas Lake-Pokhara-Hike to Australian Camp & Dhampus

    After breakfast, we shall drive to Kande, which takes about an hour or more. Hike to the Australian Camp and enjoy the spectacular scenic view of the Himalayas. Spend some time there and then descend to Dhampus village. Overnight in Dhampus.

  • Day 7: Dhampus-Pokhara

    After breakfast, hike down to Dhampus Phedi. It is about an hour's drive from Phedi to Pokhara. In Pokhara, we will visit the Peace Pagoda, Gupteshower cave, Tibetan Refugee center, and Davis falls. We will also enjoy a boat ride on the Phewa lake. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Day 8: Pokhara-Kathmandu

    Early morning, we will go for an excursion to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is famous for sunrise and sunset with a panoramic view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and other mountains. We will return to the hotel for breakfast. And after breakfast, we will retrace our drive to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 9: Departure

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport as per your flight schedule. 

What's Included
  • All transfers by private vehicle
  • English Speaking guide throughout the trip.
  • All sightseeing and monument entrance fee.
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels and resorts with breakfast.
  • One dinner with cultural performance in Kathmandu.
What's Not Included
  • Nepal visa.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner as per itinerary.
  • All kinds of bar bills and beverages like cold drinks, hot drinks and other.
  • Insurance and emergency rescue services
  • Personal equipment and clothing.

Review

EDhan (America)

My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day.

The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time.

Margo Boston (America)

Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit.

We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great.

Lori (America)

Hi, My Name is Lori, and I came to do the trip with my daughter. After the earthquake had happened we were confused, what should we do, should we go or should we not go for Nepal Trip and finally we decided to come after the consultation, and we had a wonderful time there. The tour guide and driver and all the staff were done magnificent job. There is so much to see and worthful to visit. The hotel was excellent, the food was great, we enjoyed our time. The Buddhist and Hindu temple were fascinating. Our guide was brilliant and enhanced all experience and knowledge he passed all the knowledge to us and shared the ideas. I encourage you to visit Nepal it is one of the incredible places around the world.