Discover the history and traditions of Newar culture on this English-language guided tour of the Nepali villages of Bungamati and Khokana. An incredible experience!
Bungamati & Khokana Day Trip Itinerary
On the morning of your activity, you'll be picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu and head out of the city centre into the rural villages located to the south of the Nepalese capital.
The first stop on your day trip will be in the tiny town of Bungamati, which is nestled in the heart of the Lalitpur Valley. The majority of the population of the settlement are Newar people, a historic community who have maintained their ancient culture, religion and language throughout the centuries that they have inhabited the Kathmandu Valley. Throughout your tour, you'll discover the main customs and traditions of Newar Bungamati while you explore the monuments and landmarks around the village. One architectural highlight is the Temple of Machhindranath, whose magnificent pearlescent domes stand out as a symbol of this area of Nepal.
Following your tour of Bungamati, you'll set off to the nearby settlement of Khokana, where you'll continue learning all about the origins and history of the Newar civilisation. As your guide explains the evolution of the culture over the centuries, you'll visit more of the village's important religious buildings, including Shree Rudrayani. This 500-year-old temple is known for its distinctive three-storeyed architecture and the intricate latticework on each level.
At the end of your tour, you'll be taken back to Kathmandu and dropped off at your hotel.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
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English guided tour
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 127
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 173
Up to 14 peopleUS$ 320
The tour is exclusively in English.
Private and exclusive tour, there will be no one else in the group.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Nepal history.
Pick up and drop off at hotel.
Transport in air conditioned vehicle.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (6:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).