Bandipur hiking a hilltop settlement placed on 1000 m ridge in Tanahu district is both easily accessible from Kathmandu and Pokhara. Because of its preserved ancient cultural and traditional atmosphere, Bandipur has increasingly been spotting attention of adventurous hikers. A hike through Bandipur endows you with excellent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang and the Marshyangdi valley. Bandipur makes an interesting hiking destination, as you could be enjoying views of Gorkha with its high perching palace from, looked upon by sky-high peaks and still experience the ‘old newari town flair’, ‘typical Newari architectural buildings’ untouched by the modern influence.
However, the main hotspots of a hike to Bandipur are Bindyabashini temple and the library in the village centre, Thani Mai,Tindhara (“Three Taps” washing place at the southeastern outskirts), Raniban (Queen's Forest), the downhill trek to the Siddha Cave and a hike to Ramkot village.
Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Free day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley such as Boudha Nath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square (B)
Day 03: Drive to Bandipur. (B)
Day 04: Rest and explore at Bandipur Village. (B)
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu or continue to Pokhara. (B)
Day 06: Final departure to airport for your own destination. (B)