Day Trip to Bungmati and Khokana Villages
Highlights of Bungmati and Khokana Villages tour
• Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
• Admire the traditional houses and centuries-old traditions of Bungamati and Khokana
• Visit the Rato Machhendranath Temple, dating back to the 16th century
• Visit 3-storied temple to the goddess Shikali Mai that dominates the village of Khokana
This is approx 5- 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.
The tour begins with a morning pick-up from your hotel in Kathmandu. You will first drive to a district in Kathmandu Valley called Lalitpur where Bungmati village lies. The drive takes about 30 minutes or so depending on traffic conditions. Upon arrival, you will immediately feel the ambiance of the place as it has remained unchanged for ages. Visit the Rato ‘red’ Machindranath Temple located amidst the village, which is a shikhara styled beautiful temple. Observe locals busy with their daily lives.
After, proceed towards Khokana and pass by the Karya Binayak Temple (dedicated to elephant headed god ‘Ganesh’). There’s plenty of greenery and farmlands around Khokana as the locals are highly dependent on agriculture. Enjoy exploring the village and spending time away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city. Afterwards, drive back to Kathmandu to get dropped back off to your hotel.