Are you really interested to visit rural village inside Kathmandu valley, the capital city of Nepal ? if so, it would be the good idea to visit Bungmati and Khokana the typical Newari village which is in the distance of 12 kilometers south and about an hour driving distance from the centre of Kathmandu, Thamel. These villages are the inhabitants of about 8000 people . In the centre of Bungmati village there is a big square in which there is temple to Rato Matshyendranath who is the god of monsoon and good harvest. Near by village is called Khokana where we can see the temple for local mother goddess, Shikali Mai. The main attraction of the villages is rural life of Nepal. Most of the people from these villages are farmers ,they are busy to the agricultural works most of the time ladies are busy in spinning and the men are busy in crushing oil seeds and other agricultural activities. The village is famous for its typical mustard oil harvesting process in which a heavy wooden beam is used to crush the mustard seeds in order to extract the oil. This oil is mostly used for cooking but is also very popular in ayurvedic therapy. you can see the traditional houses hanging red chilies, onions, garlic and different dry vegetables , maizes and other grains on the windows and on the struts of the houses artistically.
Typical Newari Village tour where you will get a chance to glance the rural Nepal.
After breakfast at Hotel , our guide and the driver come pick you up at 9.00 am. it’s one hour drive from centre of Kathmandu to Bungmati Village. start sightseeing of real rural life of Nepal enjoy the view of the temple of Rato Matshyendra Nath and its square, Temple of Ganesh God of Success and good luck, Temple of Bhairav, Meet local people, enjoy the vegetables hanging on the struts of the traditional houses artistically .take photographs. After this, we should walk about 30 minutes to Khokana Village. Enjoy the view of local traditional houses, enjoy the taste of typical Local Newari Lunch which contain bitten rice, spinach, roasted soyabean, fried potatoes, pickle, garlic Duck chhoela etc. After lunch you will visit rural village with the temple of Shikali Mai. Temple of Indrayani, also you can enjoy the other local activities. On the way back to Kathmandu hotel short visit to Tibetan Refugee camp where you will see the Tibetan people busy with spinning and knitting Handicrafts. Back to your Hotel around at 4.00 pm.
Trip Cost: USD 50.00 Per person base on minimum 2 pax