Kathmandu Village Culture Tour

Kathmandu village Culture Tour is an interesting tour in Kathmandu which is really exciting and adventure tour in Nepal. To get a deeper understanding of the ancient cultures and traditions, this trip will incorporate the best places and the most popular sightseeing of Newari villages in Kathmandu valley. The Newars are the original inhabitant of Kathmandu valley. Most of them are very traditional who still follow their ritual and festivals to preserve their culture. Newari villages are itself like the open museum.

Kathmandu is culturally very rich which is one of the spiritual valleys in Nepal as many Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses, Sages and Gurus (teachers) visited this place in the ancient time. Your trip starts from Pharping; there is a temple which called Dakshinkali. It is dedicated the goddess Kali (Shiva’s consort). Twice a week as Tuesday and Saturday, people used to go there to sacrifice male uncastrated animals for their Karma. It is a prosperous and well known an ancient tradition of Newari village.

This village is famous for the religious site for Hinduism and Buddhism because of it has many sacred sites such as Guru Padmasambhava has got enlighten at Asur Cave, Gorakhnath and Shesnarayan Cave. There are numerous monasteries as well. Daksinkali is a famous site for the Shakta community in Nepal who particularly believe in Goddess. It is widely venerated place where every pilgrim would have the vow to be fulfilled, they sacrifice anyone type of the 5 different animals; Roaster, Pig, Buffalo, Goat & Duck. Different culture, traditions, festivals, temples, and monasteries.

Another most incredible traditional villages of Kathmandu Valley is Bungmati and Khokana. The village is only about 10 kilometers south of downtown Kathmandu so it is not far away at all. Khokana and Bungamati are the ancient Newari village (of the 16th century) alike Kirtipur but a visit to Khokana and Bungamati is a bit different to the visit to Kirtipur.

There are suspicions that Bungamati existed as early as the 7th century under the name Bugayumi. However, its official founding date falls somewhere in the 16th century. Bungamati special fact is that it is a traditional Newari village a place where not much has changed over the last couple of centuries. As you walk the streets, you will find hundreds of masterful wood carvers and sculptors offering you excellently hand-crafted items at bargain prices.

Most of them work from home and they may even offer you other articles for sale on the side. Khokana is just in 20-30 minutes walking distance from Bungamati another Newar village. The village begins with a narrow cobbled street and in the middle of the main street lies the temple of Shekalim Mai a local mother Goddess. Khokana is the famous village where there is a traditional mile to crush the mustard producing cooking oil. It is really exciting to explore the culture tour in Kathmandu. Enjoy great views of the surrounding towns.

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Kathmandu Village Culture Tour
This trip incorporates the best places and the most popular sightseeing of Newari villages in Kathmandu valley. They are like the open museum. Get up to enjoy the stunning dawn! After breakfast, we drive to Pharping; there is a temple which called Dakshinkali. It is dedicated the goddess Kali {Shivas consort}. Twice a week as Tuesday and Saturday, people used to go there to sacrifice male uncastrated animals for their Karma. It is a prosperous and well known an ancient tradition of Newari village. This village is famous for the religious site for Hinduism and Buddhism because of it has many sacred sites such as Guru Padmasambhava has got enlighten at Asur Cave, Gorakhnath and Shesnarayan Cave. There are numerous monasteries as well. Daksinkali is a famous site for the Shakta community in Nepal who particularly believe in Goddess. It is widely venerated place where every pilgrim would have the vow to be fulfilled, they sacrifice anyone type of the 5 different animals; Roaster, Pig, Buffalo, Goat & Duck. After lunch, you will visit Bungamati & Khokana. The village is only about 10 kilometers south of downtown Kathmandu so it is not far away at all. There are suspicions that Bungamati existed as early as the 7th century under the name Bugayumi. However, its official founding date falls somewhere in the 16th century. Bungamati special fact is that it is a traditional Newari village a place where not much has changed over the last couple of centuries. As you walk the streets, you will find hundreds of masterful wood carvers and sculptors offering you excellently hand-crafted items at bargain prices. Most of them work from home and they may even offer you other articles for sale on the side. Khokana is just in 20-30 minutes walking distance from Bungamati another Newar village. The village begins with a narrow cobbled street and in the middle of the main street lies the temple of Shekalim Mai a local mother Goddess. Khokana is the famous village where there is a traditional mile to crush the mustard producing cooking oil.

Tour Package Includes:

  • Tour Entrances fees of the monuments
  • Professional local English speaking Tour Guide of Kathmandu city.
  • All transfer and sightseeing tour by private deluxe Car / Coach with Air condition

Tour Package Excludes

  • Travel & Health insurance
  • Any meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Special Drinks
  • Cost of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, Tips etc
You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!

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