Wander the streets of a living museum of Newari culture. 

Unlike most trading posts in the Nepal hills, Bandipur has retained its age-old cultural attributes - temples, shrines, sacred caves, innumerable festivals, and a Newari architecture that harks back to the Kathmandu Valley of old.

Time seems to have stood still here, although it has taken a lot of effort. Derelict buildings have been reborn as cafes and lodges, and temples and civic buildings have been pulled back from the edge of ruin. 

Accommodation in Bandipur

Things to see & do

Thani Mai Temple - Free

The main reason to climb up to Thani Mai is for the spectacular sunrise views from Gurungche Hill. With a 360 degree view of the Himalaya stretching out along the horizon, and the valley below cloaked in a thick fog that resembles a white lake, a clear morning offers a spectacular vista. The trail starts near the school at the southwest end of the bazaar, and is a steep 30-minute walk.