What is Home Stay???
Homestay is one of the most popular kinds of Bed & Breakfast. Guests are invited in a private house to live with family members. Living with local people is the best way to learn about Nepali culture, religion in an ethic and eco responsibility Experience the unique opportunity of being a part of the ethnic Nepalese village for a few days of your life with our 10-days Nepal Village Home-Stay Tour.
An important feature of the tour is a few days home-stay at the Sirubari village, perhaps the most popular home-stay village in the Nepal mountains, which will give you a real taste of Nepali way of village life. The tour starts with a day's home-stay in the Kapan village of Kathmandu Valley. Although the cultural, historical and political center of Nepal, there many villages inside the valley still preserve their age-old cultural practices.
The tour aims at providing both the cultural and natural exposure to the Nepal mountains. Kathmandu itself has its own brand of cultural life holding a considerably high number of places recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, and contains three medieval cities famous for their arts and architectures - Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. From Kathmandu, we head to Pokhara, the Lake City of Nepal.
Then we spend a day at the picturesque town of Tansen in the lap of Srinagar Hills.The next few days will be spent in discovering the ethnic mountain village of Sirubari. The trip encompasses some of the most spectaculars natural and cultural destinations of Nepal and you will enjoy the company of dozens of waterfalls and mountains, flora & fauna, and rural villages sprawled over the mountains representing a variety of ethnic groups and cultures.
The 10-day Nepal Village Home-Stay Tour has been designed for those visiting Nepal seeking for a combination of cultural and natural exposure especially by staying with the village family during their trip. Depending upon the time you can spend for your Nepal trip, you may also find it interesting to check out our other tour packages. Some of our tour packages that cater to the specific needs of the travelers include: Nepal Heritage Tour with Mt. Everest - 10 Days, Buddhist Cultural Tour - 8 Days, Nepal Holiday Tour - 14 Days, Kathmandu Pokhara River & Wildlife Tour -10 Days. For a complete list of our tour packages for Nepal.
Day to Day Itinerary
DAY : 01 Arrival Visit Kopan Homestay Area:
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (TIA) you will be greeted by a representative from Friendship World Trek. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Friendship World Trek display board at the arrival gate. Then we drive to Kapan, your homestay area in a village nearby Kathmandu.
The Kapan Monastery at Kapan Hill, also known as Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Centre, is a major meditation center near Kathmandu. The people of Kapan have also developed the Homestay programs for the development of local community. The village site located on a hill also offers the panoramic views over the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight Homestay at Kapan. Included meal: Dinner (D)
DAY : 02 KTM Sightseeing Tour: Kathmanu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, Boudhanath
Today, after breakfast, we start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhanath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. Overnight at Kapan. Included meal: (B)
DAY : 03 Sightseeing Tour: Patan & Bhaktapur
We visit two more UNESCO World Heritage Site cities adjacent to Kathmandu: Patan & Bhaktapur. Patan is also known as The City of Fine Arts. Patan Durbar Square is one of the places in the Kathmandu Valley where the medieval arts and architecture still remain in its original state. The Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Similarly, the medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. Overnight at Kapan. Included meal: Breakfast (B)
DAY : 04 Drive to Pokhara & Pokhara Sightseeing
We take an early morning breakfast and drive to Pokhara, 200 kilometers from Kathmandu and a 6 hour's drive into the mountains. All the way we descend down along the winding road on the banks of the Trishuli River until we reach Mugling. From Mugling, we drive further west into the mountains, following the rivers for much of the day. Pokhara, also nicknamed as the Lake City, is not only Nepal's but one of the most beautiful places on earth. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. After arriving Pokhara, we make a sightseeing trip to some of Pokhara's marketplaces, old bazaars, and landmarks. In the evening, explore the surrounding lakeside areas. Overnight at Pokhara. (B)
DAY : 05 Drive to Tansen & Sightseeing
Drive to Tansen, 125 kilometers from Pokhara and a 4-hour's drive. Tansen is a picturesque hill town in the lap of Srinagar Hills with beautiful green hills offering the views of snow covered Himalayan peaks. On clear days, it is possible to see the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Gauri Shankar and other peaks in the Himalayan Range. Tansen is also famous for the handwoven Dhaka cloth, also used to make the Nepali national hat (Topi). There are also a number of temples and historic places down in the town area. Overnight at Tansen. (B)
DAY : 06 Village Walk and Arrival & Homestay at Sirubari
We make a few hours' comfortable village walk today and reach the village of Sirubari. Sirubari is an enthnic Gurung settlement at an altitude of 1700 meters. For a few days, we make a homestay at Sirubari village. Sirubari has also been developed as a homestay village owing to its natural beauty and hospitable villagers. The villagers of Sirubari welcome their guests by playing music on Panche baja, a popular musical instrument played in the area during auspicious ceremonies such as marriage procession. As the evening falls, the village echoes with the music of different ethnic musical instruments, such as: madal or drums and flutes. Overnight homestay at Sirubari. (B)
DAY : 07 Full-Day Village Visit, Overnight Homestay
We spend the full day at Sirubari and experience the different aspects of village life. At a closer look, you will find that Sirubari is not only a beautifully located mountain village, but it's also rich in terms of arts, culture and tradition. Although you will not get a swimming pool in the village, still you can enjoy the pristine natural spring water that comes down from the Himalayas. Another attraction at Sirubari is the viewpoint at Thumro Juro, an uphill hike to a high mound popular for viewing the morning sunrise over the mountains & Himalayas, including Manasulu, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.Overnight Homestay at Sirubari. (B)
DAY : 08 Visit Village & Drive to Pokhara
We make another visit to the village after morning breakfast. Then we retrace our path back to Pokhara. You will be transferred to your hotel in Pokhara. If we reach Pokhara before it gets dark, we make some sightseeing of a few more sites in Pokhara. Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake waters. Time permitting; we also take a boat around the Phewa Lake - the second biggest lake of Nepal. Overnight at Pokhara. (B)
DAY : 09 Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we start our 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to Hotel.There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. You can spend the evening leisurely in the streets near your hotel and catch up on some last minute shopping. In the evening, celebration dinner together with Friendship World Trek staffs. Overnight at Kathmandu. (B, D)
DAY : 10 Farewell Friend
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and are sure you’ll be back in your trip somewhere in the Nepal Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Friendship World Trek will transfer you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. (B)
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
Greetings From Friendship Home Stay
Friendship Home Stay has established for foreign visitors who are looking for a less conventional but deeper cultural experience Friendship Home Stay provides ample opportunity to immerse oneself in an authentic joint family system - the Nepalese way. The Home is located on the North side of Kathmandu Valley only 5 Km from Tribhuwan International Airport.
What is Home Stay???
Home stay is one of the most popular kinds of Bed & Breakfast. Guests are invited in a private house to live with family members. Living with local people is the best way to learn about Nepali culture, religion in an ethic and eco responsibility.
The Home stay program allows visitors to Nepal to stay with Nepalese family. The Home stay participant lives with the family -- sleeping in a Nepali home, taking their meals with the family, and maybe even touring the city or celebrating a holiday or birthday with them. The program provides a unique opportunity to learn about Nepali culture, make new friends and extended family, and provide direct assistance to the Nepali people, many of whom are saving for their children and future education.
We are specialized in organizing placements in excellent families as paying guests and we have a multi-lingual team highly experienced in this field. Host families are carefully screened and offer comfortable accommodation in single or double rooms. It is possible to choose bed and breakfast, half board or self-catering and there is simple category of accommodation available. It is possible to choose central areas or less central areas. Considering the host families request we are bound to take booking only for a month but possible to renew
Nepali homestay in Kathmandu
The village life is the most attractive to enjoy. Agriculture life and the lifestyle of Nepali people to experience. Visitors will get to share the real experience of Nepal and Nepalese people through staying with Friendship Nepal Homestay.
Our village Kopan (Solu-dada) has natural beauty, surrounded by typical Nepalese houses, agriculture farm, natural forest (Gokarna), beautiful water sources etc.
The people living in Kapan (Solu-Dada) are from Tamang, Sherpa, Newar and Brahmin community. Our homestay is located in the capital Kathmandu of Nepal, ideal for holydays in Nepal or for some days of rest before expeditions, Trekking, Tours sightseeing in Kathmandu valley). The Home is located on the North side of Kathmandu Valley only 5 Km from Tribhuwan International Airport.
You will find rich cultures and vibrant traditions, exquisite temples and monuments as well as fast flowing rivers and tropical jungles teeming with wildlife, making your trip an unforgettable experience.
Regarding Friendship homestay, there is one house in one compound. Where there some more homestay houses around Friendship Homestay. The area of the Friendship Home stay is very clean. We will be provided to our guest at the maximum for Nepali dinner. All guests are treated as family members, and are invited to live as family members, common guest room with TV can be shared with family members.
We would like to introduce you to ‘FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY NEPAL(FSC) MITRATA SAMAJ NEPAL, a non-profit organization we encourage you to spend time volunteering at the home and their local school.
Showing interest and showing up is everything!
Friendship Home Stay or Friendship World Trek will help you design a program to suit your time and talents.
Homestay and cultural exchange programmes can be arranged in most areas of Nepal with our 35 Host families. Participants will be placed with a Nepali family in a small rural village for the duration of their stay.
This provides the volunteers with an excellent opportunity to learn about all aspects of Nepali culture, lifestyle, language, food and people. Volunteers should remember that this is a cultural exchange and that an effort to offer some knowledge of their own home culture and customs to the family with whom they stay is appreciated. During their stay, volunteers will attend 2 hours of language lessons in the morning and in the afternoon.
They will also have the opportunity to visit and help out at the local school. Home stay programmes are best organised from August to December which is the time when most large local festivals take place. This makes for an overall more exciting experience for the volunteer. Nepali culture is distinctively friendly and open and participants are made to feel as though they are part of the family.
Stay with Nepali family in Kathmandu
A typical Nepali day begins with cleaning the house by the elders such as grand mother/mother or elder sisters now lost in many homes in western society. Age is revered in Nepal Imagine going to local market with a big bag to shop vegetables and other groceries of the day with a 70 year old grandmother or a 10 year old son of the family. or attending a typical Nepalese wedding ceremony which is very different to other cultures. Most Nepalese families allow and appreciate a helping hand in the kitchen, so be careful you may end up a good Nepali cook. This is not a business for us, we simply enjoy sharing life’s experiences with others where we can all learn from each other. There will be a small charge of US $ 15 .00 To $25.00 per person per day which includes breakfast ( i.e. Bread , Eggs , Rice pudding , Tea, Coffee etc ) and a Nepali dinner ( Veg. curry, Boiled rice, Pickle, Dal soup, Chicken curry etc ) You can stay as long as you want.
We use 2 rooms & 1 bath rooms sharing with double & single beds are available, the resident family uses another 5 rooms. Kathmandu city map.
• Tea and coffee making facilities.
• Cleaning Service.
• Incoming phone.
• Information & Arrangements for Trekking, Rafting, Safari.
• Bus & Air tickets
• Internet facility free
• One computer in the room.
• One TV in the room.
« In our guest house, live in the rhythm of our family, enjoy meals and share our activities, discover all the beauty of our country in a unforgettable and enriching experience, simplicity and pleasure of nepali lifestyle »
Guest House in Kathmandu, Nepal
The village of Kopan is very near from the town. It is only about five kilometer away from Thamel. KOPAN HOME STAY VILALGE (Tourist Area in Kathmandu) is about 15 minutes drive and about 30 minute drive from the International Airport.
You can ask for a taxi to come and drop you (between 500Npr and 700Npr) to go to city, walk during 15 to 25 minutes to arrive to a bigger town, use local transportation for less then 30Npr or use the bicycle provided by Friendship Home Stay.
Our Nepali Guest house (Homestay) facilities
Friendship Homestay will be charging small amount of US$ 15 to $18 (ask for rates for young and children) per person per day with homely environment which includes bed and breakfast, Nepali Dinner, pick up and drop facilities at the Airport for international flight, tours, and also Bicycle for hanging around Kathmandu.
The bathrooms (western style) of our guest house are not attached but very two rooms get to share one bathroom and you have facilities of hot water running in the bathroom with soap/towel and toilet paper. Ecology is one of our priorities, we have compost since several years and the hot water is provided by solar panels.
You can also use our phone, fax or internet connection for 24 hours available if needed.
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our Homestay in Nepal.
The large joint-family house offers 4 double rooms bathrooms and one double room. The well equipped dining room and kitchen are available for all to share.
City guide, Laundress and Internet connection available:
1. Bus or Taxi facilities.
2. Private car and other vehicle facilities.
3. Airport pick-up and departure facilities.
If any one interested in Mani Rimdu festival. Mr. Nima can arrange for the trip.
Single room (1 person)
$15 per night including breakfast and dinner.
Double room (2 persons)
$25 per night including breakfast and dinner.
Student single rate $13 per night including breakfast and dinner.
Long-term rates are negotiable.
laundress: Rs. 100/- per hour.
Internet connection: Free for 24 hours
Mr. Nima Dorjee Tamang is a Managing Director, Trekking Instructor and Guide of 'Friendship World Trek' Trekking and Expeditions (P). Ltd. He was born in a traditional mountain village in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal, close to the Mount Everest region and home to the Sherpa and Tamang people.
He always thinks to give good Knowledge about the trekking, mountains and good service and service.
He'll do it for $25 per day.
Professional city guide: $50 per hour.
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