At Community Homestay Network, we serve as the liaison between travelers and communities. Once you book your homestay or experience with us, we coordinate with communities and families, and work with you to arrange all your logistics to get there. When you arrive at your homestay, the host family welcomes you as much more than a tourist, but as a friend and a member of their family. During your stay with your host family, there are many ways you can get involved in their daily lives. From cooking local dishes, exploring the surrounding community, participating in local festivals, to learning local crafts and helping out with daily work, there’s no better way to experience and learn about Nepali culture and life. And it’s the chance to share your own culture and ideas too. Discover new perspectives, get inspired, inspire, and make your time in Nepal memorable! Check out our Blog, to read about the real experiences of past travelers.

 

Who we are

Community Homestay Network (CHN) is a social enterprise that supports a network of community-based homestays in communities all across Nepal. Through our communityhomestay.com platform, we connect travelers with Communities across Nepal, providing travelers a unique opportunity to stay with Nepali families and immerse in real Nepali life. At the same time, local communities get the opportunity to share their culture and landscapes with the world while gaining access to a sustainable source of income through tourism. The authentic experiences we offer travelers are created with the goal of having a positive impact on Nepali communities, women and families, as well as on the travelers themselves. Learn more about our Impacts here.

How It Works

Our Story

From 2012 when the first homestay started in Panauti, there are now Community Homestays all over Nepal and the number is growing.

2012

With the motive of women empowerment and responsible tourism, It all began with just one house and one woman in Panauti, a place rich in culture but almost no tourists to observe.

2013

With few tourists coming in, ten more houses joined to become Panauti Community Homestay which is currently one of the most popular community homestays in Nepal. With support from Royal Mountain Travel, Belkot Community Homestay in Nuwakot got a new platform for upliftment and promotions.

2014

A new model of Community Homestay was set up in Barauli, a rural Tharu village in Chitwan.

2015

With the increasing demand of various community homestays to be promoted with a standard internationally, we setup the website, www.communityhomestay.com

2016

The first dedicated staff were hired for the Community Homestay project.

2017

Community homestay network P. Ltd was legally registered as a company and has been functioning through web platforms. Continues women empowerment project.

2018

€225,000 grant received from Booking Booster, CHN has created more jobs, more promotions, more social investment, overall more impact.

2019

We are working with a full dedicated team. Established several partnerships with amazing companies. We are creating a Homestay Management training & redesigned our website for a better service experience.

Meet Our Team

We are a Kathmandu based startup made of hip youth, driven to use tourism for good. We are mountaineers, artists, musicians, serial entrepreneurs.