Community Homestays Near Kathmandu

The community homestays near Kathmandu gives you an opportunity to explore the urban, semi-urban and rural parts around the valley. The diverse culture and hilly landscape around Kathmandu will give you some of the best travel experiences in Nepal. The community homestays around Kathmandu gives you an opportunity immerse yourself in authentic culture and lifestyles around Kathmandu while exploring some of the hidden picturesque hiking trails. If you’re bound for Kathmandu for a few days or desire a quick escape from the city, staying with locals offers one of the best ways to explore the city and its surroundings like never before. Here is a list of few of the community homestays around Kathmandu that are accessible within few hours of drive from Kathmandu.

Panauti Community Homestay

At the confluence of the Rosi and Punyamati rivers, Panauti awaits to welcome you with warm hospitality and rich culture. A community just 34 Kms away from Kathmandu offers an opportunity to witness well-preserved cobblestone paths of the old town. Panauti is a beautiful blend of culture and natural beauty. While enjoying the old culture and traditions, you would not have to compromise the adventure. Hiking, sightseeing and cycling around the hills of Panauti is one of experiences you would not want to miss while you are there. 

With more than 20 festivals celebrated around the year, Panauti is a great choice to visit during a festival. Most of the authentic and immersive experiences enjoyed best through living with the locals via community homestay. The Panauti Community Homestay , the flagship of the Community Homestay program, a successful female-owned homestay model followed by other communities throughout Nepal. Panauti Community Homestay provides travelers with the opportunity to experience Panauti’s culture and traditions that are well kept since the 13th century, without missing the  access to modern facilities.

Tribeni Ghat on the confluence of rivers Punyamata and Rosi
Tribeni Ghat on the confluence of rivers Punyamata and Rosi

Patan Community Homestay

Patan, in Lalitpur, renowned for its rich cultural heritage and craftsmanship. The city’s is home to many skilled artisans who are masters of woodcarving, metalwork, painting, and stone carving. whether you’re on a sightseeing tour of ancient temples and durbar squares or simply wandering through its charming alleys. Patan is a city that delights all who have the privilege to explore its charming streets and experience its vibrant heritage.

The Patan Community Homestay provide an authentic and immersive experience, allowing visitors to explore the cultural richness of this vibrant city while supporting the locals. Just a few minutes walk from the Patan Durbar Square, the welcoming homestay offers private rooms that are comfortable and well-equipped with necessary facilities. Living with the locals also provides guests a chance to learn about their traditions and lifestyles. One of the main highlight of staying at Patan Community Homestay is that you can learn to prepare authentic Newari food, a delightful departure from the mainstream Dal-Bhat-Tarkari.The homestay is an excellent way to create meaningful memories while fostering cultural exchange and understanding.

Durbar square in Mangal baazar, Patan
Durbar square in Mangal baazar, Patan

Patlekhet Community Homestay

Located around only 40 Kilometres from Kathmandu, Patlekhet is a perfect getaway for anyone seeking a weekend break in the countryside. Situated in the rural hills with a beautiful landscape with high Himalaya in the north and well cultivated farmland all around. Patlekhet is an ideal destination for travellers seeking to reconnect with nature. Major attraction for any travellers visiting Patlekhet is hiking around the village, while engaging with the hosts to learn about organic farming practices. 

The Patlekhet Community Homestay offers a peaceful retreat those seeking an authentic experience of rural life surrounded by farms and fields. Visitors have the chance to engage in various farm activities such visiting diary farms and participating in traditional methods of farming. This hands-on experience allows guests to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the importance of agriculture in the local area. With its friendly family atmosphere, accommodating hosts, and immersion in local life, the Patlekhet Community Homestay promises a memorable stay for all visitors.

Making "Bota" disposable leaves plates with locals in Patlekhet Community Homestay
Making “Bota” disposable leaves plates with locals in Patlekhet Community Homestay

Nagarkot Community Homestay

Located just a short distance away from Kathmandu, Nagarkot is a perfect weekend getaway to unwind and relax in the peaceful hillside near Kathmandu. Nagarkot is known for its breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas. For nature lovers, the hill station offers many hiking trials that passes through lush green forests and hidden waterfalls. Whether you’re an avid trekker or simply enjoy leisurely walks, there are trials suitable for all levels of fitness and preferences.

Though you will find plenty of hotels in Nagarkot, the community homestay here is one of the best alternative to explore the serene place. The Nagarkot Community Homestayis conveniently located on the way to the main town of Nagarkot and offers easy accessibility for tourists looking to explore its charms while experiencing the warm hospitality and lifestyles of the locals. The homestays offers private bedrooms that provide a cozy and comfortable stay. While you can enjoy your personal space, you’ll also have the opportunity to interact with locals and experience the taste of homely cooked meals that are prepared from the organic ingredients picked directly from the fields.

Locals performing cultural program for guests at Nagarkot Community Homestay
Locals performing cultural program for guests at Nagarkot Community Homestay

Kirtipur Community Homestay 

Kirtipur is located within an easy reach from Kathmandu, yet a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. An ancient Newari city sitting just around 5 Kms away from  the center of Kathmandu warmly welcomes its travelers to experience and enjoy Newari culture and cuisine. With a rich history and culture, travelers could get immersed in the city’s temples, stupas and narrow alleys. You could explore your adventurous side by hiking or mountain biking in the neighboring Hattiban Forest or to other nearby destinations. Kirtipur has a little something for everyone!

The hosts at Kirtipur Community Homestay await to welcome travellers to the historic town to share their warmth and rich culture. At the homestay accommodation, you’ll enjoy a private rooms with a comfortable bed and basic furniture. The bathrooms come with running water and offer either Western-style or traditional Nepali squat toilets, and some have hot showers or hot water buckets on request. Wi-Fi is available in all houses. While sharing the home with your hosts, you’ll have plenty of privacy to unwind and explore the fascinating surroundings of Kirtipur.

Bagh Bhairav temple in Kirtipur
Bagh Bhairav temple in Kirtipur

Bungamati Community Homestay

To the south of central Kathmandu, Bungamati provides travelers with a unique opportunity to learn about the crafts and traditions of Newari communities that have not been overrun with tourists. Situated close to the urban parts of Patan and central Kathmandu, Bungamati offers an urban setting with a small-town vibe where visitors can expect a close-knit community. 

Equipped with modern facilities and comforts, the accommodation at the Bungamati Community Homestay is in individual homes near the center of town ideal for solo travellers or small groups. The homestays have rooms with beautiful views overlooking the peaceful streets, where you can observe local life.

Locals in Bungamati
Locals in Bungamati

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Community Homestay Network is a leading provider of authentic and immersive local travel experiences. We connect global travelers with real and authentic Nepal by letting them stay with the locals and experience a typical Nepali lifestyle. Our experiences are designed with the goal of leaving positive impact on the local communities and environment.

CommunityHomestay - Team

Community Homestay Network is a leading provider of authentic and immersive local travel experiences. We connect global travelers with real and authentic Nepal by letting them stay with the locals and experience a typical Nepali lifestyle. Our experiences are designed with the goal of leaving positive impact on the local communities and environment.