SouthChinaMorningPost | Sep 24 2023
When Shila Amatya opened her home to tourists nearly 15 years ago, it was a novel concept, frowned upon by neighbours. Today, the 44-year-old leads a community of 17 homes in the historic Nepali town of Panauti, providing both foreign and domestic visitors an alternative to hotels.
GOODTOURISM | Aug 30 2023
Purposeful travel involves more than just the joy of exploration.
It encompasses a mindful approach that preserves the environment, empowers local communities, promotes ethical practices, and ensures a sustainable future. It’s a way to learn and grow while making a positive difference.
VENADESCUBRIR | Jul 18 2023
Si estás cansado de las típicas experiencias turísticas y buscas algo auténtico, algo que te haga sentir como en casa lejos de ella, eso es, exactamente, lo que ofrece el turismo comunitario. Es como viajar a casa de un amigo local que te invita unos días a su conocer su pueblo y acabar convirtiéndote en uno más de la familia. Olvídate de las excursiones sin alma en las que pasas por pueblos y ciudades como si fueran un museo.
TRAININGAID | Jul 17 2023
With the aim of maximising tourism’s benefits for rural grassroots communities, Community Homestay Network (CHN) in Nepal invests in tourism products and value chains through participatory approaches where locals are both participants and beneficiaries in tourism development.
NEPALITIMES | Jun 23 2023
Nepal had just welcomed an all time high 1.2 million visitors in 2019 and was aiming to bring 2 million tourists the following year. Come March 2020 and everything ground to a halt. Thousands of Nepalis lost incomes, and faced an uncertain future.
NATHJYTRAVEL | Jun 23 2023
After spending the first days of our stay in the Kathmandu Valley, we are delighted to finally be immersed in a Newar family from Panauti. We take the road impatiently and discover on the way the multiple brick factories.
THEKATHMANUDPOST | Mar 17 2023
Days in Bhada, a small Tharu village in Kailali, are unhurried. Far away from the hubbub of a city, Bhada is your quintessential Tarai village: acres of yellow mustard fields, bullock carts and bicycles on the streets, and one-storey mud homes. And its people live life at their own quiet pace.
PLANETERRA | Mar 1 2023
When we hear the word entrepreneurship attached to women in Nepal, the first thing that comes to mind is all the barriers they might have to overcome while pursuing, scaling and sustaining it.
INSIDEHIMALAYAS | Dec 12 2022
During my first two months into my visit to Nepal, I was met with the opportunity to live with a local family in the heart of historic Patan through the Community Homestay Network.
INSIDEHIMALAYAS | Jan 26 2023
Nepal has long been a tourist destination. Travelers have often come from far and wide seeking out the rich flora and fauna, mountains, and
THEKATHMANDUPOST | Jan 6 2023
Community Homestay Network, a travel company, is organising the 5th edition of Ranjana Lipi and Aila Event.
ILAREDDY | Dec 30 2022
Ancient scripts and art forms are a gateway to history and culture — there’s so much to learn from them about a place and its people that I wonder why we don’t spend more time,
TOURYTHM | Nov 01 2022
I don´t know how you feel, but my feeling is that we are at a tipping point. System thinkers and researchers remind us that systems get unstable
GOODTOURISM | Oct 27 2022
Between waves of the pandemic, in 2021 I had the opportunity to travel around Nepal’s Chitwan National Park.
WANDERFUL | Sept 20, 2022
I remember being in Chile’s Atacama Desert with friends on a clear, cold, and moonless night. Instead of standing and looking up at the distant stars,
INSIDEHIMALAYAS | Sept 16 2022
An integral part of the global economy, the tourism industry has grown rapidly over the past few decades, and is expected to continue its growth well into
THEKATHMANDUPOST | Jun 16, 2022
The latest iteration of Imagine Nepal is an ambitious project that covers the entirety of Nepal in a total of 49 travel documentaries.
INSIDEHIMALAYAS | Mar 31 2022
The COVID-19 crisis has given us time to reflect on past travel habits and the need to choose and explore more options to travel responsibly.
BUSINESS360 | Mar 26 2022
Aayusha Prasain, CEO of Community Homestay.com is not one to compromise on her values; she believes that one needs to be able to stand
ICIMOD | Mar 20 2022
Tourism is a priority sector for national and local governments across Bhutan, India, and Nepal in the Kangchenjunga Landscape
ROYALMOUNTAINTRAVEL | Mar 3 2022
Spoilt for choice, if you want to stay in a family/community homestays in Nepal, then there are now more than 20 listed on the
BUSINESS360 | Dec 17 2021
FAO | Dec 10 2021
Mountains offer an array of possibilities for tourists, offering a place to refresh, recharge and re-awake with the power of nature.
GOODTOURISM | Nov 18 2021
Leaving the comforts of my home has always been not only exciting but also somewhat comforting to me.
BLINCVENTURE | Oct 22 2021
The pandemic has brought sheer discomfort in all aspects of our lives. The impact can be seen significantly within the tourism-dependent
BUSINESS360 | Oct 8 2021
CHN noticeably helped to diversify the income source of tourism-dependent communities by introducing a new marketplace in 2020-2021.
GOODTOURISM | Jul 22 2021
When we hear the words ‘experiential travel’ or ‘experiential tourism’, we don’t always think about them positively
NEPAL8THWONDER | Jul 12 2021
A social enterprise from Nepal, Community Homestay Network (CHN), has been featured by
Travel Pulse in a list of 25 companies changing
TRAVELBEGINS | Apr 18 2021
At Community Homestay Network, our focus is to bring the benefits of tourism to local communities. We work with communities
NEPAL8THWONDER | Feb 22 2021
The competition, which was supported by the United Nations Innovation Network, attracted some 10,000 initial proposals.
MEMSAHIBININDIA | Feb 16 2021
A year ago today, I set off to Nepal on a consultancy project as part of the work we do with Indian Experiences. A few weeks earlier, I had
WTMGLOBALHUB| Jul 29 2020
Hotel reshopping engines, a community homestay network and a mobility analytics specialist have won the Front Runners Travel Tech Competition for startups, taking place at this year’s WTM London.
PATA | May 14 2020
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today announced the winners of the PATA Gold Awards 2020. Proudly supported and sponsored by the Macao Government Tourist Office (MGTO)
Community Homestay Network By Royal Mountain Travel-Nepal Wins The PATA Gold Award 2020 On Community Based Tourism
PATA | Sept 24 2020
The PATA Gold Awards recognizes exceptional achievement in a variety of endeavours, acknowledging and rewarding the very best of Asia Pacific’s travel industry.
TRAVELPLUS | Jul 29 2020
Connecting with local community members is an essential part of travel, which is why we love
INSIDEHIMALAYAS | May 14 2020
One of the best ways to understand the cultural variety of Nepal is by staying with locals. The women-run Community Homestay network throughout
INSIDEHIMALAYAS| Apr 30 2020
Philanthropist Melinda Gates is often quoted as saying, “When we invest in women and girls, we are investing in the people who invest in everyone else.”
GOODTOURISM | Feb 4 2020
Tourism has the potential to change lives for the better.” Not only does this sound good in theory, but
INSIDEHIMALAYAS | Dec 23 2019
When you arrive at the Tharu Community Lodge you find yourself at the center of a very strange ritual, one that involves a series of friendly bark and
INSIDEHIMALAYAS | Aug 12 2019
Have you ever wanted to spend time with local people to get to know a place better? Have you ever dreamed of having friends when you arrive at a new place for the first time?
INSIDEHIMALAYAS | Jul 15 2019
We humans are strange animals. We are different and divided, yet our hearts long to connect to other souls. Deep in the mid-hills of Nepal,
INSIDEHIMALAYAS | Mar 24 2019
Nepal is, of course, famously known for trekking, mountaineering, and the world’s highest peaks. But there’s so much more to the country.
INSIDEHIMALAYAS | Nov 26 2018
If you’re planning on doing the Community Homestay experience while you’re in Nepal, you have a lot to look forward to. But, part of this opportunity
INSIDEHIMALAYAS | Nov 15 2018
When we arrived at our homestay in Patan, our host-mom greeted us with a smile and a gentle handshake as we said “Namaste.”
INSIDEHIMALAYAS | Dec 18 2017
While luxurious hotels with all the mod-cons can be a nice way to travel, travelers interested in getting to know local people and culture can find this a limiting way
FORBES | Sept 26 2016
Nepal isn’t the type of place that jumps to your mind when you think about entrepreneurship and work life. In addition to being one
Since my parents loved traveling I had this great opportunity to travel around and try foods from different communities. Even back home
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas roughly 20 miles southeast of Kathmandu lies Panauti, a historic Newari town. On the edge of
What do you look for when you are traveling in a new country? New cuisine, outdoor adventures, or new landscapes? Among all the good aspects