Staying at the Shree Antu Community Homestay is an exciting way to experience a different side of Nepal. The Ilam district, in far eastern Nepal bordering Darjeeling in India, is an peaceful area of rolling hills covered in tea plantations, far from the bustling cities. You can hike and explore the countryside, rise early to get a glimpse of the world’s third-highest mountain, Kanchenjuna, at sunrise, and learn all about tea growing and production. And, if you like, drink plenty of the brew. It’s a homely alternative to Shree Antu hotels.
Get to know the Terai’s indigenous Tharu people while enjoying village tours, jungle safaris, and other natural attractions around Chitwan National Park. At the Barauli Community Homestay Nepal, guests can live alongside one of the indigenous ethnic groups of the Terai, the Tharu people. Their culture, language, architecture, and cuisine are a mixture of those found in the hills of Nepal and the plains of North India. Various Tharu groups live across the broad length of the Terai, and the Tharu people of the Chitwan area are generally called the Koth aria or Dangaha Tharus.
Close to Bardiya National Park with its unspoiled wilderness of grassland and riverine forest in the mid-western Terai region, the Community homestay in Dalla offers a peek into the lives of Danguara Tharus and opportunity to explore the rarest of wildlife in Nepal. Living with the locals in their traditional mud and wood houses you can get a glimpse of the way of life that has gone largely unchanged over time.
Inhabited around rich biodiversity and nature, at Nagarkot Community Homestay you can enjoy a calm environment with the panoramic scenes, fresh breeze on the lap of green forest, a soak in the waterfall, and the taste of delightful local cuisine, produced organically. Located on the way to the main town of ‘Nagarkot’, and a quick escape from the busy streets of Kathmandu, you can immerse yourselves in mesmerizing interactions living with the locals and discover the wonders of nature. At the homestay you can feel at home staying with the villagers as a family member, sharing their kitchen and daily activities.
Immerse yourself in nature and learn about organic farming practices at the Patlekhet Community Homestay, in the hills a short drive from Kathmandu. The Patlekhet Community Homestay is an ideal destination for travelers seeking a quick weekend break from Kathmandu, or who want to continue hiking around the hills and villages just outside the city. About 40 kilometres from Kathmandu, the scenery here is entirely rural. Patlekhet is situated in the hills, with views across to the high Himalaya in the north, and with dramatic cultivated farmland all around. A major attraction of staying at the Patlekhet Community Homestay is the food. You’ll see where it comes from, growing and living in the beautiful landscape of the village, and then you can enjoy eating the pure ingredients in home-cooked meals. You can even learn to cook Nepali dishes yourself by taking a cooking class with your host. A visit to Patlekhet is all about reconnecting with nature and appreciating life’s simple pleasures.
Run completely by a group of women, Kapan Gyanmala Community Homestay provides a complete city experience on the foothills of Shivapuri National Park. Kapan is a perfect location to experience city life, while still being far from traffic. There is lots of walking and hiking opportunities as it is also close to Shivapuri National Park. You can go for a hike around the monasteries, or the national park or stroll around Boudha as per your wish when staying here.
Belkot is a beautiful village that is surrounded by green hills and terrace farms. You are welcome to participate in some of the traditional farming practices and assist your hosts in their fields. You might like to try your hand planting rice with the muddy fields, or just explore the diverse culture and lifestyle within this small community with your Nepalese family.
Panauti Community Homestay is the perfect way to experience Nepali hospitality while visiting one of the oldest town in Nepal with ornate temples and hiking trails through hills. Panauti is around two hours’ drive from Kathmandu, and an ideal destination for a quick break, or when hiking or touring in the hills around Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and Namo Buddha. It provides an ideal combination of modern facilities and rural attractions. Travelers seeking a change of pace from busy Kathmandu can find it here without having to go very far, and without having to relinquish all modern comforts.
Tansen Palpa Community Homestay is an ideal retreat for travelers who want to enjoy a mix of town and country life, with plenty of things to do. The homestays are located in the town of Tansen in the hills of western Nepal, and offers splendid Himalayan views. Tansen is ideally situated between Lumbini and Pokhara and is worth a few days visit. You can see the Tansen Durbar Palace, various temples, an organic coffee farm and the impressive Rani Mahal, on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Your host family will be happy to show you around during your stay at the Palpa Community Homestay.
Patan was once an independent kingdom, with remnants of its glorious past on display. Explore beautiful temples and Newari handicrafts at the Patan Community Homestay This homestay in Lalitpur, commonly known as Patan, is a collaboration between several homestays in the old town area. Guests stay in a family home within a Patan townhouse, most of which are located around traditional courtyards with a water tank, Hindu temples, and Buddha statues in the center. Patan is home to ethnic Newar people, the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley. Their culture, language, cuisine, and arts are different from other Nepali groups. In fact, what many people consider to be ‘typical’ Nepali architecture in the Kathmandu Valley is in fact Newari architecture. While staying at the Patan Community Homestay you’ll get the opportunity to take a walking tour around Patan with an insider. Visit the famous Patan Durbar Square, Golden Temple, and other popular sites, as well as lesser-known courtyards and temples hidden down streets that you would probably miss is touring on your own. While staying at the Patan Community Homestay you’ll also get an insight into the unique Newari handicrafts and cuisine. Have a go cooking your own Newari cuisine, which you’ll find to be quite different from ‘mainstream’ dal bhat!