Authentic local experience
Get close to lifestyle of local people, socialize with families and get involved in traditions. The warm hospitality and mesmerizing interactions with the locals here is sure to give you a memorable experience.
We stayed with our host family Serena, her husband, and son for four days. They looked after us very well, fed us delicious food and made sure we were comfortable. The food they provided was very different from our usual fare and included MoMos, which were delicious, lentil crepes, tomato sauces, chickpea dishes, potato, chicken and buffalo meals. All were homemade and we helped with some of the meal preparation, learning about the different herbs and spices used. Our hosts took us for a tour of the older part of the town including the temples and the museum, these were close to our homestay. Their way of life is different of course but by day two we felt at home which was great. We also had a farewell feast in which we dressed in saris and were served with food by our hosts and friends from the Community. There was dancing and lots of laughter - just brilliant! Yes do stay with local people, the experience is just so good.
We have loved our two nights at Panauti Homestay, we stayed by Kanchan Acharya and his mom and we had a great time. During the time of the visit, there was a big party on the street and we were invited to join and so we partied with the other people from the street. Mom was a great cook when you tell here you like spicy food and she will cook you a special dinner. Many thanks!
Panauti is home to a farming community, by day the villagers work in the fields tending to their crops and livestock. The children spend the day in the school and their evenings playing football or hide and seek.