About Panauti Community Homestay

The Panauti Community Homestay is the flagship of the Community Homestay program, a successful model of women-run homestays that has been followed by other communities around Nepal. The women who run the homestays in Panauti are a close-knit community, proud of their accomplishments, and have learned important business skills through their work with the...
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Property Amenities

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  Terrace

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What's Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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What visitor say about Panauti Community Homestay

Panauti is a small, quaint town 2hrs outside of Kathmandu. It is worth visiting if you are visiting Nepal for a longer stay and desire to see more of the country than just the main hot spots. If you plan to stay more than a day in Panauti, you will want to plan a day trip, which can be done with Community Homestay / the family. I did a 7hr walk to Noma Buddha, which was a wonderful way to see how families live beyond the main cities.

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Eric Johnson

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.

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Jacqueline J


Impact on
Community

Panauti, a historical site in the outskirts of Kathmandu, had long been overlooked as a tourist destination. Because there are few opportunities in the neighborhood, many choose to leave Panauti for school and work. Tourism was identified as a method to provide new opportunities for women and youth in Panauti, as well as provide revenue for community development. The homestay provides an opportunity for Panauti's local women to assume greater responsibilities in the community. It has given them confidence in how they present themselves to each visitor and to the community. Women who participate in homestays earn a living and are able to contribute to household expenses as they rise through the ranks of the community. At Panauti community homestay, women are now able to communicate with foreign guests with the help of basic English classes provided to them. Solar panels have been installed, and the sanitation of the neighborhood has improved along with the personal hygiene of the local people. The promotion of handicrafts such as shoemaking is also fostered via the community homestay platform.

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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.

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It's very easy to get there

Just 33.6 Km away from Kathmandu

  • By Private Vehicle - 1 hr 20 Min
  • By Bus - 1 Hr 45 Min

Cancellation Policy

If you want to cancel the trip with CHN due to any unavoidable circumstances the following cancellation and refund will be applicable:Cancellations regarding stays and experiences only:The guest will ...
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House Rules

Behavior Guests are required to behave in responsible manner, respect the local Communities, hosts, and other occupants in the homestays. Noise should be kept to a minimum between the hours of 10pm an...
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Panauti Community Homestay
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