Village Tour and Home stay in Nepal is a simple holiday trip spending peaceful time exploring typical Nepalese way of life and staying with a Nepali family while they are doing their daily chores in rural villages amidst serene un spoilt natural environment, Himaland Adventure has been offering. The trip gives ample opportunity to observe their life closely and to interact with the local people in a simple way. Tourists can see and understand their agriculture lifestyle, their livelihood, hospitality, traditions, cultures and religions at the homes and in the villages. Another good thing about this village tour and home stay holiday is you eat fresh produces directly from their farms and sleep in their homes. Meals are prepared hygienically in the host family’s kitchen and accommodations are simple but comfortable for some nights.
The village tour takes you around the community to visit other attractions like; temples, shrines, monasteries, schools etc. allowing you to see and understand more about local life. Most our village homes stays are in scenic spots with other natural attractions like; the Himalayan mountains, rivers, jungles, terraced farms etc.
The trip duration ranges from 3 days to two weeks depending upon how many villages you want to visit and how long want to stay. Some the scenic villages are as under.
(I) Chitlang - Makwanpur
Chitlang is an ancient Newari settlement in Makwanpur district to the south of Kathmandu valley. Inscriptions dating back to Lichchavi era have been found in this place, according to which, King Anshuvarma had established a settlement for shepherds of Chitlang believed to be the descendants of rulers of Gopal era. The village itself is unspoiled Tamang, Newar, Brahmin and Magar settlement set in the hilly country side at an altitude ranging from 1750 to 2000m of elevation.
Chitlang is approximately 27km away from Kathmandu. One can have a drive to chitlang either by Local transport or private transport whichever is possible. By drive it will take approximately 2-3 hours depending upon your transportation used (Private vehicle or Public vehicle) OR Chitlang is also reachable by walking/hiking which will take 4-5 hours approximately.
(II) Sirubari – Syangja
Sirubari village is a approx 6 hrs off road drive from Pokhara, the major tourist centre for the Annapurna region. the village is a totally unspoiled Gurung (one of the ethnic group) settlement set in the hills at 1700 metres above sea level. The climate is ideal at any time during the September to June season with warm days and cool nights.
You will be welcomed into the community and invited to stay in the home of one the village families. The accommodation is simple but comfortable with good bedding as well as clean toilet facilities ...
(III) Ghale Gaun – Annapurna
Ghale Gaun, a pristine destination quite popular among the South Asian villages is the perfect example of homestay in Nepal based tourism destination in Nepal to explore typical Nepalese life style of warrior ethnic Gurung tribe (Most of them are in military groups in Nepal army, Indian army and British army). Ghale Gaun is situated at an altitude of 2070m from sea level is only 205 km northwest of Kathmandu and 125km northeast of Pokhara has houses about 115 and majority inhabitants are Gurungs or Ghale. Ghale Gaun is a wonderful destination for homestay. Ghale Gaun homestay is promoting unique village tourism and practicing sustainable community based hospitality.
Ghale Gaun homestay route as a part of trek offers tremendous view of breathtaking peaks of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Himalchuli, Bouddha Himal, Mt, Manaslu, Annapurna South, Fishtail Mountain, Lamjung Himal etc. Ghale Gaun village homestay offers a real opportunity to become a part of local traditional culture. Ghale Gaun villagers will welcome you with warm greetings where we can see local hospitality service. Ethnic food, traditional handicraft, Gurung culture, Gurung Museum, panoramic mountains views and natural sceneries are the prime attraction of the Ghale Gaun homestay. Traditional cultural dances like the Jhyaure, Serka, Dohori, Ghantu dance, Ghyabring, Krishna Charitra and Jhakri are performed on various occasions and tourist love these dances in Ghale Gaun homestay.
(IV) Bolde Kalleri – Temal
Bolde Kalleri village is in the mid hills of Nepal towards the South East of Kathmandu about 76 Km. The village starts from the glacier fed Sunkoshi river to the Temal hill top about 2000 m. high very popular for viewing the Eastern parts of the Himalayan mountains including the Mt. Everest. Majority of the habitants in this rural village is hill tribe people of Mongoloid stock, Tamangs and the rest are Brhaman, Chhetris, Maji, Shrestha and other Hindu people. Tamangs are Buddhists by religion but, many of their traditions and rituals are of Bon origin. There are several Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines. Almost all people live on agriculture and also there are people whose young family members hold jobs in towns and cities even in the far away Arabian countries. There are numerous local rituals and festivals taking place round the year.
(V) Chitwan Chepang Hills Trail
The newly developed Chitwan Chepang Hills Trail is unique because of one of the most ethnic cultures of Nepal- Chepang culture. Chepang, believed to be influenced by Tamangs, speak their own distinct language, leading a nomadic life and their primary lifestyle, hunting, foraging for wild roots and fishing and traditional farming near jungles. A Praja Pande (Faith healer) might be an interesting figure for cultural tourist to be introduced to. They inhabit the remote and sparse contours of Makwanpur, Chitwan, Gorkha and Dhading districts. Other ethnic groups found in this region largely comprise of Tharu, Musahar, Satahar, Danuwar, Tamang, Kumal Gurung and Magar. The Chitwan Chepang Hills Trail offers a rare combination of cultural and sightseeing experience. A stay in the beautiful homes of the villagers as guests and sharing their meals is a journey of discovery in itself. The unique culture in this area, bird watching and other natural attractions add to the experience.