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Nepal Village Tour & Home Stay - 3 – 14 days

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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.
 

 

 

 

 

Trip Highlights

Trip Type: Culture, nature, social, people interactive on full board package
Grade: Easy
Season: All round the year
Elevation: lowest - 600m highest - 2100m
Group Size: 2 pax to 15 pax
Trip Departure Date: Any date of your choice
Price: US$ 500 to US$ 900 per person
Best Months: January, February, March, April, May and September, October, November, December.

  • Day 01: Drive Katmandu/Pachuwarghat and be welcomed as family guests in a farmer’s home.  Overnight in Sunkoshi  river beach camping.
  • Day 02:  Participate in household chores and observe farm works of the host family. Fishing, swimming and campfire optional.  After lunch, bid farewell to leave for another village Bolde.Overnight in a family house.
  • Day 03: Be a part of a traditional ritual dedicated to the mother nature in the morning. Visit the host family’s relatives in the nearby neighborhood and observe their daily life. An interaction with village elders about life, culture, history etc. in the evening. Overnight in a family house.
  • Day 04: Join the host family members to the farms and observe the farming activities – feeding cattle, cleaning, milking, collecting grass and fire woods, planting, nursing, harvesting etc. Overnight in a family house.
  • Day 05: Visit schools, village health care centers, children day care center, Devi and Shiva temples and Buddhist monasteries before leaving for the hill top village – Timal Narayanthan, popular  for viewing the central Nepal Himalayn range – Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Langtang etc. Overnight in family guest house.
  • Day 06: Visit Buddhist Stupas – replica of Boudha and Swayambu, Narayan temple after the sunrise view. Transfer to Dhulikhel after lunch.      Overnight in a resort.
  • Day 07: Visit to the Buddhist pilgrimage center – Namo Buddha (Tama Lhuichen) and cultural tour of old town Panauti Or relaxing in Dhulikhel.
  • Day 08: Transfer back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur.

Note:  Depending upon the months of visits, there are chances of being a part of live cultural activities; clan rituals, ceremonies, festivals etc. in different villages.

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