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Trip Overview of Nepal Homestay Tour

Nepal homestay tour is getting popular these days. During the homestay tour, You get to see the real side of the place, experience local life, and connect with like-minded people. The homestays you will find in Nepal are basic and not famous places. They are less travel and Although they are more off the beaten track. Wherever you go, your hosts will prepare traditional Nepali meals. Dal Bhat is the nation’s favorite one, you can also get the local dishes depending on your host. You can try the very particular Newar or Tharu dishes. And if you would like to place your own culinary skills to the test, offer to assist out or ask your hosts to show you ways to cook sort of a local.

Hotels cannot compete when it involves that friendly home-away-from-home experience. You would possibly not have such a lot of luxury at a homestay, but they create up for this by their welcome. If you’re traveling on your own, you’ll always find someone to share your experiences with, and who want to listen to about your day.

Staying at a Bhaduwar Kalika homestay  Jwalamukhi Dhading Nepal tour, you also recognize a big proportion of the cash. Your spending goes straight into the pocket of a private or community, instead of middlemen or multinational chains. The beneficial trickle-down effect of your money spent within the local economy features a much greater impact and helps poor communities. Homestays Nepal tour will always offer you far better value than hotels. It helps to form that once-in-a-lifetime trip all the cheaper. You’ll have your own space but at affordable prices. At an equivalent time, it’s important to know that you simply are staying in someone’s home, so not everything is going to be perfect.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the closely typical lifestyle of village people of Nepal
  • Pleasant homestays and hikes in Dhading village
  •  Typical and traditional model village Gurung and mixed people.


Bhaduwar Kalika Nepal homestay Jwalamukhi Dhading

The Bhaduwar Kalika Homestay is located at ward no 5 of Jwalamukhi Village of Dhading district. This Nepal Homestay tour is on the rise in rural areas of the Dhading district. A homestay is a good option, especially in places with no hotel or lodge. It is a Nepali ritual of welcoming the guest.

The Bhaduwar Kalika homestays can operate up to thirty guests in one nine homes at a time. One can enjoy a Magar meal at the Bhadawar Kali Homestay, an hour by motorway from Dhading. Apart from this, the homestay manager says that entertainment can be enjoyed in Sorthi and Ghatu.

The concept of Homestays all over Nepal is a big opportunity to strengthen the lifestyles of local farmers and encourage them to promote the use of local agricultural resources. The route to Kalika homestay begins from Kathmandu through the main highway to Dhadingbeshi. From Dhadingbeshi, one can enjoy the adventurous journey of 15 kilometers on a motorable road to reach homestay,

This Bhaduwar Kalika  Nepal homestay tour can be a perfect destination to explore the lifestyles of the Magar community in a clean environment for every kind of tourist. The management committee has initially started the service from nine houses. They are now drawing the attention of Global travelers with real and authentic Nepal. They can enjoy staying with the locals and experience a typical Nepali lifestyle. The tour of this homestay provides every tourist to feel and understand the livings of local people and their traditions.  This can be a very suitable place to feel them as if they are in their own home in rural areas.

Nepal homestay Village tour in Jwalamukhi

Trekking and tour to this village mean you will stay in the local family home. Sleep in the local homestay and eat  Nepali traditional food. Jwalamukhi village is situated high up the Himalayas in the Annapurna and Manaslu Mountain range. It is in mid-western Nepal at an altitude of about 1500m above sea level. The trail of the Jwalamukhi village starts from Kathmandu via Dhading Bensi with a drive of about 4 hrs.

Watching the grazing animals on the grasslands. You will have the chance to experience different ethnic communities mainly Newar, Brahmin, Magar, Kami etc all living together. You will witness the sun-kissed Himalayan range on the northern distance horizon from Mount Manaslu to Mt Annapurna and have a great chance to understand the real lifestyle and traditional living of the people and get used to the country life. The people of the village have good hospitality behavior to their visitors which makes your trip memorable.

During the Nepal homestay tour,  people of the village have good hospitality behavior to their visitors which makes your trip memorable.

Shreeban Nature Camp

we reached at Shreban Nature camp which is located on the top of Nalang, at an altitude of 1300 meter. It offers 220 degree of stunning panoramic view of the Himalaya, from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna to Langtang, Gaurishankar Himal. It is an ideal place for family outing, weekend holiday. If you are a nature lover, Shreeban is perfect place to be, out of hustle and bustle of the city.

Shreeban Nature camp Resort you will have the most amazing views of the Himalayas during your gateway or my time.

Along with captivating natural views, you can find a unique blend of culture and tradition as around 4 to 5 different ethnic communities resides in the village of Nalang. People from communities like Newar, Brahmin, Magar, Kami, and Damai lives here occupying their own status and are mainly farmers. This makes the whole region immensely rich in tradition and culture. Not only this is also the perfect place for village photography because of irresistible sceneries.

Panauti Community Homestay

However, Panauti is small on a map but it is one of the culturally rich places in Nepal. Therefore, homestay in Panauti is the perfect way to experience the culture and tradition of the people. Panauti is a couple of hours’ drive from Kathmandu. People refer to Panauti as being a historic town as there are many small and big temples here. There are many cultural programs celebrated in Panauti.

Most people of the Newari community live in Panauti so; you must experience Jatra and another annual festival. You can socialize with the local people and families during the homestay. During the homestay in Panauti, you will come across the local food, Lodging, and beautiful scenery. In addition to this, Panauti is the best place for hiking and trekking. Above the Himalayas can arrange a homestay where you can fully participate in cultural exchange.

Ghale Gaun Village Home Stay in Lamjung District

This village is the must-visit place that lies in the Lamjung district. Ghale Gaun is the perfect place for homestays. This place is untouched by technologies and modernization so you can encounter the villager’s life. People consider Ghale Gaun as the perfect model village in Nepal. Ghale Gaun lies eight t the foot of the stunning Lamjung Himal. Ghale Gaun lies on the northwest side of Kathmandu at a distance of 205 km. both domestic and international tourists love to homestay at Ghale Gaun.

You can explore the culture and local lifestyle of the people living there. In addition to this, you can get a spectacular view of the high mountains like Annapurna (7,219m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Himchuli (7,893m), Macchhapuchre (6,998m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Buddha Himal (6,692m) and Manaslu peak. The people of Ghale Gaun are very welcoming and give you a homely feeling.

They will let you enjoy by providing their traditional clothes to the tourist. They will even teach you their traditional dance and songs. Furthermore, you can be more thrilled by their local cuisine, ancient craftwork, museum, and their tradition.  Ghale Gaun homestay will provide you with the experience of a proper Nepal lifestyle.  The Gurung village is a very remote yet more exciting and beautiful place to live. Along with Ghale Gaun, other villages like Nadighar and Pasagaaun also provide homestay.

Home Stays around Kathmandu

Along with various luxurious hotels, there are several homestays in Kathmandu. The hotels in Kathmandu are very crowded begin the capital of Nepal. You accommodate at the homestay inside Kathmandu.  You can enjoy the suburbs around the valley. Moreover, Kathmandu is nearer to some of the beautiful trekking places like Panauti, Dhulikhel, Nomo Buddha, and Bhaktapur.

You can easily visit these places from Kathmandu.  Festivals in Kathmandu are a major attraction.  There are many temples and stupas inside Kathmandu so, tourists tend to enjoy the rituals.  Homestays in Kathmandu provide you very computable experience.

Homestay around Pokhara

Pokhara is the most beautiful city of Nepal and the top spot to visit for tourists and adventure geeks. Pokhara serves some of the best homestays in Nepal.  The most famous homestay in Pokhara is the Ecovillage homestay. There you can encounter home alike experiences. You can get a view of the mountain from the homestay. You can wear the traditional dress of different cultures and click the picture.

Local Farm House in Gundu

The local farmhouse in Gundu is the most famous spot for homestay in Nepal. Gundu lies on the eastern side of Kathmandu valley. Despite being near the Kathmandu valley, Gundu village is away from the effect of urbanization. Most people of the Tamang community live in this village following Buddhism. The structure of this village is of typical Nepal style with few scattering houses.

People from different ethical groups like Brahmin and Chettri also live inside this village. The people of Gundu village are very sweet and believe in peace. The surrounding hills and peaceful environment of this village will lighten your travel.  There are hills on the three sides of this village with green forests. The remaining one side will serve the best view of the crowded Bhaktapur village.

On clear sky days, you can get a view of snowy mountain peaks.  During the homestay, you can explore the culture of several ethnic groups and their culture.  The main occupation of the people in Gundu village is farming so you can experience the traditional methods of farming.   People in Gundu are extremely humble and provide the best service possible to travelers.  They still use the traditional method of cooking food.  During your stay in Gundu village, you can have completely fresh vegetables and food.  You will like your say at Gundu homestay and enjoy the simplicity of the people living there.


Nepal Homestay Tour - Trip Info

Nepal homestay tour Packing list ideas

For the best packing for Nepal homestay tour is better you can check the weather before you start packing. Even if you won’t be traveling for a few weeks or months, you can check the average highs and lows to help you anticipate your wardrobe needs as you prepare.

Clothing and Accessories

  • Good walking shoes, extra pair of trainer
  • One pair of flip-flops or sandals
  • Shirts (short and long-sleeved)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Pants/shorts/jeans
  • Pajamas
  • Bathing suit
  • Cap
  • Raincoat and/or umbrella
  • 1 warm jacket for the sunrise tour.
  • Lightweight fleece or sweater if you travel in winter
  • if you travel in winter Dec-February, get a warm enough jacket, sweater, coat, trousers, thermal wear, warm socks. Woolen hat, light gloves, scarf.


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • small medicine box
  • sunglasses
  • SPF 15 lip balm
  • Insect repellent


  • ATM card ( You need to call your bank before travel Nepal and let them know to unblock your card.)
  • Personal credit card
  • Bring Cash of about USD 60 to pay them on-arrival visa fees and for some coffee and tea at the airport lounge. you can bring small notes is easier to exchange for your Himalaya tour.


  • An adaptor/converter, the two-pin plug is mostly used in Nepal
  • Camera with extra batteries or charger

Official Documents

  • Passport: Passport the most valid 6 months before you arrive here. get a copy of it.
  • Few passport size photographs, for a visa, and to get the local sim card
  • A copy of the tour itinerary
  • A list of important phone numbers

Carry-on bag

This is also a good idea to pack the below things if in case your checked luggage is delayed:

  • Passport
  • Money
  • Airline boarding pass
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • sunglass
  • Hairbrush
  • Extra clothes
  • Medication
  • Cell phone and charger

Detailed Itinerary of Nepal Homestay Tour

Today we will take a drive-by bus to Shreeban Nature camp via Prithvi highway. We will arrive there for lunch.

Shreeban nature camp has been newly introduced to trekkers. You will have a chance of visiting ethnic villages with different mixed cast communities along with bird watching and hiking. Have a great chance to enjoy and explore different kinds of birds, animals, and butterflies in the camp. Dhola Shreeban village trekking can be the best to observe the real Nepalese cultural tradition from the closest quarter and intermingle with the locals.

An hour’s walk from the resort takes you to the top of the Siddha Baba Hill at 1,550 meters from where you will see a 360-degree stunning view of the surrounding. There are also many other short trails that will present you with adventurous experiences. The tails are not so difficult and generally includes walking through villages and forested trail.

After lunch, a  short walk from the resort will take you to some of the fine villages of this area where you can interact with locals and see their lifestyle. All of these villages are resided by people who belong to different ethnic communities, yet they all have their own identity and live together in harmony participating in each other cultures and traditions. Talking about culture & tradition, this village will offer you a chance to experience several different norms, values, and festivals at the same time.

After having our breakfast at nature camp, we will set our journey for Bungchuk. The trail descends mostly downhill passing through terraced fields of rice, millet, and maize. Reach Bunchuk for the daily lunch and take a local bus or private vehicle to Kathmandu, driving for about 3 hrs.

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Cost Includes

  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness).
  • Twin sharing Home Stay Accommodation during the Village tour.
  • Full board meals including breakfast lunch and Dinner mostly local meals during the village tour.
  • Necessary Trekking permits if applicable.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • local transport for trek by bus (If you want to travel by Land Cruiser or private car is available, by adding extra cost)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents &  Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Any services in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Homestay in Nepal

Homestay is getting quite popular in Nepal; it simply means someone’s home is converted into a hotel. Nepali word for homestay is “Gharbas” which means stay or live in a home. Homestay is the perfect idea for people who want to explore Nepal closely. It is the method to observe and experience the day-to-day local life of the people in a particular place.

Homestay will make you understand the social life and the civilization of the place. Above the Himalaya organizes a homestay in Nepal along with several other trekking experiences. You will get to experience the authenticity of the proper village life in Nepal. Along with this, you can also explore the aesthetic culture and tradition of people with diverse geographical locations. The best part about homestay in Nepal is you can experience isolated remote places. You learn plenty of new things while staying in a homestay. You can get involved with the community and experience their life on homestay.

What is a homestay?

The concept of homestays is very similar to the concept of bed and breakfast. In homestays, tourists accommodate in the local family home and live the local life.  There is the saying in Nepali ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ meaning guests are the God. Therefore, locals assure the comfort of the guest and provide the best facility possible. Nepalese people give huge respect and honor to their guests. They are very welcoming towards tourists and teach them about their culture.

Tips for traveling in Nepal

  • You should always get travel insurance, in case you have any medical crisis during your travel. In addition, you should make sure that your insurance policy covers all the adventures such as trekking, rafting, bungee jumping during your stay.
  • Vaccination is very important for travel. Get your covid-19 vaccination card, as you might have to show it for entering many places in Nepal.
  • Get your medical check-up before the travel. If you have any tropical disease do not forget to carry your medicines.
  • Although you do not require any fitness level but still taking, some physical training and exercise might help during this travel.
  • Always be attentive and try to make conversation with the local people in a homestay.
  • Beware while eating; do not consume hard drinks while traveling to the higher altitude places. Also, eat salads and fruits more often.
  • Always carry a water bottle with you, while drinking makes sure the water is boiled or filtered. Do not consume cold water while trekking.
  • Do not misbehave with the local people. You should not be rude to them unnecessarily and use a cuss word.
  • Local cultural values and etiquette

Staying with the local family and being involved with them is the best part of homestay. You should always communicate with the local people of the place. They will teach you their culture and tradition. While staying with any family it is important to learn their cultural values and basic etiquette.  E.g. in a maximum of Nepali households, people open their footwear outside of their room. Therefore, you should also learn to do that. People tend to greet each other by saying ‘Namaste’.  You will be amazed to learn the culture of Nepal households.

  • Manage your budget

Managing finance before any tour is quite a task. The cost of a homestay depends on how much you spend your time there. You should be aware before spending every penny. Having said that, the cost of homestay is not that expensive.  The village in Nepal is very cheap so you do not need to pay a huge amount for food and accommodation. Above the Himalaya will inform you of the cost of your accommodation during your placement. You need to pay if you wish to buy any personal commodity. If you feel like the need of guide and porter then you will have to pay to them. In addition to this, the payout for visa and flight should be done yourself. Furthermore, tipping, extra transportation, and extra food are also on you.

  • Privacy

Generally, privacy has not been treated that well in Nepal households. People in Nepal stay close to their family members; they even have close quarters with one another. The house of the villagers is also very near to each other. Your host will be around you usually. You can take them to them if you have any problems during your stay. You can have your alone time when you are in your room. Nepalese people believe in sharing everything with family. Moreover, if you want some privacy at any time you can simply tell them.

Historical Importance of Dhola Village at Jwalamukhi

Gadi Dando of Dhola rural development committee has got the historical importance when this place was ruled by Ghale rulers around 1445 AD (1500 BS). Historical records depict the existence of vernacular identity written in brick, copper coins, and stone states. There are three forts that were known as the residential place of Ghale rulers.

Drabya Shah was the founder of Gurkha Kingdom and during the reign of his son Purna Shah who got victory over the Salyan Kingdom in 1570 AD(1627 BS). Later on, Gorkha Kingdom became stronger one after another and started to get victory on Khari, Maidi, Dhading, and Charahe Kingdoms that were ruled by Ghale rulers. After the victory of Khari, there was a terrible fight between the Gorkha and Maile which was proven by the following historical statements:

“The troops of Gorkha won the battle with Khari Kingdom and took all their weapons and moved ahead to fight against the Maili armies. There was a massive fight between the armies of Gorkha and Maili where thousands of troops were killed and badly injured. Then the Gorkha soldiers started to cut the head of their enemies with the help of Gorkha knives.  Finally, Gorkha Kingdom got victory over the Maile Kingdoms even though they were stronger than Gorkha and Puran Shas as the king of Gorkha thanked his troops for winning the battle against his enemies. At that time, Dhola was the part of Maili kingdom, and later on, those places were divided as separate kingdoms because of the increase in population.

Its History

The age between 879 to 1769 AD (936 to 1826 BC) is known as the medieval age. There was a huge population of Mongolian community including Magars, Gurungs, and Ghale in the n=mid hilly areas of Nepal around 387 AD (444 BC). In the meantime, those places such as Khari, Maidi, Ramkot, Dhuwakot, Charange, etc of Dhading district were ruled by Ghale rulers. We can find the historical record that Ghale rulers had ruled the above-mentioned places till 1443 AD (1500 BC). We can find evidence that Dhola was the capital of Maidi kingdom during the reign of Ghale rulers.

According to the local resident Mr. Bishnu Lal Shrestha, the main entrance to Maidi kingdom was Dare Guada. He has protected the copper coins and other materials to justify his statements. Ghale rulers had chosen Dare Gauda as the main entrance because it is located on a top hill to protect the kingdom. On the other hand, Ghale rulers chose this place to see the wonderful view of the Himalayas.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Does the host family speak English or any other international languages?

      In most of the homestays in Nepal, people struggle with the language. Since people in villages are uneducated, they might have a problem speaking another language. But now various organizations are proving English-speaking classes so more people in the village can talk and understand basic English.

      The majority of Nepali people can understand and speak a bit Hindi language. Other than this, you might have to hire a mediator if you speak any other language than English and Hindi. You can at least have a basic conversation with the host in the English language. Hosts are also able to show and explain to you around their house and town the English. In most of the homestay, at least one member of the family can speak and understand neigh properly. Children in most of the places can speak English so you can have a conversation with them.

      What kind of housing is available in a homestay?

      Housing depends on your placement of homestays. There are two types of homestay in Nepal Private and community. If you want a homestay where you will be in the care of a single family then you should choose a private homestay. However, if you wish to stay with a different member of the community then you should choose a community homestay. Private Homestays are for the people who want to avoid the crowd. Most of the people visiting Nepal loves to stay in community homestay compare to private homestay.  You can communicate with more people and get to know more about the place in the community homestay.

      Why are homestays the best way to live?

      If you want to explore the local life then homestays are the best option. You can get the best access to the information about the place from the people living there. Generally, people hire a guide to get information about while traveling. However, a guide will not give you, as much information about the place as the local is people.  Now a day’s more people have been allowed homestays in villages.  They respect their guest and make sure they have the best experience.  You feel homely after returning from the walking and adventure all day long.


      Homestay Vs Hotel? Which Is Better?

      Most of the people visiting Nepal tend to get confused about where to stay Homestay or Hotel.  Generally, while visiting new places we spent plenty of time searching hotels, but hotels are more or less very similar in all places.  Therefore, it does not make any sense for travelling.  People have been forgetting the much more preferable option, homestay.

      Homestay is a significantly more enjoyable and lively experience. Hotels can surely serve you lavish facilities but homestay will give you life experiences and memories. It is a bit arduous to stay in a homestay but you learn to do compromise and settle down. In general, homestays are not built to compete with high-standard hotels, as their main purpose is to provide a homely experience.




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