Nepal home - stay
Duration : 8 day(s)
Home stay transforms a simple holiday into a deeper, more memorable experience as you share stories, food and laughter with a local Nepalese family at the start and end of a trip that also offers treks through stunning Himalayan landscape and explorations of wonderful towns.
Trekking to Santidham, you head through a traditional agricultural landscape then into pine and rhododendron forest. A stay in the beautiful town of Pokhara, meanwhile, includes a chance to experience a stunning Himalayan sunrise at Sarangkot, as well as visiting the Bindabashini Temple, Dav's Falls and a chance to go boating on Fewa Lake.
Moving on to Nagarkot, you will have one of Nepal's finest mountain views, taking in a clutch of the Himalaya's highest peaks including Sisapanma (8013m), Manaslu (8162m), Gaurishanker – and Everest (8848m), the world's highest mountain.
The city of Bhaktapur, meanwhile, showcases the traditional craft of wood-carving, as well as offering myriad historic sites such as the Lion Gate, local art gallery, the Palace Of 55 Windows, Batsala Temple and the intriguing Bell Of The Barking Dogs. The town's Durbar Square is also quite different to others in Nepal. All of which means you'll have plenty to talk about with your Nepalese hosts when your return for a final night at their house.
Day 1: Arrival at Airport in Kathmandu and transfer to Nepali family home.
Day 2: Breakfast with Nepali family and Day hike to SANTIDHAM Commence hike through a beautiful agriculture terrace, typical villages, and Pine and Rhododendron forest. Trekkers can enjoy with natural beauty, spectacular views of snowy mountains and beautiful typical villages and a great chance to chat with local people and experience of local customs during the trip. ( Evening Nepali food cooking course with Nepali family)
Day 3: Visit a Nepali School. It provides an opportunity to share the moment with lovely children
Day 4:: Breakfast with Nepali family, Then drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 5:: Early morning visit at Sarangkot for beautiful sunrise views over the exotic Himalayan ranges. On the way back to hotel visit Bindabashini Temple, Goddess of long life. Experience boating on Fewa Lake, visit Dav's Falls and Tibetan refuge camp and back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Pokahra.
Day 6: After breakfast drive to Nagarkot. Overnight at Nagarkot. it provides incredible views of Himalayan ranges including Lantang Himal (7246m), Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Sisapanma ( 8013m), Manaslu (8162m), Gaurishanker (7145m), Mt Everest (8848m), the highest peak of the world, Dhaulagri mountain and beautiful typical valley.
Day 7: After breakfast drive from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur, the city examples of wood-carving. Visit Durbar Square through the Royal Gate, the sparseness of the temple is immediately apparent, compared to the profusion in the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu and Patan. Many of the highly decorated buildings and shrines were destroyed in the 1934 earthquake. However the main square still contains innumerable temples and other architectural show pieces: the Lion Gate, the Art gallery, the statue of Bhupatendra Malla, the Palace of 55 windows, the Bell of the barking dogs, the Batsala temple, the Nyatapola temple and the replica of Pashupatinath. Then drive back to Nepali family home.
Day 8: Departure from Nepali family home to Airport.
More memorable experience as you share stories, food and laughter with a local Nepalese family