Home Stay Trek (Village to Village)- 13 Days
- Trip Code: ATH3873
- Duration: 13 Days
- Trip Level: EasyJust about anyone can participate in one of these holidays. Minimum walking time is 2 hours and maximum walking time is approximately 5 hours a day. By the time you walk around a number of historical sites you’ll be surprised at how quickly the time passes. You do have the chance to take your time and there are plenty of places where you can rest if needed.
- Amazing Kathmandu tour
- Experience of variation in culture and tradition
- Learn the new ways to take part in everyday’s life with local family in remote village
- Involvement in family gatherings and activities, and enjoy meals and conversation together every night.
- Sharing the ideas and views of day to day life
- Trekking to different beautiful villages
- Amazing view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna range
We use tourism to develop and promote the remote areas of Nepal and help them grow socially and economically. It takes extra care to spread awareness of local culture, festival and lifestyle. The trekking holiday with home-stays, in the remote village gives you the chance to experience firsthand the way of life that has remained unchanged for centuries. You will interact closely with the local people as they go about the daily tasks of farming, water management and cooking. The organized visit to the village will help you experience the true Nepali spirit and enjoy their daily activities and rituals. It is also a great way to get out of city hustle and bustle and enjoy the simplicity, with fresh air in beautiful surroundings while trekking.Beside this you will be visiting different villages, rivers, waterfalls, local schools, community forest, cave etc.
The main objective of designing this special trip is to contribute to the remote areas of gorkha district socio-economically. During your stay in the village the money you have paid for the trip will go to the host family for providing food and accomodation, which directly helps them grow Economically. This home stay trek is cheap but unique in comparison to other trekking trips in Nepal and the outcome is that the money really goes to the local people of the villages.
Ace the Himalaya is the only company organising Home stay trek in and around Gorkha region till date.
In Kathmandu: Three star Hotel
During Trek: You will be staying with local family in a shared room. Rooms in local houses are clean, warm and dry, with simple beds. Linen and quilts will be provided.We recommend you take a sleeping bag with you.
Home stay will provide you the opportunity to have your life style settle as local people of the remote areas, you would be getting very lucky to taste delicious and fresh homemade typical Nepali local food. Dal, bhat, tarkari , achar (rice, curry, pickle) is the daily food you would be eating .You might also get lucky to taste Gundrook- Dheedo equally popular among Nepali food. Gundrook-Dheedo is a sugar-free dish made of wheat, maize and dried green vegetable. The food is high on nutrition level and satisfies the taste buds as well.
If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know and we’ll do the best in our ability to have this arranged.
Important: It is common in Nepalese culture to offer food when receiving guests in the home, however you are advised not to accept any food from local villagers other than the local house where you are staying during your trip. Often at times the food is not prepared properly, or is contains contaminated water and there is always a risk of getting sick. If you are visiting the house for local festival, it is recommended to go with your Guide.
Most village in Nepal don’t have a flushing toilet and a sewage system is non-existent. All toilets during the home-stay are squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground. There usually is a tap and bucket next to the toilet, which is used for flushing. You will need to take your own stock of sufficient toilet paper with you as it is not available for purchase in the region.
BATHING & LAUNDRY
In the village area there are no private facilities for bathing. There are spring water creeks, rivers and communal outdoor showers available for bathing, washing clothes and water collection by all locals. The water from these outdoor showers are a little warmer with constant running water: the run off down through the farms for irrigation. It is ok to use soap in the water streams when bathing. It is strongly recommended that you wear attire that is not very revealing, even if it is in a secluded area. Nudity is taken very seriously and is totally unacceptable.
Washing of clothes can be done in any of the public showers, or in the nearby rivers and brooks. The most effective way of washing clothes is local method where clothes are soaked in water, laid out on a smooth stone, and rubbed with soap. The dirty parts/stains of the cloth are then rubbed onto the stone itself.
Day 1- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2- Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing in Boudhnath Stupa, Pasupatinath temple and Bhktapur Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3-Drive to Arughat by private 4WD SUV, 7 hours drive and 2 hours trek to Khatrisawara village. Overnight at traditional local house
Day 4- Trek and exploring to Aarbang village, 4 hours. Overnight at traditional local house
Day 5- Trek to Pithe, 5 hours. Overnight at traditional local house
Day 6-Trek to Manbu village, 5 hours. Overnight at traditional local house
Day 7- Visit the Ghalegaun, local temple, cave, waterfall, local schools, community forest to see the wild animal and visit the different villages near by. Overnight at traditional local house in Manbu village
Day 8- Trek to Mangal Tar, 6 hours. Overnight at traditional local house
Day 9- Trek to Arupokhari, 5 hours Overnight at traditional local house
Day 10- Explore around Arupokhari and visit the schools, library supported by ACE the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal. Overnight at traditional local house
Day 11-Trek to Arughat, 1 hour and drive back to Kathmandu by private 4WD SUV, 7 hours. Overnight at hotel
Day 12- Spare day in Kathmandu and shopping. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at hotel
Day 13- The trip ends, our airport representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
The price per person for small group journey is fixed as stated below. Group discounts from 10% to 25% are available for booking of two or more than two persons. A group booking of 10 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for one person. If your group is much larger, please contact us to discuss about the discount rate. There are also the options of private and tailor-made journey best suited for you, your family and friends!The trip price according to the number of pax is well illustrated below:
Group Size Price Per Person Remark 1 pax $1210 2 pax-4 pax $660 5 pax and above $550
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included
Accommodation in Local homes and Nepali local food for your stay in village
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
Local Ace the Himalaya licensed English speaking guide.
The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
All ground transportation from and to Kathmandu on private vehicle.
Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag, sun hat and T-shirt (yours to keep).
Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
Price Does not Include
Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)
International airfare and airport departure tax. (See the international flights page)
Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
Alcoholic and cold drinks.
Personal trekking Equipment.
Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
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