- 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
A foggy morning in Arughat A traditional house Arupokhari Village by the Volunteers Camera Arupokhari Village Arupokhari and Ratmate seen from an adjoining village Beautiful Green environment Beautiful View of the Himalayas Cheerfull Childrens Damcing the Nepali way Drive over the green Hills Excurion of village is always fun Happy Children Holy Bell at Hindu Temples Local Taps Local people Men and children at a chutara (a public resting place usually under a large tree) Nepali wooden art and craft Photo at the temple Ritual at the Local Temple Rituals in the village The Local Kids The Local people of Arupokhari at a community event The oldest man from village who dreamed about educating his grand kids The suspension bridge connecting Arughat region to the Arupokhari hill Traditionally dressed local women Typical Nepali Home in gorkha View of arupokhari school Visit to Local Temple
A foggy morning in Arughat
A traditional house
Arupokhari Village by the Volunteers Camera
Arupokhari and Ratmate seen from an adjoining village
Beautiful Green environment
Beautiful View of the Himalayas
Damcing the Nepali way
Drive over the green Hills
Excurion of village is always fun
Holy Bell at Hindu Temples
Men and children at a chutara (a public resting place usually under a large tree)
Nepali wooden art and craft
Photo at the temple
Ritual at the Local Temple
Rituals in the village
The Local Kids
The Local people of Arupokhari at a community event
The oldest man from village who dreamed about educating his grand kids
The suspension bridge connecting Arughat region to the Arupokhari hill
Traditionally dressed local women
Typical Nepali Home in gorkha
View of arupokhari school
Visit to Local Temple
- Nepal and Gorkha
- Equipment list
- Important Cultural Tips and Consideration
- Electronics and Communications
- Interesting Facts about Nepal
- Useful Phrases and Expressions
Home Stay Trek- 13 Days
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.
Price per person in USD
For 1 pax: USD 1210
For 2-4 pax: USD 660
For 5 and above: USD 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.
- Official expenses.
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
- 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
- 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.
- The lifestyle in these small villages are wayward different than in cities of Nepal which indeed displays the traditional culture of Nepal. The very little influence of western culture on these people and the traditional approach can bring a little cultural shock on our clients and one should be already aware of it.
- Most of the Villagers have tendency to speak loud with aggression. Hence one should be aware that this is just Normal approach.
- Physical disciplining (such as hitting and using the strap) are common and old practice in Government schools,although the Government is working on phasing this out, it will take some time.
- Sacrifies of animals and birds in traditional Hindu rituals during festivals, a visit to witch doctor and other cultural activities is normal.
- Many people in the village smoke cigarettes.
- Hygiene levels are often much lower in the villages as the locals hold higher immune capacity. So it is advisable for you to reduce the chance of getting sick by being aware when interacting with children, accepting food from villagers and drinking water.
- Since you would be staying in local village with local people the facilities would be very simple so cooperation is the must.
- The trip can be extended. We have various interesting options for trip extension.
- The itinerary can also be customized.
- During the trip, factors such as local politics, transport, weather, etc. may also affect the itinerary.