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Village Tour/Home Stay Tour in Nepal

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost includes / excludes

Overview

Nepal is a developing country. Though there exist some developed cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Patan, Biratnagar and some others, the majority of the sub urban areas are still dominated by the rural areas and the villagers. This, however, is not a matter of shame for us because it rather helps us in promoting our tourism and to show our unique cultures. Big hotels and sophisticated guestrooms are available in every corners of the world and people are used to it and hence they do not find anything new about it. But they might be interested for something different like that of the Village Tour/ Home Stay Tour. Village Tour/Home Stay Tour is flourishing in our country as tourists are interested in knowing our culture, language and history and they are warmly welcomed with utter hospitality too. The rapid urbanization has destroyed natural things and is promoting artificial things where people do not want to spend their time talking with unknown persons, but in the Village Tour/ Home Stay Tours they are treated like one of their family members and not like an outsider. Guests are treated almost like gods and the villagers are nice and comfortable to share every query. Some of the popular places that are considered as a pioneer for Village Tour/ Home Stay Tour are Ghale Gaun, Sirubari, Kapan, Nagarkot and many other places.

As you arrive in the local village for the Village Tour/ Home Stay Tour you will be warmly welcomed and the people of that area will demonstrate their cultural program dedicating it to the guests. Moreover visitors can enjoy tasty homemade foods with other members of the family. The concept of the Village Tour/ Home Stay Tour is to connect the foreigners with the local villages of Nepal and learn about their indigenous culture. Spending some time in Village Tour/ Home Stay Tour will change your definition of village and the villagers may also change their notion about the foreigners. You are directly participating with different native cultures of different groups. You will be grateful to be experiencing such tours in your life. The duration that you spend in the village as a tour will be your life long experience and when the time comes fordeparture they will feel sad as if they are preparing for the farewell of their own family members. Taking the traditional meals, walking on the fields, enjoying the conversation, capturing sunrise and sun set, participating in local dances and singing are all the good feeling that you will be taking back with yourself from the Village Tour.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1300 m / 4264 ft)

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport you will be greeted by a representative from Great Nepal. You will be then transferred to Hotel Manang or a similar category hotel. After check in, you take a rest at your hotel room. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:  Kathmandu sightseeing to Nagarkot.

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks include the World Heritage Sites: the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swyombhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, we will head towards Nagarkot for a home stay program at Bastola home stay. A place with a country touch. We can also arrange a cultural program for you during the late evening.

Day 03: Nagarkot – Chitwan (148km/ 7 hrs drive)

Early morning we will enjoy a stunning sunrise view over and around the Himalayas.Breakfast will be followed by a drive in a private vehicle to Chitwan, located 148km away from central Kathmandu. It takes approximately 7 hours to reach there. We can enjoy the scene of riverside and hills and remote lives on our way. We can possible take a stop for photography and refreshment break. As we reach Chitwan we check into the respective hotel/ resort and get some rest. The late evening would be free so we can do short refreshment tour nearby. A Tharu cultural program will be arranged for you.  Overnight at hotel in chitwan.

Day 04:Tour chitwan

Today is a whole day sightseeing day. We begin with elephant safari then canoing, crocodile conservation project tour, elephant breeding centre wild life museum visit, boating, local sightseeing. After completion of these activities we get back to hotel. Overnight at hotel in chitwan.

(Additionally camping can be done as per your request)

Day 05: Chitwan to lumbini (drive 158km/ 2-3 hrs)

Wake up in the morning have breakfast then we begin drive toward lumbini a birth place of Lord Buddha (Siddhartha Gautam). The drive is straight, plain and broad so it won’t take long time to reach there. As we won’t have time going anywhere today we have lunch and rest in hotel room. During evening, we can explore places around for a leisure walk.  Overnight at hotel in Lumbini

Day 06: Tour lumbini to Pokhara (199km/ 4 hrs drive)

After breakfast, we proceed for sightseeing. We visit Ashoka Pillar and Mahayana West Monastic Zone.  We get back to hotel and rest for some time. After we finish we check out hotel in Lumbini and Drive 199km towards Pokhara. Upon our arrival in Pokhara we check into the hotel and if time permits we can enjoy evening walk around lakesides. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu (210km/ 4-5hrs drive)

Today early in the morning, you drive towards Sarangkot for enjoying the stunning view of Sarangkot 1592m above sea level to enjoy the stunning view of sunrise with the panoramic view of Fishtail Mountain. Get back to hotel for breakfast, proceed for boating in Fewa Lake for an hour, visit Barahi temple, and observe some ritual puja. (It is located in the Central part of Phewa Lake), view the Peace Stupa, mountain museum, Mahendra Cave, Bat’s cave. During afternoon, head towards Begnas Lake for boating, the largest lake for an hour. Late evening we will check out Pokhara hotel and Drive 210km Back to Kathmandu. A great Nepal team will arrange a farewell dinner tonight. Backi to hotel Manang and overnight.

Day 08: Farewell

You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Great Nepal will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

(If interested you can perform adventure sports like paragliding & Zip Flying from Sarangkot but it may require one more day to stay at Pokhara.)

(The above itinerary is open to any sort of modification as per your desires)

Cost includes / excludes

Cost Includes:

  • Vehicle Car with A/C if required.
  • All local sightseeing along with English speaking guide.
  • Tripe sharing basis rooms with A/c
  • BB plan (home stay and Chitwan will be at full board)
  • All jungle activities
  • Entrance fees for Chitwan National Park

Cost Excludes:

  • All entrance fees if required (sightseeing spots)
  • All activities excluding above package.
  •  Boating charge at Fewa Lake.
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
  • Lunch and dinner except home stay and chitwan