Homestay Trek Nepal - 12 Days

“The Organized Visit to the Village Helps you to Experience the True Nepali Spirit of Gorkha District. Enjoy the Daily Activities and Rituals of the Villagers and Participate in Farming, where you Use the Bull to Till a Paddy Field.“

Homestay trek helps you to get out of the hustle and bustle of city life, and it is more than escaping from city life. Homestay Trek takes place in the village of Gorkha district, which is quiet and calm. The air that you breath in the village is clean and free from pollution. And the progress of any kind of dream looks far away in this village. The money that comes to Ace Holidays through this trek goes to the host families, who provide you food and accommodation. This is the reason, why Homestay Trek plays an important role in the life of the villagers economically. Homestay Trek is also completely different from other treks that Ace Holidays organizes in the Himalayan Regions of Nepal, such as Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Dolpo, Mustang, and Kanchenjunga.

Trek Price

For 1 Pax: USD 1200 per person

For 2 to 4 Pax: USD 660 per person

For 5 and above: USD 500 per person

 

ACCOMMODATION

Important: It is common in Nepal to offer food or tea to guests at home; however, you are advised not to accept any food from the local villagers other than with whom, you are staying during the Homestay Trek. Other villagers could have prepared the food in contaminated water; as a result, you may fall sick. If you are invited by a local villager then you should go with your guide.

TOILET FACILITIES

Most villages in Nepal do not have a flushing toilet, as well as well – managed sewage system. In village, all toilets are of squat types or Indian styles, made of a ceramic basin or few planks, precariously positioned over a hole in the ground. There is usually a water tap and bucket near the toilet. If you do not prefer water then you have to bring sufficient amount of toilet paper because you will not find toilet paper in the village.

BATHING & LAUNDRY

In a village, only few houses have bathrooms; therefore, for bathing, as well as for washing clothes, you have to go to the spring, creeks, and rivers or to the communal outdoor showers. The water of these outdoor showers is little warmer. It is acceptable to use soap in the streams while bathing, but we strongly recommend you to wear non – revealing attire. Nudity is taken very seriously, as well as unacceptable. You can wash clothes in any of the public showers, or nearby rivers and brooks. The most effective way of washing clothes is a local method, in which, you have to soak clothes in water, lay out on a smooth stone, and rub with soap and brushed.

Cost Includes

• 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
• Local  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 duffel/kit bag, sun hat and T-shirt (yours to keep).
• All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
• Official expenses.

Cost Excludes

• Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
• Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation
• 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 other expense which is not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Cultural Shock

• The lifestyles in these small villages are wayward different than those in the cities of Nepal. This 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 to you, and you should be reasy to accept this.
• Most of the villagers have a tendency to speak loud with aggression. Hence, you should be aware that this is just a normal approach.
• Physical disciplining (such as hitting and using the strap) are common and old practice in Government schools. The Government is working to remove this out, but it will still take some time.
• Sacrifies of animals and birds in traditional Hindu rituals during festivals are common practises and so is a visit to a witch doctor.
• Many people in the village smoke cigarettes.
• Hygiene levels are often much lower in the villages as the locals have higher immunities. So it is advisable to reduce the chance of getting sick by being aware when you interact with the children, and whne you accept food and water from the villagers.

Short Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Tribhuvan International Aiport, Kathmandu (1345 meter) When you come out of Tribhuwan International Airport, you see outside the signboard of "Ace Holidays" carrying by its staffs. These staffs greet you, load your luggage, take you to a hotel, unload your luggage, and give you a duffel bag, a cap, and a T-shirt in the office of Ace Holidays. Stay overnight in a 3 Star Hotel (Breakfast provided)
Day 2
Drive to Arughat in 4WD SUV and trek to Khatrisawara village) Stay overnight in a traditional local house.
Day 3
Trekking and exploring Aarbang village Stay overnight in a traditional local house
Day 4
Trek to Pithe Stay overnight in a traditional local house
Day 5
Trek to Manbu village Stay overnight in a traditional local house
Day 6
Visit the Ghalegaun, local temple, cave, waterfall, local schools, and community forest to see the wild animal and different villages Stay overnight in a traditional local house in Manbu village
Day 7
Trek to Mangal Tar Stay overnight in a traditional local house
Day 8
Trek to Arupokhari Stay overnight in a traditional local house
Day 9
Explore around Arupokhari and visit the schools, library supported by Ace Holidays and Sambhav Nepal. Stay overnight in a traditional local house
Day 10
Trek to Arughat and drive back to Kathmandu in 4WD SUV Stay overnight in a hotel
Day 11
Spare day in Kathmandu In the evening, you are taken to a traditional Nepalese restaurant for a farewell dinner, and you will also have an opportunity to see Nepali dancing. Stay overnight in a hotel
Day 12
Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure Today is the departure day; therefore, you are picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time.

IMPORTANT

    •  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.