To meet local people and experience how they live, a homestay is a great option. Accommodations are basic, but two great homestay programs set minimum quality standards—guests are guaranteed a private room and bathroom, filtered drinking water, and meals from a clean kitchen.

We arranges homestays at various places around Nepal. It’s a win-win for hosts and travelers alike: homestays are run by local cooperatives of women who open up spare rooms in their houses for paying guests. Hosts receive training, education, and an independent income. Travelers can enjoy a real homestay experience, learning how to cook Nepali food with their hosts, going on sightseeing walks with them, and participating in a range of different experiences. While the accommodation is not luxurious, it is comfortable and clean, and each home is unique.

Visitors can participate in activities including village walks, bike rides, and cooking classes.