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.