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Home stay tour of Nepal

Home stay tour of Nepal

Looking for an immersive and unique tour experience in Nepal?  Our 14-day homestay tour takes you to different parts of Nepal, providing an opportunity to explore diverse cultures and lifestyles by staying with local families. Join daily chores and cultural activities to get a glimpse of Nepali life. Visit the Himalayas, Terai region, and Kathmandu Valley, each offering a distinct cultural experience. Trek to remote villages, witness breathtaking mountain vistas, discover jungle wildlife, and immerse yourself in rich history, art, and architecture. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure and gain valuable insight into the cultural heritage of Nepal.

Home stay tour of Nepal

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Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal
Home stay tour of Nepal

Looking for a unique travel experience that will immerse you in the diverse cultures and traditions of Nepal? Madam Tours has just what you’re looking for – a 14-day homestay tour that will take you on a journey through the Himalayas, the Terai region, and the Kathmandu Valley.

This tour is perfect for adventurous travelers seeking a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Nepali life and culture up close. You’ll have the chance to stay with local families, participate in daily chores, and engage in cultural activities. From trekking to remote villages in the Himalayas to exploring the jungle wildlife in the Terai region and discovering the rich history, art, and architecture of the Kathmandu Valley, this tour offers something for everyone.

Our homestay tour provides a transformative experience that fosters a deep connection with the local people, leaving travelers with unforgettable memories of their adventure. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the beauty and diversity of Nepal with Madam Tours!

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Overnight at your Nepali family
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Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
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Day 03: Drive To Chitwan, Barauli Community home stay
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Day 4: Full day jungle activities and Overnight at homestay
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Day 05: Drive To Bandipur: You will stay with your host family.
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Day 06: All Day Bandipur and after lunch we will head to Ghalegaun
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Day 7: All day activities in Ghalegaun
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Day 08: Ghalegaun To pokhara. Homestay with a Tibetan Family
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Day 9: Pokhara Visit and sightseeing, meditation, and yoga
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Day 10: Hiking from Pokhara to Australian camp via Dhampus.
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Day 11: Hiking form Australian Camp to Sarangkot
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Day 12: Sarangkot to Kathmandu- Panauti
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Day 13:Explore Panauti, Dhulikhel and return for a cultural dinner at Kathmandu. Overnight Homestay
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Day 14: Shopping ay with your host family and Madam tours
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Day 15: Departure

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Overnight at your Nepali family
Pick up from the Airport, Homestay overnight ( D included)
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Arrive in Kathmandu, Pick up from the Airport, and stay with your host family. We will meet with your host family and go through the itinerary for the rest of your stay.

You can be free to explore the neighborhood with your host family, go to the local vegetable market and cook a nice dal- bhat with your host family.

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Day 2: Full day Kathmandu Sightseeing
Experience a full day of sightseeing at the UNESCO Heritage Site of Kathmandu Valley and explore its rich cultural and historical treasures. (B , L & D Included)
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Kathmandu City Tour: You will be picked up from your homestay in the morning and taken for a tour of the famous heritage sites such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square. You will have a guided tour of these sites to learn about their history and significance.

During the tour, you will also have the opportunity to explore local markets and traditional crafts, where you can see firsthand how local artisans create their products. You can also purchase souvenirs to take back home.

In the evening, you will be dropped back at your homestay for dinner.

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Day 03: Drive To Chitwan, Barauli Community home stay
Scenic drive to Chitwan, evening with Tharu–indigenous ethnic group of Chitwan. ( B, L & D included)
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You will be picked up from your homestay in Kathmandu early in the morning and driven to Chitwan, which takes around 5-6 hours. During the drive, you will have the opportunity to see the beautiful rural landscape of Nepal and enjoy the view of the mountain ranges.

Upon arrival in Chitwan, you will be taken to a Barauli Community homestay. The Barauli community is one of the homes of the indigenous ethnic group of Chitwan, known for its rich culture and tradition. You will spend the evening with the Tharu community, learning about their culture and way of life through interactive activities. This can include observing traditional dances and music, trying out local delicacies, and learning about the Tharu culture and customs.

This is a great opportunity to experience the real rural life of Nepal and to learn more about the culture and traditions of Chitwan. Overnight at a homestay would allow you to experience the traditions even more closely.

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Day 4: Full day jungle activities and Overnight at homestay
Embark on an exciting exploration of Chitwan National Park and experience an unforgettable Jungle Safari, encountering exotic wildlife and beautiful natural landscapes. ( B, L & D Included)
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To the sound of the peacocks seated in the nearby trees, our tour guide and the naturalist will pick you up from your hotel today at around 7:00 AM for a canoe trip and bird watching from the river.
Take a rainforest stroll at 8:30 AM with your knowledgeable local safari guide and naturalist. Always pay attention to your surroundings and follow your guide’s instructions. Keep in mind that you are entering an animal’s territory, so you should give them some room and respect their habitat. On the route, we’ll stop at the Elephant Bathing, where you may see or participate in an elephant bath.

11:30 AM: After a few hours of intense but fascinating boat rides, forest hikes, and elephant baths, we’ll eat a traditional Nepali lunch in one of the city’s busiest Thakali Restaurants.
1:00 PM: The safari in a jeep resumes after lunch at the popular tourist destination Sauraha. The one-horned rhinoceros, many species of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard, and, by any chance, the Royal Bengal tiger are among the animals you could observe.

In the evening, you will have dinner at your homestay and have the opportunity to spend time with your host family and learn more about their culture and way of life.

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Day 05: Drive To Bandipur: You will stay with your host family.
Scenic drive from Bandipur, overnight with host family ( B, L , D included)
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Drive to Bandipur: After breakfast at your homestay in Chitwan, you will be driven to Bandipur, which takes around 6-7 hours. Bandipur is a beautiful hilltop town known for its Newari culture, rich history, and breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

Upon arrival in Bandipur, you will be taken to your host family’s home where you will be staying for the night. You will have the opportunity to interact with your host family and learn about their culture and way of life. You will have dinner and overnight at a homestay. 

Bandipur is a great place to experience traditional Newari culture, architecture, and lifestyle, as well as take in the beautiful views of the Himalayas.

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Day 06: All Day Bandipur and after lunch we will head to Ghalegaun
Bandipur sightseeing and a scenic drive to Ghalegaun ( B , L & D included)
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Bandipur Sightseeing: After breakfast at your host family’s home, you will have a full day of sightseeing in Bandipur. You will visit the famous temples, and historical sites and enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas.

You will also have the opportunity to explore the local markets, traditional crafts, and handicraft centers. You will see firsthand how local artisans create their products and you can even purchase souvenirs to take back home.

After the sightseeing, you will have lunch at a local restaurant, and in the afternoon, you will drive to Ghalegaun. The drive takes around 2 hours. Ghalegaun is a small village known for its Gurung culture, traditional lifestyle, and beautiful views of the Annapurna mountain range.

You will spend the night in a homestay in Ghalegaun where you will have dinner and an overnight stay. This will give you an opportunity to experience the real rural life of Nepal and to learn more about the culture and tradition of Ghalegaun.

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Day 7: All day activities in Ghalegaun
All day activities in Ghalegaun and overnight stay with cultural program with a host family. ( B, L & D included)
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After breakfast at your homestay, you will have a full day of activities in Ghalegaun. You will be able to participate in activities such as hiking, visiting local villages, and observing traditional farming practices. Ghalegaun is a great place to experience the traditional lifestyle and culture of the Gurung people and also to see beautiful views of the Annapurna mountain range.

You will also have the opportunity to visit a local school and interact with the students to learn more about the education system in the area. In the evening, you will have dinner at your host family’s home and participate in a cultural program organized by the local community. This will include traditional dances, music, and local delicacies, giving you an in-depth look into the culture and customs of the Gurung people.

 

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Day 08: Ghalegaun To pokhara. Homestay with a Tibetan Family
After breakfast at your homestay in Ghalegaun, you will drive to Pokhara. ( B, L & D included)
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Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will be taken to your homestay with a Tibetan family. This is a great opportunity to learn about the culture and way of life of the Tibetan people in Pokhara. You will spend the evening with your host family, learning about their culture and traditions, and enjoy dinner together.

Pokhara is a beautiful lakeside city and is known as the starting point of many trekking routes in the Annapurna region. It’s also home to a large population of Tibetan refugees, who have settled here and contributed to the rich cultural heritage of the city. This homestay will give you a chance to learn more about the Tibetan culture, lifestyle, and livelihood in Pokhara.

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Day 9: Pokhara Visit and sightseeing, meditation, and yoga
Sightseeing in Pokhara, recreational activities and overnight with a host family ( B, L & D included)
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Pokhara Sightseeing and Yoga: After breakfast with your host family, you will have a full day of sightseeing in Pokhara. You will visit the famous temples, stupas, and shrines in the city. You will also have the opportunity to visit the famous Phewa Lake and the World Peace Pagoda.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to participate in yoga and meditation classes. This will give you the chance to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind after your journey.

In the evening, you will have dinner with your host family and spend the night at the homestay. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about the Tibetan culture and way of life in Pokhara.

Pokhara is known for its scenic beauty, temples, and peaceful pagoda, and also a perfect place for yoga, meditation, and mind-body practices. This day will give you chance to explore the city and relax your body and mind.

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Day 10: Hiking from Pokhara to Australian camp via Dhampus.
The Pokhara to Dhampus hike in Nepal is a scenic trek and offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. B, L & D Included
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Today, you will start your hiking journey from Pokhara to Australian Camp via Dhampus. The hike takes around 4-5 hours. You will start your hike early in the morning, after breakfast at your homestay in Pokhara. The trail takes you through beautiful terraced fields, and small villages, and offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. After a few hours of hiking, you will reach the village of Dhampus, where you will have lunch. Dhampus is a beautiful village with traditional houses and offers great views of the mountains.

You will continue your hike to Australian Camp, where you will spend the night at a tea house or homestay. Australian camp offers panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range and is a great place for a sunset or sunrise view.

The homestay or tea house here is a great opportunity to spend a night with a local family and learn about their culture and way of life. This night will be a memorable experience as you will enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals and the breathtaking views of the mountains.

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Day 11: Hiking form Australian Camp to Sarangkot
Hiking form Australian Camp to Sarangkot and stay at home community home stay. ( B, L & D Included)
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Sarangkot is a famous hill station known for its panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, and also a great spot for paragliding. The hike takes you through beautiful terraced fields and small villages, offering stunning views of the mountains and the valley below.

Upon arrival in Sarangkot, you will check into a community homestay.  The community homestay will offer a great opportunity to experience the traditional lifestyle of the locals. The community homestay can also be a chance to experience the traditional home-cooked meals which are unique to Nepal. The evening in Sarangkot can be spent either watching the sunset over the Himalayas or enjoying a bonfire with the local community.

 

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Day 12: Sarangkot to Kathmandu- Panauti
Sarangkot to Kathmandu- Panauti(Aeroplane and private transfer). Stay at panauti Home stay ( B, L & D included)
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Sarangkot to Panauti: After breakfast at the community homestay in Sarangkot, you will drive to Panauti. The drive takes around 5-6 hours.

Panauti is a historic and ancient Newari town located about 32 km southeast of Kathmandu. It is famous for its intricate woodcarvings and metalwork, which reflect the high-quality craftsmanship of the Newar people. Upon arrival in Panauti, you will check into a homestay and spend the rest of the day exploring the town. You will visit the famous Indreshwar Temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also the other temples and shrines in the town. In the evening, you will have dinner with your host family and spend the night at the homestay. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about the culture and way of life of the Newar people and enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals.

 

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Day 13: Explore Panauti, Dhulikhel and evening with your host family
Panauti and Dhulikhel exploration and an evening with Host Family ( B, L & D included)
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Today, you will start the day with breakfast at the homestay in Panauti. After breakfast, you will explore the town of Panauti and visit the Indreshwar Temple and other temples and shrines in the area. After lunch, you will drive to Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is a small town located about 15km east of Kathmandu and is famous for its stunning views of the Himalayas and for its rich cultural heritage. You will spend the afternoon exploring the town of Dhulikhel, visiting the temples and monasteries, and taking in the beautiful views of the Himalayas.

After the exploration, you will drive back to Kathmandu and check into your homestay. You will have time to freshen up and relax before you have dinner with your host family.

 

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Day 14: Shopping day with your host family and a cultural dinner with Madam Tours.
On the final day, enjoy a farewell dinner with cultural dance at a typical Nepali restaurant, courtesy of Madam Tours. Overnight in homestay ( B, L & D included)
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Spend the day exploring the vibrant and bustling city of Kathmandu, or join Madam Sarala from Madam Tours for a shopping excursion. Before dinner, indulge in a traditional Nepali healing massage. On the final day, enjoy a farewell dinner with cultural dance at a typical Nepali restaurant, courtesy of Madam Tours.

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Day 15: Departure
See you next time! Namaste
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Although saying goodbye is really difficult, life must carry on, thus we choose to say: “See you next time!” Namaste. Our professional driver will pick you up from the hotel and transport you to the TIA departure gate.

Homestay

Homestays are from basic to standard.

HOTEL OPTION CATEGORY ROOM
Kathmandu Homestay Single and Double room
Bareli Home Stay  Single and Double room
Bandipur Homestay Single and Double room
Ghalegaon Homestay Single and Double room
Tea houses or Homestays on the trek  Single and Double room

Homestays are subject to change according to the season and booking time, In case of unavailability, we promise you that we will find similar one.

Facilities that may be available at the homestay or teahouses during your trip:

  • Comfortable beds with blankets and pillows
  • Shared or attached bathrooms with hot water
  • A kitchen serving Nepalese and regional cuisine
  • WiFi but not guaranteed
  • Electricity (may be limited or intermittent)

Tea Houses: Tea Houses are basic lodges that offer simple accommodations and meals. They usually have shared bathrooms and sometimes hot water may not be available. These lodges are run by local people and are a great way to experience the local culture.

Guest Houses: Guest Houses are slightly more comfortable than Tea Houses and offer private rooms with attached bathrooms. They may also have hot showers and a restaurant that serves Nepalese and international cuisine.

Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • All Domestic Transportation (Land and Air) 
  • All accommodations (Double deluxe room)
  • Guide’s & Driver’s and all staff’s insurance and wages
  • The safari in Chitwan will be accompanied by an experienced local guide and naturalist
  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing
  • Meals and Refreshments as mentioned in Itinerary, Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) Dinner (D)

Excludes:

  • International Airfare, Visa fee to Nepal
  • Any other cost other than the one mentioned above
  • Meals that are not listed above
  • Gratuities
  • Your personal costs
  • Any other personal expenses that may occur
  • Personal insurance, health insurance, flight cancellation and etc.
  • Gifts to any homestay
  • Personal damages

Taxes & Permit

The itinerary covers all necessary taxes and permits for both sightseeing and trekking, without any additional or unexpected expenses. You will only pay for what you see in the itinerary.

Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Packed meals
  • Bottled water
  • Farewell dinner

FAQs

What do I need to hire Madam Tours?

Nothing to be honest. Just contact us and we will make the whole process very natural.

What kind of accommodations can I expect during a homestay tour?

Accommodations vary depending on the region and family you are staying with. However, you can generally expect basic but comfortable amenities such as a bed, shared bathroom facilities, and access to common areas of the home.

Is it safe to stay with a local family during a homestay tour?

Yes, it is generally safe to stay with a local family during a homestay tour. Nepali people are known for their hospitality and friendliness towards visitors.

What kind of food will be served during a homestay tour?

You will typically be served local Nepali cuisine, which varies depending on the region and family you are staying with. Nepali food generally consists of rice, lentils, vegetables, and meat dishes.

Will I have to speak Nepali to communicate with my host family?

While knowing some basic Nepali phrases is helpful, most host families will speak some level of English, and communication is usually not a problem.

What kind of cultural activities can I expect during a homestay tour?

Cultural activities can vary, but you can expect to participate in activities such as cooking local cuisine, learning traditional dance, music, or crafts, and celebrating festivals and religious events.

Can I bring gifts for my host family?

Yes, bringing small gifts for your host family is a thoughtful gesture and appreciated. It is best to ask your tour operator for advice on what kind of gifts are appropriate.

Is travel insurance included in this tour package?

No, travel insurance is not included in this tour package, but it is highly recommended. Travel insurance can provide coverage for unexpected medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen circumstances that may occur during your trip. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance separately before your trip.