You will begin your adventure sauntering along a pristine trail, immerse yourself in nature and in the culture and lifestyles of the rural Nepalese along the way. The hike ends at the historical town of Panauti - considered to be the most artistic town in Nepal and steeped in rich history, ceremonies, and traditional culture. In Panauti, you will live in the home of a local family, fully immersing yourself in their culture and daily activities. During your homestay, you will visit Indrshwor Temple, a historic pagoda-style religious site, to seep in the peaceful ambiance. You will also have the opportunity to visit the nearby villages to get a greater sense of the surrounding rural livelihoods. This homestay is a rare and wonderful opportunity to learn intimately about the lives and beliefs of the rural Nepalese communities. It is well worth the trip on its own, but can be added as part of a greater adventure through Nepal.
You will start the experience with a transfer from Kathmandu to Sanga (arrive at 08:00 AM) and hike from Sanga to Panauti (5 h.) via an off the beaten path with a private guide. This unique route takes you along some beautiful sceneries, villages and nature. Once you reach Panauti, you’ll have lunch in one of the Community Homestays. After lunch you will get a tour around the Indreshwori Temple, which is one of the main attractions of Panauti with a temple dated back to the late 13th century. In the evening your host family will give you a cooking class. Once it’s ready, you can enjoy the food with the host and family!
Next day, you will have a village walk, where you can observe the local village and lifestyle. You’ll wander around with the host who will tell you everything about the village. Around 8 AM you’ll have breakfast at your host family and will return to Kathmandu around 10 AM. If you are morning person, you can ask the host to take you early (05:00 AM) to experience a beautiful Sunrise.
1 night Stay at Panauti Community Homestay
Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast
Transportation from Kathmandu to Panauti and Back
English speaking Local Guide for the Hike. The host will give you a Tour of Panauti.
Private departures, for just you and your friends or family