• Nepal
  • 3 Days

Yoga and Homestay in Nagarkot, Nepal

  • Basecamp Retreat
  • Active adventure
  • 3 days; 2 nights
  • 1 to 10 travelers
  • Begins & ends in Kathmandu

Staying with a local family in Nagarkot, you are away from the crowds and can enjoy nature, outdoor activities and Yoga sessions in the little hamlet of Bastola Gaun in Nagarkot. You are welcomed by your host family, and have the chance to get to know their family members and share in their meals and lifestyle. You are shown the local temples and admire the Himalayas from another perspective with your local guide. This package is ideal for anyone who does not mind up to 2-3 hours very easy hiking. No previous experience of yoga is required and complete beginners are very welcome.

At a Glance

Creature comforts

no frills


Physical activity

moderate


Ground support

limited

Terrain

  • Mountains
  • Forest
  • Jungle
  • Village Life
  • Pastoral

Practicalities

  • For ages 12+
  • Limited english

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • Organic farming

Your Local Expert

Community Homestay Network

CHN aims to connect local communities across Nepal so that travelers globally can experience the natural and cultural diversity of Nepal, authentically and sustainably.

The Journey

Day 1

Welcome to Nagarkot Community Homestay

Your homestay is about two hours’ drive from Kathmandu. When you arrive you will be welcomed to the family home by your host. You will be taken for a walk to explore the village and surrounding area.

Day 2

Explore the wonders of Nagarkot

Admiring the Sunrise is what most people come to Nagarkot for. After an early morning wake up call, some tea and a light snack for breakfast you walk a short way up to the viewpoint where you can admire the sun rise over the Himalayas. Here too is a fascinating little temple where you will see local people coming to worship. You will have the opportunity to take a yoga class that is run by one of the brothers of the families from the Community Homestay. Here your session will be held where you can also enjoy the view of the hills around you. Returning to your family homestay for brunch, you then go to explore the nearby forest and waterfalls with your guide.

Day 3

Hike to Changu Narayan Temple (2-3 hrs) and sightseeing in Bhaktapur

After your last session of yoga you join your family for breakfast. You then hike down to Changu Narayan Temple, about 8 kilometres down from your homestay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and said to be the oldest temple in Nepal, it has a shrine dating back to 325AD. It is dedicated to Lord Visnu and was reconstructed in 1702 after a devastating fire. As well as the main temple there are numerous shrines at the premises dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ashta Matrika, Chhinnamasta, Kileshwor and Krishna. Life-size pairs of animals such as lions, sarabhas, griffins and elephants guard the four entrances. There are a number of festivals celebrated here such as Changu Narayan Jatra (January) which is marked by smashing earthen pots to halt the journey of the deities from returning to Bhaktapur. Mahashanan is another important festival held here and on the days of ‘Jugadi Nawami’ and ‘Haribodhini Ekadashi’ special pujas can be observed, though every day there are daily pujas and ‘aarati’ a Hindu religious ritual of worship, where light (usually from a flame) is offered to one or more deities in the temple. You are then transferred to Bhaktapur which is just a few kilometres away to explore this ‘must see’ UNESCO World Heritage Site. You are then transferred back to Kathmandu where your trip ends.

Included

  • Lodging

    Stay at Nagarkot Comunity Homestay

  • Meals

    All Meals during the stay at Nagarkot Community Homestay

  • Transportation

  • Guide

    Local Guide and Yoga Instructor

  • 2 Yoga Sessions

  • Cooking Class

    Local Nepali Cuisine

Not Included

  • Personal Expenses

  • Any entry fees to landmark, sites and conservation areas

  • Meals

    Meals after Breakfast on the third day

Private Departures

Private departures, for just you and your friends or family

Flexible dates

  • 1 travelers$305 per person
  • 2 travelers$215 per person
  • 3 travelers$205 per person
  • 4 travelers$185 per person
  • 5 travelers$170 per person
  • 6 travelers$170 per person
  • 7 travelers$170 per person
  • 8 travelers$170 per person
  • 9 travelers$170 per person
  • 10 travelers$170 per person
Pricing depends on group size and host availability

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