Trip Facts

  • Total Days - 10
  • Home stay in Kathmandu - 3 Nights
  • Hotel in Nagarkot - 1 Night
  • Hotel in Bhaktapur - 1 Night
  • Home stay in Sedi Bagar - 3 Nights
  • Monastery stay - 1 Night
  • Best Time - Spring / Autumn / Winter

The traditional home stay 10 days tour primarily focuses on visiting historical, cultural, and religious sites from Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, and Pokhara, but the tour extends to include some beautiful natural sites from Nagarkot, Pokhara, and Sarangkot. These towns are fantastically rich and distinctive in history, art, and culture. The Swoyambhunath Stupa, the Pashupatinath Temple, the Baudhanath Stupa, the Changunarayan Temple, the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Patan Durbar Square and the Bhaktapur Durbar Square are monumental in size as well as significance in telling the history of the Kathmandu Valley.

Besides weaving a meaningful and fascinating story from the past to the present, their grace and grandeur will awe-inspire you. The Durbar Squares are tantamount to open museums whereas each monument is pure work of passion and art; they are mesmerizing.

Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill stations. It will offer you a panoramic view of 33 different mountain peaks of different regions. You can also view the Mt. Shisapangma of Tibet. A scenic drive will take you to Pokhara, a uniquely beautiful town. The town is popularly and aptly known as the tourism capital. This subtitle alone can give you an idea of what a wonderful city Pokhara is. The Fewa Lake, Devi’s Fall, and the Gupteshwori Cave are some of nature’s wonders that you will visit. You will also visit the World Peace Stupa. Moreover, your visit to Sarangkot, a hill station, which will reward you with the view of several peaks of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri ranges.

What distinguishes this tour from others is home stay; you will spend your nights in traditional Nepali homes run by the local people. Most of the things you will be served—from furnishing to food—are traditional, so it is an amazing way to discover the details of a culture. Above all, people are simple, pleasant, and loving. The homestay will be a major part of the tour. You will have a lifetime experience.

Outline Itinerary of home stay tour in nepal

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath & Patan
Day 03: Drive Kathamandu to Bhaktapur via Thimi
Day 04: Drive Bhaktapur to Nagarkot
Day 05: Trek Nagarkot to Thali via Changunarayan & drive to Kathmandu: visit Pashupatinath & Boudhanath
Day 06: Drive Kathmandu to Sedi Bagar via Pokhara
Day 07: Visit Devi’s fall / Guptesowri cave & World peace stupa
Day 08: Visit Sarangkot
Day 09: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure

Detail Itinerary of home stay tour in nepal

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to Magar Family Home, Kapan by one of our representatives. Traditional Nepali dinner (Daal Bhat) with Magar family as welcome dinner.
Overnight: Magar Family Home, Kapan

Day 02: Visit Swoyambhunath and Patan: start our tour with the magnificent Swoyambhunath which is 30 minutes drive from Kapan. Then we drive to one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu valley which is called Patan; to witness its incredible architecture from medieval period.

Swoyambhunath is one of the oldest stupas of the Kathmandu Valley. It is situated on one of the highest hills in the valley. It watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and is recognized as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of the oldest and most glorious Buddhist shrines in the world which is said to be two thousand years. The four sides of the stupa are painted with the eyes of Lord Buddha.

Patan - the second largest town in the valley is situated to the south of Kathmandu. Patan's great building boom took place under the Mallas in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Numerous temples of widely diverse styles, as well as many Buddhist monasteries, are scattered around the fascinating town. Patan is famous for its crafts and metal works which are wonderful souvenirs.
Overnight: Magar Family Home, Kapan

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Bhaktapur via Thimi: we drive to the oldest part of the Kathmandu valley, a quick stop at old Thimi and observe some traditional farming and old alleys of Thimi village. Then finally we drive to ancient city called Bhaktapur. This fascinating city reminds you the true culture and living style of medieval period.

Bhaktapur- Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is known as the 'City of Devotees', the 'City of Culture', the 'Living Heritage', and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. We visit four different squares in this city: Durbar Square (palace square), Tamaudi Square (public square), Pottery Square and Dattatrey Square.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 04: Drive Bhaktapur to Nagarkot: an exciting drive for an hour on winding road takes us to Nagarkot. It is a great place to escape from Kathmandu’s hustle bustle.

Nagarkot – One of the most popular hill station / viewpoints close to Kathmandu valley. The reward for Nagarkot trip is panoramic view of 33 different mountain peaks of different regions including Mt. Shisapangma of Tibet.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 05: Trek Nagarkot to Thali via Changunarayan and drive to Kathmandu: on our way back from Nagarkot,  we hike down to Changunarayan. After visiting Changunarayan temple we continue our walk down to Thali. The hike in total would be about 4 hours. We go through several Tamang and Newari traditional villages enjoying the view of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities down in the valley. Then we catch our vehicle and drive to Kathmandu where we visit Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath. In the afternoon, we participate in Buddhist Puja ceremony in Bairoling Monastery.

Changunarayan - is a fascinating place where you can see oldest Manu script found in Nepali history and some magnificent temples.

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for all the Hindus of the world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the trinity and the guardian (patron) deity of Nepal. This is one of the oldest temples, situated on the banks of the Holy Bagmati River. It is a double–roofed golden temple with four triple silver doorways. Pashupatinath covers an area of 281 hectares, which is one of the biggest temple complexes in Nepal.

Bouddhanath Stupa lies about 6 km east of downtown Kathmandu and it is the largest stupa in the Valley and one of the largest in the world. It presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design with hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 small images of Buddha all around. Just like Swoyambhunath, this stupa has four sides with the watchful eyes of Lord Buddha. All the Buddhists throng to this stupa to take part in the sacred rituals during the Buddhist festivals.
Overnight: Bairoling Monastery, Tinchuli

Day 06: Drive Kathmandu to Sedi Bagar via Pokhara: a scenic drive to Sedi Bagar via Pokhara for about 6 hours followed by a short hike to Thapa family home. While we are in Thapa family home, we can observe and experience real culture and living style of traditional Nepali family of country side.
Overnight: Thapa Family Home, Sedi Bagar
Driving Time: 6 hours

Day 07: Visit Devi's fall, Gupteswori Cave and World Peace Stupa:  hike down to the road and catch our vehicle to drive to Pokhara to visit Devi’s fall, Guptesori Cave and World peace stupa; which offers you the best view of the Pokhara city and Fewa Lake.
Overnight: Thapa Family Home, Sedi Bagar

Day 08: Visit  Sarangkot (1592m): early morning drive takes us to a popular hill station, Sarangkot. It’s about an hour drive on winding uphill road and 1 more hour trek to the top. The view from Sarangkot is superb. Several different peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, including the two highest peaks in the world,-Annapurna I (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) can be seen.
Overnight: Thapa Family Home, Sedi Bagar

Day 09: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu: a scenic drive back to Kathmandu for about 6 hours.
Overnight: Magar Family Home, Kapan
Driving Time: 6 hours

Day 10: Transfer to the airport for departure.

Cost Includes

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport.
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu / Nagarkok / Bhaktapur / Pokhara on twin sharing basis
  • Transport, guided visits and entry of the monuments in Kathmandu / Patan / Bhaktapur / Pokhara
  • Private vehicle Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Professional English speaking tour / trekking guide
  • Private vehicle for whole tour
  • Half Board for whole tour  ( Breakfast + Dinner)
  • Your international flight re-confirmation.
  • All necessary documents and government tax.
  • Insurance for staff


cost Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Lunch for whole tour
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident / repatriation, helicopter / medical care)
  • Alternative / additional transportation (flights / vehicles), accommodation in case fo bad weather, heavy rain, flood, landslide, strike, road blockade etc
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone etc.
  • Tips for tour staff or car / van / bus driver.

NOTE: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.

Luggage

  • Travel Pack / Suit case
  • Day pack

Clothing

  • Lightweight, low maintenance and versatile clothing
  • Shirt/t-shirt(s)
  • Convertible travel trousers
  • Lightweight fleece
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes/boots
  • Sandals
  • Hat (sun/warm hat)
  • Warm clothes / Jackets / trousers (If travelling in early Spring / Autumn / Winter)

Accessories

  • wallet
  • Luggage locks
  • Head light (torch)
  • Wash bag
  • Travel towel
  • All purpose travel soap
  • Small repair kit (needle and thread)
  • First aid kit
  • Accessory bags
  • Guide book
  • Electrical adapter
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun cream

Document

  • Valid passport
  • Print out of Airline tickets
  • Contact detail of Embassy / Tour agency
  • Travel insurance

Weather Report

Nepal Climate

Climate:
From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.

Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year.  Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer.  Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C.  Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.

The summer/monsoon period - It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.

Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.

In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.

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