Homestay in Nepal is a new and unique concept since few years for those travelers who would like to make their holiday to the remote area to know the reality of people, their culture, and all their traditions. the homestay is a different experience as it is a direct way to be in contact with locals which is the nice and friendly environment. Dhading homestay is one of the best and closes homestay programme from Kathmandu as it is a really beautiful place where you get to see Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Manaslu all mountains range and crystal clear rivers, waterfalls, and many other interesting localities along the way and when you reach to the place too.
This is a trek to see what life is really like in Nepal. First, we take a scenic bus ride to Dhading Besi and from here we walk to my village, Khahare. This typical Nepalese village is not frequented by tourists and so you will see how the average person lives in Nepal. You can meet my family and enjoy a lovely, organic, traditional home-cooked meal. From here we can walk up Sylankot, a beautiful hill with views over Ganesh Himal and Manaslu and visit a historical Hindu temple ‘Tripurasundari’. This area has a real mixture of castes including Brahmin, Chettri, Tamang, and Magar. The Tamang and Magar still speak their own languages and wear their traditional costumes. The cultural mix is really interesting. Other sights include Ganga Jamuna waterfall. It is a beautiful valley that I am proud to call my home and look forward to sharing with you.
Trip Highlights :
DAY 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhading district headquarter (Dhading best), it's about 3 hours drive, and 2 hours walking to Jamie village and stay overnight with locals.
DAY 2: Trek to Khahare(1200m), it's about 4 to 5 hours to get that village through several typical villages and some forest. this day is you get to see a wonderful view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and few more other mountains.
DAY 3: Trek to Salyankot viewpoint to see popular waterfall ( Ganga Jamuna) and the nice view of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu without backpack, it's like day walk and back to the village (khahare),when we arrive in the place where we sleep guide and the locals will let you know how to cook Nepali dishes and you can join with them.
DAY 4: We get a bus from the village in the morning at 7.30 am to Kathmandu it's about 6 hours drive.
How Can I get Nepal visa?
To get visa for Nepal is a easy once you arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easier when you arrive at Kathmandu airport.
Where is the best area to trek in Nepal?
There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.
Which season is the best to travel to Nepal?
Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many different temperature and climate within a few hour drives. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to call the best season of the year.
What type of equipment do I need to bring for the trek?
The trekking equipment will depend on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Windproof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as below:
Can I trek in Nepal?
Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for the first time you can make the easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are an easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is the best area up on your pace.
Can I get an experienced guide in Nepal?
Yes, you can get an experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is a nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.
What is the price of Everest trekking?
There are so many different trekking and travel company who organize all trekking and touring activities in Nepal and they have their own strategy and price but the fact of the trek is the same so if you are in Nepal to make Everest base camp trekking and if you are alone it cost comparatively more than groups, in general for solo trekkers Kathmandu to Kathmandu 12 days Everest base camp trek cost 1299 USD and if you are two people going there cost 1199 USD. If you are budget travelers still you can save some money with this cost but this price is just enough to do all activities during your 12 days time up to the mountain. you have more than 8 people in your group one get free trip while you are in Nepal except for your domestic flights.
What is the maximum weight for a Porter in Nepal?
Nepal tourism board published some rules and regulation for porters who used to work generally with tourist they carry 25 kg , so in general you will get one porter for two trekkers it means one trekker need to make their weight about 12.5 kg and if you have extra clothes or any extra things that you bought from your country you can leave in hotel locker in Kathmandu once you are back you will get it, it is safe.
What is the maximum weight can I take to Lukla in a plane?
Flying to Lukla we will be in a small plane whereas just 14 to 16 people in one plane it is small this is why there is short of strict rules need to be just 15 kg per person as a luggage and small day bags as a hand carry you can take with you. if you have any extra things in your bag you can leave in Kathmandu hotel before you leave than it helps a lot to repack and to follow the rules. Still, after repacking your bag have more than 15 kg you have to pay 5 USD per kg than you can fly in or out.
How much do I need to tip for guide and porter?
Tipping things is not compulsory but it is highly expected from field staff during your trek in Nepal such as waiter Driver, Guide porters. Mainly if you are in Nepal and doing more than week trip with guide or with porter you can tip about 100 USD for guide and 80 USD for porter but if they make your special trip with lots of information take caring and you feel safe all the time with them than you can add more tip on top of that.