Kathmandu homestay tour
The 218 sq miles of Kathmandu valley is booming with over 130 important monuments with 7 of them recognized as World heritage Sites by UNESCO. The valley comprises three historical cities with several villages surrounded by verdant hills renowned for the magnificent view of the Himalayas. The aboriginal people of Kathmandu are Newars. The suburb is domanited by Tamangs for long time. Now a days Kathmandu, is a melting pot of different culture practiced by its over hundred ethnic groups.
Our Kathmandu Homestay tour gives you an oppertunity of knowing Kathmandu from inside and outside. During the tour you will stay with local family at 'Kopila Homestay' and share an evening with the family members. The tour includes guided sightseeing of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan and beautiful hiking in a verdent hills around Kathmandu.
Note: We have relatives and family members who are licensed, professional and well educated to guide you around.
DAY 01: ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU, NEPAL
You will be received at airport by our representative holding your name plate. After formal meeting, you will drive to the Kopila's Homestay in the center of Kathmandu. Meet Kopila's family and rest. In the evening enjoy the typical Nepalese meal 'Dal Bhat'. Dal Bhat is set of steam rice, lintel soup, vegetable curry, meat curry, pickle and papadam.
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Breakfast will be served in your mini kitchen, blcony or at the family kitchen as you wish. You will meet your guide and together you will go for Kathmandu sightseeing. An easy, relaxing day in a comfortable ride with a local guide will uncover totally different perspective of kathmandu. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Shyambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. The car will drop you in Thamel from where you can easily walk back to the homestay.
DAY 03: PATAN AND BHAKTAPUR TOUR | Overnight at homestay.
After scrumptious breakfast, we will go on a tour of Patan and Bhaktapur. Patan is Busshist dominant city believed to be the earliest settlement in Kathmandu valley. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, the city of fine art. After lunch, we will drive to Bhaktapur and check in Newari Homestay. Bhaktapur is known as 'The Living Museum' as it still retains its medieval fragrance. In the evening join the family to cook momo (dumplings stuffed with vegetables or meat) and other Nepales meal.
DAY 04: Hiking around Kathmandu
After breakfast with family, we will drive north to Changunarayan. Changunarayan is over 1,600 years old pagoda style temple sitting on a hillock with Himalayan view towards north. A easy, scenic hike along the ridge for about 5 hrs will take us to the Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a hill station at 2,100 m overlooking Himalayan peaks and lush valleys on the either side. You can stay at Nagarkot overnight or drive back to Kopila's Homestay for another jolly evening.
There are several hikes and birding trips you can take around Kathmandu. We can help you custom make your tour of Kathmandu, Nepal.