Cycle tour organized to promote homestay

November 19, 2023 09:57 am

GANDAKI, Nov 19: A team from the 'Cycle City' Bhairahawa has arrived in Pokhara with the slogan of 'Community Homestay, Our Culture and Tradition'.

POKHARA, Feb 8: Sirubari Homestay, considered to be the oldest homestay in Nepal, will be reopened from this week. All homestays in Syangja, including Sirubari Homestay, one of the major tourist destinations in Gandaki, will be reopened starting Tuesday.

Baglung, Jan 14: Three community homestays of the district have been chosen for the infrastructure development programme of the Gandaki provincial government this year. Project proposals to this effect have also been approved for the infrastructure development, capacity building and empowerment.

POKHARA, July 30: Homestay service for tourists was an economic game changer for a lot of people in Pokhara as in many other parts of the country. But the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that hit across the world badly affected this business that started booming only a few years ago.

DHULIKHEL, Nov 4: Krishna Prasad Dhital, 48 of Dhulikhel municipality with his family is preparing to move into his newly-constructed home within this week. He has constructed the two-room home with an investment of Rs 1 million of which, Rs 300,000 was provided by the government as subsidy. “Had it not been for the grant, we would face financial problems and the reconstruction would be pushed back,” Dhital said.

CHITWAN, Oct 1: Bed Kumar Mahato spent his 10 years in foreign employment in Malaysia. He returned home last January and did not wish to go abroad again. He wanted to earn well at home, but it was not possible with farming. So he thought of starting a homestay facility.

A community homestay was begun here on the occasion of the International Tourism Day on Friday.

Reviving traditional house

September 3, 2019 13:35 pm

Traditional round shaped house at Dadeldhura, Tanahun, build for attracting tourist and preserving the culture. These traditional houses are on the verge of extinction due to unavailability of Khar (a kind of grass used to build roof) and comfort of concrete houses.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Listing services like Airbnb, which connects travelers with property owners, are increasingly becoming popular among bag packers traveling to Nepal. Such services have quickly become a competitor to hotels in Nepal, leaving hoteliers worried.

Homestay in Karnali

August 24, 2019 12:30 pm

BIRENDRANAGAR, Aug 24: Homestays are to be operated in 16 different places in Karnali. The decision to this end was taken by the Karnali State Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and Environment.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Pin Hua Chen of Taiwan had never watched a cow closely until before she landed in Nepal recently. These days, she wakes up very early morning to milk the cow. She gets ready, picks up a bucket and moves towards the shed. “It’s my daily routine, I am learning to milk cow,” said Huang excitedly. “I will be taking home many sweet memories from Nepal, but the cow part will remain the most fascinating,” she added.

Dancing to the beats of kaura

August 15, 2019 14:34 pm

Guests enjoying kaura dance performance at Tanahun Hilekharkha Community Homestay. These days, villagers who run homestay are attracting tourists preserving and showcasing their authentic tradition.

Homestay transforming Kulung

August 13, 2019 18:34 pm

It has been a couple of years, lodging and sharing a residence with the locals while traveling has become prominent. Known as homestay, the act has also equally benefitted locals to generate income.

PARBAT, June 10: Homestays in Parbat are expanding their capacity after the government of Gandaki Province announced a program to provide one million rupees to each to homestays in the province.

POKHARA, June 6: Tourists visiting Machhapuchchhre Community Organic Home Stay in Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality in Kaski district are in for a treat. They get to consume organic vegetables grown in backyard of the homestay and meat from animals grown by the local people. There is no dearth of buyers for vegetables and meat, which were initially produced for visitors of the homestay, produced by the locals.

POKHARA, May 12: The government of Gandaki Province is set to distribute an additional Rs 84 million as grants for homestay business in the province.

POKHARA, May 2: The provincial government of Gandaki is distributing nearly Rs 300 million to homestays on ad hoc basis.

Travelling to new places and experiencing the local culture can shift your perspective. Moreover, you can gain a sense of rejuvenation as well. And if you are the one looking for getting out from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, how about going Dharan and stay at the newly formed homestay at Bishnupaduka Homestay, Dharan.

NAWALPARASI, Feb 1: Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel today pointed out tourism as an important way to carry out economic development activities of the country.

POKHARA, Jan 19: Homestay is not a healing center. However, that can certainly be made so, according to Yogi Bikasananda. ‘Even now, people are getting healed in a certain way when they spend time meeting ‘organic’ people, far from the maddening crowd .’

POKHARA, Jan 19: Homestay is not a healing center. However, that can certainly be made so, according to Yogi Bikasananda. ‘Even now, people are getting healed in a certain way when they spend time meeting ‘organic’ people, far from the maddening crowd .’

Reviving homestay in Gorkha challenging

December 23, 2018 04:30 am

GORKHA, Dec 23: On 25 April 2015, the country witnessed an unexpected disaster. Human lives, cattle, and infrastructures were destroyed by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

KASKI, Dec 9:  Bamdi is a small village in Chapakot, Kaski, comprising a large population of the Janajaatis (Ethnic Groups). Bamdi village is seven Kilometers away from the lakeside of Pokhara and members of the community are planning to initiate homestay facilities in 20 houses of the village. The village is in ward no. 23 of the Pokhara Metropolitan City. With an aim to invite domestic and international tourists, locals of the village are working to build the infrastructures required for the homestay with the slogan ‘homestay is the key factor to the promotion of rural tourism’.

DHARAN, Aug1: Homestay business is flourishing in Namje village of Dhankuta district days.

MUSTANG, June 26: Homestay service is gaining popularity along the trekking routes and tourist destinations across the country. Homestay involves private houses offering accommodation and sometimes food to paying guests. Homestay services are also flourishing along the popular trekking routes in Mustang, the once forbidden kingdom of Nepal.


May 31, 2018 09:35 am

Homestay projects in several villages in Ilam have gradually started coming into the radar of travelers. These family-run lodges are especially known for providing an organic feel of the rural Ilam settings to their guests. At present home stays in Antu, Mai pokhari, Balangau, and Jamauna villages are seeing a large number of visitors.

If you are thinking for getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then visiting the rural areas of Nepal can be the best option. Travelling and staying at home-stays in Chitwan and Tanahun can be a great option, as it will not cut into your wallet much and will help you rejuvenate fully. Here, you can also get the opportunity to experience local culture first hand.

DOTI, March 4: Preparations for operating homestays in Bagaleg, which is known as the gateway to Khaptad National Park, have been started. The homestays will start operating from the mid-March under a joint initiative of Purbi Chauki Rural Municipality-2 and Hotel Entrepreneur Association, Doti.

SURKHET, Nov 16: Locals of Salghari village of Barahataal Rural Municipality in western Surkhet have started homestay facility.

SURKHET, June 29: Twenty-five Tharu women of Tilpur in Birendranagar Muncipality-9 have teamed up to start a community homestay facility in their locality.

Home-stay brings prosperity to Namje

September 9, 2016 02:00 am

DHARAN, Sept 9: The family of Matimaya Magar used to struggle to make ends meet without taking loan. Sound economic condition was a far-fetched dream for the family from Namje, Dharan. Almost every household in the village had similar problem.