Local Living Nepal

Local Living, Kathmandu to Kathmandu

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

There’s no better way to get to know a country than by immersing yourself right into the heart of it, and this Local Living stay in Panauti will allow you to do just that. Make yourself at home in this farming village, steeped in culture and tradition. During your stay you’ll learn all about Nepalese customs and traditions, hearing stories that only locals can tell. Pick up ingredients from surrounding markets and enjoy Nepalese cooking demonstrations from your homestay hosts after working up your appetite by hiking though surrounding towns. You’ll leave this village a different person than you arrived (and hopefully a better cook).

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu Your G for Good Moment: Panauti Homestay, Panauti
  • Panauti community walk
  • Nepali feast
  • Tamang village hike and local wine tasting
  • Monastery hike

Highlights

  • Visit a local market and pick up cooking ingredients
  • Learn about nepalese cuisine with an included cooking lesson
  • Trek through tamang village
  • Enjoy a meal with a local family as a group

Itinerary

Day 1 Kathmandu There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kathmandu/Panauti (1L, 1D) Many families in Panauti Village have come together to establish a homestay program. Depending on the location, the home offers lovely views across surrounding fields or a post from which to observe street activity. As well as getting to know a local family and exploring this lovely village, you will assist with preparing your evening meal - learning how to cook local dishes - and eat together with your host family. Included Activities: Sisterhood of Survivors Project Panauti Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3 Panauti (1B, 1L, 1D) Immerse yourself in the local way of life as you visit the communities of Chhettri and Brahmin this morning. In the evening, gather with the other group members and hosts for a traditional community feast and try your hand at whipping up typical Newari dishes. Included Activities: Panauti Community Walk Nepali Feast
Day 4 Panauti (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy an easy hike to a nearby Tamang village and sample some local wine. Opt for a volleyball game with some free time in the evening. Additional Notes: Panauti Included Activities: Tamang Village Hike and Local Wine Tasting
Day 5 Panauti (1B, 1L, 1D) The Namo Buddha Monastery is one of the holiest Buddhist sites for pilgrimage in the world. It is known as the place where Buddha encountered a starving tigress, allowing her to consume him and thereby feed her cubs. Marvel at the intricate design of the monastery while soaking up the tranquility of this holy site. Afterwards, begin the walk back to Panauti, passing scenic rice paddies and forested areas along the way. Included Activities: Monastery Hike Transport: Local bus (0.75 hour(s))
Day 6 Panauti/Kathmandu (1B, 1L) After some free time, say good bye to your hosts and travel back to Kathmandu. Tonight, opt for a farewell dinner with the group. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7 Kathmandu Depart at anytime. Included Activities: Departure Day
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