• Nepal
  • 2 Days

Homestay in Panauti, Nepal - Full Nature and Cultural Immersion

  • Basecamp Retreat
  • Cultural Immersion
  • 2 days; 1 nights
  • 2 to 10 travelers
  • Begins & ends in Kathmandu
Immerse yourself in the culture of the rural Nepalese. Your journey begins with a hike along a pristine trail that ends at the historical town of Panauti. This town is considered to be the most artistic town in Nepal, steeped in rich history, ceremonies, and traditional culture. In Panauti, you will live in the home of a local family and become familiar with their culture and daily activities. During your homestay, you will visit Indrshwor Temple, a historic pagoda-style religious site. You will also have the opportunity to visit nearby villages to get a greater sense of the surrounding rural livelihoods. This homestay is a rare and wonderful opportunity to learn intimately about the lives and beliefs of the rural Nepalese communities. It is well worth the trip on its own but can be added to a greater adventure through Nepal.read more

At a Glance

Creature comforts

no frills

Physical activity


Ground support



  • Forest
  • Village Life
  • Pastoral


  • For ages 12+
  • Limited english


  • Hiking
  • Rural homestay

Your Local Expert

Community Homestay Network

CHN aims to connect local communities across Nepal so that travelers globally can experience the natural and cultural diversity of Nepal, authentically and sustainably.

The Journey

Day 1

Hike to and explore Panauti

You will start the experience with a transfer from Kathmandu to Sanga (arrive at 08:00 AM) and hike from Sanga to Panauti (5 hours) through a path with a private guide. This unique route takes you through beautiful landscapes and villages. Once you reach Panauti, you’ll have lunch in one of the community homestays. After lunch you will get a tour around the Indreshwori Temple, which is one of the main attractions of Panauti with a temple dated back to the late 13th century. In the evening your host family will give you a cooking class. Once it’s ready, you can enjoy the food together!read more

Day 2

Explore village life and drive back to Kathmandu

On the next day, you will take a village walk where you can observe the local village and lifestyle. You’ll wander around with the host who will tell you everything about the village. Around 8:00 am you’ll have breakfast with your host family and will return to Kathmandu around 10:00 am. If you are morning person, you can ask the host to take you early (05:00 AM) to experience a beautiful sunrise.read more


  • Lodging

    1 night Stay at Panauti Community Homestay

  • Meals

    Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Transportation from Kathmandu to Panauti and Back

  • Guide

    English speaking Local Guide for the Hike. The host will give you a Tour of Panauti.

Private Departures

Private departures, for just you and your friends or family

Flexible dates

  • 2 travelers$187 per person
  • 3 travelers$112 per person
  • 4 travelers$107 per person
  • 5 travelers$104 per person
  • 6 travelers$90 per person
  • 7 travelers$83 per person
  • 8 travelers$83 per person
  • 9 travelers$83 per person
  • 10 travelers$83 per person
Pricing depends on group size and host availability

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