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).
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
Days : 7
Price : From AED 2,401*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Classic
Trip Type : Individuals
Physical Grading : 2 - Light
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Visit the G Adventures-supported Sisterhood of Survivors project and enjoy a dumpling-making lesson and local lunch. Travel through the scenic hills to Panauti and meet your hosts. Later, help your host family prepare a meal before sitting down together for an evening of delicious food and cultural exchange. Included Activities: Sisterhood of Survivors Project Transport: Private Vehicle
Begin the day with a walk to visit the surrounding communities and learn more about the local way of life. 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
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
Board a local bus to Kavre Bhanjyang and begin the hike to Namo Buddha Monastery. Tour the monastery and enjoy a picnic lunch in the hills. Hike back down to Panauti enjoying scenic views along the way. Included Activities: Monastery Hike Transport: Local bus (0.75 hour(s))
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
Depart at anytime. Included Activities: Departure Day
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!). You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones.
Houses in Panauti are generally fairly narrow, multi-storey buildings with a central stairway. Participating households have set aside a room for guests with comfortable beds and clean bathroom facilities (both on the same level) on the 2nd or 3rd floor of their homes. Although simple, rooms are clean, comfortable, and typical of the households in which you are staying. Bathroom facilities may be shared with the family or only for guest use, it depends on the home. Depending on the location, the homes offer lovely views across surrounding fields or a post from which to observe street activity.
In Asia the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing try to pick loose, lightweight, long clothing that will keep you cool in the usually hot and humid climate of Asian summers. In predominately Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim countries we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tanktops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites.
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.
Cold Weather: • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater • Scarf • Warm gloves • Warm hat • Warm layers Conservative Dress: • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders) • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits) Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Light Hiking: • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended) Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear Note: During the colder months (Oct-Apr) the regions can be very cold, so please make sure you pack warm clothes.
|Start Date - End Date||Availability||Price|
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
|2018-10-14 - 2018-10-20||Available||AED 2513|
|2018-11-18 - 2018-11-24||Available||AED 2586|
|2018-12-16 - 2018-12-22||Available||AED 2198|
|2019-01-13 - 2019-01-19||Available||AED 2216|
|2019-02-17 - 2019-02-23||Available||AED 2216|
|2019-03-17 - 2019-03-23||Available||AED 2586|
|2019-04-14 - 2019-04-20||Available||AED 2586|
|2019-05-19 - 2019-05-25||Available||AED 2216|
|2019-06-16 - 2019-06-22||Available||AED 2216|
|2019-07-14 - 2019-07-20||Available||AED 2216|
|2019-08-18 - 2019-08-24||Available||AED 2216|
|2019-09-15 - 2019-09-21||Available||AED 2216|
|2019-10-13 - 2019-10-19||Available||AED 2586|
|2019-11-17 - 2019-11-23||Available||AED 2401|
|2019-12-15 - 2019-12-21||Available||AED 2401|