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
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
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
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
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))
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.
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*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
|2019-04-14 - 2019-04-20||Available||AED 2586|
|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|
|2020-01-12 - 2020-01-18||Available||AED 2216|
|2020-02-09 - 2020-02-15||Available||AED 2216|
|2020-03-08 - 2020-03-14||Available||AED 2401|
|2020-04-12 - 2020-04-18||Available||AED 2586|
|2020-05-10 - 2020-05-16||Available||AED 2401|
|2020-06-14 - 2020-06-20||Available||AED 2216|
|2020-07-12 - 2020-07-18||Available||AED 2216|
|2020-08-09 - 2020-08-15||Available||AED 2216|
|2020-09-13 - 2020-09-19||Available||AED 2216|
|2020-10-11 - 2020-10-17||Available||AED 2586|
|2020-11-08 - 2020-11-14||Available||AED 2401|
|2020-12-06 - 2020-12-12||Available||AED 2401|