For those people who wish to stay with a Nepalese family instead of a hotel there are vareious areas in Nepal that provide homestay accommodation in The Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara and other places prior to and after their tour/trek we have paying guest accommodation available.These stays provide you an opportunity to share feelings/culture and customs face to face with a Nepali familyto really get a taste of Nepal Life.Two very good areas for homestay are:Homes have been adapted to provide a degree of comfort for travellers with private rooms.
Khudi in Lamjung District is one of the gateways to the Annapurna Region, a world-famous trekking destination. The beautiful villages of Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara lie to the northwest of Khudi at the top of two nearby hills. Ghalegaun, situated at the foot of Lamjung Himal in north central Nepal, is an exotic pristine village endowed with unparallel scenic grandeur and a home to world famous Gurkha soldiers- the Gurungs.have their own unique ethnic culture and art.Ghanapokhara is a beautiful village heading towards development with a concept of eco-tourism. It lies at north of Lamjung district in the close proximity of Ghalegaun at the top of Dashthar Danda at an altitude of 2100 meters.
Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara are mainly Gurung settlements; they nestle amidst mountains, rivers, streams, waterfalls and green forests. These places command a superb breathtaking view of majestic western Himalayas including Machhapuchhare(6693m) Annapurna(8091m), Annapurna II (7939m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal, Bouddha Himal((6974m), Himalchuli (6747m) and many more smaller peaks.
The approach to Ghalegaun-Ghanpokhara is a wonderful experience in itself as it crosses over the Marsyandi, Khudi and Midim rivers; passing through rhododendrons blossoming along the way.The trekking route passes through dense jungle ,villages and impressive waterfalls. Nearby Talyngo Lake and Lami Lake add a new dimension to these attractions.
Activities around Ghalegaun include bird watching at Talangyo Lake and visits to the Utter Kanya Temple, Pempro Fall, Batase Cave and the Khudi hydroelectric dam site.
Cultural Attractions Ghalegaun -Ghanpokhara are model villages for experiencing the typical culture and lifestyle of the Gurung people. Traditional customs are still followed during births, deaths, marriages and at other important times in a personal life. Age-old cultural dances like the Jhyaure, Serka, Dohori, Ghantu, Ghyabring, Krishna Charitra and Jhakri are performed on various occasions accompanied by different musical instruments with the dancers in traditional dress.
Visitors to Ghalegaun-Ghanpokhara are welcomed with offering of garlands and tika while music and dances are performed and traditional farewell songs are sung when guests depart. Nepali New Year and Buddha Jayanti are celebrated with traditional dance called Ghatu.