Village tours or home-stay tourism offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the natural and cultural beauty of rural Nepal. Set apart from the chaos and rush of urban cities, villages offer a relaxing time in quiet natural surroundings. Such tours involve staying in a remote village with local villagers in their houses, eating local cuisines and taking part in cultural programs. Village-based tours is perhaps the best way to learn and observe Nepali culture and lifestyle.
Upon your visit, you will be welcomed by the community of the area in a traditional way. Visitors will be arranged to stay with one of the village family. The members of the family will guide you around the village and surrounding sites. You will be able to take part in the day to day ritual of the family like farming, harvesting, animal husbandry, cooking, and Nepali language and culture. You will have the pleasure of tasting delicious home-based local cuisines which are locally sourced. Besides, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy walking on the fields, participating in village conversation, viewing sunrise and sunset, observing local museums, taking part in cultural programs.
Home Stay facilities are locally managed by tourism management committees which comprise an equal number of men and women.
Some of the most famous destinations for village tourism are Sirubari, Ghale Gaun, Bandipur, Panchase, Meghauli, Chitlang, Damak, Bardiya, Udayapur etc. Village-based homestay tourism lasts from a minimum of two days to fortnight long.