NEPAL VILLAGE FARM HOUSE STAY:
‘for pristine environment in the comfort of warm and friendly native hospitality’
Why Nepal Village Farm House Stay?
“Where you can feel clean fresh country air away from maddening crowd of hectic city life
Peaceful surrounding facing dramatic views of rolling green hills and snow-capped peaks
Warm-friendly local hospitality and witness in-depth of Nepalese simple traditional life
Soak in with native lively culture and age-old custom in the harmony of scenic scenery
Simple and nutritional Nepalese meals where vegetables grown in homely organic gardens
Enjoy and explore Nepalese rural traditional farm life of great interest with delightful moments”
Nepal Village Farm House Stay designed in a very special way offering visitors touch of native culture and its interesting traditional farm life as it was since past hundred of centuries, which still exists in this world of modernization.
Nepal Village Farm House Stay an opportunity for interested people where one can observe rural villagers simple life and its unique custom in the comfort of home stay with warm hospitality of local village community.
In this world of modernization and metropolitan city life to escape from hectic and busy life, where Nepal Village Farm House Stay will be the perfect choice. Here you can feel the fresh mountain air around undisturbed and pristine surrounding, facing amazing views to enjoy along with local ancient cultures.
In Nepal, Home Stay programs has been introduced since past two decades where most visitors finds a great way to blend into local cultures and its age-old traditional life, providing guests with exciting and pleasant moments making them feel at home and as well part of the family.
Nepal Home Stay which is quite different and unique than other major holiday activities and adventure that you have might experienced before in Nepal Himalaya, as Nepal Home Stay provides you complete satisfaction with pleasant and relaxing time.
Location of Nepal Village Farm House Stay:
Nepal Village Farm House Stay located within Mid-West Nepal around hilly country of Gorkha district facing incredible views of Ganesh-Langtang Himal with Manaslu range of peaks, a mere distance of 155 k.m from the capital city Kathmandu which is about 3-4 hours of exciting drive.
The drive leads you on the main and important Nepal Highway from Kathmandu to reach remote and isolated Nepal Village Farm House Stay at Gorkha areas, as ride takes you to low warm sub-tropical country for few hours past farm villages and towns following Trisuli River downstream.
After few hours of good interesting drive heading into mid hills on winding uphill to reach a small farm villages, where you will be greeted in traditional Nepalese way with garland and silk scarf known as Khada.
Then check into your rooms of the farm house which is decorated with typical Nepalese design and artifacts, mats made of local straw and hay with other semi-modern amentias for comfort like beds and attached neat and clean bathrooms and restrooms.
Electricity on normal lines backed by generators in case of power cuts which can happen sometimes, the walls with picture of Nepalese village landscapes and mountains with windows facing views of rolling green hills and distance snow-capped peaks.
After getting refreshed one can join and interact with the local villagers and family members learning some Nepali words and common phrases that are common among village folks like Namaste a greeting and other useful words that used on every-day Nepalese life.
What to Expect:
On arrival a small ceremony with local traditional cultural program and then check into your new home, where you feel ‘home away from home’ while you have the best of time in this little farm village with fresh-clean environment.
Places of great interest around Gorkha district, where its main town situated little further from Nepal Village Farm House Stay, this was the original and earlier kingdom of late Shah Dynasty from 16th Century onward, in early 17th Century King Pritivinaryan Shah conquered all smaller kingdoms of Nepal and united into a big Nepal as it stand at present. Perched above thousand feet above Gorkha Bazaar, stands the palace dominates the surroundings and is visible from all around the area. The palace also boasts beautiful architecture.
Although only Hindus are allowed to enter the palace premises, it is worthwhile walking up the stairs for the view.
Activities around Nepal Farm House Stay:
While you are with us in Nepal Farm House Stay, activities abound during your pleasant and exciting holiday around farm village.
Where you can join or observe age-old culture and hospitality of the villagers, performing various local folklore and tribal dances known as “Ghatu Nach”“Rodhi”,“Chudka”, “Balun”,“Maruni” and so on. With your fascinating time here you will never forgets this visit with mesmerizing memories and time on this heavenly retreats and enjoyable Nepal Vilalge Farm House Stay
Nepal Village Farm House Stay, a natural paradise with dramatic scenery of rolling hills and valleys with views of snow-capped mountains towards north.
The Village and Farm House situated near to the mid-way of Kathmandu and Pokhara Highway or one can drive from Chitwan National Parks at a mere distance of 120 k.m.
The areas around covered with mixed canopy of pine and Sal forest and lush series of terraced fields, facing breath-taking Mid-West Himalayan range of peaks, from one of its hilltops view of far Mankamana Temple and of Gorkha with flat plains of Terai towards due south
Diversity of flora and fauna of offers more than 200 species of forest plants, different species of birds, with some elusive wild life rarely spotted around.
Nature excursion with Himalayan range of Mountain views.
Typical and exotic cultural dances, songs and traditional foods
Homes stay in typical home with great warm hospitality
Explore around pristine and undisturbed country villages seldom visited by outside foreigner.
For energetic people can do Rock climbing (with expert guide on request), mountain-biking, interaction with local culture, society and organizations
Historical and ancient Gorkha civilization with temples / religious heritage visits
Wildlife, bird watching and learning new species of vegetation.
Day Hike and Rafting can also be organized on request.
The other places of interest around Gorkha ‘Mankamana Temple’:
Mankamana Temple is another place of interest while you spend your holiday in Nepal Village Farm House Stay.
The temple, located on Kathmandu and Pokhara highway, assist to the temple a short ride on cable car to reach at Manakamana temple (Goddess of fulfilling wishes) from the main road side at Kurintar village, or few hour hikes from the Farm House.
Mankamana Temple located 135 k.m. from Kathmandu and 12 k.m south of historic town Gorkha perched on a hill at 1,302 meters above Trisuli and Marshyangdi River, this temple a popular pilgrimage spot where pilgrims from all over Nepal and India comes here to fulfill their wishes sacrificing animals (goats and chickens) and as well set pigeons free, after an interesting tour of Mankamana visit the surrounding area and observe pilgrims and visitors on worship.
During your stay, fully absorbed with local exciting activities within its tranquil environment of fresh and pristine nature, and in complete bliss on this marvelous home-stay where local family member will be at beck and call to look and care after your need and requirement.
Besides many Home Stay programs, our ‘Nepal Village Farm House Stay’ is very different and non commercial than others, where in this home stay with us it will be a typical Nepalese country style, where you will mix with the family members and villages and practice the local way of life that will be something different that you may not have experienced.
On this Nepal Village Farm House Stay where you can cook your own meals with the guidance of local family, where family will teach the art of Nepalese cooking with complete recipes and guidelines.
Nepali cuisines are much simple in many ways, than other foreign dishes. In Nepal most of the mid hills and mountain people have simple farm life so with cooking meals, which is very easy of highly nutrition value.
In the city and towns restaurants you might find Nepalese authentic lavish meals, Nepalese celebrate with lavish food, but only in special occasion like religious, family gathering, birth-day or marriage parties and in festivals. They do have rich and lavish meals, but not on regular and normal life it’s just simple with ‘Dal-Bhat’ which is boiled rice and Lentil soups some vegetables curry and pickles’.
While you stay you can learn cooking as well and feel the goodness preparing your own meals where vegetables are abundance as season wise in farm house own vegetable garden, you can pick the right choice of vegetables from green spinach, radish, carrots, cauliflowers, cabbage, cucumber, pumpkin, tomatoes and marrow including potatoes.
You will be amazed to find vast choice of organic vegetables grown next to the house that you stay, learning Nepali cooking is simple and it all depends upon your interest and willingness to learn.
What is Dal-Bhat and where it is cultivated?
Bhat (boiled or steam rice) which is a staple food for many Nepalese people which is grown across the country from low warm areas up to 2,000 meters high, where water irrigation is very important during planting seasons in monsoon, especially around mid July to August months when it gets much monsoon rains to irrigate the paddy fields and terraces.
Autumn season the month of October and November is harvesting time for rice from planting to harvest times where all villagers will be very busy and active to care for the basic need of millions of Nepalese.
Celebration and auspicious times are chosen by the priests and astrologers as per Hindu and Nepalese calendar for these special events planting and harvesting times, in Nepal great varieties of rice are grown, from simple to richer and costly species.
How to prepare Dal-Bhat?
A very simple way to learn the art of cooking famous and popular Nepali Dal-Bhat, as you know it is a boiled rice, can be steamed also using Dumpling utensil (with holes to reach the water steam). However the method is easy after putting the right measurement of fine rice into a pot, wash thoroughly to rid of flakes and unwanted then pouring the equal amount of clean fresh water on the pot with washed uncooked rice, then boil it for quarter of hour or 15 mins to 20 mins depending upon the quantity and size of the vessel.
After it boils rinse the starch or let it remain as per your choices, then let it cool for a while till it is ready to serve on plates as per your requirement and appetite.
Dal comes from lentil smaller seeds can be of various colors and different species can be cooked simple way or with much spices (adding ginger, cloves, slice of onions, curry or bay leaves and finishing with coriander green leaves).
Cook with right measurement of clean water to boil for an hour more depending upon the size of vessel and group size of people to serve, after it is finally cooked simmer it to Luke warm before serving with boiled rice.
With Dal Bhat comes mild vegetable curry or meat items (depending upon the family you stay where the landlord might be vegetarian from Hindu Brahmin religion and caste, where some Hindu do eat meat products like mutton and chicken or fish)
Fresh vegetables right from the house organic gardens, wash thoroughly any vegetable products like spinach, cauliflower or potatoes and dip in deep hot oil, adding pinch of turmeric powder, salt and other spices that blends well with the cooking vegetables, where family member will instruct you.
Enjoy adding into your plate as per your appetite with extras like hot or mild pickle and Achar (chutni) fresh chilly with tomato paste to along with the meals of Dal and Bhat.
There are many ways where Dal-Bhat and vegetables or meat curry can be cooked and served, while in our Nepal Village Farm House Stay, you can inform us in advance whether you are vegetarian or not, and as well your daily dietary routine and time-table for eating main meals at the right time as per your health demand and doctors advise if necessary.
Besides the main course Dal-Bhat, Nepalese has many different varieties of cuisines lined up for you to taste the local home cooked meals like chapatti (unleavened bread), and many types of home-made breads, where fresh bakeries is foreign to locals, however can be found around villages.
People and Culture:
Most of the mid hills people of Nepal Mid-West and around Gorkha district populated by Magar, Gurung and some Tamang tribes of people interwoven with both Hinduism and Buddhism religions, these people are of Tibeto-Burman origin in looks and as well with their age-old custom and traditional way of life.
Lower Hills and valley within sub-tropical temperature are mostly Hindu Brahmin and Chettries including Dalit tribes of Hindu religion with some Newar people who mostly run shops-stores and local Inns.
During Festivals times Temples and other holy shrines are visited, interesting to know that Nepal blessed with various colorful festivals and events as religious wise, that takes place most of the year round, big-moderate to smaller festivals but the enjoyment continues all around the year.
Nepal with more than 60 ethnic groups and 70 native spoken languages people worships both Hinduism-Buddhism religions and as well their own tribal animism practices which still exists since ancient times.
Major interesting festivals and events:
Mid January as per Hindu Lunar calendar. Harvest Celebration festival. People take dips in rivers and worship the Sun God especially in the holy river. The dip is said to purify the self and bestow “punya”. Special puja is offered as a thanksgiving for good harvest. According to folklore, girls who take the holy dip get handsome husbands and boys get beautiful brides.
Shiva Ratri is held around end of February or first week of March as per Hindu calendar.
Lord Shiva, one of Nepal’s most popular gods. During Maha Shivaratri, “Great Night”, followers throughout the Indian sub-continent crowds the Pashupatinath temple to worship.
HOLI (Fagu Purnima) – Festival of colors:
This colorful event falls at March / April as per Hindu calendar.
Holi marks the end of the winter gloom and rejoices over the starting of the spring time. It is the best time and season to celebrate; People play with different colors.
NEPALS NEW YEAR DAY – Bikram Sambat around April months:
Nepalese New Years day observed in a grand way. One of the great Bisket Jatra happens in Bhaktapur which is not to be missed.
Falls on April months, observed as a sacred day on which Lord Rama incarnated on this earth to do away with the evils. Devotees keep fasting and worship lord Rama.
Observed around the month of August as per Hindu calendar dates.
Nag Panchami major sacred festivals celebrated in Nepal by the Hindus.
It is just to show respect to serpents as mentioned in ancient Hindu sacred scriptures. During the festivals snakes are offered milk and rice cow’s milk is an essential item to worship the Nags.
DASHAIN / DAHSERA:
Observe in the month of late September or in October as per Nepalese Hindu calendar, Dasain is the longest and most important festival of Nepal.
Every people stays home with their families and the blue clear sky of Kathmandu are filled with Kites and the marketplaces are filled with farmers bringing their goats, buffaloes, ducks and Chickens for selling.
The animals are sacrificed on the night of ‘Kal Ratri’ in respect to goddess Durga celebrating her victory over evil.
Dasami the last main day, everyone wears new clothes and pay homage to honor the elders, where they get blessed with ‘Tika’ of rice (uncooked) and curd with vermilion paste on their foreheads.
In the following days of Dasain, families and friends unite, feasts are consumed, blessing is imparted and gifts are exchanged. Nepal’s most beloved festival ends at full moon.
TIHAR / DIWALI (festival of lights):
Takes place in end of October or in November months as per Hindu calendar).
This is second big festival of Hindus in Nepal, it is also known as festival of lights, a night of candlelight, tinsel decorations and festive colored sweets. On different days, there are offerings and small celebrations for crows, dogs, cows and oxen.
On the night of Laxmi Puja, houses are decorated with garlands and lamps to invite goddess Laxmi, the goddess of wealth and fortune.
Mha Puja, the New Year’s Day according to the Nepal Era, also falls on the days of Tihar.
Bhai Tika, the last day of Tihar, is the day when sisters offers and bless their brothers. The ritual of breaking wall nuts, putting garlands and circling around brothers in order to protect them from Evils and Bad things, the first day of the festival people worship ‘crows’ and on the second day ‘dog’ is worshipped in the morning and is given good food to eat.
More on Nepal Village Farm House Home Stay:
A beautiful and scenic small country tucked on top Nepal Mid-Hills which assist by drives from various routes from Kathmandu – Pokhara and Chitwan also of mere distance of 4-5 hours journey.
A peaceful and pristine area where one can stay for few nights to a week or more an ideal and perfect spot for family-school / collage groups to know more about Nepalese culture and ss well for poets, artist and writers or philosophers.
Its pristine and green environment with friendly hospitality of the family members and local villagers will truly makes your stay worth a visit, a perfect place for Meditation and Yoga practice also.
So when you are planning your trip in Nepal, please remember Nepal Village Farm House Stay which can change your life within this beautiful and gorgeous surrounding with fresh clean air to breathe and living a simple and happy life like the local villagers.
Nepal Village Home Stay simply, a home away from home for happy and pleasant stay for few days or more where memories always be with you once you visit in our lovely little paradise.