Nepal in fact, not many can ignore the old world charm that the medieval city exuberates. Landlocked amidst the vast, expansive Indian plains, Peoples Republic Of China and the staggering Himalayas, Nepal is indeed a tourists dream. The ‘Land of Sherpas’ is often recognised by its iconic peak of Mount Everest and its snowy landscapes, ancient traditions and vibrant culture. Favourable climatic conditions and diverse topography, Nepal is visually charming and picturesque. It annually draws tourists, trekkers & Traveler from around the world who flock religiously to the mountain for their regular dose of thrill. Known for being the site of eight of the ten tallest mountains in the world, Nepal is more than just a mountain climber's paradise. Rich in scenery, wildlife, culture, and tradition. With its beautiful Hindu temples, and ancient Buddhist monasteries, and stupas highlight a visit to Nepal. Some of the major rivers includes Mahakali, Karnali, Narayani, Koshi, Babai, West Rapti, Bagmati, Kamla, Kankai and Mechi. Nine globally recognized Ramsar Sites are Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Beeshazarital (Chitwan), Jagdishpur Reservoir (Kapilvastu) Ghodaghodi Tal (Kailali) in the Tarai, and Gokyo (Solukhumbu), Phoksundo (Dolpa), Rara (Mugu) and Mai Pokhari (Ilam).
One of the major touristic destination Nepal can offer as many varieties ofadventure tourism packages. Kathmandu Valley possesses several historical monuments, old palaces and palace squares, shrines and temples, ageless traditions and legends all make it a living museum that any visitor would cherish its vivid memory in his/her heart for ever. Nepal is the land of Lord Pashupatinath, which is supposed to be the holiest Hindu temple in the world.Besides, two out of the four main holy places (chhetras) of Hindu pilgrimages namely Muktichhetra and Varahachhetra, are located in Nepal. Not only for the Hindus but also for the Buddhists Nepal offers a unique place of pilgrimage asit happens to be the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace and compassion. Mid May to Mid October are the months where most of the rainfall in Nepal with June and July being the rainiest months. Northern border with China experience the lowest temperatures with heavy snow during winter and temperatures drop below freezing. In the hilly areas winters are cold while summers are cool with heavy rainfall during monsoon. The region is rich in medicinal plants and many other rare and endangered species along with diversified flora and fauna.
The charm and appeal are the magnificent heritage architecture, colourful folk festivals, beautiful arts and crafts, traditional and contemporary music and delicious ethnic specialities of various tribes. It is truly a brilliant experience offering unique diversities. The region is home to National Park & Sanctuary or Reserve. The economy of the region is dependent on Mount Everest & Annapurana Expedition, Treking, Tea & Tourism. North east comprises of eight states i.e. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. The region shares an international border of 5,182 kilometres with several neighbouring countries like Tibet Autonomous Region, China in the North, Myanmar in the east, Bangladesh in the south-west, Nepal in the west, and with Bhutan in the north-west. They are well connected with Roads, National & State highway along with Asean Highway. Himalayan region have some long distance routes that offers unexplored adventure with winding highways, majestic mountain views, virgin forests and travel through the clouds.
Option for Tourist and travelers are many, some of them are trails, Temple, Monastery visit. Nepal is dotted with several Temples, monasteries and is renowned as a sacred pilgrimage site for people around the world. Swambhunath Stupa, Boudanath, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Kathmandu Durbar, Manokamana, Muktinath, Lumbini, etc. The most popular bird watching sport in Kathmandu is Phulchoki, Godavari, Nagarjun, Bagmati River, Taudaha, Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve Nagarjun are famous among birders. Trail is available from all places like Nagrakot, Dhulikhel, Pokhara, Muktinath, Patan Square, Kathmandu Square & Bhaktapur Square also. Village walk is also a natural option specially those who stays in Homestay.
Nepal has the Mountain in the North and Terai region in the south. Nepal's dense tarai jungles are home to exotic animals. In Tarai region Asiatic elephant, the one-horned rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal Tiger, Wild buffalo (Arna), Swamp Deer & Blackbucks among others can be spotted. Leopard, Rhesus monkey, langur, hyena, jackal, wild boar, antelope, wild cat, wolf, sloth bear, chital or spotted deer and barking deer. Endemic fauna are Himalayan field mouse, spiny babbler, Nepali kalij, 14 herpetofauna, and six types of fishes. Gangetic dolphins are found in the fresh River water of Narayani and Karnali. Himalayan region is also home to the snow leopard and the red panda. Red panda, are found around the Langtang National Park to Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. At higher altitude mammals are yak, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr and musk deer. Otters are found in the Rara region north west, the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is home to the blue sheep and the Himalayan tahr. Wild life in Nepal includes Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park.
We are trying to develop sustainable village tourism package. It is a tool and has taken extra care to spread awareness of local culture and lifestyle. We as a tourism house try to just promote these homestays and community as they are economically backward. Recent time knowledgeable, passionate, nature lovers enquire about such places. There are many organization, individuals, Tea Estate or even Government officials help in to develop homestay so that our activities help local people socially and economically. Interaction with travellers and the knowledge that they are visiting for the richness in the culture brings in a sense of pride amongst the people and also brings in supplementary sources of income. We use our time and patience to identify our partners i.e. Homestay owners in each destinations. Our focus was always about finding partners who are already involved in working with local people. Homestay or tea tourism is two of the options most popular among our guests. The concept of ecotourism is fast catching up locally and internationally. Nepal is not far behind. It’s a good idea to keep in mind a few etiquette while interacting with locals and visiting places of religious importance like Don’t Reach Out to Shake Hands, Always Finish Your Food, Etiquette For Cultural Site Visits, Respect the Locals & No Whistling.
Birding, short trails, angling are part of the stay and are not spoken or written separately, it is part of the concept. With basic infrastructure, enjoying local cultures and green environment makes the tour exciting. A local guide from the destination will help guest with their cultures and ways of life far better and earn a much-needed income. There are festivals and special arrangement for guest who wants more. Staying in cottages, fishing, small walks, cooking or simply doing nothing are some of the options travellers ask for. Village or Home Stay popularity is fast catching up and many of the places in this region are setting up such facilities with some form of adventure for the guest. Guest visit helps the economy, buying local products, buying art materials and using local villagers as a guide or help.
Homestay Nepal and room rental in Nepal are over 1000 - 1500 or more. We operate over 250 homestays in Nepal for traveler stay. Renting a room with Homestay in Nepal is comfortable with tourist who enjoys travelling. Homestay offers host family accommodation, ideal for all types of travel including tourists, students, gap year, interns or city break weekenders, etc. They are the first to be sold out in tourist season like in Summer & Christmas. Homestay is scattered all over the hills among various tribes and communities. We prefer a sustainable community and their homestay. Homestay made out of illegal tree cutting and stolen timber is generally not appreciated. Neither do we offer our guests such a stay. Homestay or Eco stay are places to relax. Good Host, Peace-loving villages, Tea Estates, Tea Factories, Valley, Beautiful Locations, decent food, activities, safety and security are the major factors attracting guests. Some homestays like Rabina Homestay, Naba, Aanand, Bina Kala, Nayabazaar Family Homestay, Kopila, Pushpa, Puran, Sajani, Nima & Babu in Kathmandu, Samjhana in Gorkha, Jamuna, Mim Das, Ravi, Deu, Pradeep, Jason, & Pramendra in Patan, Bhawani in Chitwan, Durga Datta, Naresh, in Pokhara, Chintapu In Ilam.
Our company always recommend a rural home stay i.e. cultural tour of about 02-04 nights to enjoy a true flavour and lomnger if there is any festival. One night only is also possible, but due to the time required to travel to the home stay, we would recommend that you combine this with some nights camping. Longer stays (up to a week) are also possible, for those who need more time to relax and do nothing in idyllic surroundings. Rural home stay experience is best between October to May and then monsoon spoils the journey. A stay in Achanetar village, nestled between the rivers Khahare Khola and Ankhu Khola is worth it. If one expect modern comforts, such as hot showers and Western toilets, this experience is not suitable for tourists, it might be made available but in Cities & Town not in villages. We recommend that you carry insect repellant, toilet paper, a torch and some basic first aid.
The host Or locals are quite hospitable and offers their best possible food and comfort to guests. Guests can teach them the food making if one has the time or can enjoy their style of cooking. The Homestay is generally clean & hygienic run by family and are generally in Off beat destination. Its not that ethnic in proper town like Kathmandu. Guests Activities are based on the homestay and its location. Our vehicle generally is available in all homestay. Homestay packages are generally with food. Dreamway Destinations also arrange for angling apart from the usual hikes, picnics, and sightseeing tours. The benefits are participating in Sustainable village tourism, observe about the lifestyle of the group / tribe, guest can spread their own message, Teach and learn environmental issues, gain knowledge about a particular place, the region and its people. Traveler can enjoy the culture, religion etc, learn cooking, agriculture, angling etc and Participate in local festivals. Few travelers are like to visit in monsoon also, for lush green valley with different test and discounts, it is recommendation for other traveler to avoid rainy season.
Attraction of homestay in Nepal is based on destination one chooses. Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Gorkha, Lumbini, Dhulikhel, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, Patan, Manokamana, Muktinath, Lukla, Panauti, Namche Bazar, Mustang etc are some of the best attractions in Nepal. Each region has its own topography and packages depends on the region. Religious Tour, Adventure Tour, Cultural tour or Expeditions depends on the destination.
Communication inside Nepal is cheaper by flight taking into consideration of time. Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is an international airport located in Kathmandu. The airport is a hub for two international airlines, the flag carrier Nepal Airlines and Himalaya Airlines, along with several other domestic and regional carriers. Due to heavy traffic congestion, winter fog and the airport running out of its full capacity, the Government of Nepal has commenced the construction of the Nijgadh International Airport in Bara. Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport), Pokhara Airport (PKR), Simara Airport (SIF), Bharatpur Airport (BHR), Biratnagar Airport (BIR), Surkhet Airport (SKH), Nepalgunj Airport (KEP), Jumsom (JMO), Langtang (LTG), Taplegunj (TPJ), Bhadrapur (BDR), Lukla (LUA), Bharatpur (BHR). Domestic flights are run by Nepal Airlines, Himalaya Airlines, Buddha Air, Shree Airlines, Saurya Airlines, Simrik Airlines, Sita Air, Tara Airlines, Yeti Airlines.
The India–Nepal border is an open international border running between India and Nepal. The 1,770 kilometers i.e. 1100 miles long border includes the Himalayan territories as well as Indo-Gangetic Plain.There are several major border for entry for citizens of India & third countries. Namely Banbasa in Champawat district, Uttarakhand, India - Kanchanpur District, Sudurpashchim Pradesh, Nepal - Rupaidiha in Bahraich district, Uttar Pradesh - Nepalganj in Banke District, Nepal - Sonauli in Maharajganj district, Uttar Pradesh, India - Siddharthanagar in Rupandehi District, Nepal - Raxaul in East Champaran district, Bihar, India - Birgunj, Nepal (also known as the 'Gateway of Nepal') - Bhitthamore in Sitamarhi district, Bihar, India - Malibara, Jaleshwar in Mahottari District, Nepal - Jogbani in Araria district, Bihar, India - Biratnagar, Nepal - Panitanki in Darjeeling district, West Bengal, India - Kakarbhitta, & Mirik in Darjeeling district - Pashupatinagar, Ilam, Nepal