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Ecotourism: Unique Home Stays in Nepal

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NEPALESE VILLAGE TOURISM FOR ADVENTUROUS TRAVELERS

“Travelers keen on getting familiar with any culture know they either have to spend long time in the given region or they need to get closer with the locals. A Nepalese village has opened its doors to the tourists offering unique home stays.”

Kumpur is a village in the Dhading District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the latest census 7,916 people lived here in an altitude of around 1,500 meters above sea level offering excellent views of the Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, Mardi Himal, Gauri Sankar and numerous waterfalls. Half of the locals, most of them farmers, belong to a tribe called Ghale and the rest to peoples called Gurung, Braman, Newar, Sarki etc. All of them have their own history, traditions, culture, rules and life style.
 

Only recently the village opened to the out side world inviting tourists to stay with the local families, getting to know the unique culture and rural life as well as exploring the surrounding wilderness. 

“A Kumpur Village home stay is a home away from your home where guests are hosted with utmost care. There is no better way to get to know Nepal and Nepalese life style than by experiencing it first-hand,” said Ghale Ram, Managing Director of Ghale Treks & Expedition organizing the home stays. 

Village tourism and home stays are part of the new concept of ecotourism. Among the advantages of such stays is the possibility for the visitors to freely interact with their host families, get to understand the local culture, language, activities and customs. 

During their stay the tourists are able to feel what it is like to live the life of a Nepali villager. They can walk with their host family while they go about their daily chores, tending animals, tilling the fields, going to school with the children. They can help with mowing grass, picking fruits, making butter, playing with children; they can even teach at the local primary school. 

“What they don’t get are hot showers, flushing toilet, beer, hamburgers, television, or even electricity. What more though – no crowds of tourists, no litter in the streets,” adds Mr. Ram. 

Since the village is in poor economic situation and the people receive only limited governmental social welfare 10 percent of the money tourists pay for their stays is donated to a local school.

Kumpur Village Home stay:
Kumpur is a village in - Kumpur Village Development Committee (VDC) 2, Dhading District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 7916 and had 1405 houses in it. altitude of around 1500 meters above sea level. 

The climate is ideal at any time during the September to June season with warm days and cool nights. the volume of over 50% peoples' lives tribe called GHALE and rest of verities tribes like Gurung, Braman, Newar, Sarki, Kami, Damai, Magar, Praja etc.,

They all have own different history, traditional, culture, rules and life style . The peoples most are farmers and some caste has own cultural profession.
 

The village layout with hillside areas, so it's nice and warm even throughout the winter, but still you have excellent views on the Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, Mardi Himal, Gauri sankar and lots of water falls with panoramic views and natural beauty which surrounds Kumpur. 

Why home Stay?
There are many reasons why, A Kumpur Village Home Stay is a home away from your home wherein guests are hosted with utmost care. Kumpur village focuses on the home stay experience. There is no better way to know about Nepal and Nepalese life style accept our Kumpur Village Home stay program. Village home stay is a wonderful opportunity to experience Nepal culture first-hand. 

Village Home stay is a new concept in ecotourism. The advantages of a Kumpur village home stay are that guests can interact with host families, understand the local culture, language, activities and customs. 

Kumpur Village Home stays are soothing destinations for couples, family, and even singles who desire a private peaceful holiday and that is the reason why Home Stays in Kumpur village are popular with tourists who visit Nepal. Kumpur Village Home stays promotes peaceful setting, relaxation, privacy and memorable holidays to the guests with homely environment at the home stay and tasty traditional home-cooked Nepali foods/cuisine. 

Kumpur Village Home stays enable tourists to enjoy Kumpur nature and have a rural life experience since Kumpur home stays are located away from the rush of city life and busy traffic.

You will experience Nepalese daily life with your host family. It will be a memorable language and culture exchange. You will stay in village home with the host family. 

Kumpur village is very remote and hidden even very closer to capital Kathmandu, peoples are suffering for pharmacy, hospital, post office, collage, electric and police bits more so on. The peoples speak native mother tongue Nepali and own cast languages, they are very friendly and kind. Foreigners are very new face to them so while they see you, they will be very surprised. It's worth to meet and touch them. 

Activities:
During your stay you will be able to feel what it is like to live the life of a Nepali villager. Walk with your family while they go about their daily chores, tending animals, tilling the fields, going to school with the children, grass cutting, small hill and rock climbing, fruit picking, make butter, play with children, become teacher experience in primary school, sing song with peoples and dance, wild honey hunting. 

What you won't get?
Hot showers, electricity, television, beer, hamburgers, toilet, rubbish on the trail, thousands of tourists.

So Kumpur Village welcome you to enjoy your memorable holidays/vacations in Nepal at Home Stay in Kumpur Village!

Getting there:
You can easily reach to Kumpur, It is 80 kilometers far from capital city Kathmandu - between Kathmandu and Pokhara, it takes 4 hour by local buses to Bungchung Village, if you take private vehicle (Car/Jeep) drive you on 2 and half hours then hike up to Kumpur around 3 hours. Buses leave from nearby central bus station Kathmandu.

Namaste and Best Regards

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