Phoolbari Village, a small village which is 45 K.M (2 hrs. car drive) east from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Phoolbari (Garden in Nepali) resembles the garden of different castes and cultures of the people living in the village. The village lies 1700 m. above from sea level. The view of the Himalayas in the north is one of the best attractions in the village. More than 25 named peaks including ranges like Langtang, Ganesh, Gaurishankar, and others are seen in panoramic. Namobuddha, the popular Buddhist temple is another major attraction that is at a hiking distance from the Homestay.
Nepali families are generously sharing their homes and their lives with international visitors for various reasons. Some want to learn about new cultures, some want to enrich their family’s lives by learning from others and some simply want to do what they can to help visitors.
While staying with the Nepali family you should never feel alone or disconnected from family life. Also, the local neighborhood will be excited to introduce themselves to you.
We can offer accommodation for a group of 20-25 people. Some placements can be offered in our neighbors homes.
- Spacious rooms in 2 different houses (bamboo & clay cottage and Stone and Clay bonded house)
- Outside Bathroom with hot shower
- Spacious Kitchen and dining
- Bigger courtyard and backyard (Camp firing is possible)
- A tent is not available but open to those who bring their own
Local and organic Nepali food
We provide locally grown organic vegetables and Nepali food. Meals contain different seasonal green vegetables, dried vegetables, and other organic products. The vegetable dishes can be spicy or mild, depending on your preference.
Volunteering opportunity in Local Schools
We provide visitors the opportunity to volunteer in different nearby schools and other community development projects. You can teach computer techniques, creativity classes, team building games and many other out of course educational courses. Also, you can help us in our household activities and farming.
Nepali traditional cultural experience
By living with us in Phoolbari you will observe all sorts of traditions and rituals that will arouse your curiosity. We and our neighbors are, in turn, curious about you, your habits and your background. But, if you don’t speak Nepali, communication is limited.
Training and Demonstrations
We offer our visitors to various on-demand Training opportunities. Some Training Courses we offer are:
- Organic Vegetable Farming (Bio-Intensive bed preparation)
- Bio-Char production and use in organic farming
- Fruit & Nut Tree plantation and Tree Management
- Rainwater Harvesting and water use technique
- Bee Farming
- Insect and Pest Management
- Organic Pesticide Preparation
- Organic Carpet (Corn cover, Hay, Straw, etc used) making training and more
Training and Demonstrations
We also arrange, on request, farm tour at our garden, walks to neighboring villages, and Namobuddha.
Getting to the Homestay
You can also take a bus to Banepa-Nepalthok from Banepa Bus park. The buses in this route are frequent so its easier. You have to stop at the stop called “Heera ko Pasal” (embedded with the google maps link) which is next to Patlekhet stop and catch a road opposite to the stop in the right-hand side which will lead you to the homestay. It’s 1660 m. from Phoolbari Bus stop and on the ridge top. Its 15-25 minutes walk.
You can call us for Taxi Hiring.
You can find the Online Homestay Application in the below link:
When completing the application, please write in English and ensure that the application is completed in full. We want your stay to be a pleasant and memorable one. Please provide us with as much information as possible about yourself.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +977-9841891265 for Booking and reservations