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Homestay Trek

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Difficulty Level
  • Easy Easy

    Grade ***** (Very Strenuous)

Trip Duration

9 days.

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Trip Budget

USD 800

Homestay Trek

"A week with out make-up" the trip title itself is explaining what kind of the trek is it, where you will experience the traditional beauties of Nepal. It is designed for them who want to explore the core culture and real beauty of Nepal.

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  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • Finish At: Kathmandu
  • Countries: Nepal
  • Destination: Dhading, Jaymire, Salyantar, Arughat, Arupokhari, Dadabesi, Tandrang, Gorkha
  • Max. Altitude:1400 Meters.
  • Physical rating:
  • Trip Code: ATAH-HST
  • Group size: We offer huge discount for any large group
  • Daily walking Hour: Approximately 4-6.
  • Activities : Tours & Trekking


"A week with out make-up" the trip title itself is explaining what kinds of the trek is it, where you will experience the traditional beauties of Nepal. It is designed for them who want to explore the core culture and real beauty of Nepal.

Especially the Homestay trip starts from Dhadingbesi; headquarter of Dhading district after three hours drive from Kathmandu. The up and down trail with crossing stream, walking through the jungle, hearing the whistles of shepherd, cowboys, and enjoyable chat with locals ramblers in broken English, which makes your trail easy and interesting. During the hike you will see the farming style with oxen. All the farmers’ work with simple equipment made by local blacksmiths.

Everything of the village is not with well facility, meals and accommodations are simple standard with quilt, and single room facility is not available. Bathroom and toilets are not very basic; everybody takes the bath in Dhunge Dhara: a stone tap, where as the nudity is strictly prohibited, the offensive dress up and even swimsuit also not allow in the village.
The remote villagers always respect to all tourist, they want to feed you and make at least night accommodation in their own house. Such a respect in this village will be lifetime achievement of your life.

During the homestay trip you will see some conservative and old fashioned of treatment with witchdoctor and using the herbs, allopathic medicine.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m)

    Our airport representative welcomes you at airport and transfer to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 02
    Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing Kathmandu and Bhaktapur

    The day beings with a meeting and introducing with the trek and tour guide. About 8 am we organize the meeting in your hotel lobby. The meeting finalizes the preparation of the trek, and your trek guide will suggest over your gears what you have. In meeting you need to bring, original passport, three copies of passport copy size photos, and travel insurance copy. And also we will bring your attention to clear the due amount, if any and legal and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimers.

    Sightseeing will start after the meeting and your breakfast; the trip includes the guide and private tourist vehicle. Day tour covers the most important religious and popular royal palaces such as Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Pashupatinath Temple is a world most popular Hindu temple, and also the place of cremation lies on the bank of a holy river called Bagmati where Hindu holy people; Sadhu meditating, pilgrims bathing. The process of cremation is burning the dead body with firewood and ghee. BouddhanathStupa is one the biggest Buddhist shrine of the worlds, where you can see the monks are praying in monasteries surrounding the stupa. And the next spot for the day is Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is famous with the name of Fifty-Five Windows Durbar; its architect designs mesmerized the peoples. Main attractions of the durbar are The Lion Gate, Golden Gates, The statue of King BhupatindraMalla and the pottery where the potter makes the different kinds of pots.

    After back to the hotel, you will have few hours for your last shopping for trek and exploration the Thamel city, one of the busiest touristic town of Kathmandu.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 03
    Drive to Dhading Besi from Kathmandu and trek to Jyamire

    After breakfast you will pick up by our guide and drive to Dhading Besi. In the beginning you will drive down to Naubise through the Prithvi Raj Marga via Naubise, Baireni and Gajuri and then take right and cross the bridge over Trishuli River through the jungle.
    Once you reach at Dahading Besi and then start to trek by crossing a stream and climb up to Jyamire Dada via light forest way, along the trail you will see monkeys, numerous species of birds.

    Overnight at a local house
  • Day 04
    Trek to Arughat

    After 30 minutes from Jymire the trail steep ascending to Golavanjyang Dada from where you can see the Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range. Then descending Aankhu Khola via Golabhyanjang and Hanumandanda. Once you cross the Aankhu Khola River you will climb up to Salyantar, a large plain in between large hills, which is suffering from the irrigation, it produces the millet, Jhuse (an oil plant), maize and paddy. The oxen with the help of yoke plough the field. But now the dirt road is there so few of farmers are using the tractors to plough.

    After crossing the Salyantar again trail descent to Arughat Bazaar the oldest bazaar of Nepal, which has carried out the ancient history. Explore the Bazaar and trek to Arutar or Tariphat for night accommodation.

    Overnight at a local house
  • Day 05
    Explore around the local villages

    Today you will explore the villages nearby Arughat Bazar including the Mangal Tar, the trail to remote trekking Manasulu and climb up to Khatriswara a typical village. You will have the lunch in a local house and the trek to Aruchanaute village and continue to Arutar village. During the day you will visit some of the religious places like Akala Mai mandir in the Bank of Budhi Gandaki, Bimsen Mandir and historical school Bheemodaya in the middle of Mango orchard.

    Not only visiting the places also you can participate in local activities with the farmers. If you are visiting on monsoon you can go at field and plant the rice and millet, which will be a lifetime experience, and if you are traveling in Autumn season, you will get the chance of celebrating the two biggest festivals; Bada Dashain and Dipawali Tihar which is also known as LIGHT FESTIVAL, especially autumn season covers with Nepalese festivals of different religions and the main season of harvesting, and if you travelling in spring season, it is the time of flowering and as you know Nepal is the country of flower, here you can see in every route blooming flowers.

    Throughout the day you will feel the local lifestyle, culture, and tradition. Most of the villagers are believe in un-touch between higher cast people and lower cast people and suffering from conservative thoughts such as treatment with the witch doctor. And in the evening you will back to the home for a night.

    Overnight at a local house
  • Day 06
    Trek to Ghyampesal via Tandrang Village

    Today the trekking path begins with light ascending through the light forest and get to the Simalphed. It is also a local bus station of Tandrang village. Along the trail, you will visit the remote area and pure villagers town of the couple of VDC. And hiking up to Tandrang Kalika Mai is valuable; from the top of the hill, you can see the mountains of Annapurna Region and Manasulu including Annapurna II, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu. Ghyampesal is a town that was after the huge Saal Tree. It lies on the top of the hill; the town is also popular with the local market.

    Overnight at a local house
  • Day 07
    Trek to Gorkha Bazaar 5hrs

    Today the trail is over the hill with the magnificent view of Himalaya, the terrace field on the lap of green forest. Along the trail you will greet the children by saying Namaste! And finally get to Gorkha Bazaar, taking rest for half an hour and hiking up to Gorkha Kalika, an ancient Royal Dubar of legendary King Prithivi Narayan Shah, who had unified Nepal from 22- 24 state of the country.

    You hike up there through the paved-stone step, along with the path you will see the debris of statue of Ram Shah and Drabya Shah and also some memorial resting place with the big tree: the tree was afforested in honor to the King Ram Shah. According to the history, Ram Shah was the king of justice as well.

    Once you reach at Durbar, which is not the only durbar also a temple of Gorkhanath and Gorkhali. The interesting thing of durbar is a flame, which was continuing from the period Prithivi Narayan Shaha about 300 years back.

    In addition, the temple area does not allow taking any things that are made out of leather and you must have shoes off in the gate.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 08
    Drive to Kathmandu. 6hrs

    Today you will drive to Kathmandu and you will meet same road you had driven to Dhading on the first day, once when you get Malekhu Bazaar. In the evening the trip will be concluding with the farewell dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant with Nepali folk music and dance.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 09
    Final Departure

    Eventually, the trip will conclude. Your guide transfers you to Airport for your departure.


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Trip Includes

  1. From and to Airport transfer to hotel on private tourist vehicle.
  2. Twin sharing accommodation 3 nights in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  3. 3 nights basic accommodation in a local house and a night at a guest house in Gorkha Bazaar
  4. Meals during the trip 7 breakfasts, 5lunches, and 5 dinners.
  5. Kathmandu-Dhadingbesi and Gorkha Kathmandu ground transportation
  6. A day city tour in Kathmandu on a tourist vehicle.
  7. Apex the Asia Holiday provides English- speaking local guides and porters as per required. We assign one porter for every two clients. All our guides are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism and have received high-altitude first-aid and eco-sustainability training.
  8. Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staffs.
  9. Temple and monument fees of the whole trek
  10. Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a Typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance, your guide will accompany you.
  11. All government taxes and official expenses.

Please Note:
If you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.The price is USD 60 per person per night for single room and USD 75 per night for double (twin sharing) room.

Trip Exclude

  1. International airfare
  2. Traveller’s insurance - mandatory for the trip; should cover helicopter rescue charges worth a minimum of USD 50,000 per person
  3. Nepal entry visa- you can get your visa upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry 30-day tourist visa can be obtained for USD 40 or equivalent. Similarly, a multiple-entry 90-day tourist visa costs USD 100. Please have 2 passport size photos and the amount in cash USD/Euro handy.
  4. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  5. All drinks including bottled/ boiled water along the trekking route.
  6. Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  7. Tips for trekking staffs (Tipping is expected).
  8. Other expenses that are not listed on Price Include Section.

Equipment List

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items to be brought by you for Explore Kathmandu tour. The personal items are of individual interest, and choice. You must consider the time of the year you traveling.

Personal belongings of the travelers that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by you. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags.

Recommended Equipment list.
• Duffel or Rucksack bag (where you can put all your stuffs)
• Daypack (this is for you This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Non Touristic Area Trek. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.

Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.

  1. Day Pack
  2. Duffel Bag
  3. Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  4. Baseball cap can protect your ear and neck from the sunlights.
  5. UV protection glacier glasses with side shields and a hard-sided storage case


  1. A pair of liner synthetic/ woolen gloves for the mild days.

Core Body

  1. Two cotton t-shirts.
  2. A synthetic t-shirt.
  3. For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Two pairs nylon-hiking shorts, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton
  3. Two pair lightweight long underwear
  4. A pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable
  5. A pair cotton pants
  6. Especially for the women a full length skirt.


  1. At least two pair of liner socks, synthetic.
  2. A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers

Medicine and First Aid

  1. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  2. Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea

Miscellaneous, but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Airline ticket(s)
  3. Visa (if required and acquired in advance)
  4. Immunization record
  5. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport
  6. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  7. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time
  8. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc

The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.

Please Note: The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.

to carry during the tour, where you can put your passport, camera, money, water etc.)
•Walking shoes
• Walking pants
• Waterproof jacket or raincoat (Only if you are travelling during May to September)
• Full - sleeves shirt (If you are comfortable with)
• Jumper or pile jacket
• T - shirts (4 pieces)
• Sandal
• Socks
• Woolen socks (only in winter: December to mid February)
• Sun hat
• Beanie
• Sun block for lips
• Sun lotion
• sunglasses
• Thermal Long underwear (only in winter: December to mid February)
• Sewing kit
• Medical & first aid kit
• Flash light
• Batteries and bulbs
• Swiss army knife (Optional)
• Personal toiletries and medication which should be labeled
• Swim suit

This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment, use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily find in stores around Kathmandu in much cheaper price.

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.

Altitude Sickness Info

The entire tour covers only the lower altitude; specially Kathmandu, Pokhara and southern part of Nepal.

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Trip Highlights

  • Exploring the temples shrines
  • bazaars of Kathmandu
  • Scenic road drives to Dhading
  • Teach local Children in local School
  • Explore the core culture of Nepali people Interact with local Nepalese Community
  • Working with Local Nepalese.
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult Linda Nguyen
Victoria Australia
Trip Name: Trip Name: Everest Base Camp Trek (Nepal)

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