1 independent reviews for Nepal homestay trekking holiday

Reviews for Nepal homestay trekking holiday


review 13 Jan 2020

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

This trip was exactly what I had envisioned. It was a trek at lower altitude than the treks to Anapurna and Everest base camps. That meant that the trek was somewhat easier than at higher altitude, but was still enough to provide a challenge. In contrast to those treks, it was non-commercial. During the week of the trek we saw only local people. The lifestyle of the people we saw has changed little over time. Stays were in people's homes, where we shared the food that they cooked for their families. The people we met were universally friendly, although little English was spoken. They welcomed being photographed. This was very much a genuine experience where we were able to participate to a limited extent in the usual lives of the people we met.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be in reasonable physical condition. Be prepared for somewhat basic accommodations and to have only local food available. If you think that the trek will be a challenge, you may want to arrange for a porter at about $20 to $25 per day so that you can walk without your pack.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The local people received some money for our visits. We ate local food and drank only local water which we sterilized. Our footprint was very small.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent. Ajay and Lesia, who operate the travel company were remarkably friendly and helpful. I had dinner with them on two occasions. The two guides Kumar and Chandra were both excellent and helpful. I have travelled to over 40 countries and this was definitely in the top few experiences.

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