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If you want to live the Nepali way and get used to the Nepali culture, staying with a local family in a village homestay is the best option. AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions is well experienced and can arrange you with a suitable host family and at your best convenience.

Home Stay in Nepal

The home stay program allows all visitors who wish to stay as guests in a Nepalese family. Guests should eat what the family eats in their kitchen (clean food of course), stay in the guest room and join together in celebrations like birthdays, sacred rituals and wedding ceremonies.

The home stay program is suitable for those students, family tourists and anyone who wants to stay in Nepal. This program is also useful for those who want to learn Nepali or other local language, culture or customs of native people. A homestay program is the easiest way to enjoy a foreign culture by sharing your culture, traditions and experiences.

During the stay, the guest can choose single or double room and also has the option to choose B/B plan, half board or self catering. Rooms are simple, probably with no attached bathrooms. An average Nepalese family starts their day by cleaning their house, which is usually done by the mother, daughter or daughter-in-law. Here you will also get an opportunity to learn Nepali cooking style and food recipes.

Some trekking trails have been developed specifically to promote the home stay program. Trekkers/travellers can stay in local homestays while trekking those trails. These programs aim for visitors to stay only one or two nights where homestays are an alternative to the ‘hotels and lodges’ of tea house treks.

However, some homestay programs in urban and sometimes rural areas offer long-term housing. Foreign nationals staying with us stay longer than one month. It all depends on your wishes and needs. AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions is always there to arrange it all.

Tea House Accommodation


In the Nepalese tourism sector, people have been using the term ‘tea house’ for small restaurants with accommodation facilities for decades. These features are common along high altitude trekking trails. English usage of the Nepali language translates restaurant or eating place as ‘hotel’ and ‘lodge for sleeping place’. Especially, when traveling in the mountains, you can eat in a hotel but beds may not be available, while a lodge always offers accommodation.

There are quite a number of ‘hotels and lodges’ along the popular trekking routes of Everest, Annapurna Manaslu and Langtang region. The term ‘hotel and lodge’ is popularly used to avoid all these semantic confusions as people use hotel, lodge and tea house interchangeably. Generally almost all trailside restaurants/lodges offer both food and accommodation. Popular trekking routes have well-maintained and reasonably comfortable tea houses, often called hotels and lodges. The ‘Tea House Trek’ itinerary is designed to accommodate the trekkers at the tea houses available at the trailside. Since, the tea house arranges your food and accommodation locally, you can schedule your own program and have your own pace. Since you are relying on the facilities provided by the tea house, it is wise to choose more trekked and familiar areas to visit.

Camping Accommodation


Camping accommodation is provided during the camping trek. The camping trek is a fully supported trek away from the usual trekking routes. This type of accommodation is provided especially during mountaineering or trekking in places where teahouse accommodation is not easily available. Camping accommodation is a true nomadic experience. We provide you with complete equipment (2-person tent with comfortable mats, community tent, kitchen equipment and meals). The tents are luxurious, unique Adventure International’s Sherpas keep at the end of a day during the trek.

Our kitchen crew is supported by a well trained cook, kitchen boy and porter. The team leader handles the entire trekking program. Local fresh vegetables available around are used to prepare the food. Sometimes meals also include canned foods. You have to follow the pre-arranged program and schedule during the entire trek.

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