Home Stay - live as paying guest
If you want to live in Nepalese way and to habituate Nepalese culture the best way is the home stay in concert with Native family. Unique Adventure International has a well experienced and multilingual team that can support you for arranging a suitable host family as well as a placement for your better convenience.
Home stay program allows all the visitors who are willing to stay in Nepali family as a paying guest. Guests shall have to eat in their kitchen whatever (of course a hygienic meal) the family eats, shall live in their guest rooms and involve together in their celebrations like birthday, holy rituals and marriage ceremony.
Home stay program is suitable for those students, family tourists and anyone who are willing to live in Nepal. This program is even helpful to those, who are eager to learn Nepali or other local languages, cultures or a special ritual with the natives. Home stay program is the easiest way to get pleasure from foreign culture by sharing your own culture, tradition and experiences.
During the stay, a guest can select single or double room and also has an option to choose B/B plan, half board or self catering. Rooms are simple, probably with no attached bathrooms. Average Nepali family starts their day by cleaning up their home, which is especially done by mother, daughter or daughter-in-law. Here you will also have an opportunity to learn Nepalese cooking styles and food recipe.
Some of the trekking trails are developed to promote specially the Home stay programs. While trekking in those trails trekker/traveler can stay at local houses. The purpose of these programs is to accommodate visitors only for one or two nights where home stay are alternative to 'hotel & lodge' of tea house treks.
However, some home stay programs at urban and sometimes at rural areas offer accommodation facilities for long time.. We have foreign citizens living in the home stay longer than a month. It all depends on your wish and need. Unique Adventure International is always there to make all these arrangements.
Tea House Accommodation
In Nepalese tourism sector, since decades, people are using the term ‘Tea house’ for small restaurants with accommodation facilities. These facilities are common along the side of high altitude trekking trails. The Nepalese use of English translates restaurant or eating place as ‘hotel’ and ‘lodge for a sleeping place. Especially, when travelling in hills, you can eat in hotel but beds may not be available, while a lodge always offers accommodation.
Popular trekking routes of Everest, Annapurna and Langtang regions have adequate numbers of ‘Hotel & Lodge’. The term ‘Hotel & Lodge’ is popularly used to avoid all this semantic confusion whereas people use hotel, lodge and teahouse interchangeably. In general almost all trailside restaurants/lodges offer both food and accommodation. Popular trekking routes have well maintained and reasonably comfortable Tea Houses, often called Hotel & Lodge. The ‘Tea House Trek’ itineraries are designed to accommodate trekkers in the available tea houses along the trailside. Since, tea house arrange your food and accommodation locally, you can schedule your own program and have your own pace. As you are dependent on the facilities provided by Tea house, it is wise to choose heavily trekked and better known regions to travel.
Camping accommodation is provided during camping treks. Camping trek is a fully supported trek done away from the normal trekking routes. This type of accommodation is particularly provided during mountaineering or while trekking in those areas where teahouse lodging is not easily available. Camping accommodation is a real nomadic experience. We provide you the complete equipment (2-man tents with comfortable mats, community tent, kitchen equipment and foods). Tents are luxurious that, Sherpas from Unique Adventure international put up at the end of a day during the trek.
Our kitchen crew is supported by a well trained cook, kitchen boy and porters. Team Leader handles the whole trekking program. Local fresh vegetable available in the surrounding are used to prepare meals. Sometimes meals also include the canned foods. You have to follow previously arranged program and schedule during the whole trek.