- Teach Nepalese children English or organize mentoring sessions
- Or paint, cook and do some building work
- Stay in a beautiful part of northwestern Nepal
- Enjoy our delicious local food
My family has a homestay located in a beautiful part of northwestern Nepal on the top of a hill with stunning views. It is close to the start of the Annapurna Circuit trek. This is where you will stay as a volunteer.
You have the possibility to teach English to the children in our school. Another possibility is that you work with them before and after school in mentoring sessions. We currently have 92 students between the ages of 3-13 years old.
If you don’t have any experience with teaching English and prefer to do something else, that’s possible as well. This might be painting, building work, cooking or whatever you can offer. A few volunteers started their own novel project. One volunteer helped building a clay cob oven, which we use now every day. Other volunteers helped building the house we live in now.
On weekends we can go hiking, spend one night in the jungle or attain Nepalese classes. During your stay you will get a strong sense of Nepali village life. We frequently have campfires where you can try our local wine. We recently started an orchid garden from wild orchids growing in the surrounding jungle.
We have 3 lovely basic rooms with two single beds and 1 room with three beds. Our food is sourced from almost entirely local ingredients. We can accommodate vegetarian diets as well.
How to get there:
The quickest and easiest way to get here is by microbus from the small Gongabu bus station (next to New Bus Station) in Kathmandu to Besisahar. Please try to take the early microbus around 6 or 6.30 am. You will find the ticket booth next to the main road. This journey will take about 6 hours but it will stop once for a toilet break and to get some food. Its best to set off no later than 6 in order to catch the pink 161 bus from Besisahar to our village, Guanshahar. This runs once a day from opposite the Tukuche Peak Hotel and leaves around 2 pm. Please tell to the driver to get off in front of hotel Tukuche other wise you will go far from. Watch out for it on the left as you enter Besisahar. Both bus rides are very scenic; the bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar costs around 500 NPR (5 dollars) and the bus from Besisahar to Guanshahar costs 100 NPR.
In case you miss the bus from Besisahar to my village (Gaunshahar) you can either walk yourself (there are many people on route who will be able to point you in the right direction...it will take around 1.5 hours and is around 4km uphill) or we can arrange a porter to assist with your bags. Porter charge is 500 NPR. Alternatively we can arrange a jeep at the cost of 3000 NPR.
- Three meals a day
- Free Wi-Fi