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Immerse yourself in Nepal(My motherland): Community Accommodation
What is community accommodation in Nepal and why you should try it to immerse yourself in Nepalese culture
Do you want to spend some time with the locals to feel the place better? Do you dream of having friends when you arrive in a new place? Friends to show you around, friends to meet you, friends to help you for an unforgettable experience. If you love immersion in culture as much as we do, then community homestays in Nepal are just for you.
Community Homestay is a program that brings together local people offering a variety of services to travelers. In general, people from the same village come together to offer accommodation, while learning from and following industry standards. It works like this: a family rents some rooms from their house. You can contact a specific home or contact the organization responsible for the whole village / town / community.
Community placement is a community product that creates professions for the community and benefits the community. If you decide to visit them or get involved in different experiences with a certain community, you will not only feel the country in the most authentic way, but you will also support the local economy.
Community homestays usually charge quite affordable amounts for your stay / experiences, sometimes even absurdly little. What do I mean? One night for two in a family house in Nepal costs less than two drinks in a fine cafe. The little money you pay is far from the only benefit that local people will receive - they also get rich from communication (sometimes even practicing everyday English is a serious thing for people who can't afford an education). They are very inspired by interacting with people from all over the world.
To feel at home
When you settle in the community you will feel that you are visiting a relative or someone very dear to you. And your hosts will not be unknown to you, I promise.
No price can be set for this. The feeling of being at home is an experience that cannot be bought even with all the money in the world. It comes from the heart - from the hearts of the people who visit and from the hearts of the people who host. The most valuable things in life usually cost nothing.
On a walk with locals
Among the experiences you can enjoy in Nepal community homestay programs, hiking and walking are the most popular. When you think of Nepal, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Trekking, right? You can immerse yourselves in the picturesque places you passed after walking and climbing alone in the Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys.
This is where the locals in the community will help you best: they know all the trails in the region, all the amazing places with views, all the tips and tricks and so on. Not only will you have a better perspective and add meaning to your hike, but you will also have great company all the time. In addition, the tour can be held in the area of the village / city, so you can better feel the lively life on the streets and Nepalese culture.
If you are one of those travelers who have to TASTE the place, then you are probably joining many cooking classes when you travel. Have you ever wondered why homemade dishes are always so delicious that you can't stop eating? Well, if you stay in the community, you will have the opportunity to prepare your own meals and learn from the best (ie the local master chef, hopefully some grandmother).
Did you know that according to Ayurveda, the best food you can eat is either prepared by you, or by your mother, or by someone who really loves you. Community homestays in Nepal cover the first and third cases. Cooking with the locals is a fun and healthy experience. Now let's go learn how to make this delicious momo!
Traditional dances and music
If you are in love with dance like us, then you probably want to learn traditional dances from anywhere. There are so many things you can learn about the local culture from its dances and music. Nepalese are great dancers, so giving you a dance lesson or having a jam session isn't a big deal for them. And you don't even need dance shoes.
If you witness a traditional dance and music performance, you will be mesmerized by the variety of styles and movements in the music and dances of the Nepalese tradition. This is a show you will remember! You will feel so happy to see different dance performances in different environments and regions of the country - Tharu people dances, Dohari dance, Hindu dances, dances and music from the Palpa region, a folk show in Pokhara .
Festivals in Nepalese culture
Your friends from the community will help you become part of one of the many festivals in Nepal. Festivals are considered as one of an important part of Nepalese culture. It is said that there are more festivals in Nepal than days of the year, so we can be sure that you will catch a festival or at least a ceremony / ritual while you are in Nepal. The locals will help you celebrate this occasion properly!