Village tourism, a newer prospect in Nepali tourism, is where a tourist visits a village or a rural settlement with the help of local guides and experiences the daily life of those areas. With the majority of the total population living in remote areas, village tourism has been in the rapid rise in Nepal. In fact, it is the best option for visitors who want to see the real Nepal. Village Tourism gives you the opportunity to understand and participate in the rural lifestyle of the country. This form of tourism majorly helps in shaping the remote settlements in monetary as well as social ways. The friendly behavior of family members along with traditional local cuisines, prepared in the most authentic of ways will give you a completely delirious and delightful experience. While the considerable number of treks follow the routes along such villages, you are guaranteed of surreal natural spectacle.
What to expect?
- Participation in the day to day village activities like farming, and animal husbandry
- Ideas regarding the local civilization and lifestyle
- Healthy and organic homemade local cuisines
- An experience life void of modern-day luxury items and services
- Familiarity with the festivals, cultures, and practices of the indigenous societies
- Homestay facility in local settlements
- Visit any kind of pilgrimages and natural parks/reserves around the region of visit
- Participation in local festivals, dances, and rituals
- Visit local markets and use of local products
- Hike through the trails (man-made or natural) in the rural regions of the country
- Help local people in their daily life and experience the farming practices
- Explore true wilderness, captivating sceneries and cultural diversity in the host region
While one might often immerse in the beauty of the Himalayas and diversity of the biological riches, you can get the bona fide experiences when you engage with the locals on your visit. Nepalese, as welcoming as they are, offer hospitality with their best efforts. Village tourism allows you to experience all these at one fell swoop. Live in the humble homes of the rural Nepalese and participate as you learn their ways of living!