Homestay is a classic style of hospitality and lodging whereby visitors stay in a house or apartment of a local of the destination to which they are traveling. In case of Nepal homestays are beautiful and interesting in the Himalayas, however, there are homestays in the cities as well. Homestays in Nepal can be in different forms, either you can help locals on their farm or regular activities they do or you can pay the host family. Longer term homestays are popular with volunteering tourists. While volunteering in the school, construction, health posts, hospitals, child care or old age homes – volunteers stays in local’s houses which is called homestays. Homestays are examples of collaborative consumption and sharing.
Travelers who are volunteering abroad exploring the unknowns and wish to participate in a homestay typically arrange them via the same local trekking agencies or travel companies in Nepal who also organizes the different aspect of their program. Independent travelers who assume all of their own travel arrangements can contact a local homestay to tailor their accommodation details, which is not easy in the villages.
Travelers that wish to participate in a home stay typically arrange them via a hospitality service. Many homestays in Nepal are a part of trekking or tour activities. And very few of them are for the purpose of just accommodation and relax the scenery around. Homestays in Annapurna, Everest, Kanchenjunga and Manaslu has been typically for the trekkers by far. On other hand the homestays near to the cities or in the cities has been relaxing place or tour/trekking extension program of foreign travelers coming to Nepal.