The SpaceWe lost our wonderful traditional home in the 2015 earthquake but have rebuilt and live in a simple home surrounded by our beloved nature and our rice terraces. This is truely our humble home, we live and sleep all together in one room and if you would like to be a part of our lives and see how real Nepali live we welcome you to join us and sleep in here too. I sleep with my younger brother (7) in one bed, Ama and Bupa sleep in another bed, and there is a third bed that fits another two. But if you prefer 2 or 3 separate beds we can easily move around and accommodate you.
You can also stay totally immersed in the beautiful nature, under the brightest stars you'll ever see, in our cozy 2 person tent, outfitted with a mat, pillows, and blankets.
Our village hardly ever sees any tourists so there are no restaurants, just a few food stands but lunch includes! Ama is a great cook, we grow almost all our food, it is organic and vegetarian. You will eat as we really eat. If you'd like meat we can make special arrangments for that too.
To clarify your payment is for 2 people and if more people you have to pay per $12 after 2 people, foods included! Guest AccessOur home is your home, and we are rich in the things money can't buy but lacking in some other comforts. Please come with an open mind and a desire to see how other people live and I think you will enjoy our simple life. We would love to share it with you. We have a clean squat toilet next to the house, and a fresh mountain water tap. All of us bathe in the beautiful rushing rivers around the village. And we can boil water for you to drink. We lost everything in the earthquake but we try to provide what we can so you will enjoy your stay: whether you prefer the privacy of a tent in the terraces or to stay in the house we have pillows, mats, sheets, and blankets. Please bring a towel and a headlamp. The electricity is never consistent so a headlamp is necessary.
Our village is beautiful and I can take you around to take photographs and to meet all the neighbors, you'll drink more cups of tea than you can even imagine. If you like and feel up for some activity you can help my family with daily farm and home activities. We can go on day hikes( extra fee $12), or swimming in the terrific rivers . You can relax, read, and eat papaya right off the tree. If you would like to stay longer I can help arrange volunteering opportunities. You will have such a special experience here as there are almost never any other tourists here, this is untouched Nepal. Interaction with GuestsIn Nepali we say "guests are gods" and we want you to be happy during your stay. I, Namaraj, am the only one who speaks English in my home. Gopal my older brother knows some too but he is often working abroad, and Susan my younger brother knows a little but he is very shy still. Ama and Bupa only know a few words yet they somehow can communicate, trying can be quite funny. We are not a tourist village so there is not much English anywhere, but smiling is universally understood and we can make a list of phrases and words to you can try with other villagers. If you like, I will be there to help you but you are also free to explore independently and make friends.
If you stay in the house you will be more engaged with our schedule and activities but you can also stay in the tent nearby and see us as much as you would like. Farm life is always busy, but at night if everything is done we watch Tv or sometimes English movies! We love to play cards, do magic tricks, or look at the stars. The NeighborhoodOur village, Dada Gau, of 66 homes is on a tiny island just 20 minutes walking from Kahare where the bus from Kathmandu will drop you off. In Kahare there are little shops, food stalls, a school, and medical post. Our village is so beautiful, a world away from the business of any city. We are surrounded by rice parties and rivers, fresh air, and thousands of stars. Getting AroundThere are several ways to get to Dada Gau. From Kathmandu, a bus runs once a day costing $5 a person and taking 9 hours. It should be a direct bus but sometimes they make passengers transfer in the larger village of Kahare. The faster and more comfortable way to travel is to take a 4x4, from Kathmandu it would take about 5 hours and costs $180 one way. I will explain in my welcome email the best way to get to the right bus station and bus in Kathmandu, but if you prefer I can come and meet you to help.
Here in Dada Gau there are no cars, we walk and enjoy our beautiful home. Other Things to NoteNepal is a wonderful country and we want you to enjoy meeting us. We don't have 3G in Dada Gau, which is a fantastic opportunity to unplug and connect with the people around you. But there is a Internet cafe that sometimes works in Khahare if you need it, a 15 minute walk from the house.
This is a unique and 100% real farm stay we do not have all the amenities of a hotel or b&b but we will do everything we can to make you comfortable and see a new perspective and way of life. We want to show you how we live and hope to learn about you too.
Our internet in Nepal isn't so great and we don't have internet in Dada Gau so my cousin in Kathmandu has to forwards requests to me. Please be patient if it takes a day or two to respond to questions or emails, I'll be in touch as soon as possible.