The SpaceRecently constructed to accommodate the many guests we have been welcoming into our home, we have three brand new bedrooms on the second floor with comfy new beds, wardrobe, mosquito nets, WIFI access, shared guest bathroom and a common lounge room. Guests are provided two delicious homecooked meals each day and Nepali tea every morning. Guest AccessSolar back up power is available in the main living areas of the house so there is always a light and WIFI available even when Nepal's power cuts reach 18 hours! Guests can use the kitchen to store and make their own food when they wish and guests are welcome to join us in our family lounge room. The bathroom has a cold shower with fantastic pressure to cool off in the monsoon season. Like most family homes in Nepal there is no running hot water in the bathroom but the family are happy to boil water for a refreshing bucket shower whenever you need. We also have a small shop available in the home so you can buy all your basic necessities right here at a very reasonable price, such as mineral water, recharge cards, toiletries, snacks, beer and Nepali raksi fresh from the family's home village!
Interaction with GuestsWe are a warm and welcoming family who sometimes have up to four generations of our family visiting or living in our home! The guests can have as much privacy or interaction with us as they choose. If they want to interact with us, they can join us on the first floor to spend time with us any time they like. Otherwise, we won't be offended if they enjoy their privacy on the second floor! The NeighborhoodNestled on the banks of the Seti River, our home is in the peaceful semi-rural suburb of Lamachaur. Surrounded by fields of rice, seasonal crops and grazing animals and with a view of some of the world's highest mountains, it's hard to believe we're just 15 minutes from the bustling central marketplace in Pokhara. Our home has easy access to the popular resort town of Lakeside (25 minutes taxi ride away) as well as many hidden local attractions most tourists have never heard of. You can visit the Hemja Tibetan monastery to learn more about Buddhism which is just 20 minutes walk from our home. The Akala Devi Temple is only 12 minutes on foot and just 30 minutes walk away lies the Mahendra and Chamera Caves and, if you're feeling energetic, the temple sitting on top of Garmi Danda hill. The hot springs of Tato Pani are only 45 minutes bus ride away and just slightly further afield is the Gandaki Rainbow Trout Fish Farm - a popular meeting spot for Nepali people to fish for rainbow trout and enjoy a picnic in the foothills of the towering Himalayas.
Getting AroundMany attractions can be reached by foot and a bus stop is just 10 minutes walk from the house with buses running very regularly from 6am til 7pm. Buses all go to Bagar where you can change services to get to almost anywhere in the Pokhara region. Taxis are also available from the bus stop and a driver can take you to the tourist bus park in Lakeside for as little as 500 rupees (about $5USD). A taxi to or from the airport will cost about the same.
Other Things to NoteFor adventurous travellers, our family also offers a village homestay at our rural home in the foothills of the Himalayas. Please see our other listings for more details :)