First of all, let’s be clear why we choose to stay with a host family instead of a guest house? The common answer to this questions is simple. People choose homestay because they want to experience local culture and traditional way of life.
If you want to experience local culture and traditional way of life, can you get such experience staying in a commercially run homestay in Kathmandu? No, because homestays in Kathmandu are build to provide budget accommodation options for budget backpackers. These commercial homestays are similar t a budget guest house. They will give you little bit comfort bed, hot water, high-speed internet and other modern facilities you have been experiencing since a long time. But staying with a traditional host family will give you an lifetime experience that is enriching and exciting.
Rural homestays offers you an opportunity experience real Nepal and traditional way of life. They are not commercial in nature means you will get warm welcome and friendly environment which you will hardly get in commercially run homestays in Kathmandu.
At rural homestay, you will eat organic, locally grown foods and will have an opportunity to learn how foods is prepared in traditional way.
There are so many global companies including AirBnB, Homestay.com selling homestay experiences in city areas as an option for budget accommodation to travellers but Nepal Rural Tourism is a locally-run and ethical tourism program that is operated by members from rural host communities.
Our approach is to give travelers an opportunity to experience rural homestay and provide holistic social and economic benefits to host families and communities.