Welcome to Friendship Home Stay
Nepal is recognized as one of the greatest places in the world for trekking expeditions, hiking tours and other outdoor adventures. It’s a country full of diversity and unique wonders so no matter what you choose to do you can rest assured that your experience with us will be unforgettable.
Depending on what you’re looking for, we work hard to customize itineraries based around your group size, interests, capabilities, time and of course, budget. After a full discussion with you, we will do our best to take you to the places you want to go while managing your expectations for comfort and amenities on your adventure.
We specialist in mountain flight, peak climbing and expedition and have access to many restricted areas like Kanchenjunga, Upper Mustang, and Manaslu. In addition we offer helicopter tours, hotel bookings, car rental, Tibet tours, Bhutan tours and India tours – as well as a unique chance to visit the rural mountainside areas of Nepal and experience local life in a homestay.
Please note that some routes are’t practical for solo trekking but we are always happy to help you join up with another small group.Itineraries are usually quite flexible and can be adjusted to meet everyone’s needs.
About Friendship Home Stay – Living with a Nepali Family’s
Friendship Home Stay has been registered since 2010.
What is Home stay?
A home stay is a unique opportunity for a foreign visitor to stay with a local family while learning about the country and culture while you are working, teaching, studying or just sightseeing and traveling within the community.
2) Do guests and new comers who stay in a home stay learn the local’s language faster?
Yes. We encourage our host family to share their local language with the guest, at least to be able to communicate basic phrases. At least one member of the host family will be communicative in the guest’s native language to ease any communication gap.
3) What is the minimum age to apply for placement at Mountains Home stay?
Persons involved in school volunteer programs should be at least 16 years of age and those doing other types of community work, volunteering, or general tourism should be at least 18 years of age.
4) What is the minimum and maximum stay in Mountains Home stay?
Guests may stay for any long or short term period that they desire. In high season, priority will be given to one week or longer stay requests.
5) What kind of housing is available in a home stay?
We have 20 different families participating in the program among 8 different ethnic groups. The family will provide you with furnished room and attached or non-attached bath, with or without television, depending on your preference. The facility will be similar to hotel/guesthouse facility but with home cooked meals provided.
6) What items will be in my room? Are utilities included? Is Internet access included? Will I have my own bathroom?
The fixed daily rate will include your meals, laundry service and all utilities. Internet, private attached bathroom, television, etc are facilities that are available according to the type of household you choose. You may choose between “A” standard and “B” standard accommodation and also check the description on the family’s link page to see what kind of extra facility that they plan to provide.
7) Do you provide transportation to my host family?
Yes. We are happy to pick you up from the airport and bring you directly to either our home stay office or family if already allocated. Transportation within Kathmandu is very easy as that there are numerous local buses and also taxis available.
8) Will there be any other guests in the home stay?
There may be depending on season. There are up to four bedrooms per home stay flat, so if you do not occupy all the rooms, then some other guests may be allocated to the same family. We will first try to fill the rooms of separate families before needing to join new guests with your family home stay.
9) Are the meal serving times fixed?
The families will follow whatever there routine is in preparing meals and you may join them for taking meals, but if you have some special timings that you need to eat because of your daily activities, then you may specially request the family to be flexible with the meal times.
10) Will the host family allow me to use the kitchen to prepare my own meals?
Yes. If you have any particular health or diet concerns or in general would like to prepare your meals, you can just manage some time to do that with your host family in a way that does not interfere with their cooking schedule.
11) Is the host family chosen for me or may I choose the host family?
Yes. You may choose your own family to stay with according to the family options listed on our website. If you are open to any placement, then our office will allocate the most logical choice based on the needs that you have.
12) Once I meet my host family, must I remain with them, or can I choose another family to my liking?
Yes. You may change your homestay choice once you arrive. We recommend that you stay at least three days before changing families because it may be problematic to the family to the change booking suddenly. In low season, it will be less problematic so you may also change your booking from the office even before you stay at the house if you have some specific homestay preference.
13) Will I receive a key to the house to come in and out?
Yes. The family will provide you full access to the door and gate so that you need not depend on the family always.
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We just wish we'd had more time at the homestay! Thanks so much to Nima and his family for waiting for us (we were late due to terrible traffic from pokhara) and giving us amazing veg momo on arrival! We loved the family set up and it was just what we needed to stay a night in Kathmandu - simple, friendly and a much nicer alternative to a Thamel Hostel!!! Only thing to be aware is our taxi really really struggled to find the place so make sure you double check the location beforehand and know exactly where you're going. We want to return 🙂
This homestay is delightful. The family is extraordinarily kind. The house is in a pleasant residential neighborhood with great views and interesting walks--through richly layered townscapes, rice paddies and the Kapan temple area. we enjoyed sitting on the terrace for breakfasts of local foods and interacting with the family, who was always ready to answer cultural questions, help us with trip planning, and even accompany us to the doctor in the middle of a rainy night when one of our children was ill. The wifi is superfast and reliable 24/7! The rooms are cozy, and the bath and toilet rooms (outside) very clean. Highly recommended for a peaceful and authentic stay in K'du that provides access to the city but also some hiking in the surrounding hills.
Thanks so much for your patience, kindness and help during our health ordeals last week! We wish we had been well enough to get to know you all more. Looking forward to seeing you again in a few days!
“Beautiful location on the outskirts of Kathmandu. You can walk to the Bouda area, and you are away from the overwhelm of the city. Keep in mind that a taxi to Thamel or Patan, though, is pretty expensive and takes 20-30 minutes.”
What a wonderful welcoming in your home and meeting all of you- especially enjoyed hearing about your climbed and trekking and climbing experience. The food was delicious lovely prepared and a delight to be able to show. The good part and Happiness you all will be seeing in the coming year. –Roni & Carl USA.
We very much appreciate your hosting us this evening at your home. The dinner was delicious and it was interesting to meet and talk with you. – Brian, USA
Thank you so much for the wonderful dinner and delightful conversation. It was generous of you to share your home and time with us. -Shardon Miller, OR USA
Thank you for your hospitality. The food was very delicious. I enjoyed meeting you and seeing the photographs.- Fred, Australia.
Your hospitality is generous momma’s cooking is delicious.
Thank you for your hospitality. I enjoyed your cooking
Thank you for the wonderful meal- Ann Weeks, USA
Thank you for receiving us, we had a lovely walk to Kopan Monastery and enjoyed the beautiful green fields and the magnificence views. Best wishes to all your family,- Lone, Hanne, Denmark
It was a wonderful evening with excellent food and conversation. Thank you for welcoming us to your home. – Christine, Oregon USA
Thank you for your warm welcome, the nice conversation and the delicious food. You helped make our visit to Nepal very special. – Margaret Faster, New York USA