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Visiting Nepal


Homestay Accommodation and Meals in Kathmandu


This page has been posted to my website to give information about homestay accommodation and meals in Kathmandu with a Nepalese family. If anybody might be interested in enquiring about staying with the family, contact details are given at the end of the page.







The location

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It has an international airport with regular scheduled flights from around the world so is one of the main gateways into Nepal for visitors from outside the country.      


Kathmandu and the neighbouring districts of Lalitpur and Bhaktapur are in their own right popular destinations for Europeans visiting the spiritual sites there. The world famous temples and stupas include Pashupatinath, Changunarayan, Swayambu and Boudhanath. The temples and stupas are found in different locations around the valley that Kathmandu is located in. Some are in the central area of Kathmandu but the others are some distance away elsewhere in the valley.


Many visitors use Kathmandu also as the starting point for trips around Nepal to visit places such as Swargadwari, Gosain Kunda in Langtang National Park, Devghat, Manakamana, Pathibhara, and Lukla.





The accommodation

The accommodation is offered in Kathmandu by the Sharma family who I know. They live about 1.6 kilometres away from Kathmandu’s international airport and can go to meet visitors at the airport if required. The accommodation is in their home. Two single bedrooms without private en suite bathroom facilities are available for visitors. The living quarters and the bathroom facilities are shared with the family. Meals are available as required and are eaten with the family. The cuisine is Nepalese vegetarian. The languages spoken are English and Nepalese.


The Sharma family can help your visit to Nepal go smoothly in many other ways. They are available to give guidance on how best to get around Kathmandu and can help you to plan your trips to other parts of Nepal. They can act as tour guide for you and can accompany you as you travel around both Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal. They can provide packed meals for you to take with you when you are out visiting during the daytime. Internet access is available if you need to check e-mails or research places you would like to visit. They can help you to hire bicycles or to call taxis. Mr.Sharma can take you to his home village if you would like an authentic ‘insider’ experience of day to day life in a Nepalese village. Suitcases can be left in their home if you are going to be away for several days or weeks. They can help you to find international shippers if you buy bulky items on your visit and need to send them home. They will show you how to cook in the Nepalese style if you would like.       






The prices shown below are in Nepalese Rupees (Rs) with the approximate UK Pound, Euro and US Dollar equivalents at the time of posting this webpage (November 2012). The prices in local currency are subject to change over time. The overseas currency equivalents will change also as exchange rates fluctuate.   


·        Daily charge for accommodation with breakfast and dinner – Rs 1350 (10 UK Pounds, 12 Euros, 16 US dollars)

·        Taxi charge to the Sharma family home from the International AirportRs 350 (2.50 UK Pounds, 3 Euros, 4 US dollars)

·        Taxi charge from the Sharma family home to Bouddhanath temple (approximately 2km) - Rs 300 (2.25 UK Pounds, 2.75 Euros, 3.50 US dollars)

·        Taxi charge from the Sharma family to Kapan Gumba monastery (approximately 5km) - Rs 300 (2.25 UK Pounds, 2.75 Euros, 3.50 US dollars)

·        Daily charge for tour guide services – Rs 1000 (7 UK Pounds, 9 Euros, 11.50 US Dollars) plus travel, food and accommodation costs as appropriate.





Contact details

If you might be interested to learn more, please contact Mr.Sharma or Mrs.Sharma by e-mail or by telephone:


E-mail: susansharma_32@yahoo.com 


Telephone: 977-1-9841614792 (where 977 is the international dialing code for Nepal and 1 is the city code for Kathmandu).




































Date of original posting : 28th November 2012