Experience a pure and warm family environment served with typical organic Nepali food

new_village_no_ratings.png
 

Introduction about Macchapucchre…

 
 
pong_nam_ron_icons.png

COMMUNITY

Rural
 

LIVELiHOOD

Organigic vegetable farming and livestock

FAMOUS FOR

Located at base of Annapurna Himalayan range, culture and customs of Gurung and Magar people

buddhism_icons2.png

RELIGION

Hindu and Bouddhist

LANGUAGE

Nepali, Gurung and very basic english

TRAVELLERS

Likely to meet Nepali travellers staying in the local homestays.

We recommend this village for travellers going to/from Annapurna surroundings; trekkers, and those interested in various farming activities, as well as traditional Nepalese and Bouddhist and Hindu culture.


3 nights macchapucchre village EXPERIENCE TOTAL

96 EUR (norm. 120€)

new_village.png

Per person including 3 nights / 3 days accomodation, meals and selected activities (children -50%)

ACCommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home, towels and bed sheets included


  • Private toilet and washing facilities

Meals:

  • Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

activities, for ex:

  • Cooking and eating together with your host family

  • Practicing the livelyhood of the family (beekeeping, vegetable farming, feeding chickens and buffaloes)

  • Getting familiar with livestock raising or fish farming

  • Visiting the local market (when open)

  • Learning local handicrafts

  • Visiting the local bio-lab ?

  • Meeting the co-operative and learning about their work

5 nights macchapucchre VILLAGE village EXPERIENCE TOTAL

176 EUR (norm. 220€)

new_village.png

Per person including 6 nights / 6 days accomodation, meals and selected activities (children -50%)

accommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home, towels and bed sheets included


  • Private toilet and washing facilities

meals:

  • Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

activities, for ex:

  • Cooking and eating together with your host family

  • Practicing the livelyhood of the family (beekeeping, vegetable farming, feeding chickens and buffaloes)

  • Getting familiar with livestock raising or fish farming

  • Visiting the local market in Machhapuchhre  kaire khola

  • Learning local handicrafts

  • Visiting the local bio-lab ?

  • Meeting the co-operative and learning about their work

  • Hiking to see a goat farm by the river

  • Visiting a Buddhist prayer house

  • Visiting the  hot spring water

  • Taking part in a village party and traditional Nepali dances

  • Meeting the co-operative and learning about their work

DUARA CONTACT:

Aaskumar  is your responsible English-speaking contact person in Kaskikot. He contacts you with further instructions and makes sure you find your way to the village and your host family. You can contact him in case you have questions before or during your stay.

Are you hesitating to book directly? Salia from Duara is ready to answer your questions via email: salia@duaratravels.com

Are you hesitating to book directly? Salia from Duara is ready to answer your questions via email: salia@duaratravels.com


so where will you be staying when visiting macchrapucchre? (SAARA TO FILL)

Kaskikot is a farming community on the hills of Kaskikot and Sarangot. The houses are traditional and so are the facilities. For guests the host family have prepared a bit more comfortable room with two double-beds, a private toilet and shower. In the kitchen open fire is still used everyday, and sometimes eating inside might be a smoky business.

Vegetables are mostly from own garden, and other products from nearby. There is a small kiosk in the village for buying drinks etc. On clear weather you can see Pokhara lake between the mountains. The domestic animals live right alongside of people, so if milking a buffalo is on your bucket list, here’s your chance.

HOW TO GET THERE (NEEDS DETAILS!)

If you are leaving from Pokhara, take the jeep (local bus?) from Hari Chowk  to machapuchhere (tushe - name of the destination or the bus??)

(  17 km North  of pokhara  located 1350 m. above sea leave near a hot spring   Harichowk--5km—milanchowk—machhapuchhre-11km)

Macchrapuchhre+map.jpg

what is done with the 10 % that goes to the village?

ABOUT CARITAS ….

The money you pay for your visit, is used for two purposes. One half goes to the local village school, to buy supplies and improve the learning conditions. The other half goes to the mother’s group renovating a community hall that can be used to hold ceremonies, weddings and funerals. If interested you can ask more about the project from Udaya, meet the mother’s group and participate in renovating the community hall.


Safety, Health and what’s not to worry about in nepalese home-stay?

HOW SAFE IS THE FOOD?

You are obviously looking for something more authentic than an all-inclusive resort chain. In this village you will probably be the only traveller and a valued guest, so they will make everything as smooth and safe as possible for you.

In general life in the village is safe, and you should be able to eat anything offered without problems. So far we have had zero reported food related problem’s in this village. Food is basic but delicious Hindu food, prepared fresh from the house garden and freshly milked buffalo milk. A basic dinner is dal baht, a combo platter with lentil soup, rice, rotis and various other delicacies like pickled vegetables and of course curry.

asian-assorted-background-917371.jpg

DRINKING WATER & PRECAUTIONS

Drink only bottled water, even if the locals use tap water. Our hosts know that traveller’s need safe water to drink, and you can buy more from the village shop.

As a developing country, Nepal has it’s weaknesses and you should be aware of those when travelling to Nepal. Many of the most popular areas for visitors are remote and inaccessible, so you should read up on the possible health risks and check your goverment’s official guidelines for vaccinations etc.

It makes sense to carry an emergency medical kit so that you can treat any symptoms until you reach medical care. 

blur-door-factory-451.jpg

MEDICAL AID & INSURANCE

Pokhara is 10 km/one hour drive away from this village and has the best health facilities in the country after Kathmandu. For ex CIWEC Clinic has a branch in Pokhara. A basic visit will cost you around US$20 .

Trekkers who become unwell in the mountains are generally evacuated to Kathmandu, or overseas in the event of something really serious. Always take out travel insurance to cover the costs of hospital treatment and emergency evacuations.

We provide you with a Survival Guide before your trip. And if you have any health or safety related concerns, don’t hesitate to ask salia@duaratravels.com!