We are a Gurung tribal village in Gorkha district. We mostly farm maize, millet and vegetables; and mostly live a subsistence lifestyle. We farm the food we eat, and keep goats, buffalo, and chicken. We currently have a chicken coop of 200 capacity for eggs and meat. Our village is about 700 years old and our ancestors lived off the land. Our village is in the altitude of 1700 meters, but because we are located in a subtropical region, it does not snow here. Patiswara village is located south of mount Manasulu which is the 8th highest peak in the world. We are also located in the region of the Annapurna mountain range.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
People visiting us will get to experience traditional Gurung culture since we are a village that has preserved our culture. Workawayers will get to learn our traditional agriculture which does not use any chemicals or heavy machinery. We can also teach about herbal medicine since we have not forgotten our traditional herbal medicine. Because there is a forest right above and below our village, you will get to learn about the flora and fauna of this region. There are more than 100 species of birds in this area and you will be able to see them. You will be able to learn our style of cooking since we cook all our meals with the vegetables from our garden.
Travelers will help us for 4 hours a day, mostly in the farm, gardening vegetables. We will work together 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours after lunch. Sometimes we do charity work, for example we made the water supply of the entire village. We feed the chickens 3 times a day. Workawayers will require basic farming skills, but we can teach you if you don't have experience in a subsistence farm.
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People staying with us will be sleeping on a bed in a plastered brick house. We will provide blankets, pillows and a mattress. Rooms are shared with 2 people. There is a neat and clean toilet and bathroom shared with the family. 3 meals will be provided and you will be eating with our family. We mostly eat vegan and vegetarian meals, but sometimes we eat meat and eggs. Please inform us if you are vegan or vegetarian, we can manage vegan meals. We eat breakfast at 7 am, lunch at 11:30 am (mostly rice, beans and seasonable vegetables.) and dinner at 7 pm (mostly rice or chapati with curry).
During time off workawayers can visit our holy place on the top of our mountain. The temple called Mahadevthan is a Shiva temple and has a festival 2 times a year, and a parade one time a year. There is also the world's biggest sami tree 1 hour away and workawayers are welcome to visit the temple premises where the tree is located. We have built a viewpoint on a rock tower in our village where you can see a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, mount Manasulu, mount Himalchuli and Mount Ganesh Himal.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week