Namaste, welcome to Bandipur. Me and my family have lived here for the last 8 generations. After I finished working as a social worker travelling to communities all over Nepal I decided to settle back home living a simple and sustainable lifestyle. I build a homestay on the top of the hill overlooking all of Bandipur, most nights we can see a spectacular sunset from our terrace. My mother and I live here now by ourselves, we are both vegan and can mostly eat the fruits and vegetables from our garden. We have a big property with more land further down the hill on which we would like to grow vegetables and grains as well.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Travellers that come to our home can learn typical Nepali culture as it unfolds. You can learn traditional Nepali cooking, take part in Nepali festivals, experience Magar culture and helping with community projects.
Since it is just the two of us we have a lot to do. We can't keep up with all the gardening and taking care of the guests that come to our guesthouse. We would like people to help with everything that has to be done around the house, that includes working in the garden, general maintenance and helping me with community projects.
We have a spare guest-room with mattresses on the floor which will be your own space. Toilet and bathroom is separate just up and another one down the stairs. At the moment we are in the low seasons and can't provide meals for free, however you can just work less hours and many cheap food options are close by.
There is an abundance of things to do in Bandipur. You can experience the traditional life of the people living in this quiet mountain town which is very rewarding and grounding, especially the mornings are very peaceful. Through hiking you can explore many sunset and sunrise spots which look over the surrounding landscape and if you have a good eye you can see many fantastic birds. One of the biggest caves in Asia is within walking distance and yoga/ meditation classes are nearby.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week - no meals
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