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Mustang Bon Community Homestay
Annapurna, Nepal
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  • Prayer by women of the village
  • Aerial view
  • 3500 years old ruins in Mustang
  • Dumplings for all time
  • Muktinath temple
  • Inside prayer room
  • Old house of ages
  • Nilgiri and Kagbeni village
  • Snon in mountains of Jomsom in Mustang
  • Winnowing in harvest season
  • Map for information
  • Wedding reception by elders in a village
  • Gateway to old Buddhist Monastery
  • Local foods in local style indeed
  • Dumba Lake (Heart Shape) popularly called jerry tal
  • Local girl in traditional dress
  • Jharkot from the pasturelands
  • Ludak (Lubra) village
  • Playing local style
  • Traditional Camping tent

Introduction



Mustang is famous for mountains, landscape, people, wildlife and pilgrim sites such as many Monastery and Hindu Temple of Muktinath. However, within this facets of over demand for spaces in main season people tend to ignore to capture the real beauty of villages and life experience it holds in this forbidden kingdom of Mustang. Mustang has historic villages of thousands year old and foreigners visit Upper Mustang with special permits. This village of Lubra or Ludak has more than 1200 years old settlement of indigenous people. Various unique features can be seen here including typical surviving priesthood practice in this world of institutionalized monastery system. Also, it is only Bon villages to incorporate old pre-Buddhist religious practices in surrounding Himalayan district of Nepal.



Mustang Bon Community Homestay is a mission to influence local youth about the tourism Industry in their long-forbidden kingdom. The Host Families are hosting guests from all over the world which is helping to strengthen the local economy and exchanging the ideas.



These Families are also keeping their unique culture and tradition intact in the community to pass along to the generations.



What to expect?



As you will be staying in a home of a local family, it’s important to know that your stay won’t be like that in a hotel. Facilities are basic but comfortable, and you’ll be living the same way the homestay families do. This is the magic of the homestay experience! Remember, you are in the Homestay for an authentic Nepali experience, not for luxury and comfort.



You will taste local foods, Our homestays offer only Nepali foods, but your hosts will be happy to adhere to any dietary requirements (vegetarian/vegan etc.)



The homestay promises you many unique stories and memories. You’ll always remember wearing traditional Nepali dress, cooking and eating local recipes, and laughing with your host family. You may even get the chance to plant rice in the field with your host family, collect fruit and vegetables from their garden, or learn Nepali words. In the community homestays you are treated more than just a guest: you become the part of the family.



How to get there with Public Transport and Private Transport?



Lubra village is around 8 kilometres from the district headquarter of Jomsom with access to domestic flights from Pokhara. However, the village is not on the main road to the Muktinath temple or Kagbeni village.



It can be accessed via Private jeep in 20 mins from Jomsom apart from the monsoon season. This road is inaccessible in the month of July-September. No public Transport.



NOTE: New road construction is underway to completion and expected to be completed before summer of 2019.



Rooms and Sleeping arrangements



Rooms are with double bed and triple bed with washroom out of sleeping space.  Every house has the capacity to accommodate 4 people and If there is a big group of guests, Guests will be distributed in a group of four into different homes.



Meals



Host Family will prepare homemade food for guests. Guests can experience clean and fresh food out of their host's own field.  Here the food is 100% organic.  Guests get the opportunity to try the local cuisine and drinks.



If you have specific dietary requirements (e.g. Allergies, vegetarian, gluten-free) please advise us when you book your stay with us. Our host families can accommodate your food requirements.)



Communicating with the locals and Host families



Guests can interact with host families in English. Most women in the project are not educated, but there will be always someone who can help to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.



The local people here speak their own language local dialect of the script similar to Tibetan and Nepali. 



Water and Sanitation



In the homestay, you will get fresh spring water from snow cover mountains which is safe to drink. If you don't feel safe you can ask your host to provide boil water for you.  



The locals of are concerned about environmental sanitation, and you will find the town is less polluted. The houses where you will stay are very clean and tidy.



Connectivity and Electricity



Here you will get a limited telephone network. Electricity line is good and alternative solar supply is available in every home. No charging device in case of solar back up in emergencies.



Climate



Since the Mustang is a mountainous district the weather here is dry, windy and cold in winter. Seasonal snow is common.



Activities



While staying at the homestay guest can enjoy various activities like Horse riding, Wildlife watching of Blue sheep, Musk deer, Common Leopard, Himalayan Wolf etc. Special excursion for snow leopard tracking can be available. You can see Yak breeding and blue ship birthing activities.



Trekking to Tilicho Lake via Mesokanto pass is in short distance and is also possible for  Mountain climbing with gears.



Guests can witness various local festivals on a monthly basis. And involve themselves in household activities.


Includes:

- 2  meals



- Briefing about ancient Bon religion and uniqueness of this small village of Ludak (Lubra).



-Translation during the Cultural program


Excludes:

- Detour



- Cultural program,



- Adventure sports and transportation


East of Kaligandaki river before Kagbeni Village in Mustang

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