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Patlekhet Community Homestay
Patlekhet, Nepal
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  • Patlekhet Community Homestay
  • Patlekhet Community Homestay
  • Patlekhet Community Homestay
  • Patlekhet Community Homestay
  • Patlekhet Community Homestay
  • Patlekhet Community Homestay
  • Patlekhet Community Homestay
  • Patlekhet Community Homestay
  • Patlekhet Community Homestay
  • Patlekhet Community Homestay
  • Patlekhet Community Homestay

 

If you are interested in knowing real Nepal how it process from traditional life to ultra-urban life and want to taste both lives instantly, only one and a half an hour vehicle journey by vehicle (42.6 km)from Kathmandu Valley is enough. This is big speciality carried by Patlekhet Homestay as it is much nearer to Kathmandu valley, yet carries totally different livelihood representing major village life of Nepal.

Patelekhet community homestay is one of the registered community homestays of Kavre Palanchowk district comprising 16 heartily welcoming houses. Homestay is run under legal authorization and registered in Department of Tourism, and Office of District Administration since 2011 A.D.  and recently registered in inland revenue office as well.Running with the motto “Far from your home, but close to your heart”is truly implemented just you enter the community homestay “Patlekhet” as every faces of people with smiling face always ready to welcome you from open heart, sensation of living in an authentic experience, like you shall only receive in a home.

Being an organic farming village, here you can enjoy organic foods, fruit, vegetables and various menus of organic products. You can enjoy the folk songs, cultural dance and many other traditional activities with the local people. 'Panche Baja', a set of traditional music instruments, almost extinticing musical instrument, is the main attraction of the culture show. 

A breathtaking mountain view of Mt. Jugal, Mt. Ganesh and other mountains make your stay even better. Terrace farming and organic agricultural farm can be interesting to know about the traditional agricultural system of Nepal, especially dairy production and chicken farm. Patlekhet is a perfect choice for your perfect stay where nature, culture, and tradition meet at a place.

What to Expect
You are living in real village life of Nepal, very much close to nature and so much close to people hearts. People make you comfortable from the very beginning and you feel you are one of them after all humanity connects instantly. The village is rising from the devasting earthquake of 2015 and simply your presence counts all lot for beautiful hopes and smiles.

Your morning rises with the bright sun and the range of series of mountains, shivering blowing wind and cloud covers the village and you can view this captivating scene from your homestay window. Surely, this feeling gives you eternal peace and gets connected back to origin and nature. Wherever you are your comfort is always concerned, thus basic facilities rooms are provided with clean, hygienic bathrooms.

You will be served organic meal 3 times with simply local taste and host family is very much concerned about your dietary requirements e.g. vegetarian /vegan etc. You can participate in meal making process with the host family and we are sure you cannot control taking the recipes back to your home. You are surely enjoying traditional cow and cattle farming, milking by oneself, testing fat saturation of milk by oneself. You can enjoy planting fruits and vegetables in one season and next season when you come you surely enjoy ripe fruits planted by self and meal made from own planted plants in terrace farming.( unmeasurable  and unexplainable happiness )

After all, you will be able to see natural beauty when your heart is happy and people here make you loved, cared with great hospitability and nature offers you inexpressible beauty. The best part of community homestay is you are living in the community, not only with host family only, as you are welcomed by the community, offer the cultural show in the community and every home visit of the community enjoying milking, plantation and other livelihoods in the community.

How your visit helps our community.
Very inspiring move done by community homestay is all homestay profit does not go to host family, 15% revenue is held by community and invested in community school improvement, local cultural preservation moves like buying an ethnic musical instrument, training to ethnic groups about cultural dance and music. Homestay has not reached to mass tourism, thus if achieved targeted revenue community homestay have the further plan of helping the community to recover from the devasting earthquake of  2015 Nepal, investing in other families accommodation and bathrooms in communities so they are able to serve tourist and get included in the homestay program.

Women empowerment is also the main motto of community homestay. Women learn enterpeurnship and managerial skill as they manage all household activities and ready for the welcome program, cultural program, and management of income from homestay program as women receive the income of homestay from family. All age people actively participate in the community program. We will notice aged people (hajurbuwa& hajuraama) participating energetically in the cultural and traditional program and translating ethnic culture to youth generation.

The whole village is very much concerned about clean, hygienic and greenery based environment and we find Dustbin in local streets. We can see the solar panel, biogas, animal husbandry, milk collection and fat saturation checking centre, thus developing self – dependent community and some portion of the credit goes to homestay program.

Within 5 years of legal operation it has served around 500 guests and 400 local guests.

How To Get There with Public Transport

If you are willing to take a local bus from Kathmandu, you should first go to Ratna Park Bus station(http://goo.gl/vFU9s9), which also known as Old Bus Park (Puraano Bus Park). You can take a ticket and take a bus from there to Banepa approximate bus fare ( Nrs50). The bus goes through Koteshower, then Bhaktapur and then finally reaches Banepa in 1 hour. From Banepa bus station you have to change buses and take a ticket ( Nrs. 35)at the counter for Dhapcha  Bakunde Besi and ask your conductor to drop in the way in Patlekhet homestay just 30 minutes from Banepa bus station.

How To Get There with Private Transport

We can assist you with organizing private transport to Patlekhet. The cost of private transport from Kathmandu to Patlekhet costs $52 two way ktm-Patlekhet-ktm.
Alternatively, you can arrange your own private transport Patlekhet with a taxi or driver. 

Rooms and Sleeping Arrangements

Altogether there are 23 operating rooms in 16 houses (12 fully operating, 4 semi – furnished) that can accommodate 36 people at once. The rooms are small and simply furnished including everything you need like bed sheets, warm blanket covers and pillow covers, mirror, cloth stand, tea table. In some of the houses, there are twin beds whereas in some there are double beds. Local mattresses are placed on simple wooden beds. 
Water jugs (providing clean, boiled water) and glasses are placed on the table inside the rooms, and you will also find bathroom towels for use. Rooms are simply carpeted or boarded and each room has a dustbin either inside it or by the side of the door. Some houses provide with standing fan for the summer season.
Natural cool air more betterly substitutes the air – conditioner need and guest feel much relax in simple living in the lap of nature provided facility.

If for any reason you are unhappy with your homestay or you have any requests that the host family can’t help you with you can either call the main office (01-4444376/78/79) or contact with community homestay manager of Patlekhet.

Bathrooms 


Most of the houses have western bathrooms, however, only a few  (4 houses) have attached bathroom adjoined to the guest room. Although bathrooms are not adjoined to the guest room they are closely attached to staying home. Most of the houses have now installed solar panels so you can enjoy a hot shower. In those houses where there is no hot shower facility you can inform the host earlier so that they can provide you with a bucket full of hot water for your shower.

The bathrooms are clean. Toilet paper, hand washes and soaps are kept in the bathroom, however toothpaste, conditioner and shampoo should be carried by guest themselves.

Meals

You will be provided three meals each day, breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks in between.

One thing that is common whole over Nepal is that morning starts with a  cup of hot tea.

Breakfast: Kheer(Rice Pudding), fried potatoes, boiled eggs, milk

Lunch: Dal, Bhat, tarkari( Rice, pulse, Seasonal vegetable)

Snacks: Fried Maize and Soybean and Gundruk pickle is famous among Nepalese.

Dinner:  Again dal, Bhat, tarkari, pickle is the daily diet of Nepalese people. However, in the village area Maize Rice and Gundruk ko tarkari, puri, rotis are also the main substitutes for rice.

You will surely love all food cuisines and ask for recipe to get back to home and try it.

All ingredients for the meals come from the either the host’s terrace farming or animal husbandry. The foods are truly organic, fresh, hygienic and served less or more spicy as per your request. If you have specific dietary requirements e.g. allergies, vegetarian, gluten-free please advise us on your booking. Our host families can also accommodate your food requirements with many Nepali dishes being available in vegetarian and non-veg. options.

Communicating With Locals/Families

The youth of every host house can assist you easily with fluent English during morning and evening time, however during daytime communication is mostly with women of the community and they are not much comfortable with the international language, yet can assist you with broken English.

There is a great opportunity for learning the local language with these native people and you feel really exciting learning language full of emotion and with different local proverbs.

Water and Sanitation

Water used for drinking, cooking and other daily activities is the groundwater originated from forest source managed through traditional tap known as Dhunge Dharo. With 24 hours access to clean, pure and hygienic water from the lap of forests and rocks rejoice your taste bud terrific taste of water itself.  The room is provided with a jug of water always and you can ask sufficient water (boiled water as well) access for drinking and cleaning purpose.Host family can provide you with mineral water bottles (if needed) with extra charge.

Each host family is very much concerned in sanitation and solid and liquid waste are properly managed despite being animal husbandry and cattle rearing attached to staying house.  For community hygiene you can find community dustbin just nearby few minutes distance.

Connectivity & Electricity

Bestest connection with nature, people, tradition in Patlekhet does not give you time for thinking about Internet connection, however sometimes you need pure disconnection from wifi to feel what surrounding offers and living and enjoying the live moment. This opportunity is provided to you by this village. However, in few houses and community hall Wi-Fi is being installed and you can have reasonable 3G cell phone connectivity most of time and places.

You can enjoy any channels national and international like BBC, National Geography, Sports Channel with the host family in the shared living room.

Climate

Patlekhet lies in 1554 m high from the sea level and shares subtropical climate of the average annual temperature of 18C. The most rejuvenating climate in Patlkehet occurs from mid –August to October and mid – February to May. The warmest months last from June to August and heaviest rainfall may occur during these months. Coldest months are from November to February where the temperature might fall to 0 C at night, however the days are warm and sunny (18-24C).

Best Period of the year to visit the place.

The speciality of Patlekhet is that it is always feasible to pack your bags for Patlekhet due to its cool climate prevailing throughout the year. However,  Mid-August to October is the most rejuvenating season with the cool morning and not too much hot.

Festivals celebrated:

Specific in homestays

Asad (June –July):    1st fifteen days however it is extending up to month according to seasonal rainfall. Mud Festival: Rice plantation day

Bhadra :( August/September): You should not miss Teej, the national festival for Nepalese women where they share their grievance and all their surrounding life in song and dance. It is generally celebrated one day however it is extended up to month due to its popularity.

Asoj & Kartik (September /October).This season is itself festival with medium climate, the most enjoyable climate of all over Nepal. Nepalese national festival of 15 days Dashain and 5 days Tihar falls under this season.

Mangsir (November /December): Rice cutting month enjoying just like rice plantation month.

Magh: (January –February).1st Magh is also the big day for Nepalese. Specific food variety is prepared for this day.

Falgun: ( February-March) This is most colourful month among all due to big two festival falling under this monthMahashivaratri and holi.  The whole mass of people gathering all over from Nepal, most part of India and Hindu followers all over from Nepal, Nago babas and Trishul in their internal parts you cannot see anywhere in any part of the world except here. Holi is the most colourful festival in world, much enjoyed festival in Nepal

The nearby town of 1-hour vehicle ride from homestays.

Baisakh (April-May) Bisket Jatra Celebrated for 7 days with full of colours for celebrating New Year of Nepal.    40 minutes from homestay in nearby town Bhaktapur

Sharawan (July-August) Gai Jatra celebrating for 7 days, big festival for Kathmandu valley and adjoining villages. 40  minutes from homestay in nearby town Bhaktapur

Poush: (December-January).You can feel Christmas is celebrated just like your home country in most of the cities like Kathmandu,  Bhaktapur  - 40 minutes from homestay

Activities

Patlekhet offers diversified activities both in host families activities and community families. Activities are divided into activities included in basic cost and activities included in the extra cost.

Activities in basic cost: Guest can choose from following activities and host family try to assist in more and more activities as far as possible.

Meal preparation with host families: Guest can actively participate in breakfast to dinner preparation of typical Nepali taste and learn cooking style and take recipe back to home. In meanwhile guest can learn about fuel, energies like bio-gas (fuel produced from the dung of animals and human), Chulo system (mud stove and firewood)   used for preparing the meal.

Milking activities:  Each host house offers you milking cows’ experience. Try it you will surely feel the shivering experience.

Community visit: During community visit, you can enjoy terrace farming, ploughing field, and plantation and learn about varieties of fruits and vegetables. You can learn about the traditional style of farming like using ox (Cow male version) and special halo for ploughing the field.It can be great exciting. Special if you are in mid of June you can enjoy rice (national food) plantation also called mud festival (bit exciting playing with mud and celebrating the season of planting our national food.

Vegetable Oil / Butter, Ghee) Preparation: Every morning each family of community makes vegetable oil from the stored milk of last evening, raw milk is churned in special wood made vessel “ dekii” and milk segregated into the water and raw butter.

Preparing ancient leaf plates (Tapari Gasne): For the ritual purpose and in festive needs people still prepare leaf plates from special leaf (Salko pat). You will enjoy learning making these plates and same plates are used to serve snacks (Makki bhatamas, gundruk) during the daytime.

Short hiking to nearby hills: Few minutes hiking to nearby hills give you the pleasure of beautiful sunrise and sunset view.

Seti Devi/Kali Devi Temple visit: These temples carry special beliefs of people and people have different story to tell about its magical activities

Dress in Nepali ethnic dresses: You feel fascinated and overwhelmed while mirroring you in ethnic Nepali dresses with decorating yourself with special decoration of Nepali tika, pote, gajal.

Packing for Your Trip

If you are staying in Patlekhet don’t forget to bring a warm jacket with you during winter (October to April). A sandal or light shoe for walking around the town is recommended. If you are visiting Patlekhet during June /July don’t forget to bring along an umbrella or rain jacket. Also, bring sunglasses, sunblock, hats and trekking shoes if you are thinking of hiking.

• A warm jacket.
A sandal or light shoe for walking through the town.
• Hiking boots if you plan to hike in the hills.

• Umbrella or rain jacket just in case
• Sunblock/sunhats/sunglasses
• Insect repellant

• Toiletries

 

Suggested Itinerary/Trip

 Alternative 1: 01 Night & 02 Days Program:

Day 01: Drive Patlekhet – Welcome –Lunch – Village Visit – Visit Dairy Centre - Cooking with Host - Dinner

On arrival at the Homestay, Cordial reception by homestay members. Briefing about activities. After Lunch, Village walk for about 3 hrs & Evening, visit Cow Farm and involve in cow milking after which visit Dairy Centre. Later, get involved in household activities including cooking Dinner

Day 02: Early morning, visit Kalidevi Temple – Breakfast – Hike Namo Buddha – Back to Homestay – Lunch - Farewell

After breakfast, start your hike to Namo Buddha which takes around 1.5-2 hrs. After the visit of Thrangu TashiYangtse Monastery, walk back for about 1 hr to Patlekhet Homestay from different walking trail & Lunch at Homestay.After Lunch, Farewell Program by homestay members and drive back to Kathmandu

Alternative 2:  2 Nights & 03 Days Program:

Day 01: Drive Patlekhet – Welcome –Lunch – Village Visit – Cooking with Host - Dinner

On arrival at the Homestay, Cordial reception by homestay members.Briefing about activities. After Lunch, Village walk for about 3 hrs. Evening, visit Cow Farm and involve in cow milking after which visit Dairy Centre and prepare dinner with the host family. Dinner

Day 02: Breakfast – Hike Namo Buddha – Back to Homestay –Lunch – Ancient leaf plate making – Visit view tower for sunset view – Ghee making process - Dinner

After breakfast, start your hike to Namo Buddha which takes around 1.5-2 hrs.After the visit of Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, walk back for about 1 hr to Patlekhet Homestay from different walking trail & lunch in the homestay. Later, get involved in Ancient leaf plate making process.Sunset View from the village & Household actives including vegetable cutting, cooking & ghee making process.Dinner

Day 03: Early morning Sunrise and Mountain Views – Temple Visit – Breakfast - Farewell

(Views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, Saksufurwa Himal, etc.)

Temple Visit Breakfast (Rice Pudding, Fried Alu, Eggs, Tea) Farewell Programme and Departure for Kathmandu


 

Includes:

• 4 meals if the guest gets back to homestay after Namo Buddha hike, otherwise 3 meals if guests departed from Namo Buddha hike directly.



• Hiking around nearby hills for sunrise/sunset view and 360-degree view of the whole village.



• Seasonal activities of organic terrace farming and animal husbandry.


Excludes:

• Transport to and from the homestay



• Personal expenses e.g. purchase of snacks/personal items



• Seasonal activities


An organic farming village, here you can enjoy organic foods, fruit, vegetables and various menus of organic products.

  • The homestay is located in a very beautiful and mesmerizing Patlekhet. The houses are built typically with the touch of Nepali village life. The rooms are small. The beds are simple with local mattresses. The rooms are simply furnished. This adds authenticity to your stay. The houses are scattered within the community. As Patlekhet is an organic and agriculture based village you are close to the earth all the time. You have nice views of fields from your rooms. There are western toilets in some houses whereas there are squat toilet in some rooms. Staying with the local families in their houses is the best way to explore the local lifestyle.
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+ 'Panche Baja' Show
+ Organic Farm Visit
+ Agricultural Training
+ Organic Farm Visit(1-2 Pax)
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Had a wonderful stay with my hosts in Patlekhet. It exceeded my expectation. My host Rabindra is a wonderful guy and he explained me alot about his culture and village.

Glad to be here. Would recommend it to everyone.

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Had a wonderful stay with my hosts in Patlekhet. It exceeded my expectation. My host Rabindra is a wonderful guy and he explained me alot about his culture and village.

Glad to be here. Would recommend it to everyone.

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