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Apart from trekking, climbing, safari, and excursions, we can also organize special holidays for tourists who want to spend time with Nepalese families, get to know their everyday life, customs, and traditions. This is one of the best ways to experience the lifestyle of the rural population. During such holidays, you stay in the house with the family. The hosts will prepare regional dishes and serve them in the traditional way. Daily lunch and dinner are made up of rice and lentils soup. Rural cuisine and the way it is prepared are very different from the way they are perceived. Most families cook using clay wood-fired stoves. Every day, farmers go out into their fields to grow and harvest crops and raise animals such as cows, buffaloes, goats, etc. The Nepalese countryside is completely different from what most people imagine, so it's a good idea to spend a few days there on this unique trip if time allows. If you would like to have a close look at how they live their daily lives, then such a trip will be the best opportunity to do so.
  
Nepal is an agricultural country and many families depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, as around 70 percent of Nepal's population is made up of farmers.
During your stay, these people will work in the household, plant or harvest, care for their animals as per usual – the days will pass in their normal rhythm. Rice, wheat, barley, maize, millet, rapeseed, mustard seed, soya, potatoes, tomatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, beans, etc. – these are the main crops grown in the Nepalese countryside. You will spend several days surrounded by charming arable terraces. They are a characteristic feature of the Nepalese landscape.
It is best to go to the Nepalese countryside in autumn or winter because of the comfortable temperature, lack of rainfall and perhaps even the possibility of giving your hosts a hand during the harvest. In the spring and monsoon summer, there is high humidity, it is hot, and during the monsoon, it is also rainy, ever-present flies and mosquitoes will accompany you literally all the time – so this is not the best time for rural excursions. However, if you want to see how the rice field is being prepared for planting or simply actively participate in the process, you need to go there in the spring or in the monsoon season.
  
The main source of income for Nepalese farmers is the sale of surplus cereals, fruit, and vegetables. Every family also keeps some farm animals for additional income: cows, buffaloes, goats or hens can be sold at a good price to prop up the household budget. Like everywhere else, buffalos and cows are, of course, used to produce milk and milk products.
In Nepal, goat and poultry are the most commonly consumed meats, however, Buddhists also eat buffalo meat and pork. The followers of Hinduism do not eat beef, pork or buffalo meat. There are many vegetarians and vegans in Nepal.
To sum up – a holiday with a Nepalese family in their home is the best way to experience the things you won't find in any Nepalese city.
So, if you’re interested in this side of Nepal – let us know. We are here for you and at your disposal.