Simply homestay means home + stay and the meaning is a stay at a home which is like a hotel. Where tourist stays there. The main objective is to get close to the lifestyle of local people with families and get involved in the warm hospitality & mesmerizing with the locals to give you a memorable experience. Homestay also helps to raise economic status by income through tourism. It will be a sustainable income source through tourism. It also supports discovering culture, crafts, and lifestyle. The homestay comes with tourism. It is also for promoting tourism. Nepal also announces the year 2020 as a visit Nepal year and the country took to welcome 2 million tourists in the year.

Today here I am writing about homestay, especially homestay in Dolakha.

Welcoming to the guest

About Dolakha, Nepal

Dolakha, often known as Dolkha or Dholkha, a part of Province No. 3, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Charikot as its district headquarters. It is a district with a strong religious affiliation. It is popularly known amongst most Nepalese for the temple of Dolakha Bhimeshawor. It is surrounded by hills and mountains. A Tamakoshi river divided it into 2 parts.

The name Dolkha arose from the Sherpa community. In the Sherpa┬┤s language “DO” means stone (dhunga), “LA” means in (maa), and “KHA” means face (mukh) which means “Face in Stone” (dunga ma mukh).

Source: wikipedia.org

Some of the major attractions of Dolakha.

  1. Rolwaling mountain range
  2. Dolakha Bhimeswor temple
  3. Beding
  4. Lapchi
  5. Sailung
  6. Kalinchok
  7. Tamakoshi river
  8. Jiri
  9. Lamabagar

Climate and Weather in Dolakha

Dolakha district lies in the hilly and mountain region of Nepal. The Himalayas act as a barrier to the cold winds blowing from Central Asia. But there is no seasonal constraint on traveling in Nepal. The best time to have the clearest skies with brilliant views in autumn. Every time of the year has something beautiful to offer. Therefore, Dolakha can be visited the whole year-round.

Homestays in Dolakha

Here I am going to mentions those places which I know about homestays in Dolakha. In the view of country there were many homestays in many places. According to communityhomestay.com there were 19 homestays community. You can also check the whole homestay list at https://www.communityhomestay.com/homestays. Besides of having well-facilitated hotels and lodges rural area of this district have well-facilitated homestays. To promote tourism homestays are the basic steps. As the rural areas are not capable of having large hotels homestays are fit for these areas. 40 homestays are there in different 7 villages i.e. Chhipung of Kalinchok RM 1, Bigu, Aalampu of Bigu RM, Tasinam, Luwangsa(Hulak), Marbu, Sikpaswor of Gaurishankar RM, Pumpa of Jiri municipality and Dolakha bazaar of Bhimeswor municipality 2. 1 room is separated for homestay by each house. Except for Dolakha bazaar homestay all the homestays are supported by Gaurishankar Conservation Area Projects (GCAP). In next step GCAP will add some homestay in Lamabagar, Lumnang, and Lapchi of Bigu Rural municipality which is the hotspot for tourism in Dolakha as said by Project chief Satya Narayan Shah.

Homestay gives you accommodation facility. One homestay has a single room and in that single room, 2 beds are attached. These homestays also have a menu list of food items. They prioritize for local available food for the guest. Guests also loved the local food. In this homestay village, they are also preparing a traditional culture programs to show which attract more.

Homestay lists of different places of Dolakha.

Homestay village map of Dolakha District

List of Homestay village with contact

Marbu, Gaurishankar Rural municipality 7, Dolakha

S.N. Name of homestay owner Address Contact no. Capacity
1 Mingma Sherpa Gaurishankar-7, Marbu 9840611784 2
2 Dolma Sherpa Gaurishankar-7, Marbu 9848847973 2
3 Chyangli Sherpa Gaurishankar-7, Marbu 9614947542 2
4 Nimleki Sherpa Gaurishankar-7, Marbu 9844302871 2
5 Shanti Sherpa Gaurishankar-7, Marbu 9866591693 2
6 Minu Sherpa Gaurishankar-7, Marbu 9866400072 2
7 Maya Sherpa Gaurishankar-7, Marbu 9844374927 2
8 Ngimlamu Sherpa Gaurishankar-7, Marbu 9841002025 2
9 Chandika Gurung Gaurishankar-7, Marbu 9846685687 2
10 Dalamu Sherpa Gaurishankar-7, Marbu 9860961985 2
Homestay village board attached in house.

Chankhu, Gaurishankar Rural municipality 6, Dolakha

S.N. Name of homestay owner Address Contact no. Capacity
1 Lamu Sherpa Gaurishankar RM-6, Luwangsa 9619247048 2
2 Chhiringlamu Sherpa Gaurishankar RM-6, Luwangsa 9848915119 2
3 Ongchhu Sherpa Gaurishankar RM-6, Luwangsa 9844185608 2
4 Ongnorbu Sherpa Gaurishankar RM-6, Luwangsa 9864224151 2
5 Rimbuti Sherpa Gaurishankar RM-6, Luwangsa 9849427324 2
6 Jangmu Sherpa Gaurishankar RM-6, Luwangsa 9865597091 2
7 Nemgima Sherpa Gaurishankar RM-6, Luwangsa 9614954133 2

Kalinchok, Kalinchok Rural municipality 1, Dolakha

S.N. Name of homestay owner Address Contact no. Capacity
1 Bir Bahadur Thami Kalinchok RM-1, Chhipung 9840761280 2
2 Laldhoj Thami Kalinchok RM-1, Chhipung 9863201010 2
3 Lal Bahadur Thami Kalinchok RM-1, Chhipung   2

Aalampu, Bigu Rural municipality 6, Dolakha

S.N. Name of homestay owner Address Contact no. Capacity
1 Damenti Thami Bigu Rural municipality-6, Aalampu   2
2 Prakash Thami Bigu Rural municipality-6, Aalampu   2
3 Susmita Thami Bigu Rural municipality-6, Aalampu   2
4 Dhal Bahadur Thami Bigu Rural municipality-6, Aalampu   2
5 Tulmaya Thami Bigu Rural municipality-6, Aalampu   2
6 Bhimkumari Thami Bigu Rural municipality-6, Aalampu   2
7 Sharmila Thami Bigu Rural municipality-6, Aalampu   2

Bigu, Bigu Rural municipality 7, Bigu

S.N. Name of homestay owner Address Contact no. Capacity
1 Pasanglahmu Sherpa Bigu Rural municipality-7, Bigu   2
2 Sova Magar Bigu Rural municipality-7, Bigu   2
3 Tasidoma Sherpa Bigu Rural municipality-7, Bigu   2
4 Paldoma Sherpa Bigu Rural municipality-7, Bigu   2
5 Rina Sherpa Bigu Rural municipality-7, Bigu   2

Pumpa, Jiri municipality 1, Dolakha

S.N. Name of homestay owner Address Contact no. Capacity
1 Surya Bahadur Basnet Jiri municipality-1, Pumpa 9744068672 2
2 Purna Sherpa Jiri municipality-1, Pumpa 9849121894 2
3 Jima Sherpa Jiri municipality-1, Pumpa 9849411602 2
4 Rudra Bahadur Karki Jiri municipality-1, Pumpa 9741457010 2
5 Pasangdoma Sherpa Jiri municipality-1, Pumpa 9744028689 2

Around Dolakha Bazzar, Bhimeswor municipality 2, Dolakha

There are about 20-25 homestay around Dolakha bazzar of Bhimeswor municipality 2.

Registered Homestay in Nepal

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