All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5000 m (Swoyambhu)
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 36069
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Last Updated: February 16, 2020
Welcome to our farm and family. We are established as small organic farmers with our parents since 1995, working with Himalayan Permaculture Center based in Surkhet (western part of Nepal). We are a permaculture family with two generation, three of us have our PDC but we are all invested in our land. We are five and three of us speak quite good English but our parent English is simpler, so you will learn some Nepali!
If you want to discover the traditional Nepali lifestyle and learn about culture and festival in the Katmandu valley, and also in the same time learn and share your knowledge about permaculture, you are at the good place!
Only fifteen minutes by taxi from Thamel (you can also come by bus). You are more than welcome in this nice place that looks like a village.
On our land, we grow many different classic vegetables (Tomato, cucumber, peas, potato, onion, garlic…) and we also grow some cereals (wheat, rice…) using Fukuoka system(No Tilling Farming) and System of Rice Intensification(SRI). We also have different fruit trees planted as a small food forest (avocado, peach, plum,...).
We have a composting place and we manage our bio gas from cow dung and human excrement, that we use to cook!
We love animals so we have one cow with one baby, few ducks and chickens and a young friendly dog. Every morning and evening, you can see the milking cow.
Here, you will enjoy the traditional Nepali food (not vegetarian but adaptable) and you are also welcome to cook your cuisine and learn to cook Nepali cuisine, like dal-bhaat or Mo-Mo. We will provide you a simple but good accommodation including wifi.
We are a small structure so we ask a contribution like Rs500 (US$5) per night for all the food and accommodation. And if you like to work on the field, we can share this magic experience. Volunteer work consist animal care, planting and transplanting, weeding and harvesting, compost management.
Our farm is a demonstration farm and doesn't have a big land so we don`t have much work. For your excess time you can visit Monkey Temple (it's really close, 10min walking), White Gumba (a holy place for buddism) and hike in some hill nearby. We also have a Patanjali Ayurved near by us where you can learn or do the Yoga class every morning 2 hours for free. Volunteers are expected to live as a member of the family.
We are used to receive many woofers so don’t be shy to contact us.
We hope to see you soon.
We can also arrange your airport pick up or drop off if you need.
How To Get Here?
Take the bus or micro bus up to kharkhana chowk near to the *Swoyambhu Chowk (three statue of budha near the monkey temple, on ring road) and walk straight west from Kharkhana Chowk (Way to White Ghumba) *Swotantra margh and keep walking a kilometer, you will find our farm on left with a big avocado tree in front of the house.
Address: Rani Pati village, near Sita Paila Temple (W.no.4), Kathmandu, Nepal
Just 1.5 km from Ring Road at Swoyambhunath
From airport you can take the green bus up to *Swoyambhu Chowk.