Nepal Homestay Villages – Majhthana Village

The area of Majhthana lies to the east of Pokhara, it is a town and Village Development Committee (VDC) in the Kaski District, in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. It is about 8 kilometres via public bus from Pokhara.

At 1,180 metres above sea level, Majhthana is a mixture of beautifully landscaped agricultural terraces and forested areas. To the south lays the impressive freshwater Begnas Lake, the second largest lake in the Pokhara Valley.

Attractions and activities
Majhthana is a jewel for anyone seeking peace and quiet in a beautiful village. The Begna Lake provides options for fishing, boating and picnicking. There is also a permaculture farm in Majhthana that uses sustainable architecture, regenerative habitat and an agricultural system modeled from the natural ecosystem.

Hiking in the area provides an opportunity to see rural Nepal and there are many nice views from Majhthana over the valley to Lake Begna.

Local life
Most people’s main occupation in the area is agriculture and some people have a business. Like many regions in rural Nepal, people also leave to seek work in other countries.

The VDC has one secondary school and two primary level schools.

Majhthana has a range of festival celebrations during the year including Dashain, Tinar, Teej, Loshar, and Janaipurnima. People in the area believe in Hinduism or Buddhism.

How to get there
Buses run approximately every three hours from Pokhara and if convenience is a priority, taxis are available from Pokhara that take about 20 minutes.

HOST FAMILIES

Family Bastola
Head of Family Badanath Bastola
Contact Family Member Badanath Bastola
Ward No 6 Tole Bastolagam
The Bastola family offers 5 rooms for guests (with 5 beds total). In the five-member family they have three people able to speak English. They have a toilet, bathroom and water facilities. The family depends on agriculture and produces many tomatoes.

Family Bastola
Head of Family Shaligram Bastola
Contact Family Member Shaligram Bastola
Ward No 6 Tole Bastolagam
The Bastola family offers 5 rooms for guests (with 5 beds total). In the five-member family they are all able to speak English. They have a toilet, bathroom and water facilities. The two daughters and one son are studying, while Shaligram and his wife Bishnumaya work in the field. They depend on agriculture for their livelihood.

Family Bastola
Head of Family Suryamahan Bastola
Contact Family Member Suryamahan Bastola or Sitadevi Bastola
Ward No 6 Tole Shayankhudi
The Bastola family offers 10 rooms for guests (with 6 beds total). In the six-member family they have two people able to speak English. They have a toilet, bathroom and water facilities. One son and a daughter-in-law both have jobs and another son has gone abroad to work. Surymahan and his wife work on an organic agricultural farm.

Family Bastola
Head of Family Dhodacharya Bastola
Contact Family Member Sabirti Bastola
Ward No 6 Tole Shayankhudi
The Bastola family offers 6 rooms for guests (with 6 beds total). In the five-member family they have two people who are able to speak English. They have a toilet, bathroom and water facilities. The children are studying and Dhodacharya and his wife Sabirti main occupation is agriculture.

Family Bastola
Head of Family Ramparsad Bastola
Contact Family Member Ramparsad Bastola
Ward No 6 Tole Shayankhudi
The Bastola family offers 6 rooms for guests (with 6 beds total). In the four-member family everyone is able to speak English. They have a toilet, bathroom and water facilities. The children are both studying and Ramparsad and his wife Malati are farmers.