Welcome to our jungle homestay programme. Your placement will be in Ganganaghar village located in Chitwan, close to the Rapti River and the Chitwan National Park. The indigenous people of the Chitwan District are Tharu people. The people of this area are predominantly peasant farmers, cultivating mainly food and crops such as rice, maize, wheat, beans, lentils, mustard and vegetables. The district is the major maize producing area in Nepal.
The Chitwan National Park is home to lots of wild animals like bears, rhinos, leopards and tigers. Nepal is home to over 887 species of birds and 660 species of butterflies.
Far from the Himalayas, Ganganaghar sits at a mere 100m above sea level and has an extremely pleasant, warm climate (but very hot in summer!) The journey from Kathmandu takes approximately 6-7 hours by bus.
During your stay in Ganganaghar you can learn about Nepali culture and spend time with the villagers who are extremely friendly. You will find that nothing is too much trouble. You can help with the organic garden and look after the many vegetables, fruit trees and even tend to the livestock of goats and chickens. You can also visit local Thura villages nearby and learn about Tharu culture. The Rapti River is also close by and this is well worth a visit.
If you want to add a bit of adventure to your homestay, we can arrange a trip into the Chitwan National Park, where activities like jungle walking safari, jeep safari, canoe ride, bird watching and elephant ride are available. You can also visit the elephant breeding centre and the crocodile breeding centre, so lots to do! Contact us
Jungle excursion package details and costs are available on request. Example itinerary