Passage International : Study Abroad, Experiential Education Program in South Asia

Study Abroad, Experiential Education Program in South Asia

Home Stay

Home stays will be provided in Brabal and some neighboring villages.  Mostly inhabited by Tamang families, these villages fall on the popular Langtang trekking trails. Houses are built in the traditional Tamang style with stone walls, wooden roofs, and carved windows.  Most of the villages are just two days away from Kathmandu – a one-day ride to Dhunche and a few hours walk the next day.

Families mostly include two members, usually grandparents, along with an average of six grandchildren all living under the same roof.  Most of the children can speak some English.

Accommodation and meals are basic.  Students will be served what the family eats except those in the trekkers’ teashop business where they have learnt to make apple pancake and mushroom pizzas!

During your home stay you will find yourself in the company of old people always willing to share their experiences and relay hundreds of interesting stories. Along with the warmth of their company you can savour the local apple beverage.