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The Hyangjakot Community Homestay network includes 13 houses from the Gurung and Dalit groups. Here, the Gurung population, descended from Tibet, dominates culturally. Visitors can experience these mountain dwellers' rural way of life by staying at our homestay.
The homestay can be reached from Pokhara. Catch a local vehicle from Pokhara that travels through Hemja, Milan Chowk, Baas Chowk, Phedi, and finally to Hemjakot.
Hemjakot is a lovely village in the foothills of Mt. Macchapucchare, also known as Fishtail Mountain, to English speakers. It's only a 75-minute drive from Pokhara or a one-hour drive plus a one-hour trek. Hemjakot, rich in cultural authenticity and beautiful views, is an ideal destination from which to admire the majestic Himalayas and better understand the local rural lifestyle.
The spectacular views are another major draw for staying at this homestay. You don't have to go further into the Himalayas to see some of the best, uncrowded views of the high Annapurna Himalayas, particularly Machhapuchhre and Annapurna. The Himalayas and green cultivated hills south of Hemjakot village can be seen north.
The homestays in Hemjakot are built in the traditional Himalayan style, with natural stones from the region. They have an appealing design and allow visitors to appreciate a domestic style of architecture that has been largely overlooked in Nepal's major cities.
The facilities at the Hemjakot Community Homestay are basic, but you will have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Fresh towels, bed sheets, and toilet paper will be provided.