Home-stay: Assessment in Lwang Ghalel

  • Mandira Thapaliya
  • Ganga Sagar Rai
  • Abhash Shrestha
  • Binaya Parajuli
  • Ojeswee Pande
Keywords: home-stay tourism

Abstract

Home-stay tourism is a community-based programme introduced by the Government of Nepal, where tourists can have interaction and direct experience of the day-to-day life of the community. The concept of home-stay addresses the theme of eco-tourism in Nepal. The programme’s preliminary positive impact on women, local economy, environment, children and the community shows the effectiveness of the home-stay approach. This approach preserves the rural lifestyle, culture and identity. A growing number of locals are operating the home-stay programme, offering tourists a window into their local culture in areas without hotels.

This paper briefly outlines the findings of a field research on the different aspects of home-stay tourism in Wards 2 and 3 of Lwang Ghalel Village Development Committee in Kaski district1. The study includes aspects which both help promote as well as adversely affect the operation of home-stay in the study area.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7382

Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 105-140

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2013-01-13
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Thapaliya, M., Rai, G., Shrestha, A., Parajuli, B., & Pande, O. (2013). Home-stay: Assessment in Lwang Ghalel. Nepal Tourism and Development Review, 2(1), 105-140. https://doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7382
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Issues & Research Notes