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“Yoga for everyone”. Yoga is practiced in every corner of the world, including Nepal, where it is practiced in almost every village and city. Rich in flora and fauna, Nepal is a beautiful destination for yoga tourists. Come and feel the beauty and silence that inspired the rishis and nurtured the hearts of yogis. Experience traditional rural Nepalese culture, while culturing your inner silence. At Niru  yoga Homestay you can easily go for a walk to the mountains, rivers and waterfalls, and learn the names of the plants and animals. Discover Ayurvedic herbs growing at your feet and learn how to use them. Practice yoga and meditation in peaceful and stunning surroundings.

In today’s world people are forgetting traditional beliefs, cultures and our inner selves. Niru Homestay is preserving the traditions of Nepal and would be honored to show it to everyone visiting. Come to our home and we will provide delicious and traditionally prepared Nepalese food. You will enjoy it and leave refreshed and reconnected.

Who is Niru?

Niru was born in a rural village of Nepal where she grew up learning traditional farming skills. Later in life she became a social worker. She is now married and a mother of two. Niru is a great woman, who is well known among the guests for her infectious smile and hospitality. She loves to prepare food for guests and take care of them in every possible way.

Where is the homestay?

The homestay is located in Nepal in the village of Nagarkot, a small town situated in the beautiful Kathmandu Valley just 22km from Kathmandu airport.
Nagarkot is also just 4km from the world heritage site in Bhaktapur. A 10km drive takes you to the peak of the hills, which is famous for its sunrise and sunset views as well as the snow capped Himalayas.

What can be found at the homestay?

At the homestay you will find a yoga hall, meditation area, supply of hot water in the rooms, nutritious traditionally prepared food, wifi, several fruit trees and a backyard garden. The homestay will be of your service in any way possible and it organizes e.g. Himalayan yoga retreats, jungle trekking, bushwalk, campfires, bird watching, cultural programmes, rafting, tour packages, pickup and drop off services.


Nagarkot yoga homestay provide:

  • Airport pick-up and drop off (payable)
  •  Free FiFi with Laptop friendly workspace
  • 24hr Hot and Cold Shower
  • 3 times Meal (75% organic own farm food)
  • Free parking
  • Single and Shared room and More


  • Check-in: 02:00 P.M.; Check-out: 12:00 A.M.
  • Free High Speed Wi-Fi Internet in Every Room
  • In Room Dining Available from 06:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.
  • Free Local Self Parking Available

Home Stay also Host:

  • ·        Vipassana course (one time a year)
  • ·        Osho meditation teacher training course (one time a year)
  • ·        Ayurveda Teacher training course (one time a year)
  • ·        Mountain yoga retreat 3 times a year
  • ·        Mt. Everest base camp and other mountain treks

-For more details on specific dates please consult this page 



Delightful and unexpected. This is not your ashram experience of yoga. This is far more personal, more grounding. This is an opportunity to engage my mind and body in the familiar depths of my yoga practice and then come out into the world and live it more consciously. Few modern conveniences beyond the shower ad bath. Niru is always warm, smiling and ready with a delicious meal. It’s hard to believe that it was all cooked with a wood fire over a clay stove. Perfect. Her husband, Rajan, led hikes pointing out many wild plants and their healing uses through new and magical terrain. While easy, it was not youaverage walk in the park. I’m looking forward to my next homestay. I’ll be back.


In April 2016, a girl who I met in Thailand knew about Rajan and his family and offered me to contact him to ask if I can stay in his place for the first night. I could- how amazing to start my Nepal trip with a Nepalese family. Rajan promised me to pick me up from the airport and he did. Finally, I stayed one week with him and his amazing family. Always smiling people, amazing food, lovely children, Fresh milk from their cow, a lot of hugs and love. Rajans wife is like sunshine and she cocked so nice food for us, tea or coffee. I cannot remember her face without a big, big smile. The children’s sang and danced for me and I spent a lot of time with them. Grandpa and grandma- I really love them. Our days were full of joy, talking and love and I had the possibility to learn a lot about Nepalese culture. I could ask any question and I also learn some Nepalese language, learned how to milk the cow. Rajan spent a lot of time showing me places like waterfall, nice forest and also Bhaktapur. He supported really poor children in a brick factory happy for one day. We went there and asked what they need and bought copies, pen and toys for them. The whole time I felt like past of the family. Also the brother’s family- Which lives close invited me and showed me nice thing about cooking. I will never forget the time I had and it was really hard to leave. For me it was best start I could have in foreign country with such a different culture. I really love the whole family and they have a big place in my heart forever. It feels like they are my family in Nepal and I really look forward to see and hug Nepal and Rajan and his family who supported me with everything. I needed or wanted to see or to know. I remember this time with a big smile on my face and with much love in my heart. Thank you so much.


“The Bastola family, who runs the beautifully situated homestay, is such a lovely family. They are fun, full of joy and I can only recommend everyone, who wants to experience the true beauty of Nepal and the traditional ways of living in a Nepali village to stay with this wonderful family. Just be prepared, it might be difficult to leave again, as they very easily capture a part of your heart.”


I met Niru-ji and Rajan-ji in Rishikesh (India) where we worked together at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram. Niru is the sweetest woman I’ve ever met, she loves cooking and feeding abundant portions of food to the ashram guests. She loves chanting and kirtan with her has a different flavor. Even though she didn’t speak much English we could communicate with her very easily because she speaks from the heart. She’s Mata-ji! I love her to pieces! Rajan is Niru’s husband and as a couple they make a perfect divine match. You can see how they love each other, support each other and devote to each other. Rajan is a great worker, he does everything so fast and efficiently and he’s multitasking, he can do pretty much everything! He has a great heart too and I love him to pieces too! I will never forget their friendship. I miss their beautiful kids too! After the earthquake in Nepal last year I suggested the yoga family to help them and raise some money to rebuild their family house that had been destroyed. Their new home stay is the result of this crowd funding. It comes from love and union of this wonderful Akhanda yoga family. We are all ONE! Staying with Niru and Rajan at their new home stay will just be a wonderful experience as I know how they look after their guests with love and pure hearts. Simple things are the sweetest gift. Hari Om


I suggest to all travellers who are looking for home far from home to meet Niru and his family. She has a deeply good-heart skill, she is a very good cooker and has an every-day smiley that really catch your heart. Love you.