Please note – these 4 websites all redirect to the same place: Niru Yoga Homestay with yoga retreat center, by Rajan Bastola.



“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.

Note: Niru Yoga Homestay with Meditation Retreat Center and Nagarkot Yoga Homestay are located at the same place and follow the same activities. The different names refer to the different buildings, which are next to each other.

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
  • Daily Yoga Class
  • Meditation in Jungle
  • Local Sightseeing
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • River walk and Waterfall visit
  •  Mountain Yoga Retreat

Home Stay also Host:

  • ·        Vipassana course (one time a year)
  •          Yoga Teacher Training (200hr, 300hr & 500hr every month)
  • ·        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.

Tashateh (Tripadvisor) 's avatar Tashateh (Tripadvisor) Philippines

Staying with Niru's family made my stay in Nepal much more memorable. Niru makes such hearty vegetarian meals and you'll never go hungry while you're there. Rajan showed me around, helped me book a local flight and taught me how to take the local bus. The kids are a sweet bunch as well. I enjoyed listening to their stories and watching them dance - one of their favorite pastimes. Will definitely visit again when I go back!

Barcelona (Tripadvisor) 's avatar Barcelona (Tripadvisor) Spain

The last part of my Nepal trip I stayed at the Bastola family's house in Kharapati down Phedi. From Bhaktapur I took a local bus, about 20 mins, the bus stops very closeby. The accommodation is in clean, spacious rooms, with brand new bathrooms. Most of the food they serve comes from their land, though what they offer quiet one sided (think Dal Bhaat), but comes from a good heart. At the time I was staying, no yoga teacher was there, so no yoga. Rajan does know yoga very well and he has heeps of contacts as he was a manager at a Rishikesh yoga ashram in India, but he does no teach. For me the big plus was to a peek into local family life and talk about Nepali customs and culture with Rajan. Add to this the green hills (he took me to a nice waterfall in the direct surroudings.) and agricultural lifestyle the village is living. It made a good closure of my Nepal trip. Better than staying in noisy, dusty Thamel. The airport is quiet closeby.

Akiko Haruna (Tripadvisor) 's avatar Akiko Haruna (Tripadvisor) USA

Highly recommended!! The house is in the proximity from Kathmandu, just 1 hour from there, yet clean air and fresh water in middle of peaceful farmlands, next to mountains. It seems if in the right season, you can even see a bit of Himalayas with some mountain walk from their home! I would say come stay here instead if you have time to spend in Kathmandu to be exhausted in caos.... Kathmandu city's air is not quite for human's lung.. I got badly sick after a week.. Also Nagarkot was too touristy and exploited, to me personally. So it was fine I visited there only daytime.... I stayed for 2 days with the family - who is so warm and hospitable, you will experience what a simple and happy family life with no complication is like. The daughter Nikita is a sabby young lady who was a great companion to me. The host's wife is such a lovely lady. The family knows what yoga culture is by their past working experience in Rishkesh's ashram and takes care of customers' holistic health in rural Nepalise' way. The best is 3 yummiest meals made by organic food they grow at their farm + fresh water from mountain !! If you realize how prevalent chemical-ladden food is in Asia and how it silently affects your gut,,, the most precious is home-grown organic food, really. I felt so healed by their prana-filled veges pulses after eating restraunt food in India etc for long long time. No wonder the family looks uber-healthy. The host Rajan is a nature lover and a patient hiking guide. He took me to a peaceful walk to a local waterfall and pineforest meditation. It was so so healing as well. After my lung being knocked down by Kathmandu city, being able to breathe air deep from the bottom of my lung, and total silence in forests, was a real treasure.. The accommodation is modern clean (even a bit too modern for me :)) and comfy. If not joining in a retreat they organize, do your own yoga and meditation. There are good spots in nature around there.

naniboudha (Tripadvisor) 's avatar naniboudha (Tripadvisor)

Stayed 4 days with the lovely family and it was great... Best organic food ( possibility to take cooking classes), very nice room and facilities, nice place to explore nature, nagarkot etc. and to get in touch with family and cultural life... Will definitively come back next time!

Samina (Tripadvisor) 's avatar Samina (Tripadvisor) Denmark

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. Also, all facilities are really amazing. The rooms are beautiful, they have very comfortable beds and privately attached bathrooms.

NIna's avatar NIna USA

This homestay exceeded my expectations in every way. I found the environment serene, peaceful, and blissful. The village's beauty is captivating, healing, and encompasses the essence of Nepali culture and traditions. The air was crisp and the sounds of nature are comforting and grounding. The accommodation was comfortable, new, and very clean. The food provided was some of the tastiest food I have ever experienced in my two years of traveling abroad. The food is made with love is pure and truly nourishing. The family is warm generous and there to help you with any need you may have, and able to provide almost anything you may desire. The intention of my visit was to find a peaceful place to rest and practice meditation and yoga. The environment allowed for this. The bonus of being in a caring environment with a lovely family was a added surprise. This place is great for relaxation and also the vastness of the surrounding mountains is perfect for walks in nature and many adventures if you desire so .And still in close proximity to a nearby city. I found the place to be a magical destination that allowed me to feel comfortable and instantly at home. I feel the up most gratitude for this home stay and the warmth they share with each guest. I found the homestay to be the most accurate in the description provided. A wonderful place to visit and come find whatever you may be looking for.

Frances Ho's avatar Frances Ho Hong Kong

Amazing stay with the lovely family! Its a warm family run business 🙂 Rajan and his family shows us around during our stay and the hikes are def our favs! Highly recommend to everyone who is looking for a soul comforting experience in the area! Will def come back! X


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