Lwang village is one of the most beautiful places near natural city Pokhara. It is 1550m altitude above the sea level. It is mainly called as a Gurung valley because the valley is Gurung dominated which is one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. The place is not only beautiful but also the people of there are kind hearted and much friendly. This village is inhabited mainly by Brahmin, Chettri, Gurung, Tamang and Newar peoples. Therefore, the visitors going to the village can get the opportunity to experience about the culture of various races and castes. The visitors will stay in one of the community home stay with the lovely Gurung family and enjoy their warm hospitality. The meal served by local host is made up of local products and fresh garden. Tourist also can take participate, learn the village lifestyle, observe feeding, milking cattle, churning yogurt and making butter. Learn about their custom and help them preparing your meal in their own style.
At Lwang village - background view of Fishtail Lwang village with view of Annapurna and Himchuli
Famous organic tea garden is near from Lwang village. The sunrise and sunset from the garden is amazing with the views of Machhapuchre, Annapurna South and Himchuli. The village is also famous for cannoning with the home stay program. Area does not facilitate any hotel or guest but Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and home stay management committee have taken care of the hygiene foods and tourist standard home stay to host tourists. Lwang village reach from pokhara driving by private or local jeep which takes about 2 hours. From that place you can have trek to Mardi Himal which will be the shortest route for you if your destination is to Mardi Himal. Or the home stay program can be more suitable to rejoice your stay with Nepali typical home with their warm welcome. This village is famous and most successful village to promote home stay as village tourism professionally. Home stay program at Lwang can be 1 night 2 days or 2 nights 3 days. Extra activities are hiking near the hill to get stunning view of Himalayas, cannoning program and visit to the organic tea farm.
Itinerary of Lwang Home Stay program
Day 01: Drive Pokhara to Lwang Village. (2 Hours) Overnight stay at community home stay. After breakfast in Hotel, drive with private jeep from pokhara to Lwang. We choose to stay one of the Gurung community house with their family. Undisturbed views of Mount Fishtail and beautiful view of Pohara valley. Meals are made up local style freshly from their garden. Involve activity of village walking.
Day 02: Participant in village activities, visit Tea garden, Cannoning site and overnight at community home stay. Visit organic tea garden, Cannoning site. Participant in regular activities by local peoples. Feeding and milking cattle, churning yogurt, try to be a local by wearing their typical customs, observe their daily work, may be involve in their kitchen to help preparing food.
Day 03: Departure to Pokhara after your breakfast in community home.