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Kumpur is a village in Dhading District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 7916 and had 1405 houses in it.
Kumpur is in Dhading district Nepal. It is located between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Access: You can easily reach to Kumpur, It is 80 kilometers far from capital city Kathmandu - between Kathmandu and Pokhara, it takes 4 hour by local buses to Bungchung Village, if you take private vehicle (Car/Jeep) drive you on 2 and half hours then hike up to Kumpur around 3 hours. Buses leaves from Nearby central bus station Kathmandu.
It is 80 kilometers far from kathmandu, it takes 4 hour by local buses. And walk up to village around 3 hour. people lives different types of cast like Ghale, Braman, Newar, Sarki, Kami, Damai, Magar, Praja etc., They all have own different traditional life style . The peoples most are farmers and some caste have own culture profession. Kumpur village known as unique village home stay spot in Nepal, visitors enable to enjoy Kumpur nature and have a rural life experience since Kumpur home stays are located away from the rush of city life and busy traffic.
Peoples will experience Nepalese daily life with host family. It will be a memorable language and culture exchange. You will stay in village home with the host family. The village layout with hillside areas, so it's nice and warm even throughout the winter, but still you have excellent views on the Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, Mardi Himal, Gauri sankar and lots of water falls with panoramic views and natural beauty which surrounds Kumpur. Kumpur village Home Stay allows visitors to experience the traditional way of living, immersing them through an exchange of culture. By way of interaction with the locals, the visitors will be able to better understand how local people lead their daily life, engaging in agricultural activities which they do as a living. At the same time, the home stay also allows the locals to know more about the various cultures of the visitors. An additional income is earned by the locals when they house visitors in their homes. Home stay is a lifetime experience that will prove to be memorable and beneficial to both the locals and the visitors.
Visitors can also take part in agricultural activities like kitchen gardening and feeding cattle. They can also go on village walks and jungle hikes. They get to enjoy sumptuous meals prepared by the locals and they can also learn about the local folk tales.
Eat You will eat home-cooked traditional Nepalese food like Daal Bhat (pulses and rice), tarkari (vegetable) and aachar, (pickles) are eaten in many parts of the country twice a day. Both gundruk (a leafy vegetable) and dhindo (a type of wheat or corn flour served with vegetables and meat) are very popular in Nepalese households. They are part of a sugar-free cuisine, and provide many nutrition essentials. Most of the foreigners also prefer this food.
Water: Local peoples used to drink direct tap water but travelers is not recommended, ask to your host family to provide boiled water, do not forget to bring your water bottle with you. If you collect your water from taps and hose pipes situated along the routes, you will not have to pay. The water runs directly down the hills and therefore is easy to obtain. This water will need to be boiled or purified
Alcohol: Raksi is a clear liquid, similar to tequila in alcohol content. It is usually brewed "in house", resulting in a variation in its taste and strength. This is by far the least expensive drink in the country. It is often served on special occasions in small, unbaked clay cups that hold less than a shot. It works great as a mixer in juice or soda. Note that it may appear on menus as "Nepali wine". Jaand (Nepali) or chyaang (Tibetan) is a cloudy, moderately alcoholic drink sometimes called Nepali beer". While weaker than raksi, it will still have quite an effect. This is often offered to guests in Nepali homes, and is diluted with water. For your safety, be sure to ask your guests if the water has been sanitized before drinking this beverage.
Most visitors sleep in a local house. If you are traveling with a guide, he will take care of everything. He will guide you to your home stay. If you are traveling on your own, it will be easy to find a place to sleep. When you get to Kumpur village, ask a local for a lodging but the local peoples can not speak English so i would highly recommend to hire guide. Remember that you need a permit to sleep in a private house.
Local houses are made of wood. They are very simple. Beds are not very comfortable, and rooms can be very noisy. But sleeping with locals in such a remote place is an experience I do recommend. Bring insect repellent and ear plugs.
- "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved 2008-08-24.