Home stay, a new tourism product, is becoming increasingly popular among foreign tourists in Nepal. It is a community- based program where the households look after the foreign guests with great respect like a member of the family. The welcoming guests are provided with accommodation, local food and cultural entertainments by the host family.
It is the best opportunity for visitors to experience the simple rural lifestyle outside of bustling urban cities and puts them closer to natural 'assets'- ancient culture, organic food, friendly behavior of the rural people of Nepal. The home stay program provides a supplementary source of income to its host family and inexpensive alternative accommodation to tourists.