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Rajan Bastola

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Bei Han Soo

from Singapore, November 2019

"BEST. EXPERIENCE. EVER."

EVERYTHING! The home is beautiful, yoga was great, food was absolutely amazing, daily hikes were so much fun, but most importantly, the people made all the difference. Niru, Rajan, Dinesh and family are the nicest, warmest and kindest people ever. They are so generous and always ready to share their incredible knowledge. I looked forward to every activity of the day and have never felt so much at home in a foreign place. I definitely recommend this to anybody and hope to be back again someday!

Giulia Forlivesi

from Nepal, November 2019

"Everything was amazing! "

It was the best experience I had in Nepal. Will definitely repeat!!! Everything was more than perfect!

Annie Wallerius Dahlsten

from Sweden, October 2019

"Magical place"

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I had really high expectations from reading all The positive review but this place still was so much better than I could ever dream of. Rajan, niru, dinesh and the rest of their family was just the most amazing people and they make you feel so welcome and really like a part of the family. The food was delishious and niru is just the sweestet person. The hikes with Dinesh was my favorit part, we got to see a great view of the Himalayas one Day and he was such a good guide and told us about the plats we saw and the temples we visited. It was so interesting. The nature surroundings are really beautiful.

The yoga classes are also really good, we were all on differeng levels but rajan managed to make them fun and enough challanging for all of us. I actually really gained flexibilty during just 6 days. Rajan is super knlwledgable when it comes to yoga science and you learn so much more than just the physical part.

The best part about this place is The atmosphere, I think we all agreed we had never been so relaxed before ever. I just felt so good during the whole stay and that is saying a lot cause Im a person who easily gets anxious in new environments.

I really recommend this to anyone who wants a genuine nepalese experience, weather you are a compleate beginner or an experienced yogi. I cant imagine anyone not loving this place.

Eilidh Milliken

from Great Britain, October 2019

"Fantastic stay"

The food, family and activities

Pauline Thornley

from Great Britain, September 2019

"the whole stay was amazing"

Niru loved to feed you!

Yoga teacher was great in helping even beginners and his brother was great doing hiking - really informative

Maria Jones

from Hong Kong, August 2019

"Warm and welcoming family"

This was my very first yoga retreat and it has definitely set the bar high!

Because it is a homestay, I didn’t come with any expectations, but the whole experience went beyond my expectations.

Things I really liked:

• The village location - it was so nice to detach from the busy city life where I came from

• Rajan's yoga sessions adapted perfectly according to students’ abilities. I found myself stretching further and doing more advanced versions of poses that I never thought I would be able to do!

• Optional daily hikes led by Dinesh to nearby waterfalls, temples, ricefields, villages and hills. He was very considerate of when we got tired and we got to rest often to catch our breaths. I loved hearing his personal stories and how local life is like in Nepal

• Niru’s cooking! Delicious homemade vegetarian food with a smile - I didn’t miss eating meat!

• Getting to know the family was such a surprise and unexpected bonus! I was really touched by how warm and welcoming they are. From exploring Bhaktapur with Nikhil and Nitesh, Nikita’s talented henna and playing UNO, I come away with many happy memories and really want to come back one day!

这是我的第一次瑜伽静修体验,超出了我的预期。虽然它是一个寄宿家庭,房间干净,宽敞,并有蚊子墙驱蚊剂。这所房子位于远离城市的一个村庄,因此非常乡村。我真的很喜欢清新的空气,周围环绕着绿色的田野和稻田。我来自一个繁忙的城市,所以远离人群和建筑物放松是非常好的。 Rajan是一位非常有经验的瑜伽老师。他改编课程以配合不同的能力。我发现自己伸展得更远,并且做了比以前更高级的姿势。Dinesh领导了每日徒步旅行,它是可选的,我们看到了稻田,瀑布,寺庙和山景。我喜欢听他的个人故事。 Niru烹制了许多美味的自制素食。我的朋友是一个非常大的肉食者,但她真的很喜欢Niru的烹饪。多么热情和欢迎这个家庭是如此惊喜和意想不到的奖金!我留下了很多美好的回忆,我真的想有一天回来!

Karolina Malinowska

from Malaysia, August 2019

"Oasis of peace and calm "

Great yoga sessions with the right level of challenge, and enough variation throughout the week. Beautiful location in the valley. The host family are incredibly kind and generous people; their warmth and hospitality are what makes this the perfect retreat! Some lovely hikes in the area too.

Oxana Pavlova

from Indonesia, May 2019

"Authentic experience with very hospitable family"

Real authentic Nepalese homestay, yoga and hiking experience! The entire family is so loving and caring. Walking through the villages and seeing the beauty of Nepalese people, being greeted by warm smiles and Namastes. Nirus's cooking is amazing and her personality is truly precious. Pranayama and Hatha yoga taught by Rojan was great.

Daniella State

from Australia, May 2019

"The best experience for your soul."

Rajan, Niru, Dinesh and their families were just the most amazing, warm and welcoming and knowledgeable people.. I actually didn’t stop laughing the whole time; Rajan’s yoga was great - he tailors it to the groups abilities.. Niru’s cooking did not disappoint - you will eat like a queen (or king everyday) and my favourite part was hikes with Dinesh and Rajan,.. I learnt so much about nature and the valleys - I could have spent longer on the hikes some days because they were so enjoyable. :) The family is what makes this place so special, and I couldn’t recommend enough!

Diana Tan

from United States, March 2019

"Beautiful sunrise & lovely people "

Yes, I got what I want, enjoy yoga & trekking there so much. Rajan & his family are very nice people who always there to give you a comfortable stay. I like the beautiful scenery of the village, yoga classes, trekking, food and beautiful sunrise!

Katie Cooper

from United States, February 2019

"Most Authentic Nepali Experience"

I cannot tell you which part of the homestay was my favorite. I’m not sure if it was making momos with the entire family, or the sunrise over the Himalayas, or having milk tea at the local shop, or take the local bus to Bhaktapur, or yoga on the mountainside, or yoga on the temple. The entire homestay was amazing. The food was delicious, and the yoga was great. I’m a yoga teacher too and I really enjoyed practicing and learning from Rajan. The hiking was a little intense for me, but I was prepared and the views were totally worth it. I have never felt more like family anywhere. I highly recommend staying here. Next time I go to Nepal, I will be staying at Niru Yoga and Homestay again. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality.

Carmen Chan

from Great Britain, December 2018

"Lovely family"

Rajan and his family are really lovely people. They tried their best to accommodate every guests' needs. House is simple and clean. The hiking was great, a bit challenging for a city girl like me as I did not get used to very rough path. But Rajan's brother tried his very best to make everyone enjoy the hike. The yoga might not be what you expected in the city - it's more on the spiritual level rather than stretching only. Rajan's wife Niru is a very cute lady and has a really big heart! Her food is the best.

Joseph Reeves

from Thailand, October 2018

"Wonderful Experience"

Rajan, Niru and their family were wonderful to spend time with and be around. Always welcoming and helpful in every way. A little story; I dropped my cellphone in the woods and didn't realize until 45 minutes passed. We had an idea where I likely dropped it but this was the woods/jungle with lots of dirt, branches, leaves etc all around. Very calmly Rajan said 99% we'd find it. We got back to the house, hopped on his scooter (it was now raining hard) went back up the trail, he found the spot and viola in deep underbrush my phone was found. Pretty amazing but I believed Rajan when he said we would find it. The yoga was just right, challenging just enough each day, while there were several new poses and breathing techniques I never did before. Great experience, great value for the money. Highly recommended.

Stavroula Chante

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Amazing experience! Worth trying it :)"

We booked it with my friend for 6 days. The family members were very friendly, helpful, welcoming, and trustworthy! The yoga sessions were appropriate for beginners to intermediate level. The hiking was challenging, but was worth it as the views were stunning! The food was very tasty, well cooked and traditional Nepalese! It was the best holiday and the best experience I have ever had! And I would easily try it again! Thank you Rajan, and all the rest family members that made us feel so comfortable and welcome! I am so glad to have met all of you and be part of your family! Namaste

Tricia Martin

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Our first homestay experience "

This was our first homestay experience.

Rajan was a good yoga teacher and found him to be very knowledgable. We looked forward to our morning and evening yoga. And felt much more energised after it. Niru was a lovely jolly lady and fed us well.

The rooms are basic but clean and showers are hot.

Amy Gan

from Malaysia, September 2018

"Amazing experience 精彩的体验"

Amazing experience

Rajan is a kind, humorous & intelligence teacher and he took good care of everyone. I have learned much from him (yoga, meditation, mantra, herbs, mindset, life experience) in a short time and he is never stingy to share his knowledge. The hiking view is stunning and food is really delicious. I recommend this retreat for those looking for hiking and stay away from city experience.

精彩的体验

Rajan是个亲切,幽默 & 聪明的老师, 他对所有人照都百般照顾。 在很短的时间内,他毫不吝啬地分享他的知识,我从他身上学到很多东西(瑜伽,冥想,曼特羅, 草药知识,心态管理,生活经验)

山景非常壮观,还有食物非常好吃。我强力推荐这休闲处给那些想远离城市的人。

Kia Eg

from New Zealand, July 2018

I was at this yoga retreat in the monsoon season, which means it rains sometimes but not everyday! The hikes around the yoga retreat is amazing, and Rajan is a good guide and yoga instructor.

The yoga is amazing! It varies each day and I feel I learned a lot on six days. My balance got better and I became more flexible.

Rajans house got destroyed in the big earthquake, so he is rebuilding his house. But everything works perfectly. There is hot water in the shower, a beautiful garden and because of the construction - a nice rooftop to relax and do yoga. I really enjoyed staying here. Rajans family is amazing!

I can only recommend everyone to book this retreat. It have been a very authentic experience with beautiful nature, amazinf yoga and fantastic people.

I’ll be back!!!

(Thank you Rajan!! - see you soon)

Chitradevi Bala

from Singapore, June 2018

"Amazing homestay"

Good family to stay with...good hospitality and loved their home cooked food. I learned a lot from the yoga sessions. Excellent location...

Alanna Scales

from Saudi Arabia, April 2018

"Wow - What an Incredible Experience"

Staying with Rajan, Niru and their family was absolutely amazing. I felt so comfortable, taken care of, happy and loved. The yoga was fantastic, the food was delicious and the hiking was wonderful. Rajan even let me teach a class and gave me very helpful advice on how to improve my instruction. I had a birthday whilst I stayed and they treated us to a special lunch and took us to a magical waterfall. It was a very special way to experience a birthday. I was sad to leave because it was so peaceful in Rajan and Niru's home. I will be coming back soon, and to anyone reading this, I can honestly say, this was the best yoga retreat I have ever been on and I feel so lucky that i was able to have such a special experience.

Alia Soufan

from United Arab Emirates, March 2018

"The perfect getaway!"

Raja, Niru and the kids gave a perfect family feel and made my stay as comfortable as possible! The most kind-heart people, providing with a cosy atmosphere, and the food... oh my God! It was an exceptional experience and Rajan i thank you for that!

Claire Lee

from Singapore, February 2018

"Better than expected! "

Beautiful landscapes, weather and people.

Anonymous

from Singapore, December 2017

Rajan, Niru and family were extremely hospitable and it was lovely being in their company.

Yoga sessions were conducted in the recently built yoga hall. The daily treks to the surroundings with fresh air or city explorations were delightful.

Meals were absolutely delicious and generous. Accommodation was comfortable and clean, with hot showers.

All in all, it was such a warm and beautiful experience. Thank you, Rajan, Niru and family.

Rebecca Best

from United Arab Emirates, December 2017

"Outstanding experience."

Yoga instructor was extremely knowledgeable and answered all questions. The family is very accommodating and went out of their way to make our stay a comfortable and happy experience. Location is amazing and the trekking is challenging but not over the top, Rajan is very understanding of those who want to take short breaks and his story telling on route is entertaining. I highly recommend spending your time with him.

Kerry Taylor

from Nepal, December 2017

"Perfect in every way 😑"

Simply everything!

Fantastic yoga & pranayama instruction, fabulous food, beautiful and very comfortable surroundings. And a really lovely family. ☺️

Lara Rados

from United Arab Emirates, November 2017

"Perfect getaway!!"

Whether you are searching place to relax and escape the hussle of the city or engage in advanture and action, this is the place to come! Very well balanced, Bastola's home is humble but full of joy and love. Hiking and trekking everyday ads to the picture and Rajan takes you to different routes and/or destinations according to your level of fitness. After long day three delicioooous meals prepared by his lovely mother and wife with their organic veggies, over real fire stove await to warm your body and soul. You will never forget that! You can get involved yourself if interested! Rajan is caring and thoughtful host. One day he surprised me with homemade yoghurt cause I mentioned it in some conversation! Children are playfull and smart and happy to make u company if u wish, but respectful of the privacy and rest.. you can get an insight into real local life and they are very happy to answer allyour questions!

Anonymous

from France, March 2019

"Une expérience inoubliable / Unforgettable experience"

- La famille est authentique et très gentille

- the family is genuinely nice

- les cours de yoga sont de qualité et Rajan corrige les positions en s'adaptant au niveau de chacun (j'étais débutante !)

- Quality yoga courses. Rajan corrects everyones poses and adapts to any level (i was a beginner)

- Rajan et Dinesh (son frère) nous ont guidés pour la rando, en nous racontant toutes sortes d'histoires passionnantes sur les environs, sur les dieux hindous, sur le yoga, etc.

- La cuisine de Niru est délicieuse, fraiche, végétarienne et bio !

- les chambres sont propres, confortables et il y a de l'eau chaude :)

- le coin est très charmant

Anonymous

from Netherlands, November 2018

"Mooie plek, aardige mensen."

Eten was erg goed. Accommodatie ook prima.

Elise Delley

from Nepal, May 2018

"You will love it"

Rajan is the sweetest and most welcoming man. Plus he is on awesome yoga teacher who will adjust his class to the students level and correct your posture anytime you need.

HIs wife will treat your stomach well and always put a smile on your face.

If you want to do a yoga retreat but experience the nepali life and hike as well, this is the perfect place for you as it combine all of that and even more. You will feel like home in this family and you will have a wonderful, authentic, kind and easy going week that will stick in your mind for a long time.

I cannot thank you enough Rajan and all of your family. See you next time for sure :) or maybe in Switzerland ;) ting tong

Antje Krug

from New Zealand, April 2018

"lovely famely"

This homestay is something special. The famely from Rajan is so friendly and heartwarming, that it was a pleasure to stay there. They always were smiling, and sometimes even singing, the food from Niru, Rajans wife, was so delicious and all from there own garden. Rajan every day would make a trip with us, it was always interesting and we had a lot of great moments. We had an awesome evening all together by the fireplace, eating together, singing nepalise songs and danced.

This lovely famely will always stay in my heart. Thank you all

Albert Wolkerstorfer

from Nepal, November 2017

Super freundliche Homestay Bereiber. Das Essen war hervorragend. Und bei einem Nachschlag war die Gastgeberin/Köchin immer super happy. Generell sind alles sehr sehr freundlich zuvorkommend hilfsbereit und immer ein gewinnbringendes herzliches Lachen auf den Lippen.

Dora Sipowicz

from Argentina, November 2017

"Muy intetesante"

Vivir con una familia Nepalesa ,en una comunidad rural, caminar en una selva y hacer yoga viendo la luna aparecer detrás de las montañas

Géraldine Nethercott

from India, October 2017

"Great time with a lovely family"

Rajan and his family are so nice people. Accomodation was really clean and comfortable... yoga classes were nice and hiking also.

Jette Gelsbjerg

from Denmark, November 2019

Lovely family, fantastic food, good hikes and yoga sessions. Nice and very clean rooms.

Regitze Luna Juhl Jørgensen Jørgensen

from Nepal, October 2019

"Perfect stay!"

Our stay was very good! The homestay is family-runned and it was such a sweet family! We only stayed for two nights but it was so sad to say goodbye to the family and a wonderfuld experience. Good yoga, good food, good and comfy rooms, hot showers and lovely hiking trips! Would love to go back - thank you!

Vanessa Durman

from Serbia, October 2019

"Amazing experience "

Everything was perfect!

The schedule gives you the opportunity to do some lovely yoga in beautiful places, to hike in nature, try Niru's great food and learn so much about the local life. Rajan was great, he gave us so much information on yoga, asanas, pranayama and ayurveda and his brother Dinesh would take us on hikes telling us various stories and showing us various trees and plants along the way. Niru's cooking is a completely different story. I already miss her voice and smile announcing tea time. You will never be hungry with her around. The whole family welcomed us during the festival time, so grateful to have been a part of it.

Highly recommend to try this lovely homestay as it's a perfect mix of hiking, yoga and culture with enough time to soak in the views and relax in a beautiful family environment!

Imelda Castro

from Qatar, September 2019

"Heaven on Earth"

It was an awesome experience that gave me a total shift of how I deal with my physical and emotional self. I was not expecting such beautiful location and sceneries, organic and vegan food was wonderful experience to me as a chicken meat lover. The mountain side, the views are all perfect for such retreat. Our Instructor-RAJAN, was an amazing person, I couldn't find words to describe how wonderful he is as a YOGA Teacher, so professional and he asses each and everyone's need. His family is so warm, respective of others, feels like home. His brother, the one who used to do the Nasal cleaning in the morning is also a great person, he toured us by walk to nearby waterfalls and areas where we could see the farms and vineyards.

As a whole, I may say..it is worth it all. I shall return with group of friends.

Ailish Coghlan

from Nepal, September 2019

"Thank you for a great stay!"

The retreat was really lovely! They create a wonderful home for guests through their hospitality, cooking, yoga and general demeanour. The yoga was particularly enjoyable and Rajan is a great teacher. I would recommend!

Evelize Vargas

from Qatar, August 2019

"Niru House is located in a quiet area, surrounded by nature."

I really liked my days in Niru House. The family is very sweet and made me feel very comfortable. The hiking is wonderful and the guide has a lot of knowledge to share. I highly recommend.

Diana Martin

from Nepal, August 2019

"Great experience! "

We had an amazing time at Niru Yoga Homestay.

The food, yoga classes, treks and accommodation were outstanding.

Hope to come back some day!

Grace Gibson

from India, July 2019

"Wow, what a great experience and seeing the true Nepal."

Honestly I have never felt more at home than staying with this family.

It's set in the hills outside of Kathmandu, rice paddies surround the house and you have the most spectacular views.

Rajan and Niru make sure you're well looked after and definitely well fed.

I spent my days cooking with Niru and her mother in law, laughing in the kitchen, then I spent my evenings blissfully practicing yoga with Rajan.

Rajan also delves into Ayruvedic practices at night time around the table and helps you with any health issues and teaches you all he knows.

Honestly 4 days isn't enough, do yourself a favour and stay as long as you can.

Grace - Australia

Stella Alejandro

from Nepal, July 2019

"Best experience in Nepal"

Fun, Yoga, trekking, new friends, food, and the most amazing experience in Nepal. From the time I got to Niru yoga guesthouse I felt at home. Niru greeted me with her captivating smile and showed me to my room which was very clean, comfy with great view of the mountains. I met Rajan and the rest of the Niru family at lunch. Lunch, breakfast and dinner were superb, Niru is true to her motherly ways as she was always offering “more food, more food”. Trekking twice a day was a great fun way to see the Nepalese mountains and near by waterfalls. Yoga every morning and afternoon is geared towards the class, I am a beginner and Rajan helped me with different poses, there were other people who were more advanced and found it challenging also, Rajan is a true Yoga master. Best experience in Nepal. As I was very sadly leaving Rajan said you have to come back and visit because we’re all friends. That’s exactly how I feel. Now I have friends in Nepal...

Cheryll Flavier

from United Arab Emirates, July 2019

"A life changing experience!"

Rajan and his family made me feel like I was a part of them - we cooked together, planted rice together, ate together, did yoga and trekked too!

Rajan is an excellent yoga instructor and trekker and it was a an honor to spend time with his family.

Natalija Brumec

from Nepal, July 2019

"Unforgettable Yoga retreat in the heart of Kathmandu Valley"

The Niru Yoga Homestay is a perfect escape from the hustling Thamel of Kathmandu. If you want nature, real Nepalese culture, amazing yoga sessions and incredible food - COME HERE ! Rajan and his family will look after you like you are part of their home. Me and my partner Fernando had such a beautiful time here. Thanks so much Rajan, Dinesh and Niru for everything! We will be back :)

Anonymous

from Nepal, May 2019

Great location for hiking and see how locals live. The hiking guide knows very well the area and has a deep knowledge of local plants and vegetation. The family really looked after me, helped to book my trip to Pokhara, and everyday cooked delicious meals with homegrown veggies and fruit from their garden!

I truly enjoy the yoga classes, Rajan is an amazing and experienced instructor who teachs with passion and dedication. In 3 days I have learned breathing techniques and proper hata yoga. I would strongly recommend it!

Anonymous

from Japan, May 2019

I enjoyed the family atmosphere and the friendly area. The yoga was basic and excellent for all levels. The food was outstanding and the treks very interesting.

Shae Sterrett

from United States, April 2019

"Delightful Escape to Kathmandu Valley with an Amazing Family"

This was my first time in Nepal and I feel completely spoiled! Rajan and his wife Niru have created a home away from home for travelers. You will be immersed in a beautiful setting surrounded by mountains and "Pine Jungles". Rajan is one of my favorite yoga teachers, I loved the twice daily yoga and pranayama and he is a fantastic teacher. Each day there was a new hike and new place to explore with their guided treks. There were deliciously hot showers and clean drinkng water! As if this wasn't enough the food was amazing, (seriously delicious) and it suited my vegan requirements. I felt very welcome and comfortable and hope to return in the future.

Niamh Bendall

from Ireland, April 2019

"Best start ever to my trip to Nepal "

Rajan, Niru and his brother were so kind and thoughtful to all the guests, they went above and beyond to make our stay so very very special, they are Truly special people, I wish them every success with the

New yoga retreat and a 2nd future for their family :)

Elly Wakeling

from Great Britain, February 2019

"Lovely hosts"

Rajan and Niru were attentive hosts and made me feel welcome as part of the family. The food was good - homecooked and authentic. The hikes were fascinating and beautiful, and when it was warm enough the location for yoga lessons on the temple rooftop was absolutely spectacular! The garden bench was lovely and sunny and a good spot for reading and naps when it was warm enough, and Niru's smile makes your day!

Sara Thomas

from Australia, January 2019

"Sara"

I loved the family vibe, the ability to relax and the food!!

Marinella Zuffa

from Italy, January 2019

"Amazing experience..."

Is difficoult to chose one thing... everything was beautiful... Yoga classes, very good, I learned a lot, and professional. Hiking, beautiful and very interesting... Accomodation, I felt like at home. All the family is so nice and positive... Sure one of the best experience in my life...

Aleutia Edgar

from Italy, January 2019

"Amazing experience!"

Staying at Niru Yoga Homestay has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I feel very lucky to have experienced and met such wonderful people, so full of love and laughter! The food was incredible, the yoga was fantastic and I simply cannot wait to return. Thank you Rajan for welcoming me into your home, you are a very special family.

Caroline Nye

from United States, December 2018

"The perfect Christmas gift to myself!"

This was the perfect yoga homestay experience. A delightful, intelligent and engaging family welcome you into their home and within hours you'll wonder how you ever survived without this place! Rajan is an excellent teacher who teaches traditional Hatha with energy, enthusiasm and grace. His instructions and adjustments are clear and safe (unlike other teachers I came across in Nepal) and mornings spent practicing asanas on the temple rooftop were nothing less than magical.

The creators of the food are culinary geniuses worthy of a michelin star (at least one and I'm not even kidding!) and the prospect of breakfast, lunch or dinner will have you salivating through your savasana. None of us can describe just how incredible the food is here. You just have to go there and see for yourself.

Embrace the homestay, the family and the experience and I dare you not to have to fight a tear or two when you have to leave a few days later.

Anonymous

from United States, December 2018

Very much living like the locals. Beautiful surrounding scenery. Good food made my Niru. Yoga good with variety of settings.

Jack Witts

from Nepal, December 2018

"Incredible 10/10 Experience"

Instantly you feel apart of the family, who are the loveliest humans I've ever had the pleasure of spending time with. It was a refreshing contrast to my life in the UK and it showed me people can live happily and content. The food was incredibly and all organic, grown by the family..

Kooi Ching Tan

from United States, December 2018

"Awsome Yoga Retreat Experience "

Welcome and treat the guests like family members. Flexible and able to accommodate to your needs at their best effort. Arranged to bring us to Nagarkot to see sun rise and practice yoga in the jungle. It was awesome. Small class and Instructor can pay close attention to all the guests.

Delia Fayyad

from United Arab Emirates, December 2018

"Very nice family"

The familly at first, Rajan is the yoga instructor, a nice , competent teacher

Niru, his wife, was taking care of the food

Rajan's brother took us hiking

3 of them are very nice people, with a contagious smile on their faces

Lorena Gutierrez Castro

from Germany, November 2018

"Experiencing Nepali culture while doing yoga!"

Great experience sharing with the most amazing Nepali family, eating delicious food, interacting with other traveler from all around the world and learning to relax my mind and body through yoga :)

Nadia Cooknell

from Great Britain, November 2018

"I just didn't want to leave"

Everything! The location, the family, the yoga, the food, the hikes.......EVERYTHING!

Rajan is a really good instructor, making sure that your posture is correct through every pose. He spent some extra time in the afternoons assisting.

Niru's food is wonderful. I think I miss this the most. She will feed and feed and feed you! And you can't say no to seconds, or thirds :)

Tracy Kennedy

from United States, November 2018

The most beautiful space, sensational food and loving family. We thoroghly enjoyed our time in Niru yoga homestay. Rajan provides a traditional take on hatha yoga, hiking accompanied by lovely people, could not recommend it enough.

Maria Peralta

from Germany, October 2018

"Loved it"

Food was amazing, incredible hospitality, nice fresh air, wonderful family. Felt like living in a very nice and warm home.

Loveday Harding

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Homely retreat"

A homely retreat in rural village.

All the food was grown in their garden and was delicious.

We really enjoyed the walks being part of the whole thing.

Florida Veneracion

from Bahrain, September 2018

"6 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat"

It was like home. I felt like a family member. I loved the food. I've never eaten vegetarian food for 6 consecutive days but with Niru and the mother of Mr. Rajan's cooking, I think I can stay vegetarian forever. I am so grateful to them for feeding as well, and I salute their effort and hard work. I am also very grateful for Nikita for giving me company at night to sleep in my room, and for sharing some stories about Nepal's culture. I enjoyed the Yoga classes very much and I think my body became more flexible because of the yoga classes. Mr. Rajan is very good yoga teacher and trek guide, and most especially He is concern about the well being of his guests. I wish and your family all the best Mr. Rajan, and may all your dreams about Niru Yoga Home Stay and Yoga School come true. - Florida Veneracion, Manama Bahrain

Shani Clarkes

from United States, September 2018

"Perfect retreat"

Lovely retreat for a few days relaxation. Lovely instructor Rajan who can’t do enough for you. His wife niru also takes great pride in your satisfaction in her cooking. Lovely experience

Jamana Traveller

from United Arab Emirates, September 2018

"very affordable & Amazing retreat that can't miss"

the whole program was perfect. unlike other retreats i have been to before. this one was exceptional. the food was amazing, the wife serves the meal with big smile. the 2 yoga classes per day was very nice. the hiking was amazing. Niru is a great hiker and a great yogi teacher. the whole experience was great. cant wait to go back and thanks for making my journey unforgettable.

An Di

from United States, September 2018

"My Nepalese home "

Had a wonderful and unique time at this homestay , from the first step in this place they make you feel like part of the family. Rajan, Niru and the whole family are so bighearted and caring. The yoga was amazing, im a beginner and didn't feel rushed at all quite the opposite i felt happy and relaxed, i think Rajan is such a great instructor, he's so knowledgeable about mindbody and nature. The hiking was great and the views!! Niru and the grandma cook is the most delicious food sooo tasty and organic, everything comes from their garden, even the rice!!! you can definitely taste the love :) and their secret tea!!! sososo good.You get attached very easy to this place and this family , they have such a good sense of humour XD always happy and positive, loved every minute and met wonderful people, can't wait to come back!!!!!!!! Thank you for everything missing y'all already !!!

Sarah Wong

from Singapore, September 2018

"Traditional authentic Nepalese experience in a home"

Rajan is a very sincere host with the warmest heart. I enjoyed every part of the experience from the yoga to the hiking and the food. I didn’t know organic vegetarian food could be so tasty - and what’s more it’s also traditional Nepalese food. At Niru yoga homestay, I experienced an authentic Nepalese lifestyle for 4 days and I wished it was longer!! I have learnt and gained so much thank you so much Rajan :)

Hannah Gordon

from Myanmar [Burma], August 2018

"Wonderful yoga homestay"

Everything! Rajan and his family are so kind and inviting. From the moment you step into their home, you feel at home. Rajan has such a lively personality and I felt at ease the entire time. The yoga is really good, the hikes are nice and not too hard. Rajan's wife, Niru and his mother cooked some of the best food I've had in Nepal. It's all fresh and organic from their garden. Thanks for a wonderful stay - I will be back! ~Namaste~

Neelum Nazir

from United Arab Emirates, August 2018

"Delightful experience "

Beautiful location, delicious food, hospitable family. Great place to experience warmth of Nepalese culture.

Sophia Tong

from Nepal, July 2018

"The best retreat filled with surprises!"

I loved the people as it was family operated they made you feel like family. The food was absolutely amazing and sooooooo fresh. They have their own garden so most of the food was hand picked. The yoga was fantastic as Rajan really catered to your ability. He always enforced listening to your body as foremost important. Rajan is also extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of yoga food and our body. The hiking was fantastic as everyday we had explored different parts of the jungle. The combination of yoga and hiking was fantastic for the body. Niru did the cooking and the food was AMAZING!Luckily we were also offered a free cooking class which I should have taken! Again every day was a variety and she was super friendly. I had LOVED EVERY BIT OF MY EXPERIENCE HERE SND I WISHED I STAYED LONGER!!!

Toran Lanthier

from Canada, July 2018

"Wonderful experience "

Had a wonderful time at this authentic homestay in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Niru’s cooking was fantastic, and Rajan’s hikes and yoga classes were excellent. Make sure to pack a bathing suit as you’ll be hiking to and through some terrific waterfalls. I enjoyed the yoga classes as they were quite different from yoga sessions I get in the west. Rajan was very good at explaining different postures and how they help with your overall health. I would definitely recommend this retreat for anyone looking for an affordable retreat in Asia. Make sure to book with a friend, incase you’re the only one at the homestay during the dates that you book. But either way, your time at Yoga Homestay Nepal will be relaxing and rejuvenating! Thanks again, Rajan and family!’ I will be back again!

Tommaso Deglinnocenti

from United Arab Emirates, May 2018

"Your home in Nepal"

I love that from the beginning you feel like is your house.. rajan and niru are lovely and all the family as well plus granma cook the best home made food and everything is fresh! And not too spicy also every day the menu is different! Which for nepal is great

Christine Tong

from Italy, April 2018

"Friendly homestay experience"

Nice relaxed environment. Rajan and Niru are a lovely couple, who do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable. Niru's food is great! Rajan's yoga was just what I needed...not too fast...and the hikes were really good too :).

Well worth staying even for just a short time.

Sarrah David

from Singapore, March 2018

"Authentic experience! "

1) Food and tea

Devon and I are only in Nepal for 4 days so we truly wanted to experience the local life. Staying with Rajan and his welcoming family was certainly the best decision made! They (especially his wife Niru who always has a smile on her face!) spoilt us with food (food that never runs out, it seems!) and they serve this amazing tea that just rejuvenates your body before yoga and warms us at night.

2) Location and room

The room is cosy - nothing too fancy, so if you are the type who needs luxury such as instant warm, fast wifi, you might want to think twice about this. What the home will provide is the authentic Nepalese everyday experience. I love the fact that we can do yoga and eat bfast on the rooftop, drink tea by swing, and just beside their place is the farm where they pick up the freshest vegetables. I had the privilege to eat the snow peas plucked fresh while walking around the farm.

3) Activities

As Rajan has to accommodate to different types of yoga practicers, you might find it a little mundane if you have beginners in the class and you are an advanced yogi. You might like to initiate Rajan to give you options. As for me, I had the pleasure of having him as a private guru so we were able to explore my capabilities.

4) General

All in all, I would say that the experiences, knowledge learnt and relationships made are of more value than what we paid for. Niru Yoga Homestay is certainly one of the most value for money packages I have purchased!

Stephanie Mcardle

from United States, February 2018

"Amazing place!"

You feel so welcome here, it's a perfect place to relax away from the busy city. The family welcome you to the home and are amazing people! The yoga and hiking are great, Raj is a fantastic teacher. I wish I could have stayed longer. Thank you Rajan, Niru, Nikita and Nitesh for a beautiful time!

Mark Melia

from China, February 2018

"Great Yoga in Nepal !"

The Yoga lessons and Pranayama breathing technique were so good. This was my first Yoga retreat and I would recommend it to both experienced people (two teachers were also on our 6 day retreat) and beginners or relative beginners like me.

Excellent base of knowledge from the instructor, who is also so friendly, funny and kind.

It's a real homestay experience too, with the Mother (Niru) cooking delicious organic food from their own fields nearby. The two children are also lovely, bright and energetic.

Some of the best memories were from trekking around the local villages to the jungle/woods area and doing Yoga outside with nature.

Leant so much and felt so much better afterwards, will look forward to going back soon, for some other programmes such as Everest Base camp and Karma Yoga, a new programme which includes some teaching in a local school for 1 month.

Thanks a lot 'bro' and Namaste !

Kimberley Dunk

from Great Britain, December 2017

"Amazing relaxing retreat with the best food and yoga!"

Rajan is an excellent instructor who always tries his hardest to help his students and also to make everyone feel at home. He's very knowledgeable and good at catering to all different levels. The food at the homestay was amazing! It was so lovely to have organic food and to see it grow in the field around the house, the tea is also great! :) Rajan and his family are very welcoming and the homestay made me feel very at peace, the views of the sunrise and sunset whilst there were also wonderful. The rooms are basic but clean and they have a nice shower with hot water! I was only at the retreat for a few days so I didn't do all the hikes that Rajan has planned, but the ones I did were great with lovely views! I wasn't very fit when I was at the retreat so I found the hikes quite challenging, but I also felt really good having completed them. The combination of organic food, yoga twice a day and a hike felt really beneficial to my health and wellbeing, the place is also relaxing so it felt beneficial to my mental health too. All in all I highly recommend!

Heather Knight

from Nepal, November 2017

A lovely family environment enhanced my short 3 day retreat. I was seeking and found the serenity, and therapeutic activity after 4 months of travelling. I particularly appreciated the respect and quiet dignity tendered by the extended family. Thankyou

Rachel Kemp

from Indonesia, October 2017

"Great homestay with a varied schedule"

Really friendly and welcoming family.

There was lots of tea offered and the home cooked local food was delicious!

Hot showers.

Each hike we went on was to see something different in the local area.

Macarena Randis

from Nepal, June 2019

"Hermosa experiencia"

Amé las clases de yoga. Rajan trabaja con gran profesionalismo y dedicación. La comida es sana y deliciosa. Los productos que usan son orgánicos y provienen de su propia huerta en su mayors. Disfruté mucho las convesaciones durante las caminatas. En general todos se ocuparon de hacerme sentir bienvenida y cómoda. Recomiendo 100x100 esta experiencia!!!

Hasina Razafimahatratra

from France, April 2019

"yoga retreat"

I loved the family and the program that helped me to stretch and relax before going back to work! Thank you Rajan for your advices and help!!

The vegetarian and organic food was awesome...!! Thank you Niru for your smile and your "tea time! tea time!!"

The hikking was also really nice and we went on the temple on top of Nagarkot with amazing view on the valley surrouding us!!

Audrey Boureau

from France, April 2019

"Paisible "

La nourriture est excellente ! Niru cuisine avec amour et presque tous les produits viennent du jardin bio. Rajan est un amoureux de la nature et un excellent professeur de yoga. Toute la famille est très investie pour nous faire passer un excellent moment. Et les villageois ont tous le sourire quand ils nous voient passer.

Anonymous

from Belgium, December 2018

het eten, de vrolijke gastvrouw, de uitdagende yogales, de ontspannen sfeer, de gastvrijheid en geen moeite te veel, de ayurvedische middeltjes

Miri Am

from Nepal, December 2018

"Vier wunderbare Tage im Niru Yoga Homestay "

Rajan und die gesamte Familie haben mit dem Niru Yoga Homestay einen tollen Ort geschaffen, wo man Yoga, Meditation, Wandern, Kontakt zur Familie und zur Natur wunderbar vereinen und erleben kann.

Die Yoga Stunden waren angepasst an die Gruppe und haben einen tollen Aufbau, da sie alle wichtigen Elemente des traditionellen Yogas vereinen.

Rajan und auch sein Bruder waren offen für alle Fragen und ihnen lag viel am Wohl der Besucher, an ihren eigenen Traditionen und der Kultur.

Das Essen war seeeehr lecker. Die Möglichkeit, tagsüber die Gegend mit Wanderungen zu erkunden, eine tolle Ergänzung zum Yoga.

Ein weiteres Highlight ist sicherlich der Tag, wo man morgens ganz früh zum Sonnenaufgang zum Nagarkot Viewpoint fährt und dann in der Natur Yoga macht - war für mich eine neue und wundervolle Erfahrung,

Ich wäre gerne länger geblieben, wenn das möglich gewesen wäre und würde jeder Zeit wieder dort hinfahren.

Orianne David

from India, December 2018

"A great experience for everyone!"

I don't usually do yoga and I'm not flexible so I can say objectively that this course is accessible to anyone : what matters is that you try your best and breathe!

The family that welcomes you is really nice and helping for everything you need! Niru cooks delicious food each meal and in good portions : you won't be hungry for your time being there 😉

The hikings were very physical to me but the views were so nice and you just really bond with everyone (family and other people in the group).

We had a nice room with bathroom attached and hot water! And don't worry about the nasal cleaning, it's weird at first when you try but in the days following the retreat I actually wished I could do it again 😄

I was really happy with everything and if I ever come back to Nepal, I'll probably come back here!

Sylvie Bureau

from Nepal, December 2018

"Excellent séjour chez l'habitant"

La gentillesse de la famille. Le déroulement des séances de yoga.

Stefanie Weichselbaumer

from Austria, December 2018

I don't know where to start actually. The whole family was more than kind and lovely. They always gave me the feeling that their place is also my home and I felt never uncomfortable. I was a total yoga-beginner, Rajan supportet me very well and I loved the yoga sessions! After 4 days I could almost do the handstand by my own. That was such a great experience! I will definitly continue with yoga! Rajan is a very professional yogateacher with a lot of experience in the traditional hatha yoga. You can ask him anything. The whole family cares a lot about the environment and you'll get the best organic food! I have to eat gluten-free food, Niru always cooked extra for me and I loved her buckwheat pancakes- thank you Niru! :)

In general, the homestay was totally authentic. Sometimes the kids had fights or just laughed loud- I really enjoyed to sit in the sun and watch them.

Thank you for everything!! :)

(happy smiling face)

Miriam Bosman

from Netherlands, November 2018

"Wonderdful place!! Nice experience. "

The program. The combination of yoga (morning and evening) and the hiking.

You will get good impression of Nepal life in mountain area.

Rajan and his wife and family are so very nice and friendly. You have to experience by yourself. The food is great!! All fresh and healthy home made food from own garden.

My health condition was not really good. But i can do the hiking because of the help from Rajan. He is such a nice person! Thank you so much Rajan. I will never forget.

For me the yoga was a little bit difficult because i am a beginner (did it only 3 times in Holland) but you can do it in your own level. And it was so nice to start the day with yoga...

About accomadation: nice spot, nice vieuw. I had a single room. Perfect room!! Very clean!!! Hot shower.

Deirdre Koopman

from Nepal, June 2018

"Heerlijk verblijf bij Niru Yoga Home"

Rajan en zijn familie waren heel aardig. Het was gezellig om er te verblijven. De yoga lessen waren leuk en uitdagend. We hebben mooie wandelingen gemaakt in de omgeving. En Rajan heeft ons fantasisch voorbereid op de Lamtang trek. Niru kan geweldig koken. Fijn om lekker gezond te eten. Top ervaring.

Jessica Sanchez Abril

from Great Britain, April 2018

"Peaceful and spiritual "

I had a wonderful time in Niru Yoga Homestay.

I enjoyed everything. Amazing and peaceful landscape of the Kathmandu valley, yoga sessions with the extraordinary yogi Rajan, Niru's cooking was very delicious, family hospitality was fantastic, The facilities as bedroom, bathroom, dining room, yoga studio and garden were very good.

So yes definitely If i get another chance to come back to Nepal I will stop for another retreat here. Thanks again Rajan and family for your generous hospitality and also for showing me about Nepal culture. I loved it. NAMASTE!

Timo Mueller

from United States, March 2018

Rajan is an amazing teacher with a lot of knowledge. Generally, you do yoga twice a day, sometimes in really nice spots like the roof of the local temple or in the jungle. Rajan is also great in adapting to your own skills and caters for all levels. If you have problems, special wishes or need a connection to the next place/airport, Rajan does his best to arrange that for you.

The hikes are nice and challenging and the view and nature were great.

The accommodation is a home stay so you get a full Nepalese life experience. Needless to say, the food is like all other reviews already mentioned indeed amazing.

The retreat is very affordable so it is excellent value for money. Don’t expect a luxury retreat and I guarantee that you will have a great time .

Marie Nore

from France, March 2018

"Évasion idéale "

Environnement, activites et nourriture

Sarah-loreen Lorenz

from Germany, March 2018

"Very pleasent stay"

I had a great time at this homestay and enjoyed my time at the Niru Homestay very much. Rajan - the host and yoga instructor - was very friendly and loves to share his skills for beginners and advanced students. Very tasty home cooked meals were provided by Niru. As well it was very nice to live with a happy local family far away of the pollution of Kathmandu City so close to nature. And the hiking trips were a very welcome addition to our Yoga learnings and brought us closer to nature. Loved it! :)

Anonymous

from Spain, January 2018

The views, hiking, tea, home-made meals!!! And the family