'Nepal is a country of villages, which host 84.5% of its total population, the majority of whom work in agriculture. Though villages located along popular trekking routes benefit from tourism, they're in the minority. Nepal's tourism industry is concentrated in city areas and is dominated by the more affluent classes. As a result tourism has not developed in a sustainable manner'. (Surendra Bhakta Pradhanag in 'Village: The New Tourist Destination in Nepal')

Family members of Kuttal village, Dhulikhel ward no. 6, have clubbed together in order to offer you an authentic experience of Nepali village life.

Kuttal is a predominantly Tamang village located a half hour walk from the famously picturesque town of Dhulikhel, 27km east of Kathmandu. On a clear day the village commands spectacular views of the central Himalaya and surrounding foothills. Kuttal is made up of approximately 100 households with 400 inhabitants who include Tamangs, Brahmins and Magars. The village is spread out along a descending spur and its surrounding ridges.

Watch a video of a ceremony in this village


'Village tourism stresses the necessity of a linkage with the community, its economy, local resources, local produce and employment.'

(Action Aid Nepal)