Aapshawara Community Dalit Homestay

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Aapswara village in Byas Municipality-13, Tanahun has become an exemplary village. There are 106 households in Aapswara, lies 6 km east of the district headquarters Damauli Bazaar. The Dalit-majority village is inhabited by the Magar, Gurung, Chhetri and Brahmin communities.

Rural lifestyle, Thanimai temple, Himalayan view and organic food attracts visitors in the village. Annapurna Himal, Damauli Bazaar, Chhabdibarah, Seti Hydro Power and Orange Plantation can be seen from the village.

Sunday is celebrated in honor of Thanimai, that lies on the top of the village. It is believed and considered ill-fated to plow and work in the field on sunday.

It is the first Dalit community homestay in the country. Homestay was started in May 2015 in support of Hands on Institute and was registered in August 2016 at the Tourism Office Pokhara. At present 18 houses have homestay facility with 36 beds. Community Homestay has been started with an objective to support in economic development and end untouchability through tourism. Untouchability is being eradicated after homestay came into operation

The villagers are close, friendly and supportive. The village is clean with stones paved courtyard. There are toilets and bathrooms in every house. Local food is served to the visitors. In the evening woman group performs dances in Jhyaure songs.


Kathmandu-Damauli 153 km, 5 hours by bus. Damauli-Ampaswara 6 km, 25 minutes by jeep.

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