Back to the Roots

After some time in the city of pokhara, i arrived in this rural and truly beautiful place. I stayed only 9days at jeebans farm, but can say i would have loved to stay longer. Unfortunately i had to go, but i will take only good memories from shyankodi back.  Everyone in jeebans family was just great, loved the food, the company and the hard work 🙂 Scaring monkeys away, seeing the biggest snake, i’ve ever seen in wildlife and eating plants for no reason, climbing trees and hustling with thousands of fire ants. All great experiences! Because it was off-season there was not so many to harvest. Mostly preparing things to lay the foundations for future projects. If you like to have a look into a traditional Nepali farm and Nepali family, i can really reommend jeebans farm. They happy for every help and welcome you like you a family member. Thanks for everything! See you soon!

Marc Grabwski

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Incredible, authentic experience!

My boyfriend and I stayed on Jeeban and his family’s farm and it was truly a unique and amazing place. 

The stay was simple and traditional, and the farm itself was very peaceful. We learned about permaculture and organic farming. The moment we got to the farm, Jeeban took us around and as we walked the farm, we sampled all their delicious vegetables and herbs as he identified medical properties and other common uses. A couple days later, as my boyfriend cut grass, I foraged the farm with Jeeban’s mother for a dinner we later cooked. We were encouraged to help ourselves to whatever we liked and explore the picturesque hillside leading down to the lake below.

Jeeban and his family offer a unique insight into traditional Nepali farm and family lifestyle. While amenities are simple, Jeeban and his family are welcoming and generous people who made us feel at home immediately and their warmth and generosity will not be soon forgotten. We were sorry to leave, but we hope to come again. Thank you Jeeban and thank you to your beautiful family. We will never forget you or the incredible experiences we shared.

Katie and Luke
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Lovely stay with Nepalese family

We spent two weeks with my ten year old daughter wwoofing at the place, in december 2017. We both enjoyed very much the simple life and the beauty of the surroundings. I loved spending time in the kitchen and also watering the plants in the garden. ALso sitting around the fire at night when it was cold…. There is definitely a lot to learn, about medicinal plants if you have an interest, about permaculture and gardening, about traditional life, and also about traditional delicious fire cooking…. Thank you again for the time we spent with you. Hopefully see you again 🙂

Two weeks discovering Nepalese culture, Nepalese agriculture in family.

Nous avons passĂ© une quinzaine de jours Ă  la ferme amrit kunja. Une quinzaine de jours Ă  dĂ©couvrir la culture nĂ©palaise, l’agriculture nĂ©palaise en famille ; car c’est vraiment ce dont il est question : la famille de Jeeban nous a accueillis comme membres Ă  part entière de leur famille.
Nous sommes malheureusement arrivĂ©s pendant la pĂ©riode creuse au cours de laquelle il n’y avait pas beaucoup de travaux agricoles Ă  faire; nĂ©anmoins nous avons appris Ă©normĂ©ment en termes de petits gestes du quotidien.
La ferme amrit kunja est situĂ©e dans les hauteurs surplombant un vaste terrain. On chemine au grĂ© des roupanies occupĂ©s par le potager, plantes mĂ©dicinales, diverses variĂ©tĂ©s d’arbres. C’est plein de couleurs, d’oiseaux, de papillons, de vie en somme!
Un grand merci pour ce moment d’Ă©change au cours duquel la valeur des rapports humains nous a sincèrement fait du bien.

We have spent approximately two weeks in Amrit Kunja farm. Two weeks discovering nepalese culture, nepalese agriculture in family. That is indeed the case Jeeban’s family heartly welcomed us as members of their family.
We came unfortunately during the wrong time meaning that there was not much agricultural work to do. However we have learned a lot in terms of simple and daily gestures.
Amrit Kunja farm is located uphill facing a large land. One can walk through roupanies where vegetables, medicinal plants, flowers, many varieties of trees grow. It is full of colors, smells, birds, butterflies: simply full of life…
We are grateful to the family for the human relationship we have discovered living with them.
Sabina