My stay in this apartment was a result of incredible hospitality and generosity by Rabi and Kopila- who run the homestay. After I had returned from the 'Mardi Himal' trek with Rabi and Rabi's travel company iTourNepal, this apartment had become vacant and Rabi insisted that I stayed here until I left Nepal. Before this, I had made their spare yoga room in the level upstairs my temporary home, which was next to the apartment where my friend was living, who I was visiting (and how I met Rabi & Kopila in the first place). The studio apartment I stayed in after the trek is very spacious , clean and has all the basic functioning facilities/amenities (a comfortable queen bed with warm blankets for the winter, open living area, large kitchen/dining area and an ensuite) and WIFI. The apartment is well located, in a relatively more quiet area compared to busy Thamel (which is only a 10 minute walk away), and any 'general things' you needed (e.g. fresh fruits & vegies, local supermarkets) is only metres/minutes away from the homestay.
I have to note that the apartment itself is only one part of the homestay experience. Anything additional I needed was only a run downstairs away (e.g. things for the apartment, or genral questions about Kathmandu & how things worked), where Rabi & his family lived. Rabi & Kopila insisted I came down for breakfasts (and at times, other meals!) to the point where I would go downstairs just to have a chat with them/spend time with them. Rabi & his family are such an easy family to get along with and there was never one moment where I did not feel welcome. Rabi & his family also encourage their tenants/guests to save water & gas where possible given the shortages. Whilst I only stayed in Nepal for about a week after the trek, I really felt like it was home.
In fact, I am now back in Kathmandu for a second time, staying with Rabi & Kopila once again, writing this review- and I can guarantee that the homely feeling I felt back in December 2015 has not changed!
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