Staying in a Thimi family home can be an enriching experience. You may be lucky enough to share the lives of an extended family. If you are fortunate to be in Thimi during a festival or celebration such as Dashain or Tihar in October/November or Bisket Jatra in April, you may be invited to participate with the family, see the sky filled with paper kites as the locals do battle in the skies, watch the children play on huge bamboo swings erected for the festival, and hear traditional drums. That can be a lot of fun, and something you may not be able to do if you only stayed in a hotel or guest house. You may be invited into a student’s or teacher’s home for a cup of tea as you walk past their house; such is the friendliness of the Thimi community.