In the villages of the Himalayas time seems to have stood still. You will see houses in traditional architecture and observe life taking place more on the streets than inside with villagers spinning, caring for children, gossiping, processing crops in the sun. Old handicrafts are still pursued and you will be amazed at the skilled artworks produced.
You might want to stay at a local guest house or with a family to take part in social events in the evenings. Often there will be small, joyful festivities with dance and other performances, in which visitors are welcome to join.