For an authentic experience and better understanding of local life in rural areas of Nepal, I have tried community volunteering in the district of Langtang. And what a truly rewarding experience it has been!
Traveling is selfish! We travel out of our own curiosity, for our own benefit and pleasure and there is nothing wrong about it. However it is up to you to decide turning your journey from ''taking'' to ''giving'' and ''sharing''. Why not try volunteering?