Sirubari village is a totally unspoiled Gurung settlement set in the hiss at 1700 meters above sea level. The climate is ideal at any season of the year. During the September to June season with warm days and nights. Sirubari village is a short drive and walk from Pokhara, the major tourist center for the Annapurna. It is reached from the road to Lumbini. The trail to the village is steep but well made and most people manage to reach the village after a three-hour walk. We will be welcomed into the community and invited to stay in the home of one of the villages. The accommodation is simple but comfortable with good bedding as well as clean toilet facilities. The food is delicious and you will be eating your meals as one of the family. Each night there will be entertainment provided by the community, one evening this will be in the form of traditional Gurung and Nepali dancing and singing. You can join in if you want. The living culture and tradition of Gurungs blended with their rich hospitality make for an unforgettable experience for any one who visits Sirubari. Sirubari is the winner of PATA Gold Award 2001 in Heritage and cultural-Heritage category.
There Are The Mountains :
Just because you are not trekking it doesn’t mean that you won’t see the mountains. An easy one-hour walk above the village is the viewpoint at Thumro. At 2300 meters this is the highest point of Pokhara and the views on a clear day are spectacular. Spread before you are rolling foothills dotted with isolated farming communities and crowned by an array of snow peaks that will leave you breathless. From Manaslu in the east through Machhapuchare and the Annapurnas and around to Dhaulagiri the Himalaya giants all line up for your camera to capture.
Village Life :
During your stay you will be able to feel what it is like to live the life of a Nepali villager. Walk with your family while they go about their daily chores, tending animals, tilling the fields, going to school with the children, or just sitting in the sun talking to neighbors. Feel free to wander, safely, by yourself and look at all of the developments that the community have supported and funded, the primary health center with its doctor, the agricultural service center. The veterinary hospital. The plant nursery and forest plantation. The list goes on. And, at the end of your stay, you will be overwhelmed by the farewell that your new family will give you. If you never come this way again the village and its people will remain in your heart forever.
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While visiting Sirubari village it is recommended to follow the following customs:
Welcome transfer to hotel and rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight at hotel. Q/N.
Here are two options: either we can directly fly (US $ 80 one way fly cost) or drive to Pokhara (6 hours drive by tourist bus- US $ – 15 deluxe tourist bus ( Green Line Bus).
Early in the morning we can take a taxi to the Sarangkot hill for viewing sunrise and spectacular snowcapped mountain ranges. After lunch back to Pokhara and ride up to Devis fall, Tibetan refugee camp, Cave and boating in the lake
Trek to Sirubari village. Meet the family. Watch local cultural programs. Overnight in the local House.
Explore the village and its surroundings. Hike through the neighboring villages. Enjoy the cultural programs and observe their daily lifestyle.
Climb to Dahare hill for views of the mountains and village scenery. Spend our last evening with the family. Probably one of the rarest experience for you.
Walk back to the transport at Arjunchaupari. Drive back to Kathmandu via Pokhara or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
If you like to extend your holidays in Nepal with your short time to experience the high mountains and Nepalese culture you can choose these short and easy extensions trips. Also for those who are inexperience in walking up and down on the mountain the following options are the best to choose. Click on the link below to get its information.