Sirubari Village Tour
Sirubari is without doubt one of the most attractive villages in Nepal. The village is neat and clean, very colorful and warm, while the people are friendly, well educated and are enthusiastic about tourism. Sirubari is a compact farming community village. The unique attraction of Sirubari is the fact that it is the model for a growing new trend in tourism in Nepal - a trend that takes the visitor "".within."Experiences stemming from observations from "without" have always attracted visitors to Nepal. For the adventurous, Nepal has been synonymous with trekking, mountaineering expeditions, jungle safaris, and river rafting. For those seeking spirituality there are the temples and monasteries. But the real attraction for the visitors has always has been the people and the culture.
Sirubari, a village in Syangja district southwest of Pokhara, is a short drive from Pokhara followed by a comfortable walk. The village is on a south-facing slope at 1,700 m above sea level. The climate is ideal at all times of the year with no snow ever falling in the village itself. However, the ideal time to visit is between September and June. The houses are mostly built from local materials and are well constructed and comfortable. The overwhelming impression of the village is one of order and cleanliness but with a warm and welcoming feel to it. Foot trails through the village are all stone paved.
The villagers' love for flowers is shown in an all-year round riot of colors. Being on the southern slopes of the ridge the village enjoys long sunny days and is ideal for agriculture. In may 2001, Sirubari in conunction with the Nepal Tourism Board was awarded the PATA Gold Award in recognition of its efforts to preserve the culture and heritage of Nepali rural life.
Sirubari Village Tour Program:
Day 01: Arrival
Meet assist at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Pokhara to Sirubari
Driving from Pokhara - Sirubari via Badhkhola, Darau. Lunch and welcome ceremony at Sirubari, and blessing by village lama (priest).Interact with home-stay families. Dinner with home-stay families.
Day 03: Sirubari
Village tour, Visit to Panchamul High School. Lunch back with families at home-stay. Interact with home-stay families and watch cultural shows.
Day 04: Sirubari
Hike to Maidan Kharka and Thumro, observe sunrise view. Lunch with families at home-stay Group acitivity at village gompa followed by cultural program. Dinner with families at home-stay.
Day 05: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Farewell at village gompa. Depart for Pokhara via Karkinetta, Seti Dobhan and Naudanda. Lunch en route. Afternoon flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 06: Departure
Transfer to the inernational airport to connect onward flight.