NEW CONCEPT IN NEPAL TRAVEL
- Village Tourism at Sirubari Village
- In the past touring in Nepal has meant either trekking along the trails or
staying in specially built Hotels / Resorts. Getting to know the locals and
their culture has been difficult.
you can stay in an unspoiled village atmosphere living as a family member.
- Sirubari village is a totally unspoiled Gurung
settlement set in hills at 1700 meters above sea level. The climate is ideal
at any time during the September to June season with warm days and cool
- The village is a short drive and walk (soft
adventure) from Pokhara, the major tourist center for the Annapurna region.
It is reached from the road to Lumbini.
- You will be welcomed into the community
and invited to stay in the home of one of the village families. The
accommodation is simple but comfortable with good bedding and clean toilet
(not attached one) facilities. The food is delicious and you will be eating
as one of the family. Each night there will be entertainment provided by the
community. This will be in the form of traditional Gurung and Nepali dancing
and singing, you can join in if you like.
- As the locals are all Buddhist, the village Gompa
(monastery), a simple but beautiful temple, will be a feature of your stay.
There will be the chance to get a blessing from the resident lama before you
Then There are the Mountains
- Just because you are having only soft adventure not
trekking it does not mean that you wonít see the mountains.
An easy walk
above the village is a viewpoint at Dahare Deurali. At 2300 meters this is
the highest point south of Pokhara and the views on a clear day are
- Spread before 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
(Fishtail) and the Annapurna and around to Dhaulagiri the Himalayan giants
all line up for your camera to capture.
- 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 itís doctor, the agricultural service center,
the veterinary hospital, the plant nursery and forest plantation. The list
- 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 itís people will remain in your
- 2 nights/3 days package normally start and end in
Pokhara. Once you leave town all your expenses are covered by the package
- The standard package as mentioned below starting
after breakfast at Pokhara and
finishing back in Pokhara late afternoon on day 3 . Extensions are always
possible on request. Helicopter transfers can be arranged provided at least
48 hours notice is given.
Tentative 2 nights/3 days
- Day 01:
- 07.30 Hrs:
Depart from Pokhara by road for Arjunchaupari.
- 10.30 Hrs:
Arrive Arjunchaupari, lunch at either Sirubari Guest House or a
- 12.00 Hrs:
Depart Arjunchaupari on foot. Porters provided to transport luggage.
to 16.00 Hrs: Arrive at Sirubari village. Welcome ceremony, blessing
by village lama, snacks, and
allocation of accommodation.
Hrs onward: At leisure with families, dinner, and bed.
- Day 02:
Early morning tea.
Depart village on foot for mountain views.
Arrive Maidan Kharka. Mountain views.
Arrive Thumro. Mountain views.
Breakfast at Maidan Kharka for Sirubari.
Depart Maidan Kharka for Sirubari.
Lunch with family in Sirubari.
Depart Sirubari for Panchamul.
Arrive Panchamul for High School visit.
Depart Panchamul for Sirubari.
Group Tiffin at Gol Ghar (round house), the oldest house in Sirubari.
Dinner with family.
Cultural performance by Nava Youth Club & Buddha Mothersí Club.
- Day 03:
Breakfast with family.
Group meets at Gomba (monastery) for farewell ceremony.
Depart Sirubari for Arjunchaupari.
Lunch at Arjunchaupari.
Depart Arjunchaupari for Pokhara.
You Wonít Get
- Hot showers, electricity, television, bottled beer,
hamburgers, rubbish on the trail, thousands of tourists.
You Will Get
- Delicious local food and drink, comfortable
accommodation, a welcome likes you never had before and the cultural
experience of a lifetime.
two night package)
|10 + guests
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