Sirubari village is a totally unspoiled Gurung settlement set in the hills at an altitude of 1700 metres above sea level. The climate is ideal at any time during the September to June season with warm days and cool nights.
The village is a short drive and walk from Pokhara, the major tourist centre for the Annapurna region. It is reached from the road to Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha.
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 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!
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 Langtang in the east, through Machhapuchare and the Annapurnas 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 neighbours.
Feel free to wander, safely, by yourself and look at all of the developments that the community have supported and funded; the primary health centre with its? doctor, the agricultural service centre, 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.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. The Swayambhunath Stupa was built on top of Swayambhunath hill. Three hundred steps lead to the top of the stupa.
Day 3: Sightseeing in Dakshinkali, Sheshnarayan and Kirtipur. The Dakshinkali Temple is dedicated to Kali, the fearful form of Lord Sivas consort, Parvati. The main deity in the temple is the black stone, six-armed form of Kali, standing on a prostrated figure. Dakshinkali is at the south end of the valley between two hills and at the confluence of two rivers.
Day 4: Drive to Pokhara. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 5: After breakfast proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city including Devis fall, Gupteshwore Mahadev cave, Seti River, Bindhyabasani temple and Barahi temple with one hour boating on Phewa lake.
Day 6: Drive to Syangja, trek to Sirubari. Sirubari village is a totally unspoiled Gurung settlement set in the hills at 1700 meters above sea level. Overnight in Sirubari Village Resort. Sirubari, a village in Syangja district southwest of Pokhara, is a short drive from Pokhara, followed by the comfortable walk. The village is on a south facing slope at 1,700m above see label . the climate is ideals at all times of the years with no show ever falling in the village itself.
Day 7: Sightseeing in Sirubari. Free afternoon.
Day 8: Drive to Tansen, transfer to your hotel.
Day 9: Drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 10: Sightseeing in Lumbini.
Day 11: Drive to Bhairawa Airport. Fly to Kathmandu, and transfer to your hotel.
Day 12: Sightseeing in Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur. Narayan is the preserver of creation to Hindus. His temple near Changu village is often described as the most ancient temple in the Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur is world renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture and indigenous lifestyle. For its majestic monuments, colorful festivals and the native Newars best known for their long history of craftsmanship.Overnight at Dhulikhal Lodge Resort.
Day 13: Early morning sunrise view and trek to Panauti, lunch at Namo Buddha and drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 14: Sightseeing in Budhanilkantha, Pashupatinath and Patan. Budhanilkantha is about 8km northeast of Kathmandu and 15km from Thamel, at the base of Shivapuri hill. Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Shiva the Destroyer, is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal.The ancient city of Patan is situated on the southern bank of the river Bagmati and is about five kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is known as the city of artists.
Day 15: Transfer to airport for departure.
Just because you are having only soft adventure not trekking it does not mean that you won?t 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 spectacular.
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 it?s 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 it?s people will remain in your heart forever.
What You Won?t Get?
Hot showers, electricity, television, bottled beer, hamburgers, rubbish on the trail, thousands of tourists.
What You Will Get?
Delicious local food and drink, comfortable accommodation, a welcome likes you never had before and the cultural experience of a lifetime.
01.Transfer from airport to hotel and hotel to airport by car or van or bus.
02.Kathmandu, Pokhara hotel accommodation with breakfast as per the above package.
03.Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing tour guided by English Speaking tour guide as per the above package.
04.Government taxes & office charges.
02.Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (for 60 days).
03.Personal nature expenses.
04.Soft and hard drinks such as alcohol, hot water, mineral water, cold drinks etc.
05.Laundry, phone call, tips and internet.
06.Meal other then breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
07.Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike road blocked etc.
08.Emergency flight by helicopter