Sirubari Village Tour
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Sirubari Village Tour

“Paradise is exactly like where you are right now…only much, much better.” This is the feeling a visitor gets after reaching Sirubari Village which is firmly located in Syangja District, Southeast of Pokhara. Standing at an altitude of 1700 meters above the sea level, this untainted Gurung helmet is about 4 hours uphill drive from Pokhara. An adventure buff can also hike this distance for an extensive escapade- the slopes, nature’s creations. Form June to September is the best time to holiday at the distinguishing village, though the rest of the months are also passable.

Besides the spectacular setting, the cultured and the hospitable people (mostly Gurungs) of the village is another attraction of the Sirubari Village.

Character of the people generates the feeling of being at home to the visitor at once. The home stay style of accommodation in the village is another opportunity for the guest to get acquainted with their profound culture and simple extistence. The fusion of traditional and modern lifestyle was reflected by the gas geyser (water heater), rolls of toilet paper in the toilet, a well decorated dining table with the elegantly folded paper napkins- a fork and spoon stand, table salt, clean bedrooms etc.

The Sirubari dwellers seemed ever ready to welcome any visitors- be it domestic or international.

Besides rich culture and hospitality, there is a huge prospect of mountain biking and rock climbing in Sirubari. Similarly, Sirubari houses 60 different types of herbs and 15-16 types of wild animals which can be exploited as a study/research center in herbs and wildlife. At present, it was seen that the only activity for a tourist in Sirubari is a hike to the viewpoint in Thumro (popular for Sunrise view), which lies at 2300 m above the sea level and said to be a highest point in the south or Pokhara.

All the retired armies have tried to create Sirubari Village-a piece of heaven on earth, so it is hoped that their effort for years to develop this place as a tourist destination will pay them off in future. Also, the support they have been expecting from all the quarters will be endowed to them. So far, Sirubari has received various awards for being a model tourist village including PATA Gold Award 2001 which was conferred to the village in recognition to their constant effort to preserve their culture and tradition at its purest form.

{Drive to Pokhara and from Pokhara it is a three hour walk from the roadhead. A local village management committee takes responsibility for arranging accommodation, sightseeing and guiding in the village which consists of 60 households. It is a very neat and clean village, the accommodation is simple, but comfortable, with good bedding, as well as clean toilet facilities. Meals of daily fresh food are eaten with the local family, and each evening there is entertainment provided by the community, which is usually Gurung dance and folk song.There is a Buddhist monastery/Gompa in the core of the village; it has a vibrant Gurung culture, with a mix of Buddhist, Hindu or Shaman. The region abounds with flora and fauna, with two hills nearby providing stunning views of Nepal’s western Himalayas. Trails and steps are formed and paved, and many shrines and pilgrimage sites dot the landscape. The season is September to June, and while staying there visitors can visit cottage industries such as traditional handicrafts and paper making; and a plant nursery covering 380 hectares of flora, including one million trees and plants. There are two small lakes nearby and bird watching and wildlife observation are possible.}

Trip day to day itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu – Pokhara Early in the morning move for Pokhara via Manokamana, with tourist coach, enjoy a five hours beautiful vies. arrive at Pokhara and check-in at hotel. Evening free for personal activities or you can go for boat ride in Phewa Lake or shopping on the Lake Side on own. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 02: Pokhara Sightseeing. After breakfast proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city including Devi’s fall, Gupteshwore Mahadev cave, Seti River, Bindhyabasani temple and Barahi temple with one hour boating on Phewa lake.

Day 03 : Sirubari Village Tour. After breakfast drive to Sirubari via Badkhola, Darau. Stop for lunch en route Syangja Bazar and arrive Sirubari village between 4 to 5 pm. Welcome ceremonies, blessing by village lama, snacks and allocation of accommodation.

Day 04: Rest day at Sirubari. Depart village on foot for mountain views and sunrise at Thumro. Snacks will be served at Maidan Kharka before sunrise. After viewing sun rise return to Sirubari. Breakfast and Lunch at home. After lunch visit village, funeral place, school and back to home. Dinner with family. Evening culture program at gompa.

Day 07: Sirubari to Kathmandu. Breakfast with family and meet group at gompa for farewell ceremony. Depart Sirubari at 8.30 am for Kathmandu.