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Sirubari Village Tour

Sirubari Village

Village tourism, a recent innovation, is successfully demonstrated at Sirubari in Syangja a half day s distance from Pokhara. It is a three hour walk from the road-head just 30 kilometers from Pokhara. A management committee takes responsibility for visitors, their welcome, accommodation, sightseeing and guiding. The village consists of 60 households of which many are offering guest accommodation. 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 family, and each evening there is entertainment provided by the community, which is usually Gurung dancing and singing.

It has a vibrant Gurung culture, and they are a mixture 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. Sirubari won the PATA Gold Award 2001 in the Heritage & Culture - Heritage Category.

Accessible from Kathmandu and Pokhara, there is a one day walk to the model tourism village . Village treks can be undertaken while experiencing village and rural life, as well as visiting the majestic hill-top palace of Gorkha Bazar. Accommodation is in individual guestrooms with host families, or in between villages, in tents. During trekking meals are provided by professional teams, and in the villages visitors can try a delicious, hygienically prepared Nepali Daalbhaat consisting of locally produced rice, lentils and garden fresh organically grown vegetables. The guestrooms are simple, but clean and cosy, with latrines available and a water tap close by. (Electricity, hot showers and separate bathrooms are not available so far).

In the mid-west of Nepal in the Syangja District, another model tourism village project is underway. This is an agricultural and animal husbandry based community with no other income source; the intention is to carry out infrastructure development, heritage conservation and renovation, plus training and development of the villagers in the region. Located to the north east is Dahare Deurali, a famous religious site, and a beautiful location for viewing Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhare. It is at an altitude of 3,900 feet with a population of more than 6,500 people in the village and surrounding area.

Sirubari is without one of the most attractive village in Nepal. The village is neat and clean very colorful and warm, while the people are friendly, well education and are enthusiastic about toursim. Sirubari is a compact farming community village. The Unique attraction of Sirubari is the fact that is the model for a growing new trend in tourism in Nepal – a trend takes the visitor within, Experience stemming for the observations from ; without have always attracted visitor to Nepal. For the adventurous, Nepal has been synonymous with trekking, mountaineering expiations, jungle safari, and river rafting. For those seeking spirituality for the visitors have always been the people and the culture. Sirubari, a village in Syangja district southwest a short drive from Pokhara, followed by the comfortable walk. The village is on a south facing slope at 1,700m above seeing label. The climate is ideals at all times of the years with no show ever falling in the village itself. However, the ideal time to visit between September to June. The houses are mostly built from the local materials and are well constructed and comfortable. The overwhelming impression of the village is one of the odder and classiness but with a warm and welcoming feel to it. Foot trails though the villages are all stone paved. The villagers love, for flowers is shown in an all year around riot of colors. Being oh the southern slopes of the ridge the village enjoying long sunny day and is ideal for agriculture. In may 2001. Sirubari in conjunction wit the Nepal truism board was awarded the PATA Gold award in recognitions of its efforts to preserver the culture and heritage of nepali total life.

Itinerary

Day 01

Pokhara to Sirubari
Driving from Pokhara to Sirubarivis Bhatkhola, Darua Lunch and welcome ceremony at Sirubari. Interact with home stay family dinner with home stay family. 5/6 hr driving from Pokhara to Shirubari and stay in Shirubari at home.

Day 02

Sirubari- Village tour Visit to Panchumul high school. Lunch back with families at home stays interact with home stay families and watch a color show. And home stay in Shirubari.

Day 03

Sirubari Hike to Midian Kharka and Thumro observe sunrise view. Lunch with families at homes stay. Grope attractive at village gompa followed culture program. Dinner with families at home stay. And home stay in Sirubari.

Day 04

Sirubari to Pokhara farewell are village gompa. Depart for Pokhara via Karkenetta, Seti Doban and Naudada Lunch en route Afternoon flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 6/7 hr driving kathmandu- Sirubari- Pokhara) 30 min flight Pokhara to Kathmandu.