Sirubari Village - 8 Days

Sirubari Village
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Trip Facts
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Grade A (Easy)
  • Max Altitude 2300 m
  • Best Time Oct - May
  • Activity Village Tour

Trip Overview


Sirubari village is a totally unspoiled Gurung settlement set in the hiss at 1700 meters above sea level. The climate is ideal at any season of the year. During the September to June season with warm days and nights. Sirubari village is a short drive and walk from Pokhara, the major tourist center for the Annapurna. It is reached from the road to Lumbini. The trail to the village is steep but well made and most people manage to reach the village after a three-hour walk. We will be welcomed into the community and invited to stay in the home of one of the villages. The accommodation is simple but comfortable with good bedding as well as clean toilet facilities. The food is delicious and you will be eating your meals as one of the family. Each night there will be entertainment provided by the community, one evening this will be in the form of traditional Gurung and Nepali dancing and singing. You can join in if you want. The living culture and tradition of Gurungs blended with their rich hospitality make for an unforgettable experience for any one who visits Sirubari. Sirubari is the winner of PATA Gold Award 2001 in Heritage and cultural-Heritage category.

There Are The Mountains :
Just because you are not trekking it doesn’t mean that you won’t see the mountains. An easy one-hour walk above the village is the viewpoint at Thumro. At 2300 meters this is the highest point of Pokhara and the views on a clear day are spectacular. 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 Manaslu in the east through Machhapuchare and the Annapurnas and around to Dhaulagiri the Himalaya giants all line up for your camera to capture.

Village Life :
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 its 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 its people will remain in your heart forever.

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Cost & Dates


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Additional Info


While visiting Sirubari village it is recommended to follow the following customs:

(Some do and don’ts)

  • Affection between men and women, even married, is selfdom expressed. Public kissing, hugging, and hand- holding are offensive to most Nepalese and a sign moral. But it is acceptable for two men to walk hand in hand.
  • Affection between men and women, even married, is seldom expressed. Public kissing, hugging, and hand- holding are offensive to most Nepalese and a sign moral. But it is acceptable for two men to walk hand in hand.
  • Baksheesh is an extra payment for a service performed and is usually given to porters or laborers at the end of the job. It can be money or clothes or anything else and there is no set rate.
  • Bargaining is to be expected. Don’t bargain if you’re not really interested. If your price is accepted, don’t try to back out, and don’t try to get an even lower price.
  • Bathing in the hills is very conservative. Men should wear shorts; women should wear a lungi pulled up under the arms.
  • Children are spoiled crazies. Don’t be surprised if you are the center of attraction everywhere.
  • Clothing is conservative. Men should not go bare- chest and shorts should be conservative. Women should avoid bare shoulders halter tops, and shorts. Ties and suits are not necessary except for special occasions.
  • Conversations may have ‘dead’ patches. Nepalese are not uncomfortable with silence.
  • Cows are sacred. They go and sleep where they want. Watch out for them if you must stretch them out while sitting on the floor.
  • Never step over anyone, and always move your feet let people avoid stepping over you.
  • Gifts are rarely given and seldom opened in front of the person who has given it.
  • Heads are sacred and should be treated with respect. Never should be treated without respect. Never take who has given it and never take a topi (hat) off a man’s head, even in fun.
  • Invitations often arrive at the last moment. Don’t be surprised or offended, it happens to everyone. If you’re busy, even a short appearance is enough.
  • Jutho (impurity) refers to food that is ritually polluted and therefore inedible; any food which has come into contact, either directly or indirectly with the month becomes jutho.
  • Left hands are used for cleaning oneself after going to the toilet. It is never used to pass or accept things, whether food at the table or money with a shopkeeper.

Itinerary


Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu International Airport

Welcome transfer to hotel and rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight at hotel. Q/N.

Day 2 : Sightseeing / Cultural day in Kathmandu & Patan city.

Day 3 : Kathmandu - Pokhara

Here are two options: either we can directly fly (US $ 80 one way fly cost) or drive to Pokhara (6 hours drive by tourist bus- US $ – 15 deluxe tourist bus ( Green Line Bus).

Day 4 : Pokhara - Sightseeing Day

Early in the morning we can take a taxi to the Sarangkot hill for viewing sunrise and spectacular snowcapped mountain ranges. After lunch back to Pokhara and ride up to Devis fall, Tibetan refugee camp, Cave and boating in the lake

Day 5 : Transfer from Pokhara to Arjunchaupari

Trek to Sirubari village. Meet the family. Watch local cultural programs. Overnight in the local House.

Day 6 : Explore

Explore the village and its surroundings. Hike through the neighboring villages. Enjoy the cultural programs and observe their daily lifestyle.

Day 7 : Climbing

Climb to Dahare hill for views of the mountains and village scenery. Spend our last evening with the family. Probably one of the rarest experience for you.

Day 8 : Pokhara - Kathmandu

Walk back to the transport at Arjunchaupari. Drive back to Kathmandu via Pokhara or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

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Trip Includes


  • Local food and drink
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • A welcome like you have never had before
  • The culture experience of a lifetime

Trip Excludes


  • Hot showers
  • Television
  • Bottled beer
  • Hamburgers
  • Rubbish on the trail
  • Thousands of tourists

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Extend My Holidays

If you like to extend your holidays in Nepal with your short time to experience the high mountains and Nepalese culture you can choose these short and easy extensions trips. Also for those who are inexperience in walking up and down on the mountain the following options are the best to choose. Click on the link below to get its information.