Lying just a short walk or drive from Pokhara in the picturesque Annapurna foothills, Sirubari village is widely known as one of Nepal’s most charming and beautiful villages. Sirubari is a Gurung settlement of about 60 houses, most of which provide homestay arrangements consisting of clean facilities, welcoming hosts, and fresh, hygienically prepared traditional Nepali food. Cultural shows are arranged each evening by the local community, including song and dance performances. Traditional crafts such as papermaking are also on display. The quintessential rural landscape surrounding the village is dotted with numerous shrines, pilgrimage sites, and spots of historical and cultural interest, accessible by guided tours or self-guided strolls along numerous footpaths. Sirubari won the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Gold Award in the Heritage & Culture category in 2001 for its excellence in providing visitors with an experience that is uniquely Nepali. This is a great way to learn about Nepali culture and rural life in a warm and welcoming environment that caters to traveler’s desires for cultural exchange.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. Drive to Pokhara
Day 2: Drive or hike to Sirubari. Lunch and welcoming ceremony. Meet host family.
Days 3 and 4: Enjoy interacting with your hosts. Tour the village and surrounding areas. Meals will be provided by host family and nights will be spent in village homes after evening performances.
Day 5: After an afternoon farewell, drive or hike back to Pokhara.
Day 6: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 7: Depart from Kathmandu
- Airport pickup and drop off in private vehicle
- Hotel with included breakfast in Kathmandu
- Private transportation and government licensed guide while sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
- Government licensed, experienced trekking guide and porters during trekking
- Insurance for trekking crew (guides and porters)
- All required equipment for trekking crew, kitchen tent, dining tent, and toilet tent
- Accommodations in hotels, tea-houses, or camps during trekking
- Three daily meals while trekking
- All required conservation fees and trekking permits (TIMS)
- Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
- Entrance fees for attractions (UNESCO world heritage sites, museums, etc.) during sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Personal insurance or cost of air rescue in the event of emergency
- Air ticket to and from Nepal from your point of origin
- Visa fee for entry into Nepal
- Personal expenses (souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, hygiene items, staff tips, etc.)