Sirubari village tour is interesting to see real Hill region in Nepal. It is located west of Pokhara and Sirubari is in the Panchamul VDC 4 of Syanga District, situated 1680m/5512ft above the sea level with farming terraces. Here are 45 houses with still and slate roof is including 32 houses for home stay service. From Pokhara you should ride car/van to Naudanda and need to walk at least 5 hours to reach Sirubari. The walking trail is over slope hills. This is a Gurung village with home stay principle since 1997 AD and founder is the ex-Indian Captain Rudraman Gurung. The main occupation of Gurung people are agriculture, recruiting the army in India and UK and other trades.
Sirubari village tour offers to know and learn the rural life of Hill people. Gurung is a tribe people with their own language, dress, culture, food and festivals. Gurung people are friendly and their hospitality is remarkable. Here is monastery and Buddha mother community too. The traditional dancing and singing program will provide in the evening. They have rich dress for woman and man, culture and festivals. Sirubari village won the PATA Gold Award in 2001. You can see how to make local wine (Narepa) by millet and enjoy with drinking it. They provide organic foods. Local handicraft is available here to buy as souvenirs.
Sirubari village tour offers the great views of Annapurna’s on the way travelling with car from Pokhara and after village. From the village snowcapped mountain is not visible but you should walk 2:00 hour’s uphill to the Gorujure with view tower for the view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail and Lamjung Himal. The sunny village offers to enjoy with sun after village. The rice terraces field is so beautiful with their crops. It protects to land erosion from flooding during the monsoon. The seasonal fruits and flower are available here. The best time to visit here from mid-September to mid-May is recommended. Please contact us for more information about Sirubari village.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport 1337m
When your flight arrives at Tribhuban International Airport. Take your bags and go to immigration to put a visa time in Nepal. Check our office board with representative and he will pick up you with car then transfer to hotel. It is 6km distance takes minimum 25 minutes to reach the hotel. Do check in and we brief you about your tour, time; place and hotel with introduce an experience government license holder culture guide for your whole trip.
Day 02: Swyambunath/Kathmandu Durbar/Pashupatinath/Boudhanath Tour
Full day sightseeing tour will be 6 hours time and you will back after your tour. We will provide a relevant Tour Guide and he will brief about Nepal, people, geography, culture and takes to you at 4 world heritage site including Swyambhunath -Swyambhunath is popular for old Buddhist Stupa, an activities of Asamese monkey and panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square-Kathmandu Durbar Square is popular for wooden pavilion known as Kasthamandap, Kumari House with living goddess culture, medieval palace with museum, freak street and several pagoda types of Hindu Temples, Pashupatinath-Pashupatinath is popular for Hindu live cremation center bank of the holy Bagmati River, Pashupatinath Temples and other temple of Shiva Lingam, Hindu holy men and sub-tropical forest with deer and an activities of Asamese monkeys, Baudhanath-Baudhanath is popular for the largest Baudhanath Stupa, Tibetan refugee settlement with their painting school, big prayer wheels and several monasteries with monks and lamas. Stay overnight at hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara then Boating Tours in Pokhara
Kathmandu to Pokhara is about 204km/127mile with paved highway takes 6 hours time. When you are travelling to Pokhara the landscapes are beautiful including snow capped Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Peaks, Trisuli River valley, Rafting scene, running cable cars, the branch ways to Daman,Chitwan, lumbini, Gorkha, Besishahar and Bandipur, Marsyangdi River valley, farming terraces, villages, hills, domestic animals and tropical plants are seen on the way. The distance between Kathmandu to Naubise is 29km/18mile, Naubise to Baireni is 24km/15mile, Baireni to Malekhu is 19km/12mile, Malekhu to Kurintar is 32km/20mile, Kurintar to Mughling is 6km/3.7mile, Mughling to Abukhaireni is 6km/3.7mile, Abukhaireni to Dumre is 17km/10.5mile, Dumre to Damauli is 16km/10mile, Damauli to Khairenitar is 24km/15mile, Khairenitar to Sisuwa is 19km/12mile and Sisuwa to Pokhara is 12km/7mile distance. Transfer to hotel and take an hour boating trip in Phewa Lake. The Himalayan views are superb in Pokhara and it is a city of Gurkhas. Stay overnight at hotel with breakfast in Pokhara city.
Day 04: Pokhara to Arjunchaupari then hike to Sirubari
Take a hot breakfast and short drive to Arjunchaupari. Now you should take a 4 hours hike with a view of village, rice terrace and green hill to reach Sirubari. It is a village of Gurung with home stay types. They will welcome to you and show cultural show at the evening. Stay overnight with full board of meal at home in Sirubari.
Day 05: Rest Day in Sirubari Village
Take a hot breakfast, join the tour around the village, and take a 2 hours hike to get the view point with the view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Enjoy the view and climb back to village. You will enjoy the cultural show in the evening after dinner. Stay overnight with full board of meal at home in Sirubari.
Day 06: Sirubari to Pokhara
Take a hot breakfast in the morning and enjoy 4 hours hike to get the highway and catch a local bus to get Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel with breakfast in Pokhara city.
Day 07: Sarankot/Bindyabasini Temple/David Falls/Mountain Museum Tour
Wake up early in the morning and drive to Sarankot for sun rise and Himalayan view from hill top. Drive back to Bindyabasini Temple, it is a Hindu temple of 17th century old with daily religious activities of pilgrims with a Himalayan views. Visit to Seti River gorge down to the ground from the KC Bridge then drive to David Falls for flying water with the history of the waterfalls. Drive back to International Mountain Museum with the history, photographic of all 14-world highest mountain peaks in the world, librarery, artificial climbing peak, ethnic people’s museum and slide show with beautiful garden around here with real Mountain View.
Day 08: Pokhara 827m/2713ft to Kathmandu 1350m - 7 hours by bus
Pokhara to Kathmandu is about 204km/127mile to the East. It also takes 25 minute by flight and 5 hours by car to get Kathmandu. When you are travelling to Kathmandu the landscapes are beautiful including snow capped Annapurna, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu Peaks, Marsyangdi River valley, Rafting scene, running cable cars, the branch ways to Besishahar, Bandipur, Gorkha, Chitwan, Lumbini and Daman, Trishuli River valley, farming terraces, villages, hills, domestic animals and tropical plants are seen on the way. The distance between Pokhara to Sisuwa is 12km/7mile, Sisuwa to Khairenitar is 19km/12mile, Khairenitar to Damauli is 24km/15mile, Damauli to Dumre is 16km/10mile, Dumre to Abukhaireni is 17km/10.5mile, Abukhaireni to Mughling is 6km/3.7mile, Mughling to Kurintar is 6km/3.7mile, Kurintar to Malekhu is 32km/20mile, Malekhu to Baireni is 19km/12mile, Baireni to Naubise is 24km/15mile and Naubise to Kathmandu is 29km/18mile distance.
Day 09: Departure to Tribhuban International Airport
You should enter the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule. It is 6 km car ride with our representative takes minimum 30 minutes time to get there. We hope you enjoyed once in Nepal and it is not enough so we optimist next visit with us for new program. We wish you safe and happy flight journey to next destination with putting scarf (Khata). We make sure you are not going to pay any airport take because it is already included in your flight ticket.
Where is Nepal ?
Nepal is landlocked country located in southern Asia couched between two Asian giants India and China. Nepal is geographically, culturally and linguistically diverse. The capital city of the country is Kathmandu, commonly known as ‘city of temples’ where we can explore traditional artistic beauty. Draped along the greatest heights of the Himalaya, Nepal is where the ice-cold of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Indian plains. Moreover, it's a land of yaks and yetis, stupas and Sherpas and some of the best trekking on earth. The Himalaya's most sophisticated urban cultures took shape here, in the three great mini kingdoms of the Kathmandu valley- Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur - home to a world-class artistic and architectural heritage.
What is Nepal known for?
Nepal is Known for Mt. Everest, highest peak in the world and Lord Buddha, who was the pioneer of Buddhist religion. Besides, among 14 eight thousand meters cross mountains in the world, eight are located in this naturally beautiful country. Nepal has been the focus of outstanding achievements in the world of peak climbing expeditions with the identification of more than one thousand peaks above 6,000 meters .Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views, an opportunity to take a glimpse into the life of world heritage sites, discovering variety of Himalayan flora and faunas, and an opportunity to explore the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world. Overall, Nepal is known for its hospitality and the local people believes in the mantra ‘Atithi Deba Bhaba’ (Guest are god).
Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?
Yes! Nepal visa is easily available up on arrival in the entry places. Make the process easier by downloading & completing the application form, having the correct USD cash and two passport photographs.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent Nepali currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent Nepali currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent Nepali currency
Is the country politically safe and stable?
Nepal is one of the new democratic countries in the world with many active political parties, ideas, ideologies and leaders. As such there might be some disturbances in some parts of the country. But it does not and will not affect the daily life of the residents in the other parts. Life moves on as usual, unperturbed.
How to enter Nepal?
Nepal can be enter by two ways,
By air: Some of the major international airlines operating schedule services to Nepal are Royal Nepal Airlines, British Airways, Biman Bangladesh, China South West Airlines, Druk Air, Gulf Air, India Air, Thai Airways, Qatar, Pakistan Air, Jet Air and Singapore Airlines. By air, you will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport (only one international airport) located in the heart of Kathmandu City.
By Road: There are several entry points by land route mainly from Nepal / Indian borders;
Scheduled public as well as tourist buses run to and from Kathmandu. Traveling by bus is recommended if you can cope with 10 to 12 hours of long drive in return for a fascinating mountainous views and snail tail roads that meet above the clouds.
Do you have Airport pickup facilities?
Definitely! We do have airport pick up facilities for our customers who have booked for our any packages. We don't charge any money. As the time you booked your trip, you have to inform us.
What is the best time to visit Nepal?
September and April are warm with the temperature ranging between 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit. In October, November, late February and March it is typically 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. In December and January it is much cooler, between 45-70 degrees Fahrenheit, and you may experience foggy conditions as well. As there is an ideal time to visit Nepal. Nepal can be visited the whole year round. Light weight clothing is recommended from May to October. Warm garments are required from October to March. An umbrella or a raincoat is a must for the rainy season.
How can I make the payment?
There are various payment options by which you can make payment to Glory Nepal team. You can make payment by cash, bank transfer, online credit card payment and Travelers checks. If you wish to use another option of payment suitable to you, then Glory Nepal will assist you for that.
Why should I book the tour through Glory Nepal?
Glory Nepal team is a recognized Holiday Planner and service provider related with the Nepal Tourism Sector. The Team of Glory Nepal is able to work on your any kind of travel requirements as it is associated with a team of Tour Escorts, Guides who are well trained, fluent in different languages and with long experience in related sectors. We do offer verities of Nepal Tour, Trek, Jungle Safari, Adventure packages but beside that we are best in organizing special tailor made itineraries in any areas of Nepal. As our motto is "Guest's Satisfaction is our Achievements" we are always here to assist you for your holiday to Nepal.
What does grading (Easy, Moderate, Difficult, Strenuous) means?
"Grading" is a term used for rating treks based on difficulty. According to Himalayan Glacier standards and experience, we have divided the trekking into four types, namely Easy, Moderate, Difficult and Strenuous- the challenge in terms of both technicality and geography increases as we move higher in that order. Thus, Easy Treks could be suitable for all while Strenuous and Difficult Treks are meant only for those who have certain experience and capability.
This can help you choose a trek or climb especially in the Himalayan Region that best suits your fitness level and experience. Please keep in mind that this is a general guide only. A variety of factors, including weather, may add to the challenge.
No previous trek experience and any physical preparation are required to attempt this trek. An interest in walking will be enough to take up such treks. Such treks usually vary from 2 days hike to 5 days trekking and can reach up to an altitude of 3000 m. Treks usually on well maintained paths and passes through ridges and involve walking up to 5 hours a day.
Moderate Treks will require at least 6-7 hours of walking every day, crossing 4000 m above high altitude passes, and long and exhausting walks through often rough trails, rocks and boulders. Therefore, you will require physical and mental fitness, positive attitude and interests and previous hiking or camping experience is preferred. You should prepare to face high altitude.
Previous trekking experience and technical knowledge is essential in Difficult Treks. Besides walking through rough trails for 6-7 hours and crossing high passes as high as 5000 m, you will also be glacier crossings on snow/ice. You will be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen and continuous walking over huge stretch of Himalayan valleys. Positive attitude and perseverance is required.
Strenuous Treks involve long days, long hours of challenging walks, high altitude passes above 5000 m, difficult terrains and glacier and snow walking. No doubt you need to be mentally and physically fit and in excellent health condition. As part of technical requirements, you will require to have rock and ice climbing experience with the knowledge of use of ice axe and crampons. You should consider joining one of the rock climbing and glacier walking classes prior to heading for Trek.
Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
There are many ATM machines in the Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley. ATM machines are slowly being introduced to other cities like Bhuwtal and Dharan.
What types of cards are accepted? Debit or Credit? Visas or Masters or Discovers or Dinners?
Most popular cards accepted in Nepal are VISA, MASTERCARD and American Express. Both Debit and Credit Cards are accepted here. American Travelers Cheques are also accepted in most Banks, Hotels, and Travel companies.
Are there any tourist police in Nepal?
Of course there is tourist police located near the Nepal Tourism Development Board's Office. Also, there are complaint counters at the airport and Basantapur Durbar Square. Tourist police are specially trained in English and have detailed local knowledge to assist tourists. For security and travel related assistance, you can reach any of the officers from telephone 4-247041, 4-4268969 during 11 a.m to 5 p.m
Is Nepal safe? Is a woman traveling alone safe with your company?
Absolutely Nepal is safe for traveler. Firstly, Nepal is considered as one of the peaceful countries in the world (chances are it's safer here than your home-country). Secondly, while you're on one of our trips, we take personal responsibility for your well-being, a responsibility we commit very seriously.
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