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Sirubari Village Trekking

Homestay at Sirubari

The Sirubari village trekking is an ultimate way to explore traditional and cultural ethnic village in the country. Sirubari village, located in a south-facing slope of Syangjha district at 1700meters southwest of Pokhara is a typical Gurung settlement with other ethnic groups too residing with unity. The trekking towards this charming place is open all year long as it is blessed by good climatic conditions.  The trekking is primarily an eco-lodge camping trek combined with the unique home-stay experience among the communities. The well-constructed houses from local materials reap an amazing feel throughout the stay in the village. Likewise, the supreme hospitality as a part of the Himalayan culture is the feature of the Sirubari village tourism. Moreover, panoramic views of Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Tent Peak, Gandharba Chuli and Fishtail mountains bejewels the lofty trip.

The overall tour of the trekkers in the country begins with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu where they are taken to different cultural and historical monuments of the cultural city. After spending few days in the capital city, trekkers proceed towards Pokhara, the premium tourist hub of the country. Sirubari village is just 20 kms away from the Pokhara valley which can be covered during 5-6 hours trek. After landing in Siurbari village, trekkers can enjoy the whale of a time by visiting monumental sites, historical places, interacting with locals, participating in cultural events etc.  Once the village is explored, the tour is definitely going to end in a high note. 

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites  along with  Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries
  • Explore Pokhara, the most beautiful lake city of the country, also known for providing superb mountain views
  • Witness amazing views of Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Tent Peak, Gandharba Chuli and Fishtail mountains
  • Get along with ethnic people and their culture with the unique home-stay experience
  • Pass through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys etc.
  • Witness variety of floras and faunas 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 02 : Kathmandu City Tour

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m)

Day 04 : Pokhara to Sirubari (1700m)

Day 05 : In Sirubari (1700m)

Day 06 : A Short Climb to Dahare Hill

Day 07 : Depart for Pokhara (827m)

Day 08 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 09 : Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tours inclusive of private vehicle and guide.
  • Accommodation at local houses with all meals (local/traditional) during the trekking.
  • Necessary permit and monuments entrance fees.
  • Transfers by car/van or tourist bus as per the itinerary.
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation if needed.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs for faster service)
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Any kind of drinks (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottle water, cola, beer etc.)
  • Tips for guide driver and porter

Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)

Your Sirubari Trekking package commences within your arrival in the airport, where you are received by a representative and are transferred to your allotted hotel. If the time persists, you can either visit city or relax at the hotel to overcome your jet lag. O/N at Hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu City Tour

Today you enjoy the refreshing sightseeing of Kathmandu City following the appetizing breakfast. The sightseeing covers the popular areas of the Kathmandu city including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Syambhunath Temple and Boudhhanath Stupa. The heritage site” Kathmandu Durbar Square” along with its historical and cultural monuments, the sacred Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva “Pashupatinath”, and the famous Buddhist pilgrimage “Syambhunath” and “Boudhanath” certainly provides you a favorable opportunity to explore the culture, history and tradition of the country. O/N at Hotel.

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m)

The scenic drive for about 6-7 hours towards the beautiful city Pokhara from the “city of temples Kathmandu” is enlisted in our today’s regime. The drive lets you to encounter the fast flowing rivers like Trishuli and Marsyangdi with the bonus of beautiful hills and landscapes. Finally, we check in at Hotel after reaching Pokhara. O/N at Hotel.

Day 04 : Pokhara to Sirubari (1700m)

Today you commence the first trek of your Sirubari Trekking package after a short drive to the Arjunchaupari. You trek towards the Sirubari from the Arjunchaupari following the chilling and refreshing trails and witnessing the amazing mountains views of Annapurna, Machhapuchree. Finally after the enthusiastic trek for about 4 hours we finally arrive at the beautiful Gurung settlement, Sirubari where you enjoy your homestay with the local host family and witness the cultural program held in the evening.

Day 05 : In Sirubari (1700m)

You can enjoy your second day at Sirubari village by exploring the surrounding villages and local area or you can accompany your host family on their household chores may it be in the farms, kitchen or gardening activity. This day goes according to your will so you may blend it within your desire!

Day 06 : A Short Climb to Dahare Hill

Today is the third day of your homestay at Sirubari village, and it might also be the memorable day as you climb the Dahare Hill which is considered as the highest point in Pokhara and provides the panoramic views of Himalayas which stretches from the Mt. Manaslu in the east to the Dhaulagiri range in the west with Mount Machapucchare and Annapurna.

Day 07 : Depart for Pokhara (827m)

With the vivid and unforgettable memories settled in our heart during the homestay at Sirubari today we trek back to the “City of Lakes”, Pokhara following the same trail. We check in at hotel within reaching Pokhara and get involved in boating at peace and calm Phewa Lake at the evening. O/N at Hotel.

Day 08 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m)

On the eight day of Sirubari Trekking package we return back to the “City of Temples”, Kathmandu following the same highway and enjoying the scenic drive for the second time. After reaching the capital city, we check in at Hotel. O/N at Hotel.

Day 09 : Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

As per your flight timings, you are escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal at the Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule from your hotel in Kathmandu. A day to bid farewell to the glorious country situated in the South Asia. While waiting for your flight, you can make plans to venture other destinations of the majestic country in near future.
We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

Tour guide
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.

Tour Availability
We operate Sirubari Village Trekking privately with your personal guide so that you don’t have to confront with other people who might have different interests or attitudes. To keep our tours private and comfortable we limit our groups with 10 people per guide. Please contact us if you have a bigger group and we will arrange several guides for you depending on group size.

Vehicle
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the sightseeing tours. For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group 3-10 people.
 
Tour duration
The tour duration is 8 nights/9 days. The sightseeing is done at the cities of the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu & Patan).

Clothing
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the day time but the evening requires a light jackets. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.

Meals
Breakfasts are included during your stay in Kathmandu. During the trek, all meals – local/traditional (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) are provided.

The sightseeing places we visit will include:

Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.

Swoyambhunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises. The stupa is towards the western side of the Kathmandu valley atop a hillock commanding great view of the entire Kathmandu Valley.

Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines located 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temples existence prior to 400 AD. The holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple is also the cremation ground for Hindus.

Bouddhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site)
The Bouddhanath Stups is the largest stupa in the valley located about 6 kms to the east of downtown Kathmandu. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating
specimens of stupa design. Buddhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during the construction of Bouddhanath.

What do we mean by trekking?
Trekking is an enjoyable and accessible adventure.  In an area like the Annapurna Region this activity will blow your mind.  It generally involves days on foot and multi-day walks through parks and wilderness areas.  The Annapurna region mainly consists of teahouse treks.  The terrain can often be steep, and we will likely encounter cold weather and possibly snow at higher altitudes above 3 700m.

Is trekking an activity for me?
If you love spending time in the outdoors and going to magnificent places offering spectacular views, then trekking is most certainly for you.  It fills the gap between luxury travel and tented tours at a price that makes sense to most people.

Do I need prior trekking experience before setting out here?
No previous trekking experience is needed but it will certainly help.  Anyone with decent fitness and good stamina should be able to cope with the trekking days and higher elevations.  Hiking experience anywhere in the world is recommended for maximum enjoyment, but certainly not needed.

What permits are required for my trek?
This will depend on your specific trek but all regions have some form of permit system.  Some trekking areas require a special permit for the trekking activity and other areas may only require permits to enter conservation areas or national parks.  Often it is a combination of both.  Nearly all trekking areas require a Trekking Information Management System TIMS card.  As part of your package we obtain all permits on your behalf.

What is the average walking time per day?
On average you will walk about 5 to 8 hours daily.  Distances vary and will depend on trail conditions, weather conditions and the fitness of the group.

What is meant by teahouse trekking?
Teahouse trekking refers to the type of accommodation that is so unique to these mountain treks.  Lodging and meals are mostly at teahouses operated by local people and on a full-board basis.

Where do we get our drinking water from?
Bottled water is available in many places on the more established trekking routes but this will be for your own account. Most villages have a clean and reliable water source and we will utilise locally purified water mostly.  The teahouses can supply you with boiled water at a small fee.  You are encouraged to carry your own purification tablets or drops for your own peace of mind.

How much can a porter carry?
This will often depend on the trekking route and maximum altitude gain.  On average for trekking in the Annapurna Region every porter carries between 15 and 30kg.  A camping porter carries up to 40kg.  For our packages we normally assign one porter for every two travellers.  What this means to you is that on the trek you will be allowed 15kg luggage. This is strictly enforced to ensure the wellbeing of our porter crew. 

Should I tip my guides and porters?
Yes please do!  This is not mandatory but widely accepted as for anywhere else in the world.  Tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal and on our treks.  

Important Note

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 09 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Easy

Activities: Cultural Sightseeing & Hiking

Best Season: Feb-May and Sep-Nov

Max Altitude: Sirubari (1,700m)

Daily walking: 4-5 hrs

Transportation: Private vehicles

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full board on trek

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Home-stay during the trek

Trip Type: Home Stay trek

Starts/Ends: Pokhara

Group Size: Minimum 2 People

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