Day 01: Drive to Pokhara approx at 9am by road for Sirubari and lunch on the way. Arrive Sirubari village around 3pm-4pm. Welcome ceremony,blessing by village lama, snacks, allocation of ccommodation. 5pm onwards- At leisure with families, dinner, bed.
Day 02: Breakfast Walk to Dahare Durali to see The holy women life back to Sirubari meet see the Government School back with family.
Day 03: Early breakfast then climb to Maidan Kharka and Thumro for Himalayan panorama. Refreshments at community plant nursery. Sirubari for lunch.Descend via Panchamul, visit high school, return toAfternoon in village, tiffin in community hall with caltural programme Dinner with family.
Day 04: 6.30am Breakfast with family:
7.30am Group meets at gomba for farewell ceremony
8.30am Depart Sirubari for Pokhara Lunch at on the way
1.00pm Arrive Pokhara
The following can be incorporated into any programme for special interest groups provided at least four people per group participate.
There are some undeveloped rock faces above the village which will give challenging climbing. For experienced climbers only, own equipment required.
There is an unexplored limestone cave near the road head at Arjunchaupari. The cave has some formations and is at least seventy five metres deep. Only locals have entered the cave so far. There is an abandoned mine (copper) above the village which could prove interesting provided it is safe. Preliminary exploration will take place this summer.
The jungle above Sirubari is rich in bird life. A day or more can be set aside for serious ornithologists to spend time here. Animal life is also abundant.
Meditation/Buddhism study tours:
The Gurung villagers around the valley are all followers of a particular style of Tibetan Buddhism. Scholars or recent converts alike can spend time in meditation in the peaceful atmosphere of the village and its surrounds.
Longer trips around the valley rim are possible but overnight stays outside the village will be required. Tents or local accommodation can be arranged.
When festivals coincide with group tours then the itinerary will be varied to suit, according to the guest’s wishes.