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Village tours allow visitors to experience a stay in a typical Nepali village. You will get to stay in home of one of the villagers and during your stay, you will get delicious local food and drinks and comfortable accommodation provided by your host family. You will also get a chance to interact with the villagers and get to know their culture, tradition and way of life first hand. Besides, you will be contributing directly to the welfare of the village. Village tours are conducted in Sirubari, Gorkha and other places.
Sirubari is a small village nestled on the southern slopes of a ridge at 1700m above sea level. The height and aspect ensure a comfortable climate regardless of any season of the year. Pokhara, about 20km to the northeast, is the nearest major center. The travel time for the average group to reach the village from pokhara is about 5 hours, an experience in itself. The village which is inhabited entirely by the Gurung people, is small and compact with net and clean trails connecting the mainly stone and slate built houses. Sirubari offers attractive valley views stretching a ways towards the Terai. A short walk above the village gives visitors a spectacular Himalayan panoramic view that is hard to rival from any view point in the region. 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.
Located on a 1000m ridge in Tanahu district some140km west from Kathmandu and 60km east from Pokhara, Bandipur's hallmark is its beautiful scenery. At the eastern part of the town is the pagoda-roofed Bindabasine temple which houses goddess Durga, Bandipurs guardian deity. The rich wooden carvings and details brass-work that adorn the temple are replicas of those found in the many old pagoda structures of the Kathmandu valley. The other important temples and shrines in the vicinity include the Mahalaxmi temple with its exquisite woodwork and Khadga Devi temple which comes alive once a year during the Dashin festival.
Located 29km northwest of Kathmandu city, the fabulous holiday area of Kakani features attractions ranging from beautiful alpine scenery to the magnificent Himalayan panorama particularly of Ganesh himal massif. Other peaks that can be closely seen from Kakani.
For those seeking the ultimate pan Himalayan view, Daman is the place to go. Locate 80km south west of Kathmandu valley, Daman (2400m) offers the only unimpeded view of the entire Himalayan range . Daman is located on the Tribhuvan highway between Kathmandu and Birgunj. There is a view tower fitted with long range telescope. Daman can be reached in four hours from Kathmandu.