Experience Unspoiled Village Life during Your Adventure Travel in Nepal
Adventure travel to Nepal has a host of outdoor activities and sport on offer in this charming country that nestles in the mighty Himalayas. You can taste the thrill of mountaineering, river rafting, mountain biking and even bungee jumping and Para-gliding here at rates that are much cheaper than anywhere else. The climate is ideal at any time of the year especially during September to June with warm days and cool nights.
As you move away from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal on your adventure travel you catch glimpses of the local way of life, of people who live in untold hardship but bear it all with a smile. Nepal has over a hundred different ethnic tribes, many of Tibetan or Mongolian origin living in the unspoiled regions of this lovely country.
One of the more unusual aspects of adventure travel that is now being promoted in Nepal is village tourism. This gives visitors an opportunity to live among the people of the village in their homes and experience their life at first hand. The village we visited was Sirubari village, an absolutely unspoiled Gurung settlement nestling at seventeen hundred feet on the lower hills of the Himalayas.
The village is not far from Pokhara, the major tourist center for the Annapurna region. It is reached from the road to Lumbini. One had to walk the last bit to the village but that was part of the adventure! The rolling plains and foothills are dotted with tiny villages, much like Sirubari.
A few days among the friendly villagers were unforgettable. They open their homes and hearts to visitors and you can relish genuine ethnic food and drink to your hearts content. It may be wise to carry your own water, but the wholesome food was so different from what you get at restaurants. The evenings are filled with local entertainment of Nepali and Gurung music and dance.
You can visit the local school or wander around drinking in the atmosphere as the village folk go about their routine. We learnt first hand about Buddhist religion from the lama residing in the Gompa or monastery. Sirubari taught us many lessons for life.