Sirubari is the first touristic village in Nepal. It is also a school for homestay tourism in Nepal. It is situated in Andhikhola Rural Municipality-1, Syangja at an altitude of 1,610 m from the sea level. There are 39 households in the village.
The village has community forests, monasteries, museums and the heritage of rural tourism, including the statue of Captain Rudraman Gurung. Captain Rudraman is a leader in initiating rural tourism in Nepal, including community homestays.
From the hilltop of Deurali long ranges of snow-clad mountains including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre to Lamjung Himal is visible. Better view is possible from Gorujure and Thumro Juro (2,023 m). Long ago, a hermit called Dahara had meditated on the hill and there is an Ashram too.
Sirubari has been hosting guests since October 8, 1997. Later, it was declared as the first model tourist village of Nepal in the year 2000. There are homestay facilities with 60 beds in 17 houses in the village. Sirubari's style of hospitality is an exemplary where guests are greeted with flowers and panchai baja at the entrance of the village. After visiting the monastery (gumba), they are distributed to different homes. Cultural programs are demonstrated in the evening. Delicious food and friendly manners are the main characteristics of Sirubari homestay.
Kathmandu-Pokhara 200 km takes 6 hr by bus drive. Pokhara-Karkineta-Sirubari is 64 km. 25 min by Air service. There is a regular bus service from Prithibichowk, Pokhara every morning and afternoon.