The SpaceSarai, our village, is set on the edge of fertile, rich rice land with fine views of the surrounding green, forested hills. Also from Sarai the hilltown of Tansen, is in view. Tansen has steep streets Newari buildings, many temples and superb views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges best seen from the top of Srinagar Hill which is almost 1,500m altitude. Guest AccessThe large bedroom has en suite facility, with hot water available 24 hours plus another bathroom which facilitates washing clothes. The airy sitting/dining area has plenty of seating for everyone with attractive outdoor sitting areas Interaction with GuestsRavi lives permanently at Toribari, he is a registered guide with the Nepal Mountaineering Association whilst Jackie, who lives in Scotland and is a mountain leader visits twice a year. Guiding facilities are always available and all meals will be provided by Ravi. The NeighborhoodToribari (mustard field) is brick built on European lines with a spacious bedroom, en suite bathroom, large airy living/dining room, outdoor sitting areas, surrounded by trees and a well tended garden. The location is quiet, some distance from traffic and offers the visitors a unique opportunity to bird watch and become acquainted with the many very beautiful butterflies that frequent the garden.
The house was built as a base from which to run a trekking business and to bring guests to, to see a Nepal seldom experienced by tourists.
There are many walks, some can be short for example a stroll by the river observing birds and pastoral activities whilst others can be more strenuous into the hills and can be for two to four days. The latter are arranged as camping treks, taking food with local people all of whom are known to Ravi because this is where he was born and bought up. Views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges are constant companions as is the stunning Palpapali landscape.
A Scottish registered charity is also run by Ravi and Jackie from Toribari, at present there are seven rural schools which are given financial help plus several successful drinking water projects, all of these venues make interesting visits. Getting AroundAccess can be arranged by taxi from the main road 6 km distant although there is a bus service running to the village. Palpa is quite close to the border with India so travellers from there coming through Sunauli can easily access Sarai especially if they are destined for Pokhara.
From Kathmandu domestic flights bring visitors to Bhairawaha 60 kms away. These incoming flights would be met. Other Things to NoteThere are few amenities in the village of Sarai therefore Ravi will provide breakfast which can be fruit, yoghurt, porage, toast and eggs plus Nepali lunch and dinner, he is an excellent cook. The menus are open to negotiation and can include dishes preferred by the western palate.
We offer guided walks of a few hours or extended 2 to 4 day treks into the remote countryside. These are camping trips with food provided by local householders. You will always receive a very warm welcome wherever you go.
Prices - guiding $15 per day - length of day negotiable
Camping trek $30 per person per day to pay porters plus their food
Transport from road end to Satai by jeep/taxi $10