POKHARA, Feb 8: Sirubari Homestay, considered to be the oldest homestay in Nepal, will be reopened from this week. All homestays in Syangja, including Sirubari Homestay, one of the major tourist destinations in Gandaki, will be reopened starting Tuesday.
All 49 homestays of the district have remained closed since the country went into a lockdown on March 24 last year.
Syangja Domestic Tourism Revival Committee and Homestay Association Nepal, Syangja, on Sunday informed a press conference about the reopening of the service.
Homestay entrepreneurs have stated that the service is being resumed as the risk of COVID-19 has been minimized with the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines. They have also stated that the promotional work will be carried out as soon as the service resumes.
As soon as the homestays in the district come into operation, work will be done for their promotion. Jum Gurung, coordinator of Sirubari Community Homestay, said that there are homestays with a capacity of 60 people in 23 houses in Sirubari, Andhikhola Rural Municipality of Syangja.