Sikles Village Trek

Duration: 11 Days
Price: US $550
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • ActivityTrekking
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • AccomodationLodge to lodge
  • Min Person2
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Siklis trek in Kaski district has been most loved trekking areas among trekkers, as it is one of the picturesque treks that unfold the natural beauty in Nepal. The charming villages, intriguing patterns of terraced fields, rhododendron forest and high alpine meadows nestled below the towering mountains of Annapurna II (7937m) and IV (7525m) are some of the key features of this trek. This trekking also known as royal trek as Prince Charles had a trek through the area in 1980 to visit the villages of Gurkha recruits, as part of an effort to develop this into a model eco-trekking route. But it has yet shadowed at the corner of the Annapurna conservation area under the Lamjung Himal and Annapurnas II and IV.

During the trek in the area, you can have a view of Great Mountain and rough terrain. This trekking is a spectacular short trek through the Gurung (Gurkhas) village and dense forest. Therefore, it has been one of the alternatives to other short treks in Annapurna region. The trekking is off the main trails through Gurung village and takes through rice terraces and cornfields and then cuts over a ridge clad in lush green forest and enchants by the panoramic views of Machapuchare (fishtail peak) and other mountains lying along the region.

This is no doubt a wonderful camping trekking. The trekking begins from Pokhara, where we reach either by direct flight or bus from Kathmandu, generally we camp near the Begnas Lake, next day we begin our trek from Beganas Tal (Lake) and heads to the north to Baral along with the Madi Khola. Subsequently, to Chymarang and finally we reach at well-preserved Siklesh (1,980m) through the Gurung villages. Throughout the way, we can have magnificent views of Himalaya, farms and scattered forests filled with various kinds of birds. We make trips along the Siklis and explore the areas which have yet been unexplored and we head to Hoga and have rest explore the areas and take snaps of the Himalayas and natural inhabitants of the area and we head to Chipli, Burijung Khola, Bharaburi and then to Chisopani and subsequently we reach to Pokhara and return back to Kathmandu either by flight or bus.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Pokhara to Bijayapur khola - kalikasthan (1370m)
  • Day 02: Kalikasthan to Lamakhet (1,680m)
  • Day 03: Lamakhet to Siklis(1,980m)
  • Day 04: Siklis to forest Camp(2,200m)
  • Day 05: Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon(2,000m)
  • Day 06: Ghale Gaon to Pokhara

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Pokhara to Bijayapur khola - kalikasthan (1370m) Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp)-Kalikasthan (1370m.) which takes about five hours. A broad trail starts through rice fields near the Army Camp, and then ascends through Rakhigaon to a Chautara, a resting place under a large pipal tree. En route, you can enjoy the views in panorama. Now the trails climb gently along a ridge top through the Brahmin and Chhetris villages towards Kalikasthan at (1370m.). At the end, you should climb a short distance to the campsite which is situated above the village with panoramic view of mountain, Begnas Tal and Pokhara city.
  • Day 02 :Kalikasthan to Lamakhet (1,680m) Trek from Kalikasthan to LamaKhet (1680m.): which takes about six hours. You begin following gently path passing through local villages of mixed ethnic groups, rice terraces up to Mardi Khola. Now the trek is easy as you walk along the riverbank. En route you cross Bhaise, Nawaldanda, to reach Lama Khet. It is a small village where stay overnight. This place is surrounded by green hills which exhilarates you.
  • Day 03 :Lamakhet to Siklis(1,980m) Trek from Lama Khet to Siklis (1,980m.): and it takes approximately six hours.The trail stretches at flat level along the river bank until you reach Khilan Gaon. After this, you follow path which is gently up at some distance and steeply up for some hours. En route you pass Parju village. The trail again climbs till Siklis village. It is one of the oldest and big Gurung village. Most of the people serve in Indian and British Army.
  • Day 04 :Siklis to forest Camp(2,200m) Trek from Siklis to Neuli Kharka or Forest camp (2200m.) which takes about five hours. This trek goes through rhododendron and oak forests following gently ascent path in the beginning. After some distance, you walk over the flat land. Forest Camp is surrounded by forests.
  • Day 05 :Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon(2,000m) Trek from Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon (2000m.) and it takes about five hours. You trek through forests covered with rhododendron. While walking you cross the highest pass of this trek. After pass, you descend steeply to reach Ghale Gaon. It is a small village which is mainly inhabited by Gurung and Magar community
  • Day 06 :Ghale Gaon to Pokhara Trek from Ghale Gaon to Pokhara which takes about three hours. The supposed trek descends gently upto Hyamgja (1070m.). You board vehicle here to go to Pokhara.

Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
  • Govt. registered and well experienced local guide and necessary porters.
  • 3 Nights sharing twin bed room in 3 star categorized hotel in Kathmandu with buffet breakfast.
  • 2 nights room in peace, clean and standard hotels in Pokhara with breakfast basis.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by A/C tourist bus.
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary of guide and porters.
  • TIMS permit, ACAP entrance permit.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porters.
  • All government taxes, vat and office service charge.
  • Emergency rescue arrangement in client request.
  • Farwell dinner in one of the authentic Nepali restaurant with live culture show.

Cost Excludes

  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu, we can arrange it on client request.
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara and Kathmandu except farewell dinner.
  • Hot shower, hot water during the trek.
  • Personal insurance, laundry service, phone calls and internet.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.

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