Siklis Trek


Sikles Trekking made us to be pride ourselves on creating new and innovative treks that break away from the norm. For this camping trek we venture into rarely visited valleys deep within the Annapurna range. Sikles Trekking leads the wilderness exploration away from traditional Gurung villages. Upper areas further of Pothana will be walking through untouched primary forest is a rare joy anyway, but in the foothills of Nepal it is exhilarating.Along the Sikles Trekking going and coming back you will encounter and experience typical cultural villages.
 

Sikles trekking we start from Pokhara heading due north towards the holy mountain Machapuchare. Our ridgeline route offers wonderful views of the Annapurna and Manasulu ranges. Climbing though oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest we follow ancient trails to the Madi Khola valley and stay in the villages of Sikles, TangTing and Bhujung. The trail follows the high alpine summer grazing route the shepherds use to herd their flocks above the treeline. The views from the ridges of the endless blue foothills as they roll southwards are unsurpassed anywhere in the country. This new trek offers a truly captivating village experience where we get to see the real rural Nepal. We camp at unique sites, eat the local dishes and witness daily life unfold around us. We also get to see a side of the Himalayas rarely seen.
 

TREK ITINERARY:

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport & Transfer to Hotel

Day 02 : Full day guided tour in Kathmandu valley
 
Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara and stay overnight

Day 04 :
Pokhara to Bijayapur khola – kalikasthan(1370m)

Day 05 :
Kalikasthan to Lamakhet(1680m)

Day 06 :
Lamakhet to Siklis(1980m)

Day 07 :
Siklis to forest Camp (2200m)

Day 08 :
Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon(2000m)

Day 09 :
Ghale Gaon to Pokhara

Day 10 :
Drive/fly back to Kathmandu

Day 11 :
Free Day

Day 12 :
Drive to airport for international departure

 

Note: Above given is sample itinerary and are subject to change to suit your schedule. If you do not want all the activities listed in the package, we are always flexible to provide you the personalized package as per your schedule requirement. All itineraries as well as price are subject to change without prior notice until your reservation of this trip with us.

TRIP FACT:


Booking Code: MN205

Duration: 12 days

Maximum Elevation: 4230 m

Difficulty: Easy-Medium

Trekking Type: Teahouse

Best Season: March – May

                          Sept-Dec

Trek Start From: Pokhara

Trek Finish at: Pokhara

Price : USD 600 - USD 900

Route Map:

                                                        






 


Day 01: Kathmandu arrival (1300m)
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel; here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days.  We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing.
After breakfast, you will start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Swayambhunath (Monkey Tembple), Pashupatinath , Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar square.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (960m / 6hrs or ½ hr)
Drive or fly to Pokhara. Pokhara is situated on the side of Lake Fewa, it is a beautiful area with Fishtail mountain (Machhapuchhare) rising not far behind within the Annapurna range.  Only 200km from Kathmandu it can take 6/8 hours by road depending on the season.

Day 04 : Pokhara to Bijayapu 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 05 : Kalikasthan to Lamakhet(1680m)

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 06 : Lamakhet to Siklis(1980m)
Trek from LamaKhet to Siklis (1980m.) 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 07 : Siklis to forest Camp(2200m)
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 08 : Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon(2000m)
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 09 : 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.

Day 10 : Pokhara-Kathmandu
Drive
from Pokhara to Kathmandu and it takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You are then directly taken to the hotel

Day 11: Kathmandu free day of your own.

This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping. In the evening you will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.

Day 12: Final Departure.
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing country.
  • Welcome in Airport by garland
  • Airport Pick up & Drop of Transportation by private vehicle
  • Two bed accommodation at Kathmandu & Pokhara in 2 to 5 star hotels with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
  • Pokhara / Bijaypur Khola local bus or private transportation
  • Accommodation in tent or tea house during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • 4 seasonal sleeping bag
  • Annapurna trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work & Permits
  • ACAP & TIMS
  • All cost for a Magic Nepal staffs (guide and one Porter while on trek)
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Magic Nepal’s trekking staffs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client's insurance
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
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