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Siklis Trek

Duration 11 days
Max-Altitude 2200m
Transportation Land/Flight
Grade Moderate
Accommodation 3* Hotel in City & Tent During Trek
Meals Breakfast in City& All meals during trek
Best Season Mar - May, Sep - Nov
Communication Available
Group Size 2+

Siklis Trek has been specially designed to offer you the opportunity of exploring the famous Annapurna Region’s dramatic mountain views on a route that is not frequented by hordes of tourists. It is also a low-altitude trek and suitable for all reasonably fit trekkers.

The village of Siklis lies in the eastern corner of the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is also the home to the Gurung community; originally herders from western Tibet and now involved in agriculture; growing rice, corn, and, millet on irrigated terraces. The wealth of these prosperous and friendly people is partially a result of the employment of many of their men in the Gurkha regiments in India. Gurungs have their language and are very musical. Although essentially Buddhist, some are now Hindu – but often observe all festivals.

Our Annapurna Siklis Trek route will take you through dense forests. The forest hosts a wide variety of birds while the open ridges give close-up views of the Annapurna range; including such peaks as Lamjung Himal (6983m) to the east, Annapurna II (7937m), IV (7525m), the sacred peak of Machhapuchhare (6997m) and further west, Dhaulagiri (8167m).

Villages offer simple, clean accommodations and a warm welcome. Local food is also tasty and freshly prepared with a variety of dishes on offer. A full day in Siklis allows for ample opportunity to explore the region and begin to get to know its friendly and hospital people.

The Siklis trekking in the Annapurna Region begins and ends in the lake city of Pokhara in central Nepal. Pokhara will reach Kathmandu by either a 25m flight along the Himalayas or a 6-7 hr bus drive. An “exhilarating” bus drive provides the scenic middle-hill forest and agricultural scenery. A short drive from Pokhara leads to the start of the trek.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp)-Kalikasthan (1370m.)
Day 05: Trek from Kalikasthan to LamaKhet (1680m.)
Day 06: Trek from Lama Khet to Siklis (1980m.)
Day 07: Trek from Siklis to Neuli Kharka or Forest camp (2200m.)
Day 08: Trek from Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon (2000m.)
Day 09: Trek from Ghale Gaon to Pokhara
Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 11: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
A representative from HSA will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Day tour of Kathmandu city, after breakfast in the morning you will Proceed on to Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Darbar Square, and Swayambhunath Stupa. Swayambhunath is a Buddhist Stupa said to be more than 2000 years old, is perched on a hillock 77 meters above the valley floor, and offers a bird’s eye view of Kathmandu City. Afternoon, a tour of Patan, also known as Lalitpur or the “city of beauty” is the oldest city in the valley. A great center both for the Newari Buddhist religion and traditional arts & crafts with 136 bahals or courtyards and 55 major temples. Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) for about seven hours.
This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara. Pokhara is a tourist’s paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhists and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 04: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 a blissful panorama. The trail then gently climbs along a ridge top through Brahmin and Chhetri villages towards Kalikasthan (1370m.). In the end, you should climb a short distance to the campsite which is situated above the village with panoramic views of the mountains, Begnas, Tal, and Pokhara city. Stay overnight at camp.
Included Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 05:Trek from Kalikasthan to LamaKhet (1680m.) which takes about six hours.
Your path begins passing through local villages of mixed ethnic groups and rice-growing terraces up to Mardi Khola. Then the trek is easy as you walk along the riverbank. En route, you cross Bhaise and Nawaldanda, to reach Lama Khet. It is a small village where you stay overnight. This place is surrounded by lush green hills that stretch for miles which stirs the imagination for good thoughts. Stay overnight at camp.
Included Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 06:Trek from Lama Khet to Siklis (1980m.) which takes approximately six hours.
The trail stretches at a flat level along the river bank until you reach Khilan Gaon. After this, you follow a path that is gently uphill for some distance and then gradually goes steeply up for some hours. En route, you pass Parju village. The trail again climbs until Siklis village. This is one of the oldest and largest Gurung villages found here. Most of the people here serve in the Indian and British Army. Stay overnight at camp.
Included Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 07:Trek from Siklis to Neuli Kharka or Forest camp (2200m.) which takes about five hours.
This trek goes through rhododendron and oak forests following a gently ascending path in the beginning. After some distance, you proceed over flat land. The Forest Camp is surrounded by forests. Stay overnight at camp.
Included Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 08:Trek from Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon (2000m.) which takes about five hours.
You trek through forests covered with rhododendron. While walking, you cross the highest pass of this trek. After hiking through the pass, you descend steeply to reach Ghale Gaon. It is a small village which is mainly inhabited by the Gurung and Magar communities. Stay overnight at camp.
Included Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 09:Trek from Ghale Gaon to Pokhara which takes about three hours.
The trail then descends gently to Hyamgja (1070m.). You board a vehicle here to go to Pokhara. Stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
Included Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 10:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about seven hours.
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling, and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach the famous Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people happily engaged in their daily life chores. From Naubishe, you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu.
Included Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 11: Departure Day
Our driver will transfer you to the International Airport to connect to the international flight.
Included meals: Breakfast

Price Include

  • Pick-ups and drops from  Airport.
  • Camping arrangements during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • Accommodations in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara including  Breakfast.
  • Teahouses Accommodation including  Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner during the trek.
  •  Farewell dinner at the end of  Trek.
  • Transportation  by  Tourist  Coach (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), and  porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Entrance  Fee  for  Sightseeing
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters
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