Siklis Village Trek

Trek Duration : 12 Days

555

trip cost

Strenuous

Strenous


2713m

highest access

Tourist Bus & Private car

transportation


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Located to the northeast of Pokhara, Siklis Village Trek is another popular trek of Annapurna region that offers you the opportunity of exploring the famous Annapurna Region’s dramatic mountain views. It is a low-altitude trek that is suitable for anyone who is reasonably fit. Dwelling through the Chhetri/Bahun settlement at lower altitudes and Gurung settlement at the higher ones, this trek lets you explore the unique culture and tradition of the local settlements. Not to mention, this trek offers the dramatic views of Annapurna ranges and other snow-clad mountains on the route.

Siklis Village Trek will take you through thick forests that host a wide variety of birds, along with the open ridges give close-up views of the Annapurna range. It offers the stunning view of peaks such as Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri. The further trek leads to the beautiful and extremely well-kept village of Siklis, set down on a hillock at an altitude of 2000 m. This is a less-trodden trail in the Annapurna region with less horde of tourists that make the pathway less crowded. The best time to initiate the trek is during the cooler months of November through February because of the relatively low altitudes.

The trek initiates from a drive to Hemja and starting the walk towards Ghale gaon from Kharpani. Throughout the trek, it offers a picturesque view of the landscapes. The charming Siklis Village, intriguing patterns of terraced fields, rhododendron forests, high alpine meadows nestled below the towering mountains of Annapurna II and IV are some of the major features of Siklis Tek. The route further takes you to the region which is inhabited by the Gurung community that lets you explore their age-old customs and traditions.

A final high point reveals magnificent views of the fish-tail peak or locally known as Machapuchare. Moreover, the trek also offers bird lovers a real treat as there are varieties of species of birds which are found in abundance in the forests of the Siklis region. Siklis Village Trekking also known as Royal trek, which is an alternative trekking route, leading us to the corner of Annapurna Conversation Area. The entire journey to Siklis is filled with diverse landscapes, rich flora and fauna and not to forget the stunning snow-clad mountains.

Siklis Valley Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Day 3: Drive or fly to Pokhara
Day 4: Drive to trailhead Hemja-Kharpani
Day 5: Trek from Kharpani to Ghale Gaon
Day 6: Trek from Gale Gaon to Parche
Day 7: Exploration at Siklis
Day 8: Trek from Parche to Chasu
Day 9: Trek from Chasu to Kalikasthan
Day 10: Trek from Kalikasthan to Begnas Taal and Drive back to Pokhara
Day 11: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu
Day 12: Onward Departure

Day 1

Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel
You will heartily be welcomed by our representative at the Tribhuwan International Airport. From thereon, you will be dropped at the hotel for relaxing. After that, you will be given a brief orientation of the Panchase trek by our representative.
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel 


Day 2


Sightseeing at Kathmandu
After having our early morning breakfast, you will have a full day sightseeing plan at Kathmandu. Also popular as ‘the city of Temples’, you can visit the world heritage sites such as Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Explore the beauty of the city, its culture, and tradition on this day. Furthermore, you will be prepared for trekking overnight. Overnight at the hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel


Day 3


Drive or fly to Pokhara
We either drive or fly to Pokhara, the city of Lakes. On the way, we enjoy the enchanting view of Trishuli river, temples such as Tal Barahi temple, Bindyabasini temple, and the beautiful sceneries. The snow peaks are the major attractions here. The city is also famous for its temples and stupa. The World Peace Pagoda is a pagoda-style Buddhist monument that sits atop a hill overlooking the Annapurna Mountain range which reflects off Phewa Lake below.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge.


Day 4


Drive to trailhead Hemja-Kharpani
Today, we drive towards Hemja to Kharpani. The drive leads towards Hemja, Milanchowk that takes about 20 minutes. From here, after a walk of about 15 minutes, one crosses the Mardi Khola River and only about 2-3 hours, we reach the campsite at Kharpani.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse.


Day 5


Trek from Kharpani to Ghale Gaon
After having our early morning breakfast, we leave towards Ghale Gaon. The journey continues through typical Gurung villages for several hours. Then, traversing through the Sardi Khola river, we ascend through Tamang villages. Finally, we reach Ghale Gaon.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge.


Day 6


Trek from Ghale Gaon to Parche
Today our journey continues towards Parche leaving behind Ghale Gaon. The trek initiates on the ridges and foothills of Bayule Danda or Bayule hill. We march through the ridge in a spiral trail where we reach a juncture surrounded by high hills. Further, we take on a trail through the Nauli Kharka, a summer grazing place for cattle. Ascending on the trek continues traversing over smaller streams and rural settlements before reaching Parche.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge.


Day 7


Exploration at Siklis
After having our early morning breakfast, we head for the much-awaited destination of our trek, another Gurung settlement of Sikles. The trek initiates from Parche and march ahead in the spiral and ascending trail. The pathway traverses through the hospital, temples, and scenic views of the lush green hills. Further, we move ahead of a loop created by the trail to the marvelous Sikles village. This village is the second largest southern Gurung settlement. Settled above the Mardi River, Sikles is famous for the breathtaking view of Annapurna ranges including Annapurna IV to the north and Annapurna II and Lamjung Peak.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge


Day 8


Trek from Parche to Chasu
Today we head towards another point of our trek in the diverse and culturally rich Annapurna region. We leave behind Parche and head towards Chasu. Descending through the trail, we have a short initial trek to Talche where we cross a stream to trek further to Tantang through a smaller settlement of Tauneswanra and couple of streams. Further, we traverse through the trail leading to Paiyon danda and head through the villages of Bagaletha and Setikholagaon. The journey is enriched with the scenic view of hills and valleys, forest, flora, fauna, and houses perched on the hillside.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge.


Day 9


Trek from Chasu to Kalikasthan
Today we head towards Kalikasthan from Chasu. After having our breakfast, we initiate our journey. Traversing along the Madi River, we move out of the Annapurna conservation area little ahead of Sabaldanda village. Ascending through the trail, our trek continues along the boundary of the protected area where we experience the diversity of the buffer zone. We traverse through the Madi River again near the settlement of Kare and march through lush areas, ridge, and hillside, and terraced landscape to reach Kalikasthan.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge.


Day 10


Trek from Kalikasthan to Begnas Taal and Drive back to Pokhara
Our trekking journey has almost come to an end. Today we head towards the marvelous Begnas Taal. We explore several settlements en route, cross a couple of streams, explore the greenery of the trail and pass through cultivation areas before reaching the Begnas Lake. Further, we drive towards the beautiful lake city, Pokhara. The stunning views of the mountains and the lakes are really amusing. Overnight at Pokhara.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel.


Day 11


Drive or fly back to Kathmandu
Our beautiful journey has come to an end as we head back towards Kathmandu. We either drive or fly back towards Kathmandu. We spend our rest day at Kathmandu exploring the various world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel.


Day 12


Onward Departure
After having your breakfast, you can have a relaxing time shopping in the city. At the evening our representatives will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Not to mention, you will be taking tons of memories of the trip.


service include:

    • Airport Pick up and drop.
    • Accommodation with breakfast three star hotel Kathamndu & Pokhara.
    • Transport by tourist bus or domestic flight ticket option Kathmandu to Pokhara both ways.
    • Three meals a day while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.
    • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis tent camp or lodge.
    • All trekking and related permit & fees.
    • English speaking, professional guides and porters.

service exclude:

    • International air fare
    • Meals at airports and whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Entry Visa fee
    • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
    • Drinks (hot cold& alcoholic)
    • Personal Trekking gears and expenses.
    • Lightweight walking boots & a pair of track shoes 
    • Guaranteed Waterproof & rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho.
    • Windproof, waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
    • A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
    • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
    • Loose cotton pants, long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
    • A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
    • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
    • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
    • Down jacket, Woolen shirts and thick sweaters for winter December, January & February.
    • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
    • Daypack: toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc. 
    • Water bottle, sunglasses
    • 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 
    • Toiletries with small towels
    • Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries 
    • Raincoat (optional), which is useful when it rains. 

     

  • Trek Name:Silk Village Trek 12 Days
  • Best season:Sep, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr & May
  • Transportation:Tourist Bus & Private car
  • Accommodation:Tent Camp
  • Grade:Strenuous Trek
  • Trekking style:Camping
  • Duration:12 Days
  • Group Size:Min.02 to Max 15 Pax
  • Attraction:Mountain View very close and Gurung culture

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