Siklis Trek - 12 Days

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PRICE PER PERSON

  • 1 PAX US$663
  • 2 PAX US$572
  • 3 PAX US$540
  • 4 PAX US$532
  • 5-10 PAX US$518
  • 11-20 PAX US$498
Price Per Person US$ 498 All included Services

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the rich Gurung culture: interact with the friendly locals, visit traditional Gurung villages, and learn about their customs, lifestyle, and traditional practices.
  • Panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
  • Encounter various species of birds, including the colorful Danphe (Nepal’s national bird), and other wildlife like monkeys, deer, and Himalayan black bears.
  • Takes you through lush forests, terraced farmlands, and picturesque valleys.
  • Offers a peaceful and less crowded experience.
  • Experience local cuisine, including traditional Gurung dishes: dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momo (dumplings), and other Nepali specialties.

Siklis Trek Overview

The Siklis trek is designed specifically for less experienced hikers or anyone who is motivated to see Nepal’s rural areas. This region has fallen far behind in terms of development. The Annapurna trekking routes are relatively near to the Siklis region. It is to Pokhara’s northeast. There aren’t many lodges and guest hotels along the road. It is therefore easy to understand why we decided to set up a camp for an overnight stay. At a height of 2000 meters, the lovely village of Sikies is perched on the edge of a hummock.

The Gurung village here is breathtaking. Houses made of mud and stones line the village’s winding pathways. A classic ribbon motif is used to group the homes. There are five other charming towns all around this one. Lama-thar, Sabha-thar, Harpu-thar, Dhaprang-tha, and Gari-thar are their names. The local community has a specific place for these villages. Despite the fact that this trip moves along rather slowly, there is still plenty of time to learn about the local flora and fauna. While traveling the route, you can observe some beautiful mountain vistas.

Sikles Trek

The Siklis trek offers a unique opportunity to experience the rural lifestyle and culture of the Gurung people. The warm hospitality and friendly nature of the locals make the trek even more special. The trail takes you through lush forests of rhododendron and oak trees, adding to the natural beauty of the journey. Along the way, you’ll have chances to spot various bird species and other wildlife.

As you ascend, the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges unfold before your eyes. The snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), create a majestic backdrop. The changing colors of the mountains during sunrise and sunset are a sight to behold.

The Siklis trek offers a peaceful and less crowded experience compared to other popular treks in Nepal. The tranquility of the surroundings allows you to connect with nature and find moments of serenity along the way. The absence of modern amenities along the route enhances the sense of adventure and adds to the authentic experience of trekking in the remote areas of Nepal.

As you explore the villages and interact with the locals, you’ll gain insights into the traditional Gurung way of life. The cultural immersion and the opportunity to witness traditional practices and rituals make the trek culturally enriching. The simplicity and authenticity of the Gurung villages offer a glimpse into a way of life that has remained relatively untouched by modernity.

Overall, the Siklis trek is a beautiful journey that combines natural beauty, cultural exploration, and a sense of adventure. It is a perfect choice for those seeking a less crowded and off-the-beaten-path trekking experience while still enjoying the stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage of the Annapurna region in Nepal.

Culture:

The Siklis Trek provides a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Gurung people. The Gurungs are an indigenous community known for their warm hospitality, traditional lifestyle, and vibrant cultural practices. As you pass through Gurung villages along the sikles trek, you can interact with the locals, learn about their customs and traditions, and witness their unique festivals and rituals. The traditional Gurung houses, adorned with intricate woodwork and stone architecture, add to the cultural charm of the region.

Biodiversity:

The Sikles Trek offers a diverse range of flora and fauna due to its location within the Annapurna Conservation Area. The forests along the trail are home to various species of trees, including rhododendron, oak, pine, and bamboo. These forests are not only visually appealing but also provide habitats for a variety of bird species, such as colorful pheasants, eagles, and the national bird of Nepal, the Danphe (Himalayan Monal). You may also spot mammals like monkeys, deer, and Himalayan black bears. The trek showcases the biodiversity of the region, making it an exciting experience for nature enthusiasts.

Climate:

The climate along the Sikles Trek varies with the altitude and season. In general, the best time to undertake this sikles trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During spring, the weather is mild, and the hillsides are adorned with blooming rhododendron flowers, adding vibrant colors to the landscape. Autumn offers clear skies, ideal for enjoying the panoramic mountain views. Summers (June to August) bring monsoon rains, resulting in lush greenery but also occasional rain showers. Winters (December to February) can be cold, especially at higher altitudes, with the possibility of snowfall. It’s important to pack appropriate clothing and gear based on the season you plan to trek.

Accommodation:

Touch the Himalaya” will arrange for accommodation along the trekking route. You can expect to stay in tea houses or guesthouses, which are basic but comfortable. These accommodations provide a bed, blanket, and shared bathroom facilities. Please note that the availability of lodges and guesthouses may vary along the route, and in some cases, camping might be arranged for an overnight stay.

Meals:

“Touch the Himalayas” will ensure that you are provided with meals during the trek. The meals will generally include a variety of Nepali and international dishes. The most common meal is dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), which is a staple in Nepali cuisine. You can also expect to have options like noodles, pasta, vegetables, eggs, and meat (depending on availability). Vegetarian options are typically available as well. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided, and you can expect warm meals to replenish your energy during the trek.

Guides:

We, touch the Himalayas, will provide experienced and knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the Siklis Trek and the local culture. The guides will assist you throughout the trek, ensuring your safety, providing information about the surroundings, and helping with any logistical needs. They can also serve as a bridge between you and the local communities, facilitating cultural interactions and enhancing your overall trekking experience.

Permits:

“Touch the Himalayas” will take care of obtaining the necessary permits for the Siklis Trek on your behalf. These typically include the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. These permits are required to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area and help support conservation efforts in the region.

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Itinerary

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Day
01

Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport, then transfer to your hotel.

Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/ 4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
02
Max. Altitude: 1400 m Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Day
03
Max. Altitude: 820 m Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
04
Max. Altitude: 1,370 m/ 4,494 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
05
Max. Altitude: 1,680 m/ 5,511 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
06
Max. Altitude: 1,980 m/ 6,496 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge
Day
07
Max. Altitude: 2,200 m/ 7,217 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouese/Lodge
Day
08
Max. Altitude: 2,000 m/ 6,561 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge
Day
09
Max. Altitude: 820 m/ 2,690 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
10
Max. Altitude: 820 m/ 2,690 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
11
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/ 4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
12
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/ 4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

Route Map

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What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara with breakfast (Before and after the Trek) twin sharing basis.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu  by tourist bus, Pokhara to Bijaypur (trekking starting point) and after end the trek from Ghale gaun to Pokhara  by public vehicle.
  • All necessary trekking and area permit & fees, (National Park area special permit and TIMs cards).
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
  • All accommodation during trek ( in the best Local Tea house or in the guest house available in shelter)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained trekking guide and assistant guide (if the group size over 8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Expert local porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, Equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure

September-23
October-23
November-23
December-23
March-24
April-24
May-24
September-24
October-24
November-24

Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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