Siklis Trekking

Price

USD 999

Trip Duration

11 Days

Trip Grade

Easy

Highest Altitude

3050m

Accommodation

Tea House, Hotel

Transportation

Bus, Jeep, Car

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

All around the year Except Monsoon(June-September)

Siklis Trekking Introduction

Siklis Trekking is a scenic and culturally rich trekking route located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is known for its beautiful landscapes, stunning mountain views, and the opportunity to explore the traditional Gurung village of Siklis.

The trek typically begins from Pokhara and follows a trail that takes you through diverse terrain, including lush forests, terraced fields, and alpine meadows. The highlight of the Siklis Trek is the chance to visit the Siklis village itself, one of the largest Gurung settlements in Nepal. The village is known for its well-preserved traditional houses, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality of the locals.

During the trek, you’ll be surrounded by panoramic views of the Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu mountain ranges, with prominent peaks like Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, and Machapuchare (Fishtail) visible along the way. The trail also offers encounters with diverse flora and fauna, making it a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers.

The Siklis Trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers of various skill levels. The duration of the trek can range from 5 to 7 days, depending on the specific itinerary and pace. The accommodations along the route are basic teahouses or homestays, providing a glimpse into the local way of life.

Siklis Trekking offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality of the Gurung community in Nepal. It is a lesser-known trekking route that provides a tranquil and authentic experience away from the crowds, making it a preferred choice for trekkers seeking a unique and off-the-beaten-path adventure.

 

Highlights

  • Amazing view of the Annapurna Himalayas
  • Immerse yourself into the GurungAnnapurna Region
  • Siklis Village itself
  • Gurung culture & hospitality
  • Amazing View from Rishi Danda
  • Trekking on the Lap of Himalayas
  • Rivers, mountains & Lakes
  • Pokhara exploration
  • Kathmandu “City of Gods”

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Kalikasthan Trek to LamaChaur
  • Day 4: Trek from LamaChaur to Siklis
  • Day 5: Explore Siklis village
  • Day 6: Trek from Siklis to Ghale Kharka
  • Day 7: Trek from Ghale Kharka to Pokhara
  • Day 8: Sightseeing in Pokhara
  • Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 10:- Sightseeing Day in Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Departure day

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to The capital city of Nepal Kathmandu. Rest and prepare for the beautiful Siklis Trek. Explore the vibrant streets and immerse yourself in the rich culture and historic city of Nepal. Stay in Thamel(1250m).

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Take a scenic drive (or flight) from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a beautiful drive along the river, rice terraces, villages & mountains.  Beautiful lake city and the gateway to the whole Annapurna region. Spend the day exploring Pokhara and enjoy its serene ambiance. 850m.

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Kalikasthan Trek to LamaChaur

We’ll take a 3-hour drive to Kalikasthan, the starting point of our trek. From there, we’ll begin trekking towards Lamakhet (Lamachaur), which takes around 5-6 hours. The trail is a gradual ascent through terraced fields and forests, with beautiful views of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. , following a trail that takes us through charming Gurung villages, lush forests, rivers & beautiful scenery with some steep ascents and descents along the way. Stay at LamaChaur (1,370m)

Day 4: Trek from LamaChaur to Siklis

Today, we’ll trek to Siklis, a traditional Gurung village known for its well-preserved houses and rich cultural heritage. Gurung people are known as warriors. They are famous as an army working in the UK, Singapore & India.  The trek takes around 4-5 hours, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Stay at Siklis(1,980m) 

Day 5: Explore Siklis village

Today is a rest day in Siklis, where you can explore the village and interact with the friendly locals. You can visit the ancient monasteries, and traditional houses, and enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas from Rishi Danda just above the village. Stay at Siklis(1,980m). 

Day 6: Trek from Siklis to Ghale Kharka

We’ll start our trek a little early today after breakfast, following a trail that takes us through beautiful but long & deep forests and terraced fields. The trek takes around 9-10 hours, with some steep ascents and descents along the way to Ghale Kharka(2,020m). 

Day 7: Trek from Ghale Kharka to Pokhara

Today is the final day of our trek, where we’ll descend towards Pokhara. The trek takes around 2-3 hours to Ghatte Khola, with stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and valleys. Upon arrival in Pokhara, we’ll check into our hotel and celebrate the completion of the trek. Stay at Lakeside in Pokhara (827m)

Day 8: Sightseeing in Pokhara

Today is a rest day in Pokhara, where you can explore the city’s attractions and enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas, Lake & the mountains. You can visit the famous Phewa Lake, Devi’s Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, and the International Mountain Museum. 

Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast, drive (or flight) back to Kathmandu by Tourist bus for approximately 10 hours, approximately enjoy the scenic ride on the mid-hill range with fields, rivers & lifestyles. Stay at Kathmandu

Day 10:- Sightseeing Day in Kathmandu

Today is the exploration day of the “city of temples”, gods, culture, art, architecture, and traditional capital city of the Himalayan country Nepal. Out of the 10 World Heritage Sites, 7 of them are inside this beautiful capital city making it the highest density of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Visit Swyambhunath(Monkey Temple), Patan Durbar Square & Pashupatinath Temple & Bouddhanath stupa. stay in Kathmandu.

 

Day 11: Departure day

After breakfast we will drop you off at the airport for final departure for your home or your next destination we bid our see you again until next time

Includes

  • Simple tea houses in trekking on a twin-sharing basis with 3 times of meals. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner with 3 cups of tea each)
  • A professional trekking guide & necessary number of porters (2:1) with their salary, meal, accommodation, transportation & insurance. 
  • Necessary permits & TIMS card, Annapurna Conservation area permit & local Municipality fees.
  • Both-way transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by Bus
  • 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara on BB basis & best available lodges or Home stay on trek with full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with a cup of tea each meal).
  • All grounded transportation like pickups & drops also to & from the trek. 
  • A group medical kit

Excludes

  • All Kinds of beverages. 
  • All extra expenses such as shopping and trekking gear. 
  • International flights. 
  • Early arrival / late departure. 
  • Travel insurance (you must purchase one before starting the trek) 
  • Rescue evacuation if needed (it can be helped to arrange)
  • Tips for driver, guide & porter (expected).
  • If a plan is changed by any other problem such as a landslide, political disturbance, changing plan, or cancellation of the flight. Or the things not mentioned above 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the The Siklis Trek?
The trek to Siklis is typically takes around 5 to 9 days, depending on the chosen route, starting & ending point & your time flexibility.
What is the best time to trek to Siklis Trek?
The best time to trek to Siklis is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. But doing the trip in winter (Dec-Feb) also offers great views clear skies but very cold nights.
What is the level of difficulty for the Siklis Trek?
The trek is considered easy & moderate. It is not high altitude trek like other trekking in Nepal. It involves both uphill and downhill walking through steps, good physical & mantle conditions is needed.
Do I need a guide and porter for the trek?
We recently ban an independent trekker in Nepal while it's not implemented it well & you may see very few people trekking independently. It is highly recommended to have an experienced Guide, especially for those unfamiliar with the terrain. A guide can provide valuable information, cultural insight & safety briefings, and a porter can lighten your load so you can do the trip comfortably. & most importantly it supports to their family as well.
What permits are required for the trek?
Trekkers need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara before you start your trek. Happy Mountain Nepal will be helping you to obtain it.
What is the accommodation like during the trek?
Tea houses (Home stays) & basic lodges are available along the villages, providing basic but comfortable accommodation with Indian & Nepali basic food. It's advisable to book in advance during peak seasons as they have limited number of lodges & Home stays.
Is altitude sickness a concern on the Siklis Trek?
While the trek is not high, altitude sickness can still be a concern but you do not have to worry for it as the trip not going higher than 3000m which is known as high altitude line.
What should I pack for the trek?
Pack essentials like comfortable trekking boots, light warm clothing, a light sleeping bag, a first aid kit, and a water purification system. Happy Mountain Nepal is providing a check list for packing for Siklis Trek.
Is it possible to do the trek independently or should I join a guided group?
Recently we ban the independent trekkers, however you can see very few people trekking independently as the ban is strictly not implemented. Joining a guided group offers you a support, local insights, and can enhance the overall experience so we highly recommend joining the group.
How do I reach the starting point of the Siklis Trek?
The trek usually starts from Kalikasthan, which is a1.5Hour drive from Pokhara. Happy Mountain Nepal will be providing the private transportation to & from trekking starting point

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