Sikles Trek - 9 Days

Pass through various traditional Gurung villages away from any tourist trail. Explore the Machhapuchhre Holy Mountain area. Get stunning views of Manaslu and Annapurna mountain ranges. Follow the ancient trails towards the valley of Madi Khola to stay in villages.


TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
Explore Sikles a traditional Gurung Village
Mesmerizing mountain view such as Annapurna, Lamjung, Manaslu
Experience the warm hospitality of the Gurung community
Walk-through beautiful forests of unique vegetation
Scenic views of landscape and valley
Trek through remote areas of this region


Sikles is situated to the north east of Pokhara which is at an elevation of about 2000 meters in the shadow of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. It is a large village, possibly the second largest Gurung village in Nepal. The major attractions of Sikles trekking are the charismatic Gurung village of Sikles. This village is very famous cultural village of Gurung people north to the Pokhara valley. One can experience the life styles of the Gurung people residing there with handicraft production. The Trek Provides an overview of trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area. The route offers awesome views of the mountain and surrounding valleys, which passes through areas rich in flora and fauna. It is especially popular for its diversity of bird species. The route begins with a short drive from Pokhara passing through many natures and cultures of the surroundings. The Trekking Trail is a rough, wild but less traveled area in the country. It is the peace area and lovely full surroundings. You can have a view of Great Mountains; our ridge line route offers wonderful views of the Annapurna (8091 m.), Machhapuchhre (6993 m.), Dhaulagiri round trek. Dhaulagiri (8167 m. Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and many more.


Outline Itinerary (Sikles Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.
Day 02 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (203 km) – 6/7 hrs, overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Drive Pokhara to Bijayapur and trek to Kalikasthan (1370m), overnight at Lodge.
Day 04 : Trek Kalikasthan / Lama Chaur (1680 m) – approx 6 hrs, overnight at Lodge.
Day 05 : Trek Lama Chaur / Sikles (2000 m) – approx 6 hrs, overnight at Lodge.
Day 06 : Trek Sikles / Ghalegaun (2000 m) – approx 6 hrs, overnight at Lodge.
Day 07 : Trek Ghalegaun / Pokhara – approx 6 hrs, overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 km) – 6/7 hrs, overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.


Itinerary can be make increase of decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this amazing Sikles Trek if you are interested for other activities like Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.


Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 850

Day 1
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by the representative of AlpineTrav Treks and Expeditions and you will be shifted to your hotel.

Day 2
Day 02 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (203 km) – 6/7 hrs, overnight at hotel.

We start our journey with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Along the Prithivi highway, you will be followed by Trishuli River on the right side offering you with its beautiful river view. After then, you will be accompanied by the Marshyangdi River as the trail up streams to its junction. You follow the Marshyangdi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist 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. You can also take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara instead of drive which will just take 30 minutes to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. After arrival, get refreshed and stay overnight in hotel.

Day 3
Day 03 : Drive Pokhara to Bijayapur and trek to Kalikasthan (1370m), overnight at Lodge.

After breakfast, we drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur which will take about five hours. En route, we will enjoy the panoramic views. After arrival at Bijayapur, walk along an uphill trail passing through small colorful ethnic villages of Gurung’s and Ghale’s. The trail continuously leads upwards winding round terraced fields and village homes till you reach Kalikasthan, a vantage point for viewing the mountains at close range. The vast sweeping snowy expanse you see covers three distinct mountain clusters of the central Himalaya – the Manaslu, the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri, each with one dominant peak over 8,000 meters high. From here you will also see the Maadi khola gorge in the distance with the river slowly meandering down between the foothills. These trees, planted centuries ago, have broad leaves and branches that extend out – fusion, offering welcome shade to travelers. Around these shade trees people have built walls and Chautara, stone benches for porters to rest their loads upon as they pause during the hot, steep climbs. Many people built a Chautara’s in the name of deceased relatives. You can observe the massif views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mt. Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, and Mt. Manaslu, Nadi Chuli, Himal Chuli and many more mountains with Begnas Lake view from the top while walking. Now the trails climb gently along a ridge top through the Brahmins and Chhetris villages towards Kalikasthan. In Kalikasthan, you can also have a walk up to Kalika Temple which was established by Raj Shah in the 15th century. Kalikasthan ridge is dotted with small, pretty mountain villages inhabited mostly by ethnic hill tribes.

Day 4
Day 04 : Trek Kalikasthan / Lama Chaur (1680 m) – approx 6 hrs, overnight at Lodge.

On the following day, we pass through local villages of mixed ethnic groups and rice growing terraces up to Mardi Khola. Descending down to the river valley, we follow the easy trail along the riverbank passing through waterfalls. After walking about 5 to 6 hours through villages of mixed ethnic groups, rice terraces and jungles we reach Lama Chaur. Lama Chaur is a small village dominated by Gurung settlement. This place is surrounded by lush green hills that stretch for miles which stirs the imagination for good thoughts. We camp for our overnight Lama Chaur.

Day 5
Day 05 : Trek Lama Chaur / Sikles (2000 m) – approx 6 hrs, overnight at Lodge.

Today, we start our trek after having breakfast through dense rhododendron forest. The trail stretches at flat level along the river bank until we reach Khilan Gaun. After this, we follow path which is gently up at some distance and steeply up for some hours. En route we pass Parju village. The trail again climbs till Sikles village.

Sikles is the Nepal’s second largest Gurung village. It is one of the oldest and big Gurung villages. Most of the people serve in Indian and British Army. You can have an excursion around this Gurung village of Sikles. The major attraction of this village is traditional Gurung lifestyle, handicraft production, local cloth weaving tradition and the ancient water driven flourmills. The flower forest of rhododendron is also one of the highlight of this region. This is the best point at which to see the panorama of the Himalayas and close views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Manaslu.

Day 6
Day 06 : Trek Sikles / Ghalegaon (2000 m) – approx 6 hrs, overnight at Lodge.

On the following day, we head forward towards Ghale Gaon. We trek through forests covered with rhododendron. Ghalegaun is a small village which is mainly inhabited by the Gurung and Magar communities and was named as second village tourism destination after Sirubari of Syanja. The Gurung’s, dwellers of Annapurna and Manaslu Himal regions are famous for hard working and their bravery. The guests are treated here with proper hospitality and are served with clean and delicious organic food. Here in all the villages, well furnished rooms and clean toilets are available. This place is also famous as it lies along the route of Annapurna Region. From the villages, we can also observe the panoramic view of many Himalayas, such as Buddha Himal, Himalchuli, and Manaslu in the East, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna on the North and the peak of Machhapuchhre on the west. The area has green pastures of grasslands and rich in fauna including medicinal herbs, rhododendron forest. We spend overnight here.

Day 7
Day 07 : Trek Ghalegaun / Pokhara – approx 6 hrs, overnight at hotel.

On the last day of our trek, we descend down to Khudi and then drive towards Pokhara. On the way you will pass through dense jungle and Lama Gaun. Then continuing our trek we walk along the bank of Marshyangdi River, descending to Pokhara through the different tribal villages of Brahman, Chettri, Gurung, and Thakali and forest. Arrive at Pokhara and transfer to the hotel.

Day 8
Day 08 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 km) – 6/7 hrs, overnight at hotel.

After so many good memories from our trek, we drive back to Kathmandu. It is a different world back in the Nepali hills, and the gentle light sends us on our way back to the bustle
Of Nepal’s Kathmandu Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9
Day 09 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

Today, our airport representative will drop you to the airport and then you will depart from Nepal.

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation by private AC vehicles
  • Accommodation at Hotel Mount View with breakfast in Pokhara
  • Fluent English Speaking and well clarifying Mountain Guide
  • Assistant guide in need if the group size exceeds more than 4 persons
  • Well experienced and equipped trekking porters
  • Hotel/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Food during the trek (full board with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits)
  • Guide, assistant guide and porters’ insurance
  • Trekking permit and Annapurna Conservation fee
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Helicopter rescue
  • Staff tips

Sikles Trek – 9 Days: (Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge)

(All rates are in Euro)
PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
All inclusive Trek Cost for 1 Person: Eur 850
All inclusive Trek Cost for 2-4 person basis : Eur 800 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-7 person basis : Eur 750 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for +8 person basis : Eur 700 per person

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
CLOTHING:
Warm jacket (down jacket, if possible)
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 t-shirts
Underwear
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sun Glasses


During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaiters


TREKKING GEARS:
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking route,
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
Miscellaneous


TOILETRIES:
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Earplugs
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Toilet paper


OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Camera, battery etc
Books/magazines
Trekking poles
GPS unit
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Sewing/repair kit
Pocket knife
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

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Sikles Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 9 Days
  • Easy
  • 2000 Meter
  • September - December & February – May
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Private AC Vehicle
  • Hotel/Lodge

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