Siklis trek is a picturesque trek that unfolds the natural beauty of Nepal. The charming villages, intriguing patterns of terraced fields, rhododendron forests, high alpine meadows nestled below the towering mountains of Annapurna II and IV are some of the key features of Siklis Tek.
The Siklis Trek route takes you to the region which is inhabited by the Gurung community upholding their age old customs and traditions. A final high point reveals magnificent views of the fish-tail peak or locally known as Machapuchare.
Siklis 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.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)
Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp)-Kalikasthan (1370m.)
Day 03: Trek from Kalikasthan to LamaKhet (1680m.)
Day 04: Trek from Lama Khet to Siklis (1980m.)
Day 05: Trek from Siklis to Neuli Kharka or Forest camp (2200m.)
Day 06: Trek from Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon (2000m.)
Day 07: Trek from Ghale Gaon to Pokhara
Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes 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 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. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 02: 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 blissful panorama. The trail then gently climbs along a ridge top through Brahmin and Chhetri villages towards Kalikasthan (1370m.). At 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.
Day 03: 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.
Day 04: 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 which 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.
Day 05: 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.
Day 06: 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.
Day 07: 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 hotel in Pokhara.
Day 08: 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.
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We had the best time with Nava’s organisation. We did 8 days Annapurna Trek which was awesome. Then we returned to stay at the Hotel Buddha – a fantastic room and people were wonderful.