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 Annapurna IV are some of the key features of Siklis Trek.
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.
After early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the tourist bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. The drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warm glimpse of Pokhara Valley and its beauty. If you choose to fly, you can reach Pokhara in 25 minutes. There are several flights from morning to afternoon available from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
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. Then the trail gently climbs along a ridge top through the Brahmin and Chhetri villages towards Kalikasthan (1370m.). At the end, you will climb a short distance to the campsite which is situated above the village with panoramic views of the mountains, Begnas Lake and Pokhara city. Stay overnight at camp.
You follow a gentle path passing through local villages of mixed ethnic groups and rice growing terraces up to Mardi Khola. Now the trek is easy as you walk along the riverbank. En-route, you cross Bhaise, 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.
The trail stretches at a flat level along the river bank until you reach Khilan Gaon. Then you follow a path which is gently uphill for some distance and then gradually gets steeply up for some hours. En-route, you pass Parju village. The trail again climbs till Siklis village. This is one of the oldest and largest Gurung villages found here. Stay overnight at camp.
This trek goes through rhododendron and oak forests following gently an ascending path. After some distance, you walk over flat lands. The Forest Camp is surrounded by forests. Stay overnight at camp.
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.
The trail descends gently up to Hyangja (1070m.). You board a vehicle here to get to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
After breakfast early morning, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes about seven hours. En route, you will enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. If you choose to fly back to Kathmandu, it takes about 25 minutes. There are several flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara from morning to afternoon. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor. Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking.
Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)
Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff
Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm
Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),
Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks
First Aid Kit
Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc
Additional items for camping trek:
Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses
Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price.
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