An alternative then other short treks in the region, the Sikles is an uncrowned corner of the Annapurna Conservation Area under the shadows of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II and IV. This fabulous camping trek takes you about a week, starting at Beganas Tal (Lake) and heading north to the Madi Khola, then following the river’s west bank up to well-preserved Sikles (1,980m.), Nepal’s biggest Gurung village. From here you strike westwards over the thickly forested ridge that separates the Madi and Seti Khola drainage’s and then descent via Ghachok, another Gurung settlement, to reach the Pokhara – Baglung Highway. Variations on this route are often touted as the ‘Royal Trek’, after a rally the troops swing Prince Charles took through the area in 1980 to visit the villages of Gurkha recruits. As part of an effort to develop this into a model eco trekking route.
The historic hill trek to Siklis; one of the early southern Gurung settlements and the second largest Gurung village, still retains an aura of olden times. Here, the Jhankri (shaman) and Lama (priest) have important roles in this Buddhist community, marriage, death and day-today lives. Siklis village lies above the Mardi Khola (1,981m), overlooking Annapurna IV to the north and Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal to the east. The region is particularly good for bird watching because of its pristine forested surroundings where different species of birds thrive.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel. Includes: (A).
Day 2: Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.
Join us for the welcome dinner at evening. Hotel Overnight. Includes: (A), (B).
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (by plane). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Drive to trailhead Hemja (Milanchowk) - Kharpani (hot spring). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Kharpani - Ghalegaon (2713m). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Ghalegaon (2713m)- Parche (1760m). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Sikles exploration day, providing pack lunch & back to overnight at same place. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Parche (1760m) - Chasu (980m). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 9: Chasu (980m) - Kalikasthan (1080m). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 10: Kalikasthan (1080m)- Begnas Tal & drive back to Pokhara. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu (by bus). Includes: (A), (B), (L).
Day 12: Departure from Nepal. Includes: (B).
Note: Abbreviation: A - Accommodation, B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner.
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Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Airport pick up & drop
- Trekking guide
- One porter each two clients in tea-house trek, required cook, trek crews & porters in tent trek
- Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews
- Tent & mattress for tent trekking
- All meals as per itinerary
- Land transportation as per itinerary
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- Trekking Permit & National Park Fee.
- International airfares & war insurance
- The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
- Optional excursions
- Cost of visas, insurance charges & passports where is necessary
- Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
- The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling
- All others except committed to provide in ‘cost included’ section above.
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