Annapurna sikles trekking is a great introduction to the beauty of Mt. Annapurna range and Gurung culture. Sikles is one of the largest Gurung villages in Nepal. The sikles trek in Annapurna offers an opportunity to learn about their unique traditional culture and way of their life. Enjoy local home stay accommodation local family meals on Siklis trekking. A model village trekking is in the central part of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).
On the Siklis village walking, explore the northern side of Pokhara that offers fabulous views of the entire Annapurna range with Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Fishtail and other giants from a uniquely scenic angle. Annapurna Sikles trekking is a moderate trekking starts and ends in Pokhara, and goes no higher than 2000m. Sikles trekking is truly a great short trek for any trekkers coming from lower elevation.
Annapurna Sikles trekking is a kind of mixture of eco friendly villages, terraced fields, alpine pastures and rhododendron with moss, wild flowers and orchids. The area of Ghalekharka –Sikles is known as the ecological trek. Under the care of ACAP, the environment and culture in this newly opened area is being carefully preserved.
There is simple and basic home stay type of guest house is available. Tented camping trekking is helpful if you would prefer trekking in luxury way. This is an easy grade of trekking, but there is of course uphill and downhill trekking. So a good level of physical fitness is required. The best season for this trekking is all around the year except the rainy season July and August. For you help, below are the outline Sikles trekking itinerary. Any suggestion and advice on about below trekking itinerary, please feel free to write.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, we will receive you there and transfer to hotel. Short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Travel by bus or by flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, on the shores of scenic Phewa Lake.
Day 3: Pokhara to Thulakot
Drive to Bijaypur Khola (river) and then on to Thulakot, with the ruins of a hilltop fortress and views over Pokhara. Overnight in our camp.
Day 4: Thulakot to Lamakhet/Yanjakot (5 hours)
Trek to Lamakhet, a picturesque village along the Modi River. Overnight in Lamakhet/Yanjakot.
Day 5: Lamakhet/Yangjakot to Sikles (4 hours)
Trek to Siklis, passing Parju Village along the way.
Day 7: Rest day at Sikles.
Explore Sikles and take the opportunity to observe the daily life of the Buddhist Gurung people.
Day 8: Siklis to Ghalekharka (5 hours)
Trek to Ghalekharka via Tara hilltop overnight at Ghalekharka.
Day 9: Ghale Kharka –Pokhara via Sardi Khola.
Trek for approximately 3 hours to Sardi Khola and then drive to Pokhara (2 hours drive).
Day 10: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. In the afternoon free day is for shopping souvenir for your family members and friends. In the evening, join our farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with authentic Nepali meals and traditional culture dances.
Day 11: Kathmandu Airport
Final transfers to Kathmandu airport to get flight back to home or your onward destination.