Pokhara Sikles Trek is suitable for anyone who are short on time but still would like to trek in Nepal. The 3 days Annapurna Sikles Village Trekking is one of the best one if you are looking forward to enjoy peaceful and quiet trek in the heart of nature.
Sikles Village Trek from Pokhara is easy. First you need to go to Pokhara by tourist bus and also by flight. The tourist buses to Pokhara leaves in the morning and evening every day from Kathmandu. It is also possible to reach to Pokhara by a short flight from morning to the late afternoon.
Pokhara Sikles Trek is a perfect trekking in Annapurna for all age group of traveler. You don't need to be supper fit for short Sikles Trekking. You just need to be ready mentally and physically. The 3 days Sikles Trek begins from Pokhara with a jeep drive to Sikles village, Ghale Kharka, Ghale Gaun and to Pokhara. On the way, you will enjoy spectacular views of the Annapurna.
The 3 days trek in Nepal- Pokhara Sikles Trek in Annapurna is one of remarkable journey of a lifetime. You will learn and collect many experience of mixed culture and hospitality. Sikles Trek is all season trek, so you can trekking to Sikles village on any time of the year. Spring and Autumn is perfect time trek to Sikles Village in Annapurna.
The short Sikles Trek is a more interesting package of everything while you are in Pokhara. The short Sikles Trekking is not that much difficult is good for family with children to stay with nature for a short time. Also, the beautiful Sikles village has a lot to offer, just than a short trek for the travelers.
Why Pokhara Sikles Trek
- Enjoy the closet view of the Annapurna
- Explore the biggest Gurung village and its culture visiting the Sikles village.
- Adventure walk uphill and downhill through forest.
4/5 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Check in at hotel in Pokhara and get jeep drive to Sikles village. The biggest Gurung village of Pokhara and Annapurna region. The village is built of cluster houses attached each another with slated roof. Stay night at Sikles.
20 km, 8/9 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Early morning breakast and trek for 5 hours to Tara Hill top, its all uphill trek in the jungles. Tara hill top offers the pretty close view of the Annapurna Range, and then all downhill trek for 4 hours to Ghale Gaun. Stay night at Ghale gaun
4 hours BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation Hotel in Pokhara
Breakfast and trek for 4 hours to Bhujung Khola and from there get drive back to Pokhara. The trip ends.
Full fledged Cost
- Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
- Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara before and after trek we can book only on your request.
- Road transfer cost -from trekking start to end point to Pokhara-Sikles-Ghale Gaun-Pokhara.
- Basic twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
- 3 times meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- English Speaking guide and all his expenses during the trek like his transfer, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation.
- All Trekking permit -ACAP Permit, local government taxes and TIMS card.
- All government taxes, vat, company service charge.
What's not included?
- Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
- Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication.
- Nepal visa fee
- All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
- All personal trekking equipment like down jacket and sleeping bag etc.
- Porter to carry your backpack/luggage.
- Tips for guide and porter
- Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
- Upgraded lodge accommodation like room with private toilet and bathroom during the trek.
- All the cost not mention on above cost includes.
Pokhara Sikles Accommodation
Pokhara Sikles Trek accommodation will be basic tea houses for boarding/lodging.This is the most popular style of trekking to langtang Valley and simply involves trekking from tea house to tea house. Tea houses are essentially small hotels find in local villages that offer both a place to sleep as well as home cooked meals. Rooms are typically shared with 2 trekkers in a room. Bathrooms are shared as well and in the langtang Trek, the lodges usually have running cold water and western style toilets. Also the hot shower is also available but it need to pay extra cost for it.
In some of the villages on the trek, it may be possible to have a private room with an extra cost and we will do our best to arrange that. However, during busy times of the year there is a limited amount of lodging available in some of the villages so it's generally impossible to arrange private rooms. This is the case even if you're willing to pay extra since the tea house owners will not give out a private room if it means someone else goes without a room.
Pokhara Sikles Trek Meals/Food
Trekkers can choose a meal/food from the menus at the tea houses. Typical meals on langtang trek includes omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, macaroni, mo mo, vegetarian curries, pizza or chow mein. The traditional Nepali Dal Bhat which consists of rice, lentils, and a vegetable is all you can eat and always a good choice. Meat on the mountain is not hygienic and we suggest trekkers stick with vegetarian options.
There is not a problem for vegetarian food and in fact we recommend that everyone stick with a vegetarian diet on the trek as the local meat is not refrigerated properly. If you have special dietary requirements just let us know and we will make sure to assist with the proper menu.
Pokhara Sikles Trek Weather/Temperature
Weather/Temperature in Summer Pokhara Sikles trek in June, July, and August have the hottest temperature.The temperature in the daytime in Annapurna regions between 20 to 25 degree centigrade. The maximum temperature is found in the month of June and July. The nighttime temperatures in Annapurna region during the summer is high too. The lowest that the temperature gets in the night time is -3 degree centigrade and a maximum of 5 degrees. The temperature in the months of June and July are pretty similar.
Weather/Temperature in Autumn Pokhara Sikles Trek lasts from the end of September to the November. This is the part of the year when the cold starts to set in the Annapurna. The maximum daytime temperature starts to go down from 20 degrees in September and falls to 12 degrees in November. The sun will not be as warm as that in the summers, but that is expected. In September the average nighttime temperature is almost 3 degrees. This starts to fall down and reach in between -7 to - 15 degrees in November.
Weather/Temperature in Winter Pokhara Sikles Trek in December, January and February.The coldest of all the months throughout the year, winter at Annapurna is severely cold and poses challenges to the interested people. The average temperature during the daytime in the Annapurna winters is 8 degree centigrade. There is not a lot of difference in the temperature in December, January as well as February. All three months are equally cold. Nighttime is when the temperature falls down drastically. The nighttime temperatures around -7 degrees but it can go as low as -15 degrees.
Weather/Temperature in Spring March/April/ May a perfect time to enjoy Annapurna region. The daytime temperature in March is around 12 degrees. This temperature goes up to 15-16 degrees in the month of April and peaks to almost 20 degrees in May. Devoid of biting cold and hot and wet summers, this is a glorious time for all Annapurna lovers.The nighttime temperatures, although sometimes below zero are not alarmingly low. The lowest that nighttime temperatures get is -8 in March. This increases to -5 degrees in April and -3 in May.
Pokhara Sikles Trekking Equipment
Proper preparation and equipment will give you a great trekking experience. It is also possible to buy/rent trekking gear at affordable price in Kathmandu and Pokhara Nepal. Below is the recommended trekking equipment list for comfortable langtang trek.
Day trek pack
Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
Lip Balm with Sunscreen
Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
Water Bottles or Camel Back
Headlamp with extra batteries
Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
Trekking Poles (optional)
Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
Wide brimmed hat
Wool hat (Should cover ears)/Balaclava
Insulated Wool/Down Mittens
Moisture wicking long sleeve T-shirts (2)
Moisture wicking T-shirts (1)
Long underwear pants (2)
Underwear (5 to 7)
Heavy Fleece/Down Jacket
Long sleeve shirts (2)
Trekking Pants (2)
Gore Tex Waterproof Jacket with hood
Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
Hiking boots with ankle support
Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
Hiking socks (10)
Sock Liners (optional)
Sleeping bag rated to -20° degree centigrade
Sleeping bag liner (optional)
Sleeping bag stuff sack
Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
Waterproof cover for daypack
Dry Bags in several sizes
Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
First Aid Kit/Toiletries
Advil or Ibuprofen
Diamox (for altitude sickness)
Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
Panty Liners and Tampons
Ear plugs for sleeping
Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
One Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit
Portable Solar Charger
Journal, pen and paper
The rooms/accommodation on Annapurna region Trek are all very basic. There are many nice, cozy and well-furnished rooms available with the delicious food menu and great hospitality in the tea houses and lodges.
If you had not done trekking before then, this region will be best for the startups which are the moderate level of trekking.
You will need to carry a good-sized of a day pack where you could put your personal belonging items, water, camera, snacks, sunscreen, hat, a fleece jacket and gloves for higher altitudes. The porters will carry the bigger packs with your clothes etc. They will carry packs up to 15 kg.
Yes, there are electricity/power in most tea houses at the lower part of the trekking. But no heating in the room. In the higher part of the trekking, there will power only a solar panel. The charging is only possible in the main dining room at expensive rates. The battery charging cost range take as per hour for cameras and laptop computers even more expensive.