Best Month: Oct, Nov, March, April
Per Day walking: 5 - 6 hours
Maximum Elevation: 2000 m
Trek Style: Tea House/Camping
Duration: 13 Days
Siklis Trek also known as Royal trek is a substitute trekking route that takes us from the corner of Annapurna Conversation Area. Siklis trek takes you all the way through the fluctuating geographical terrains, beautiful villages, rhododendron and fir forest, emerald hills, alpine river, high alpine meadows resting below the soaring peaks of Annapurna introducing you the real and incredible Nepal. This trekking trail takes us to the beautiful villages mostly inhibited by Gurung community; presenting their unique customs and traditions. This trekking trip also takes you to the sanctuary rich with wide varieties of flora and fauna. As you move forward you can hear birds sounds in their beautiful chirping Language. The trek offers some awesome view of different Annapurna Himalayan range along with Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manasalu.
Panoramic Trek to Siklis starts from Bijayapur Khola which is in a short drive distance from Pokhara. From Bijayapur Khola we ascend through the terraces filled with Golden rice fields of Rakhi gaon to chautara. From there the trail leads us towards Kalikasthan (1370m), gently climbing along a ridge top through several small villages inhabited by Brahmin and Chhetri. Here in kalikasthan the campsite offers dramatic view of the whole Pokhara city along with various mountain and beautiful Begnas Taal. From kalikasthan the trail now head towards Lamakhet, crossing the rivers: - Bhaise and Nawaldanda. From Lama khet passing through the bank of the Bhaise river crossing the village of Khilan gaon and parju offering the spectacular view of Machhapuchare Mountain, finally our trail takes us to Siklis 1980m. The siklis village is the oldest and largest Gurung village of this region. Most of the people here are engaged in agriculture and animal herding as their occupation and are also well known for serving in the Indian and British army. Now we move to from siklis to Neuli Kharka also known as Forest camp (2200m) which passes through a thick rhododendron and deciduous oak forest. From forest camp we trek through the steep trail passing through the thick rhododendron forest Ghale Gaon(2000m), a small village mainly inhabited my Magar and Gurung. In Ghale Gaon we spend a day to the end of our trip enjoying with these people and Exploring their culture and traditions. From here we trek back to Pokhara via Hyamgia (1070m). to end our journey.
Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu(1310m). Upon your arrival we assisst you from international airport to our hotel. Rest overnight.
Day 02: Today Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Enjoy evening programs in hotel. Rest overnight.
Day 03: Today we ride from Kathmandu all the way to Pokhara. Enjoy your evening at the shore of fascinatingly beautiful Phewa lake. Rest overnight.
Day 04: Today we drive from Pokhara 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 05: Today we trek for 5hours from Thulakot to Taprang. On our trail we stricks with spectacular scenery to the village of Taprang with its steep terraced hillsides. Overnight in Taprang
Day 06: Today we trek for 5hours from Taprang to Lamakhet , a picturesque village along the Modi river. Overnight in Lamakhet
Day 07: Today we trek for 4hours from Lamakhet to Siklis passing Parju Village along the way. Overnight at Sikis.
Day 08: Rest day Explore Siklis and take the opportunity to observe the daily life of the Buddhist Gurung people. Rest overnight.
Day 09: Today we trek for 5hours from Siklis to Thumke-Danda. Rest overnight.
Day 10: Today we trek for 3hours from Thumke-Danda to Phedi khola and then drive all the way back to Pokhara. Rest overnight.
Day 11: Today early in the morning we fly a scenic flight all the way back to Kathmandu. Enjoy rest of the day by exploring and visiting to some of the cultural places around. Rest overnight.
Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu. Evening together dinner with typical Nepali culture than say good bye
Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination
The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size Duration of days and Services required please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a Quote.
* This trip is fully customizible on Client Request!!!