THE SIKLES JOURNEY

The Sikles trek is an absolute gem.  It is a moderate camping trek (a little bit up, little bit down, little bit flat!) that does not take you above 2800m but manages to provide incredible diversity.  It takes you through pastoral landscapes, magnificent terraced fields, forests of rhododendrons and magnolias (flowering in March/ April) and the varied, picturesque villages of the Gurungs. The Gurungs are Buddhist people who have a unique and fascinating culture and Siklis and Parche are lovely villages where you can appreciate both the landscape and culture. And to top it off, the trek provides breath-taking views of the Annapurna range.

Being a shorter moderate trek, this is a great trek for those wanting great views without the altitude! We climb no higher than 2800m but still enjoy views of the entire Annapurna range including Lamjung Himal, Machhapucchare (Fish Tail) and other peaks. The shorter length, the combination of scenic and cultural highlights and the low altitude make this a particularly good trek for those with families. This trek can easily be combined with a trip to Chitwan, Bandipur or Nagarkot or a longer stay in Pokhara or Kathmandu.We can arrange all these excursions.

 

11 Days

2800m

Moderate

Camping

Before trek: Arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick up at airport, transfer to hotel, briefing.

We can arrange for you sightseeing, day starts around 9am. Our City guide will take you to visit world heritage sites Biggest Hindu Temple Pashupati, Biggest Boudha Stupa and Swayambhu (Monkey Temple). Final preparation day for trekking, check the gears.

Trek:
Day 01: Flight to Pokhara (850m), drive to Begnastal camping by the lake side. I know a family, which is growing their own organic coffee from their own garden, so we can go visit and get coffee for our trip too.
Day 02: Kalikasthan
Day 03: Lamakhet
Day 04: Taprang
Day 05: Parche
Day 06: Excursion Siklies village, half day rest
Day 07: Newalikharka
Day 08: Hike to Tara hilltop Ghalegoan
Day 09: Ghachok
Day 10: Drive to Pokhara
Day 11: Fly or drive to Kathmandu (1350m)

After trek: free day, shopping, departure

Cost Include

-Airport pick up
-Accommodation in Kathmandu for two nights before and one night after the trek
-Accommodation and food on the trek
-Gear hire as specified
-Internal transfers as specified
-Trekking permits, restricted area special trekking permits and park fees

Cost Exclude

-Gear hire of unspecified items
-Extra accommodation
-Tips and gratuities
-Alcohol

Additional options:
At Himalayan Sunrise, we can arrange any other excursions you’d like to have such as rafting adventures, a trip to Chitwan, Pokhara, Bandipur etc.  please contact us and we can arrange this for you.

Please contact us if you are interested in this trek.  We can modify our itinerary to suit the specific needs of your party and can offer you flexibility and the resources to tailor make a trip that suits your needs.