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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 the 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. There is a family, who are organic coffee expert they grow organic coffee on 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

All prices are calculated individually based on number of trekkers, choice of accommodation in city, transportation drive or fly, …

What’s usually included:
Airport transfers in Nepal
All relevant surface transfer
All hotel accommodation with breakfast – can be arrange for you as Himalayan Sunrise has negotiated extra price in some cooperating hotels or you can book it individually
All meals on trek
All internal flights (with Goma Air, Tara/Yeti Air or Buddha Air), inclusive Airport Taxes and 15kg free luggage
Permit, National Park Entrance/Conservation Fees, personnel insurance
Guide and porters on lodge trek
12 kg free luggage carried by porter
Quality service and trek equipment
Oxymeter

Not Included:
International flights
Sightseeing with entrance fees, guide and vehicle – we can arrange for you comfortable day with experienced city guide
Additional tours and meals that are not mentioned
Beverages
Personal bills
Visas
Excess baggage charge (beyond 12 Kg each)
Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
Tips, yes, still it is common in Nepal. If you are happy with their service, we recommend around 8–10 USD for guide per day and about 6–8 USD for porter. Although our guides and porters receive a fair wage, it must be remembered that their work is seasonal.