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Siklish Cultural Trekking

Treks in Annapurna Region.
12 DAYS

This fabulous Siklis trek takes you off the beaten path experience and through the Gurung Villages of Ghale Gaun and Parche, giving cultural experience. The ridge above the village of Siklis affords marvelous views of the Eastern Annapurnas. The trail passes through the friendly villages, terraced field, alpine pastures and rhododendron forests to Parche Village. and trek further continues on through a shady forest of rhododendron-hung heavy with lichen and moss, wild flowers and orchids flowering on the branches above.

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu half day Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m.)

Day 04: Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1370m)

Day 05: Kalikasthan to Lama Khet (1680m)

Day 06: Lama Khet to Siklish (1980m)

Day 07: Siklish to Neuli Kharka or Forest camp (2200m)

Day 08: Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon (2000m)

Day 09: Ghale Gaon to Pokhara

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Day 12: Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
Arrive at the Tribhuwan international airport where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no any organized activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu half day Sightseeing and trek preparation
Today after breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to major historical and religious sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m.)
Today you leave Kathmandu for Pokhara by road. We drive through heavily terraced fields and some villages on the way to Pokhara. While driving, you will see the snowy peaks of the Annapurna and Manaslu range. Lunch is served on the way in a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Pokhara you will be transferred to hotel. In the evening you will enjoy walking around the Lake side and ride on the boat at Phewa Lake. Overnight in hotel

Day 04: Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1370m)
A 30 minute drive to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp) takes us to the starting point of the trek. The route takes us through rice fields then ascends through Rakhigaon. The views around are mesmerizing. Then the trail gently climbs along a ridge top through the Brahmin and Chhetri villages towards Kalikasthan. Overnight at lodge

Day 05: Kalikasthan to Lama Khet (1680m)
The trail passes through local villages and rice terraces up to Mardi Khola. En route, you cross Bhaise, Nawaldanda to reach Lama Khet, a small village surrounded by lush green hills.

Day 06: Lama Khet to Siklish (1980m)
Today the trail remains flat along the river bank until we reach Khilan Gaon. After that, you follow a path which is gently uphill for some distance and then gradually gets steeper. The trail climbs again until we reach Siklis village. This is one of the oldest and largest Gurung villages. Stay overnight at lodge

Day 07: Siklish to Neuli Kharka or Forest camp (2200m)
The route passes through rhododendron and oak forests on a gradual ascent before leveling out. Overnight at camp

Day 08: Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon (2000m)
Again the trail passes through forests of rhododendron before it descends steeply to reach Ghale Gaon. It is a small village which is mainly inhabited by the Gurung and Magar communities. Overnight at lodge

Day 09: Ghale Gaon to Pokhara
The trail descends gently to Hyamgja (1070m) where a vehicle awaits to take us back to Pokhara. Overnight in hotel

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu. After 6 hours driving we will reach Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Day 12: Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 3 star category with breakfast
  • Half day Kathmandu sightseeing with an English/ any other foreign language speaking city guide
  • Land transportation Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
  • An experienced and first aid trained license holder accompanying trekking guide
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)
  • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our trekking crew
  • Tea House accommodation and tented camp during the trek
  • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
  • Farewell dinner
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Domestic airport tax
  • Your Travel/Medical insurance
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Hot shower while on trek
  • Single supplements in hotels except solo trekking service
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost)
  • Optional trips not specified in the itinerary
  • Tipping to guide and porter
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage)
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
  • Donation to the local organization

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