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The best and short trekking destination

The best and short trekking destination

Manaslu, larke Pass trekking

Manaslu, larke Pass trekking

Trekking in Gokyo Valley

Trekking in Gokyo Valley

Bhaktapur Darbar square

Bhaktapur Darbar square

Everest Base Camp from where Expedition starts

Everest Base Camp from where Expedition starts

Birth place of lord Gautam Buddha

Birth place of lord Gautam Buddha

One of the less visited trekking destinations Upper Dolpo

One of the less visited trekking destinations Upper Dolpo

Larke pass trekking

Larke pass trekking

Boudhanath stupa, one of the famous and enlisted world heritage site

Boudhanath stupa, one of the famous and enlisted world heritage site

stunning view from Gokyo Ri

stunning view from Gokyo Ri

Annapurna Base Camp known as Annapurna Sanctuary trekking

Annapurna Base Camp known as Annapurna Sanctuary trekking

Everest Region trekking

Everest Region trekking

Swayambhunath known as monkey Temple

Swayambhunath known as monkey Temple

Siklis Trekking - 11 Days

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Siklis Trekking is one the picturesque moderate graded trekking which unfolds the natural beauty of Nepal. The trekking trail passes through charming mountain settlements, alluring patterns of terraced fields, rhododendron forest, high alpine meadows and spectacular views of towering mountains like Annapurna II & IV. The trek is also known as Royal Trek due to Prince Charles trekking in these areas during the 80’s to visit the villages for the Gurkha recruits. It’s one of the alternatives of the other short treks done in the Annapurna region. Basically, it goes off the main trails passing through the indigenous group Gurung villages alongside rice terraces and cornfields then cuts over a ridge clad in lush green forest witnessing views of Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) and other snow-capped mountains.

No wonder, Siklis trekking is a camping trek starting from Bijaypur after driving from Pokhara then en-route passing villages like Kalikasthan, Lamakhet to ultimately arrive at Siklis. All of the villages on the trekking trail have their own role in the local community. The trek also offers enough time to study the local flora & fauna of the region.
 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara 6-7 hours bus ride
Day 04 : Drive to Bijayapur Khola & trek to Kalikasthan(1370m) 4-5 hrs
Day 05 : Kalikasthan to Lamakhet (1680m) 5-6 hrs
Day 06 : Lamakhet to Siklis (1980m) 6 hrs
Day 07 : Siklis to Forest Camp (2200m) 5-6 hrs
Day 08 : Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon(2000m) 6-7 hrs
Day 09 : Ghale Gaon to Hyamgja (1070m) & drive to Pokhara 3 hrs
Day 10 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (25 Minutes Flight)
Day 11 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination
Note:- If above program itinerary that don't suit to you and wish to modify above itinerary then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary especially for you

 




 

Accommodations
We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek. We will stay at Nirvana Hotel in Kathmandu and Snow Hill Lodge in Pokhara. All accommodations are on double-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Himalayan Wild Treks will arrange rooms with attached bathrooms with 24 hours running cold and hot water however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.

 

Meals in Trekking 
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All mealsincluding breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.

 

Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Annapurna Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain. 

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from your designated destinations, you will be received by a representative of the travel company at the arrival gate who will then transfer you to you allotted hotels. If the time persists, you can either visit the city or relax at the hotel to overcome your jet lag. O/N at Hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

The Kathmandu sightseeing trip will begin in the morning. After breakfast, you will be taken towards Kathmandu Durbar (Palace) Square, one of the heritage sites where you can view many historical and cultural monuments. Later, you will visit another heritage site known as Pashupatinath Temple. This is a sacred Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva named which is always crowded by Hindu pilgrims. After lunch, visit to Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists) will be carried forward. Likewise, Boudhanath Shrine will be covered by the evening. After concluding the sightseeing, there will be seminar for you to attend to discuss about the upcoming trekking plans. O/N at Hotel.

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara 6-7 hours bus ride

After exploring the historic Kathmandu Valley, on the day, you will board a tourist bus which will take you towards Pokhara, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. During this 6-7 hours bus ride, you can see Trishuli River along the way. You will reach Pokhara during the early afternoon hours. After lunch, you can wander around the beautiful lake city known for enthralling spectators with its superb mountain views. O/N at Hotel.

Day 04 : Drive to Bijayapur Khola & trek to Kalikasthan(1370m) 4-5 hrs

After breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp) which take about 5 hours. Upon reaching, trek starts with the trail passing thru rice fields near the army camp then ascends thru Rakhi Gaon to Chautara – a resting place under a large pipal tree. From onwards, you will have to climb gently along a ridge top crossing Brahmin & Chettri villages towards Kalikasthan. The route climbs a short distance to the campsite located above the village which offers some panoramic views. O/N Camp.

Day 05 : Kalikasthan to Lamakhet (1680m) 5-6 hrs

Begin trek following a gently path passing thru local villages of mixed ethnic communities alongside rice terraces up to Modi Khola. Now the trek becomes easier walking along the riverbank. En-route cross Bhaise, Nawal danda to finally reach Lama Khet. Lama Khet is a small village surround by green hills. O/N Camp.

Day 06 : Lamakhet to Siklis (1980m) 6 hrs

At first the trail stretches at flat level alongside the river bank until reaching Khilan Gaon. Afterwards, the trail goes gently up at some distance then steeply up for some hours. En-route cross the village of Parju. Then you will have to climb till reaching Siklis village. The village of Siklis is one of the oldest and big Gurung villages. Most of the locals here serve in the Indian or British Armies. O/N Camp.

Day 07 : Siklis to Forest Camp (2200m) 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, continue the trek passing thru a rhododendron & oak forests. The trail then follows a gentle path ascending in the beginning. After some distance, the routes become a flat land and reaches Forest Camp. Forest Camp is surrounded by forests. O/N at Lodge.

Day 08 : Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon(2000m) 6-7 hrs

The trial crosses thru forest covered with rhododendron. En-route you will have to cross the highest pass of the trek. After the pass, the trail descends steeply until reaching Ghale Goan. Ghale Gaon is a small village of Gurung and Magar communities. O/N Camp.

Day 09 : Ghale Gaon to Hyamgja (1070m) & drive to Pokhara 3 hrs

The last day of the trek and you will have to descend down today gently up till reaching Hyamgja (1070m). From here drive to Pokhara & check-in hotel. The rest of the time in Pokhara can be spent exploring this beautiful lakeside town. O/N at Hotel.

Day 10 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (25 Minutes Flight)

After a brisk sightseeing in Pokhara during morning hours, you will have to pack your bags to leave for Kathmandu. For the return trip, you will be fly back to Kathmandu. The day will give you the last chance to add up to your shopping list. In the evening, we shall take you for a farewell dinner at one of the authentic Nepali restaurant. O/N at Hotel.

Day 11 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

As per your flight timings, you will be escorted by one of the representatives of Himalayan Wild treks to the international terminal at the Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule from your hotel in Kathmandu. A day to bid farewell to the glorious country situated in the South Asia. While waiting for your flight, you can make plans to venture other destinations of the majestic country in near future.

We hope you had a lovely time with us. Himalayan Wild Treks would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!
 

Important Note

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Included in the Cost

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Pokhara-Kathmandu)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits -(National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

❌Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
❌Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
❌International flights
❌Travel and rescue insurance
❌Cold Drinks and Alcohol
❌Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
❌Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver

 

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 11 Days
Accomodation: Tenting -Guest house
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Easy
Activities : Hiking/ Trekking/ Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 02-15 person
Maximum Access : 2200m.
Starts From : pokhara
Ends at : Pokhara

Trip Highlights

 

  • Sightseeing at the major UNESCO World Heritage site in Kathmandu city
  • Explore Pokhara, the beautiful lakeside town of Nepal
  • Enjoy views of Annapurna II & IV, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) & other snow-capped peaks
  • Hike past gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers
  • Discover the ethnic local culture & traditions
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Witness variety of floras and faunas

Client Review


Posted By Roy and Kathy B. I first met Ganesh on a trek to Island Peak, Everest Base Camp, circling back over the pass back to Luka with a group of people. The trek involved a mixture of tenting and a few tea houses. Ganesh not only guided through the trails, he climbed Island Peak with four of us. The trek and climb took several weeks and was organized without a hitch.
The second time two of us trekked to Mera Peak, climbed to the summit accompanied by Ganesh, then back over... Read More

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