The Annapurna Siklish Trek is a relatively easy short camping/home stay trek in the North-West of Annapurna region. This is an area that is not frequented often by tourists so offers delightfully peaceful trails off the beaten track. Siklish trek has amazing views over the entire Annapurna Range including Machapuchhare (Fishtail Mountain), Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, beautiful Gurung villages, terraced fields, alpine meadows and Rhododendron forests. The area is rich in birdlife and Culture as the Gurung people farm the area in ways that have barely changed over the past two hundred years.
This is an excellent way to explore the Annapurna region for those who are not very experienced trekkers or for those short on time.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
It is your day to explore city, After your breakfast in your hotel We will come to pick up you with experienced tour guide who will Take you for city tour to explore the old Art, temples, museum, Hindu temples and Stupa.
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara (900m)- 7 hrs drive
We going to leave at 7 am from kathmandu kantipath Jamal by tourist standard bus to Pokhara. it is about 7 hours drive via Prithibi highway along Trisuli river. The bus will stop twice a time for lunch break and rest. The entire time we are going through beautiful flat land, terarace field, big green hills and some rivers. Once we reach at pokhara bus park we will provides a private car/jeep to your hotel near the lake where you can stay over night.
Day 3: Pokhara to Kalikasthan(1370m)
We will have private transport from Pokhara hotel to Bijayapur khola which is about 4 hours drive than We start to walk through the paddy field In to the valley than the walking path leads you to Rakhigaon than yo h at Chautara,it is such a lovely area for rest and panorama view of mountains and fields after passing this resting place we walk slowly up towards Bramin and Chhetries community than trails continue leads you to kalikasthan where you going to spent your night. It is beautiful area located at 1370 m.
Day 4: Trek from Kalikasthan to Lamakhet (1680m),
Your hike starts after your breakfast at the lodge than we walk through the beautiful terrace field and we follow the river bank of Mardi khola. It is gentle slope up walk passing some mix ethnic communities, lush green valley view, and traditional people along the way. After 2 to 3 hours walking we will pass Nuwaldanda and Bhaise than we will arrive to our destination for the day to sleep. It is about 5 hours gentle walking day.
Day 5: Trek from Lamachaur to Siklish- 6 hrs walking
We begin our walk from the flat path in the morning after we take our breakfast than we follow small trails leads us to the bank of rivers for couple of hours than we walk slightly uphill for a while till khilan gaun than steep up to the ridge of the hill and we have to also pass parju village which is a beautiful place to see magnifecet views and valley to the south. After reaching there we still need to ascent steeply to siklish which is large gurung community residency area where most of the young generations serving in UK and India as a army. Overnight in Siklish lodge.
Day 6: Explore Siklish and trek to Neuli kharka or Forest camp(2200M)- 6 hrs walk
It is your lovely walking day to experience the nature, flora and fauna. The path going through the forest of Rhododendron and oak most of the time. We walk some steeps through the forest and green lush nature. Forest camp is one of the best area to conquer the mountains and nature which is located in the middle of the forest. Over night stay at the Lodge.
Day 7: Chipli to Ghale Gaon(village)(2000m)- 5 hours walk
When we weak up the nature is teaching you such massif mountains are just nearby you. We starts to walk slowly up at the beginning than after some time we trek steeply up to the high hill top which is highest point of this trek till that pass we walk up than straight down through the forest to beautiful village Ghale Gaon. This village is inhabited by Tamanag and gurung people. We spent one night there with local people in their Lodge.
Day 08: Ghale Gaun to Pokhara(900m),
It is our easy walking day we just decent through the villages and terrace field. We going to walk about 2 to 3 hours easy walk than we reach at Hemja which is 20 minute way from Pokhara so once we reach at Hemja we will have private transport than we go to Pokhara and stay overnight there and celebration after doing such a great adventure in the Himalaya.
Day 09: Drive to kathmandu(1350m)
We will get early bus drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes 7 hours through Prithibi highway along Trisuli Rivers. Once we reach at Kathmandu last bus station we will drop you to your hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu hotel.
Day 10: Airport departure
We will provide you private comfortable car/jeep to drop you to the airport with our airport representive.
Nepal is safe to make holiday?
Yes it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involve in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party are already in parliament and doing their best , it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe . if you feel scare still you can have your authorized guide who will take care of you and give you many information.
How Can I get Nepal visa?
To get visa for Nepal is a easy once you arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easily when you arrive in Kathmandu airport.
Where is best area to trek in Nepal?
There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.
Which season is the best to travel Nepal?
Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many different temperature and climate within a few hour drive. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to called best season of the year.
What type of equipments do I need to bring for trek?
The trekking equipment will depends on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Wind proof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as bellow:
Can I trek in Nepal?
Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for first time you can make easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp , Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is best area up on your pace.
Can I get experienced guide in Nepal?
Yes you can get experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.
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