Annapurna Siklish Trek
Annapurna Siklesh Trekking is one of the amazing trekking options in Annapurna Region. Any trekkers with moderate physical fitness level can go for this trek. Experience the mixture of rustic life and get astonished by attention-grabbing peak views in a short time. The main allure of the Siklesh trek are views of arresting peaks like Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, and other bordering mountains above 6000m as well as magnificent natural landscape and more. You can also enjoy home stay experience during the trek.
We will begin Annapurna Siklesh Trek from Pokhara a natural paradise also known as beautiful lake city which embraces panorama of high Himalayan range. On the way, during the trek you will get to see terraced fields, rhododendron forests, alpine pastures and typical Gurung settlements. Significantly, extravagant close-up view of peaks like Machhapuchhre s well as Annapurna range will enthrall us. This, amazing short trek goes across a variety of topography from plain villages to Nepal’s largest Gurung settlement, Siklesh lying at the altitude of 3000m. Siklis village is over the Mardi River (1,981m), that faces Annapurna IV to the north and Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II to the east. The area is mainly excellent for bird watching as it has perfect forested settings where diverse species of birds can be seen.
Passing through the shades of woods of rhododendron with moss, lichen, wild flowers as well as orchids is another fascinating part of the Annapurna Siklesh Trek.) In Siklesh you can also notice the ‘Jhankri’ (shaman) as well as Lama (priest) who performs rituals regarding marriage, birth, death and more. Best season for Annapurna Siklesh Trek is August to December and February to May.
Day 01:Arrival in kathmandu 1334m,
After we arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, Trekking Guide Team Adventure’s staff will wait for you with a play card help you to transfer to hotel. At hotel, you can just relax. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02:Kathmandu to Pokhara by touris bus over night at Pokhara hotel.
We will drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu by bus. On the way, we will pass through terrace farms, villages as well as cities with views of snow capped peaks. Pokhara embraces three attention-grabbing lakes in its region- Phewa, Rupa and Begnas. At Pokhara, we can enjoy sightseeing at popular tourist areas like Davi’s fall, Gupteshore cave, famous Fewa Lake where you can enjoy boating etc. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 03:Pokhara drive to Bijaypur Khola and trek to Thulakot. overnight at Tea House .
We will drive from Pokhara to Bijaypur khola taking 30 minutes. We will then trek to Thulakot. At Thulakot we can notice the leftovers of a fortress lying at the top of the hill. Overnight at Tea House .
Day 04:Thulakot to Taprang and overnight at Tea house . (5 hours).
We will head off from Thulakot to reach at Taprang on this day taking around 5 hours. We will trek through stunning panorama before reaching Taprang. At Taprang we will also discover steep terraced hillsides. Overnight in Taprang.
Day 05:Taprang to Lamakhet and overnight at Tea house . (5 hours).
We will move ahead from Taprang to Lamakhet which takes approximately 5 hours. Lamakhet is a pleasing village next to the Modi River. Overnight in Lamakhet.
Day 06:Lamakhet to Siklish and overnight at Tea House . (4 hours).
We will trek on a flat path along the river shore before reaching Khilangaun. We will after that, follow the trail which moves up for some hours. We will pass through Parju settlement from where we will go uphill to Siklis village. Siklis is the largest Gurung settlement in Nepal. Most of the inhabitants in the village contribute in Indian Army and British Army. Overnight at Tea House
Day 07:Rest day. overnight at Tea house .
On this day, we will rest in Siklesh. In Siklesh, we can explore around or simply rest to get properly accustomed with the environment. Also, you will notice the ‘Jhankri’ (shaman) as well as Lama (priest) who perform rituals regarding marriage, birth, death and more.Overnight at Tea House .
Day 08:Siklis to Thumke-Danda and overnight at tea house . (5 hours).
Taking around 5 hours we will walk to Thumke Danda on this day. From the apex of Thumke danda you will get to see picturesque landscape that remains in your memory forever.
Day 09: Thumke – Danda trek to Phedi-khola about 3hours and drive to Pokhara. Tea house
On this day, we will walk ahead from Thumke Danda to Phedi Khola taking around 3 hours. Then from Phedi Khola, we will drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10:Drive back to Kathmandu. overnight at hotel.
On this day, we will take the tourist bus after having our breakfast from Pokhara to return to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will return back to the hotel. At hotel, you can just relax. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 11:Kathmandu valley Sightseeing
Today, we will experience an amazing sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. We will visit to Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) which is sited on the hill and the Stupa holds Buddha’s eyes on the four sides. We will also make a trip to Boudhanath, almost certainly one of the largest stupas in the world. Also we will visit Pashupatinath temple located at the bank of holy Bagmati River and here you can notice the cremation rituals of Hindus. We will also walk around the beautiful Durbar Squares of Patan and Kathmandu where you will commonly see a number of temple carved beautifully with amazing arts. Over night at hotel.
Day 12:Final Departure
This is your last day in Nepal. You will head off from Nepal with awesome memories and remarkable time spent in the Annapurna Himalayan region. Our staff will transfer you to airport for your departure.
What is Included in the Cost
- All arrival and departure transport
- All ground transport during trek
- Twine sharing basis accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
- Double sharing room in Lodge with three meals a day during the trekking
- Trekking guide and 2 person 1 porter for Lodge trek
- Cook and Sardar in the case of camping trek
- National park, TIMS permit fees and government royalties
- Medical insurance of trekking staff
- Domestic air ticket
What is Excluded in the Cost
- International air ticket and Nepal visa fees
- All kinds of drink during trekking
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance and cost of medical services of client
- Personal trekking equipment
- Tips for supporting staff (Tips is expected)
- Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency