Sikles Trek

Trekking and Walking

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USD $ 799 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    12 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Nyauli Kharka 2,550 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Comfortable Drive/ scenic flight (KTM-Pokhara-KTM)

  • Region/Type

    Less Touristic Trekking Destination
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Sikles Trek of the Annapurna Region is the least explored trek destination located northeast of Pokhara. The trekking offers you an untouched natural environment with beautiful villages and an experience of traditional cultures throughout your track.

Sikles village lies above the Mardi river and the community holds the 2nd largest Gurkha community in Nepal. Prince Charles of England visited this community in 1980 for appreciating the Gurkha's.

Apart from the beautiful mountain views,  - the cultivated land, terraced field, traditionally built houses, stone-paved path, Gumbas, & wide varieties of chirping birds, passing through dense rhododendron woods throughout the route makes trekking to Sikles longing for every trekker.

The village is pretty much occupied by the Gurung ethnic group and ex-Gurkhas who participated in the Second World War. Shaman practice can also be observed with rituals and ceremonies on certain occasions, making this place very fascinating for outsiders.

Although the trial is a less explored one, this region will not disappoint you in rendering the experience of a lifetime as well as heart-touching memories.

Observing handmade local handicrafts, viewing the Begnas Tal (lake) - the 2nd largest lake after Phewa lake, taste local foods, be close with the locals, and observing their culture, tradition, and lifestyle are few popular activities we sought out on this trek

Some Reason For Treking to Sikles

  • A least explored yet amazing village place inhabited by ex- Gurkhas.
  • Bird watching and track through oak, bamboo, and rhododendron forests.
  • Authentic Food, Observe Cultures and Traditions, Awesome Views of Pokhara
  • Some magnificent views of Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna IV (7535 m), Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Hiunchuli (6366 m), Fishtail (6999 m), Lamjung Himal, and many other crystalline snow-capped peaks.

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

You will be meet/ greet by our representative from Himalayan trekkers and transfer to Hotel.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2: Scenic flight/ drive to Pokhara

🕑 30 min flight/ 6-7 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 827 m

After breakfast, you may either drive for 6-7 hours or take a short flight of 30 minutes to Pokhara, from Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 3: Drive to Mardi Khola & trek to Lampatha

🕑 45 min drive & 3-4 hrs trek

After breakfast, you will be driven till Mardi Khola. The drive will be about 45 minutes. From there you start your trek towards Lampatha. You have to walk for about 3 to 4 hours. You will see the amazing Annapurna Mountain Range from here. Stay overnight at a guest house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 4: Trek to Khairpani

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,370 m

Today's walk will be around 4 to 5 hours from Lampatha to Khairpani. On the way you pass through Lhachowk and Ghachowk village, where reside the people of Brahmin and Chhetri culture. You walk further to reach other villages namely, Dhipang or even called as Khairpani, where the people of Gurung community reside. You will see the terraced field along the trail, as the soil is very fertile in this region.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 5: Trek to Ghale Kharka

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,810 m

With the mountains following you throughout your trek, you cross through Seti River and walk for about 4 to 5 hours to reach Ghale Kharka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 6: Trek to Nyauli Kharka

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,550 m

Today's destination separates Mardi Valley from Seti river. You pass through the dense and beautiful forest of oak, bamboo, and rhododendron. After a walk of 4 to 5 hours, you will reach Nyauli Kharka, where you will stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 7: Trek to Sikles

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,030 m

Sikles is a less explored destination to date. Even if people have been to Pokhara for so many times, only a small number have been to Sikles village. On the contrary, it is an amazingly beautiful village to explore if you have a short time availability of 1 to 2 weeks only. To reach Sikles from Nyauli Kharka, you have to trek for about 5 to 6 hours. There are a few good numbers of guest houses to stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 8: Trek to Lamokhet

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 920 m

From the altitude of 2030m, you hike down to 920m to reach Lamokhet from Sikles. You walk for about 5 to 6 hours. Stay overnight at a guest house in Lamokhet.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 9: Trek to Kalikathan

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,340 m

From Kalikathan, you will get the amazing view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna range, Manaslu (8156m), Peak 29 (7541m), and Himal Chuli (7,839m). But, for that, you have to trek for 4-5 hours crossing the terraced fields and enjoying the amazing view and landscapes.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 10: Trek to Lake Begnas & drive to Pokhara

🕑 2 hrs walk & an hour drive

Max Altitude: 827 m

Today after breakfast, you trek till you reach Begnas Taal (Lake).

Begnas is another very popular and beautiful lake in Pokhara valley. You can do boating and fishing in this lake. After spending certain time and having lunch by the bank you are now driven to Lakeside. Stay overnight at a hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 11: Return back to Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins flight/ 6-7 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

After breakfast, you drive or fly back to Kathmandu. You are on your own for the rest of the afternoon for shopping and doing your personal work, or strolling around the Thamel area.

Then in the evening, you will be taken for a complimentary dinner by a representative of Himalayan trekkers.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

After breakfast, it's time for us to drop you back at the airport. It's sad that it is already time for us to depart but we hope you had a wonderful trip and hope to see you soon again in Nepal.

We wish you have a happy and safe journey back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • TIMS
  • Permit
  • Entry Fees
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Guide, Driver, and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea)
  • Accommodation
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Taxes

Excludes

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees (USD 25/40/100- 15/30/100 Days, Cash On Arrival)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation etc.

Himalayan Trekkers promise to manage the best, most comfortable, and preferred accommodation.

In general, we arrange a 3* Standard Category Accommodations with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges/homestays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organize Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

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