Sikles Trek - 12 Days

Sikles Trek

Trip Info

Trip Duration

12 Days

Max Altitude

Nyauli Kharka 2,550 m

Difficulty

moderate

Start From

Kathmandu

Trip Ends At

Kathmandu

Sikles Trek Overview

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.

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Itinerary 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

What is included / not included

Include

  • 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

Exclude

  • 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.

Accommodation

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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