Nyauli Kharka (2,550m).
Private and comfortable drive/ scenic flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu).
All over the year.
Sikles Trek of the Annapurna region is a less explored trek destination located in the northeast of Pokhara. The trekking offers you untouched natural environment with beautiful villages and experience of traditional cultures throughout your track.
The village is the least explored location that lies above the Mardi River but it’s quite interesting as Prince Charles of England visited this community in the ’80s as the Sikles community holds the 2nd largest Gurkha community in Nepal.
Some magnificent views of Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna IV (7535m), Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Hiunchuli (6366 m), Fishtail (6999m) , Lamjung Himal, and many other crystalline snow-capped peaks can be seen in clear weather.
Apart from the beautiful mountain views, - Cultivated land, terraced field, landscapes, traditionally built houses, stone-paved path, Gumbas, & wide varieties of chirping birds throughout the track makes trekking to Sikles longing for every trekkers.
Additionally, you pass through the oak, bamboo and rhododendron dense woods.
The villages is pretty much occupied by the Gurung ethnic group and ex Gurkhas who participated in the Second World War. Buddhism is the dominant religion here. Shaman practice can also be observed on festive occasions, rituals and ceremonies like marriage, or sometimes even for curing illnesses.
Although Sikles trial is a less explored one, this region will not disappoint you in rendering 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 activities around here
Our journey starts from a scenic flight or drive to Pokhara.
Why Choose Sikles in all?
- A least explored yet amazing village place inhabited by ex- Gurkhas.
- Some magnificent views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, Lamjung Himal,
- Bird watching and track through oak, bamboo and rhododendron forests.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Drive/ Fly to Pokhara. O/N at Hotel
Day 03: Drive to Mardi Khola and Trek to Lampatha (45min drive & 3-4 hrs walk)
Day 04: Trek to Khairpani (1370m)(4-5 hrs walk)
Day 05: Trek to Ghale Kharka (1810m) (4-5 hrs walk)
Day 06: Trek to Nyauli Kharka (2550m) (4-5 hrs walk)
Day 07: Trek to Sikles (2030m) (5-6 hrs walk)
Day 08: Trek to Lamokhet (920m) (5-6 hrs walk)
Day 09: Trek to Kalikathan (1340m) (5 hours walk)
Day 10: Trek to Lake Begnas for Lunch & drive to Pokhara at Lakeside (2 hrs walk & 1 hr drive)
Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Final Departure.