Annapurna Siklis Trek
A newly discovered trekking trail to let the experience the new flavour of hiking and trekking Siklis routes is located in the southern Gurung settlement of Nepal above the Mardi Khola (1,980m) facing Annapurna IV to the north and Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal to the east. Short but massively enriched with culturally and naturally, Annapurna Siklis Trek is, so far, a rewarding choice for the hill hikers. This trek offers the spectacular mountain view. Similarly, we experience a variety of terrain from lowland villages and rich terrain up to Nepal’s largest Gurung (Gurkha) village as well as blooming forests of rhododendron. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal, especially in the spring.
Age-long rituals of the ethnic groups regarding kinship, birth and death fascinate the travellers here. The region is considered to be famous for bird-watching as the region is densely forested with various flowering and non-flowering species of plants. The entire trail you follow in this region is virgin and measurably pristine. Besides, exchanging local culture, you can enjoy organic local products to unfold their daily activities and culture.
The classical trail along Modi Khola accompanying bamboo and rhododendron forest, Annapurna Siklis Trek takes you to beautiful and captivating villages Sikles, Tang Ting and Bhujung. Trekkers can arrange camping treks in various beautiful and pristine sites along the trail in this region. Offering the grandest view of entire Annapurna and Manaslu range, Annapurna Siklis Trek is truly gaining its popularity among the trekkers of the world. We should have clear Trekking Information beforehand of booking this trekking.
||Arrive at Airport (TIA) Kathmandu And Transfer To The Hotel-Overnight In Hotel-
||Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing – Overnight In Hotel
||Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 6-7 Hours, Transfer to Hotel.
||Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapul and Start Trek To Kalikasthan (1370m)- Overnight Tea House 5 hrs-
||Trek from Kalikasthan To Lamakhet (1680m) – Overnight Tea House – 5-6 hrs
||Trek From Lamakhet To Siklis (1980m)- Overnight Teahouse- 6hrs
||Trek From Siklis To Forest Camp (2796m)-Overnight Teahouse- 6hrs
||Trek From Forest Camp To Ghale Gaon (2100m)-Overnight Teahouse-6hrs
||Trek From Ghale Gaon To Pokhara (840m)-Overnight in Hotel-4hrs
||Drive From Pokhara Back To Kathmandu-Overnight in Hotel-
||Kathmandu Freeday – Overnight In Hotel-
||Final Departure Drop To The Airport.
Highlight Of The Trekking
- Our guides are Trained And Licensed Certify from the Government. So you are accompanied with Local experience and hospitable guides and porter during the trek.
- When you reach the Base Camp Of Annapurna. You will be surrounded by snow-capped pikes like Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, Mt. Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, and Mt. Fishtail.
- Culinary Experience: During your trek, you will get chances to experience the fresh Local traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat ( combination of Steam rice, Lentil soup, mix veg ) also mount watering MoMos and homemade desserts Apple Pie can get to taste.
- Hot Spring: When you return from the Trek in the place call Jhinu. There is a natural shower Pool to wash off the blood, sweat and tears from the trek.
1. All airport/hotel transfers
2. 4-night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara
3. All accommodation and meals during the trek
4. Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
5. An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
6. All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
7. A comprehensive medical kit
8. All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
This the very first day that you step in Nepal for the trip. You will be received by our representative in the airport. Our representative will be at the arrival holding placard with your and our company name (Magic Expedition. And then, you will be transferred to the hotel. It is around 30 mins drive from the airport to the hotel. There may some hassles like offering taxi or hotel or something like that. Do go with them. And sometimes, in international flight, your luggage may be missing. Be very careful. We hope it will not disturb your trip.
After your arrival at the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will introduce a guide or trip leader. For this, be with 4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, the copy of passport and copy of travel insurance.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighbouring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 6-7 Hours, Transfer to Hotel
After your breakfast, the leader or the guide will come to receive to the hotel where you stay and take you to the bus station. This drive takes you Pokhara from Kathmandu. The bus station is around 15 mins. Walk or you may get a taxi too, from Thamel, or from the hotel. The tourist bus leaves at 7 for Pokhara every morning. It takes around 7-8 hours to get Pokhara from Kathmandu. On the way, you will see the winding country road, river, woods and local people and their lifestyle. However, we must say, the condition of the road is not good. Sometimes, bumpy and dusty…. To escape it, you, optionally, can go with flight. It is a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara which is optional and have pay extra.
Day 04: Pokhara to Bijayapu Khola – kalikasthan(1’370m. 4’494 ft.) about 5-hour Trek-overnight in the lodge-
Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp)-Kalikasthan (1’370m. 4’494 ft.) which takes about five hours. A broad trail starts through rice fields near the Army Camp and then ascends through Rakhigaon to a Chautara, a resting place under a large pipal tree. En route, we can enjoy the views in the panorama. Now the trails climb gently along a ridge top through the Brahmin and Chhetris villages towards Kalikasthan at (1’370m. 4’494 ft). In the end, we should climb a short distance to the campsite which is situated above the village with a panoramic view of Mountain, Begnas Tal and Pokhara city.
Day 05: Kalikasthan – Lamakhet (1’680m. 5’511 ft.) about 6-hour Trek-overnight in the lodge-
Trek from Kalikasthan to LamaKhet, which takes us about 6 hours. We begin following gently path passing through local villages of mixed ethnic groups, rice terraces up to Mardi Khola. Now the trek is easy as we walk along the riverbank. En route we cross Bhaise, Nawaldanda, to reach Lama Khet. It is a small village where stay overnight. This place is surrounded by green hills which exhilarates us.
Day 06: Lamakhet – Siklis (1’980m. 6’496 ft.) about 7-hour Trek-overnight in the lodge-
Trek from LamaKhet to Siklis and it takes about 6 hours. The trail stretches at the flat level along the river bank until we reach Khilan Gaon. After this, we follow a path which is gently up at some distance and steeply up for some hours. En route we pass Parju village. The trail again climbs till Siklis village. It is one of the oldest and big Gurung village. Most of the people serve in Indian and British Army.
Day 07: Siklis - forest Camp (2’796m. 9’173 ft.) about 6-hour Trek-overnight in the lodge-
Trek from Siklis to Neuli Kharka or Forest camp, which takes us about 6 hours. This trek goes through rhododendron and oak forests following gently ascent path in the beginning. After some distance, we walk over the flat land. Forest Camp is surrounded by forests.
Day 08: Forest Camp - Ghale Gaon (2’100m. 6’889 ft.) about 6-hour Trek-overnight in the lodge-
Trek from Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon and it takes us about 6 hours. We trek through forests covered with rhododendron. While walking we cross the highest pass of this trek. After a pass, we descend steeply to reach Ghale Gaon. It is a small village which is mainly inhabited by Gurung and Magar community.
Day 09: Ghale Gaon – Pokhara (840m. 2’755 ft.) about 4 hours Trek-overnight in Hotel-
Trek from Ghale Gaon to Pokhara which takes us about 4 hours. The supposed trek descends gently up to Hyamgja (1’170m. 3’838 ft.) We board vehicle here to go to Pokhara.
Day 10: Pokhara – Kathmandu (1’365. 4’478 ft.) about 7-hour drive-overnight in Hotel-
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and it takes us about 7 hours including lunch. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, we could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe we climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. We are then directly taken to the hotel in Kathmandu
Day 11: Kathmandu free day-overnight in Hotel-
This is the free day and we can explore in Thamel for your shopping. In the evening we will take you for a farewell dinner with cultural dance.
Day 12: Final Departure.
All too soon its time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure Mountains.