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Sikles trek

Sikles trek offers six-day camping trip to the typical Gurung village with the spectacular mountain views and terraced field in the Annapurna Region that is located the east of Pokhara. Kalikasthan village is the hike starting point after 6-hour car ride from the Kathmandu. The second largest Gurung settlement is interesting with the culture, ethnic language and lifestyle. The rhododendron blooms in spring along the trail. Maximum height of the trip is 2600 m. at Jhakarphulan. The ACAP developed the route. This is altitude free hill region of Nepal.

Sikles trek is popular with the snow-capped mountains, including Annapurna II (7939 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m) and Fishtail (6993 m). There are the views of popular lakes, including the Begnas, Rupa, Khaste and Maide. We pass through terraced fields, several villages, a forest of the rhododendron and broad-leaf mixed. The civilization of ethnic group is unique with farming. The Gurung people recruit every year in the England army. This is the hometown of Gurkha. Numerous vegetation and wildlife are recorded here.

Sikles trek is interesting to visit the museum with an ethical and natural history. Enjoy the villager’s warm hospitality with the mother group’s folk dance after the dinner. Sometimes the spiritual and traditional dance known as the Ghantoo can observe here. You can involve in a honey hunting tour in the harvesting season if you spend more days in the village. The route passes through the Bijayapur Khola, Bhung Khola and Seti River during the hiking. The rich dress with ornament, tradition, culture and friendly people with the rhododendron flower and spectacular views of the mountain peaks are the memory of the trip. Contact in Yeti Trail Adventure for the trip experience. Read the further information and itinerary below.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport 1337 m

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu – 6 hours

Day 03: Kathmandu to Kalikasthan (1370 m) – 6/7 hours by car

Day 04: Kalikasthan to Lamakhet (1680 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 05: Lamakhet to Sikles (1980 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 06: Sikles to Nyaulikharka (2200 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 07: Nyaulikharka to Ghalegaon (2000 m) – 5 hours

Day 08: Ghalegaon to Pokhara (830 m) – 3/4 hours

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu 1350m - 7 hours by bus

Day 10: Departure to Tribhuban International Airport

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport 1337 m
When the flight arrives at Tribhuban International Airport, take a 6 km drive with our guide, takes 25 minutes to reach the hotel. Check in hotel and guide will brief the programs. Stay overnight at hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu – 6 hours
Professional Tour Guide comes at 9 AM with a car to the hotel door. Ride the car, guide explains about Nepal. The four UNESCO world heritage sites include Swayambhunath (1st century) is popular for the Buddhist Stupa, activity of the Assamese monkey and the panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley and the Himalaya. Kathmandu Durbar Square (12th to 18th century) is popular for royal palace squares, museum, Kasthamandap, the Living Goddess Kumari, Freak Street, wood carving and temple architecture. Pashupatinath (5th century) is famous for the cremation ghat, Pashupatinath Temple, the shrines with Shiva Lingam and Yoni, the Hindu holy men (Sadhus) and an activity of the Assamese monkey and deer in the sub-tropical forest. Boudhanath (5th century) is famous for the second largest Stupa in the world, Tibetan refugee settlement, painting school, huge prayer wheel, prayer flag and monastery with the monk and lama.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Kalikasthan (1370 m) – 6/7 hours by car
During the Kathmandu-Kalikasthan driving, snow-capped mountains, Trishuli River valley, cable car station, Marsyangdi River valley, highway towns, terraced fields, villages, domestic animals and jungles are interesting. Kathmandu to highway town Malekhu is 72 km. Here you can rest for lunch, toilet and river scene. Malekhu to Kurintar is 32 km; here is cable car to Manakamana. Kurintar to highway town Mughling is 6 km, here is one road goes to Chitwan and Lumbini. Mugling to Abukhaireni is 6 km. Here one road goes to Gorkha Durbar. Abukhaireni to Dumre is 17 km. Here one road goes to Besishahar for Annapurna Circuit Trek. Dumre to highway town Damauli is 16 km. Damauli to Kalikasthan is 50 km. Stay overnight here.

Day 04: Kalikasthan to Lamakhet (1680 m) – 4/5 hours
Walk through a village of caste and ethnic group with terraced fields towards Mardi Khola. Walk along the riverbank, passing through Bhaise and Nawaldanda to reach Lamakhet. It is a small village, surrounded by green hills. Stay overnight here.

Day 05: Lamakhet to Sikles (1980 m) – 4/5 hours
Walk with a flat level trail through river bank. Continue to Khilagaon then climb gently uphill at first and steeply climb while further. Walk through Parju village and climb uphill to reach Sikles. It is a second largest village of Gurung people. You see the home of Gorkha, traditional dance, culture, lifestyle and custom here. Stay over night here.

Day 06: Sikles to Nyaulikharka (2200 m) – 4/5 hours
Walk through the forest of rhododendron and broad-leaf mixed. The trail is gradually uphill at the beginning. Walk some flat land to reach forest camp known as Nyaulikharka. It is surrounded by forest. Stay overnight here.

Day 07: Nyaulikharka to Ghalegaon (2000 m) – 5 hours
Walk through a forest of rhododendron and oak. Climb uphill to reach a Jhakarphulan Pass (2600 m) then Climb downhill steeply to Ghalegaon. It is a small village of Magar and Gurung people. Stay over night here.

Day 08: Ghalegaon to Pokhara (830 m) – 3/4 hours
Walk through a forest with climbing, downhill to Bhujungkhola Bridge and Tallakot. Walk along the bank of Seti River with a view of Fishtail. Cross a suspension bridge over Sardikhola and Mardikhola and keep continues to reach Hemja village. Ride 20 minute bus to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu 1350m - 7 hours by bus
Kathmandu is located 204 km to the east. Tourist bus takes 7 hours to approach there. During the bus drive between the Pokhara and Kathmandu the scenery are interesting, such as snow-capped mountain, Marsyangdi River Valley, cable car station, Trishuli River Valley highway town, terraced field, village, domestic animal and forest-clad hill. The Gunadi is 45 km next where the bus stops for 30 minutes. The Gunadi is Malekhu is 87 km next where the bus stops for 30 minutes. The Kathmandu is 72 km next where the bus stops. Take a taxi to the hotel with a 1 km road. Stay overnight at the hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Departure to Tribhuban International Airport
Airport is 6 km far, which takes 25 minutes car drive. Get airport 3 hours before your flight. Hope you enjoyed trekking trip in Nepal and welcome back again with a new program. We wish you safe and happy flight.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airports pick up and drop in private car with guide.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by car and professional tour guide.
  • Four night’s hotel in twin sharing bed with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 4 nights in tent with twin sharing bed in Mountain
  • Professional trekking guide & porter in Mountain.
  • Lodge, food, salary, transport and insurance to the porter and guide.
  • All camping gears with tents, fuel, cook, Sherpa and helper.
  • Farewell meal and breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking permit and TIMS.
  • Drive Kathmandu to Kalikasthan in private bus.
  • Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu in tourist bus.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Mountain.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Travel insurance including Helicopter evacuation.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except farewell meal.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • Bar bills, laundry, hot shower and battery charge in the mountain.
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Trip Facts

  • Duration: 10 days
  • Activities : Sightseeing and Trekking
  • Maximum Altitude : 2600 m (Jhakarphulan)
  • Trek Grade & Mode : Medium / Camping Trek
  • Himalayan Sights : Annapurna (I 8091 m), Manaslu (8163 m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m)
  • Valley & River : Bijayapur Khola and Seti River
  • Transportation : Private vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Trek start and end : Bijapur Khola and Hemja
  • Accommodation : 4 night’s hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, 5 night’s tent in Mountain
  • Meals : Full board, farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Best Time : March/April/May/October/November/December

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