Sikles is a newly explored trekking route in the north east of Pokhara valley overlooking Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal and the Manaslu range. It passes through terraced fields, lush green forest and high alpine meadows and traverses a variety of terrain from low land to blooming forests of rhododendron. The region is a real paradise for bird watchers where different species of birds live. This trek offers an enchanting village experience as trekkers can observe the well-preserved traditional Gurung culture, life-style of Gurung people and their handicraft production. Ancient water driven flour mills and the local cloth weaving epitomizes the socio-economic situation and geo-political situation of Gurung people living in this community where Jhankri (shaman) and Lama (priest) have important roles in day to day life. This is the best trek to explore the natural beauty, culture and lifestyle of indigenous Gurung people of Nepal. A noted Gurung tradition is the institution of Rodhi where teenagers form fictive kinship bonds and become Rodhi members to socialize, perform communal tasks, and find marriage partners. Centuries of cultural influence from Tibet which adopted the Tibetan culture to a heavy extent resulted in many Gurungs gradually embracing Tibetan Buddhism.
Trip Name: Siklish Trek
Trekking Duration: 13 days
Starting / Ending: kathmandu
Mode of trekking: camping
Maximum altitude: 1980m
Best Season: Sept. to Dec. / March to May
Transport: Flight or private vehicle
Per Day walking: 5 to 7 hrs
Activity: Sightseeing & Trekking
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu(1300m)/Transfer to Hotel & overnight in Hotel.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu/trek briefing & welcome Nepali Dinner
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to pokhara(915m) by tourist bus- 6 hrs. & overnight at hotel
Day 04: Drive pokhara to Milanchowk(935) -30 mint. And trek to Kharpani (hot spring)-4 hrs.& overnight at lodge
Day 05: Kharpani to Ghalegaon (2713m)-5 hrs. & overnight at lodge
Day 06: Ghalegaon to Parche (1760m)-5 hrs. & overnight at lodge
Day 07: Sikles exploration day
Day 08: Parche to Chasu (980m)-4 hrs. &overnight at lodge
Day 09: Chasu to Kalikasthan (1080m)-5 hrs &overnight at lodge
Day 10: Trek to Begnas lake-3 hrs. And drive to Pokhara-45 mint.& overnight in Hotel.
Day 11: Drive pokhara to Kathmandu & overnight in Hotel.
Day 12: free day in Kathmandu
Day 13: Trip Ends/Transfer to Airport for Departure
Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.