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Sikles Trekking

Start from US$ 811 649 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 1 988 US$
2 - 4 649 US$
5 - 8 584 US$
9 - 12 538 US$
13 + 499 US$
  • 11 Days
  • Easy
  • 2 - 4 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Teahouse+Camping+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 2,621m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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Sikles Trekking is very famous those who have not enough time, but hurry to see the breathtaking mountains scenery. The trail goes along the peaceful ranges with colorful vegetation painting landscape. The trail leads you in the footsteps of Royalty, the Sikles Trekking that was walked by the Prince of Wales himself early eighties with his 90 associates, as part of an effort to develop villages of Gurkha recruits into a model eco trekking route. That’s why is called Royal-Sikles Trekking too.

Sikles Trekking is an alternative short pleasure holiday spots, an uncrowned corner of the Annapurna Conservation Area, under the shadows of include Machhapuchre, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna range. This wonderful camping trek takes you about a week, begging from Beganas Tal (Lake) and heading westwards through the thick forest ridge that separates the Madi and Seti Khola west bank up to well-preserved Sikles (1,980m), the largest hamlet  of Gurung community. And descent via Ghachok, another Gurung settlement, and then catch bus in Highway back to Pokhara. The Jhankri (shaman) and Lama (priest) have important roles in this Buddhist community during the marriage ceremony, death and daily live hood as significant features of Sikles Trekking.

The Sikles village lies above the Mardi Khola overlooking Annapurna IV to the north and Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal to the east. This is particularly good for bird watching due to its pristine forested surroundings where different species of birds thrive. We “Nepal Mother House Treks” always welcome our Clients to the Royal Sikles Trek. We arrange this trekking itinerary shorter or longer as our Clients desire and holiday schedule with our long range experience Guide hole in the year around, but September to mid November and March to mid May is best time.

Trip Highlights

  • Famous trek those who have short time, but hurry to see breathtaking scenery.
  • Goes along the peaceful ranges with colorful vegetation painting landscape.
  • Prince of Wales himself early eighties with his 90 associates done this trek.
  • Chance to meet Jhankri (shaman) and Lama (priest) have important roles ceremony.
  • Breathtaking views of Himalaya range including Fishtail, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna.
  • About 1 ½  hours Scenic drive Pokhara to Mardipul by local bus or private vehicles

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m) -6 to 7 hours by tourist bus

Day 04:Drive Pokhara to Mardipul – 1 ½ hours and Trek Mardipul to Kharpani (1370m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 05:Trek Kharpani to Ghale Kharka (1669m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 06:Trek Ghale Kharka to Sikles /Parche (1760m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 07:Excursion around Sikles Gurung Village (2000m)

Day 08:Trek Sikkles to Laamokhet (920m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 09:Trek Laamokhet to Kalikasthan (1080m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 10:Trek Kalikasthan to Beganas Tal -3 to 4 hours, and Drive to Pokhara (950m) -30 munities

Day 11:Your own destination.

Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3+2 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara twin bed sharing basic.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), TIMS (Trekkers Information System) Cards.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara & Pokhara to Kathmandu by comfort Tourist Bus.
  • Pokhara to trekking starting point (Mardipul) & trekking ending point to (Begnashtal )Pokhara by private/Public Bus/Taxi/car/van/Bus. 
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if you needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Trip (after trip end).
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • Government license holder English Speaking experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  • A Trekking Map of Annapurna for Group.
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the trek
  • First Aid medical kit during trip & welcome and Fare well program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Clients travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • If incase, flight cancel and charter helicopter or plane.
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, yours meals at Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift, personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which not mention above our services.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m) -6 to 7 hours by tourist bus Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at six o’clock to pick you with private transport. We’ll drive to Pokhara (200 km) which will take us about 6 to 7 hours on a very scenic route. Along the journey you will witness some stunning scenery of snow capped mountains, green hills, rivers in rafting, and villages. Pokhara is a beautiful valley with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail), Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 04 : Drive Pokhara to Mardipul – 1 ½ hours and Trek Mardipul to Kharpani (1370m) -4 to 5 hours Today is the first day of our journey. After breakfast we drive to Mardipul and start the trek to Karpani. We follow a less frequented path in the direction of the Ghachok passing through the settlement of Lhachock (975m). Then through village fields to descend gently through a natural rock tunnel to reach our campsite at Karpani.

Day 05 : Trek Kharpani to Ghale Kharka (1669m) -4 to 5 hours The trail leads us along the west bank of the Seti Khola (river) and through several scattered small Gurung settlements, paved with large stone paths and several of the ascents are stepped in the same way. We cross the Sardi Khola and make a steep ascent to our campsite on a ridge high above the river with wonderful views of Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,336m) and Machhapuchare (6,999m).

Day 06 : Trek Ghale Kharka to Sikles /Parche (1760m) -6 to 7 hours After breakfast, we start with a steep ascent from the campsite through oak and rhododendron forests towards the ridge which separates Seti and Madi Kholas. In the spring the forest is full of Primula, orchids, and rhododendrons. We come to an open meadow with fabulous views of Machhapuchare, and then we continue up to the top of the ridge (2,621m). We make a short descent to reach an open meadow used by the local people as buffalo pasture (2400m). Then, again the trail descends through the forest, emerging into open grassy meadows above Sikklis (2000m). We have splendor panoramic mountain vista from our campsite both at sunrise and sunset.

Day 07 : Excursion around Sikles Gurung Village (2000m) Today, you have great opportunity to take an optional excursion north from Sikklis along a ridge with stunning views of the Lamjung Himal and Annapurna range. Alternatively we may spend the day relaxing and taking in the spectacular mountain scenery or wandering around Sikklis. One of the largest Gurung settlements and with their traditional customs and rituals which we can observe.

Day 08 : Trek Sikkles to Laamokhet (920m) -4 to 5 hours After a hot breakfast with stunning mountain panoramas, we take a steep descent from our campsite through the small settlement of Khitang down to the Madi Khola. Then we walk a more gradual path along the west bank of the river with great opportunities for bird watching – watch out for kingfishers, blue throated beaters and white capped river chats. After a long steep descent we get to Laamokhet for our overnight stay.

Day 09 : Trek Laamokhet to Kalikasthan (1080m) -5 to 6 hours From Laamokhet, some easy walking brings us gradually down the west bank of the river through forests and field terraces with several small settlements. Then the trail ascends steeply through the forest and gradually continues to Kalikastan (1150m). We stop in the village before continuing along a broad trail and ascending to the top of an open grassy ridge with panoramic views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung and Manaslu Himal in the east and Begnas and Rupa lakes below the ridge to the south. We set up camp here overnight.

Day 10 : Trek Kalikasthan to Beganas Tal -3 to 4 hours, and Drive to Pokhara (950m) -30 munities In the morning we retrace the trail from the camp to the top of the ridge to watch the sunrise over the mountains then return to the campsite for breakfast. Then the path descends quite steeply from the ridge to the major trail junction where we take the trail to the east. The last day of our journey goes through rice terraces and with mixed ethnic group inhabitants and breathtaking panoramic vista. After a 30 minute drive from Bagnas Tal we get to the Pokhara hotel.

Day 11 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.

Note:

Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

For more details please visit Nepal Travel Tips.

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