Trip Facts

  • Duration:8 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Trip Profile:Sikles Trek
  • Geography:Valleys/Himalayas/Hills
  • Location:Kaski
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Buddhism/Hinduism
  • Ethnic People:Gurung/Magar
  • Transportation:Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:02-15 Pax

Highlight

  • Visit Pokhara city and enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the Phewa Lake
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain Range and many of its neighboring peaks
  • Enjoy the local Himalayan culture of the ethnic indigenous people of the region 
  • Complete one of the easiest and shortest treks in the Annapurna region
     

Overview

The Sikles Trek is a beautiful adventure that takes trekkers to the marvelous Annapurna region. It is a trekking journey comprising of gorgeous Himalayan views, ethnic villages and a pristine natural environment of the Annapurna region. With dramatic Annapurna massifs greeting the trekkers at every turn of the corner, the Sikles Trek by the Himalaya Land Treks is an unforgettable trekking journey that is perfect for people who are looking for an easy traverse at the foothills of the Himalayas.
The Sikles Trek begins with a drive to the Pokhara city- the tourist hub of Nepal. Situated beside the beautiful Phewa Lake, the Pokhara city is a relaxing hotspot for tourists visiting the country. It is also the starting point of most trekking journeys in the Annapurna. Blessed with the panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain peaks like the Machhapuchhre (6997m) and the Dhaulagiri (8167m), Pokhara is an exciting natural metropolis with many historical and cultural sites to visit as well.  
Likewise, the Sikles Trek has trails that take trekkers to ethnic Magar and Limbu villages of the region. It presents the chance to experience the ethnic culture of the Himalayan people of Nepal nearby. Nepal's multicultural attributes are presented quite brilliantly during the trekking journey, which adds a lot more charm and enticement to the trek.
Also, it takes trekkers to destinations like Ghale Kharka, Taprang, and Yangjakot. Trekkers meander along the maple and oak woodlands of the valley and cross beautiful Himalayan Rivers that cut across the verdant acreages like silver ribbons. Enjoy the alpine emerald forests of the Annapurna and catch glimpses of the elusive animals like the Danphe bird and the Red Panda along the trekking journey.
Similarly, paired with the sapphire mountains of the Annapurna Range decorating the skyline like an ivory tapestry, the Sikles Trek is one that presents its trekkers with an isolated and subdued adventure. 
Join us at Himalaya Land Treks for a grand Sikles Trek in the heart of the Annapurna valley. We offer numerous services all with the finest quality including transportation and accommodation. With us, you are guaranteed the best available services and the best features of the region! Check out our best trekking packages in trekking in Nepal

Itinerary of Sikles Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a Himalaya Land Treks representative who will help you get transferred to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) | 6-7 hrs

6-7 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

Today, you will be embarking on your journey to Pokhara from Kathmandu. The drive takes about 6 hours and goes through the countryside, presenting you with views of terrace farmlands and vast fields of agriculture besides the flowing Trishuli River. Pokhara is the famous tourist hub of Nepal and a great place to relax and enjoy a leisurely time beside the Phewa Lake. Upon arriving in Pokhara, you will be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Ghale Kharka |1669m/5476ft|3-4 hrs

3-4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Pokhara, you follow along the trail to Ghale Kharka- a village that is mostly occupied by ethnic Gurung people. The trek is mostly done on a flat terrain that is always accompanied by the views of gorgeous mountains like Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre Himal (6997m), Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), and many others. The village is a terraced acreage with traditional houses. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Ghale Kharka.

Day 4: Trek from Ghale Kharka to Sikles |1980m/6496ft|4-5 Hrs

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Ghale Kharka, you will trek along narrow trekking trail that goes through ridges and highlands towards Sikles. The natural environment is very beautiful as the terrain is filled with emerald woodlands with rhododendron bushes lining the journey. The green canopy of the woods and the colossal ivory peaks of the Annapurna make the trekking journey a pleasant journey. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Sikles.

Day 5: Trek from Sikles to Taprang |1600m/5249ft|5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The 6-hour trekking journey from Sikles to Taprang is filled with a wonderful landscape that is blessed with ornate pasturelands and vast fields of alpine forests rich with maple, oak and bamboo trees. The woods along the journey are also home to many indigenous birds and elusive animals. The peaceful journey is accompanied by the colossal Himalayas of the Annapurna range. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Taprang.

Day 6: Trek from Taprang to Pokhara via Yangjakot |1440m/4724ft|2-3 Hrs Trek |2 Hrs Drive

5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Taprang, you will follow the trekking trail towards Pokhara via the village of Yangjakot. It takes about 1 to 2 hours of trekking to the village from where you will then have a drive back to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can enjoy the lively streets at Lakeside and enjoy the pleasant evening. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 7: Drive to Kathmandu | Farewell Dinner | 1300m/4265ft| 6-7 Hrs

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house

From Pokhara, you will bid goodbye to the Annapurna Mountains for the last time as you drive back to Kathmandu along the same highway. Shop for souvenirs and explore the city for the rest of the day. You can participate in a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks to complete the trip. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 8: Departure

Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport from where you will depart.

Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights. 
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu travel on a deluxe tourist bus.
  • 3-star Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Private Transport Pokhara to  Ghale Kharka by private Car.
  • Private Transport  Yangjakot to Pokhara by private jeep.
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation.
  • All accommodation during the trek (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet).
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map.
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tip for guide, porter, and drivers.

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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