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SHORT TREK : SIKLIS
 
 
 
Siklis Trek : 08 Days

This picturesque trek passes through terraced fields, remote villages, rhododendron forest and high alpine meadows beneath the giants Annapurna II (7937m) and IV (7525m). A final high point reveals majestic views of the classic fish-tail peak of Machapuchare.

The trekking is off the main trails through villages of the Buddhist Gurung people of Tibetan origin. You walk through rice terraces and cornfields and then cut over a ridge clad in lush forest with Machapuchare at times dominating the Annapurnas.

Your highest camp is at 3000m, and from here you can reach a magnificent vantage point directly in front of Machapuchare (6993m), a fitting climax to a trip adorned with variety.

 
Facts of the Trek
Duration: 08 Days
Trek type: Tea House
Max Altitude: 2200 m.
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Land
Grade: Moderate
 
Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. You depart early morning at 7 o’clock for the six hours drive by tourist deluxe bus to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty.
You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp)-Kalikasthan (1370m.) 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, you can enjoy the views in panorama. Then the trail gently climbs along a ridge top through the Brahmin and Chhetris villages towards Kalikasthan (1370m.). At the end, you should climb a short distance to the campsite which is situated above the village with panoramic view of mountain, Begnas Tal and Pokhara city.

Day 03: Trek from Kalikasthan to LamaKhet (1680m.) which takes about six hours. You begin following gently path passing through local villages of mixed ethnic groups, rice terraces up to Mardi Khola. Now the trek is easy as you walk along the riverbank. En route you cross Bhaise, Nawaldanda, to reach Lama Khet. It is a small village where stay overnight. This place is surrounded by green hills which exhilarates you.

Day 04: Trek from LamaKhet to Siklis (1980m.) and it takes approximately six hours. The trail stretches at flat level along the river bank until you reach Khilan Gaon. After this, you follow path which is gently up at some distance and steeply up for some hours. En route you 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 05: Trek from Siklis to Neuli Kharka or Forest camp (2200m.) which takes about five hours. This trek goes through rhododendron and oak forests following gently ascent path in the beginning. After some distance, you walk over the flat land. Forest Camp is surrounded by forests.

Day 06: Trek from Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon (2000m.) and it takes about five hours. You trek through forests covered with rhododendron. While walking you cross the highest pass of this trek. After pass, you descend steeply to reach Ghale Gaon. It is a small village which is mainly inhabited by Gurung and Magar community.

Day 07: Trek from Ghale Gaon to Pokhara which takes about three hours. The supposed trek descends gently upto Hyamgja (1070m.). You board vehicle here to go to Pokhara.

Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and it takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and  Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city.

 
Services Included
National Park entry permit, Trekking permit, transportation to and fro, Accommodation in lodges during the trek, Food: three meals a day, A guide & required number of porter(s), Essential equipment.
 
Services Excluded

Personal expenses, Insurance, Tips, Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.

 
Please contact us for the detailed itineraries for the short treks:
Siklis Trek   Royal Trek
Duration : 08 Days   Duration : 06 Days
     
Gorkha Trek   Shivapuri Trek
Duration : 22 Days   Duration : 06 Days
     
Ghorepani short trek   Ganesh Himal Short trek
Duration : 23 Days   Duration : 07 Days
     
Everest short trek   Tamang Heritage trek
Duration : 11 Days   Duration : 08 Days
     
Everest short trek   More short treks in Nepal
Duration : 11 Days   Your short trek can be organized with combination of different trek routes as well.
 
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