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Snow Dragons Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd.
Himalayan Explorers
  • Snow Dragons Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd.
  • Snow Dragons Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Sikles Trek

Fact of the Trip:

Trip Name: Sikles Trek

Grade: Difficult.

Best Season: Spring and Autumn

Walking duration: Between 5 to 7 hours, plus rests.

Style: Tea House Trek - incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Support: Guide and porters.

Activities: Historical, culture, nature and trekking.

Max Elevation: 1360m

Duration: 15 days

  • Overview
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Sikles Trek

Sikles Trek is a great introduction to Nepal, offering a wide variance of nature, culture and a specter of views that will take you aback. The village is located to the northeast of Pokhara, and is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal. The main occupation is agriculture and animal husbandry, and the Gurungs are famous for their bravery as Gurkha soldiers. They have their own dialect/language and are very musical - so be prepared for some cultural events.

Snow Dragons offer a series of excursions to Sikles, which we individually tailor to suite your time, experience and budget. You can have a one day drive in, lunch and drive out, or (better) a two day drive in/drive out, with a one night stay. Or a five to six day excursion, with either a walk-in or drive-in approach, to then walk to Tara Hilltop, camp there, for a spectacular sun set/sun rise experience.

Note: Trekking in Sikles starts and concludes in the lake city of Pokhara, which you reach by an 8 hours bus ride, or a 25 minute flight from Kathmandu.

Spring is great, with an array of flowers and Rhododendrons, spanning from March to May, with Autumn offering the more stable weather, September to early December.

Let us know your time frame, your party make up, and the sort of trek you wish to do - and we will come with a suggested itinerary and price indication.

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal. Airport pick up and hotel transfer, trip planning (permits, equipment check etc.).

Day 02: After breakfast, we visit to Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) and gain a view of Kathmandu valley and city. The afternoon is free to explore and shop, with a quick trip-planning meet before bed.

Day 03: (1) Very early drive from Kathmandu (1360m) to Pokhara (900m), lunch on the way. Hotel, and explore the Lake Side bistros.

Day 04: (2) Today, we start our trek from Begnas Tal, from a comfortable altitude of 909m, we follow the Modi Khola valley and pass through small villages, farms and scattered forests to reach Baral village. Here we are treated to our first up-close glimpse of the Annapurnas.

Day 05: (3) We have an easy hike today, following the Modi Khola valley to Chyamrang (xxxxm)

Day 06: (4) Today, we gain 303m altitude as we climb above Modi Khola valley that leads us to Sikles.

Day 07: (5) We now have to climb steeply to reach the Hoga ridge, which offers awe-inspiring views of the Annapurnas and Lamjung Himal.

Day 08: (6) This day is set aside for acclimatization and exploration. Those who wish, may take the opportunity to reach the glacier at the foot of Annapurna IV (2 to 3 hours from camp).

Day 09: (7) A long day, as we descend to village of Sikles, followed by an easy scramble to Chipli.

Day 10: (8) Another long day, where we climb to the top of a ridge (good views) to then descend to Seti Khola.

Day 11: (9) Today another steep climb, through a rhododendron forest, to gain excellent views of Machhapuchhre Fish Tail).

Day 12: (10) We rest, or you can choose to climb high above the ridge for superb views.

Day 13: (11) Retrace our steps back to Seti Khola and walk along the bank of river to Chisopani.

Day 14: (12) A leisurely six hour walk brings us back to Pokhara. Here you are free to explore the Lake area and sample the abundant selection of fine bistros and restaurants.

Day 15: (13) Try paragliding, visit the Mountain Museum or The White Stupa (for great views), or simply take a few hours to relax. Late afternoon flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel - farewell dinner with guide

Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu, or departure (please specify when booking).

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Day 15: one can take a bus back to Kathmandu, to reduce costs.

Cost Included

  • Airport pick up/transfer to hotel.
  • Tourist class hotel, twin sharing. Buffet breakfast.
  • Trek planning meeting.
  • Sightseeing - half day, with own transport and guide.
  • Transport to start and return from end of the trek.
  • TIM’s (trekking) permit.
  • National Park entry permit.
  • Qualified guide, staff, with suitable equipment - all insured.
  • Lodge or simple hotel accommodation. Three meals a day, with tea/coffee, while trekking. Twin sharing.
  • Group medical kit.
  • End of trek dinner.
  • Transport hotel to airport.

Cost Excluded

  • Nepali entry visa,
  • Personal travel insurance, to include trekking, helicopter evacuation, hospitalization and repatriation.
  • Single room supplement, in Hotel or under trek - please advise.
  • Bar bills and laundry. Drinks/personal snacks on route.
  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu, and Pokhara.
  • Tips to hotel staff, tourist guide, trek guide & staff.

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