Annapurna Siklis Trekking

annapurna siklis trekking

‘on the off beaten trail around east Annapurna and Lamjung Himal’

Why and what makes Annapurna Siklis trekking so special?

“Around Annapurna and Lamjung Himal range of mountains within pristine wilderness
An exclusive trek in the hidden pockets of Eastern Annapurna away from mainstream trails
Exceptional scenery of dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills and mountain views on walks
From low and warm paddy fields to high alpine hills within traditional Gurung villages
Enchanting woodlands of tall rhododendron-magnolia and fir tree lines a natural garden
Stunning mountain views on daily walks within pristine natural surrounding”

Trip Summary  for Annapurna Siklis Trekking:

Trip Mode:                  Hotels and in lodge and camping
Trek Grade:                 Moderate with Ups and Down Hill walks
Highest point:              At Nauli Kharka 2,550 m high
Activities:                    Exciting drives, scenic walks with time to marvel the beautiful scenery
Trekking duration:      05 Nights & 06 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
Total Trip:                   11Nights & 12 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Seasons:                      All year round except July and August monsoon the wet months
March and April are flowering times on hills, however September to
November best for clear day with fine views of mountains.

Introduction:

Annapurna Siklis Trekking, a wonderful country walk on the least ventured areas by other main flow of trekkers, truly fascinating destinations around high hills and traditional Gurung people villages of immense culture and colorful custom with spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ peaks and beneath the towering whaleback shaped mountain Lamjung Himal at 6,986 m high rising above Siklis village.

Beside wonderful walk the trek is special due to its remoteness away from main stream of trekkers, where few visitors seldom trek around the area and not knowing the hidden beauties of Annapurna Siklis trekking area around East of Annapurna and close to Lamjung Himal.

This pleasant and picturesque trek, organised by Buna Treks & Expedition is an ideal for all types of people as the trek is short of less than a week and never missing glamorous scenery of dramatic landscapes and mountains views on daily walks.

Annapurna Siklis Trekking a marvelous short adventure which leads you to traditional Gurung villages and into enchanting forest covered with dense rhododendron tree lines, where in spring time the whole place will be a paradise when wild flowers are in bloom.

After a magnificent time around Eastern Annapurna and at charming Siklis village, our walk completes with a short drive back to Pokhara with amazing experience on Annapurna Siklis Trekking.

Outline Itinerary for Annapurna Siklis Trekking:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu received by our staff and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparations.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950 m – 06 hrs journey (30 mins by air)
Day 04: Drive to Mardi Pul and walk to Khairpani 1,370 m – 05 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Ghale- Kharka 1, 810m -05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Nauli Kharka 2,550 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Siklis 2,030 m -05 hrs.
Day 08: Rest day at Siklis for local excursion.
Day 09: Trek and drive to Pokhara – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu or by air.
Day 11:  In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Day 12: International departure for home ward bound.

Price Includes

  1. Airport pick ups & drops and hotel transfer as per itinerary by private vehicle
  2. Accomodation in hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and in local lodges during trekking
  3. Three times meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  4. Kathmandu to Pokhara transfer in private vehicle
  5. Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by tourist vehicle
  6. A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder trekking guide and porter as per necessity including their food, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, medicine, etc.
  7. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System.)
  8. All government taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  1. Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  2. Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  3. International airfare and airport departure tax
  4. Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  5. Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  6. Personal Expenses (phone call, battery recharge, laundry, bottled or boiled water, personal trekking equipment).
  7. Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  8. Any others expenses which are not mentioned in ‘Price Includes’ section.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, Buna Treks and Expeditions staff will receive you for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu city to your respective hotels.

After a time for refreshment our guide will brief with information regarding your trek and your times with us in Nepal includes welcome dinner in a pleasant authentic Nepalese Restaurants with cultural programs.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Morning our city guide will pick you for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley, as Kathmandu although a metropolitan hub, but still retains its ancient culture and historical sites with World Heritage Sites includes ancient temples, monasteries, old king’s palaces after an interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for Annapurna & Siklis trekking.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m) -06 hrs.
Starting our wonderful journey to Annapurna and Siklis trekking with a drive on Nepal’s main and interesting highway to reach at Pokhara, drive leads through many farm villages and towns with views of snowcapped peaks. Finally drive ends at Pokhara near beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located.

Day 04: Drive to Mardi Pul and walk to Khairpani 1,370 m – 05 hrs.
A short drive on the outskirt of Pokhara to reach our trekking point from Mardi Pul, where morning walk follows Seti River upstream, then reaching a small farm village, with a short rest then cross the river heading north to the Gurung villages of Lhachok and Ghachok, from here onwards a nice farming area with cultivated terraces. The day’s walk is moderate, gaining slight elevation, after a pleasant walk reaching at Khairpani or Dipang for overnight stop.

Day 05: Trek to Ghale Kharaka 1,810m -05 hrs.
From Khairpani, trail heads east, crossing Seti River which is a short distance walk from the village. Located a few meters downstream are a few small hot springs, although the icy cold water of the Seti is not warm enough for bathing.

From here the route climbs steadily through the terraced fields of Khajibung, the path levels off after a short a steep staircase with excellent snow capped mountains scenery. Trek continues towards the ridge, reaching the saddle, before descending to the less visited Gurung village of Chyanglung. After a brief stop here, descend to the Sardi Khola for lunch. After lunch, afternoon walk leads to a steep climb through terraced fields and to the village of Kyabrang. From here a further climb to the top of the ridge brings to the campsite which offers magnificent panoramic views of the Annapurna’s and of Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail).

Day 06: Trek to Nauli Kharka 2,550 m -05 hrs.
Our pleasant and scenic walk leads into serene and heavily forested ridge, which separates the Seti and Mardi Valley. Morning walk heading towards enchanting rhododendron and bamboo lined forest.

For naturalist and nature lovers where orchids and birdlife are superb areas, the trails narrows through well-defined path, but keep a sharp eye open for our guides and fellow trekkers. The morning’s walk is short and lunch in one of the few clearings made by the locals as grazing areas for their water buffalo. In the afternoon continue to ascend on the high ridge at about 2,650m, reaching here, the path contour and gradually descend to the campsite at Baradhara on the lovely pasture.

Day 07: Trek to Siklis 2,030 m – 05hrs.
From our isolated camp, walk descends into thick forest towards a Siklis village, one of the largest and most impressive villages around Annapurna and Lamjung Himal area.

The men folk of Siklis have long tradition of supplying some of the finest soldiers in the Gorkha Regiment both to British and Indian Armies. The huge ‘whaleback’ peak of Lamjung Himal 6,986m dominates the skyline above the village, a mere 10 kilometers away.

Siklis a fascinating village perched in a beautiful location; here you will have opportunity to chat with ex-Gorkha soldiers who are only pleased to discuss their association with the British and Indian armies, campsite above the village provides stunning views, particularly at sunset and sunrise.

Day 08: Res day at Siklis for local exploration.
Today at leisure and free day, after breakfast, enjoy an excursion exploring one of the most attractive village of Mid West Nepal, where you can visit some of farm houses built with stone slate roofs and red mud plastered houses with neat stone paved path, where every house folks greets you with smile and warm hospitality.

Day 09: Trek and drive back to Pokhara – 04 hrs.
After a wonderful time at Siklis and its warm friendly villagers with grand views of snow capped peaks, morning walk leads to short descend towards a road head for an interesting drive back to Pokhara, the drive passes through scenic valley and farm villages then reaching at Pokhara for the overnight in the comfort of a nice hotel by the beautiful Lake Phewa, afternoon free for short walk around the lake side.

Day 10: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu.
After a marvelous time on high mountains and hills of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal, morning depart from Pokhara for the drive back to Kathmandu.
(Flying options 30 mins by air to Kathmandu)

Day 12: International departure for home ward bound.
After a memorable time and great adventure around Annapurna Siklis trekking with your last day in Nepal, a country full of amazing views and Himalayan wonders, as per the flight time our staff transfers you for the final departure homeward bound.

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