The Siklish Camping Trekking is a picturesque trek that unfolds the natural beauty of Nepal which is specially developed for more inexperienced hikers or anyone who is interested enough to explore the countryside of Nepal.
The Siklish Camping Trekking is a picturesque trek that unfolds the natural beauty of Nepal which is specially developed for more inexperienced hikers or anyone who is interested enough to explore the countryside of Nepal.This area is really lacking behind in development. The charming villages, intriguing patterns of terraced fields, rhododendron forests, high alpine meadows nestled below the towering mountains of Annapurna II and IV are some of the key features of this trek.
The Siklis area is very close to the Annapurna trekking trails. It lies north-east of Pokhara. Very few lodges and guest houses are available on the route. Therefore, it is not difficult to understand that we set up a camp for overnight stay. The beautiful village of Siklis is on the brink of a hummock at the height of 2000m.
This is a stunning Gurung village. The narrow lanes of this village are edged by the stones and mud houses. The houses are grouped in the traditional ribbon pattern. This village is surrounded by five other beautiful villages. They are Lama-thar, Sabha-thar, Harpu-thar, Dhaprang-tha and Gari-thar. These villages have their own role in the local community. Although this trek is relatively slow, yet it offers enough time to study about the flora and fauna available in this region. You can see some splendid views of the mountain on the route.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.
Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes.
Day 2: Kathmandu (1360m)
In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organised sightseeing tour. We visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. We also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing and exploration. In the late afternoon you will be issued with your Trek Pack and departure information for the next morning.Meals included: 1 breakfast.
Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)
which takes about six hours. You depart early morning at 7 o’clock for the six hour 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 Marsyangdi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Blessed with pleasant weather, Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples and beautiful mountain views. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with the natural beauty found in this city of lakes. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04 : 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 blissful panorama. The trail then gently climbs along a ridge top through Brahmin and Chhetri villages towards Kalikasthan (1370m.). At the end, you should climb a short distance to the campsite which is situated above the village with panoramic views of the mountains, Begnas, Tal and Pokhara city. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 05 : Trek from Kalikasthan to LamaKhet (1680m.)
Trek from Kalikasthan to LamaKhet (1680m.) which takes about six hours. Your path begins passing through local villages of mixed ethnic groups and rice growing terraces up to Mardi Khola. Then the trek is easy as you walk along the riverbank. En route, you cross Bhaise and Nawaldanda, to reach Lama Khet. It is a small village where you stay overnight. This place is surrounded by lush green hills that stretch for miles which stirs the imagination for good thoughts. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 06 : Trek from Lama Khet to Siklis (1980m.)
which takes approximately six hours. The trail stretches at a flat level along the river bank until you reach Khilan Gaon. After this, you follow a path which is gently uphill for some distance and then gradually goes steeply up for some hours. En route, you pass Parju village. The trail again climbs until Siklis village. This is one of the oldest and largest Gurung villages found here. Most of the people here serve in the Indian and British Army. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 07 : Trek from Siklis to Neuli Kharka or Forest camp (2200m.)
which takes about five hours. This trek goes through rhododendron and oak forests following a gently ascending path in the beginning. After some distance, you proceed over flat land. The Forest Camp is surrounded by forests. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 08 : Trek from Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon (2000m.)
which takes about five hours. You trek through forests covered with rhododendron. While walking, you cross the highest pass of this trek. After hiking through the pass, you descend steeply to reach Ghale Gaon. It is a small village which is mainly inhabited by the Gurung and Magar communities. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 09 : Trek from Ghale Gaon to Pokhara which takes about three hours.
The trail then descends gently to Hyamgja (1070m.). You board a vehicle here to go to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 10 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about seven hours.
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach the famous Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people happily engaged in their daily life chores. From Naubishe, you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu.
Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu or self visit to bhaktapur city.
Day 12: Tour ends