“an elusive walking journey in the eastern Annapurna region with grand views and scenery’s of the massive Annapurna-Lamjung and Manaslu range of snow capped mountains, into the rural farm area’s, traditional villages, a perfect short adventure without any strains regarding the high altitude in the comfort of high Himalayas.
The Annapurna Siklis trek in Nepal starts from scenic sweeping flight or drive to Pokhara and crossways the Himalayan landscape to Pokhara Valley. Nepal’s second largest valley, where the Siklis adventure begins less than 20 aeronautical k.m., from the high Himalayan Peaks that rises 8,000m high. Here one can witness the magnificent snowy panorama from Mt. Dhaulagiri [8,167m] to the Annapurna range, Lamjung and Manaslu in the east. The famous Mt. Machapuchere [6,993m] or the Fish tail stands dominantly gigantic towards the clear blue sky. This Siklis trekking is visited by less number of trekkers in Nepal.
A gripping trip through the foothill of the great Himalayan range of mountains passing through grassy alpine forests and traditional Gurung villages. This trip allows you to be in the midst of customary local villages an undamaged area and in the less frequented by westerners.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.1,300m. via particular airlines.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by our team and will accompany you to the Hotel, where one of our leader or a Sherpa guide will give you a short course of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trek/Camping, do’s and don’t and other associated information that you might necessitate while in Nepal.
Day 02: InKathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Sometime, depending upon your flight arrival if its late in the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you a nice sleep and rest before you venture out of the Hotel for our interesting tour.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara onwards and trek to Mardipul – Lampath 1,010m
An early morning departure from Kathmandu for the drive to Pokhara. On arrival, we meet our trekking staffs, here all the camping gear is sorted. Then we begin our walk towards the Tibetan camp for lunch. After lunch, we proceed to the Tibetan Refugee Camp for a look at the community’s carpet factory. From here our trail diverts from the main highway to Baglung and Jomsom. We follow the banks of the Seti River to camp high from the river at Lampatha.
From here, the early morning views of the Annapurna Himal are spectacular (Please note:
For trips early in the season it may not be possible to proceed past the Tibetan Camp on this day if rice paddies are under cultivation.
Day 04: Trek to Khairpani 1,370m.
Leaving the campsite at Lampatha or Mardipul, we follow the banks of the Seti River upstream. On reaching the small village of Mardipul, it is time for the first stop in the local Chettris and Brahmin villages. Crossing the river, we head north through the villages of Lhachok and Ghachok. These straggling linear settlements provide much human interest. The valley has relatively fertile soils as can be seen from the intensive use of the terraced hillsides. The day’s walk is easy, with a slight altitude gain. Our campsite is at the Gurung village of Dhipang (Khairpani). The wide river terraces of the Seti River narrows into a more pronounced V-shaped gorge where it flows from the source of Mt.Machhapuchare, Annapurna III and IV glacier.
Day 05: Trek to Ghale Khraka 1,810m. 4 – 5 hrs.
From Khairpani, our trail heads east, crossing the Seti River which is a short distance upstream 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 our 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, we 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 us to our campsite which offers magnificent panoramic views of the Annapurnas and of Mt.Machhapuchare (Fish Tail).
Day 06: Trek to Nauli Kharka. 2,550m. 4 – 5 hrs.
The next two days of the trek passes through the serene heavily forested ridge, which separates the Seti and Mardi Valley. Our morning walk leads us through enchanting oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest. For the naturalist, the orchids and birdlife are superb, the trails narrows through well-defined path, but keep a sharp eye open for your guides and fellow trekkers. The morning’s walk is short and we lunch in one of the few clearings made by the locals as grazing areas for their water buffalo. In the afternoon we continue to ascend on the high ridge at about 2,650m, reaching here, the path contour and gradually descend to our campsite at Baradhara on the lovely pasture.
Day 07: Trek to Siklis 2,030m. 5hrs.
From our camp, we slowly descend through thick forest towards the largest Gurung village in the Annapurna region at Siklis. The men folk of Siklis have long had the tradition of supplying some of the finest soldiers in the Gurkha Regiment to both the 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-Gurkha soldiers who are only pleased to discuss their association with the British and Indian armies. Our campsite above the village provides stunning views, particularly at sunset and sunrise.
Day 08: At Siklis for local exploration.
Today at leisure free from packing, after a late breakfast, time for short walk around the village or catch up with the dairy.
Day 09: Trek to Lamokhet 920m. 5 – 6 hrs.
The walk from here leads to a long, steady descent towards the Mardi Khola Valley, some 800 meteres, which will surely make the knees wobble! On reaching the bottom, we follow the river downstream, heading south passing through small farm villages and cultivated fields. Lunch probably will be served at Tabrang Pheding after 2-3 hours of good walk. The area around here is sub-tropical and is back dropped by the soaring snow-capped Himalayan peaks. After lunch the walk is short of few hours and we will be camping by the river in the small Chettri and Brahmin settlement of Lamokhet.
Day 10: Kalikathan at Thulokhote 1,540m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Morning walk leads to a path following the river downstream, we cross the Mardi Khola to its east bank, continuing on an easy trail to our lunch spot at Bhainse. From here we climb steadily through terraced landscapes to Kalikasthan. Our campsite is only a short distance further on. An interesting area, it is the site of the Gorkha dynasty. From here in fine conditions there is an unrivalled panorama of the high snow peaks., from Mt.Dhaulagiri 8,167m in the west, to the Annapurnas 8,091m, Manaslu 8,156m. Peak 29 (7,541m), and Himalchuli 7,839m. in the east.
Day 11: Trek to Lake Begnas and drive to Pokhara.
After a grand morning views of the Himalayan chain of mountains our trail diverts on the long descend towards the serene Lake Begnas, morning walk passes through farm terraces and strewn villages on the downhill descent with superb scenery of the surrounding landscapes and finally ending this wonderful walk at Lake Begnas, after lunch (depending upon the time of arrival) we board in the Bus for a half an hour ride to the another beautiful Lake Phewa at Pokhara for the last overnight stop.
Day 12: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
We take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. As we get hold of the boarding pass depending upon our flight time, we make our way to the terminal for security check, this scenic flight from Pokhara takes half hour or less to Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow capped peaks can be seen from the plane. Arriving at Kathmandu domestic terminal, Our Staff receive and escort us back to the Hotel.
Day 13: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.
A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our AD staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley or for scenic mountain flight.
Day 14: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, departure tax (in local currency) and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
POKHARA VALLEY :
Pokhara is one of the most unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machapuchere on its beautiful lakes.. Pokhara is situated in the mid western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu, and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with a sweeping panoramic views of the mid east to western Himalayan ranges.
Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa and Phewa.
The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South. Among these high peaks it is the towering majestic Mt. Machapuchere (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range. Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal’s most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begins from this remarkable place and it’s a also an ideal spot for all types of holiday makers.
Himalayan region climate varies as per the altitude wise from the low southern land of Gangetic plains of Terai at 60meters above sea level to the mid hills-valleys at 9, 00m, 1500-200m and to the high mountain settlement at 3000-4000m and above. From over 40oC warm sub-tropic, 25oC meditareain to the artic climate of -0oC to -20oC conditions exists. Here’s our Climate Guide that can help you with your selection of treks in the Himalayan region and Good Luck!
Nepal and its Himalayan range has a typical monsoonal two season a year. There’s the dry season from October to May and the wet season, the monsoon, from June to September. September-November, the start of the dry season, is in many ways the best time in Nepal and around the Himalaya.
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