Total Days: -› 9
Min. Altitude: -› (850m./2789ft.)
Max. Altitude: -› (2000m./6562ft.)
Walking Per Day: -› Approximately 6-7hrs
Route Nature: -› Lodge [Tea House Trek]
Difficulty: -› Easy
Season: -› All Four Season.
Best time:October, November, December, February, March, April
Meal: Full board on trek
Transportation: Tourist vehicle/ local jeep
Sikles Trekking is a newly explored and virgin trekking route in the southern Gurung settlement of Nepal above the Mardi Khola (1,980m) overlooking Annapurna IV to the north and Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal to the east. It boasts good mountain views and is unaccustomed for trekkers. It is a spectacular short trek and traverses a variety of terrain from low land villages and rich terrain up to Nepali’s largest Gurung (Gurkha) village as well as blooming forests of rhododendron in the spring. The villagers follow with Shaman priest and Buddhist priest in marriage, death and dealing with ill fate. The region is particularly good for bird watching because of its pristine forested surroundings where different species of birds thrive. The trekking route offers wonderful views of the Annapurna and Manasalu ranges. Climb though oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest and follow ancient trails to the Madi Khola valley and stay in the villages of Sikles, Tang Ting and Bhujung. This new trek offers a truly captivating village experience where we get to see the real rural Nepal. Trekkers can enjoy by camping at unique sites, eat the local dishes and witness daily life unfold around us.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel (1350m)
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara by bus (6 hours) overnight at Pokhara hotel (820m)
Day 3: Pokhara to Bijayapu Khola – then trek to Kalikasthan (1370m)
Day 4: Trek to Lamakhet (1680m)
Day 5: Trek to Sikles (1980m)
Day 6: Trek to forest Camp (2200m).
Day 7: Trek to Ghale Gaon (2000m).
Day 8: Trek back to Phedi and drive to Pokhara
Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu or to your next destination as per schedule