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The Siklis Trek
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The Siklis Trek
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* In the shadow of Annapurna & Lamjung Himal
* An elusive walking journey in the eastern Annapurna region with grand views
* Sceneries of the massive Annapurna-Lamjung and Manaslu range of snow capped mountains
* Into the rural farm areas, traditional villages, a perfect short adventure without any strains
* High altitude in the comfort of high Himalayas.

Introduction:

This journey takes off with a scenic sweeping flight over the Himalayan Panorama to Pokhara Valley, second largest valley of Nepal. Here, one can witness the magnificent snowy panorama featuring Mt. Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna range, Lamjung and Manaslu in the east. The famous Mt. Machhapuchare, the Fish Tail stands majestically towering towards the clear blue sky. It’s a mesmerizing trip taken through the foothill of the great Himalayan range of mountains passing through green alpine forests and traditional Gurung villages. This trek allows you to be amidst traditional local villages, and unspoiled areas less visited by westerners.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu / Pokhara drive & trek to Mardi Khola 30 minutes flight with 2 hours walk to Lampatha.
Day 04: Trek to Khairpani 5 hours walk
Day 05: Trek to Ghale Kharka 5 hours walk
Day 06: Trek to Nyauli Kharka 4-5hours walk
Day 07: Trek to Siklis 5 hours walk.
Day 08: At Siklis rest day for local exploration.
Day 09: Trek to Lamokhet 5 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Kalikathan 5 hours walk.
Day 11: Trek to Lake Begnas for Lunch & drive to Pokhara at Lake side (2 hours walk an hour drive).
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 13: In Kathmandu at leisure.
Day 14: International Departure - for home ward bound.
 Departure Dates  Availability
 20 Mar-02 Apr  Available
 10 Apr-23 Apr  Available
 08 May-21 May  Available
 25 Sep-08 Oct  Available
 09 Oct-22 Oct  Available
 13 Nov-26 Nov  Available
 11 Dec-24 Dec  Available
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.
  On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and transfer you to respective Hotels, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do's and don'ts and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
   
Day 02:

In Kathmandu.

  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 it’s late in the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you a nice rest before you venture out of the Hotel in 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 meet our trekking staffs then begin the trek, from the main highway to Baglung and Jomsom trail diverts following 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.
   
Day 04: Trek to Khairpani 1,370m. 5 hrs
  Leaving the campsite at Lampatha or Mardipul, follow the banks of the Seti River upstream. On reaching a small village of Mardipul, it is time for the first stop in the local Chettris and Brahmin villages. Crossing the river, heading 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 Kharaka 1,810m.4-5 hrs.

  From Khairpani, 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 Annapurna 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 depending upon the flight time, 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 will transfer you back to the Hotel.
   
Day 13:

Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.

  A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our 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 and your passport handy. HimEX staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Price includes following services:
 1.  Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights and Hotel in Pokhara for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis.
 2.  Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
 3.  Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
 4.  Transportation Kathmandu / Pokhara, Pokhara / Trek / Pokhara by private Non AC Vehicle.
 5.  Internal flight Pokhara / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.
 6.  Trekking & camping arrangement backed by Sherpa crew on full board basis.
 7.  Applicable Trekking Permit & Conservation Fees.
 8.  Insurance for Nepalese crew.
 
Our price does not include followings:
 1.  International flights to / from Kathmandu.
 2.  Nepal entry visa fees.
 3.  Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
 4.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
 5.  Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
 6.  Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
 7.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
 8.  Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
 9.  Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
Extensions

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom. We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


Chitwan National Park:

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Bardia National Park:

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Kathmandu:

It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites. ...(More)

 

Pokhara:
Pokhara is most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu, not because of its easy accessibility but because of its scenic beauty and proximity to many Himalayas. Rarely does a tourist miss a trip to this beautiful valley of lakes and mountain views. Ekai Kawaguchi who was the earliest visitor of this district, was awed by its beauty. The Annapurna range of the Himalayas dominates the landscape around Pokhara and many of treks and ...(More)

 

Nagarkot:

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Tibet:

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India:
The country of wonders, the lively bazaars, ornate architecture and the something puzzling customs of Indians make any visit a refreshing from the western life. Endowed with a backdrop of that can be anything from snow capped mountain to palm-lined beach, Indian rarely fails to delight adventurous travelers. India is considered to be the rich cultural melting pot with its colorful festivals of all the religion and people, blending well with magnificent landscape  ...(More)

 

Bhutan:

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River Rafting:

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Mount Everest Flight:
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Bungy Jumping:

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Paragliding:

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Ultralight Flight:

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Hotels:

We have allowed our packages with just right number of nights of hotel accommodations which enables you to spend nights with quick visits of local market or monuments in the area. However if you have some extra days before or after your main package holiday, you can spend extra nights in Kathmandu or nearby destinations so that you can cover the interesting sights or just relax while you are here. ...(More)

 

Hotel Yak & Yeti:

The Hotel Yak & Yeti with the historic character, suitable for both short or long stay, is fashioned as the fusion of modern design and the noblesse of original heritage interiors. This exceptional city centre hotel is located minutes away from both domestic and international airport. It continues to be the city's leading luxury hotel for business and leisure. ...(More)

 

Hotel Shanker:

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Hotel Malla:
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Hotel Marshyangdi:

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : The Siklis Trek
  • Trip Duration : 14 Days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Trip Date : -
  • Activity : Trek and Walks
  • Highest Altitude : 2550 m
  • Month : Mar-May, Sep-Dec

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