Siklish Trekking !

Siklish Trekking ! Royal Trekking ! Annapurna Siklish Treks

Siklish has been developed by the Annapurna Conservation Project as a model village and is an integral part of their eco trekking project that seeks to spread awareness for both tourists and locals of the need to preserve the delicate envireonment of the area.Siklish is a large Gurung village north of Pokhara, it is recognised as an extremely well preserved example of typical Gurung life. Although near the better worn trails it remains as yet fairly unexplored with few facilities available for overnight stays. Above the village is Rishing Danada there are some fantastic views of the Annapurna Himal to be had. Likely to appeal to people who do not want strenuous trekking but perhaps more interested in culture.

The Gurung village of Sikles was established by ACAP as a model trekking village and is an integral part of their eco-route. Located to the north-east of Pokhara at about 2000 m elevation it lies in the shadow of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. It is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal and is known for its well preserved Gurung culture. During your stay here, you will get to spend several days experiencing the Gurung lifestyle, handicraft production and sight-seeing. Of particular interest is the local cloth weaving traditions and the ancient water-driven flourmills. 

Siklesh TrekkingAbove the village is Rishing Danda, from where there is a marvelous panoramic view of the peaks of Annapurna II and Lamjung. Folk songs and dances play an important part in the Gurung culture and such performances are common occurrences in Sikles. One performance that outclasses the rest is the Ghantu dance, traditionally performed by three young Gurung girls.  This dance is of great significance as it portrays their heritage.

Accommodation in Sikles can be arranged in teahouses or by prior reservation with the ACAP Pokhara Office, in village homes. The journey begins with a taxi ride from Pokhara to Kabhre Danda which is followed by a two-day trek to reach Sikles via Chansu. On the return journey, which is a three-day easy trek, follow the eco-route through the Ghalekharka and Diprang to arrive back in Pokhara.

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur by bus and trek to Kalikastan, O/N at homestay. 
Day 03 : Trek from Kalikastan(1370 m) to Lamachour 91680 m), O/N at homestay. 
Day 04 : Trek from Lalachour to Siklish (1980 M), O/N at homestay.
Day 05 : Trek from Siklish to Bhaisikarka (2200 m), O/N at homestay.
Day 06 : Trek from Bhaisikarka to Ghale Gaon (2000m ), O/N at homestay.
Day 07 : Trek from Ghale Gaon to Puranochour and by drive to Pokhara..
Day 08: Drive to white water rafting.
Day 09: Rafting a.m & drive to Chitwan National Park.
Day 10: Activities in Chitwan National Park.
Day 11: Chitwan Natoinal Park travel Kathmandu by flight or overland.
Day 12: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Departure for onward destination.