Royal Siklish Trek
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Royal Siklish trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the Annapurna region. It was named as royal trek after Prince Charles of Britain trekked this region up to the Gurung settlement with an associates of 90 guest, backup followers and staff in 1980 s. This is an easy, short and less travelled region trek that offers good mountain views, ridge walking, forests, rice fields and different cast villages.
This trek starts from alpine Begnas Lake at Pokhara itself heading towards the Modi Khola passing by Kalikastan and penetrating through south of Annapurna II, and Lamjung Himal which will take us up to Siklish (1,980m.) which is the biggest Gurung village or Gurung settlement. During summer the flood in river may create difficulty in crossing it. The trail passes through the pristine rhododendron and oak forest, rich flora and fauna of the region, beautiful Gurung village taking us to Chisapani. Chisapani is one of the best Himalaya view point which offers the most spectacular whole range of the Himalayan massif ranging from Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna including Annapurna South (7273m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Hiunchuli (6336m.), Lamjung Himal (6986m.) and Machhapuchhare (6999m).
Royal Siklish trek is an ideal trek for those who are bound by the time limit and are seeking for the perfect trek that gives you essence of Himalayan expedition taking you all the way through the peaceful and isolated hilly region filled with diverse flora and fauna, and soaring mountain views
Siklish Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m)
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)
We take early drive/flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.). One can view green hills, beautiful valleys and some mountain views on the way. Pokhara is regarded as tourists’ paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples, etc. One can observe views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Day 03: Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola, Kalikasthan (1370m.)
After having lunch in the hotel, we drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp)-Kalikasthan (1370m.). The trail takes all the way through rice fields near the Army Camp, and then ascends through Rakhigaon up to Chautara. One can enjoy the majestic views of Himalayas. We finally reach Kalikasthan at (1370m.) which offers panoramic view of mountains, Begnas Tal and Pokhara city.
Day 04: Kalikasthan to Lama Khet (1680m.)
We continue our trek from Kalikasthan to LamaKhet (1680m.). Following gentle path, passing through local villages of mixed ethnic groups, golden rice terraces up to Mardi Khola, we proceed towards Lama Khet - is a small village where we stay overnight.
Day 05: Lama Khet to Siklis (1980m.)
We Trek from Lama Khet to Siklis (1980m.).The trail stretches flat along the river bank until you reach Khilan Gaon and passing through Parju village the trail again climbs up to Siklis village, the oldest and the biggest Gurung settlement.
Day 06: Siklis to Neuli Kharka (2200m.)
Now we trek from Siklis to Neuli Kharka or Forest camp (2200m.). While trekking we penetrate rhododendron and oak forests following gentle ascent path. We spend Overnight at Neuli Kharka.
Day 07: Neuli Kharka to Ghale Gaon (2000m.)
We trek from Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon (2000m.). While trekking we trek through forests covered with rhododendron blooming from pink to red and cross the highest pass of this trek. After crossing the pass, we descend steeply to reach Ghale Gaon, a small village which is inhabited by Gurung and Magars community.
Day 08: Ghale Gaon to Pokhara
finally we trek back from Ghale Gaon to Pokhara. The trekking trail gently descends up to Hyamgja (1070m.). We board our vehicle at Hyamgja and drive to Pokhara. We spend Overnight in hotel.
Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. After a normal drive of seven hours, we reach Kathmandu. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up via Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable Car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. One can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final Departure to home.
- Airport pick up / drop Airport .
- Two nights 3 stars hotel stay in Kathmandu.
- Two nights 3 stars hotel stay in Pokhara.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner in trekking for you.
- Accommodations during the trek.
- Trekking map of Annapurna area.
- An experienced guide.
- Trekking porter who will carry your bags during the trekking.
- Bus from Kathmandu to Besishar and Pokhara to Kathmandu and Local Transportation from Besishar to Syange and Kagbeni to Tatopani and by car from trekking ending point to Pokhara.
- first aid kit will be available.
- sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag, if necessary.
- All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits.
- Trekkers' Information Management System Cost.
- All government taxes and tourist service charge.
- Meals whilst in Kathmandu allow US$ 15 - US$ 20 per day.
- Your Travel insurance.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver.
- hot, cold and alcoholic drinks.
- Personal shopping and laundry etc.
- Personal trekking Equipments.
Package Name: Royal Siklish Trek
Package Type: Trekking
Activities: Walking, natural and cultural sightseeing
Duration: 10 Days
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge, Tea house
Transportation: Airways and private vehicle
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Trip Cost: Contact Us