Siklis Village Trek / Tour

Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
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Siklis village is located at 2200 m altitude northwest to Pokhara in the Annapurna Conservation Area project. It is the biggest and the oldest settlement of the Gurung ethnicity.

People here still practice age-old Shamanism in their daily life. The trekking to this village unveils numerous components of an interrelation between nature, religions, and cultures.
Apart from the mentioned, you will be able to observe the best of natural beauties in the region. You will be mesmerized by the settlement patterns, fascinating terraced fields, rhododendron forests, high alpine meadows nestled below the towering mountains of Annapurna II and IV.
For the bird lovers, a real delight the trek offers an abundance of bird species in the forests of the Siklis region.
Also known as the Royal trek is an alternative trekking route which takes you to the corner of Annapurna Conversation Area. And the final high point reveals magnificent views of the Machapuchare (Fish-Tail peak).

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer at hotel and welcome Dinner
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 03: Begnas Tal to Baral
  • Day 04: Baral to Chyamarang
  • Day 05: Chyamarang to Siklis:
  • Day 06: Siklis to Hoga
  • Day 07: Layover day at Hoga
  • Day 08: Hoga to Chipli
  • Day 09: Chipli to Burijung Khola
  • Day 10: Burijung Khola to Bharaburi
  • Day 11: Layover day at Bharaburi
  • Day 12: Bharaburi to Chisopani
  • Day 13: Chisopani to Pokhara
  • Day 14: Fly from Pokhara: Transfer to hotel.
  • Day 15: Rest day - Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and other activities.
  • Day 16: Final Departure - Transfer to Airport for departure.
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer at hotel and welcome Dinner
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hours or by air 25 minutes. Camp near Begnas Tal.

Day 03: Begnas Tal to Baral

From the lake at about 909m, the trail meanders along a low ridge with superb views. We pass several villages, some selling fish smoke over open fires. From the ridge, we descend to the Modi Khola which has its heads waters at the base of the Annapurna Glacier.

Day 04: Baral to Chyamarang

An easy day's walk, ascending to 1,212m as we follow the valley of the Modi. The Annapurna summits come into view above the foothill ridge tops. We pass villages, farms and scattered forests.

Day 05: Chyamarang to Siklis:

We gain another 303m, crossing the Modi Khola and then climbing, steeply at times, to the hillside village of Siklis.

Day 06: Siklis to Hoga

The ascent takes about seven hours, the views becoming constantly more spectacular. Hoga is still under 3,030m, but the Annapurnas and Lamjung Himal 6,892m are right in front of us.

Day 07: Layover day at Hoga

This can be a rest day or an opportunity for an ambitious day hike to the foot of the Annapurna IV Glacier. The trail is steep and difficult at times, but well worth the effort. The altitude at the view point is about 3,333m, so there should be no worry about mountain sickness. Return to camp at Hoga.

Day 08: Hoga to Chipli

A long trekking day, first descending to Siklis. Leaving the gorge of the Modi Khola, we climb west about 5 hrs to Chipli. The walk is not too arduous as the altitude in Chipli is still about 1,515m.

Day 09: Chipli to Burijung Khola

A long day of steady climbing to a ridge top at about 2,727m and then a long descent to the gorge of the Seti Khola. We will camp two hours short of Burijung Khola. Here, we have a spectacular panorama of Machhapuchhare.

Day 10: Burijung Khola to Bharaburi

This involves a steep ascent from low farm lands to rhododendron forests. We have good views of Machhapuchhare 6,952m from our camp at 1,818m.

Day 11: Layover day at Bharaburi

Another chance to rest and relax or climb a ridge for better views of the Himalayan crests.

Day 12: Bharaburi to Chisopani

We backtrack down to the Seti Khola, by passing Burijung Khola and carry on along the banks of the river to Chisopani .

Day 13: Chisopani to Pokhara

A relatively easy six-hour day of level walking along the Seti to the lovely Pokhara valley. Transfer to hotel in Pokhara.

Day 14: Fly from Pokhara: Transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Rest day - Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and other activities.
Day 16: Final Departure - Transfer to Airport for departure.
You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!

Reliable and responsible trekking company and Guide 

Feb. 19, 2011.

To Whom it may concern,

Having trekked in Nepal on several occasions and used the guiding services of Machendra Tamang,  form the SAN TREKKING we wish to recommend him to prospective clients. Machendra's vast experience, professionalism, knowledge, familiarity with the region and his care for his clients is exceptional.

Trekking in Nepal is always something of a spiritual journey for us, but it is made even more special by experiencing the genuine friendship and companionship Machendra shared with us. We encourage prospective clients to utilize his services and ensure continuing employment for him. We believe that your enjoyment of Nepal will be maximized if Machendra is your guide.

On our most recent trek, our small group of four also used the services of Machendra's brother Changba and brother-in-law Kimba. Both of these porters were delightfully cheerful company who voluntarily attended to our every need.

On our latest trek in the Solu Khumbu, we travelled in a clockwise direction from Lukla to Namchee, Thame, across the Renjo La, Gokyo, across the Cho La, Dhzongla, Gorak Shep (Kalla Patthar and EBC), Dinboche to Lukla with many side trips while acclimatizing. This involved crossing a number of high passes and peaks between 5 000 and 6 000 metres. However, Machendra's careful planning ensured excellent acclimatization where no-one experienced even a minor headache. Machendra is highly attuned to the abilities of clients and balances that with the altitude to tailor a sensible pace and ensure everyone's safety. This includes carrying a client's pack if they are struggling on a particular day.

If necessary, Machendra will organize everything including internal flights, permits, accommodation, side tours, visas, etc, and he does so without any commission. He is a highly principled man whose honesty and integrity are beyond question. He has a great depth of character and an absolutely delightful nature and his wonderful sense of humour is another bonus. His dignity and sensitivity is displayed in a quiet, caring manner while he goes about the business of guiding, communicating and negotiating, always in a very unobtrusive manner. Everything on the trek works smoothly because of the efficiency and diplomacy that characterizes him.

Machendra is especially alert, observant and attentive to your condition and he shows a genuine, heartfelt concern for your comfort and welfare. Always, he ensured our needs (meals, lodging, warmth, security, etc.) were met first before he attended to his own. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he communicated his ideas readily and showed flexibility in discussing alternative agendas as they arose. Machendra is an experienced cook and if lodges are busy at meal times, he also cooks excellent meals.

It was a privilege for us to once again enjoy the genuine friendship and sincerity Machendra so readily established with us. Because of his forthright honesty and integrity, we developed a very strong attachment and respect for him. He is an absolute credit to the Trekking Industry of Nepal and we recommend him to you most highly. Without a doubt, when next we visit Nepal, we will ensure that Machendra is our guide.

Thank you again Machendra, for your friendship, efficiency and care. The trek was wonderful but your company added to the enjoyment and the grate memories of Nepal.

Best wishes,

Your Friends,

Everest View Trek
Peter & Kim Cook,
Australia

Best Trekking Guide & Agency Ever.

 From the SAN TREKKING  agency Narayan took me on a fabulous trek in the hills of central Nepal; "off the beaten track" is an understatement. Everything about it was wonderful, the accomadations, food, but most of all the people in this idyllic place. I found Narayan to be very knowledgable, friendly, capable, and he also speaks very good English. If you want guide you can rest assured to be trustworthy, you will not go wrong with Narayan. When I go back to Nepal he will definately be the guide that I will look up.

Dean Engle ,
Hawaii, U S A

Very Knowledgeable, Enthusiastic and Experienced guide

Narayan Pandey is a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and experienced guide. If you're looking for a personal guide or a guide for your group to the Himalaya mountains of Nepal then you can not do any better than this man. Narayan Pandey with SAN TREKKING.
 
Tracey-Quinn
Tracey Quinn,
Sydney, Australia

Very Experienced Guide

I would like to recommend Narayan, a travel and mountain guide in Nepal, with who I had the chance to travel, had a great experience and after the years has become a good friend to me.

He is definitely someone you can trust with, I still remember coming out of Kathmandu airport the first time in 2011, and he was there waiting for me and treated me very nicely. I did touring in the city and a trekking in Nagarkot. And back in 2018 also did city touring.
He guides both in the cities as in the mountain doing trekking. He is also very knowledgeable, very intelligent and looks after his travellers.

Definitely a high asset for your trip.

Thank you Narayan

Gracias
 
Yaiza Ibañez,
Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful country, great people, an amazing experience!

Spent about a month in Nepal last year with San trekking. It was such a beautiful experience. Trekking in Pokhara in the Annapurna region and mountain flight was just out of this world. Their team took great care of us. Beautiful country, great people, an amazing experience!

John Smith,
United Kingdom

What a wonderful journey it was!

San Trekking provided us with a amazing trekking experience. Narayan took care of our each and every need. Their concern for our health, safety and well being was a credit to the company. I highly recommend this team for your next travel tour in Nepal. Cheers!

George Clooney,
Paris, France

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