Sikles Trek is one of short but fascinating eco-lodge trek in Nepal that escapes normal Annapurna trail and takes you to secluded part of Himalaya, pre-dominantly occupied by Gurung community and rarely visited by outsiders. This fascinating trail offers close peek to Gurung community and their culture who are well-known for their bravery in British Gurkha Regiment.

Sikles Trek is also an alternative short holiday in Annapurna region located at un-crowded part of Annapurna Conservation Area, beneath the shadow of majestic Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna ranges.

Beside marvelous mountain panorama, trekkers get privilege to witness traditional culture (dance, song and festival) that has still remained intact till date. Trekkers can spend several days exploring local life-style and observing the handicraft production. Of particular interest, local cloth weaving and the ancient water driven flourmill. Flock songs and dances are major part of life and common occurrence in Sikles.

Annapurna Sikles Eco-trek follows the terraced fields, ethnic village and mixed forest of rhododendron and broad-leaf. In spring (March – April), the blooming rhododendron adorns the entire forest and makes the trek magical. Although, the trekking pace is slow, the trail offers ample time to study local flora and fauna and soak in natural charisma.

Sikles is second largest Gurung village in Nepal (after Ghandruk). The narrow alley way of village is protected by stone walls and mud houses. The thatched roofed houses are grouped and pattered in traditional style. The village is established by ACA project as a model trekking village and is an internal part of eco-trekking route. It lies to the north east of Pokahra and sits at elevation of 2,000m. Above the village is Rising Danda, which offers the majestic view of Annapurna II and Lamjung HImal.

Sikles offers cozy local managed teahouses and homestays with neat accommodation and intriguing hospitality. Staying at eco-lodge directly benefits the local, as the certain profit acquired is returned to the locals by investing in different developmental sectors.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850mt)

Day 02: Drive to Kalikastan & trek to Yangakot (1440mt)

Day 03: Trek to Tanting(1580mt)

Day 04: Siklis (1980)

Day 05: Galegaon via tara hill top(1620mt)

Day 06: Trek to Burjung khola & drive to Pokhara.

Day 07: Drive/Flight to Kathmandu

Day 08: Final departure/ on ward destination.

Day 01:Kathmandu(1400m) to Pokhara(850m)

Duration of time:6 to 7 hours

You are heartily welcomed to Crown Himalaya Treks. Today you will be driving 200km from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You will find a beautiful land cafe, green forest and paddy field on the way to Pokhara. When you reach Pokhara, you will check into a hotel and explore Pokhara lakeside where you will enjoy an orientation walk around the lake side with a guide. In the evening you will find a great restaurant on the lakeside for dinner. 

Overnight at Tourist standards hotel

Day 02:Pokhara(850m) to Yangakot(1440m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

After breakfast you are ready to go on a trek. Today you are going to drive approx. half an hour to Kalikasthan then your trek starts from there. It is such a nice view at the beginning of Kalikasthan as you can see the Himalaya range of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail and Mt. Lamjung Himal. You then head a bit down through the paddy field to Modi rivers (approx 2 hours), cross suspension bridge and stop for lunch at the Chachowk village. After finishing your lunch,you ascend a few hundred meters to Hanjakot. It offers a nice panoramic view of Himalaya. Today you are going to stay in a local house where there is so much hospitality and you are welcomed by family. You will have Nepali food for dinner with the family. 

Overnight at Local house

Day 03:Yangakot(1440m) to Tangting(1580m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

In the morning, you get to wake up witnessing a beautiful sunrise with a perfect mountain view. You will descend a few hundred meters to Chashu village situated in the bank of Modi river and then go 200m upwards to Tangting village. You will climb stone steps to Tangting; it lies on a hilly side. People are dependent on farming and sliders here. You can highly explore Gurung people of Nepal.

Overnight at Local house

Day 04:Tangting(1580m) to Sikles(1980m)

Duration of time:4-5 hours

After breakfast, you head towards your destination, Sikles. You are going to trek a few hundred meters. From here, you first descend down from Tangting following a beautiful forest and local stone step trail and then cross the suspension bridge. Then the trail leads steep upwards to Sikles with a perfect terrace which is straight 2 and half hours uphill. You will have some snickers bars for your energy. When you reach Sikles village, you will get a hot lunch. After lunch, you will explore Gurung village and some of the best viewpoints. This village offers you  many opportunities to see local culture, farming style, and the mountains of Mt. Annapurna II (7937m),Mt. Annapurna IV(7525m) and the beauty of Lamjung Himal very closely.

Overnight at Local guests house

Day 05:Tara hill top(2800m) via Galekharka(1620m)

Duration of time:8 hours

After waking up for sunrise, you have breakfast enjoying the snow capped mountain light. You will be ready for a long, beautiful day. When you pass the village, the mountain view becomes much closer to you and you can enjoy it more beautifully. Today your trek is mostly in the forest area where you will find some goat farming or buffalo farming along the way. When you reach Tara Top(2800m), you can have a 360 degree view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Mardi, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Dhaulagiri range of mountains. Your leader provides you with some packed lunch on the way. After a breathtaking view, you will be descending down through the forest to reach Ghalekharka. You will still see the Himalaya and lovely villages of mixed ethnic groups of people living here.

Overnight at home stay

Day 06:Galekharka(1620m) to Pokhara(850m)

Duration of time:4 hours

After breakfast, you will be heading down to Bhurjung Khola for approx. 2 and a half hours. Here, you will find the good road and the transport which was waiting for you.So, you take a one and half hour drive to Pokhara. When you arrive at Pokhara, you will find a good hot shower in the hotel. You can rest, relax and then explore various places and streets of Pokhara.

Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Day 07:Pokhara(850m) to Kathmandu(1400m)

Duration of time:4 hours

Today you will be back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. you will have a late breakfast/ lunch on the way to highway restaurant in Kathmandu. Enjoying the scenes around the route, you reach Kathmandu around 3 pm.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size Duration of days and Services required please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a Quote.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup after Arrival in Kathmandu on Request
  • All Land Transportation as per Itinerary
  • 3 Meals per Day During the Trek (B L D) Including Tea or Coffee
  • An Experienced, English-Speaking and Government-Licensed Trek Leader and Assistant Trek Leader (6 Trekkers: 1 Assistant Guide)
  • Porter Service (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • All the Staff Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Domestic Airfare, Food and Accommodation
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag (To be returned after the Completion of the Trip)
  • All the Required Paperwork, Documents
  • Trekking Permits (National Park Permit and TIMS)
  • All the Local and Governmental Taxes
  • Medical Kit (Carried by Trek Leader)

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight and Visa Fees
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu ( In case you arrive early or departure late and early return from mountain due to any reason) than the Scheduled Itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills, Internet Bills, Laundry and Hot Shower
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accident or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advice you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities

Trip Facts

Duration07 Days

Best MonthMarch – June and Sept – Nov

Group Size1-15 persons

Max. Elevation2,200 m

GradeEasy – Moderate

Trek StyleTea House/Camping

Walk Per Day5-6 hours

MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and all meals(B L D) during the trek

AccommodationSimple lodge to 5 star hotels in cities but in trekking only simple lodge available

TransportTourist Bus

Departure FromKathmandu

Arrival InKathmandu