The Sikles Eco Home Stay Trek is a unique and authentic trekking experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek offers the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the area while also immersing yourself in the culture and way of life of the local Gurung people.
The trek takes you through lush forests and terraced fields, offering stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Along the way, you will stay at the eco-friendly Sikles Home Stay, where you can experience traditional village life and culture.
Highlights of the trek include visiting local temples and monasteries, exploring the Sikles Museum, taking part in a traditional cooking class, and enjoying a cultural dance performance by the local villagers. This trek is perfect for those who want to experience the true beauty and culture of Nepal in an off-the-beaten path.
Sikles Trek is one of the short but fascinating eco-lodge treks in Nepal that escapes normal Annapurna trail and takes you to a secluded part of Himalaya, pre-dominantly occupied by Gurung community and rarely visited by outsiders. This fascinating trail offers a close peek at the 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 an un-crowded part of Annapurna Conservation Area, beneath the shadow of majestic Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna ranges.
Besides marvellous mountain panorama, trekkers get the privilege to witness traditional culture (dance, song and festival) that has still remained intact to date. Trekkers can spend several days exploring local lifestyles and observing handicraft production. Of particular interest, are local cloth weaving and the ancient water-driven flour mill. Flock songs and dances are a major part of life and a 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 the second largest Gurung village in Nepal (after Ghandruk). The narrow alleyway of the 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 ACAP project as a model trekking village and is an internal part of eco-trekking route. It lies to the northeast of Pokhara and sits at an elevation of 2,000m. Above the village is Rising Danda, which offers a majestic view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.
Sikles offers cosy local managed teahouses and homestays with neat accommodation and intriguing hospitality. Staying at an eco-lodge directly benefits the locals, as the certain profit acquired is returned to the locals by investing in different developmental sectors.
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.
- Stay at the eco-friendly Sikles Home Stay, where you can experience traditional village life and culture
- Enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges
- Meet with and learn about the lifestyle of the Gurung people, an ethnic group native to the region
- Visit the Sikles Museum and learn about the history and culture of the area
- Take part in a traditional cooking class and learn to make traditional Nepali dishes
- Enjoy a traditional cultural dance performance by the local villagers
- Enjoy the panoramic view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, and Manaslu mountain ranges while trekking