SIKLIS LEKH TREK (11 NIGHTS 12 DAYS)
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If you are considering Siklis Lekh trek to do next, then you are deciding to opt for one of the most exotic and exhilarating treks available in the country. This beautiful terrain offers a unique opportunity to experience traditionally rich village enriched with diversity, culture and bejewelled with spectacular landscape and unforgettable views of majestic snow-capped mountains. The unbelievably charming views of the river and exotic valley will also mesmerize you for a while on your trekking trail.
Besides some of the known trekking routes with varying challenging levels in the Annapurna trekking trail, Siklis village trekking is relatively less commercial and offers very few lodging options. It lies in the south of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Getaway ! Himalayan Eco-Trekking and Expedition agency regards this trail as rough terrain that passes through the Gurung (Gurkha) villages and dense forest and offering a breathtaking views of the great mountains along the way. However, apart from the views of the panoramic mountains, this trek will allow you to take a closer look at the traditional lives of the natives of the mountain that have remained unchanged for a long time. It can be an interesting experience for you to see the other side of the world where men go to the forest collecting firewood and old women still sitting on a porch, spinning nettle threads and others weaving rugs from sheep’s wool on hand loom and the old men laying back and catching up their local updates. The unique architecture of the village where you will see a stone paved terrace that juts out of the slope giving outstanding views of the 5 Thars (wards) of their animated village of some 350 houses is equally good to see. Magnificent view of huge mountains towering above it is will of course add that magnetic charm to the entire ambience.
This wonderful camping trekking, which is about a week long, starts at Beganas Tal (Lake) and leads to the north to Madi Khola, then we to reach the well-preserved Siklesh (1,980m.), the biggest Gurung village of Nepal that has been able to retain all its valuable traditions for you to experience and for your generations to come. From there, you head to the west over the dense forest edge that separates Madi and Seti Khola and then slide down via Ghachok, another Gurung resolution and lastly arrive at Pokhara – Baglung Highway. The trekking will allow you with sufficient time to savor and study prosperity of flora and fauna found en route accompanied by the superb views of the Annapurna range. Your maximum camp is at 3000m above the sea level, and from here you can get to a magnificent vantage right in front of Machapuchchre (6993m), a great conclusion to the trip perfected with diversity.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m.)
You will be received by our representatives and will be transferred to hotel. After checking into our rooms, stay Overnight in hotel Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour.
Half day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour of three places: Kathmandu: Swayambu Nath Stupa, famous hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and buddhist pilgrims of Bouddhanath Stupa , Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.).
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus 7 hrs drive or 30 min fly to Pokhara.
Day 04: Pokhar to Kharpani (hot spring).
Drive to Hemja start trek to Kharpani (hot spring) 5½ hrs
Day 05: Kharpani to Ghalegaon (2713m) 5 hrs.
Day 06: Ghalegaon (2713m) to Parche (1760m) 6 hrs
Day 07: Explore at Sikles (2000m) and back to Parche.
Free day at sikles,visit gurung village with mountain view and enjoy sikles trekking.
Day 08: Parche (1760m) to Chasu (980m) 5½ hrs
Day 09: Chasu (980m) to Kalikasthan (1080m) 6 hrs
Day 10: Kalikasthan (1080m) to Begnas Tal 3½ hrs and drive back to Pokhara.
Day 11: Pokhara to kathmandu.
7 hrs drive or 30 min fly to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Final Departure from Kathmandu.