Duration: 12 days

Starts At: Kathmandu

Grade: Easy

Accommodation: Hotel and Local Lodges

Transport: Tourist bus and private car/van.

Altitude: 2,000m

Ends At: Kathmandu

Group Size: 2+ pax

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Highlights

  • Unspoiled tourist destination
  • Astonishing mountain views and beautiful landscapes.
  • Visit beautiful Sikless village and Ghale Gaun.
  • Explore ethnic Gurung culture and their living style.

Overview

Sikles is a recently explored trekking route and a comparatively developed one that is close to the Annapurna region where the friendly Gurung community dwells & upholds their ancient customs and traditions. Trekking Sikles is the beautiful and a well-kept countryside of Nepal. The highest elevation is 2000m above the sea level & comfortable for the body, especially if you don’t want high altitudes. This trek is not a difficult one but varied flora and fauna can be found and at the same time it offers some wonderful views of Annapurna ranges. This trip is famous for giving us deep insights into the old traditions of the Gurung community who’ve lived in this stunning area for centuries…

The Sikles trails provide you lush green forest where various rare bird species have their homes. This trek also offers you remarkable sceneries and views of eye-catching snow-capped mountains like Annapurna and Manaslu. You will trek through beautiful oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest and follow ancient gompas through Madi Khola valley. You will enjoy camping at unique sites of Sikles like Tang Ting and Bhujung, enjoying local dishes and observing daily lifestyles unfold around us. You get close-up views of famous mountain ranges like Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, and Lamjung Himal. It is a comparatively easy and short trek through a diversity of geography from the lowland villages up to the richest and large numbers of Gurkha villages. This new trek offers village experiences where you will get chances to view houses made up of mud and rocks. The streets of the villages are narrow with back yards fenced by large rock formations. The villagers follow both the Shaman and Buddhist priests in their cultural rituals related to marriage and death. There is no fear of altitude sickness and steep walks. Therefore, this trek is recommended for all lovers of nature who want to explore the best of Nepal’s rural mountain cultures…

The trekking season starts from March-May and September – December, this is the best time to treks in this area. Check out our fixed itinerary for Sikles trekking or send us an email if you want shorter programs to suit your timeframes, we’d be glad to help you always…

 

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu (KTM) airport, you will be greeted by a representative from the ‘Glorious Himalaya’. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a GHT Trekking display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your already booked hotel. After check-in, you will visit the GHT office to meet your guide, & other participants will meet you at your hotel after you have been refreshed to brief you about the trip. Later in the evening you can have your supper & go to bed on your first night in the ancient city of temples, Kathmandu.

Today we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour. This will include a visit to the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. We also visit Pashupatinath, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and home to the most famous Hindu temple in the country. Here we will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The cremation site here is used by the royal family and also for the simple man living next door. Your early afternoon will be free to relax in the hotel garden or visit Thamel for some curious shopping. You will be supplied with your trek departure information in the afternoon. Meals included: 1 breakfast.

Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight in the serene city of lakes.

Today, our trek begins. Initially, we will drive to Bijayapur from Pokhara, which is thirty minutes drive. From Bijaypur we begin our trek. We cross past beautiful flat rice fields and then ascend to Chautara via Rakhigaon. Beyond Chautara our uphill climb continues to a Village dominated by Brahmins (one of the major castes of Nepal). The trail beyond the village finally connects us to Kalikasthan. The view of Pokhara from the Village is fascinating and the mountain views to the north are equally enchanting. Overnight at Kalikasthan, We bunk out in the local homestay with full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) included.

After the breakfast, we slide down towards Ghale Gaon. One of Nepal’s most popular mid-hill destinations for homestay tourism, Ghale Gaon is a wonderful village. En-route to Ghale Gaon we traverse through pleasant rhododendron forest savoring the exceptional views of Boudha Himal, Himalchuli, Manaslu in the east, Mt. Fishtail in the west and Lamjung Himal and Annapurna in the north. On our arrival at Ghale Gaon, we enjoy the hospitality of the host family that belongs to the great Gurkha Warriors, the Gurungs. Our Accommodation will be in a local house with full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) included

The trail stretches at a flat level along the river bank until you reach Khilan Gaon (village). After this, you follow a path that is gently uphill for some distance and then gradually goes steeply up for some hours. En route, you pass Parju village. The trail again climbs until Sikles village. This is one of the oldest and largest Gurung villages found here. Most of the people here serve in the Indian and British Army. Stay overnight at homestay in the lovely village of Sikles with all meals inclusive.

Today the entire day we explore around the lovely village. We can see lots of activities that are unique for any western trekkers in Sikles. The traditional Gurung lifestyles, the making of handicrafts in a traditional way, the cloth weaving procedure in the traditional way and the flour mills driven by water current following old traditional systems will fascinate you. Besides, you can also explore the flanking rhododendron forest in Sikles. We enjoy our overnight accommodation in local homestay with full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) included.

After breakfast today, we cross past beautiful flat rice fields and then ascend to Chautara via Rakhigaon. Beyond Chautara our uphill climb continues to a village dominated by Brahmins (one of the major castes of Nepal). The trail beyond the village finally connects us to Kalikasthan. The view of Pokhara from the Village is fascinating and the mountain views to the north are equally enchanting. Overnight at Kalikasthan, we bunk out in local homestay with full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) included.

Today begins with a steep descent to Rudi Stream, which we cross and then follow for about half an hour. As we climb again we are duly rewarded by further views of the Annapurna and Manaslu Ranges. The sights here are truly heartwarming. You go on overdrive with your camera for some of the best pictures ever on our cruise back to Pokhara. Overnight at our hotel down by the lake.

While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling, and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach the famous Manakamana Temple (a temple where people go to make special wishes which they hope will be granted by the deity). En route, you can enjoy mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people happily engaged in their daily life chores. From Naubishe, you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu. Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu

Our office representatives will escort you to the airport for your final departure home. Meeting you was a good experience & we sincerely hope you have enjoyed this unique trek & will remember us on your way home. Should you want to do any other programs, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We shall be glad to give you a choice of itineraries that are pocket-friendly where prices are concerned. Planning trips with Glorious Himalaya is a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten. Sayonara! Have a safe journey home.

Trip Includes:

  • Airport pick-ups and drop-offs by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights of 3-star category twin sharing hotel accommodations in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
  • 2 nights of deluxe twin sharing hotel accommodations in Pokhara city inclusive breakfast.
  • 6 nights twin sharing best local homestay accommodations during the trek.
  • Full board meals while on the trek. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • 1 complimentary welcome dinner at a typical local restaurant with a cultural dance show in Kathmandu.
  • Government certified and experienced guide for the trek.
  • Supporting porter to carry your loads while on the trek.
  • Luxurious tourist bus transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • All the essential trekking permits for the trek.
  • Private car/jeep transport from and to the trekking starting point Nayapul.
  • Waterproof company duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine in an emergency case for the trek. (will be carried by our local guide)
  • All government taxes and company service charges.
  • Trip achievement certificate after trip completion.

Trip Exclude:

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa fees.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Your personal expenses such as mineral bottled water, cold drinks, use of WIFI, hot shower, battery charging, etc in the mountain regions.
  • Tips to the trekking guide.

Price and date

This trip is available at an any time of the year. Just let us know your travel date.

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Duration: 12 days

Starts At: Kathmandu

Grade: Easy

Accommodation: Hotel and Local Lodges

Transport: Tourist bus and private car/van.

Altitude: 2,000m

Ends At: Kathmandu

Group Size: 2+ pax

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Highlights

  • Unspoiled tourist destination
  • Astonishing mountain views and beautiful landscapes.
  • Visit beautiful Sikless village and Ghale Gaun.
  • Explore ethnic Gurung culture and their living style.

Overview

Sikles is a recently explored trekking route and a comparatively developed one that is close to the Annapurna region where the friendly Gurung community dwells & upholds their ancient customs and traditions. Trekking Sikles is the beautiful and a well-kept countryside of Nepal. The highest elevation is 2000m above the sea level & comfortable for the body, especially if you don’t want high altitudes. This trek is not a difficult one but varied flora and fauna can be found and at the same time it offers some wonderful views of Annapurna ranges. This trip is famous for giving us deep insights into the old traditions of the Gurung community who’ve lived in this stunning area for centuries…

The Sikles trails provide you lush green forest where various rare bird species have their homes. This trek also offers you remarkable sceneries and views of eye-catching snow-capped mountains like Annapurna and Manaslu. You will trek through beautiful oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest and follow ancient gompas through Madi Khola valley. You will enjoy camping at unique sites of Sikles like Tang Ting and Bhujung, enjoying local dishes and observing daily lifestyles unfold around us. You get close-up views of famous mountain ranges like Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, and Lamjung Himal. It is a comparatively easy and short trek through a diversity of geography from the lowland villages up to the richest and large numbers of Gurkha villages. This new trek offers village experiences where you will get chances to view houses made up of mud and rocks. The streets of the villages are narrow with back yards fenced by large rock formations. The villagers follow both the Shaman and Buddhist priests in their cultural rituals related to marriage and death. There is no fear of altitude sickness and steep walks. Therefore, this trek is recommended for all lovers of nature who want to explore the best of Nepal’s rural mountain cultures…

The trekking season starts from March-May and September – December, this is the best time to treks in this area. Check out our fixed itinerary for Sikles trekking or send us an email if you want shorter programs to suit your timeframes, we’d be glad to help you always…

 

Itinerary

Expand All

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu (KTM) airport, you will be greeted by a representative from the ‘Glorious Himalaya’. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a GHT Trekking display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your already booked hotel. After check-in, you will visit the GHT office to meet your guide, & other participants will meet you at your hotel after you have been refreshed to brief you about the trip. Later in the evening you can have your supper & go to bed on your first night in the ancient city of temples, Kathmandu.

Today we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour. This will include a visit to the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. We also visit Pashupatinath, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and home to the most famous Hindu temple in the country. Here we will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The cremation site here is used by the royal family and also for the simple man living next door. Your early afternoon will be free to relax in the hotel garden or visit Thamel for some curious shopping. You will be supplied with your trek departure information in the afternoon. Meals included: 1 breakfast.

Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight in the serene city of lakes.

Today, our trek begins. Initially, we will drive to Bijayapur from Pokhara, which is thirty minutes drive. From Bijaypur we begin our trek. We cross past beautiful flat rice fields and then ascend to Chautara via Rakhigaon. Beyond Chautara our uphill climb continues to a Village dominated by Brahmins (one of the major castes of Nepal). The trail beyond the village finally connects us to Kalikasthan. The view of Pokhara from the Village is fascinating and the mountain views to the north are equally enchanting. Overnight at Kalikasthan, We bunk out in the local homestay with full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) included.

After the breakfast, we slide down towards Ghale Gaon. One of Nepal’s most popular mid-hill destinations for homestay tourism, Ghale Gaon is a wonderful village. En-route to Ghale Gaon we traverse through pleasant rhododendron forest savoring the exceptional views of Boudha Himal, Himalchuli, Manaslu in the east, Mt. Fishtail in the west and Lamjung Himal and Annapurna in the north. On our arrival at Ghale Gaon, we enjoy the hospitality of the host family that belongs to the great Gurkha Warriors, the Gurungs. Our Accommodation will be in a local house with full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) included

The trail stretches at a flat level along the river bank until you reach Khilan Gaon (village). After this, you follow a path that is gently uphill for some distance and then gradually goes steeply up for some hours. En route, you pass Parju village. The trail again climbs until Sikles village. This is one of the oldest and largest Gurung villages found here. Most of the people here serve in the Indian and British Army. Stay overnight at homestay in the lovely village of Sikles with all meals inclusive.

Today the entire day we explore around the lovely village. We can see lots of activities that are unique for any western trekkers in Sikles. The traditional Gurung lifestyles, the making of handicrafts in a traditional way, the cloth weaving procedure in the traditional way and the flour mills driven by water current following old traditional systems will fascinate you. Besides, you can also explore the flanking rhododendron forest in Sikles. We enjoy our overnight accommodation in local homestay with full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) included.

After breakfast today, we cross past beautiful flat rice fields and then ascend to Chautara via Rakhigaon. Beyond Chautara our uphill climb continues to a village dominated by Brahmins (one of the major castes of Nepal). The trail beyond the village finally connects us to Kalikasthan. The view of Pokhara from the Village is fascinating and the mountain views to the north are equally enchanting. Overnight at Kalikasthan, we bunk out in local homestay with full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) included.

Today begins with a steep descent to Rudi Stream, which we cross and then follow for about half an hour. As we climb again we are duly rewarded by further views of the Annapurna and Manaslu Ranges. The sights here are truly heartwarming. You go on overdrive with your camera for some of the best pictures ever on our cruise back to Pokhara. Overnight at our hotel down by the lake.

While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling, and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach the famous Manakamana Temple (a temple where people go to make special wishes which they hope will be granted by the deity). En route, you can enjoy mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people happily engaged in their daily life chores. From Naubishe, you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu. Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu

Our office representatives will escort you to the airport for your final departure home. Meeting you was a good experience & we sincerely hope you have enjoyed this unique trek & will remember us on your way home. Should you want to do any other programs, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We shall be glad to give you a choice of itineraries that are pocket-friendly where prices are concerned. Planning trips with Glorious Himalaya is a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten. Sayonara! Have a safe journey home.

Trip Includes:

  • Airport pick-ups and drop-offs by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights of 3-star category twin sharing hotel accommodations in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
  • 2 nights of deluxe twin sharing hotel accommodations in Pokhara city inclusive breakfast.
  • 6 nights twin sharing best local homestay accommodations during the trek.
  • Full board meals while on the trek. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • 1 complimentary welcome dinner at a typical local restaurant with a cultural dance show in Kathmandu.
  • Government certified and experienced guide for the trek.
  • Supporting porter to carry your loads while on the trek.
  • Luxurious tourist bus transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • All the essential trekking permits for the trek.
  • Private car/jeep transport from and to the trekking starting point Nayapul.
  • Waterproof company duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine in an emergency case for the trek. (will be carried by our local guide)
  • All government taxes and company service charges.
  • Trip achievement certificate after trip completion.

Trip Exclude:

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa fees.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Your personal expenses such as mineral bottled water, cold drinks, use of WIFI, hot shower, battery charging, etc in the mountain regions.
  • Tips to the trekking guide.

Price and date

This trip is available at an any time of the year. Just let us know your travel date.

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