Annapurna Siklis Trek
Tour Region: Annapurna
Best season: September to December & Feb to May
Transportation: By tourist bus / private
Accommodation: Hotel, Resort & tea house /camping
Grade: Moderate Grade Trek
Trek type: Teahouse Trek
Highest access: 2200m
Culture: Gurung, Magar, Thakali
Himalayan sights: Annapurna and fishtail
Attraction: Close Mountain View, local Villages
Siklis Trek is fully organized trekking package up to the Siklis hill in Annapurna region which is culturally rich and naturally beautiful. Siklis Trek is a rarely visited valley which lies deep within the Annapurna range full of traditional Gurung villages. Siklis trek offers a cultural experience that is all too often missed on the more popular trails though lies away from the tourist trail. Walking through untouched primary forest and the foothills of Nepal is really exhilarating and joyful.
The trail follows the high alpine summer grazing route where shepherds use to herd their flocks above the tree line. The scenery from the edegs of the perpetual blue foothills are beyond the expectation. This new trek offers a truly captivating village of rural Nepal and we camp at unique destination, consume the local dishes and witness daily life unfold around us.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Annapurna Siklis Trek is categorized under Moderate Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 2,200m/7,217ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Annapurna Siklis Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Annapurna Conservational Area [US $ 28 per person]. These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport then transfer to the Hotel evening welcome Nepali dinner with us.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley with a guide by private vehicle.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus, takes about 7 hrs or take 30 min Kathmandu Pokhara flights , stay at hotel near by fewa Lake evening boating in Fewa lake.
Day 04: Pokhara drive to Hemja start trek to Kharpani (hot spring) it takes about hours then overnight at tented camp or lodge.
Day 05: Kharpani trek to Ghalegaun (2713m) it takes about 5 hours then overnight at tented camp or lodge.
Day 06: Ghalegaun (2713m) trek to Parche (1760m) it takes about 6 hours then overnight at tented camp or lodge.
Day 07: Explore at (2000m) and back to Parche
Day 08: Parche (1760m) trek to Chasu (980m) it takes about hours then overnight at tented camp or local lodge.
Day 09: Chasu (980m) trek to Kalikasthan (1080m) it takes about 6 hours then overnight tented camp or local lodge.
Day 10: Kalikasthan (1080m) to Begnas Lake it takes about 3 hours then drive back to Pokhara stay at hotel near by Fewa Lake.
Day 11: Pokhara 7 hours' drive or 30 min fly back to Kathmandu stay at hotel.
Day 12: Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Transfer by Kathmandu to Pokhara flight or deluxe tourist bus
- An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper works
- sleeping bags and duffel bags for trekking
- National Park entry fees
- TIMS Card fees
- All government and local taxes
- English speaking tour guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Nepal Entry Visa fee
- Airport departure tax
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Kathmandu and pokhara sightseeing entrance fees
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters