Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 20
  • Max Elevation: 2796
Highlights

- Pokhara valley and its natural and cultural blessings like lakes, caves, falls, and temples

- Pleasant walk via lush rhododendron and other vegetations

- Picturesque ethnic settlements and their unique culture

- Experience of core Remoteness and wilderness

- Rhythmic natural waterfalls and creeks

- locally grown organic food items

- Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest conservation area in the world, and its diverse species of flora and fauna

- Spectacular mountain views include Annapurna- I, Annapurna-IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and some parts of Dhaulagiri

A newly discovered trekking trail, Annapurna Siklis Trek is to let the trekkers experience a new flavor of hiking and trekking. Annapurna Siklis Trek route is located in the southern Gurung settlement of Nepal above the Mardi Khola (1,980m) facing Annapurna IV to the north and Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal to the east Short but massively enriched with culturally and naturally, Annapurna Siklis Trek is, so far,  a rewarding choice for the hill hikers.  This trek offers a spectacular mountain view. Similarly,  We experience a variety of terrains from lowland villages and rich terrain up to Nepal’s largest Gurung (Gurkha) village as well as blooming forests of rhododendron during this trek. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal, especially blooms in the spring. If you undertake this trek during spring, you will celebrate marvelous flowering rhododendron all around the trip.

Age-long rituals of the ethnic groups regarding kinship, birth, and death fascinate the travelers here. The region is considered to be famous for bird-watching as the region is densely forested with various flowering and non-flowering species of plants. The entire trail you follow in this region is virgin and measurably pristine. Besides, exchanging local culture, you can enjoy organic local products to unfold their daily activities and culture.

The classical trail along Modi Khola accompanying bamboo and rhododendron forest, Annapurna Siklis Trek takes you to beautiful and captivating villages Sikles, Tang Ting, and Bhujung. Trekkers can arrange camping treks in various beautiful and pristine sites along the trail in this region. Offering the grandest view of the entire Annapurna and Manaslu range, Annapurna Siklis Trek is truly gaining popularity among the trekkers of the world. We should have clear Trekking Information beforehand of booking this trekking.

Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu. Pickup from the Airport and check in to the Hotel

This the very first day that you step in Nepal for the trip. You will be received by the representative from Magic Expedition and Tours in the airport. Our representative will be at the arrival holding placard with your and our company name (Magic Expedition and Tours). And then, you will be transferred to the hotel. It is around 30 mins drive from the airport to the hotel. There may some hassles like offering taxi or hotel or something like that. Do not go with them. And sometimes, in international flight, your luggage may be missing. Be very careful. We hope it will not disturb your trip.

After your arrival at the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will introduce guide or trip leader. For this, be with 4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, copy of passport and copy of travel insurance-overnight in hotel-

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

This guided sightseeing tour begins after breakfast at around 8. You will have lunch during the tour in the afternoon. So, you have better have some money, Nepali currency is expected. For the whole day You will be exploring Kathmandu valley, a valley of temples, major historical cultural heritages like Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar square, Boddhnath, Pashupatinath Temple which are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The tour ends at around 4 pm-overnight in the hotel-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

After your breakfast, the leader or the guide will come to receive to the hotel where you stay and take you to the bus station. This drive takes you Pokhara from Kathmandu. The bus station is around 15 mins. Walk or you may get a taxi too, from Thamel, or from the hotel. The tourist bus leaves at 7 for Pokhara every morning. It takes around 7-8 hours to get Pokhara from Kathmandu. On the way, you will see the winding country road, river, woods, and local people and their lifestyle. However, we must say, the condition of the road is not good. Sometimes, we will encounter with  bumpy and dusty…. To escape it, you, optionally, can go with flight. It is a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara which is optional and have pay extra.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 884m

Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp)-Kalikasthan (1’370m. 4’494 ft.) which takes about five hours. A broad trail starts through rice fields near the Army Camp and then ascends through Rakhigaon to a Chautara, a resting place under a large pipal tree. En route, we can enjoy the views in the panorama. Now the trails climb gently along a ridge top through the Brahmin and Chhetris villages towards Kalikasthan at (1’370m. 4’494 ft). In the end, we should climb a short distance to the campsite which is situated above the village with a panoramic view of Mountain, Begnas Tal, and Pokhara city.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Kalikasthan
  • 1370m

Trek from Kalikasthan to LamaKhet, which takes us about 6 hours. We begin following gently path passing through local villages of mixed ethnic groups, rice terraces up to Mardi Khola. Now the trek is easy as we walk along the riverbank. En route we cross Bhaise, Nawaldanda, to reach Lama Khet. It is a small village where stay overnight. This place is surrounded by green hills which exhilarates us.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lamakhet
  • 1680m

Trek from LamaKhet to Siklis and it takes about 6 hours. The trail stretches at the flat level along the river bank until we reach Khilan Gaon. After this, we follow a path which is gently up at some distance and steeply up for some hours. En route we pass Parju village. The trail again climbs till Siklis village. It is one of the oldest and big Gurung village. Most of the people serve in Indian and British Army.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Siklis
  • 1980m

Trek from Siklis to Neuli Kharka or Forest camp, which takes us about 6 hours. This trek goes through rhododendron and oak forests following gently ascent path in the beginning. After some distance, we walk over the flat land. Forest Camp is surrounded by forests.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Forest Camp
  • 2796m

Trek from Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon and it takes us about 6 hours. We trek through forests covered with rhododendron. While walking we cross the highest pass of this trek. After a pass, we descend steeply to reach Ghale Gaon. It is a small village which is  inhabited by Gurung and Magar ethnic people.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Ghale Gaon
  • 2100m

Trek from Ghale Gaon to Pokhara which takes us about 4 hours. The  trail goes down gently up to Hyamgja (1’170m. 3’838 ft.) from where we get the vehicle  to go to Pokhara. 

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 2755m

 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and it takes us about 7 hours including lunch. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin, and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, we could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields, and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe we climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. We are then directly taken to the hotel in Kathmandu

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

All too soon its time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure Mountains.

  • BF
  • Non
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

What to Expect

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 4-night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Excess baggage charges

Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara

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

Useful Info

Necessary Trekking Equipment

To fully enjoy your trek, having the right trekking equipment is essential for both safety and comfort. The trekking equipment necessary depends on the type of trek, the time of year, weather conditions, landscape, and the maximum altitude of the trek.

A properly packed trekking backpack is light and also includes multipurpose clothing items. It is important for you not to forget the essential equipment for your safety and comfort on your trek. Please make sure that you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during the winter season (Dec – Feb). Not having the required trekking equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease the pleasure of trekking, but could also worsen case scenarios that could be life-threatening. It will also be a burden to you if you pack unnecessary equipment. For your ease, the following are the equipment that you have to bring with you. 

Footwear

  • Trekking Boot: one Pair
  • Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1

Clothing

  • Down  or Fiber-filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1
  • Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1
  • Warm cotton trousers: 2
  • Shirt and T-shirts: 4
  • Lightweight cotton long trousers :3
  • Long underwear: 2,  Short underwear: 4
  • Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
  • Lightweight gloves: 1, Raincoat:1
  • Heavyweight glove or mitten with a waterproof: 1

Medicinal

  • Basic first-aid box
  • Diamox tablets to reduce altitude sickness
  • Insect/anti-itch Ointment
  • Non-prescription medicine such as pain reliever, fever reducer, antibiotics, and ointments
  • Prescription medicine traveler's diarrhea, Avmoine 
  • Female Sanitary pads
  • Hand Sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Medicine for Cough and Heartburn (It mainly happens when you go to higher altitudes)
  •  Band-aid
  • Ibuprofen and also paracetamol in case of fever 

Other Equipment

  • Day Pack at Least 25 kg
  • Water Bottle 1
  • Sun Cream 1
  • Sun Glass 1
  • Towel
  • Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
  • Laundry soap
  • Swiss Knife
  • Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards, and Personal Medical Kit.

Optional

  • Notebook and Pen
  • Toilet articles
  • Toilet Roll

For additional information, you can check our article  Trekking Gears Checklist

GateWay For Annapurna Siklis Trek:

If you are planning to do Annapurna Siklis Trek. You have driven from Kathmandu to Pokhara it is just 200 km and 8 hours drive from Kathmandu. In option, you can take a domestic flight which will take 30min to reach Pokhara.

Type of Accommodation During Annapurna Siklis Trek:

To go to trekking means you are visiting a remote area so please do not expect every trekking route you will get luxurious room same as in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During trekking, you will sleep at the Tea House. The Tea house means normal Local Lodges. where you will get a normal Bed, Blanket, and Common Bathroom. Even a hot shower also needs to pay extra.

Food And Drinks:

During Trekking in Nepal. Most of the places you will get Local Foods like Nepali Thali ( Dal Bhat), MoMo, Chowmin, Thukpa, Fried Rice, etc and some international food Like Spaghetti, Macaroni, Pizza, Pan Cake, Fried Eggs, etc you will get according to the menu. In drinks you can get Local Tea, Coffee, and also even if you request the water to drinks need to pay extra.

How will I get rescued if I am critically ill during the trek?

Annapurna Siklis Trek is a trek where the elevation starts from 1350m to 2796m. Altitude sickness mainly occurs after you head above 2500m. You will not get altitude sickness symptoms below 2500m. Some of the altitude sickness symptoms are Nausea, Headache, loss of appetite, difficulty breathing, and dizziness. Acclimatization is the main thing that helps to prevent altitude sickness. But you can still prevent altitude sickness by drinking more water, avoiding strenuous exercise for 24 hours, and by having a rest day every 600m-900m you go up. However, one out of 10 people may catch altitude sickness even with all the preventions. We can take DIAMOX if we suffer from altitude sickness. But if the condition does not get well even after taking the Diamox, the guide will immediately inform the travel company. If you will be ill at any point of the trek you will be slowly taken to the lower elevation. If you are ill then you will be taken to the lower altitude and seek basic medical where our guide will help you, and then if it’s necessary or emergency you will be immediately sent to Kathmandu by emergency helicopter service. This is how you will get rescued if you will be critically ill during the trek.

 

The importance of insurance in Annapurna Siklis Trek

Travel insurance plays an essential role. The right travel insurance will protect you from the unique risks while traveling to Nepal or Climbing to Annapurna Siklis Trek. Find the best policies that cover all the necessary events associated with Annapurna Siklis Trek or other trekking areas. There will not be a relaxed trip without travel insurance. It is very necessary to be careful while choosing policies because some insurance companies do not include adventure trekking. Mostly many of the travel insurance covers only up to the elevation of 3000m but Annapurna Siklis trek will go beyond 3000m standing at the highest point which will be above 2796m. We suggest you choose Your travel insurance that covers up to 6000m which you will be covered for the entire trek and shouldn't be worried about evacuations or medical assistance costs. Before buying your insurance, your insurer should be aware of the Itinerary of Magic Expedition and Tours. If you are planning for trekking in the Himalayas, Your insurance should cover emergency air service Helicopter and should include all the medical expenses. The emergency helicopter service would be very costly so If you have your insurance done you wouldn’t be worried. Your travel insurance should cover the cancelation policy because if you have to cancel a paid trek due to weather conditions, They can cover this expense. You should double-check that it is included on the top of the standard hospitalization cover. Some of the Travel insurances that are recommended are:-

 

 

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