Sikles Village Trek – 9 days

Sikles Village Trek – 9 days

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Kathmandu

Duration

6N/7D

Grade

Moderate

Max Altitude

2400 meter

Meals

B+L+D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

No. of Person

Min. 02 Pax

Highlights

  • Gurung Culture: The trek allows you to immerse yourself in the Gurung culture, one of Nepal’s indigenous communities known for their unique traditions, architecture, and hospitality. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with locals and experience their way of life.
  • Sikles Village: The trek’s main highlight is Sikles, a picturesque Gurung village situated at an altitude of around 1,980 meters (6,496 feet). The village is known for its well-preserved traditional architecture and terraced fields.
  • Mountain Views: Throughout the trek, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the Annapurna and Lamjung Himalayan ranges. The panorama includes peaks like Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, and others.
  • Diverse Landscapes: The trail takes you through a variety of landscapes, from lush forests and terraced fields to rhododendron forests and alpine meadows. The changing scenery adds to the trek’s beauty and diversity.
  • Village Life: You’ll pass through several traditional villages, each offering a glimpse into rural Nepali life. Along the way, you can learn about local agricultural practices and experience the warm hospitality of the villagers.
  • Begnas Lake: The trek starts or ends (depending on the direction you take) near Begnas Lake, a serene freshwater lake located near Pokhara. It’s a great place to relax before or after the trek.

Sikles Village Trek Overview

Embark on an exhilarating journey through the Sikles Village trek, where adventure awaits amidst lush rhododendron forests, majestic mountain ranges, and captivating landscapes. Nestled within the Annapurna region, Sikles trek offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and tranquility, making it an ideal choice for nature enthusiasts seeking a peaceful escape.

Situated in the Kaski district, Sikles village stands as a testament to Gurung heritage, perched atop a picturesque hill at an elevation of 3,000 meters. Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of the region as you explore the charming village, immersing yourself in its traditions, lifestyle, and artisanal crafts.

The trek unveils an array of enchanting sights, including the quaint Huwu village and the serene Khapuche Lake. As you ascend beyond 2,000 meters, breathtaking vistas of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal greet you, offering an up-close encounter with these towering peaks.

Experience the allure of the trek over three days, traversing terraced fields, cascading waterfalls, dense rhododendron forests, and remote villages nestled beneath the towering Annapurna II (7,937 m) and IV (7,525 m).

Upon returning to Sikles, retrace your steps back to Kathmandu, concluding your memorable journey amidst a heartfelt farewell. Should you desire to extend your adventure, simply inform us to tailor your experience accordingly before booking your trip.

Detail Itinerary

Arrive at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to your hotel and take some time to rest. Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel and prepare for your trek.

You will embark on a scenic journey to Pokhara, a seven-hour drive by Tourist Bus or Tourist Private Vehicle. Upon arrival in Pokhara, we will escort you to your hotel, where you can unwind after the long journey. Take the opportunity to relax and enjoy the charms of Pokhara for the remainder of the day.

On the 3 day, after breakfast in Pokhara, you’ll set off early in the morning for Sikles. This quaint and meticulously preserved village is nestled atop a small hill at an altitude of 1,981 meters.

The journey to Sikles takes you along rugged off-road paths, offering breathtaking views of majestic mountain ranges and pristine natural landscapes. Upon arrival in Sikles, immerse yourself in the village’s rich traditional and cultural heritage, which is sure to leave you enchanted. Covering a distance of 51 kilometers, the 4-hour drive from Pokhara to Sikles promises an unforgettable experience. Enjoy an overnight stay in one of the cozy guesthouses nestled in Sikles.

Today of your trekking adventure, you’ll embark on a journey from Sikles to Huwu (Hugu), marking the initial leg of your trek. Following breakfast, you’ll begin your ascent towards Huwu, navigating stone stairs and paths that wind uphill.

As you leave Sikles village behind, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of nearby peaks such as Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. The trail then leads you along narrow paths skirting the edges of hills, adding an element of thrill and adventure to your trekking experience. Descending from these heights, you’ll encounter the majestic Edi Jharna waterfall, standing at 64 meters tall. Take some time to capture its beauty and rejuvenate before continuing your journey.

The path ahead presents a slightly more challenging terrain, with steep sections and large stone paths crossing small rivers and bridges. Persisting along this route, you’ll eventually arrive at the tranquil Huwu village after a trek lasting 6-7 hours. Prepare for an overnight camp in Huwu, surrounded by the serenity of the Himalayan landscape.

Today’s trek takes you from Huwu to Kahphuche Lake and back to Huwu. Kahphuche Lake, the lowest glacial lake in Nepal, sits at an elevation of 2,450 meters above sea level. The trail to the lake is relatively easy and short compared to previous routes, offering ample opportunities to admire the stunning mountain vistas and serene wildlife along the way.

After approximately 2 hours of trekking, you’ll arrive at Kahphuche Lake, greeted by the majestic mountains mirrored in its crystal-clear blue waters. The captivating scenery of the lake is sure to leave you in awe. Take some time to soak in the beauty, capture photographs, and immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings before retracing your steps back to Huwu village.

The total trekking duration for the day is around 4 hours, culminating in an overnight camp in Huwu, where you can rest and rejuvenate amidst the Himalayan wilderness.

On this day, you’ll journey back to Sikles from Huwu. Following breakfast, you’ll retrace your steps along the familiar trail you traversed earlier. The return trek is expected to be quicker than your initial journey. Anticipate trekking for approximately 6 hours before reaching Sikles, where you’ll spend the night at a guesthouse.

Following breakfast, we’ll commence our return journey to Pokhara from Sikles, traveling in a private jeep along the familiar 4-hour route. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you’ll enjoy an overnight stay, concluding your memorable trekking adventure. After reaching Pokhara, you will free to walk around Lakeside street or City Tour in Pokhara.

On this concluding day, our journey leads us back to Kathmandu. You have the option to either embark on a scenic 7-hour drive or opt for a swift 30-minute flight back to the capital. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, a brief farewell program awaits you.

Should you desire to extend your stay and explore more of Kathmandu or perhaps linger a day longer in Pokhara, kindly notify us in advance before finalizing your trip arrangements. Your satisfaction and comfort are our priorities.

This is a beautiful and touching conclusion to the Sikles Village Trek. I especially appreciate the symbolism of the traditional Tibetan scarf, representing good luck and prosperity. It’s a lovely way to send off the trekkers with positive wishes for their future journeys.

I’m sure that the trekkers will cherish the memories of their time in Nepal for many years to come. The majestic mountains, the warm hospitality of the people, and the rich cultural heritage are all things that will stay with them long after they leave.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. It’s been a pleasure to be a part of your journey, even if it was just in a small way. I hope you have a safe and enjoyable onward journey. And who knows, maybe we’ll meet again someday on another adventure in Nepal!

Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee.
  • Tented accommodation and equipments during the camping trek. (You will provided water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
  • A local government license holder Trekking Guide during the trek., a cook, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
  • All trekking permits & fees.
  • Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes.
  • What is Excluded
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue.You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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    Useful Info

    Location: Sikles Village is located in the Kaski district of Nepal, within the Annapurna Conservation Area.

    Duration: The trek typically takes around 4 to 5 days to complete, depending on the itinerary and pace of the trekker.

    Altitude: Sikles Village sits at an altitude of approximately 1,981 meters (6,499 feet) above sea level.

    Difficulty: The Sikles Village Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty. While the trails are generally well-maintained, some sections may involve uphill climbs and rugged terrain.

    Permits: Trekkers are required to obtain permits for trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area. These permits can be obtained through registered trekking agencies or at the entry points of the conservation area.

    Best Time to Trek: The best time to undertake the Sikles Village Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is mild, and the skies are clear, offering optimal trekking conditions and stunning views of the mountains.

    Guides and Porters: While it’s possible to trek independently, hiring a local guide or porter can enhance the trekking experience by providing valuable insights, assistance, and support along the way.

    Safety Precautions: Trekkers should be adequately prepared for varying weather conditions, carry essential gear including trekking poles, water, snacks, and a first aid kit, and acclimatize properly to avoid altitude-related issues.

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