Annapurna Siklis Trek (08 days)
|Region||Annapurna Region Trekking|
|Trip Duration||08 days|
|Trip Type:||Camping Trek|
|Min. Group Size||1+|
|Max Altitude:||2200 m.|
|Best Season:||Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
|Meals:||3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
|Acommodation:||2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Camping Accomodation during Trek
Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp)-Kalikasthan (1370m.) 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, you can enjoy the views in blissful panorama. The trail then gently climbs along a ridge top through Brahmin and Chhetri villages towards Kalikasthan (1370m.). At the end, you should climb a short distance to the campsite which is situated above the village with panoramic views of the mountains, Begnas, Tal and Pokhara city. Stay overnight at camp.
Trek from Kalikasthan to LamaKhet (1680m.) which takes about six hours. Your path begins passing through local villages of mixed ethnic groups and rice growing terraces up to Mardi Khola. Then the trek is easy as you walk along the riverbank. En route, you cross Bhaise and Nawaldanda, to reach Lama Khet. It is a small village where you stay overnight. This place is surrounded by lush green hills that stretch for miles which stirs the imagination for good thoughts. Stay overnight at camp.
Trek from Lama Khet to Siklis (1980m.) which takes approximately six hours. The trail stretches at a flat level along the river bank until you reach Khilan Gaon. After this, you follow a path which 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 Siklis 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 camp.
Trek from Siklis to Neuli Kharka or Forest camp (2200m.) which takes about five hours. This trek goes through rhododendron and oak forests following a gently ascending path in the beginning. After some distance, you proceed over flat land. The Forest Camp is surrounded by forests. Stay overnight at camp.
Trek from Forest Camp to Ghale Gaon (2000m.) which takes about five hours. You trek through forests covered with rhododendron. While walking, you cross the highest pass of this trek. After hiking through the pass, you descend steeply to reach Ghale Gaon. It is a small village which is mainly inhabited by the Gurung and Magar communities. Stay overnight at camp.
Trek from Ghale Gaon to Pokhara which takes about three hours. The trail then descends gently to Hyamgja (1070m.). You board a vehicle here to go to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about seven hours. 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. 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.
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