Siklis Trek is specially developed for more inexperienced hikers or anyone who is interested enough to explore the countryside of Nepal. Siklis trek is a picturesque trek that unfolds the natural beauty of Nepal. The charming villages, intriguing patterns of terraced fields, rhododendron forests, high alpine meadows nestled below the towering mountains of Annapurna II and IV are some of the key features of this trek. The trekking route takes you to the region which is inhabited by the Gurung community upholding their age old customs and traditions. A final high point reveals magnificent views of the fish-tail peak *Machapuchare*. The Siklis trek offers bird lovers a real treat as there are varieties of species of birds which are found in abundance in the forests of the Siklis region.
Rough and wild, this trek cuts through less travelled country south of Annapurna II & Lamjung Himal massif. Good mountain views and rough terrain, the local people are unaccustomed to trekers. This trek is a spectecular short trek and traverses a variety of terrain from low land villages and rice terraces up to 3,000 meter where there is the biggest Gurung (Gurkhas) village as well as a national flower forest of rhodondedron in the springs.
Day 01 Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu airport and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu - Trisuli river - Pokhara
Four hours drive to Trisuli river put in point. White water Rafting and after scenic trip drive to Pokhara.
Day 03 Pokhara to Kalikasthan
Drive to Bijayapur and trek through villages of different tribes to Kalikasthan, camping at the top of the mountain which offers you panoramic views of the Himalaya.
Day 04 Kalikasthan to Lamachour
Walk down hill to the river valley, with views of water falls and then climb towards Lamachour and camp there.
Day 05 Lamachour to Siklish
Climb to Siklish through rhododendron forest and the largest Gurung Village (known as Gorkhas). The best point to see the panorama of Himalaya and close views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Manaslu.
Day 06 & 07 Siklish to Ghale Gaon
Decend through the forest and a smaller village to the interesting Ghale village. You may be interested to stay one more day here, for the panoramic attraction of the fishtail.
Day 08 Ghale Gaon to Pokhara
The trail descends to Pokhara through different villages and tribes (Brahman, Chhetri, Gurung, Thakali) and forest. Arrive at Pokhara and camp at the lake side.
Day 09 Chitwan National Park
Drive to Prithivi Highway makes “breaking off” the journey easy. Trisuli is also an ideal beginner's river. Upon arrival, lunch will be served, rooms assigned and there will be a short briefing on the program and our facilities. O/N at Lodge.
Day 10: Chitwan National Park: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee, then proceed on a Nature Walk/Elephant safari.
This encounter on foot with the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and riverine jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter.
After breakfast back at the resort we will have an Elephant briefing programme, where we will learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stables. (For the brave ones there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants)
After lunch time to relax in the peaceful surroundings, or on your verandah. Hammocks and the library are at your disposal. If we are lucky we should be able to arrange a swim and play with the elephants as they have their bath.
After dinner we will be entertained by the Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. (B,L,D)
Day 11 Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu
5.30 AM: Bird Watching (or another elephant ride) after early morning tea/coffee. 8.00 AM: Breakfast 9.00 AM: Luggage down and departure at 9.39 AM. to Kathmandu. The actual program for your stay, will be given to you on arrival at Resort. The activities are adjusted to the length of your stay, the season and present weather conditions. Naturally, it may not always be possible to follow this schedule to the minute and the circumstances may force us to alter the program at short notice. On safari in the jungle you will be accompanied by expert naturalists who will advise on safety procedures and we request you to respect their judgement at all times. If you wish to stroll in the forest alone, a guide will have to accompany you for your safety.
Day 12 Kathmandu:
Full day sight seeing tour to Bhaktapur /Patan & Kathmandu O/N at Hotel.
Day 13 Kathmandu
Half day sightseeing & the rest of the day is free.
Day 14 Kathmandu Airport Transfer
After breakfast drive to Airport for your onward destination
# All necessary transportation by private vehicle.
# Tourist Guide for sightseeing spot in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
# Meals three times a day ( Breakfast / Lunch & Dinner ) During Siklis Trekking
# Annapurna Conservation fee and TIMS Card
# English Speaking Guide and Porter/s
# All Accommodation on twin sharing room on BB basis in Kathmandu Pokhara.
# Fullboard in Chitwan National Park (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Jungle activities.
# Accommodation in the Lodges or home stay in normal standard during trekking.
# Insurance of Guide and Porter/s covers personal accident and medicine..
Cost does not Includes :
# Expenses of Personal nature.
# All sorts of Drinking [ Water / Beer / Tea Coffee ]
# Meals in Kathmandu aand Pokhara
# Others not mentioned in inclusion above.
# Tips for Trekking & other employed staffs which is not mandatory but expected.