Facts of the Trip

Duration: 12 Days

Highest access: 2200m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP)

Grade: Easy

Best season: Spring, Autumn

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Private vehicle + Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu & Tea House

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Siklis Trekking
  • Siklis Trek itinerary
  • Cost Info

Siklis Trek is also known as Royal trek is an alternative trekking route in Nepal, which takes us to the corner of Annapurna Conversation Area. Traversing through various geographical terrains, villages, rhododendron forest, high alpine meadows resting below the soaring peaks of Annapurna region this trek unveils the picturesque beauty of Nepal. Most of the village falling in the trekking route is mainly inhabited by Gurung community and clearly describe their customs and traditions of these people. The Siklis trek lies in the sanctuary where varieties of birds and animals are found. We can hear the beautiful chirping sound of the birds all along the trekking route. The trek provides us with awesome view of different Annapurna Himalayan range along with Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manasalu.
Siklis Trekking from Bijayapur Khola which is in a short drive distance from Pokhara. From Bijayapur Khola we ascend through the rice fields of Rakhi Gaon to Chautara. The trail the leads us towards Kalikasthan 1,370m by gently climbing along a ridge top through several small villages inhabited by Brahmin and Chhetri. The campsite situated near Kalikasthan offers panoramic view of the whole Pokhara city along with various mountain and beautiful Begnas Taal. We head towards Lamakhet from Kalikasthan crossing the rivers - Bhaise and Nawaldanda.  From Lamakhet we make our trail to Siklis 1,980m. we follow a flat level  the bank of the Bhaise river to reach the village Khilan Village. We can get spectacular view of Machhapuchare Mountain from this village. Ascending gently and steady uphill and descending a steeply we make our way to Parju village. From Parju village we make a steady uphill climb to reach the village of Siklis. The Siklis village is the oldest and largest Gurung village in this region. Most of the people here are engaged in agriculture and animal herding the people here are also known for their servitude in the Indian and British army. We know make our way from Siklis to Neuli Kharka also known as Forest camp 2,200m. which goes through a thick rhododendron and deciduous oak forest. Around spring season the blooms of rhododendron in the sunlight provides a spectacular and picturesque view. We know make our journey through the steep of thick rhododendron forest of Forest camp to Ghale Gaon 2,000m, Ghale Gaon is a small village mainly inhabited my Magar and Gurung. We can stay in Ghale Gaon for a brief time and familiarize ourselves with their custom and tradition. Descending down the trail to Hyamgia 1,070m. we head to Pokhara and end our journey of the Siklis Trek.
Siklis Village Trekking also known as Royal trek is an alternative trekking route, which takes us to the corner of Annapurna Conversation Area. Traversing through various geographical terrains, villages, rhododendron forest, high alpine meadows resting below the soaring peaks of Annapurna region this trek unveils the picturesque beauty of Nepal. Most of the village falling in the trekking route is mainly inhabited by Gurung community and clearly describe their customs and traditions of these people. The Siklis trek lies in the sanctuary where varieties of birds and animals are found. We can hear the beautiful chirping sound of the birds all along the trekking route. The trek provides us with awesome view of different Annapurna Himalayan range along with Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu.

Siklis trekking start from Bijayapur Khola which is in a short drive distance from Pokhara. From Bijayapur Khola we ascend through the rice fields of Rakhi Gaon to Chautara. The trail the leads us towards Kalikasthan 1,370m by gently climbing along a ridge top through several small villages inhabited by Brahmin and Chhetri. The campsite situated near Kalikasthan offers panoramic view of the whole Pokhara city along with various mountain and beautiful Begnas Taal. We head towards Lamakhet from Kalikasthan crossing the rivers - Bhaise and Nawaldanda.  From Lamakhet we make our trail to Siklis village 1980m.we follow a flat level  the bank of the Bhaise river to reach the village Khilan Gaon (village). We can get spectacular view of Machhapuchare Mountain from this village. Ascending gently and steady uphill and descending a steeply we make our way to Parju village. From Parju village we make a steady uphill climb to reach the village of Siklis. The Siklis village is the oldest and largest Gurung village in this region. Most of the people here are engaged in agriculture and animal herding the people here are also known for their servitude in the Indian and British army. We know make our way from Siklis to Neuli Kharka also known as Forest camp 2200m. which goes through a thick rhododendron and deciduous oak forest. Around spring season the blooms of rhododendron in the sunlight provides a spectacular and picturesque view. We know make our journey through the steep of thick rhododendron forest of Forest camp to Ghale Gaon 2,000m, Ghale Gaon is a small village mainly inhabited my Magar and Gurung. We can stay in Ghale Gaon for a brief time and familiarize ourselves with their custom and tradition. Descending down the trail to Hyamgia 1,070m. we head to Pokhara and end our journey of the Siklis Trek.

Trip info:

  • Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Since Siklis trek is camping trek we provide comfortable dining, kitchen, crew, restroom tents and sleeping materials like mattress, Sleeping bags etc. We provide twin tent for our guest.

  • Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Katmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the trek we get to eat from Continental and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc.

  • Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

  • Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.       

  • Equipment’s:

We believe equipments does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglass, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipments which you most carry during the trek.

  • Clothing

Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

  • Outer layers

down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and for in the lodge.

Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs)

  • Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

  • Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season. 

Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

  • Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Siklis Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.  

  • Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

  • Eco Friendly: 

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.  

  • Helping Hand

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us: Info@himalayanmagic treks.com They really need us, Support us to be their Helping Hand.

  • Note:

We have tailor-made program for Siklis Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection.

Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu 1,310m airport Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member and transfer to Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 02
Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Durbar Squre, Patan and Swyambhunath Stupa with cultural Guide, privet transport overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 03
Drive to Pokhara 200km 6 hours 900m overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 04
Drive to Begnas Tal then trek start Bijayapul Khola – Kalikasthan1,370m 4 / 5 hours overnight at Tent.
Day 05
Trek to Lamakhet 1,680m 5/6 hours overnight at Tent.
Day 06
Trek to Siklis 1980m It is one of the oldest and big Gurung village. Most of the people serve in Indian and British Army 6 hours overnight at Tent.
Day 07
Trek to forest Camp 2,200m 5/6 hours overnight at tent.
Day 08
Trek to Ghale Gaon 2,000m Ghale Gaon. It is a small village which is mainly inhabited by Gurung and Magar community 6/7 hours overnight at Tent.
Day 09
Trek to Hyamgja1,070m 3 hours then drive to Pokhara overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 10
Pokhara city sightseeing Places to see Fewa Lake, Devis water fall, Museum, and Gupteshower cave overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 11
Drive  back to Kathmandu 1310m overnight at Hotel Evening together dinner with typical Nepali culture.
Day 12
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your Details to obtain a quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop by private transport
  • All ground Transportation above program
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Tea House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • 3 Night's star Hotel in Kathmandu & 2 nights hotel in Pokhara on Bed and Breakfast plan.
  • An English Speaking Guide
  • One porter for two person to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • All Government local Taxes
  • (ACAP) National park Fees
  • ( TIMS) Trekkers  Information Management System
  •  First Aid kit above 6 pax basis
  • General equipment for Porter any adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Tour certificate
  • company T-shirt as a gift
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
  • Guide porter insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest per Demand.

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/ pokhara.
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance.
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