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Annapurna Sikles Trek

One of the oldest and second largest Gurung village in Nepal is Sikles. And this historic hill trek will bring you to this place, which still retains the aura of an ancient Gurung culture and heritages. Actually, this trek will be the combination of awesome Gurung culture, wonderful traditional village life and Himalayan panorama of Annapurna range as well as Mardi Himal. 
Here, the Jhankri the Shaman and Lama the Priest have important roles in this Buddhist community, marriage, death and day-to-day lives of people there. Actually the Siklish village lies above the Mardi Khola river (1,981m), by overlooking Annapurna IV to the north and Annapurna and Lamjung Himal to the east. Another major attraction of Sickles Trek is a Tara Hilltop (found by Gopi Adhikari), from where you can have the spectacular views of Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli(6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal and Manaslu ranges.
Cold Feet Adventure is always ready for this wonderful and historic hill trek to Sikles of Annapurna Region. We have crafted flexible itinerary for every packages. We cordially welcome you here.
Type of Trek: Camping
Trekking Level: Intermediate
Duration of Trek: 6 Days 
Tour Duration: 12 Days 
Route of Trekking: Kathmandu-Danda Gaon-Trishuli Rafting-Chitwan-Kathmandu
Maximum Elevation: 3055 meters above sea level
Outlined Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Fly for Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur and Trek to Kalikasthan (1370m)
  • Day 05: Trek from Kalikasthan to Sikles Phedi
  • Day 06: Trek from Sikles Phedi to Parche (1980m)
  • Day 07: Exploration Day at Parche 
  • Day 08: Trek from Parche to Tara Hilltop (3055m)
  • Day 09: Trek from Tara Hilltop to Bhurjumg Khola and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 10: Sightseeing tour in Pokhara
  • Day 11: Raft and Drive to Chitwan
  • Day 12:  Jungle Activities in Chitwan
  • Day 13: Chitwan to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Departure
  • Details Itinerary
  • Cost Details
  • Gallery
  • Check List
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our representatives will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and then transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. 
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trip
Today, you will visit World heritage sites in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath (temple of Shiva), Bauddhanath and Swayambhunath with the help of our tour guide.
Day 03: Drive or Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Duration: Choice of private vehicle (approximately 6-7 hrs with breaks) or by flight (30 mins). Arrive Pokhara lakeside and transfer to hotel. Depending on arrival time, may be opportunity to explore surrounding areas. Overnight at hotel
Day 04:  Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur and Trek to Kalikasthan (1370m)
A 30 minute drive to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp) takes us to the starting point of the trek. The route takes us through rice fields then ascends through Rakhigaon. The views around are Then the trail gently climbs along a ridge top through the Brahmin and Chhetri villages towards Kalikasthan.
Day 05: Trek from Kalikasthan to Sikles Phedi
The route begins by passing through local villages and rice terraces up to Mardi Khola. En route, you cross Bhaise, Nawaldanda to reach Sikles Phedi, a small village surrounded by lush green hills. Tonight, we will be camping right beside the river where you can do your washing and cleaning.
Day 06: Trek from Sikles Phedi to Parche (1980m) 
The trail goes uphill all the way to Parche, which is our today’s destination, where you can enjoy the magnificent views of Annapurna II, and Lamjung Himal. The trail climbs again until we reach Siklis village. This is one of the oldest and largest Gurung villages. Stay overnight at teahouse or camp.
Day 07:  Exploration Day at Parche
Today will be the exploration day at Parche. And, we will hike downhill to Sikles, one of the largest Gurung settlements in this area. This will give you enough time to discover the unique Gurung culture and heritages. In the evening you will be entertained by local cultural program at your camp side after dinner.
Day 08: Trek from Parche to Tara Hilltop (3055m)
Again the trail passes through forests of rhododendron going gradually uphill to Tara Hilltop. From Tara Hilltop, you will be seeing breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. 
Day 09:  Trek from Tara Hilltop to Bhurjumg Khola and drive to Pokhara
Today, after having breakfast with the panorama of mountains, we then descend down Ghale Kharka, which also one of the largest Ghale settlements. We will be having lunch here and further trek down to Bhurjumg Khola, which is going to be  the end of our trek. We then drive half an hour to reach Pokhara. Here, we will have our trekking farewell dinner party with our Porters, Assistants and Guide. 
Day 10: Sight-seeing tour in Pokhara 
Late morning, we will start our sightseeing of Devi’s Falls, Gupteswor Cave, International Mountain Museum, Seti Gorge, and boating in the Fewa Lake. Or, this can be done in the fourth day of our trip. If so, today, we leave Pokhara at 10 am for the first day of Seti River Rafting to Damauli, where our rafting crew will be waiting for us. After having a short safety briefing by our Head River Guide, we start our rafting in Seti River for around 2 hours to reach our first river beach camp. Seti is one of the warmest and scenic rivers in Nepal popular for white-water rafting. And it requires no prior experience. This river has grade III rapids which is suitable for families and beginners. 
Day 11: Raft and Drive to Chitwan
Today, after finishing this wonderful rafting for 4 hours, we will finally reach at Gaighat, which will be our take-out point. After having picnic lunch at Gaighat, we then drive an hour and half to Chitwan. After arriving at Chitwan approx 1:30 pm, we will attend the program in the afternoon: Tharu village tour for an hour and half and then in the evening slide presentation about flora and fauna or Tharu culture program.
Day 12: Jungle Activities in Chitwan
After having breakfast, we than canoe to elephant breeding center to observe baby elephants. While returning back to the hotel before lunch, enjoy the elephant wash in Rapti River.  Then, elephant back safari in the afternoon at 3:30pm. Finally, in the evening enjoy the cultural program or slide presentation about flora and fauna.
Day 13: Chitwan to Kathmandu
After the morning breakfast, those who are interested in birds can spend few hours for bird-watching before we leave for Bharatpur Airport for flight back to Kathmandu. We reach Kathmandu around 3:30 pm. You can take your time for shopping before dinner. 
Day 14: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Today, we will transfer you to the airport to catch your returning flight to home. We hope to see you again for next visit! 
Cost Includes:

Airport Pickup on arrival and Drop
A Full day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour (Soyambhu nath ,Patan Durbar Squire,Pashupati and Bauddhanath Stupa)
Transport by tourist bus to Pokhara and Chitwan
All Necessary Private Transport from Pokhara to start of the trek and Return
English speaking qualify Guide
Assistant Guide for Group from 4 above
Porter one for two people
Food Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner
Transport by private vehicle to trek departure
All necessary Tims and Acap Entry Fee
2 night Accommodation in Pokhara Non star but comfortable Guest house
3 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu in *** Star Hotel on B&B Bases
1 Night 2 Days Rafting with all Inclusive
2 Night 3 Days Chitwan all Inclusive
Flight from Chitwan to Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

Visa Fee
Travel Insurance
Bottle water
Any beverage
Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara

(up to 5600./18372ft.)

# Sleeping bag (Comfortable to -20)
# 1 Pair strong Mountain/Hiking boots
# 1 Dawn Jacket/All Weather Anorak
# Medium/Large Rucksack/ Backpack
# Light Water & Windproof jacket
# Or 2, 1 Liter Water bottle (s)
# 1 Pair Waterproof Gaiters / Over Trousers
# 1 Torch/ Flashlight & Spare Batteries
# 2 Long Sleeve Cotton (or Polypro) Shirts
# 1 Medium Size Towel
# 1 Pair Sport Shoes
# 1 Pair Slipper
# 2 Pair Light weight Trousers
# 1 Pair Shorts
# 1 Fleece/Warm Sweater
# 1 Sweat Shirt/Light Sweat
# 2 T-shirt
# 2 Pair Light Socks
# 3 Pair Heavy Woolen Socks (4 Plastic bags to wrapping clothes)
# Small Day pack
# Thermals
# Cotton Headscarf/ Bandanna
# Sun Glasses and Sun Hat
# 1 Washing Kit, Including Personal Toiletries
# Talcum Powder
# Moleskin Blisters Tape
# Toilet Paper
# Biodegradable Shop-Shampoo
# Any Personal Medication
Optional Items
# Money Belts
# Warm Hat/Gloves Waterproof
# One Swimming Costume/Bathing Suits
# One Swiss Army Type of Knife
# One Inner Sleeping sheet

Duration : 14 Days
Max Height : 3056 M.
Seasons : Sep,Oct,Nov-March,April,May
Grading : Midium
Accomodation : Annapurna Range
Route of Trekking : Tara Top
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