This trek is tailor-made for the more inexperienced hiker and anyone who relishes the real Nepali countryside, which is still almost completely undeveloped.
The Siklis area, north-east of Pokhara, though close to the main Annapurna trekking trails, still has very few lodges or guest-houses. This means that we camp overnight as we journey towards our goal: the exquisite village of Siklis, perched on a hillock at 2000 metres.
Siklis is a classically beautiful Gurung village with narrow lanes flanked by stone and mud houses grouped in the traditional ribbon pattern. The village has five distinct neighbourhoods: Lama-thar, Sabha-thar, Harpu-thar, Dhaprang-tha and Gari-thar, each of which has its own specific role in the community.
The relatively leisurely nature of this trek allows for plenty of time to study the abundant flora and fauna. And, of course, there are some wonderful views of the panoramic Himalayas en route.
Day 01 : Arrival – transported to hotel – tour briefing
Day 02 : A full-day Kathmandu sightseeing tour
Day 03 : Drive or flight to Pokhara (6 hours)
Day 04 : Pokhara – Kharpani
Day 05 : Kharpani – Ghalekharka
Day 06 : Ghalekharka – Nyaulikharka
Day 07 : Nyaulikharka – Parche / Sikles village
Day 08 : Sikles – Chansu or Yangjakot
Day 09 : Chansu / Yangjakot – Kalikasthan
Day 10 : Kalikasthan – Pokhara
Day 11 : Leisure
Day 12 : Flght to Kathmandu (30 minutes); transported tohotel.
Day 13 : Free time
Day 14 : Transported to airport – flight to onward destination