This 6-day trek is ideal for people who have only a short period of free time but who still wish to get near to the Annapurna range of mountains. Siklis lies to the north east of Pokhara away from the more heavily trekked areas to the west and north west. It offers equally good mountain views, interesting Chettri/Bahun villages at lower altitudes with Gurung settlements higher up. In addition a fine variety of farm and forest country.
Because of the relatively low altitudes it is ideal during the cooler months of November through February. The trek has been specifically designed to culminate at the Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge which is an ideal way to round off this fine trek.
For those who wish to extend their stay in Nepal, this trek is linked to weekly departures by raft with our sister company, Himalayan River Exploration, down to the Chitwan National Park. Here we can arrange for you to stay at the internationally renowned Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge.
Price per person 2 pax: 1965.00 USD
Price per person 4 pax: 1470.00 USD
On arrival meet and assist by Mountain Travel representative and transfer to hotel.l. Overnight at Hotel.
Fly to Pokhara. On arrival meet by Mountain Travel Sherpa crew Pokhara – Kharpani half an hour drive from Pokhara to the trek start point at Milanchowk. From here, after a walk of about 15 minutes, one crosses the Mardikhola River and then climb for approximately 50 metres up to cultivated fields and scattered settlements. From here it is only about 2-3 hours to the campsite at Kharapani.
Continue on through typical Gurung villages for several hours before crossing the Sardi Khola river. After a climb of about 30 minutes one passes through Tamang villages until one reaches a camp site at Ghalekarkha close to Rhodendron forest.
Today’s walk begins with continuous climb through beautiful Rhododendron forest. The top of the hill (2600m) at Jhakarphulan is reached after about three hours. Depending on water availability lunch may be taken near to this point. The rest of the day is slightly less strenuous and continues through dense rhodendron forest. A clearing is found after approximately 2 hours and a camp is made at Nyaulikharka.
Continue on through the rhododendron forest which then becomes indispersed wiith broadleafs onto the village of Siklis; the largest Gurung village of the region. In the village traditional weaving and knitting can be seen. Tradition dance groups can be organised (the Ama Toli – mother’s group) will be more than willing to lay on folk dances to honour their guests as per the local tradition.
Descend through forest and scattered village into the beautiful Modi Khola River Valley. A pleasant walk on down the valley with one river crossing and one quite steep little up and down leads to a very beautiful setting near Dhoban, where there are some good camping areas near the river itself.
Cross a long suspension bridge to the south bank of the Modi Khola and then a steep climb up for 1500'/460m. The trail then winds around the ridgeline to the west then up on to the crest of the ridge at Lipyani, a busy little bhanjyang (crossing point) village. Drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.
On arrival you will be meet by our representative and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.