Siklish Trek

  • Siklish Trek


Highlights of the Trekking

  • Sikles, biggest Gurung Village known as brave Gurkha warriors.
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annpurna South, Hiunchuli, Lamjung ranges ect.

Are you curious about Gurkha Soldiers of Nepal? Do you want to witness their root? Visit Nepal and witness the place from where these brave soldiers came from. Sikles Village is the largest Gurkha Veterans and soldiers residing village of Nepal. It is probably the prettiest village of Annapurna region as well. Mount Annapurna II and IV along with Lamjung Himal are seen amazingly stunning from this village. During Sikles Village Trek trekkers can have the benefit of green lush forests, colorful rhododendron, multi species of birds and spectacular mountain vistas. Let’s explore to this tranquil village and relish the unique culture of Gurung people who are fierce Gurkha Soldiers as well together with splendid Himalayas. 

Journey of Sikles Village Trek doesn’t require excessive physical endurance. A healthy person with very minimum of walking experience can also successfully walk in this trail. The route is also highly regarded for the bird watching activities. Presence of dense verdant forest and mountains on backdrop sets the stage as if trekkers are in fairyland. When clouds rises from Mardi River you will feel enchanted and one can be able to witness world above clouds. Once trekkers are dropped at Kalikasthan from Pokhara in an hour’s drive the walking starts. Trail consists of numerous villages, terraced farmlands and woods. The first day’s trekking takes trekkers to Lamachaur. This is grassy meadows village mainly habituated by Tamang/Tibetan Lama people along with Ghale. From this place we will reach Sikles Village. These days the concept of Home Stay has prompted people of the region to conserve their unique culture and natural attractions. Enjoy the traditional dances, folk songs, delicacies and drinks with locals. Be like locals and act like locals. Once you have experienced such a off the beaten holiday events in Sikles our trip ends at Hyamja via Ghale Gaon. The trip can be followed by amazing sightseeing tour of Pokhara Valley too. 

Choose us and explore our locality. Yes, eat the local way, walk the local way and live the local way while traveling with us during Sikles Village Trek. You will be overwhelmed by stupendous delights of Mother Nature and grandeur of unique Ghale/Gurung culture. 


Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, overnight at hotel

After breakfast, early in the morning you will arrive at Pokhara after a drive for nearly 6 hours. You will be able to have a breathtaking panorama of river and scenery all the way through your drive. You will be taken to your hotel and with a relaxing afternoon. You can even visit around lakeside region or you can go for boating at famous Fewa Lake. We will be staying overnight in the hotel.

Day 02 : Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur by bus and trek to Kalikastan, overnight at homestay 

From Kathmandu taking half an hour flight, we move to Pokhara and then drive to Bijaypur. Or, we can also drive through the Prithivi Highway to Bijaypur taking around 8 hours. And, we will make a short trek to Kalikastan. We climb all the way through the terraced fields of Kandane and follow the vertical stone steps, and finally reaching a plane path beneath the shade of trees. The trail is steep but the setting is unbelievable. Now we move to Kalikastan. The sight from Kalikastan is stunning, as the peak views of the Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna are clearly observable from here.

Day 03 : Trek from Kalikastan to Lamachour, overnight at homestay

We today, head off from Kalikasthan passing through several waterfalls. Then our path moves downhill to the lush green river vale, prior to climbing towards Lamachaur. Overnight we have a home stay in Lamachaur.

Day 04 : Trek from Lamachour to Siklish, overnight at homestay

Today, after we leave Lamachaur, the track ascends to Siklish all the way through dense rhododendron forest and Nepal's one of the largest Gurung villages. We reach at the best spot after climbing about 500m above the village from where you will see the stunning Himalayan scenery and close up views of Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. We will have a home stay in Siklish tonight.

Day 05 : Trek from Siklish to Bhaisikarka, overnight at homestay

We today climb uphill all the way through the rhododendron and oak forest to the ridge for eye-catching views of Himchuli, Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna South. The track is narrow and goes along the ridgeline before moving down through the rhododendron forest. We have a home stay in Bhaisikarka.

Day 06 : Trek from Bhaisikarka to Ghale Gaon, overnight at homestay

We today, move down through the thick rhododendron forest and reach to the amusing village, Ghale Gaun. From here, we will enjoy the wonderful views of Annapurna and Fishtail.

Day 07 : Trek from Ghale Gaon to Puranochour and by drive to Pokhara, overnight at hotel

Day 08 : Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Leaving behind the wonderful countryside early in the morning and travelling for 6 hours we go back back to Kathmandu. We can either take a vehicle for a drive or fly back from the stunning city Pokhara. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day and stay overnight at hotel.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme.
  • Airport / Hotel transfers.
  • Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
  • Cosy guesthouse or Tented camp accommodation whilst on trekking.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit and Trekker's Information Management System fees.
  • All necessary staff with an experienced fluent English speakinglicenced trekking guide, cook and assistant guide (as per the group size).
  • Highly experienced trekking porters to carry luggage (1porter per 2 trekkers).
  • Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
  • All necessary ground transportation.
  • All governmental paperworks and procedures.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Satellite phones and Gamow bag.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.

What is not included?

  • Visa fee for Nepal.
  •  International airfares, extra baggage and cargo charges
  • Meals and extra night (more than stated in itinerary) accomodation in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses
  •  Bar and beverage bills.
  • Your Travel and rescue Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation costs.
  • Your optional and extended trips e.g. sightseeing, rafting etc. (other than the negotiated)
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


Recommended Gear Lists:

  • Good wind/rain jacket
  • Warm fleece jacket or jersey
  • Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
  • Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
  • A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Other necessary equipment:

  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel


Whatever conditions the stated itinerary follow, are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.


Whatever conditions the stated itinerary follow, are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.


We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.

Trip Price

US $ 1,050 per person

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 8 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 919 meter
  • Max Altitude : 1980 meter
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min - 1

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