Siklish Trekking

Siklis-TrekkingBUNA’S fabulous starts with a scenic sweeping flight across the Himalayan Panorama to Pokhara Valley, second largest valley of Nepal, where the adventure begins, here one can witness the magnificent snowy panorama from Mt. Dhaulagiri to the Annapurna range, Lamjung and Manaslu in the east. The famous Mt. Maccahapuchare, the Fish Tail stands dominantly towering towards the clear blue sky. A mesmerizing journey through the foothill of the great Himalayan range of mountains passing through verdant alpine forests and traditional Gurung villages. This trip allows you to be in the midst of traditional local villages an unspoiled area and in the less trekked region by westerners.

Trip Highlight: “an elusive walking journey in the eastern Annapurna region with grand views and scenery’s of the massive Annapurna-Lamjung and Manaslu range of snow capped mountains, in the rural farm area’s, traditional villages, a perfect short adventure in the comfort of high Himalayas.

Trip profile:
Mode of Trekking: Camping
Trip Grade: moderate
Trekking days: 8-9 days.
Total Trip: 13-14 days. (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: In Kathmandu. Half day sightseeing tour.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu / Pokhara. Drive & Trek to Mardi Khola. 30 minutes flight with 2 hours walk) to Lampatha.

Day 04: Trek to Khairpani. (5 hours walk).

Day 05: Trek to Ghale Kharka. (5 hours walk)

Day 06: Trek to Nyauli Kharka. (4-5hours walk).

Day 07: Trek to Siklis. ( 5 hours walk).

Day 08: At Siklis rest day for local exploration.

Day 09: Trek to Lamokhet. (5 hours walk).

Day 10: Trek to Kalikathan. (5 hours walk).

Day 11: Trek to Lake Begnas for Lunch & drive to Pokhara. at Lake side. ( 2 hours walk 1 hour drive).

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu. Day 13: In Kathmandu at leisure. Day 14: International Departure. – Transfer to airport for flight home ward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.1,300m via respective airlines.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by BUNA staff and transfer you respective Hotels, where BUNA guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do’s and don’t and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.

Day 02: In Kathmandu. After your first night in Kathmandu,
you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara onwards and 2 hrs trek to Mardipul – Lampath 1,010m
An early morning departure from Kathmandu for the drive to Pokhara, on arrival meet our trekking staffs then begin the trek, from the main highway to Baglung and Jomsom trail diverts following the banks of the Seti River to camp high from the river at Lampatha. From here, the early morning views of the Annapurna Himal are spectacular.

Day 04: Trek to Khairpani 1,370m. 5 hrs.
Leaving the campsite at Lampatha or Mardipul then following the banks of the Seti River upstream. On reaching a small village of Mardipul, it is time for the first stop in the local Chettris and Brahmin villages. Crossing the river, heading north through the villages of Lhachok and Ghachok. These straggling linear settlements provide much human interest. The valley has relatively fertile soils as can be seen from the intensive use of the terraced hillsides. The day’s walk is easy, with a slight altitude gain. Our campsite is at the Gurung village of Dhipang (Khairpani). The wide river terraces of the Seti River narrows into a more pronounced V-shaped gorge where it flows from the source of Mt.Machhapuchare, Annapurna III and IV glacier.

Day 05: Trek to Ghale Kharaka 1,810m. 4-5 hrs.
From Khairpani, trail heads east, crossing the Seti River which is a short distance upstream from the village. Located a few meters downstream are a few small hot springs, although the icy cold water of the Seti is not warm enough for bathing. From here the route climbs steadily through the terraced fields of Khajibung, the path levels off after a short a steep staircase with excellent snow capped mountains scenery. Trek continues towards the ridge, reaching the saddle, before descending to the less visited Gurung village of Chyanglung. After a brief stop here, descend to the Sardi Khola for lunch. After lunch, afternoon walk leads to a steep climb through terraced fields and to the village of Kyabrang. From here a further climb to the top of the ridge brings to the campsite which offers magnificent panoramic views of the Annapurnas and of Mt.Machhapuchare (Fish Tail).

Day 06: Trek to Nauli Kharka. 2,550m. 4-5 hrs.
The next two days of the trek passes through the serene heavily forested ridge, which separates the Seti and Mardi Valley. Morning walk leads through enchanting oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest. For the naturalist, the orchids and birdlife are superb, the trails narrows through well-defined path, but keep a sharp eye open for our guides and fellow trekkers. The morning’s walk is short and lunch in one of the few clearings made by the locals as grazing areas for their water buffalo. In the afternoon continue to ascend on the high ridge at about 2,650m, reaching here, the path contour and gradually descend to the campsite at Baradhara on the lovely pasture.

Day 07: Trek to Siklis 2,030m. 5hrs.
From the camp, slowly descend through thick forest towards the largest Gurung village in the Annapurna region at Siklis. The men folk of Siklis have long had the tradition of supplying some of the finest soldiers in the Gurkha Regiment to both the British and Indian armies. The huge ‘whaleback’ peak of Lamjung Himal 6,986m dominates the skyline above the village, a mere 10 kilometers away. Siklis a fascinating village perched in a beautiful location; here you will have opportunity to chat with ex-Gurkha soldiers who are only pleased to discuss their association with the British and Indian armies, campsite above the village provides stunning views, particularly at sunset and sunrise.

Day 08: At Siklis for local exploration.
Today at leisure free from packing, after a late breakfast, time for short walk around the village or catch up with the dairy.

Day 09: Trek to Lamokhet 920m. 5-6 hrs.
The walk from here leads to a long, steady descent towards the Mardi Khola Valley, some 800 m, which will surely make the knees wobble! On reaching the bottom, follow the river downstream, heading south passing through small farm villages and cultivated fields. Lunch probably will be served at Tabrang Pheding after 2-3 hours of good walk. The area around here is sub-tropical and is backdropped by the soaring snow-capped Himalayan peaks. After lunch the walk is short of few hours and will be camping by the river in the small Chettri and Brahmin settlement of Lamokhet.

Day 10: Kalikathan at Thulokhote 1,540m. 5-6 hrs
Morning walk leads to a path following the river downstream, we cross the Mardi Khola to its east bank, continuing on an easy trail to lunch spot at Bhainse, from here climb steadily through terraced landscapes to Kalikasthan. Campsite is only a short distance further on. An interesting area, it is the site of the Gorkha dynasty. From here in fine conditions there is an unrivalled panorama of the high snow peaks, from Mt.Dhaulagiri 8,167m in the west, to the Annapurnas 8,091m, Manaslu 8,156m. Peak 29 (7,541m) and Himalchuli 7,839m to the east.

Day 11: Trek to Lake Begnas and drive to Pokhara
After a grand morning views of the Himalayan chain of mountains trail diverts on the long descend towards the serene Lake Begnas, morning walk passes through farm terraces and strewn villages on the downhill descent with superb scenery of the surrounding landscapes and finally ending this wonderful walk at Lake Begnas, after lunch (depending upon the time of arrival) board on the Bus for half hour ride to the another beautiful Lake Phewa at Pokhara for the last overnight stop.

Day 12: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
A flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, depending upon the flight time, this scenic flight from Pokhara takes half hour or less to Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow capped peaks can be seen from the plane. Arriving at Kathmandu domestic terminal, BUNA staff will receive and transfer you back to the Hotel.

Day 13: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.
A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley or for scenic mountain flight.

Day 14: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. BUNA staff will take you to the airport for your final departure.

Pokhara is one of the most unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machapuchere on its beautiful lakes.

Pokhara is situated in the mid western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu, and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with a sweeping panoramic views of the mid east to western Himalayan ranges.

Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa and Phewa.

The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South. Among these high peaks it is the towering majestic Mt. Machapuchere (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range. Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal’s most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begins from this remarkable place and it’s a also an ideal spot for all types of holiday makers.

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