Sikles Trekking

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A short trek to Sikles is a perfect idea for your holiday vacation in Nepal. If you want to get involved in the Mother Nature of Nepal while engaging with local people, then the Sikles trek is worth it trek. So why Sikles trek so popular and loved among most of the trekkers?

Sikles is basically a village that lies in the Kaski district of Nepal, which unfolds the beauty of Nature. The beautiful countryside of Nepal is a part of the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA), which takes you to the corner of the Annapurna region. Sikles is established as the model trekking route as the internal part of eco-route. The place is well-suited for those trekkers who don’t want to trek at high altitude. You can enjoy the beautiful Sikles trek just at the altitude of 2000m above sea level. So don’t worry if your body struggles or feels difficult in high altitude places.

The Sikles trek starts from the Pokhara, so explore the Pokhara valley for a few days then start your journey to Sikles. The trial is the off-beaten path that passes through the beautiful green jungle, which gives the best trekking experience with Nature. Additionally, you will get to see the oak, bamboo, and of course, colorful rhododendron trees that look so beautiful in the forest. The variety of birds chirping sounds so good that it feels like you in the pool of birds. Sometimes the path leads you to the stone-paved road and sometimes on dirt off-road, but trust me, you will love the trail to Sikles. 

Sikles trek has been the best secret destination through the forest. So the route is more likely to be raw, which means you might encounter wild animals and other species of flora and fauna. But the trail is completely safe, so you don’t have to worry about anything throughout your journey.

The Sikles trek takes us to the less explored, typically Nepali villages which have been settling down for a long time in the hills of Nepal. The village is also well known for its rustic flair, which means the village lanes are narrow, and the houses are flanked by stone and mud. Moreover, the Sikles village has five traditional neighborhoods that have their own significance in the village community. The village is highly inhabited by the Gurung ethics group, which reflects the true tradition and respect. Sikles village people have a rich culture which you have never seen anywhere around the world. All the villagers follow the Buddhist religion as well as shaman priests (Tribal healer) who conduct the ceremonies in the village, such as marriage, rituals, and illness. If you are lucky, then you might also get a chance to meet Gurkhas, who are well-known soldiers. 

Sikles village is a perfect example of a self- sustainable community because all the food is grown locally, and even the electricity is created from local hydropower. Your trek to Sikles gets more interesting when you get involved in local handicraft production and their cultural festival. Besides that, if you have never seen the ancient water-driven flour mills in your life, then Sikles villages give you a chance to experience the traditional flour mills.

Well, the village is settled on the ridge of the hill, which overlooks the vast valley beneath the village and also towers of beautiful mountains. Moreover, the Sikles village is considered as the best spot to see the brilliant panoramic view of snow-capped mountains Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7524m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), and Lanjung (6983m). Sometimes you can see the avalanche thundering down off on the snowy mountains side. 

We make a trip to Sikles and explore the amazing unexplored areas to snap a beautiful memory of life then return back to the Pokhara from where we have started our journey. 

Important Things to Be Remember 

If you are visiting Kathmandu for the Sikles trek, then make sure that you arrive a day earlier before the trek. The reason behind the recommendation is when you arrive a day earlier; then you have time to take a rest. You can even get information about the trekking route from us. Moreover, there is time to buy the trekking equipment if you miss some of the equipment from your list. 

Therefore, you can enjoy the trek to Sikles at the fullest without looking tired, so you can make an unforgettable memory in Nepal. 

Travel Season for Sikles Trek

The perfect time is the most important thing, whether you are traveling around the world or trekking in a specific place. 

When it comes to the best season for the Sikles trek, then spring (March to May) is perfect when the weather is clear, and the forest is covered with green vegetation. The spring season also brings out the vibrant color of Nature with different types of flora and fauna. You can feel the warm, engaging atmosphere after the harsh winter. 

Besides that, autumn (September to November) is also the best season of the year. The surroundings are cool with fresh air and the perfect time to enjoy your journey in the countryside environment. Moreover, you can see the crystal clear view of the snow-capped mountain range. 

Sikes trek can also be performed during the winter season since the Sikles is not at a higher altitude. So the days are sunny and chilly during the night. 

Apart from this, it is reasonable not to trek during the monsoon time (June to August) because the whole trail becomes muddy due to rainfall. You even cannot enjoy the Himalayas due to cloudy weather. 

Now, it’s your decision to choose the season for your Sikles trek.

How About the Difficulty of the Trek?

Well, the Sikles trek is considered an easy trek, so you don’t have to worry about the fitness level. If you can walk for hours, then you can easily perform the Sikles trek in Nepal. However, if you feel any problem during the trek, then, our expert guide will help you to overcome the obstacle.

Gear list for Sikles Trek

The gear list depends upon the season you choose to travel. However, the common gears for trekking are:

  • Trekking shoes and a pair of socks.
  • Good quality of the down jacket.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hiking shorts
  • Warm gloves
  • Light jacket and pullovers
  • T-shirts
  • Hiking shorts

Besides that, other gear lists are also suggested for trekking such as:

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Lip balm
  • Sandals
  • Hiking poles (To make a trek much easier)
  • Toiletries: toilet paper, anti-bacterial hand wash

Conclusion

Make your beautiful journey to the Sikles trek with Global International. We make your journey the most memorable of your entire life. So pack your backpack and fly to Nepal for a beautiful Sikles trek.

 

Day 1: Pokhara to Lamakhet/Yangjakot (5 hours)

Trek to Lamakhet, a picturesque village along the Modi River.  Overnight in Lamakhet/Yangjakot.

Day 2: Lamakhet/Yangjakot to Sikles Village (5/6 hours)

Trek to Siklis, passing Parju Village along the way.

Day 3: Rest day at Sikles.

Explore Sikles and take the opportunity to observe the daily life of the Buddhist Gurung people.

Day 4: Siklis to Ghale Kharka (5 hours)

Trek to Ghalekharka via Tara hilltop overnight at Ghalekharka.

Day 5: Ghale Kharka –Pokhara via Sardi Khola.

Trek for approximately 3 hours to Sardi Khola and then drive to Pokhara (2 hours drive).

  • An experienced  insured and equipped English speaking Guide
  • Internal flights and land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Good standard Hotel ( 3*) accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • 3 meals during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation on trek 
  • Tims permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • Insured and equipped porter as on IPPG rules
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for Guide and other trek staff
  • Lunch and dinner in the city
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, changes of flight and itinerary
  • Personal drinks and Bar Bill

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