• Siklesh Trekking (Royal Trek)

Siklesh Trekking (Royal Trek)

Trip Facts :

Program Code: TT-HS05
Duration: 10 days
Program Type: Trekking
Maximum Altitude: 3140m.
Mode of Travel: Teahouse
Start Trip: Kalikasthan
End Trip: Chitwan
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Overview

Siklesh trekking is also known as the Royal Trek which is a wonderful place for trekking located to the northeast side of Pokhara valley at about 2000m elevation and is well known for its well preserved Gurung culture as it is considered as the second largest gurung village of Nepal.The major attraction of this village is traditional Gurung lifestyle, handicraft production, local cloth weaving tradition and the ancient water-driven flourmills. The flower forest of rhododendron is also one of the highlight of this region.since, the village lies in the shadow of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal; one can observe the panoramic view of these two peaks. This place is also famous as a point from where one can observe avalanches thundering down of the mountain sides. This is one of the areas where only a few tourists can be seen.

Equipment list

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes I described in this site. Depending on the area and season, I will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Many of the items on the list are available in Nepal. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal Himalayas.

Clothing

  • Lightweight walking boots.
  • If new one is being bought, “walk them in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
  • A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet.
  • Warm jacket. Fiber fill or down should be adequate. This is especially essential during winter, from December to February.
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential.
  • Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu.
  • Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
  • Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
  • Thermal underwear. Which is excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months.
  • A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
  • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts.
  • 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
  • A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
  • A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  •  A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
  • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
  • “Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipment & Accessories

  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
  • Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a book etc.
  • Water bottle.
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses.
  • 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
  • 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
  • Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
  • Toiletries with large and small towels.
  • Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
  • Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
  • Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
  • An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
  • Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional) – an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photographs.

Day 01: Upon arrival at Tribhuvwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 hrs drive/30min flight) and overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Pokhara to Kalikasthan via Begnas Lake, overnight at camp.

Day 04: Kalikasthan to Lamachour, overnight at camp.

Day 05: Lamachour to Sikles village, overnight at camp.

Day 06: Fullday explore around Sikles and overnight at camp.

Day 07: Sikles to Bhaisikharka, and overnight at camp.

Day 08: Bhaisikharka to Ghale Gaon, and overnight at tea house.

Day 09: Ghale Gaon to Besisahar via Khudi, and overnight at hotel.

Day 10: After breakfast transfer to your next destination (Kathmandu, Chitwan or Sunauli).

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.
Upon arrival at Tribhuvwan International Airport, our Trip and Trek representative will assist you and transfers to the hotel. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (6hrs drive/30min flight).
After the breakfast, our expert guide will assist you at your hotel with luxurious vehicle. Around six hours drive along with Prithvi Highway takes you to the beautiful city Pokhara. Pokhara is a tourist paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves and temples of Buddhist and Hindu along with mountains. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

Day 03: Pokhara to Kalikasthan via Begnas Lake.
After the breakfast in the hotel, 30 minute drive to Begnas Lake. Then the trail ascends quite steeply passing through the rice terrace and mixed ethnic group inhabitance, with breathtaking mountains panoramic vista.  Overnight at Kalikasthan on a tented camp.

Day 04: Kalikasthan to Lamachour.
After the breakfast, we trek down hill to river valley passing through the waterfalls. Overnight at Lamachour on a tent camp.

Day 05: Lamachour to Sikles.
After the breakfast at Lamachour, climb up to Sikles through dense rhododendron forest. Sikles is the Nepal’s second largest gurung village from where you can see the Himalayan panorama and close view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Manaslu. Overnight at tent camp.

Day 06: Full day explore around Sikles.

The 6th day of the journey is the excursion day around the Gurung village of sikles. The major attraction of this village is traditional Gurung lifestyle, handicraft production, local cloth weaving tradition and the ancient water driven flourmills. The flower forest of rhododendron is also one of the highlight of this region. Overnight at tent camp.

Day 07: Sikles to Bhaisikharka.
After breakfast, the journey to the next destination of the day begins. It takes about six hours trek from Sikles to Bhaisikharka. Overnight at tent camp.

Day 08: Bhaisikharka to Ghale Gaon.
After breakfast at camp, the trek descends down towards Ghale Goan. On the way, the trail passes through the rhododendron forest. Ghale Gaun was named as second village tourism destination after Sirubari of Syanja, after 2056 B. S. From Ghale Gaun, we can see the panoramic view of many Himalayas, such as Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli, and Manasulu in the East, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna on the North and the peak of Machhapuchare on the west. Overnight at tent camp or village homestay.

Day 09: Ghale Gaon to Besisahar, via Khudi.
After the breakfast, trek down from Ghale Gaon to Khudi. On the way you will pass through dense jungle and Lama Gaon. Lunch on a local restaurant at Khudi. Again trek from Khudi to Besisahar along the bank of Marsyangdi River. Besisahar is the headquarter of Lamjung district. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Transfer to the next destination.
After the breakfast in the morning, transfer to your next destination (Kathmandu, Chitwan or Sunauli).

Cost Include

  • Annapurna conservation area permits,
  • Trekking Map of Annapurna region
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek,
  • Join Nepali Cultural Program with dinner,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements,
  • Hotel in Pokhara on BB plan,
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
  • Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
  • Medical kit box
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • Trekking Equipments
  • All government tax
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
  • All necessary transportation while sightseeing
  • Airport picks up and drops with an escort.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
  • Your travel insurance,
  • International flight and departure tax,
  • Any expense of personal nature,
  • Nepal entry visa fee,
  • Any kinds of Bar bills,
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
  • Rescue operation.

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