Siklis Trek | 0 USD

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Primary Activity: Hiking, Trekking, Sightseeing
Duration: 11 Days Trip Code:
Trip Grade Soft Max-Altitude: 1980m (Siklis)
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Mountain lodge during the trek
Group size: Minimum 2 Transportation: Combination of private and public transport
Trip Start: Kathmandu Trip End: Kathmandu
Route: Pokhara- Bijaypur Khola- Kalikasthan- Lamakhet- Siklis- Bhaisikharka- Ghalegaon- Besisahar
Departure Dates Any
Best Season March to May, Mid September to Mid December
Trip Notes/ Guideline on Itinerary Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the rewarding services at some of the most sophisticated hotels in Nepal 
  • Sightseeing tour to some of the famous cultural landmarks to gain a better understanding of the culture
  • Exclusive shopping and entertainment to observe modern yet cultural side of Nepal
  • A chance to encounter the ethnic group of Nepal and to have a better know how about their day to day life.
  • A chance to explore the lake city “Pokhara”.
  • Enchanting views of Mt. Annapurna I, Mt.Manaslu, Mt.Dhaulagiri and other 19 snowcapped mountains.
     

Trip Overview

Siklis Trek is a short yet fascinating trek that lies in the foothill of the Annapurna. It is a newly developed trekking trail that provides you an opportunity to come across the beautiful villages nestled by the Gurungs one of the major ethnic group of the country. It is also home to the Gurkha warriors well renowned for their bravery in the whole world. The trail passes through the rhododendron forest at times as well as through the beautiful terraced hills at times. Siklis trek offers the panoramic views if the Annapurna range, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal. The trek also is great to learn about the tradition and culture of the people living in the area that has been prevailing since many decades.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive to Bijaypur Khola and trek trek to Kalikasthan
Day 05: Trek to Lamakhet
Day 06: Trek to Siklis
Day 07: Trek to Bhaisikharka
Day 08: Trek to Ghalegaon
Day 09: Trek to Besisahar via Khudi 
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu

TRIP INCLUDES:

  • Airport pickups and Drop using private vehicle.
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program and Farewell dinner at one the finest restaurant in Thamel.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at ‘Hotel Blue Horizon’ or similar category with breakfast.
  • 1 night accommodation in Pokhara at ‘Hotel Batika’ or similar category with breakfast.
  • A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley with inclusive of an English speaking local tour guide and transportation.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by Tourist coach. (private transportation can be arranged with extra charge) 
  • Transfer: Besisahar to Kathmandu by local bus. (Private transportation can be arranged upon request with extra charge)
  • Accommodations in Teahouse/Mountain Lodge or Homestay during the trek 
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • One Trekking guide (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained)and their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses(salary, food, accommodation equipment’s and insurance)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Card
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request).Needs to be returned after trip completion.
  • Company’s duffel bag(Upon request) , and T-shirt(As a souvenir)
  • First Aid Kit(Carried by your trek guide)
  • Trekking Map 

TRIP EXCLUDES:

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Dinner and lunch in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages ,confectionaries ,laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bar bills, showers, internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc
  • Extra porter if you require
  • Personal trekking equipment’s
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation 
  • Tips of guide, porters and driver as a token of appreciation
  • All applicable monument entrance fees for sightseeing tours in Kathmandu
  • Anything not mentioned under the topic “Trip Includes”

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Meals included: Dinner

Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. He/she will escort you to the respective hotel in a private vehicle comfortably. Your prior trip meeting will be scheduled on the very day at the hotel before dinner. However, our airport representative will give you a brief idea about the second day’s schedule on your way to the hotel. During the meeting we will introduce you to your leader/guide. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about your trek or anything that is related to your trip. To make you feel comfortable, we schedule a welcome dinner for you in a popular restaurant in the city where you can enjoy authentic Nepali meal along with cultural programs including ethnic dance and songs. 
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
 
Day 02:  Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley (1400m) and Trek preparation day
Meals included: Breakfast

After the breakfast, you will be visiting the different places in Kathmandu. There are many historic and cultural places that are of great significance in Kathmandu. You will get to see the major attractions of the city along with our professional guide and a private vehicle. The following are the major places that you will visit:
You will be visiting to Patan Durbar Square, which has been listed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site .You, can enjoy the age old cultural heritage of the city. Boudhanath and Swayambhunath a sacred pilgrimage of the Buddhist and Pashupatinath, a very famous Hindu temple are the attraction of today’s sightseeing program. 
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820 m) (approx. 6-7 hours) 
Total duration: 6-7 hours (Bus Ride) 
Meals included: Breakfast 

Today our guide will pick you up from the hotel and will escort you to the bus stop to catch the early morning bus tourist coach to Pokhara. Your journey is going to be a very pleasant one along the Trisuli River up till Muglin. You will have your breakfast and lunch on your way to Pokhara. After almost 6 hours of a pleasant road travel you will reach Pokhara, known as valley of Lakes. Pokhara is the famous valley and probably among the most popular tourists destinations of Nepal. Once you reach Pokhara, you can spend rest of your day exploring the city or Phewa Lake. Night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.  
Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive to Bijaypur Khola and trek to Kalikasthan (approx. 5 hours)
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

After an early breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, you will be heading towards Bijaypur Khola which will take you around an hour drive to reach there. Bijaypur Khola will be the trek starting point for your Siklis Trek. From there on you will be trekking through the rice fields through various villages and through Chautaras which is the traditional resting places in the villages. The trail will further lead you towards Kalikasthan which will be your destination of the day.

Overnight at a lodge/ Homestay in Kalikasthan

Day 05: Trek to Lamakhet (approx. 6 hours)
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

From Kalikasthan you will be heading towards Lamakhet. While on a trek, you will be passing through the local village where you will get an opportunity to learn more about the local and ethnic culture and traditions of the people living in the area. The trek is sort of easy and pleasing as you will get to see the beautiful vistas of the lush green hills and encounter the beautiful villages while walking through the river bank until you reach Lamakhet.

Overnight at a lodge/ Homestay at Lamakhet

Day 06: Trek to Siklis (approx. 6 hours)
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Today you will be starting the trek with a general walking across the river bank until Khilan Gaun. You might also get an opportunity to take a glimpse of the gigantic Mt. Machhapuchhre from the village. From the Khilan Gaun you will take an uphill climb towards another village named Parche. The trails further leads to the steepest climb of the trek till Siklis. Siklis is one of the oldest and largest Gurung Village of the area. Most of the people here are engaged in agriculture and animal herding the people here are also known for their servitude in the Indian and British army. After reaching Siklis, you can spare some time for relaxation and then continue to explore the village. If time permits, you can also visit the Eco Museum to know the better insights of the village and local people.

Overnight at a lodge/ Homestay in Siklis

Day 07: Trek to Bhaisikharka (approx. 6 hours)
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

From Siklis, you will be taking a downhill trek towards Bhaisi Kharka. While trekking, you will be passing through some temples and villages enjoying the beautiful scenery.

 Overnight at a lodge at Bhaisi Kharka.

Day 08: Trek to Ghalegaon (approx. 5 hours)
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Today you will be trekking towards Ghalegaon. Ghalegaon is a small village inhabited by the Gurung and Magar’s of the country. They are the ethnic groups that has been living in the area through many years. As you communicate with them you will learn about the local lifestyle and a lot more about the culture and tradition that they have been giving continuity too. Today you will be trekking through the lush rhododendron forests descending towards Ghalegaon village.

Overnight at a lodge/ Homestay in Ghalegaon. 

Day 09: Trek to Besisahar via Khudi 
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch

Today is the last day of trekking as you will be trekking toward Besisahar as your final destination. You will be following the trail of towards Khudi via Lama Goan. At Khudi, enjoy lunch and trek along the trail above Marshyangdi River to Besisahar. 

Overnight at a lodge in Besisahar.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu 
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Today, you will have a bumpy ride for 2/3 hours on mishmash road till Dumre, then drive in a highway in a tourist coach to Kathmandu. On the way, you can enjoy rural landscapes dominated by lush vegetation and rushing rivers. It will takes around 6/7 hours to reach Kathmandu. On your arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. To make your evening a wonderful eve, we invite you for dinner. You can also feedback about the trip and suggestion to make our service best one.

Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Depart Kathmandu 
Meals included: Breakfast

This is the last day of your trip with us. You can extend you trip for one or two days to visit other interesting places in and out of Kathmandu which is completely optional. If not then one of our staff will escort you to the airport as per your scheduled departure. You can roam around the city and buy souvenirs’ and do shopping to take along with you if your flight is scheduled during late hours.
Moreover, trekker’s safety is always the top priority in any trek. Therefore, the team leader on duty is given every authority to make changes in the itinerary provided, in case of unexpected weather change, unsuitable health condition of a group member or an unforeseen natural disaster. If needed, team leader might also cancel any part of the itinerary. Hence, in such a situation we request you to co-operate with our team leader and remain flexible.)
 

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.
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  • Group Size During Trek

Trekking in Nepal is regarded as rewarding experience for the nature lovers. In our featured website products, we generally run the trip with the minimum of 2 persons in a group. The given program is just a suggested itinerary which can be customized as per the client’s preference.  However, if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families for any number of people we would be happy to arrange a personalized trip only for you in your suitable period of time.
We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you

  • Trek Guides and staff.

For trekking, we provide local experienced trek guide who can communicate well with the guests and explain well about the trails, customs and traditions of the local community living in the area. The role of the trek leader is to ensure that the trip runs smoothly. He will share their local knowledge, co-ordinate the day to day running of the tour. If you have any problems on the tour, please let your Trek Leader know so that steps can be taken to put it right.
We are a well stabilized adventure company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication). We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency. And our guides are intimately familiar with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have good chance to learn Nepali phrases, cultural things and more on your Trekking. Nepal Vision trained its guide/trekking staff on following course.

•    Trekking Guide Training & licensed- Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre
•    Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
•    Intensive Wilderness First Aid KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
•    English Language KEEP
•    Conservation & Biodiversity TAAN
•    Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

  • Trip safety

Once, you confirm your trip, it is our responsibility to make your trip wonderful without creating any difficulties. Hence, we have prepared our itinerary in such a way that it will properly acclimatize you. Also, we request you in advance to have regular exercises and make habits to walk in a daily basis. Similarly, during trek, you will be fully guided by our professional trekking guides and supporting team. They are properly trained in regards to safety and first aid. Even, we have every set up in case of emergency such as high altitude medicine and Gammow Bag (High altitude Chamber bag). Please note High altitude Chamber Bag is used to provide heat in your body and it is available on certain cost. Moreover, to let you familiar with altitude, you are suggested to walk slow and steady and ensure for proper acclimatization.

  • Climate and weather condition during trek

Weather in the mountains is extremely unpredictable. The nights are generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected!

  • Permits and Fees

In Nepal, you most require permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. In case of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.

  • Travel Insurance

While travelling to Nepal, you are requested to have a travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and required to issue from your home land and we do not arrange or sell insurance. 

Travelling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. Your insurer should be well familiar with our itinerary that you have booked and must have agreed to cover all activities being undertaken during trip. Meantime, it is not compulsory that our all the assigned trip are facilities with Heli-rescue. You will not require heli rescue insurance for Tibet Tour as it is not possible to provide such facility. 

  • Altitude Mountain sickness

AMS is the abbreviation for Acute Mountain sickness also termed as the High Altitude Sickness. AMS is one of the challenges that the trekkers/ climbers might face during their climb in the mountains. As you reach higher in the altitude the oxygen level gradually decreases. If a person tries to climb too quickly then there is a higher chance of getting AMS. The major symptoms of AMS is headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tiredness, difficulty in sleeping. However, AMS can be avoided by using some precautionary measures such as drinking plenty of water, eating enough food and walking in the steady pace. Our experienced guides who have been working in the Himalayas will help and instruct you for further measures.
Classic Outdoor will provide a well-qualified and experienced guide who has a good knowledge about AMS as they can recognize the early symptoms and advise medications for instant relief. We have designed our trips in such a way that the clients get full acclimatization and proper rest. You will also be provided with a Gamow bag upon request at an additional charge which is considered a major gear to reduce the effect of AMS. In the worst case scenario, we shall arrange a rescue and evacuation using a helicopter whose cost should be covered by your travel insurance.

  • Acclimatization

We are experts at operating at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our treks are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on hiring basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness, and our leaders are trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

  • Physical Fitness

We strongly recommend our clients for consulting the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel or indicated travel may be inconvenient then inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We strictly maintain hygiene foods on the trek. We carry extensive medical kits and, if the need should ever arise, we are able to evacuate seriously ill group members by helicopter. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.

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