Annapurna Siklis Trek

  • Duration 9
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Tea House
  • Accommodation
  • Max. Altitude 2200
  • Activity Trekking,hikking and climbing
  • Group Type Private
  • Group Size 1+
  • Best Season spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Short and easy camping trekking off the beaten trail
  • Unspoiled trek in Annapurna and Siklis village tour with local guide
  • Cultural experience, Himalayan View and jungle excursion.

Annapurna Siklis Trek Overview

The Siklis trek is a classical renowned trekking destination of Annapurna region highlighting the untamed nature and locale of the mountains living undisturbed on the setting of fascinating natural beauty. The Siklis trekking is a popular short trek to a protected traditional village of Annapurna Sanctuary called Siklis inhabited by Gurung civilization. The Siklis is one of the biggest Gurung village that is resided inside the protected region of Annapurna Conservation Zone. The trekking trail of Siklis is traversing through customary villages, farming lands, beautiful rice fields, ending up in a high elevation region dominated by enchanting panorama views of Mount Fishtail accompanied by other Himalayas. The highlights of Siklis trek are subtropical terrains, rhododendron forests, traditional village settlements, and high elevation meadows on the foothills of Mount Fishtail and Mount Annapurna, untamed solitary mountain civilization of Gurungs and others living in traditional highland lifestyle, wonderful nature and above all close by wide angle of Mount Fishtail and Mount Annapurna etc.

The travelers after landing and resting at Pokhara drive towards Bijaypur Khola and from there start following the trekking trail to village called Kalikasthan and get boarded for overnight. The next day the travelers move towards village called Lama Khet and get boarded there for overnight. The travelers after passing through Lama Khet follows the trekking trail to village of Sikles. The travelers get overnight stay at the village of Siklis for sightseeing. The travelers returning from Siklis village travel to Neuli Kharka or forest camp and finally land on Ghale Gaon. The Ghale Gaon is a traditional mountain village of Ghale community. The travelers get overnight rest at Ghale Gaon for sightseeing. The next day the travelers move towards Hyamja village and from there they take land vehicle to Pokhara City.

Siklis Trek best time of year

The Siklis Trek in Nepal is a beautiful trekking route that takes you through the Annapurna region, offering stunning views of the Himalayas, charming villages, and diverse landscapes. The best time to embark on the Siklis Trek is during the following seasons:

Spring (March to May): This is considered the best time for trekking in Nepal, including the Siklis Trek. The weather is mild, and the hillsides are covered in colorful rhododendron blooms. The skies are generally clear, providing excellent visibility of the surrounding mountain ranges.

Autumn (September to November): Another favorable time for the Siklis Trek is during autumn. The weather remains dry and stable, and the visibility is excellent. The landscapes are vibrant with lush greenery, and you can enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains.

During these seasons, the temperature is generally pleasant during the day, ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F) at lower elevations. However, as you ascend to higher altitudes, the temperature drops, especially at night. It is important to pack warm clothing to protect yourself from the cold.

While spring and autumn are the most popular seasons, the Siklis Trek can be done in other months as well. However, it’s worth noting that the summer monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall and cloud cover, which may limit visibility and make the trails muddy and slippery. The winter season (December to February) brings colder temperatures and higher chances of snowfall, particularly at higher elevations.

Before planning your trek, it’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast and trail conditions, as weather patterns can vary from year to year. Additionally, be prepared with appropriate gear, including sturdy trekking shoes, warm clothing, a good sleeping bag, and other essential trekking equipment.

Day to Day Itinerary
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Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola and then trek to Ghalekharka (1,430 meters).

Trek from Ghalekharka to Bhujung (1,690 meters).

Trek from Bhujung to Lamakhet (920 meters).

Trek from Lamakhet to Siklis (1,980 meters)

Trek from Siklis to Neuli Kharka (2,310 meters).

Trek from Neuli Kharka to Ghale Gaon (2,070 meters).

Trek from Ghale Gaon to Hyangja and then drive to Pokhara.

Drive or fly back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Altitude Chart

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • both way transport Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.
Cost Excludes
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.
Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from beginning March to May and from frist -September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you’ve made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
Useful Info

Trekking Equipment list: 2024 Siklis Trek,

  •  Jeans or slacks
  • Towel and toilet kit
  • Underwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
  • Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
  • Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
  • Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
  • Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
  • Flashlight
  • Walking Boot
FAQs
  • The Annapurna Siklis Trek is a moderate trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers stunning views of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna II and Lamjung Him

  • The Annapurna Siklis Trek typically takes around 7 to 10 days to complete, depending on the specific itinerary and side trips. The actual duration may vary based on your pace and the time spent exploring.

  • The best time to undertake the Annapurna Siklis Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer the best weather and clear mountain views.

  • The Annapurna Siklis Trek is considered a moderate trek with some challenging sections. It is suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness. The highest point of the trek is around 2,300 meters (7,546 feet).

  • To undertake the Annapurna Siklis Trek, you will need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

  • Accommodation during the Annapurna Siklis Trek is typically in tea houses or lodges along the route. These are basic but comfortable, with shared rooms and common dining areas. Hot showers may be available for an extra charge.

  • Altitude sickness is generally not a concern on the Annapurna Siklis Trek, as the maximum altitude is relatively low. However, it’s still important to acclimatize properly and drink plenty of water.

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