Annapurna Siklis Trek

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Trip Overview


The Annapurna Siklis Trek is a captivating adventure that offers a magnificent blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and breathtaking mountain vistas in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek, though lesser-known compared to its popular counterparts, presents an exceptional opportunity for trekkers seeking a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience. Starting from Pokhara, a picturesque city nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, the journey begins with a scenic drive to the trailhead at Bijayapur. The trail also gradually ascends through charming Gurung villages, terraced fields, and dense rhododendron forests, offering glimpses of the surrounding landscapes. As trekkers make their way towards Siklis, a traditional Gurung village known for its rich cultural heritage, they encounter warm hospitality, unique customs, and insights into the local way of life. The village also provides a captivating glimpse into the traditions, architecture, and farming practices of the Gurung community. Continuing further, the trail unfolds breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The pristine beauty of the landscape also enhanced by alpine meadows, cascading waterfalls, and serene glacial rivers that accompany trekkers along the path. One of the highlights of the Annapurna Siklis Trek is the visit to the holy Panchase Lake. It considers sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The tranquil ambiance of the lake, surrounded by lush forests, offers a serene and spiritual experience.

Conclusion and Summary

The trek concludes with a descent to Kalikasthan, followed by a drive back to Pokhara. Throughout the journey, trekkers are treated to panoramic vistas, cultural encounters, and a deep immersion in the natural wonders of the region. The Annapurna Siklis Trek, with its diverse landscapes, cultural experiences, and awe-inspiring vistas, provides a rewarding and memorable adventure for those seeking an off-the-beaten-track trekking experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

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
  • Exploration of Rural Lifestyle in Traditional Approach
  • 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.
  • One of two by flight or by vehicle,Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Esoteric Coupling of Nature and culture.
  • Explore Plenty of Flora and Fauna During Siklis Trek
  • Enjoy the Hospitality of Gurung Community
  • Heaps older ritual culture of ethnic groups.
  • Placid villages and local cuisine is smugness.
  • Neoteric, short and easy trek.
  • Eventually,scrumptious dinner with cultural events in Kathmandu.


Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Friendship World Trek representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed in short about your tour by our guide or tour leader.  If you have any questions or doubts about your trip then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Kathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). We can also visit Swyambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, which was built roughly 2000 years ago.  Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the afternoon, you will be meeting with your trekking guide and will check all the necessary things. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Flight or Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu

In an in the early hours morning you will leave from the hotel for scenic drive (or flight) towards Pokhara along the Prithivi Highway (approx. 6 hours). During the wonderful drive along the great natural landscape, you will have the chance to view rural communities and the range of culture along the Highway. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to trek departure point, trek to Kharpani (1280m)

We will take off from Pokhara in the morning and head to our departure point.  From here, we will walk to Kharpani, a beautiful village surrounded by forests with views of terraced hillsides. Overnight stay at tent.

Day 05: Trek from Kharpani to Ghalekharka (1500m)

Today our trail leads us to Ghalekharka from Kharpani.  We have an easy trial ahead of us, so we have plenty of photo opportunities and we are in no rush to get to our destination.  After arriving, we can have some rest and take lunch. Overnight stay at a tent.

Day 06: Trek from Ghalekharka to Nyauli Kharka (1650m)

From Ghalekharka we will head towards Nyauli Kharka after taking our breakfast. Along the way, we are in awe at the beautiful valley and cascading waterfalls. Overnight stay at a tent in Nyauli Kharka

Day 07: Trek from Nyauli Kharka to Parche/Siklis village

After breakfast, we head to Parche or Siklies village. Today’s journey is a highlight of our trip. Besides the always impressive landscape, we will experience and learn about the Gurung community. Overnight stay at a tent.

Day 08: Trek from Parche/Siklis to Chansu/Yangiakot

On this day you will arrive at Chansu or Yangiakot from Parche or Siklies village, depending on your interest, time, and energy. The scenery today is similar to yesterday. Here, you will enjoy the views as the trail is simple and refreshing. Overnight stay at a tent.

Day 09: Trek from Chansu/Yangiakot to Kalikasthan

Today we head to Kalikasthan from Chansu or Yangiakot. Kalikasthan is another beautiful location for the trek, surrounded by meadows and forests, with the ever present Himalaya in the background. We will have a traditional Nepali lunch along the way.
Overnight stay at a tent.

Day 10: Trek from Kalikasthan to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

On this day you will trek by descending to Nayapul all the way through the refined countryside in the valley of Modi Khola. Upon arrival, we will drive to Pokhara. On this day, you will travel down from Ghandruk Seuli Bazaar. Pokhara is a most famous tourism and adventure destination.  We can take the rest of the day to explore.  Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 11: Flight / Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara

From Pokhara you will return to Kathmandu taking nearly 6 to 7 hours. On the way you can enjoy the beautiful scenery from the windows and if you want you can stop the bus and capture some photographs. On the way you can take your lunch. Celebratory dinner in Kathmandu in the evening.  Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 12: Final Departure from Kathmandu

On this day you will be back from Kathmandu taking a flight from Tribhuva International Airport. You are staying away from your home town. So, after onwards you will return your own hometown or onward destination.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights and 7 days of food and accommodation during trek with tent
  • Transportation from Kathmandu – Pokhara – trekking departure point, and Nayapul – Pokhara – Kathmandu after trek
  • English speaking local expert guide ( porters,cook,sharpa and helper)
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Annapurna Conversation Area Permit (ACAP)
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast, two nights’ accommodation in Pokhara at bed and breakfast
  • Airport transfers and escort
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
  • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, etc.)
  • Tent, mattress, and other equipment for trekking
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Trekking achievement certificate
  • Souvenir as Friendship World Trek Tshirt and Cap

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa Fee
  • International flight
  • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Hot shower during trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking.
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