After Bhujung, Sikles is home to the second-largest Gurung settlement in Nepal. Enriched in culture, lifestyles, inspiring stone-built houses, and scenic mountains of Annapurna make Sikles Trek popular among trekkers in recent times. Just at 2,000 metres altitude, this hummock is near Pokhara and sits adjacent to Begnas Lake, a prominent lake of Kaski.
Every route to trekking in Nepal you name, you won't miss spelling one from the Annapurna region. Graced with natural aesthetics, the wildlife, and mighty mountains, the greenery terrace of this region lures thousands of visitors each year. Amidst all treks in Annapurna, the Sikles trek in recent times is becoming the most admired destination by travellers.
Let's explore some elements that make Sikles village becoming a hot cake for trekking destinations.
Sikles is home to the indigenous Gurung tribe. These Gurung communities are Tibetan descendants. By the passing of time, the Tibetan culture moulded into Nepalese culture and captivated the tourists for cultural Sikles trek.
The distinct characteristics of Gurung village in Sikles are the stone-paved alleys and stone-built houses. The Gurung attires are also an attraction among the trekkers. Further, ethnic cuisines and locally brewed alcohols are favourites for snacks and dinner.
Gurung people in Sikles village sing Rodi, singing Nepali songs but in a typical Gurung ascent and style. Also, the Gurung people celebrate Lhosar, which falls in December. It's a prominent festival in the Lunar calendar. If you manage to trek Cycles during ethnic festivals or on special occasions, you'll get the chance to behold the cultural opulency here.
Sikles trek also gives you insight into the life of retired Gurkha regiments. The brave Gurkha, who served in the British and decided to return to Nepal for retired life, are the most in number. If they're open to chatting about their military life, you may sit for hours listening to their war battles and uncompromising bravery.
Sikles village is an ideal place for undisturbed viewing of mountains in the Annapurna range. On top, you'll catch glimpses of central mountains without trekking much higher. Its low altitude setting is thus best for family trips of all kinds.
Annapurna I at 8,091 metres, Machhapuchhre at 6,993 metres, Lamjung Himal at 6,983 metres, Manaslu at 8,163, and other mountains are visible from Sikles. Further, the serene hiking trails, rhododendron blossom, and oak and pine trees make the day hike best.
In recent years, travellers have also preferred an extended tour to Kapuche Lake and Kori from Sikles.
Kori is the heaven of wildflowers and mountains all around. It sits at 3,800 metres, making it an ideal viewpoint in the Annapurna region. The appealing natural scenery throughout Kori Trek makes your hike joyous. On top, there's a lesser chance of getting altitude sickness.
Another trip from Sikles village is Kapuche Lake Trek. Surprisingly, Kapuche is the lowest glacier lake at just 2,450 metres. The turquoise water of Kapuche lake sits beneath a glacier and a peak. In 2020, a video of an avalanche at Kapuche went viral on social media triggering people to give a shot to Kapuche Lake Trek.
Comfortable hikes and quick access from Pokhara make this Kori Trek and Kapuche Lake Trek a hot cake in recent years.
Sikles' trekking journey begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We'll drive to Bijayapur Khola for an hour and Kalikasthan for four hours from Pokhara. Overnight at Kalikasthan.
Following the route, we'll hike to Lamachaur via Mardi Khola. We'll trek through Bhaise and Nawal Danda, two major villages on today's hike route. Overnight at Lamachaur.
We'll reach Sikles with a 7 hours hike from Lamachaur. The magnificent glimpses of the Annapurna range keep entertaining the day hike. Overnight at Sikles.
After a day at Sikles, we'll hike to Ghale Gaun, Dhibrang, and Pokhara in the next two days. We'll stay a day at Pokhara for sightseeing and relaxation.
We'll fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara the next day.
We provide tea house-based accommodation throughout Sikles Trek. Also, if you wish Kapuche Lake trek and Kori trek, we'll arrange the accommodations accordingly. Further, at Sikles and Ghale Gaun, people love to accommodate in homestay. The homestay accommodation lets you enjoy the ethnic dishes in the Gurung settlement.
At Kathmandu and Pokhara, you'll get a three-star hotel for accommodation.
Thus, the Sikles trek is best for cultural visit too.
Sikles trek is not particularly a trek. It's more like multiple days of a hike to the wonderful locale of the Annapurna region. The altitude of just 2,000 metres of Sikles village won't create any issues of altitude sickness. The further hike to Kapuche Lake is also best when you visit Sikles.
The six long hiking hours are tiring, but with some physical fitness, anyone can complete this trip.
Trekking to Sikles is best during Spring and Autumn. The mild temperature, clear weather, and best scenery in these months are worth the hike. Also, the lush forests, rhododendrons, and wild flowers make the landscape vivid.
Sikles Trek for Autumn 2022 reservation with World Expedition Nepal
World Expedition Nepal has fixed departures for Sikles Trek for Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023.
Our fixed departures for this trek in Autumn are already selling fast. Also, we organise this trip for limited clients. Thus, if you're looking for this trip at the best affordable rate, feel free to contact us.
Get in touch with our tour manager Mr. Sujan Neupaney to learn more about our Annapurna region Trekking for Autumn 2022. Or you can send an email to email@example.com or call directly on WhatsApp at +9779851212358.
Once you land in Kathmandu valley at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will meet a representative from your travel agency.
You will go to your hotel and settle there. After taking a rest for a while, you can talk to your guide provided by your travel agency.
You can take a short walk around Basantapur Durbar Square premises in the evening. You can also walk through the alley of Asan, Indra Chowk, and Thamel.
You can have dinner in a local café or restaurant. Later you can retire to your hotel room to sleep early.
On your second day, you will drive to Pokhara after having breakfast.
Once you are in Pokhara, you will go to your hotel and relax.
You can go to the Lakeside of Phewa and enjoy the evening walk. You can even go boating on Phewa lake if you feel like it.
After dinner, you can return to your hotel and prepare for the next day's trek.
After breakfast in Pokhara, you will take a bus to Bhurjung Khola. It doesn't take long to reach there.
You can start your trek from Bhurjung Khola. You will make your way to the Ghale Kharka.
Mesmerizing the views of the beautiful landscapes and farmlands, you will have to walk for around 6 hours. You will cross ridges, rivers, streams, etc.
You will also walk through the Chialung village, and then Sardi Khola, to Khaibrang.
Then, you will reach a lovely village named Ghale kharka. It is a traditional village of the Gurung community.
You will spend a night over here at a small and cozy teahouse.
You will love the village even more in the morning. You will heat your way to the Tara Hilltop on the fourth day after having breakfast.
You will have to climb uphill and walk across the thick forest. You will miss the fantastic views on the trail.
After trekking for approx 7 hours, you will get to the destination of the day, i.e., Tara Hilltop.
You can see dozens of mountains from this location. You will be able to see the Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal, and a couple of other peaks.
You will have comfortable accommodation at a hotel, and after some dinner, you can take a rest.
The following day, you can relish the mind-blowing sunrise from Tara hilltop.
You can have your breakfast here and get your trek started.
Continue walking through the trail. You will keep on getting excellent views of mountains, landscapes, and rivers. You will cross some small bridges on the way.
After approx 6 hours trek, you will reach Sikles village. Sikles is the village of the Gurung community. They are warm and friendly people. The hospitality that they will offer you is unbelievably excellent. You can enjoy walking around the village.
You can taste the local cuisines and watch the traditional 'Ghato' dance.
You will stay at a cozy lodge after a hearty dinner.
If you wake up early and start your trek, you will get to Yanjakot in no less than 6 hours.
After early breakfast, you will head towards Yangjakot. You will cross the Tanting to reach your destination for the day.
Tanting is also one charming village with Gurung people. You will pass this village, and following the wide off-road trail, you will get to Yanjakot around dusk.
You will stay here for a night at a hotel.
You can enjoy the sunrise from Yangjakot. Yangjakot offers an astounding view of mountains and landscapes.
You will enjoy it more if the sky is clear and blue.
You will start your trek after breakfast and walk for around 5 hours. You will pass the ruins of a hilltop fortress.
You can see the trail's beautiful and fantastic view of the Pokhara valley.
Once you reach Kalikastan, you can settle in your hotel and take a rest. After a nice dinner, you can go to sleep early.
Kalikastan offers you a magnificent view of the Pokhara valley and, of course, Annapurna and Machhapuchhare peaks.
Kalikastan is an unspoiled cultural village that is yet to find its popularity. It provides you with delicious local cuisine with astonishing views.
After you explore this village for a while, you will trek down to Begnas lake. You can trek for approx 4 hours and reach the begnas lake.
From Begnas lake, you will take a bus and drive towards the hotel room first.
You will refresh yourself, and you can do some sightseeing in Pokhara.
You can go to the Davis fall and Mahendra cave. You can also pay respect to Talbarahi temple, in the middle of the Phewa lake.
In the evening time, you can walk around the lakeside, and after having a meal, you can return to your hotel.
You will have breakfast in Pokhara and get on a bus to Kathmandu.
Enjoying the views of the Trishuli river and landscapes, you can reach Kathmandu in around 6 hours.
Once you reach Kathmandu, you can take a rest. If you feel like going out, you can take a short walk in the alleys of busy streets. You can do some souvenir shopping.
After a meal, you can go to your hotel room to sleep.
Finally, it's your last day in Kathmandu. If you haven't bought any souvenirs, you can do some last-minute shopping.
Your hotel and travel agency will give you a pleasant and proper farewell. Then, your travel agency's representative will take you to the airport.
Don't forget that you must be inside Tribhuvan International Airport 2 hours before departure time.
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