This beautiful camping trek is a great introduction to the beauty of the Annapurna range and to the Buddhist Gurung culture. Siklis is one of the largest Gurung villages in Nepal and offers an opportunity to learn about this unique traditional culture. A model trekking village, Siklis is a central part of the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA).
On this trek, we explore the northern side of Pokhara, which offers amazing views of the entire Annapurna range. You will see Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Fish Tail and other giants from a uniquely scenic angle. This moderate trek starts and ends in Pokhara and goes no higher than 2000 metres, a great , short trek for anyone coming from lower elevations.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara, on the shores of scenic Phewa Lake..
Day 02: Pokhara to Thulakot
Drive to Bijaypur Khola (river) and then on to Thulakot, with the ruins of a hilltop fortress and views over Pokhara. Overnight in our camp.
Day 03: Thulakot to Taprang (5 hours)
Trek through spectacular scenery to the village of Taprang with its steep terraced hillsides. Overnight in Taprang.
Day 04: Taprang to Lamakhet (5 hours)
Trek to Lamakhet, a picturesque village along the Modi river. Overnight in Lamakhet.
Day 05: Lamakhet to Siklis (4 hours)
Trek to Siklis, passing Parju Village along the way.
Day 06: A rest day
Explore Siklis and take the opportunity to observe the daily life of the Buddhist Gurung people.
Day 07: Siklis to Thumke-Danda (5 hours)
Trek to Thumke-Danda and overnight.
Day 08: Thumke-Danda to Pokhara
Trek for approximately 3 hours to Phedi Khola and then drive to Pokhara (4 hour drive).
Airport Pick up/drop, 2 nights accommodation in kathmandu & 2 nights in Pokhara at tourist standard hotel, sightseeing in around kathmandu valley by private vehicle and a professional city guide, all inclusive trek such as Ground transportation, necessary permits entrance fees, professional guide, porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipments, accommodation at lodges en route, all food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with tea/coffee, etc.
Beverages, Tips, your insurance, personal/natural expenses, Food in Kathmandu & Pokhara. Visa fee, International Airticket.