Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration : 8 Days
  • Start - End : Kathmandu - Pokhara
  • Highest Altitude : 2200 m
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Season : Jan-May, Oct-Dec
  • Activity : Trekking
  • Trip Grade : 4


Siklish Trek

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Explore the beautiful siklish trek which lies north of charming pokhara city. The siklish trek is named after the charming village of siklish which is one of the biggest settlement of Gurung and still practices the traditional way of living. 

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Siklis trek is one of the most beautiful short days trek. Charming gurung village, terraced fields and beautiful dense forest are jewels of the area.  Situated out of the main touristic trail, siklish offer magnificent views over the annapuran range and charming villages are attractions of every visitors.

 

Day 01 :

Kathmandu drive to Pokhara (Approx: 820M)

Day 02 :

Pokhara drive to Chansu, trek to Tanting Village (Approx: 1600 M)

Day 03 :

Trek to Siklish (Approx: 1980 M)

Day 04 :

Rest

Day 05 :

Siklis to Tara Top (Approx 2200 M)

Day 06 :

Trek to Ghale Kharka (Approx 1400 M)

Day 07 :

Trek to Bhurjung Khola (Approx 1200 M), drive to Pokhara


 

Day 01 : Kathmandu to Pokhara
We leave early in the morning for about 6-7 hrs drive from Kathmandu, making our way along river valleys, past terraced fields to Pokhara.
Driving time: 6-7 hrs

 

Day 02 : Pokhara drive to Chansu trek to Tanting Village.
Take a breakfast and drive to Chasu. Along the drive we cross Bijayapur Khola and ascend gradually which is followed by another downhill drive until Chansu. After unloading from jeep, we cross Mardi River over a suspension bridge. We have gentle climb to Tanting village. En route we pass few suspension bridge, villages and terraces. Sometimes the trail checks your determinations couple of times by offering you steep uphill for 10-15 minutes but rest of the portions is not strenuous. Tanting is small Gurung settlement allowing you to enjoy Annapurna and fishtail range.

Driving Time: 2 hours
Trekking Time: 3-4 hrs
Height:  Tanting 1600m

 

Day 03 : Trek to Siklish
After refreshing breakfast, follow the gradual and steep downhill trail to the Mardi River. Cross the Mardi River again over suspension bridge. Then we have steep uphill climb for two/three hours until Siklish village. En route you will pass by terrace fields and few houses.
Trekking time: 4-5 hrs
Height: Siklish 1980m

 

Day 04 : Rest
Today we explore Skilish village. Siklish is one of the largest villages in Nepal having numerous houses with similar structure and style. This village has been guarded and preserved by Gurung people and towered by giant Fishtail and Annapurna Mountain.  If you are interested then you can request local clubs and mother organizations to perform their traditional dances and songs.

 

Day 05 : Siklis to Tara Top and overnight
Say good bye to Siklish village until the next time. Warm up yourself on gradual uphill trail for couple of hours. Then the trail is steep up and narrows for 2 hours through the woods. And here we are at The Tara Top. Enjoy the dusk and evening greetings from mountains.

Trekking time: 4-5 hrs
Height: Tara Top 2200m

 

Day 06 : Trek to Ghale Kharka
Wake up and delight yourself with stunning mountain views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Follow the downhill trail through forests to the village of Ghalekharka. This is small Gurung Village positioned on the lap of Fishtail and Annapurna himal.
Trekking time: 4-5 hrs
Height: Ghalekharka 1400m

 

Day 07 : Trek to Bhurjung Khola, drive to Pokhara
Take breakfast and descend to Bhurjung Khola passing through woods and farm yards. From Bhurjung Khola, take jeep to Pokhara.
Trekking Time: 3 hrs
Driving Time: 1 hr
Height: Bhurjung Khola 1200m

 

 

 

Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of fellow travelers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!

 

Introduction: 

Nepal has the widest altitude range of any country on the earth. Each altitude has its own weather, from tropical heat to Arctic cold. In the main trekking seasons in the spring and autumn, the weather is generally stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. You are heading into the worlds highest mountain range. Be prepared for changes of temperature and weather!

Where ever you choose to trek in the Himalayas there are always uphill and downhill walk as a part of journey to greet you.  Forget all the hard work which need to be done; just imagine what nature will offer you up in the high Himalayas.

What to bring:

As you are going into the high Himalayas and the weather is subjected to change anytime so warm cloths are recommended all year round.  You could leave all the unnecessary items at your hotel or contact us to be storage. Just pack all your trekking gears in one bag which will be carried by our carrier and make a small day bag for yourself to carry the things which you might need during the day and for your valuable belongings.

Please check the checklist carefully for details of what you need to bring on the trek:

Check list:

BODY WEAR

  • Loose comfortable T-Shirts
  • Long sleeved shirts for sun protection
  • Trousers
  • A warm jacket and a fleece pullover
  • A thermal layer (shirt and pants)
  • Water and wind proof jacket
  • Water and wind proof trousers
  • Woolen or thermal gloves
  • Sun hat and sun glasses
  • Woolen or fleece hat
  • Scarf     

 FOOT WEAR

  •  Warm woolen socks
  • Comfortable and warm trekking boots
  • Gaiters ( if snows)

  ACCESSORIES

  • A comfortable day pack with adjustable waist and shoulder straps
  • Personal toiletries - shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, and travel towel etc
  • Sun block and lip balm
  • Personal first aid kit and any personal medications you need to take
  • Camera, music and books
  • Rucksack for your cloths and other accessories
  • An airtight ‘dry bag’ is great for storing your dirty laundry!
  • Sleeping Bag, Down jackets
  • Sleeping bag liner – either silk, cotton or fleece
  • WATER BOTTLES - please be able to carry 2 liters of water and have bottles that can handle ` boiling/hot water
  • HEAD TORCH!
  • Batteries for camera, torch etc..
  • A big smile for all and your sense of humor and adventure!
  • Walking sticks (if needed)

 Note: These days most of these items can be purchased in Kathmandu. There are now several leading brand stores selling their own equipment and there are many stores selling cheap imitations and some well established local stores selling under their own labels. Ask us if you’d like some advice about where to go to get any gear. If you need to do any shopping for gear, please let us know with enough time to do this before leaving for trek!

INSURANCE

All tour participants should obtain their own personal insurance which covers medical and emergency evacuation at a minimum. Helicopter evacuation is provided in emergency cases but please make sure that you insurance cover the cost of the evacuation. You will of course also want cover for loss or damage to personal effects, flight or trip cancellation etc.

THE TRAILS

Trekking trails vary from wide, rode-like avenues to narrow, slippery paths built out over enormous drops. In many places, a fall from the trail would be fatal. One must pay attention at all times to where you are placing your feet. Be especially careful not to move while looking through the view finder of your camera!

ALTITUDE AND PREVENTING ALTITUDE SICKNESS

Being in a hurry in the mountains can be deadly. Acclimatization is the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends to higher altitudes.

Ascending slowly, with appropriate rest days and drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways not to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

You should not plan to go to high altitude if you have heart disease, difficulty breathing at sea level or are pregnant. You should consult your doctor about any known medical conditions if you are considering trekking in high altitude (over 2500m).

Avoid sleeping pills, alcohol and smoking while at altitude as they tend to decrease breathing and lead to AMS. Data indicates that drinking 3-4 liters of fluids (water, soup etc) per day to avoid dehydration helps in the acclimatization process. Never try to attempt to go higher up if you have altitude sickness, stay either in the same elevation or if got worse trek to the lower elevation.

The first aid kit carried by your guide includes Diamox and he/she is trained in the identification of AMS symptoms and their treatment. You MUST take their advice.

You will be given a comprehensive briefing about what to expect and what to do to avoid AMS before embarking on your trek.

TIPPING AND CASH REQUIREMENTS

Do not forget to bring some Nepalese rupees for drinks or snacks that you might purchase on the way. You will be surprised by what is available on the popular trekking routes now! The amount to carry on the trekking routes depends on the area you are going to trek in, so please ask your guide for advice.

Tipping is now common in Nepal but there is no strict rules about how much the tip should be. You could tip if you are satisfied with the service.

CONSIDERING THE ENVIRONMENT

While trekking you have to be careful not to destroy the very environment you are enjoying so much. It is not only for your enjoyment, people and wildlife rely on this environment for their drinking water and food supply and many places are of enormous religious significance to local people.

There are many ways you can help to conserve the environment of the area in which you trek. Here are some simple tips:

-Pick up any litter along the trail

-Burn all your toilet paper and bury your faeces when not in camp, make sure you go at least 50m away from any water source

-In camp, when using a toilet tent, you may deposit paper in the hole, but ensure the hole is at least 30cm deep and make sure it is at least 50m away from any water source

-Do not make campfire, nor consume food cooked on wood fires; your crew uses kerosene stoves to help conserve the local forests

-Drink boiled/treated water instead of mineral water as the plastic is not recycled

-Stick to the trails to prevent erosion and damage to fragile alpine flora

-Ensure all rubbish is packed out (or burnt/buried if appropriate)