Sikles Village Trek: Village of The Brave Gurungs.

Hotel, Lodge and Tea house
Annapurna Region
15 km
Start / End Point
4 NIghts 5 Days
Max. Altitude
2000 m
Meals Included
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Homestay to Homestay trek
Best Season
March-May / August-November
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Jeep / bus

Sikles Village Trek: Village of The Brave Gurungs. Overview

Sikles is a beautiful and remarkably well-preserved village situated on a small hill at an elevation of about 2000 m. Sikles village's short trek takes you to distant communities that are quaint and gorgeous. This trek is a fantastic short trek and traverses a variety of terrain from low-elevation villages to mid-hill settlements. Mostly, Gurung communities inhabit this place. Moreover, the place is filled with lush green vegetation along with rhododendron trees.

Short Duration with Satisfying Rewards

The trek begins with a drive from Pokhara to Hemja which takes about 20 minutes. Sikles lies on north of Pokhara. The trail passes through the less-visited territory of the Annapurna region and Lamjung Himal.

Furthermore, it includes a wide range of flora and fauna along with some beautiful views of the Himalayan Mountains such as Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Lamjung, and Manaslu. The three days two nights Sikles trek is a quiet trail with less number of trekkers. Also, this remote trek offers some stunning experiences and sceneries.

More About Sikles Village

Sikles village trek is not a high-altitude trekking so, the chances of altitude sickness are almost zero. This village is inhabited by the Gurung people who are known for their bravery during the world war.

The people of this beautiful village mainly speak the Gurung language. They are very friendly and known for their hospitality towards the guest. The Gurung village reflects the ancient cultures and traditions.

Sikles Village Trek: Village of The Brave Gurungs. Photo

Sikles Village Trek: Village of The Brave Gurungs.

  1. day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

    Highest Altitude 1400 m

    After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be picked up by a private vehicle and drop you off at your hotel. You can rest in your hotel room and get rid of your jet lag from your flight to Kathmandu.

    In Kathmandu, you will be placed in a deluxe hotel. You will be provided with breakfast in the morning. So, rest well for we have a lot of new things to experience in the morning.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel
  2. day 2

    Fly or Drive to Pokhara

    Flight Hours 25 mins
    Highest Altitude 1400 m
    Trek Duration 7-8 hours drive

    Our second day is filled with beautiful scenic views from the ride to Pokhara, we will take a tourist bus to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views of the landscapes and the mountains. We will stop on the way for lunch and reach Pokhara in around 6-7 hours. We will have dinner in Pokhara and stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

    You can also take a flight to Pokhara which takes about 25 mins.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel
      • Included meal Breakfast
  3. day 3

    Pokhara - Sikles village

    Flight Hours 4 hrs Jeep
    Highest Altitude 1980 m / 6496 ft
    Trek Duration 15 mins

    We begin by getting on a private vehicle to reach Kaunkhola. From there, we take an off-road vehicle to reach Sikles. It is about 4 hours of off-road drive. The vehicle will drop us near the village of Sikles.

    From there, we walk for about 15 minutes to reach the village. We then go to our hotel where we’ll spend the night.

      • Overnight stay at Homestay
      • Included meals ( lunch + Dinner )
  4. day 4

    Sikles to Tangting

    Highest Altitude 1565 m / 5135 ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    In the morning, we will visit the popular viewpoint on the top of the hill. The Sikle's viewpoint is about an hour's walk away uphill. We will view some fantastic scenery from there.

    We then return to our hotel. There, we will have a meal, and we begin our hiking. We hike all the way through the foothills and to the other side of the valley in Tangting. It will take about 3 hours to hike. We will then spend the night in Tangting.

      • Overnight stay at Tangting Homestay
      • Included Meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  5. day 5

    Tangting to Sabi hike and Drive back to Pokhara

    Highest Altitude 1200 m / 3940 ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    We’ll explore the village of Tangting in the morning. Then, after having a meal, we will hike downhill towards Pokhara. We hike for about 3 hours to Sabi, which is a small town. From there, we can take a bus that will bring us back to Pokhara which is about a two-hour ride.

      • Overnight Stay at Hotel in Pokhara
      • Included Meals ( Breakfast+Lunch )


    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • Most ground transportation is as per the itinerary.
    • Professional English-speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his meals, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc.
    • Porter service (4 trekkers: 1 porter).
    • Sleeping Bag and Trekking sticks (to be returned after trip completion).
    • All necessary paperwork
    • All government and local taxes.


  • Other transportation except Included in the section.
  • Personal expenses (bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

Sikles village Trek Map

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Sikles Trek Trip Information

Sikles trek is a short 3-day trip where the first day we drive to Sikles from Pokhara. The drive is about 4 hours long. We will spend the night at a teahouse in Sikles.

The next day we will visit the Sikles viewpoint which takes about an hour to reach from the Sikles village. We then return to our hotel to have the day’s meal. Then we will leave to hike towards Tangting.

Food and accommodation

We will be accommodating in teahouses during the Sikles Trek. You will find decent rooms and facilities. You can either share or have a single room as per your choice.

We will be eating the main Nepali food i.e. Dal, Bhaat, Tarkari (Rice, Lentil soup, cooked vegetables), and pickles for our lunch and dinner. Besides that, you can find other menu items like pizza, chips, pasta, noodles, milk tea, chocolates, bread, etc.

Best time to Visit

The best time to trek in Nepal is during spring (March-May) or autumn (September-November). These times provide pleasant weather, moderate temperature, and clear skies that offer the best view of the village and the mountains.

Permit Requirements for the Sikles trek

As the trekking destination is inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, it requires a permit from the Nepal government for tourists. You need to have a TIMS card and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) which you can receive at the Tourism Information Center in Pokhara. For issuing the permit, you need to bring the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Insurance
  • 2 photographs (pp-size)

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