Sikles Village Trek: Village of The Brave Gurungs.

Destination
Nepal
Activity
Trekking
Accomodation
Hotel, Lodge and Tea house
Region
Annapurna Region
Distance
15 km
Start / End Point
Pokhara/Pokhara
Duration
4 NIghts 5 Days
Max. Altitude
2000 m
Meals Included
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Group Size
2-30
Nature of Trek
Homestay to Homestay trek
Best Season
March-May / August-November
Trip Code
AT-SVT
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Transporation
Jeep / bus
Grade
Decent

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.

Trekkers Information for Sikles Village Trek

    Sikles Village Trek, trekkers information infographics

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 Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

  2. day 2

    Fly or Drive to Pokhara

  3. day 3

    Pokhara - Sikles village

  4. day 4

    Sikles to Tangting

  5. day 5

    Tangting to Sabi hike and Drive back to Pokhara

Sikles village Trek Map and Altitude Graph

everest base camp trek map

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek, during the trek.
    • All meals, during the trek. You can choose dishes from the lodge menu which mostly includes options as follows:
      • Breakfast: Cereal, Porridge, rice pudding, egg dish with bread and toast, bread with jam and honey, Pancakes with jam and honey, with tea or coffee.
      • Lunch Items: Dal Bhat (mostly recommended), noodles soup, fried noodles, momo, spaghetti chapati, Spring roll, macron,  sizzlers, swiss rosti, pizza, veg curry with plain rice, Tibetan Momo, Thukpa, Thenthuk, french fry, fry potato, boil potato and much more.
      • Dinner: Mostly same as lunch items but may vary in some hotels.
      • Note: The menu also depends on the Teahouse or Hotel, so the food items may vary.
    • Most ground transportation is as per the itinerary, during the trek.
    • 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.

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • 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.
  • Hotel and accomondations in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any Transportation form Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Included section.

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)

Written by: Mohan Bhandari

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