The Gurung village of Sikles Trekking was established by ACAP as a model trekking village and is an integral part of their eco-route. Located to the north-east of Pokhara at about 2000 m elevation, it lies in the shadow of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. It is possibly the second largest Gurung village in Nepal, and is known for its well preserved Gurung culture. During your stay here, you will get to spend several days experiencing the Gurung lifestyle, handicraft production and sight-seeing. Of particular interest is the local cloth weaving traditions and the ancient water-driven flourmills.
Above the village is Rishing Danda, from where a marvelous panoramic view of the peaks of Annapurna II and Lamjung can be had. This place is also famous as a point from where one can observe avalanches thundering down off the mountain sides. Folk songs and dances play an important part in the Gurung culture and such performances are common occurrences in Sikles. One performance that outclasses the rest is the Ghantu dance, traditionally performed by three young Gurung girls. This dance is of great significance as it portrays their heritage.
Accommodation in Sikles can be arranged in teahouses or, by prior reservation with ACAP Pokhara Office, in village homes. The journey begins with a taxi ride from Pokhara to Kabhre Danda which is followed by a two-day trek to reach Sikles via Chansu. On the return journey, which is a three-day easy trek, follow the eco-route through the Ghalekharka and Diprang to arrive back in Pokhara.
Trekking Region : Annapurna
Culture : Majority of Gurung
Starting Point : Pokhara
End Point : Pokhara
Trek Duration : 13 days
Tour grade : Easy Trek
Highest Access : Siklish
Best Season : Oct-Nov, Mar-April
Type of trekking : Camping Trek only
Himalayan sights : All Annapurna ranges, Fishtail,lamjung himal,Manaslu etc.
Summary : More cultural and Mountain View.
Day 01 : pick up from the Int'L Airport, transfer to Hotel & well come diner.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in kathmandu Valley.
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhrara Bus/flight.
Day 04 : Pokhara to Kharpani.
Day 05 : Kharpani to Ghalekharka.
Day 06 : Ghalekharka to Nyaulikharka.
Day 07 : Nyaulikharka to Parche/Sikles.
Day 08 : Sikles to Chansu or Yangjakot.
Day 09 : Chansu/Yangjakot to Kalikasthan.
Day 10 : Kalikasthan to Pokhara.
Day 11 : Drive to kathmandu by Bus/flight.
Day 12 : Sightseeing in kathmandu Valley.
Day 13 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.