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Annapurna – Siklis Trek

Trip Title: Annapurna – Siklis Trek

Trip Length: 10 Days

Trip Grade: B       [Grading Overview]

Country: Nepal

Area: Annapurna

National Park: Annapurna       [Parks Overview]

Activity: Trekking

Activity Grade: 2+/3       [Grading Overview]

Special Focus: Siklis Village

Months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December,

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Description:

The historic hill trek to Siklis – one of the oldest Gurung settlements and the second largest Gurung village in Nepal – still retains an aura of the ancient. Here, the Jhankri (shaman) and Lama (priest) have important roles in this Buddhist community, marriage, death and day-today lives of villagers. Siklis village lies above the Mardi Khola river(1,981m), overlooking Annapurna IV to the north and Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal to the east. The region is particularly good for bird watching because of its pristine forested surroundings where different species of birds thrive.

Itinerary:

Day 01:
Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara – 7 hours.

Day 02:
Afternoon, drive from Pokhara to Hyangja and commence trek along a flat trail past the Tibetan Refugee Camp to a campsite along the bank of Madi Khola river – 3 hrs.

Day 03:
Trek to Kharepani (1,727m) 5 hrs.

Day 04:
Trek to Ghalekharka (2,090m) 5 hrs.

Day 05:
Trek to Forest Camp (2,696m) 6 hrs.

Day 06:
Trek to Siklis (2,121m) 6 hrs.

Day 07:
Trek to Lama khet (1,800m) 5 hrs.

Day 08:
Trek to Thulokote (1,400m) 5 hrs.

Day 09:
Trek to Begnas (890m) 4 hrs. Cross the Begnas lake by boats and drive to Pokhara.

Day 10:
Drive Kathmandu.

Price:

The below cost is quoted under the basis of per day per person:

Camping Price:

Minimum 2 Pax – 74

(3-6) Pax – 55

(7-10) Pax – 50

10 to more – 45

The Camping Price includes:
Camping accommodation in tents, food (except bar bill), staffs (Guide, sherpas, cook, kitchen boys, porters) and their all expenses including insurance, ACAP entry fee, ground transportation and governmental taxes.

Tea-House Price:

Minimum 2 Pax – 45

(3-6) Pax – 40

(7-10) Pax – 30

10 to more – 28

The Tea House Price includes:
Accommodation in available hotels or guesthouses in route, food (except bar bill), staffs (Guide and porters) and their all expenses including insurance, ACAP entry fee, ground transportation and governmental taxes.

Prices Do not include:
Personal nature expenses like laundry, communication, shopping etc, Nepal Internal Flights if you want them.

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