Siklesh Trekking is one another newly opened trekking destinations in Annapurna region. The trekking completely revolves around the remote part and the off the beaten track. This is therefore why you will be able to explore yet unexplored, really amazing and natural wonders. It is one of the frequently organized trekking trips by Mission Eco Trek team. Sikles area is brilliantly preserved under Annapurna Conservation Area Project and therefore, there are filled with abundant of flora and fauna. Beside, you will be able to explore around the beautiful villages of Gurung indigenous communities, discover their distinct culture, lifestyles, rituals and enjoy with the local dishes and delicacies and equally, you will also be able to see the traditional dances namely the ‘Ghato’.
In addition, you will also have superb views of range of majestic Himalaya that is of Lamjung Himal, Mt. Machhapuchhre famously known as Mt. Fishtail, and whole range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. This is a short but awesome trip especially for those who wish to explore the customs and lifestyles of ethnic communities, equally have an experience of trekking especially the low altitude area, combined with the majestic mountain vista.
The trekking trail passes through tricky terrain, terraced-farm land, typical Gurung village, where the British Gorkha soldiers were born and bred. You will be able to discover the history, their culture, custom, lifestyle and so forth. Likewise, you will pass through steamy forest which is full of rhododendron flower, full of amazing scenes and sceneries. More importantly, you will be amazed with the great hospitality of the ethnic groups residing in the village, and with amazing diversity of culture, rituals, lifestyles, explore the shamanism and more. This trekking also can be combined with bird-watching, jungle safari trip in Chitwan National park.
This is short but very fabulous camping trekking, starting right from Pokhara, usually nearby Begnas Tal, the lake nearby Pokhara, continues to the Madi Khola and then follows to the west and finally takes you to well-preserved Siklesh, located at 1,980 m height. This is regarded to be the biggest settlement of Gurung ethnic groups. The trekking takes you all around the amazing areas alongside of Himalayan foothills and making excursion all around, the trekking finally end back at around Pokhara. Sikles trekking really suits primarily for those travellers who are wising to experience village life, and equally enjoying with striking mountain sceneries, local culture especially of distinct rituals and lifestyle of Gurung ethnic groups. The trekking to this area begins from the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara and passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets and ends at another side.
Sikles trekking begins after a short tour in and around Kathmandu valley and then have one day drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and continues trekking to Bijayapur and then alongside of the scenic view point to Kalikasthan. From Kalikasthan, the trekking continues to Sudame, and then finally reaches at Sikles village, where you will explore all around the Gurung village, have excursion all around, take amazing sceneries, and the trek down to Ghale Kharka and then retrace back to Pokhara and return back to Kathmandu.