Annapurna Siklis Trekking

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Annapurna Siklis trekking - A journey of exploration through far-flung remote villages, picturesque terraced fields, forested ridge tops, stunning lakes, age-old temples, alpine pastures, and quaint rhododendron forests. Traversing through the less traversed routes will present you with spectacular close-up views of Mt. Fishtail and the Annapurna range.

Siklis trekking takes you through the rough, wild and equally stunning Annapurna region. The Annapurna Siklis trek trails cuts and takes you through the south of the Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal massif, which comparatively greets fewer trekkers. The entire Annapurna Siklis trek boasts amazing and stunning views of the majestic Himalayas. Similarly, the local and ethnic people that you will encounter on the way are going to hold a special place in your heart.

Siklis hiking in Annapurna is a spectacular and fulfilling short trek as it traverses through a large variety and variation of terrain from low land villages and rich uphill mountainous terrains. These amazing trails will lead you up to the Nepalese largest Gurung (Gurkha) village (3000m) as well as the blooming and blossoming forests of the Nepalese national flower, the rhododendron. The historic hill trek to Siklis which is one of the early southern Gurung settlements and the second largest Gurung village still retains and has an aura of olden and golden times.

Even in the present day, the Jhankri (shaman) and Lama (priest) play important roles in this Buddhist community when it comes to marriage, death and day-to-day lives.

The Siklis village lies above the Mardi Khola (1,981m), overlooking the Annapurna IV to the north and Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal to the east. This region is a great pick for bird watching because of its pristine forested surroundings where different species of birds thrive and live. Similarly, you will have a lifetime experience as you walk through wobbly suspension bridges, narrow and steep trails all the while being surrounded by the Himalayan giants and walking past ethnic villages filled with welcoming locals.  


  • Trek on the less-visited area, explore welcoming Gurung villages and stunning view of the majestic Himalayas on the Annapurna Siklis trek

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1,350m):

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. In the evening, join the welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy the local meal with short briefing of Annapurna Siklis trekking. Overnight at hotel.   

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

Breakfast will be at hotel, we start a full day sightseeing around UNESCO Bhaktapur / Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. Or spend the day doing some packing for trip and rest. Overnight at hotel.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

We take a scenic drive from Kathmandu through countryside to Pokhara, this is about six hours journey. Or take a mountain flight via the northern Himalayas to Pokhara. In the Evening stroll around Lakeside and enjoy the dinner at one of best eating place. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:825m

After early breakfast, we take a private coach drive to Bijayapur and trek through different tribal villages to kalikasthan, camping at the top of the mountain which offers the panoramic views of the Himalayas. Overnight at under tent or at basic huts.  

  • Accommodation:tent
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kalikasthan

Breakfast will be at camp, passing waterfalls, the tracks moves down hill to the lush green river valley before climbing lamachaur. Overnight at a basic hut or under the tented camp. 

  • Accommodation:tented camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lammchaur

After breakfast, the trail climbs to siklis through dense rhododendron forest and Siklis (Largest Gurung Village) this is the best point to see the Himalayan panorama. Overnight at a baisic hut or under the tented camp 

  • Accommodation:tented camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Siklis

After breakfast we descend through the lush forest and a small village to the pleasant village of Ghale. Enjoy the panoramic view of Fishtail. Overnight at a basic hut or under tented camp. 

  • Accommodation:tented camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghale gaon

This is a last day of our trek in the mountain area as our trail descends to Pokhara through the forest passing, a diverse range of tribal villages (Bhramins, Chhetris,Gurkhas and Thakali). Reaching Pokhara, we check in to hotel and enjoy your comfort stay. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pokhara

If we drive, we take a tourist bus to Kathmandu, 200km, 6 hours drive. And, if we take a flight it takes 25 minutes to reach Kathmandu via northern Himalayas. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, check in to hotel. Rest and relax. Overnight at hotel.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

Breakfast will be at hotel; today is a free day for shopping or looking around. Join to the cultural show dinner in the evening. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will drop you to international airport for your flight back to home. Wish you have a safe and sound journey back home. Hope to see you again in the future. 


    • The entire airport picks up and drops.
    • Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
    • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara, return trips or one way.
    • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit.
    • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
    • Accommodation (Teahouse or tented camp) during the trekking period.
    • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
    • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
    • All necessary grounded transportation.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu serve by Ram Kumar.
    • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
    • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


    Useful Information

    Annapurna Siklis trekking Trip Cost
    Please write to us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.

    Note: If the above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.


    How can I book Annapurna Siklis trekking?

    Once you confirmed the trip, we need a photocopy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

    How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from the Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, the Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghai, Moscow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

    Can I do Annapurna Siklis trekking?

    This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little more basic and local things with stunning views of the Annapurna Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in the good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

    When should I come for Annapurna Siklis trekking?

    This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April, May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.

    Do I need to stay in Katmandu and Pokhara?

    Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, and Pokhara is a beautiful city with lakes and caves, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara before and after your trip. In our program, we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis.

    Can I join with group?

    Yes, you can join with the group, we guarantee a series of fixed group departure dates for Annapurna Siklis trekking. We can arrange a small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

    Do I need to join with group?

    It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departure dates, because a private trip departs every day upon your request which is best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according to your selecting starting date.

    Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?

    Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    Annapurna Siklis trekking is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 2100m walking through villages, rivers and green hills, so you need to have the right equipment with you. Click here to have more info

    What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

    All Meals on a full board basis will be provided during the trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

    Do I have a pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief you regarding the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduce your trek Leader.

    Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, in most places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

    Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of the company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included. 

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