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.
The Annapurna Siklis trek takes you through the rough, wild and equally stunning Annapurna region. The Annapurna Siklis trek's trails cuts and takes you through the south of the Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal massif, which comparatively greets less number of 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. The Annapurna Siklis trek 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 Nepal's largest Gurung (Gurkha) village (3000m) as well as blooming and blossoming forests of Nepal's 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.