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Annapurna Siklis Trekking - Less Visited Trek

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

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11 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 2100 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local Lodge

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Leisurely Plus Level

This trip generally involves an average of 5-6 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 10 days walk below 3500 meters.

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.

Annapurna Siklis Trekking short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley or rest and packing for the trip.
Day 03: Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (825m). 
Day 04: Drive and trek from Pokhara to Kalikasthan.
Day 05: Trek from Kalikasthan to Lammchaur. 
Day 06: Trek from Lamachaur to Siklis. 
Day 07: Trek from Siklis to Ghale gaon.
Day 08: Trek from Ghale Gaon to Pokhara.
Day 09: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and leisurely walk in Thamel. 
Day 11: Final departure.

Trip cost: Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.

Note: If 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.

Annapurna Siklis Trekking - Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
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.   

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley or rest and packing for the trip.
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.  

Day 03: Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (825m).  
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.

Day 04: Drive and trek from Pokhara to Kalikasthan.
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.  

Day 05: Trek from Kalikasthan to Lammchaur.  
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.

Day 06: Trek from Lamachaur to Siklis.  
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

Day 07: Trek from Siklis to Ghale gaon.
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.

Day 08: Trek from Ghale Gaon to Pokhara.
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.

Day 09: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
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. 

Day 10: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and leisurely walk in Thamel.  
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.

Day 11: Final departure.
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.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors are beyond our control and can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. If a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • 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

Service Excludes

  • 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

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers for Annapurna Siklis trekking:

How can I book Annapurna Siklis trekking?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy 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 none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.
There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, 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 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 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 group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Annapurna Siklis trekking. We can arrange 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 departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by 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 right equipments with you. Click here to have more info  

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during 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 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 regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the 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 company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus or at camp cooked our master cook. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge or camp we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.

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Equipments & Packing List for Annapurna Siklis trekking

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

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Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).


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