Annapurna Siklis Trek, which is known as Royal trek, is an off-the-beaten-track trekking destination in the Annapurna region that takes you to the corner of Annapurna Conservation Area.
After trekking through various quaint villages, rhododendron forest, pastures, and meadows, you will get to the corner of the Annapurna Conservation Area in this trek. The villages that you will go to during this trek rest below the towering mountains of the Annapurna region.
Most of the villages in the trekking route have a rich Gurung culture. The Gurung people in this trek have their own unique customs and traditions. So the Annapurna Circuit trek is also a great cultural trip.
Annapurna Siklis trek lies in the Annapurna sanctuary. This sanctuary is home to various species of birds and animals. The chirping of these beautiful birds amidst the lush rhododendron forests is quite delightful.
Annapurna Siklis Trekking by The Great Adventure trek starts after a scenic bus ride/ flight to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will trek to Mardipul. From Mardipul, you will trek through various villages like Khairpani, Nauli Kharka, Ghaile Kharka before getting to Siklis. You will spend one night in each of these villages. You will be mostly staying in a camp in these villages.
As this trek lies away from the busy trekking trails of the Annapurna region like Annapurna Base Camp trek or Annapurna Circuit trek, it is a perfect trek for all people looking for some authentic village experience.
The Annapurna Siklis trek by The Great Adventure Treks is merely 13 days long. You will trek for only 9 days in low altitude villages of this region. Annapurna Siklis trek is a wonderful way to experience the wonderful landscape, fresh trekking trails, high mountains and the cultural beauty of the Annapurna Region.
Main Attractions of the Annapurna Siklis Trek
- Trek along the lush, dense forests of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).
- Visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Durbar Squares in Kathmandu.
- Delightful time while traveling to and from Pokhara.
- Boating in Begnas and Phewa lake.
- Explore Nauli Kharka, Ghaile Kharka, Lamokhet, Khairpani and other surrounding villages.
- Astonishing views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna South from Siklis.
- Mesmeric sunrise and sunset views from Siklis.
- Walk in fresh trails and solitude of this trek.
Best Time for Annapurna Siklis Trek
The seasons of Autumn and Spring will be the best time for you to come to the Annapurna Siklis trek.
The number of trekkers who come to complete this trek in autumn and spring is higher than the number of trekkers in the summer and winter season. The mornings are quite clear in these two seasons. On top of that, there will be only a mild amount of sunshine and a low amount of precipitation in these seasons making it a trekkers delight.
The low altitude of this trek also allows for some wonderful time in the winter season as well. As the places along this trek are in low altitude, the winter is not really cold as the high altitude places in the Annapurna region. The views of mountains are the most wonderful in the winter season.
The low altitude of the places means that the amount of rainfall in the summer season is quite high. You can also come for the summer trek as long as you have the proper gear and are willing to be flexible with timings.
Annapurna Siklis Trek Difficulty
The 13 day Annapurna Siklis trek takes you to a maximum altitude of 2550 meters in Nauli Kharka. The altitude gains during this trek are also quite low. Adjusting to the altitude changes will be relatively easy.
Occasionally, you might also encounter some steep uphills and downhills along the way. Low altitude gains during the trek combined with few uphills and downhills mean that Annapurna Khopra Siklis trek is an easy trek.
You can complete this trek even if you don’t have a lot of trekking experience. The average trekking time for a day is also merely 5 hours. But make sure that you have a physical preparation of a couple of weeks before coming to this trek.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara, and Drive & trek to Mardi Khola Lampath 1,010m.
Day 04: Trek to Khairpani 1,370m. 5 hours walk
Day 05: Trek to Ghale Kharka 1,810m. 5 hours walk
Day 06: Trek to Nyauli Kharka 2,550m. 4 – 5 hours walk
Day 07: Trek to Siklis 2,030m. 5 hours walk.
Day 08: At Siklis rest day for local exploration.
Day 09: Trek to Lamokhet 920m. 5 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Kalikathan 1,540m. 5 hours walk.
Day 11: Trek to Lake Begnas and drive to Pokhara
Day 12: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 13: International Departure.