Annapurna & Siklis Trekking

This panoramic adventure with The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Annapurna and Siklis Trekking passes through a varied range of climate, vegetation, and cultures, walking from green vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields and to the alpine region offering an idle introduction of Nepal’s cultural and natural beauty.

The trip with The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Annapurna & Siklis leads to short circuit in the southern part of eastern Annapurna Himal range, the treks start from Pokhara, a magnificent scenic town-city with awesome of views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu including the towering Mt.Macchhapuchere (the Fish Tail) the unclimbed peak, Pokhara with its beautiful lake Phewa and Begnas with reflection of the snow-capped mountains and hills, a scenic drive with views of Himalayan Panorama to Pokhara Valley, second largest valley of Nepal, where the adventure begins, where one can witness the magnificent snowy panorama from Mt. Dhaulagiri to the Annapurna range, Lamjung and Manaslu in the east. The famous Mt. Maccahapuchare, the Fish Tail stands dominantly. A mesmerizing journey through the foothill of the great Himalayan range of mountains passing through verdant alpine forests and traditional Gurung villages.

This trip leads in the heart of traditional local villages an unspoiled area and in the less frequented by westerners, a great panoramic trip for all types of travelers with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Annapurna & Siklis trekking.

Trip Highlights:A magnificent trekking, in the eastern Annapurna region, grand views and scenery’s, massive Annapurna-Lamjung and Manaslu range of  mountains, in the rural areas, traditional villages, a perfect wilderness with culture, high mid green hills and towering Himalayas.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu for a day sightseeing tour.
Day 03: Drive  or fly from Kathmandu 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: In Kathmandu free day.
Day 14: International Departure.

Trip Extension:
2 days rafting (Seti or Trisuli River) with 2 – 3 days Jungle Safari in Asia’s best Chitwan national Park.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you a briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked in advance.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara onwards and trek to Mardipul – Lampath 1,010m.
An early morning drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, on arrival meet our trekking staffs then begin the trek, from the main highway to Baglung and Jomsom trail diverts following the banks of the Seti River to camp high from the river at Lampatha. From here, the early morning views of the Annapurna Himal are spectacular.

Day 04: Trek to Khairpani 1,370m. 5 hrs
Leaving the campsite at Lampatha or Mardipul, follow the banks of the Seti River upstream. On reaching a small village of Mardipul, it is time for the first stop in the local Chettris and Brahmin villages. Crossing the river, heading north through the villages of Lhachok and Ghachok. These straggling linear settlements provide much human interest.  The valley has relatively fertile soils as can be seen from the intensive use of the terraced hillsides. The day’s walk is easy, with a slight altitude gain. Our campsite is at the Gurung village of Dhipang (Khairpani). The wide river terraces of the Seti River narrows into a more pronounced V-shaped gorge where it flows from the source of Mt.Machhapuchare, Annapurna III and IV glacier.

Day 05: Trek to Ghale Kharaka 1,810m. 4 – 5 hrs.
From Khairpani, the trail heads east, crossing the Seti River which is a short distance upstream from the village. Located a few meters downstream are a few small hot springs, although the icy cold water of the Seti is not warm enough for bathing. From here our route climbs steadily through the terraced fields of Khajibung, the path levels off after a short a steep staircase with excellent snow-capped mountains scenery. Trek continues towards the ridge, reaching the saddle, before descending to the less visited Gurung village of Chyanglung. After a brief stop here, we descend to the Sardi Khola for lunch. After lunch, afternoon walk leads to a steep climb through terraced fields and to the village of Kyabrang. From here a further climb to the top of the ridge brings us to our campsite which offers magnificent panoramic views of the Annapurnas and of Mt.Machhapuchare (Fish Tail).

Day 06: Trek to Nauli Kharka 2,550m. 4 – 5 hrs.
The next two days of the trek passes through the serene heavily forested ridge, which separates the Seti and Mardi Valley. Our morning walk leads us through enchanting oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest.  For the naturalist, the orchids and birdlife are superb, the trails narrow through the well-defined path, but keep a sharp eye open for your guides and fellow trekkers. The morning’s walk is short and we lunch in one of the few clearings made by the locals as grazing areas for their water buffalo. In the afternoon we continue to ascend on the high ridge at about 2,650m, reaching here, the path contour and gradually descend to our campsite at Baradhara on the lovely pasture.

Day 07: Trek to Siklis 2,030m. 5hrs.
From our camp, we slowly descend through the thick forest towards the largest Gurung village in the Annapurna region at Siklis. The menfolk of Siklis have long had the tradition of supplying some of the finest soldiers in the Gurkha Regiment to both the British and Indian armies. The huge ‘whaleback’ peak of Lamjung Himal 6,986m dominates the skyline above the village, a mere 10 kilometers away. Siklis a fascinating village perched in a beautiful location; here you will have the opportunity to chat with ex-Gurkha soldiers who are only pleased to discuss their association with the British and Indian armies. Our campsite above the village provides stunning views, particularly at sunset and sunrise.

Day 08: At Siklis for a local hike and visit the village.
Today at leisure free from packing, after a late breakfast, time for a short walk around the village or catch up with the dairy.

Day 09: Trek to Lamokhet 920m. 5 – 6 hrs.
The walk from here leads to a long, steady descent towards the Mardi Khola Valley, some 800 meters, which will surely make the knees wobble! On reaching the bottom, we follow the river downstream, heading south passing through small farm villages and cultivated fields. Lunch probably will be served at Tabrang Pheding after 2-3 hours of good walk. The area around here is sub-tropical and is backdropped by the soaring snow-capped Himalayan peaks. After lunch, the walk is short of few hours and we will be camping by the river in the small Chettri and Brahmin settlement of Lamokhet.

Day 10: Trek to Kalikathan and at Thulokhote 1,540m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Morning walk leads to a path following the river downstream, we cross the Mardi Khola to its east bank, continuing on an easy trail to our lunch spot at Bhainse. From here we climb steadily through terraced landscapes to Kalikasthan. Our campsite is only a short distance further on. An interesting area, it is the site of the Gorkha dynasty. From here in fine conditions, there is an unrivaled panorama of the high snow peaks., from Mt.Dhaulagiri 8,167m in the west to the Annapurnas 8,091m, Manaslu 8,156m. Peak 29 (7,541m), and Himalchuli 7,839m. in the east.

Day 11: Trek to Lake Begnas and drive to Pokhara.
After a grand morning views of the Himalayan chain of mountains our trail diverts on the long descent towards the serene Lake Begnas, morning walk passes through farm terraces and strewn villages on the downhill descent with superb scenery of the surrounding landscapes and finally ending this wonderful walk at Lake Begnas, after lunch (depending on the time of arrival) we board in the Bus for a half an hour ride to the another beautiful Lake Phewa at Pokhara for the last overnight stop.

Day 12:  Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
After a wonderful time in the morning at scenic Pokhara as per the flight time fly back to Kathmandu, on arrival GA staff will transfer with complimentary transport to respective Hotels.

Day 13: In Kathmandu free day.
In Kathmandu at leisure for last minute shopping and please inform GA staff for an extra sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 14: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure staff will transfer you to the airport with complimentary transport for your final departure from this most scenic country, Nepal.

POKHARA VALLEY:

Pokhara is one of a unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machapuchere on its beautiful lakes. Pokhara is situated in the mid-western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with sweeping panoramic views of the mid-east to western Himalayan ranges.

Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with the outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow-capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa, and Phewa.

The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South. Among these high peaks, it is the towering majestic Mt. Machapuchere (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range. Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal’s most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begins from this remarkable place and it’s an also an ideal spot for all types of holidaymakers.

  • Trekking Area permits (trekking permit) and TIMS card,
  • Trekking Map
  • Camping Equipment,
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek)
  • Farewell dinner Nepali Cultural Program
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements,
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
  • Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
  • Medical kit box
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • Trekking Equipments
  • All government taxes
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • First-aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition
  • All necessary transportation
  • Airport pick up and drop with an escort
  • All meals in Kathmandu except farewell dinner and breakfast.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Rescue operation.
  • International airfare and tax.
  • Nepal tourist visa fee
  • Tips for guide and porter.( They highly expect but not compulsory).

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu for a day sightseeing tour.
Day 03: Drive  or fly from Kathmandu 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: In Kathmandu free day.
Day 14: International Departure.

Trip Extension:
2 days rafting (Seti or Trisuli River) with 2 – 3 days Jungle Safari in Asia’s best Chitwan national Park.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you a briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked in advance.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara onwards and trek to Mardipul – Lampath 1,010m.
An early morning drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, on arrival meet our trekking staffs then begin the trek, from the main highway to Baglung and Jomsom trail diverts following the banks of the Seti River to camp high from the river at Lampatha. From here, the early morning views of the Annapurna Himal are spectacular.

Day 04: Trek to Khairpani 1,370m. 5 hrs
Leaving the campsite at Lampatha or Mardipul, follow the banks of the Seti River upstream. On reaching a small village of Mardipul, it is time for the first stop in the local Chettris and Brahmin villages. Crossing the river, heading north through the villages of Lhachok and Ghachok. These straggling linear settlements provide much human interest.  The valley has relatively fertile soils as can be seen from the intensive use of the terraced hillsides. The day’s walk is easy, with a slight altitude gain. Our campsite is at the Gurung village of Dhipang (Khairpani). The wide river terraces of the Seti River narrows into a more pronounced V-shaped gorge where it flows from the source of Mt.Machhapuchare, Annapurna III and IV glacier.

Day 05: Trek to Ghale Kharaka 1,810m. 4 – 5 hrs.
From Khairpani, the trail heads east, crossing the Seti River which is a short distance upstream from the village. Located a few meters downstream are a few small hot springs, although the icy cold water of the Seti is not warm enough for bathing. From here our route climbs steadily through the terraced fields of Khajibung, the path levels off after a short a steep staircase with excellent snow-capped mountains scenery. Trek continues towards the ridge, reaching the saddle, before descending to the less visited Gurung village of Chyanglung. After a brief stop here, we descend to the Sardi Khola for lunch. After lunch, afternoon walk leads to a steep climb through terraced fields and to the village of Kyabrang. From here a further climb to the top of the ridge brings us to our campsite which offers magnificent panoramic views of the Annapurnas and of Mt.Machhapuchare (Fish Tail).

Day 06: Trek to Nauli Kharka 2,550m. 4 – 5 hrs.
The next two days of the trek passes through the serene heavily forested ridge, which separates the Seti and Mardi Valley. Our morning walk leads us through enchanting oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest.  For the naturalist, the orchids and birdlife are superb, the trails narrow through the well-defined path, but keep a sharp eye open for your guides and fellow trekkers. The morning’s walk is short and we lunch in one of the few clearings made by the locals as grazing areas for their water buffalo. In the afternoon we continue to ascend on the high ridge at about 2,650m, reaching here, the path contour and gradually descend to our campsite at Baradhara on the lovely pasture.

Day 07: Trek to Siklis 2,030m. 5hrs.
From our camp, we slowly descend through the thick forest towards the largest Gurung village in the Annapurna region at Siklis. The menfolk of Siklis have long had the tradition of supplying some of the finest soldiers in the Gurkha Regiment to both the British and Indian armies. The huge ‘whaleback’ peak of Lamjung Himal 6,986m dominates the skyline above the village, a mere 10 kilometers away. Siklis a fascinating village perched in a beautiful location; here you will have the opportunity to chat with ex-Gurkha soldiers who are only pleased to discuss their association with the British and Indian armies. Our campsite above the village provides stunning views, particularly at sunset and sunrise.

Day 08: At Siklis for a local hike and visit the village.
Today at leisure free from packing, after a late breakfast, time for a short walk around the village or catch up with the dairy.

Day 09: Trek to Lamokhet 920m. 5 – 6 hrs.
The walk from here leads to a long, steady descent towards the Mardi Khola Valley, some 800 meters, which will surely make the knees wobble! On reaching the bottom, we follow the river downstream, heading south passing through small farm villages and cultivated fields. Lunch probably will be served at Tabrang Pheding after 2-3 hours of good walk. The area around here is sub-tropical and is backdropped by the soaring snow-capped Himalayan peaks. After lunch, the walk is short of few hours and we will be camping by the river in the small Chettri and Brahmin settlement of Lamokhet.

Day 10: Trek to Kalikathan and at Thulokhote 1,540m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Morning walk leads to a path following the river downstream, we cross the Mardi Khola to its east bank, continuing on an easy trail to our lunch spot at Bhainse. From here we climb steadily through terraced landscapes to Kalikasthan. Our campsite is only a short distance further on. An interesting area, it is the site of the Gorkha dynasty. From here in fine conditions, there is an unrivaled panorama of the high snow peaks., from Mt.Dhaulagiri 8,167m in the west to the Annapurnas 8,091m, Manaslu 8,156m. Peak 29 (7,541m), and Himalchuli 7,839m. in the east.

Day 11: Trek to Lake Begnas and drive to Pokhara.
After a grand morning views of the Himalayan chain of mountains our trail diverts on the long descent towards the serene Lake Begnas, morning walk passes through farm terraces and strewn villages on the downhill descent with superb scenery of the surrounding landscapes and finally ending this wonderful walk at Lake Begnas, after lunch (depending on the time of arrival) we board in the Bus for a half an hour ride to the another beautiful Lake Phewa at Pokhara for the last overnight stop.

Day 12:  Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
After a wonderful time in the morning at scenic Pokhara as per the flight time fly back to Kathmandu, on arrival GA staff will transfer with complimentary transport to respective Hotels.

Day 13: In Kathmandu free day.
In Kathmandu at leisure for last minute shopping and please inform GA staff for an extra sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 14: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure staff will transfer you to the airport with complimentary transport for your final departure from this most scenic country, Nepal.

POKHARA VALLEY:

Pokhara is one of a unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machapuchere on its beautiful lakes. Pokhara is situated in the mid-western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with sweeping panoramic views of the mid-east to western Himalayan ranges.

Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with the outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow-capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa, and Phewa.

The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South. Among these high peaks, it is the towering majestic Mt. Machapuchere (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range. Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal’s most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begins from this remarkable place and it’s an also an ideal spot for all types of holidaymakers.

Cost Include

  • Trekking Area permits (trekking permit) and TIMS card,
  • Trekking Map
  • Camping Equipment,
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek)
  • Farewell dinner Nepali Cultural Program
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements,
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
  • Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
  • Medical kit box
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • Trekking Equipments
  • All government taxes
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • First-aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition
  • All necessary transportation
  • Airport pick up and drop with an escort

Cost Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu except farewell dinner and breakfast.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Rescue operation.
  • International airfare and tax.
  • Nepal tourist visa fee
  • Tips for guide and porter.( They highly expect but not compulsory).
Enquiry

Trip Facts

  • Mardi Khola--Khairpani--Nyauli Kharka--Siklis-- Begnas lake
  • 2,550 m at Nyauli Kharka
  • tea house/lodge/home stay
  • tea house/lodge/home stay
  • Private vehicle & flight
  • Yes
  • 4 season
  • low lands Hindus Brahmin, Chhetries, Dalits mid hills Gurungs of Buddhist culture & religions
  • 1-30 person