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Sikles Trip Summary
- Sikles Trek Duration: 8 Days
- High Altitude: 2,426m/7,960 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
- Group-Size: 1 – 10 People
- Best Time to visit Kapuche Lake: Feburary to December
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Transportat: Car/Plane/bus
The Sikles Trek is one of the most splendid trek routes in the Annapurna Himalayas. Hiking Sikles is a short village trip that takes us through wonderful Gurung possessed towns alongside astonishing scene landscapes and perspectives on dazzling snowy mountains.
Sikles and Kapuche Lake Trek is the newly published and not crowded trekking route of Nepal. Although it is a newly explored trail, it has been the most loved trekking trail among trekkers in a very short time. It is one of the pristine hiking trails that unfolds the natural beauty in Nepal.
Sikles is located above Madi Khola (Madi river) at an altitude of 1,981m. At Sikles hike begins with a short drive to Milan Chowk, Pokhara Town. The journey goes through the Ghalegaon and Parche, and to Sikles. This place lies in the Kaski district and is a part of the Annapurna territory in Nepal. Sikles Trek is also a side trek near Pokhara. The distance between Pokhara and Sikles is 17 km. The road distance is 36.7 km only.
Furthermore you will have a breathtaking view of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Likewise, tourists can discern Mt.Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Mt.Tukuche, Mt.Nilgiri (6,930m), Mt.Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8,091m), Hiunchuli (6,420m), Fish Tail (6,993m), Annapurna II-IV, Lamjung Himal, and Mt.Manaslu (8,157m) in a single line.
Along with a unique location and pristine natural presence, the path is remote and less crowded than other trails. The source of Kahphuche (Kapuche lake) is a glacial melt from the Annapurna II, IV, and Lamjung Himal. Kapuche lake is a major attraction of Sikles village hiking also. The glacier lake Kapuche is situated on the foothills of Annapurna peaks at 2426 meters above sea level.
Kori Hill station hike or Kori trek is wilderness off the beaten trek in Nepal that can explore together with kapuche lake hike. Hiking Sikles is an easy to moderate level trek difficulty. The trek route is also best for beginner hikers. As for experienced trekkers, it can be an easy task.
Sikles village lies at a lower altitude elevation, so there is not a chance of altitude sickness. You can experience the Gurung, Magar, and Brahmin ethnic communities and their cultures. You can plan your trek to Sikles at any time throughout the year.
Sikles trek itinerary detail
Sikles excursion is a classical trek with 5 days itinerary best hikes in the Annapurna region. The certain sikles trek route is designing for Nepal Hikers who wish to hike to visit the typical villages and glacial lake within a week holidays in Nepal. However for travelers who wish to explore Sikles trek quickly but are walking with limited time-wise? ask us for a custom-made travel plan.1 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Landing in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport. Our representative will receive you with a private vehicle and transfer to thamel hotel. After some refreshments, we brief you about your Sikles hiking infomration.
At morning, guide will come to meet you in your hotel, than drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara town. Pokhara is a city of pristine lakes which is a tourist’s paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites. As you are in Pokhara, you can explore Phewa lake, bat cave, or Gupteswor Mahadev cave, temples of Buddhist and Hindu monuments. You can observe views to the north across the Phewa hill to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Tourists can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara paying an extra cost of airfare to save time to visit the amazing places.
We start our journey taking a private jeep (about 1 hour) drive that takes us to Armala village. Right after Armala, we conducts our hiking trip. Tourist can trek for around 6 hours in a ceaselessly lifting narrow path until we arrive at Thak village.
On a subsequent day, we trek for around 8 hours until we arrive at Tara Hill station (3,055m). Tara Hilltop on the way arranged at the stature of 2814m gives the best close-up perspective on the Himalaya(snow-covered mountain). You can really appreciate the stunning all-encompassing perspectives on the whole Mt Annapurna Himalaya Range from a nearby distance at the background of a great scene all through the excursion. The path follows unblemished nature, unadulterated wild, abounding with the greenery of tropical and coniferous thick timberland. The spot likewise has a perspective that offers some phenomenal perspectives. Following two or three hours of hiking, we will show up at an acclaimed customary Sikles Gurung village.
On this day, we hike further to Hugu Goth passing several tiny hamlets and farmlands. We arrive at the far off town at Hugu Goth, where we can stay overnight.
Today, we began our hiking trail to get Kapuche lake passing through the dense forest and in some parts the landslide has destroyed the trails. It takes around two hours hiking out of Hugu Lake. Kapuche Lake is the lowest Glacial Lake in Nepal. Spend some hours to visit Kapuche lake and return to Hugu Goth as currently there are no guest houses. However, on camping trekking, we can set up our campsite near Kapuche lake. Therefore, tourists will have more free time to spend around the lake for boating or hiking.
Optional day tour to Kori Danda
Kori Hill station hike or Kori trek is wilderness off the beaten trek route located in Kaski district, western Nepal. Travelers can hike at the Kori hilltop with full camping gear and food. The Kori Danda is situated at an altitude of 3800m, where tourists can experience the majestic mountains view such as Lamjung Himal (6,988m), Annapurna II (7,937m), and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail mountain 6,993m)..etc in a single line.
Kapuche glacier lake is equally popular as a sikles lake hiking. However, we continue our hikes further after visiting the glacier sightseeing. So, today is one of the longest day hikes to reach Bhaisikharka. However, the journey pass through the nice villages and typical village hiking trails reaching out to Bhaisiharka.
The trekking trail descends down towards Ghale Goan village passes through the rhododendron forest. Ghale Gaun was named as the second village tourism destination after Sirubari village of Syanja. Likewise, Tourists can see the panoramic view of the many Himalayas, such as Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli, and Manasulu in the East, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna on the North and the peak of Machhapuchare on the west.
Todays trek is a best day for village lovers as the path winds regularly and you can hear birds voice above you may even catch a glimpse of a monkey trail. As you are in Ghale Gurung hill station, you will have a great view of Annapurna summits including the Lamjung Himal and Manaslu mountain. Hike downhill to Besi Sahar to get delicious lunch and take a regular Micro Bus back to Kathmandu town. Trip finish.
How much does Sikles trek cost?
Hiking at Sikles village cost USD 525 per person is a standard trek price on double occupancy basis. At this price, we offer you Tourist Standard Twin Sharing accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu. Likewise, tourist standard twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara, and also along with the sikles homestay basis room along the trail. And of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your journey, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike Sikles kapuche lake for free of cost. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN), and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.
Amazing Sikles trek cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Bus transfer from kathmandu to Pokhara and from Besisahar to Kathmandu for guest, guide & porter.
- Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- Pokhara to Armala transfer by private vehicle.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
- Hiker personal trekking equipments .
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
Buy sikles trek map either with Gokyo Treks Agency or Thamel Map house to get a better understanding of the places you go and the mountains you see from hikes. Tourists can find hotels in sikles in almost every place. We can organize private Sikles Village Trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details and request us to pick you up. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Sikles village trek?
Answer: Actually Siklesh hiking combine with Kapuche lake is easy trekking, so previous experience is not required.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect to express Sikles trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?
Answer: There are basic guest houses en route. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as rice, Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, bread, soups, seasonal fresh vegetables. Dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will provide on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Sikles village express trek?
Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Sikles lodge Trek?.
Answer: During the lodge trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?.
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on the Sikles village Tent trek?.
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in sikles village homestay trekking?
Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Sikles village short camping trekking?.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: Do I need walking poles?.
Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Best Hikes at Sikles, Kapuche lake and Ghalegaon hill
We did a 6 day trek through the Annapurna region called the Sikles trek – absolutely amazing views. Landscape changes frequently from rice fields to snow capped mountains including top hils and the glacier lake. Our trek was led by Ammar who did a fantastic job teaching us about the history of the region and mountains. He knew the area so well and always knew the best tea houses to stop at for food or lodging. I would highly recommend Ammar and the Gokyo Trek team to any planning a trek in Nepal. – Rehan, San Diego, California, USA.
Sikles trek highlights
- See Annapurna mountains from Tara Hill top and halegaon hill station (also popular to see sunrise).
- First-class views of Annapurna family including Hiunchuli, and Fishtail.
- Walk through fertile lands, rice and millet terraces to reach Kapuche Glacial lake.
- Experience the Gurung and tamang and other ethnic groups and their local life styles.
Sikles trek note:
The sikles hike information is just a guide and standard template that we provide you. However, the Sikles village trek itinerary is possible to modify at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary en route.
It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its result, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.
What makes Sikles trek special?
Opportunities for challenging hikes at Kapuche lake and Gurung hill hikes are pleasant trekking trails in the Annapurna foothills. We can customize sikles trek inclusive kapuche lake and Ghalegaon trips as camping trekking according to traveler requests. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your security and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well-trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
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|No. of people||Price Per Person|
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|10 +||USD 525|
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