Sikles, The pristine stunning village at the edge of Annapurna circuit sanctuary is situated on a small hillock at an elevation of about 2000m above sea level. This vivacious village with the prominence of Gurung inhibition preserves historic tradition and culture passing over through stone -steps gradual elevated terrain and rhododendron boscage residing on the brow, underneath majestic Mt. Annapurna unfolds incredible Nepal.
An odyssey to Sikles for observing the primordial lifestyle and usage of ancient technologies fascinates one to explore indigeneity. The walking trails also offers you to observe unexposed propinquity of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himalayas views.
You will be picked up from your respective hotels, We will move ahead to Kaunkhola crossing many beautiful villages Taprang Village, Chipli Gaun and Khilang on the way to sikles, which is about 4-5 hours off- road ride.
After a long off-road journey to sikles, we walk towards our hotels where we stay overnight and leave our belongings and go for a village walk. You can observe indegenous handicraft skills, empowered Gurung women waving clothes, antique water-driven mills, Terrace rice field farming, Thatched roof-stone built gurung homestays, Eco-museum and a spectacular view of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Fishtails, Dhaulagiri and Lamjung Himalaya from view tower and sikles park and if time favours then we can ascend to racing Danda.
After staying in Sikles, we will be heading back to Pokhara in the early morning and drop you back to your respective hotels.
Sikles is a village having a thick settlement of ethnic Gurung community and nearest trekking route from Pokhara carrying huge potential of untouched virgin resources, If you plan for trekking to Kabucche lake then you will realise that it’s the most isolated and underrated hiking destination in Pokhara. perhaps, beautiful and pristine. From Sikles you can visit Tarpang village, a mixed community of ethnic Gurung and Magar resides here and offers you most glorious landscape views. You can introspect the lifestyle of people at micro-level residing in Annapurna circuit sanctuary.
Kappuche or Kafuche lake is situated at the northeastern side and elevated at 2,546m above sea level. This lake is considered as the low altitude ice glacier lake in the world. This place has been recently explored and very untouched, we have to pass through a treacherous path so it requires effort and is a bit strenuous.
Sikles itself is a very charming village welcomes you wholeheartedly and caters you with generosity and love. There are several hotels in indigenous style Gurung houses with a single bedroom or twin sharing ensuites or community homestays are also available there.
During Autumn season falls (October-mid December) Sikles visit is very enjoyable but during mid-winter, this place beautifies as snow-capped mountains and avalanche in mountains are visible, During mid-January, which falls in Magh 1st according to Bikram sambhat calendar, villagers celebrate Maghe-Sankranti where you can observe the quintessential culture and might enjoy snowfall in the village.
During summer you can wear comfortable clothes for a walk, Average temperature during day time is up to 25-degree Celsius, while during night time temperature might fall dramatically, fleece jacket or windcheater might help. During winter you should wear three layers of clothing; merino wool undershirt, fleece jacket and light down jacket is recommended.
you can carry a small backpack where you can store 2 liters of water, refillable water flask, clothes, first aid and medications and some necessary accessories.
You will be informed through email as soon as you register, There are different alternative options for sikles and kapuche hike details which will be provided according to your preferences.
Kapuche lake trek is mostly prefered one and you should not be missing it too, we provide you with a professional guide who helps you to cross undulating trails and leads you to the right directions as there is no human settlement at all to assist you in any sort of difficulties.