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.

Overview

  • Duration 02 days
  • Max Elevation 1,981m m
  • Best Season All around the year
  • Average Walk 02-03 hrs
  • Accomodation Guest house
  • Location Pokhara
  • Start/End PKR / PKR
  • Transportation Jeep /Bus

Includes

  • Hotel Pickup and Drop off by private Vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • Necessary Trekking Permits
  • Transportation

Excludes

  •  Drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and  bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides and drivers
  • Accommodation in Pokhara
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Expenses which arise with any unforeseen events like a landslide, other calamities or political turmoil.

Additional Information

  • You can extend your destination to Kapuchhe Lake (Lowest altitude glacier lake in the world), which is about an eight hours hike through walking trails via Hugu Goth ghar.
  • Sikles is the nearest destination from Pokhara to enjoy and play snow during winter.
  • There are numerous hiking routes to and from sikles, like sikles to Tarpang village, sikles-tangting village, Sikles-hugu goth ghar,sikles-Kabuche lake, sikles-kori Danda, Pokhara-Lamachaur – sikles via chansu which is about 2 days trek, Begnash lake-Baral-chyamarang- sikles and furthermore which can be customized according to your time feasibility and preferences.
  • Foreigners needs ACAP permit and should show their identity to enter sikles.

Itinerary

  • Pickup

    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.

  • Stop At: Sikles Village

    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.

  • Drop off: Pokhara

    After staying in Sikles, we will be heading back to Pokhara in the early morning and drop you back to your respective hotels.

Sikles: Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is sikles village tour different from other destinations?What are the major attractions nearby sikles?

    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.

  • Can you provide more information on Kapuchhe Lake?

    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.

  • How is accommodation in Sikles like?

    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.

  • Which is the best time of year to visit Sikles?

    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.

  • What would be comfortable clothing for a Sikles village tour?

    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.

  • Do I need to carry my backpack?

    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.

  • How can I ensure my booking and of other alternative hiking options to sikles?

    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.

  • Can I do Kapuche lake trek?

    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.