Annapurna Siklish Trekking

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration12 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 3,210m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House / Camping
  • Transport Fly in - Fly Out / and private car
Highlights
  • Pass through various traditional Gurung villages away from any tourist trail
  • Explore the Machhapuchhre Holy Mountain area
  • Get stunning views of Manaslu and Annapurna mountain ranges
  • Follow the ancient trails towards the valley of Madi Khola to stay in villages named Bhujung, Tang Ting and Siklish
  • Chance to get the glimpse of rural Nepal

Annapurna Siklish Trekking 12 Days Itinerary and Cost 2023

Annapurna Conservation Project has developed Siklish as a model village and it thus acts as an integral part of the entire eco-trekking project seeking towards spreading awareness for both local area people and tourists about the significance to preserve the delicate environment prevailing in the entire area. Siklish is a big Gurung village that belongs to the northern area of Pokhara and it gives an extremely preserved example associated with typical life prevailing in the Gurung region.

Silkish Trekking thus involves passing through various traditional Gurung villages away from any tourist trail to provide an ultimate cultural experience too often missed on various popular trails. By walking through various unharmed primary forest, you will be able to be the part of fantastic joy, while simultaneously, get thrilling experience in the Nepal foothills.

In order to begin the trek, we start from Pokhara and head to the northern area from Machhapuchhre Holy Mountain. Here, you will find ridgeline route providing wonderful views of Manaslu and Annapurna mountain ranges. In addition, we will climb through bamboo, rhododendron and oak forests, while follow the ancient trails towards the valley of Madi Khola to stay in villages named Bhujung, Tang Ting and Siklish.

Trail of Siklish Trekking follows the summer grazing route of high alpines, which shepherds utilize for herding flocks above the line of tress. The complete trek gives you a charming village experience, where you may get the glimpse of rural Nepal. Other than this, the trek gives you an opportunity to view a particular side of the almighty Himalayan mountain range.

Best time to do Annapurna Siklish Trekking

Annapurna Siklish Trekking is best experienced during the spring and autumn seasons, which typically span from late March to early June and from September to November, respectively. During these months, the weather is relatively stable, with clear skies, moderate temperatures, and lush landscapes.

Annapurna Siklish Trekking in autumn season (Sept – Nov)

Trekking in the Annapurna Siklish during the autumn season is a captivating and rewarding experience. This period is considered by clear skies, mild temperatures, and the breathtaking beauty of nature in full bloom. As you embark on this trek, you'll find yourself surrounded by lush, vibrant landscapes adorned with blooming rhododendron forests and terraced fields. The crisp mountain air, coupled with the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, creates a mesmerizing setting for trekking enthusiasts. The weather during autumn ensures comfortable trekking conditions, with stable temperatures and minimal precipitation. Overall, trekking the Annapurna Siklish route in autumn promises a harmonious blend of natural wonders, cultural exploration, and a sense of accomplishment amidst the Himalayan grandeur.

Annapurna Siklish Trekking in winter season (Dec- Feb)

Annapurna Siklish Trek during the winter season offers a unique and serene adventure amid the snow-clad landscapes of the Himalayas. While the temperatures drop, creating a crisp and invigorating atmosphere, the snow-covered trails and surrounding peaks transform the region into a picturesque winter wonderland. Trekking through quiet and pristine snow-covered forests, the journey becomes a tranquil experience, providing a sense of solitude and peacefulness. Despite the colder weather, the clear skies reveal stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, adding a surreal touch to the trek. While the trek in winter requires proper preparation for colder temperatures, the reward lies in the untouched beauty of the landscape and the unique charm that the snowy season imparts to the Annapurna Siklish region making it a magical and off-the-beaten-path winter trekking destination.

Annapurna Siklish Trekking in spring season (March- May)

Annapurna Siklish Trek during the spring season reveals a spectacular tapestry of natural beauty and vibrant landscapes. This period marks the awakening of nature after the winter slumber, with rhododendron forests bursting into a riot of colors, painting the hillsides with hues ranging from deep reds to vivid pinks. The weather during spring is mild and pleasant, creating optimal conditions for trekking. The clear skies provide unobstructed views of the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, elevating the trekking experience to new heights. As you traverse the well-trodden paths, you'll encounter terraced fields in full bloom, adding to the scenic charm of the journey. The spring time also brings the opportunity to witness the local flora and fauna coming to life creating a vibrant and dynamic environment.

Annapurna Siklish Trekking in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)

Trekking in the Annapurna Siklish during the monsoon season presents both challenges and unique experiences for adventurers seeking a different perspective on the Himalayan landscape. While this period brings heavy rainfall to the region, transforming the trails into muddy pathways and swelling the rivers, it also unveils a lush and vibrant side of the Annapurna region. The monsoon rains foster the lush vegetation, turning the hillsides into a sea of green, and the blooming wildflowers add a burst of color to the surroundings. The misty atmosphere imparts a mystical quality to the trek, creating a sense of tranquility amidst the rain-soaked landscapes. While trekking in the monsoon requires careful consideration of weather conditions and proper gear, those who embark on this journey are rewarded with a unique and immersive encounter with the Annapurna Siklish region, showcasing its natural spirit and the attraction of monsoon magic in the Himalayas.

Important Notes during Annapurna Siklish Trekking

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • Annapurna Siklish Trek is a moderate trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.
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                          Cost Details
                          Cost Includes
                          • Airports pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
                          • Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu -Kathmandu city Hotel or Hotel Thamel (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
                          • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
                          • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
                          • Ground transportation by tourist bus from Kathmandu – Pokhara by flight  - and pohara to Kathmandu by car  then from Pokhara to trek starting pont and trek ending point to Pokhara.
                          • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
                          • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
                          • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
                          • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
                          • Two nights standard accommodation in Pokhara ( First night of the trekking and last night of the trekking).
                          • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
                          • Welcome Nepal Treks's sleeping bag, down jackets and walking stick, if necessary.
                          • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
                          • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                          • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                          Cost Excludes
                          • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                          • Your Travel insurance.
                          • Food while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
                          • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
                          • Sweet things like chocolate.
                          • Tips for the guide and porter,  its not mandatory but expected 

                           

                           

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                          Start DateSundayMay 19, 2024End DateThursdayMay 30, 2024PricePriceUS$800StatusStatusAvailable
                          Start DateTuesdayMay 21, 2024End DateSaturdayJun 01, 2024PricePriceUS$800StatusStatusAvailable
                          Start DateThursdayMay 23, 2024End DateMondayJun 03, 2024PricePriceUS$800StatusStatusAvailable
                          Start DateSaturdayMay 25, 2024End DateWednesdayJun 05, 2024PricePriceUS$800StatusStatusAvailable
                          Start DateMondayMay 27, 2024End DateFridayJun 07, 2024PricePriceUS$800StatusStatusAvailable
                          Start DateWednesdayMay 29, 2024End DateSundayJun 09, 2024PricePriceUS$800StatusStatusAvailable
                          Start DateFridayMay 31, 2024End DateTuesdayJun 11, 2024PricePriceUS$800StatusStatusAvailable
                          Essential Information

                          Packaging list for Annapurna Siklish Trekking

                          • A few pairs of Thermal tops
                          • Fleece jacket/pullover
                          • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
                          • Down jacket
                          • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
                          • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
                          • Mittens/woolen gloves
                          • Warm Hiking socks
                          • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
                          • Sun hat/scarf, wash towel
                          • Sunglasses
                          • Trekking poles
                          • Day bag above 40 L
                          • Basic personal first aid kit
                          • Waterproof cover for backpack
                          • Headlamp or flashlight
                          • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)
                          • Snacks and energy bars
                          • Water bottles, water purification tablets

                          Accommodations during 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking

                          Accommodations during the 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trek are diverse, ranging from teahouses in charming villages to more basic lodges in remote areas. These lodging options provide essential amenities such as clean beds and shared bathrooms. In higher elevations, accommodation facilities may become more basic, with shared rooms and simpler amenities. It's advisable to carry a sleeping bag for added comfort, especially during the colder nights. However, advance booking is recommended during peak seasons to ensure a pleasant stay along this captivating trek.

                          Foods and Drinks during 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking

                          During the 12 day Annapurna Siklish Trek, the food experience is a basic part of the journey, offering a mixture of local flavors and nutrition for trekkers. Teahouses along the route serve a variety of hearty meals, ranging from traditional Nepali dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup) to western-style dishes like pasta and pancakes. These meals provide the necessary energy for trekking through diverse terrains. Additionally, the teahouses offer a selection of hot and refreshing drinks, including masala tea, ginger lemon honey tea, and the ubiquitous milk tea, providing warmth and comfort during colder days. While trekking, it's essential to stay hydrated, and bottled water is readily available in most places.

                          Internet, Wi-Fi, hot water shower facilities during 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking

                          During the 12 day Annapurna Siklish Trek, internet and Wi-Fi facilities are available in larger villages like Ghorepani with varying speeds. Hot water shower facilities are commonly found in teahouses along the trail, particularly in more populated areas, providing trekkers with some comfort after a day of hiking. However, as you trek into more remote and less populated regions, the availability of these amenities becomes infrequent or may be limited.

                          Risks during 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking

                          Trekking in the 12 day Annapurna Siklish Trek presents certain risks and challenges that trekkers should be aware of and prepared for. Here are some of the potential risks associated with the Annapurna Siklish trek:

                          • Altitude sickness
                          • Unpredictable weather
                          • Landslides and avalanches
                          • Challenging river crossings
                          • Treacherous trail conditions
                          • Health issues
                          • Limited communication

                          Preventing Altitude Sickness (AMS) during 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking

                          Preventing altitude sickness during the 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some to reduce the risk of altitude sickness:

                          • Acclimatize properly
                          • Stay hydrated
                          • Trek at a moderate pace
                          • Consider altitude medication
                          • Monitor symptoms
                          • Descend if necessary
                          • Follow local guidance
                          • Have emergency evacuation insurance

                          Guides during 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking

                          Guide during the 12 day Annapurna Siklish Trek can significantly enhance the overall trekking experience. Experienced guides bring invaluable insights into the local culture, geography, and trail conditions, ensuring a smoother and safer journey. They are well-versed in navigating the challenging terrain, providing trekkers with a sense of direction and security. Guides also play a crucial role in acclimatization, helping to mitigate altitude-related risks by monitoring trekkers' well-being. Beyond logistical support, they share fascinating stories about the region, adding a cultural dimension to the trek. In case of unforeseen challenges, such as weather changes or trail adjustments, a guide's expertise becomes helpful.

                          Insurance during 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking

                          Having travel insurance is highly recommended when embarking on any trek, including the 12 day Annapurna Siklish Trek. Travel insurance provides coverage for various unforeseen events, emergencies, and medical expenses that may arise during your trip. Ensure that your travel insurance provides sufficient coverage for medical expenses, including emergency medical evacuation and treatment in case of illness or injury during the trek. Verify that your insurance covers the cost of emergency helicopter rescue or evacuation, as it may be necessary in case of severe altitude sickness or other emergencies in remote areas.

                          Tipping during 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking

                          Tipping is a common practice in the tourism industry, including for trekking guides, porters, and other support staff. While tipping is not mandatory, it is appreciated and considered a way to show gratitude for the service provided. It’s important to note that these are general guidelines, and tipping is ultimately personal decisions. You may choose to adjust the amount based on your satisfaction with the service and your budget.

                          ATM and money exchange facilities during 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking

                          ATM and money exchange facilities during the 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trek is limited, particularly in remote areas. You won’t find the ATM services that’s why it is advisable to carry sufficient cash in Nepalese rupees for the entire trek. Teahouses and lodges may accept cash for meals and accommodations, but credit cards are generally not widely accepted. Money exchange services are more readily available in urban centers before starting the trek, ensuring you have the necessary currency for the journey.

                          Can I join the Group on 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking?

                          Welcome Nepal Treks offer group tour packages 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trek that allow solo travelers or small groups to join a pre-organized tour with other like-minded travelers. Group tours are a popular option for those who want to explore the destinations with a group of people, share experiences, and enjoy the company of fellow travelers. When booking a group tour, you can choose from various itineraries and departure dates offered by us. The group size can vary, so you can inquire about the maximum number of participants in each group to ensure you are comfortable with the group dynamics.

                          Can I book Private 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking?

                          Yes, you can book a private 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks. We can customize the trek itinerary based on your preferences, fitness level, and time constraints. We also offer greater flexibility in terms of starting dates, pace, and the ability to adjust the itinerary as needed during the trek. With a private trek, you can receive more personalized attention and support from the trekking crew and guides. Welcome Nepal Treks provide a more comfortable and intimate experience, as you won't be trekking with a large group of strangers.

                          Why to do 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking?

                          Annapurna Siklish Trek is a captivating adventure for a variety of compelling reasons. The trek showcases the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region, including panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Trekkers are treated to diverse scenery, from lush rhododendron forests to snow-covered trails, depending on the season. Passing through traditional villages, the trek provides opportunities to interact with local communities, experience their hospitality, and gain insights into the rich cultural tapestry of the region. Siklish village itself offers a unique cultural highlight. The trek can be enjoyed throughout the year, each season offering a different perspective. From blooming rhododendrons in spring to snow-covered landscapes in winter, trekkers can choose the time that best suits their preferences. However, the 12 days duration allows for a well-paced journey, ensuring proper acclimatization and a more immersive experience. Trekkers can fully absorb the beauty of the surroundings and connect with the local culture.

                          Why to do 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking with Welcome Nepal Treks?

                          Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing treks in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks offers a splendid trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We have knowledgeable and experienced guides who are familiar with the trekking routes, safety protocols, and local customs. Their expertise can enhance your trekking experience and ensure a smooth journey. We offers flexible and customizable itineraries to cater to individual preferences and requirements. We can tailor the trek to suit your time frame, fitness level and specific interested. Welcome Nepal treks takes care of the logistical aspects of the trek, including permits, accommodations, transportation, and meals. Also, we highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services.

                          What is the Cost of the 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking?

                          The cost of 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trek can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this 12 days adventurous and splendid Annapurna Siklish trekking package starts from $800 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees and everything mentioned in the package with all meals.

                          Booking and Payment Policies of 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking

                          If you want to book the 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

                          Trip extension after 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trekking

                          After completing 12 days Annapurna Siklish Trek, you have several options for extending your trip and exploring more of Nepal or neighboring regions. Here are some popular trip extensions you can consider:

                          • Everest Base Camp Trek
                          • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
                          • Tibet and Bhutan Tour
                          • Langtang Valley Trek
                          • Upper Mustang Trek
                          • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
                          • Chitwan National Park Safari
                          • Bardia National Park Safari
                          • Rara Lake Trek
                          • Manaslu Circuit Trek
                          • Tansen and Palpa
                          • Lumbini and Buddhist Circuit
                          • Pokhara Adventure Activities
                          • Kalinchowk Temple Trek
                          • Gosainkunda Trek
                          • River Rafting
                          • Mountain Flight
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