Sikles trek lets you around the second largest Gurung village in Nepal after Bhujung of Lamjung, standing on 2,000m high hillock. Sikles is located in a remote but beautiful rhododendron forest surrounding having symmetrical clustered houses built in traditional pattern. This village is one of the famous tourist destinations in Nepal due to its well preserved typical culture, tradition, rites and rituals. Sikles is a significant ethnic village having around 850 households among which majority are Gurung following their socio-cultural practices since time immemorial. Therefore, it is also known as the Gurung Cultural Heritage trekking having a quite trail followed by a limited number of tourists.
One of the most popular treks in Nepal in Annapurna region, it is also recognized as Royal trek in the world tourism market. The British Prince Charles along with his delegates visited this region in the early 80s to explore the natural and cultural assets. You can see the enchanting cultural villages situated on top of mountains, terraced farmlands amidst dense rhododendron forests between Annapurna II and IV. Besides, you can witness the stunning vistas of snowcapped peaks like Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal and Mt. Machhapuchhre all over 6,500m.
As the highest altitude to reach during this trekking is Sikles Village (1,980m) it is the best family trekking package in Nepal. You can find a unique experience of home stay facilities in Sikles and other Gurung villages which are the important stopovers during the journey. Although this trek can be done throughout the year, spring and autumn are the best time for Sikles trek. Doing this trek in these seasons, you can have the 360-degree view of the snowy peaks of Annapurna region and the eye-catching landscapes and mountain villages. You can get the lifelong memory of camping trekking while exploring the Gurung ethnic villages or you can experience home stay trekking.
Sikles Gurung Cultural Heritage trek is the best Nepal trekking package for foreign pupils under the student exchange programs. Excursion to Sikles provides you a valuable opportunity to turn the classroom activities regarding culture and tradition into a real-life learning. Along with the enthralling panorama of nature and snowcapped peaks, the students can make a thorough study on diverse flora and fauna. They can also acquire the in-depth knowledge about the rites and rituals of Gurung people whose males are known as the Gurkhas. The Gurkhas who have a dominant presence in the British and Indian Army have a noble history related to the World Wars.
While spending four days five nights at Sikles, you can learn a lot of things related to Gurung culture and tradtion. Sikles is the first model home stay in Asia where the first community-based integrated conservation and development project, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project was introduced. You can learn the education system, local culture and tradition whereas you can yours with the people of the Annapurna region. Eco Museum Sikles displays the Gurung art and artifact, environment-related materials and specimens of different species of butterflies, reptiles and insects. You get a chance to experience the Shamanistic practices prevalent in Gurung community live performed by Jhakris and Lamas, the priests of the community.
A1 Excursion Adventure offers you 15 days Sikles Community Trek with popular route map, itinerary and trip costs detail. Annapurna region trekking is largest himalayas protected area of Nepal. As well as A1 Excursion Adventure always make a tailor-made trip for you.