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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.

Trip Highlights

  • Exploration of Gurung ethnic community rich in its culture and tradition
  • Home stay facilities of Sikles, Ghale Kharka, Tangting and Yangjakot
  • Breathtaking views of the snowcapped peaks like Annapurna II, IV, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Machhapuchhre from Sikles.
  • Eco Museum of Sikles and interaction with the friendly and helpful Gurung people
  • Safe trekking trail that passes through rhododendron forests suitable for family trek
  • The most appropriate Nepal trekking package for student exchange programs
  • Firsthand experience of Shamanism prevalent in Gurung Community

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m)

On your arrival day, the representative of A1 Excursion receives you at the Kathmandu International Airport. S/he takes you to the hotel which is booked for your accommodation purpose. You can either take a rest or a stroll around the tourist hub, Thamel area.

Cost Includes:

  • Complimentary Arrival & Transfer from Kathmandu international Airport to Hotel.
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary.

While in Trekking

  • 3 meals: Breakfast lunch dinner,  tea/ coffee and boiled water provided
  • Accommodation in Home stay/Tea house.
  • Necessary Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down jackets provide ( returnable)  by Company
  • English speaking guide and necessary porter
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Park permit Fees.
  • All Necessaries for Guide and Porter like salary, equipment, insurance Accommodation etc.
  • First Aid Kit Medicine,
  • Trekking Map
  • Government Tax

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Drinks Mineral water, Boiled water, beverages, etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for Guide & Porter.
  • Emergency Rescue Charge
  • Extra night in Kathmandu & in Pokhara.

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