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Unique Experiences:
Enjoy a route with fewer tourists than the traditional Annapurna treks.
Choose this trip if you're looking for a a gentler trek, and a good match for adventurous families.
Experience the traditional culture of the Gurung people that inhabit the villages of Sikles.
Trek while admiring the stunning and majestic Annapurna range.
Stay at local tea houses that bring together other travellers on this ancient route.
Trip Length: 6 Days
Participants:
Up to 16 travelers may book this trip. This is a shared experience.
Inclusions:
Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Accommodations: 1 night in Pokhara in a Budget Hotel, 4 nights in in Teahouses with Shared Facilities
Transportation: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Bus, Pokhora to Starting Point by Jeep, Ending Point to Pokhara by Jeep
Miscellaneous: English-speaking Guide, Porters, Trekking Permits
 
Exclusions:
Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
Tips & Gratuities
Compulsory or Peak Season Surcharges
Age Policy: Adults: 5 to 99 years of age
Children: Prohibited
Infants: Prohibited
Child Policy:
This tour is not recommended for children below the age of 5.
Special Information:
Your travel insurance must cover emergency evacuation. Services at teahouses are limited, but in some places there may be additional services available to you. Those services are at your own expense.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Be ready at Go Beyond's office next to Kathmandu Guest House, in Thamel, before 6:30. We’ll start our journey early in the morning from Kathmandu and make our way along river valleys, passing by terraced fields to the naturally beautiful Pokhara, a journey of around 7 hours. Explore the beauty of Phewa Lake or walk around and relax along the lake side.

Transportation: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Bus
Accommodation: Pokhara Budget Hotel


Day 2: Pokhara to Yanjakot (trekking time 4-5 hours)
After breakfast, we’ll take a short drive for about an hour passing by small towns and villages. We’ll start our walk along an off-road track, then continue walking through beautiful forest and head down to the Madi River. After crossing the bridge over the Madi River, we have to climb a steep hill to Yanjakot, a typical Gurung village with great mountain views. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Transportation: Pokhara to Starting Point by Jeep


Day 3: Yanjakot to Tangting (trekking time 4-5 hours)
We'll start walking downhill, passing through villages and forest until we reach Chasu and, from there, we have to climb up to Tangting village. We'll pass a few suspension bridges, villages, and terraced fields along the way. There will also be 15 minutes of walking up a steep hill until we reach Tanting village. This charming village offers magnificent views over Mount Annuparna and the Fishtail Range. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse


Day 4: Tangting Trek to Siklish
We'll follow the gradual and steep downhill trail to the Medi River, crossing the river again over the suspension bridge. Then we have to climb a steep uphill through terraced fields and meadows to get to Siklish. Siklish is a Gurung village set against the stunning snowy peaks of the Himalayas. The Gurung people are famous for having been recruited as Gurkha soldiers and maintain a unique identity.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse


Day 5: Siklish
Today, we will be exploring the Siklish village and its surrounding area. We will be hiking to Rishi Danda, where there's a perfect view point to get the best perspective of the mountains. We'll then visit the local village and its museum.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse


Day 6: Siklish to Pokhara
We'll take a jeep and drive off-road, passing a few villages on our way back to Pokhara (about a 4 to 5 hour drive). Once we're back in Pokhara, you can explore the city on your own or continue to your next destination.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Transportation: Ending Point to Pokhara by Jeep

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