Details

Unique Experiences:
  • Fewer tourists than the traditional Annapurna treks.
  • A gentler trek than most, perfect for adventurous families.
  • Experience the traditional culture of the Gurung people that inhabit the village of Sikles.
  • Trek while admiring the stunning and majestic Annapurna range.
  • Stay at local teahouses that bring together other travelers on this ancient route.
Participants:

Small Group Adventure - Typically no more than 5 fellow travellers. A small group brings you closer to local life and gives you the flexibility to venture off the beaten path and go beyond the ordinary.
This group departs with a minimum of 2 travellers. 

Trip Length: 6 Day(s) 5 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Daily, exceptions will be stated in the booking calendar.
Travel Season:

Nepal has the widest altitude range of any country on the earth. Each altitude has its own weather, from tropical heat to Arctic cold. 

In the main trekking seasons in the spring (March/April) and autumn (October/November), the weather is generally stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. And though this period is generally expected to be dry, as everywhere, rainfall and gloomy weather may occur making the mountains less visible. The monsoon season roughly starts mid-May/June and runs to the end of August. During this period rainfall and muddy trails may be expected and the possibility to see mountains is less as compared to the main trekking seasons. Travelers who valued greenery and quiet environments will love traveling during monsoon season.

Type of Transportation: Local transportation
Type of Accommodation: Homestay, Teahouse
Physical Rate: 2/5
Child Policy:

Child age: No special child rate, but pay the same as adults
This tour is not recommended for: children below 5 years old

Included in Price:

Meals: 5 x Breakfast, 5 x Lunch, 4 Dinner 
Accommodation: 4 Nights in Basic Teahouse/Homestay and 1 Night in Budget Hotel
Transport: Tourist Bus and Local Transportation
Others/Activities: English-Speaking Guide, Porters During the Trek, and Entrance Fees.


What to bring and What to expect?
Please find Gear List & Trekking Tips here: http://bit.ly/nepalkbyg

Excluded from Price:
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, phone calls, cigarettes, bar bills/soft drinks/mineral water, extra snacks on the way etc.)
  • Personal items such as medications, clothings and equipment.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation from remote mountain locations as well as the standard cover like trip cancellation, lost baggage etc.
  • Tips
  • Any unforeseen expenses, due to delays or diversions due to events outside the operators control, for example landslides or strikes
  • All other expenses not stated as included in the above.

Map

Locations Visited:
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Tangting, Siklish
Start City:
Kathmandu
End City:
Pokhara  

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Be ready at Go Beyond Nepal Office located next to Kathmandu Guest House, in Thamel before 6:30 am. 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 which takes about 7 hours. 

Explore the beauty of Phewa Lake or walk around and relax along the lake side.

Accommodation: Overnight at Budget Hotel.

Day 2: Pokhara drive and trek to Yanjakot

After breakfast, we’ll take a short drive for about an hour passing by small town and village. We’ll start our walk along on the trial of off road track, then we continue walking through beautiful forest and head down to Madi River. 

After crossing the bridge over Medi River, we have to climp steep uphill to Yanjakot which is a typical Gurung Village with mountain views. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Homestay, or Teahouse
Note: Approximate walking/trekking time 4 – 5 hours, height at 1,200 meters.


Day 3: Yanjakot Trek - Tangting

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. Passing by a few suspenstion bridges, villages and terraced feilds on the way. There will also be 10 - 15 minutes of walking steep uphill until you reach Tanting Village of Gurung. This charming village offers magnificent views over Mount Annuparna and the Fishtail Range. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Homestay, or Teahouse
Note: Approximate walking/trekking time 4 – 5 hours, height at 1,600 meters.


Day 4: Tangting Trek - Siklish

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Approximate trekking time 4 hours, height at 2,000 meters.


Day 5: Explore Siklish

Today, we will be exploring the Siklish Village and its surrounding. We will be hiking to Rishi Danda, where there's perfect view point to get the excellent perspective of mountains and then we'll go visit the local village and its museum.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Local Teahouse


Day 6: Drive back to Pokhara

Today, we will take the Jeep and drive on the off-road passing by a few villages back to Pokhara.
 
Once arriving back to Pokhara, you can go explore the city on your own or continue to your next destination.
 
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Note: Approximate driving time 4 - 5 hours

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