Siklish Trek Via Begnas Lake

Siklish Trek has been researched to ensure the most spectacular views of the Annapurna Range and Lamjung Himal. This low altitude trek cuts through an area rarely visited and traverses a variety of terrain from low land villages and terraced fields up to Nepal largest Gurung village of Siklis. Starting from the old capital of Gorkha, our route climbs a top a hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalaya and where the old "royal palace" known as Gorkha Durbar towers the bazaar.

Descending through terraced fields we head west to cross the Annapurna circuit route before traversing an area south of Lamjung Himal at low altitude with plenty of rural life such as typical Nepalese villages not used to seeing foreigners. Reaching Madi Pool north of Pokhara, our route heads towards the fishtail peak of Machapuchere upstream the Seti Khola till Ghalegaon, an important Gurung village. Then the trail climbs up to Siklis through a rhododendron forest.

The largest Gurung village is situated at the foot of Lamjung Himal (6931m). From there we descend steeply to the Modi Khola riverside. Our last camp at Thulo Kot offers a panorama of twenty peaks before descending to the Begnas Lake. After a short drive to Pokhara we have a last camp near the famous Phewa Lake and the next day we fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu
Our representative will be waiting in the Nepal airport and transfer to Hotel. We will welcome to our city office and finalize the formalities. Brief the program and introduce the guide and other operator. Take an easy evening to stroll around. Over night in the Hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing
After the breakfast drive to sight seeing by car with guide to the world heritage sites (Pashupatinath- Hindu temple, Boudhanath - Buddhist stupa, Swyambhunath - Buddhist Stupa and Patan Durbar Square). Back to Hotel and free in the evening. We will prepare the documents and other paper work to your trek. Over night in the Hotel.

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara
(6 to 8 hrs depending on road conditions) by air 25 minutes.
Camp near Begnas Tal.

Day 04 : Begnas Tal to Baral
From the lake at about 3,000 ft/909m, the trail meanders along a low ridge with superb views. We pass several villages, some selling fish smoke over open fires. From the ridge, we descend to the Modi Khola (river) which has its heads waters at the base of the Annapurna Glacier.

Day 05 : Baral to Chyamarang
An easy day's walk, ascending to 4,000ft/1,212m as we follow the valley of the Modi. The Annapurna summits come into view above the foothill ridge tops. We pass villages, farms and scattered forests.

Day 06 : Chyamarang to Siklis
We gain another 1,000ft/303m, crossing the Modi Khola and then climbing, steeply at times, to the hillside village of Siklis.

Day 12 : Layover day at Bharaburi
Another chance to rest and relax or climb a ridge for better views of the Himalayan crests.

Day 13 :    Bharaburi to Chisopani :
We backtrack down to the Seti Khola, by passing Burijung Khola and carry on along the banks of the river to Chisopani. walk is about 5 hours.

Day 14 : Chisopani to Pokhara
A relatively easy six-hour day of level walking along the Seti to the lovely Pokhara valley. Transfer to hotel in Pokhara.

Day 15 : Fly from Pokhara
Transfer to Katmandu hotel.

Cost Includes

1.    Airport picks up & Droop.
2.    All food (Break fast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit)
3.    Accommodation.
4.    Hot drinks. (Tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate).
5.    All transportation.
6.    Trekking permit.
7.    Four nights Hotel with break fast in Kathmandu.
8.    Sight seeing in Kathmandu valley.
9.    All temples Entry Permit in kathamndu.
10.  All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipments, all camping gear,
       transport etc for Nepalese staff.
11.  All taxes.

Cost Excludes

1.    Bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water,), cigarettes, client's personal insurance, and any kind
       of unforeseen & personal expenses
2.    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.

General

1.   Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek).
2.   Duffel bag or Rucksack and suitcase ((Optional/duffel bag we can provide one if you need it
      but is to be returned after the trek.
3.   Daypack.
4.   Down Jacket only if you are travelling in the cold season i.e January, Feruary, November and
      December (Optional/we can  provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek).

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

1.   Sun hat.
2.   Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears .
3.   Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam, dust and wind.
4.   Headlamp.
5.   Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket
      should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
6.   A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for
      cold season (optional).

Hand

1.    Golves( not  too warm  and not light ).

Core Body

1.   T-shirts
2.   Shirts
3.   Fleece jacket or pullover.
4.   Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
5.   Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
6.   women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton.

Lower Body – Legs- Feet

1.    nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton.
2.    Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
3.    Lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic.
4.    soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
5.    Trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts..
6.    Cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
7.    All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture
       resistant plastic bags.
9.    pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks preferable for cold season. 10.2 pair light
       weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
11.  light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
12.  pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
13.  pair sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well).

1.   Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
2.   Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
3.   Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
4.   Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.      
      Pleasediscuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
5.   1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids,
      some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive
      medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Miscellaneous :

1.   Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
2.   Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to
      change the date of your).
3.   Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
4.   Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your
      neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from
      having to stop and look for it.
5.   Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses
      its' effectiveness over time.
6.   Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
7.   Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
8.   Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid
      hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
9.   2 bandanas.

Optional

1.   1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great
      assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees,
      ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
2.   Favorite snack foods.
3.   Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge.
      Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember,
      keep these items light weight .
4.   Binoculars .
5.   1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok,
      but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use .
6.   Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator.
7.   A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid
      that chilly late night trip.

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