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Siklis / Green Hill Trekking

Sicklish TrekkingSummary A unique camping trek exploring the ancient valley forest in the shadow of the Annpurna massif. Stay in rarely visited villages and share in the traditional Nepali way of life.

Trip description
We pride ourselves on creating new and innovative treks that break away from the norm. For this camping trek we venture into rarely visited valleys deep within the Annapurna range.

Traditional Gurung villages away from the tourist trail offer a cultural experience that is all to often missed on the more popular trails. Walking through untouched primary forest is a rare joy anyway, but in the foothills of Nepal it is exhilarating.

We start from Pokhara heading due north towards the holy mountain Machapuchare. Our ridgeline route offers wonderful views of the Annapurna and Manasulu ranges. Climbing though oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest we follow ancient trails to the Madi Khola valley and stay in the villages of Sikles, TangTing and Bhujung.

The trail follows the high alpine summer grazing route the shepherds use to herd their flocks above the treeline. The views from the ridges of the endless blue foothills as they roll southwards is unsurpassed anywhere in the Kingdom.

This new trek offers a truly captivating village experience where we get to see the real rural Nepal. We camp at unique sites, eat the local dishes and witness daily life unfold around us. We also get to see a side of the Himalyas rarely seen.

Day    Description
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around valley
Day 03: Flight to Pokhara
Day 04: Drive to Dikie Danda (1,600m) and trek to Ranjit (2,000m) 2 hours
Day 05: Climb to Chipli Kharka (2,500m) 4 hours
Day 06: Trek to Sikles (1,980m) 5 hours
Day 07: Descend to Madi Khola and then climb to Tang Ting (1,610m) 5 hours
Day 08: Trek to Karpu Danda (2,800m) 4-5 hours
Day 09: Trek to Dharamsala (3,400m) 4-5 hours
Day 10: Descend to Bhujung (2,500m) 4 hours
Day 11: Descend to Khudi (790m) 5 hours
Day 12: Walk to Besisahar (760m) 2 hours. Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 13: At leisure in KTM

Fixed Deparuture Date

Date 2008- 2009
- 12-25 March
- 26 March - 8 April - 23 October - 5 November
- 13-26 November

- Camping - 8 nights
- Kathmandu hotel - 4 nights
- Pokhara - 1 night

Date 2009-2010

- 12-25 March
- 26 March - 8 April
- 29 October - 11 November
- 19 November - 2 December

- Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
- Accommodation: Hotel / Camping
- Transport: Minibus, Flight
- Activities: Cultural / Trekking
- Group Sizes: Min 2 / Max 10
- Grading: Moderate
- Max altitude - 3,500m
Price: US$1160

Cost Includes:

All internal transfers (air and minibus), accommodation and food on trek, park entry fee, Sirdar/guide, medical kit, porters and local staff, guided tour of Kathmandu. B and B in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Cost does not includes:

Flights to/from Nepal, entry visa, airport and departure taxes, alcoholic and aerated beverages.