Siklis Trekking Combination explores lush Annapurna Villages, Stunning Mountain views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna Ranges, Manaslu. Tranquil and Natural campsites, River Walking, Flora and Fauna, Ethnic Diversities, Exciting Trishuli River rafting, river bank camping, Chitwan Jungle safari in Elephant back, Elephant bathing, Elephant Briefing, Baby Elephant etc.
The Trek Cost Includes:
- All the International Arrival and Departure Transfers
- Pre and Post Trek Deluxe Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & in Pokhara
- Domestic airport Transfers
- Domestic Flight to Pokhara / Bharatpur - Kathmandu
- Half Day Guided Cultural Sightseeing
- Comprehensive Trekking Map
- Authentic Nepali Welcome Dinner
- All the accommodations, full board meals and hot beverages on the trek
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit and TIMS permit
- Our Extensive Knowledgeable Licensed Guides and porter services with porter gears
- Two nights three Days Trishuli Rafting with the captain, assistants, equipments, kitchen crews, river side full camping accommodation, food and Transportation
- Private Vehicle to Chitwan National Park
- Two nights Three days full board meals and Jungle Safari activities inside the Park
- Field staff Insurances
- Private Transportation to / from the Trail Head
- Domestic Airport Taxes
- Dawn Jackets, sleeping bag, walking poles, duffel bag, facilities
- Extensive First Aid medical kit
- Quick Rescue supporting services in case of Emergency
- Extra snacks services
- Communication services in case of Emergency
- Applicable government Taxes
- Himalayan Eco Trek Team Management
The Trek cost excludes:
- All the personal expenses like Alcoholic beverages, Bottled drinks
- while on Trek, Rafting and Jungle Safari.
- Medical and Travel Insurances
- International Airfare and taxes
- Visa Fees
- Gratuities / Tips
- Emergency Helicopter Rescue charges
- Main Meals in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
This 16 days Annapurna Area combined with rafting and Chitwan Jungle Safari is ideal for people who have family, Children and would like to experience the diversified natural, wildlife and cultural parts of Nepal. This program covers the exotic uniqueness of the natural Himalayan features to sub tropical safari pleasure activities of Chitwan National Park Safari. Siklis lies to the North east of Pokhara away from the heavily trekked areas to the west and North West. It offers very beautiful mountain views, interesting Chhetri / Bahun ethnic villages at lower altitudes with Gurung settlements higher up. In addition a fine variety of farm, terraces, river and forest country. We then take you to the Trishuli river that flows down from the Langtang Gosainkunda to start the two night three days rafting. This 3 + grade rafting is one of the popular and ecstatic river rafting in Nepal. It offers exciting and exhilarating rapids. We spend two nights camping in the river bank before we head to the World Natural heritage the Chitwan National Park to explore wildlife and culture in the tranquil resorts enjoying Nepali and continental cuisine.
Today is your arrival we welcome you upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. Arrival city briefing follows after Hotel check in concerning the necessary formalities on your tour and trek program. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby historic/Countryside areas or resting. In the evening sample a delicious traditional Nepali Welcome dinner in authentic Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dances. Overnight Hotel in Kathmandu
Half day sightseeing in Bhaktapur World Heritage sites where your guide will accompany you on a tour of UNESCO enlisted Hindu temples and the unique fusion shrines of Newari architectural Hinduism and Buddhism reflecting ancient golden era in local traditions of the glories. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest with your guide or in your own or take a rest while trekking permits are finalized. Our Trek Leader/Guide meets you in the afternoon for the trek briefing and for the final trek preparation. Overnight Hotel in Kathmandu.
We take half an hour drive from Pokhara to the trek head point at Milanchowk. From here, after a walk of about 15 minutes, you cross the Mardikhola River and then climb for approximately 50 metres up to cultivated fields and scattered settlements. From here it is only about 2-3 hours to the campsite at Kharpani.
We continue our trek on through typical Gurung Villages for several hours before crossing the Sardi Khola river where you can get the idea of their strong physical fitness and unique customs. After a climb of about 30 minutes you pass through Tamang villages up to the camp site at Ghalekharka close to Rhododendron forest.
Today’s walk begins with continuous climb through beautiful Rhododendron forest enjoying the incredibly beautiful birds and the sheep grazing in the downhill of the forest. The top of the hill (2600 m) at Jhakarphulon is reached after about three hours. Depending on water availability lunch may be taken near to this. The rest of the day is slightly less trek strenuous and continues through dense rhododendron forest. A cleaning is found after approximately 2 hours and a camp is set up at Nyaulikharka.
We continue on through the rhododendron forest with the excellent hillside views of the south towards Pokhara and the gorges of which then becomes indisposed with broadleaf onto the village of Siklis, the largest Gurung Village of the region.
Gurung Villages in the Siklis region is very famous for their thatched roof cottages, their unique customs, bamboo articles, weaving carpets and typical Gurung bags of locally refined sheep wool. There is Mother’s group who are locally called Ama Toli who are always ready to have cultural dances to enhance the guests’ entertainment. They normally use the donation given by guests for the mid-wife training, trekking trails maintenance, village group awareness program.
Descend through (Modi Khola River) forest and scattered village into the beautiful Modi Khola river valley. A pleasant walk down the valley with one river crossing and one quite steep little up and down leads to a very beautiful setting near Dhovan, where there are some good camping areas near the river itself.
Cross a long suspension bridge to the south of the bank of the Modi Khola and then a steep climb up for 1500’/460m.The trail then winds around the ridgeline to the west then up on to the crest of the ridge at Lipyane, a busy little Bhanjyang (crossing point) village.
From Lipyane we head south descending down 2000 odd steps which leads in a straggly line up to the valley floor where lie the Rupatal and Begnastal. We cross paddy fields and climb a small ridge between the two lakes where there is a nice lunch lying in the health of this valley. After lunch we have a short walk to the road head where the vehicles are waiting to transfer you to Hotel at the Lakeside Pokhara.
Having had the breakfast we then take you to Charaundi east towards Kathmandu nearly three hours drive to start Rafting where our crews will be waiting for you to start the exciting raft to Kuringhat. On the first day you will have exciting raft briefing by your captain to raft nearly three hours experiencing white water rapids like Twins rock, upset, s –band, Ladies delights etc along with the accommodation in the river bank with the excellent cuisine prepared by our rafting crew.
We continue our raft 10 am in the morning from Kuringhat with the light rapids first and then various exciting rapids on the way to Terai region of Nepal Our rafting crew serve you very delicious meals on the picturesque sandbank. Normally rafting ends at Gaighat in the sand beach and time to relax, reading, chatting with the rafting crew.
Today we pick you up from Gaighat to the Chitwan National Park where you start the Jungle exploration that includes Elephant Riding, National park briefing and slide show followed by typical Tharu Cultural Dance. (Tharus are the aborigines of the area).
You will start the jungle safari from early morning as per the schedule of the Jungle resort having the break for the meals in between the scheduled Jungle Safari Activities.
After the Breakfast we drive to Domestic airport of Chitwan to fly to Kathmandu. It’s a short nearly 25 minutes flight with Buddha air offers you scenic and stunning Mountain flight to Kathmandu. We meet you at Kathmandu airport to transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu. You have rest of the day free or can join one of our guided Cultural tours around Kathmandu valley.
Leisure time in Kathmandu. It’s indeed time for the souvenir hunting around Kathmandu’s noted places having optional trip to tranquil historic heritages in your own or with us or with our versatile guide. We provide extra drive and drop services anywhere.
Our Tour officer meets you in Hotel for the Departure Transfer to Kathmandu’s International Airport. We will be always welcoming you back to Nepal for various other stunning trekking or looking forward to serving you in our other country travel arrangements.