Korchen Siklish Combination Trek

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This Korchen Siklish Combination Trek is aimed at those want to explore a region that is completely unspoiled and untamed in its original natural stage. Combining the Korchen and Siklis routes, the Korchen Siklish Combination Trek offers the Himalayan tops views, quiet forest trails and candid insights into ethnic village life that is a mirror of Nepal that is found in Himalayan regions of the country. The Korchen Siklish Combination Trek focuses on the Annapurna region which is famous for its stunning Himalayan scenery and mountainous regions. Unlike the crowded routes that most trekkers follow the travelers be walking on the trails where we are likely to receive a warm welcome of beautiful photogenic scenery at the villages where people will be as curious about us as we may be about them. Most of the trekking is at heights below 4,000m minimizing the altitude sickness problems. We will also have the opportunity of visiting a Health Post and School which are supported by Community.

Korchen Siklish Combination Trek starts with the trip goes towards the ridge leading to Korchen, the name of a rounded summit lying south of Mt.Machhapuchhare which is one of country’s most beautiful and most photographed Himalayan peak. Mt.Machhapuchhare with its fish-tail shape pointing skywards always appears dwarf in compare to mighty Annapurnas which are arranged from the west to east. The panorama of these awesome peaks are viewed from Korchen’s summit in the pale light of dawn or bathed in evening sun which is a once in  a lifetime scene. Siklis is an ideal first trek in Nepal. It offers both first-time and experienced trekkers a suitable challenge at the same time as wonderful panoramic views of shapely Machhapuchhare and the Annapurnas. As the trek passes through villages, we have the opportunity to experience the Gurung culture of this area.

 

Itinerary Details

Day 01        Arrival in KathmanduToday 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

Day 02             Half Day Cultural sightseeing in Bhaktapur World Heritage SitesHalf 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.

Day 03        Fly to Pokhara / Start Trek to KharpaniWe 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.

Day 04      Kharpani to Ghale kharka (7380/2250)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.

Day 05     Ghale Kharka – NyaulikharkaToday’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.

Day 06        Nyaulikharka – Siklis (6133’/1870m)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.

Day 07        Siklis – DhovanDescend 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.

Day 08        Modi Khola – LipyaneCross 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.

Day 09        Lipyane to Pokhara via Begnas LakeFrom 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.

Day 10        Drive to CharaundiHaving 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.

Day 11        Continue RaftWe 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.

Day 12        Drive to ChitwanToday 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).

Day 13        Continue Jungle SafariYou 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.

Day 14        Fly back to KathmanduAfter 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.

Day 15    Leisure in KathmanduLeisure 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.

Day 16    Departure KathmanduOur 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.

Include Exclude

Cost Include:

All meals during trek
Accommodation during trek on local lodge
Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus.
Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight
English speaking local expert guide, porters
Annapurna Conservation fees
Trekkers’ Information Management System fees
All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees.
Airport transfers and escort
Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
Insurance for all staff & porters
Airport transfers

Cost Exclude:

International airfares
Trekking Equipment
Major meals, Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
Any type of personal expenses
Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.
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