The Gurung village of Sikles has been established by the ACA project as a model trekking village and is an internal part of their eco-route. It is located to the north east of Pokhara, at about 2000 meters elevation, in the shadow of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. It is a large village, possibly the second largest Gurung village in Nepal, and is a well-preserved example of traditional Gurung culture. While here, the trekker can easily spend several days experiencing local life-style, handicraft production and sight-seeing. Of particular interest are the local cloth weaving and the ancient water driven flourmills.
Above the village is Rishing Danda, from where a marvelous panoramic view of the peaks of Annapurna II and Lamjung can be seen. This place is also famous as a point from which to see avalanches thundering down off the mountain sides. Folk songs and dances are an important part of Gurung life and cultural performances are common occurrences in Sikles. Of particular interest here is the Ghantu dance, traditionally performed by three young girls.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Drive or Flight to Pokhara O/N at Hotel (820m)
Day 04: Drive Bhujung Khola (via Mardipul) then trek to Ghale Kharka (1669m)
Day 05: Trek to Tara Hill Top (2700m)
Day 06: Trek to Sikles (2000m)
Day 07: Trek to Chansu (1000m)
Day 08: Trek to Bayar Ghari (930m) 3 hour and drive to Pokhara (820m)
Day 09: Drive or Flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 10: Bhaktapur and Patan sightseeing and return
Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax
Day 12: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination
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