The Siklis trek has always been one of the most requested and loved trekking areas among Yatra Himalaya clients, as it is one of the most picturesque treks for village life and the natural beauty of Nepal. The charming villages, intriguing patterns of terraced fields, rhododendron forest and high alpine meadows nestled below the towering mountains of Annapurna II (7937m) and IV (7525m) are some of the key features of this trek. Part of this trek is also known as the Royal Trek because Prince Charles trekked through the area in 1980. At that time he visited the villages from where many Gurkhas are recruited as part of an effort to develop this area into a model eco-trekking route. The whole area lies in the shadow of the Annapurna Conservation Area below Annapurna II and IV and Lamjung Himal.
The trekking here is short but spectacular through Gurung villages, rice terraces, cornfields and dense forest, making it one of the best alternatives for a short trek in the Annapurna region. The trail cuts over a ridge clad in lush green forest, with enchanting glimpses of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna IV, and later, from Siklis, Lamjung’s great south faces.
This is a wonderful camping trek that begins from Pokhara, reached either by flight or bus from Kathmandu. Generally we camp near Begnas Tal lake and the next day we begin our trek north to Baral along the Madi Khola. Subsequently we walk to Chymarang and later arrive in the well-preserved Gurung village of Siklis (1980m). Along the way we have magnificent views of the Himalaya, as we pass quaint farms and enjoy the shade of scattered forests filled with various kinds of birds. We make a side trip from Siklis to get a panoramic view of Lamjung at close range. Afterwards we head to Hoga and then to Chipli, Burijung Khola, Bharaburi and on to Chisopani. Eventually our trek takes us back to Pokhara and we return to Kathmandu, either by flight or bus.