Tara Top & Siklis Trekking 4 nights 5 days.

15 Days 3200m.

Trip Overview

Siklis village, the biggest and earliest “Gurung” settlement of our country is located just to the right north of Pokhara. This is one of the newly opened trekking routes of our country and this trekking destination is rapidly increasing its popularity among the visitors and trekkers.  Trekking to the Himalayas of our country and doing the sightseeing of the Himalayan ranges and the culture of local people is a lifetime dream to all the trekkers and mountaineers of the world. One can explore the unique lifestyle and culture of people living in this region since ancient period.

This journey rewards the visitors with an opportunity to do the sightseeing of the ancient Tibetan culture and lifestyle of Tamang and Gurung people. Visitors will also be doing the sightseeing of some of the highest and famous mountain ranges of our country. This is an easy trek and is affordable for all of the variances of ages and one can easily reach to the destination of our journey with a good physical stamina. This is an amazing short trek and traverses a variety of terrain from low land villages and rich terrain up to Nepali’s biggest Gurung (Gurkha) village as well as blooming forests of rhododendron in the spring. The villagers follow with Shaman priest and Buddhist priest in marriage, death and dealing with ill fate.

Tara Top and Siklis Trekking journey starts with the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. We will then take a scenic drive to Bijayapur which is a 2hours drive from Pokhara. We will start our trek and hike through Kalikasthan to reach Siklis Phedi. Trekking ahead will take us to Pharche and then finally to the summit of Tara top hill. We will do the sightseeing and then trek via Bhurjumg Khola to reac Pokhara valley.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01.Arrival day in Kathmandu. Pick-up from International airprt and manage room and free day.
Day 02.Kathmandu sight seeing, Swayambunath,Bauddhanath,Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbarsquare.
Day 03.Drive 2 or 3 hrs. Start point of Rafting and overnight river side camp.
Day 04.After breakfast continue rafting 3 hrs and having lunch and drive to Bandipur.o/n.
Day 05.Bandipur: before leave to Pokhara walk around Bandipur and drive 3 hrs Pokhara.
Day 06.Pokhaara After breakfast drive to Trekking start point Bhurjung khola and trek to Ghale Gaon.Mt.1200.
Day 07. Ghale Gaon to Tara Top.4 to 5 hrs. all the way up hill in the forest valley.Mt.3000. view point of Annapur region mountain. it is very nice view point.
Day.08.Tara Top to Parche. 4 to 5 hrs walk.Mt.1900. After lunch visit Siklish village how Gurung people are living life style.
Day.09. Parche to Lamakhet 5 to 6 hrs walk and drive by bus to Pokhara 2 hrs.
Day 10. Pokhara free day. This is great opportunity for paraglaiding and side trip around Pokhara.
Day 11.Pokhara to Chitwan. 5 to 6 hrs drive and will do some activities in Chitwan.
Day 12. Elephant riding,canowing,Elephant Breeding Center.
Day 13. Early morning Bird watching and breakfast and drive to Bharatpur Airport and fly to Kahtmandu 20 to 25 minutes. and drive to Hotel 20 to 30 minutes. Kathmandu o/n.
Day 14. Free day. very good opportunity to take Everest flight early morning and afteroon can have shoping time.
Day 15. Departure to International airport Kathmandu.

Cost Include

Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
# Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu/Pokhara including breakfast.
# Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle and Transport from Kathmandu to Rafting start point and End point of rafting to Bandipur local transport.Bandipur to Pokhara and pokhara to Burjung kola and Lamakhet to Pokhara. Pokhara to Chitwan and chitwan to Bharatpur airport and Kathmandu airport to Hotel.
# Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance,medicine.
# City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
# Tea house/Lodges Accommodation/3 times meal during the trekking and Rafting/ Chitwan national park.
# Annapurna conservation fees.
Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
# Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
# Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
# All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost not Include

# Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
# International Airfare/Airport tax.
#  in Kathmandu/Pokhara Lunch and Dinner.
# Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
# Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
# Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
# Personal trekking gears
# Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
# Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section


Equipment List

1 pair strong mountain /hiking boots
1 Sleeping bag(comfortable to 15C)
1 Medium/Large rucksack/backpack
1 Down Jacket/all weather Anorak
1 Light water & windproof jacket
1 Pair waterproof gaiters/ overtrouser
1 or 2 1-litre water bottles.
1 Inner sleeping sheet.
1 Torch/Flashlight and spare bastteries.
2 Long sleeve cotton shirts
1 Medium sized towel
1 Washing kit:Inlude personal toiletries,Talcum power
Moleskin for blisters
Toilet paper
Bio degradable soap/shampoo
Any personal medication
1 Pair shorts.
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Pair sports shoes/sandals
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
2 T-shirts
1 Small day pack
2 Pairs light socks
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 cotton Headscarf/bandanna
1 Warm hat/Gloves(waterproof)
1Sunglasses and sunhat
1 Money belt
Underwear(including thermals)
3/4 Plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Water purification tablets/solution(Preferably Iodine)
Sun-block(30-50 SPF)

On this Trip included Rafting:
On the Raft:
Sun hat/Cap
Sport Shoes(Trainers)/Teva-type sandals(It’s important to have RUBBER soles and that the shoe is either tied or uses Velcro/Buckles to stay on the foot.
At Camp:
Long Lightweight trousers
Dry shoes/socks
Warm jacket/Fleece
Long sleeve shirt
Good sleeping bag(comfortable to 0C)
Toiletries(bio degradable,if poss)

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