Community Based Trekking : Yangjakot – Siklesh

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Community Based Trekking : Yangjakot – Siklesh

Discovery Nepal Trekking with Community Home stay programs

10 days Trip:

Nepal Explore Tour is trip that gives you a closer look at the Nepalese wonders. On this 10-day journey of exploring Nepal, you will come to understand Nepal, Nepalese people and their life I a much better and clearer way.

Nepal, the land of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest and birth place of Lord Buddha, is well known for its Nature, Culture, Adventure and People. It is full of diversity in products and activities. It provides seamless services to visitors from world class facilities to rural hospitality. A visitor can enjoy the moment at UNESCO listed monuments, test his/her feat with adventure activities, relish local cuisines, encounter wildlife in thick jungle, revitalize oneself with wellness and meditation and participate in festivals round the year. Nepal is the destination for Lifetime Experiences.

You will have all the wonderful experiences on this tour while visiting heritage monuments of Kathmandu valley; enjoying mountain views from Pokhara. At times, enjoying diverse Nepali cultural and life style immersion is another wonderful attraction of this tour. Diversity is the specialty of this trip. You will feel and experience such wonderful diversities on this trip like nowhere else.

You can learn about a 2,000 years old history to interesting medieval stories in Kathmandu while visiting the heritage sites full of monuments adorned with skillful art and craft works. While at Pokhara, you can enjoy the magnificence of mountains and nature.

Join in to this wonderful Nepal Explore Tour to truly explore the wonders around Nepal. You will have a thorough and fun travelling experience to a new and unique cultural world.

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Cultural sightseeing tour
  • Pokhara sightseeing tour with a peaceful boating trip on Fewa Lake.
  • Community based tourism, home stay experience during the treks.
  • Annapurna Himalaya range in mirror distance.
  • Different Landscape, Flora & Fauna.
  • Cultural tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Foot massage at Lakeside
  • White water river rafting experience.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 02: Fly to Pokhara and Pokhara valley sightseeing
  • Day 03: Trek to Chitepani
  • Day 04: Trek to Yangjakot
  • Day 05: Trek to Tangting
  • Day 06: Trek to Siklesh
  • Day 07: Trek to Chasu and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu, on the way 2-3 hours white water rafting.
  • Day 09: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Day 10: Final Departure.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Nepal.  It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative / guide and driver from our office – Aroma Nepal Treks,  will welcome you with a warm smile at the airport. Then, we will drive you to hotel by private vehicle. Our company representative will do all hotel check in process into your designated hotel.  After check in at Hotel, as per your comfortable time we will be briefed about your daily activities.

Kathmandu: Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal lies 1400 meters from sea level. This valley is an incredibly diverse, historic city with amazing architecture, exquisite wood carvings and metal craft which showcase the skills of the Newar artisans of centuries ago. Hinduism and Buddhism have co-existed in Kathmandu valley from time immemorial and the valley residents make little distinction as they worship in both Hindu and Buddhist shrines. Kathmandu is a city where ancient traditions are zealously guarded while at the same time embracing modern technology. The grandeur of the past enchants the visitor whose gaze may linger on an exquisitely carved wooden window frame, an 18th century bronze sculpture or a spiritually uplifting stupa. Kathmandu, the largest city of Nepal, is the political as well as cultural capital of the country, where Nepalis have arrived from all corners of the country and assimilated.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Sightseeing – B After you take your breakfast, take a scenic flight to Pokhara for 25 min. Arrival in Pokhara airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon Pokhara valley sightseeing including Devi’s Fall, Gupteshowar Mahadev Cave, Tibetan village (including Tibetan Buddhist monastery), Bindabasini Temple, Fewa lake along with one hours boat ride, some free time at Lakeside and transfer to hotel. Evening Short trek briefing.

Pokhara: Pokhara is Nepal’s number one adventure and leisure destination, a gateway to treks in the Annapurna region with plenty of entertainment for individual travelers and their families.  Pokhara will overwhelm you with its natural beauty and great photo ops. Walk along the shores of the Fewa Lake, enjoy the greenery surrounding you and gaze at the spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Massif. Pokhara is also known as the capital tourism city in Nepal lies 830 meters from sea level. This natural beauty city Pokhara is completely surrounding by hills and mountains where you will get very closed with Himalayas views of Annapurna 8091meters, Dhaulagiri 8167 meters & Manaslu 8163 meters and many other peaks.

Day 03: Pokhara – Kasheri – Tham- Thulaswara – Chitepani –  1100 meters 3-4 hrs B. L . D :  Drive from Lakeside to Kaseri, Bijayapur river (8.5 km). Trek Start from Bijayapur river  (960 meters) first trek up to Lankachher village. Further hike to beautiful gurung village  – Thulaswara and further hike to Chitepani and overnight at Annapurna Nature Camp. Arrival at Camp, Check in your private tent and lunch. After Lunch visit the village / Jungle (Good option for nature walk and bird watching). Dinner at camp. After Dinner local entertainments (Local- Singing and Dancing program) by mother groups from Chitepani village.

Total Duration of Hiking: 4.5 km (3-4 hrs), Total Duration of Drive: 8.5 km (30 min)

View from the Annapurna Nature Camp: Annapurna South (7219 meters), Himchhuli (6441 meters), Annapurna I (8091 meters), Fishtail (6997 meters), Annapurna III (7555 meters), Annapurna IV (7525 meters), Annapurna II (7937 meters), Lamjung Himal (6920 meters).  Madi river George, hills and Jungles.

Day 04: Chitepani – Madi valley – Yangjakot –  1550 meters 4 hrs B. L . D  After your breakfast, trek start to Madi valley where you will stop for Lunch and after lunch gentle up trek to Yangjakot 1550 meters.  Yangjakot is a big gurung village on top of the north hill from Pokhara. After reaching Yangjakot if time permitted, you can visit Kotdanda side trip as well. Dinner and overnight stay in Yangjakot community home stay.

View from Yangjakot – Annapurna II 7937meters, Annapurna IV 7525 meters, Lumjung Himal 6920 meters, Fishtail 6993 meters, Annapurna South 7219 meters, Himchhuli 6441 meters as well as valley views.

Day 05: Yangjakot – Tangting 1450m,  4-5 hrs –B. L. D.

Optional: Early morning Sunrise view from Thumdanda  and back to Yangjakot for breakfast.

Breakfast at Yangjakot and start trek to Soti Khola and stop for local lunch there. After Lunch trek to Tangting  village and overnight stay at home stay.

View from Tangting:  Annapurna II, Annapurna IV,  Lumjung Himal.

Day 06:  Tangtang – Siklesh 2000 meters 4 hrs – B. L.D  Breakfast at Tangting and start gentle trek first 45 min than trek down to Madi River. After crossing the Madi river trek up to Siklesh. Lunch will be at Siklesh, after lunch visit local village. Dinner and over night at Siklesh in guest house / Home stay.

View from Siklesh :  Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lumjung Himal by very close distance.

Day 07: Siklesh – Chasu –  Pokhara – B.L. After breakfast gentle trek start from Siklesh to Parche for 1 hrs and from Parche trek down to Chasu for another 3 hours where you will stop for Lunch and afer Lunch drive back to Pokhara. Late afternoon 30 minute foot massage at Lakeside. Evening Short briefing for river rafting.

Day 08: Pokhara – Kathmandu – B. L  After breakfast in Hotel, Check out and start your road journey to Kathamndu. First drive 3 hrs from Pokhara to Fishling where you will join for white water river rafting. Total rafting duration will be about 2-3 hrs on Trisuli river (Grade 2-3 +). After Rafting have a river lunch than start your drive journey to Kathmandu for another 3 hours. Arrival in Kathmandu hotel and overnight stay.

Day 09: Kathmandu Sightseeing – B. Breakfast in Hotel and after breakfast start your Kathmandu sightseeing program including Pashupatinath – the open cremation ground for Hindus, Buddhanath (the biggest Buddhist stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Shyambhunath Buddhist temple (the monkey temple) After comfortable sightseeing – afternoon free time at Thamel Street. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Final Departure – B. We ensure that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime. Our representative from Aroma Nepal Treks will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. Journey well!


Package cost for 9 night 10 days

02-09 pax 10+ pax
Per person USD 1100 Per person USD 1000

For Single Supplement: Additional USD 200.

Cost Includes:

  • All overland transfer by private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • All accommodations on twin sharing basis.
  • 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu cultural sightseeing tour
  • Pokhara sightseeing tour
  • Domestic Flight : Kathmandu – Pokhara.
  • Experience tour guide throughout the tour.
  • 03 Night accommodation in community home stay during trekking.
  • 01 Night Tented camp during trekking.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trekking.
  • Experience Trekking guide and porters during trekking.
  • Annapurna Conservation area trekking entry permit and TIMS permit for the trekking.
  • Sleeping bag, Walking Sticks, Water bottle & Duffel bag for the trekking.
  • All entrance fee, boating fee during sightseeing.
  • Trisuli river rafting.
  • Life Jacket – During Boat ride on Fewa Lake and river rafting at Trisuli river.
  • 30 min Foot Massage at Lakeside after the trekking.

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Any kind of bar bill & drinks.
  • Any other personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (Not mandatory but expected as customary thank you for the service)
  • Any other expenses caused by some unforeseen and uncontrollable situations that may arise during the trip

Hotel information:

Hotel in Kathmandu:  Hotel Moonlight / Hotel Manang or Similar.

Hotel in Pokhara:  Mt. Kailesh Resort  / Hotel Landmark or Similar

Domestic Flight Information KTM – PKR – KTM :

Buddha Air  / Shree Air.


  • Nepal’s roads are narrow so It is prone to traffic jams. The road is long. It is recommended that you prepare the U-shaped pillows and other decompression equipment in advance.

Climate: The mountains in northern Nepal are cold all year round, the climate in the central mountains and valleys is mild, the principle of southern flats is hot all year round, and the rainy season is from June to September each year. The average maximum and minimum temperatures of the capital throughout the year are as follows (unit: Celsius)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2~18 4~20 8~24 11~27 16~28 19~30 20~28 20~28 24~32 18~27 7~23 3~19

★ Nepal time  is GMT+5:45.

★ The official currency is: Nepalese Rupee (NRS), the exchange rate is about: 1 Euro =  NRS 128  & 1 USD = NRS 126 (depending on the day); most shopping malls in Nepal can use Credit cards, Visa or Master Card, please see the specific handling fee. Consult each card bank;

★ Nepal’s voltage is 220V~240V, but most hotel outlets are bidirectional round heads (European standard), so it is recommended to bring a conversion plug;

★ Most of Nepal’s tourist cars are imported from India, Japan, and South Korea.

★ Nepal country code: +977, European, American mobile phone opened for international roaming, can be used in Nepal (but call, Internet is more expensive); you can also purchase local travel phone card, etc. (International long distance: 7 N/min; Internet: 500N/ 1000M)

★ The average temperature in Nepal from May to October is: 18~31°. It is recommended to carry light and light clothing. The average temperature from November to April is 5~22°. It is recommended to wear long sleeves, jacket or thin sweater. When the temperature difference is large, please pay attention to keep warm;

★ Nepal Customs regulations: Each person can carry up to 4200 Euro or a foreign currency equivalent to 5,000 US dollars. If this amount is exceeded, it will not be able to bring out Nepal

★ Please, we suggest to bring your own zero waste & biodegradable, eco-friendly bathroom product for trekking, which are not available locally.

Information about Nepal Visa:

People from Israel can get on arrival visa for Nepal. Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the Kathmandu airport (TIA)  if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.

  • 1st  Step
    • Fill in ‘ Arrival Card ‘
    • Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up  prior to your arrival  visiting our official website  Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport).  If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after.  If so, you will have to fill it up again.
  • 2nd  Step
    • Make payment  at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days)
    • Get the receipt

While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

Visa Fee at Entry Points TIA.

15 Days 30 USD
30 Days 50 USD
90 Days 125 USD

3rd  Step:

    • o Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment
      receipts and your passport
      o Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing.
      He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

What to bring:
During this tour l, you should have to better equip. so is a suggested list with perhaps the minimum necessary for your tour/ trek., some Equipment you can buy in Kathmandu and Pokhara if you don’t have but sometime it is hard to find large shoe sizes. You can store extra gear at hotel or in our office in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Walking Equipment (Trekking & Hiking)
• Well-fitting boots (be sure beforehand that they walk well and are really comfortable) and good socks
• Long/ short trousers/skirt
• Shirt/t-shirt
• Light jumper
• Underwear
• Sunglasses
• Hat and gloves
• Waterproof jacket/poncho
• Water bottle ( We will provide you from the company)
• Walking stick ( We will provide you from the company)
• Small rucksack (day pack)
• Windproof trousers .

Other Equipment (Trekking & Hiking)
• Backpack (Duffel bags, We will provide you from the company –  which will carry by our trekking porter )
• Personal medication/first aid kit
• Personal toiletries
• Sunscreen/ lip balm
• Penknife
• Torch/flashlight with spare batteries
• Sleeping bag ( We will provide you from the company)
• Camera/ film/ memory cards/batteries
• Iodine tablets/solution
• Sanitary items for women
• Flip-flops/thongs
• Binoculars
• Entertainment (books, music, game sets, etc.)

HELPFUL HINTS for travelers.
If you are traveling in Nepal, these hints will be helpful for your safe journey or travel.

  1. It is best not to travel alone. If you have an accident, no one will be there to get help!
    2. Become informed about any sickness on time to your guide.
    3. Carry a good medicine kit.
    4. Carry out what you are carries in.
    5. Don’t disturb wildlife.
    6. Don’t hurt or remove animals and plants.
    7. Respect the local people and those cultures.
    8. “Namaste” is the universal greeting and parting gesture.
    9. Temples, monastery, Mani walls, Chortens etc should be pass on the clockwise. Remember not to point with a single finger but use a flat extended hand especially to indicate a sacred object or place.
    10. Ask permission before taking pictures of people or religious sites.
    11. Don’t buy any items of religious or historical items while trekking/ tours. Such items are considered to be cultural monuments and are never sold legally!
    12. Remove your shoes when entering a home, temple or monastery ( and leather items in Hindu temples ) and avoid smoking and wearing a scant dress in religious settings. Don’t smoke in public area.
    13. Nepalese currency is the Nepalese Rupee(NPR). You can exchange the currency at the airport or travel agency. Nepalese currency fluctuates with USD  / Euro / British Pound almost every day, so it is better you check these exchange rates early on the tour or take suggestion with your guide.
  2. Keep your valuable thinks always in hotel safe locker or any other Safeway.

What is provided by your guide (Guide’s responsibility) ?
Guides can help you in many ways: a guide can not only show you the trails and all the places of interest along the way, he can also provide commentary regarding culture, religion, geography, the flora-fauna that you come across, the environment, local history and so on. A properly qualified guide can also handle any problems that may arise on a tour, such as accidents, emergency evacuation, lost items, etc. Most important, the presence of a trained and experienced guide helps to ensure your safety and security!

24 hours Emergency contact details in Nepal

Jeevan Raj Sapkota – +977 9856032425 (Nepal In charge)

Bimala Sapkota – +977 9856024322 (Operation In charge)

Office Staff –  +9779803306987

Office Number – +97761466938

View from Annapurna Nature Camp

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