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Sikles Tara Top Trek is one of the easy and popular treks in Annapurna regions and also an alternative to other short and perfect destination from Pokhara to avoid the basic Annapurna trekking trial and find a forgotten areas of Himalayan Nepal. Sikes tara to trek is actually captured by the Gurung community and rarely visited by tourists. It is a memorable short trek and traverses varieties of terrain from a low land villages and rich terrain. This region is famous for bird watching.

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Trekking to Mardi Khola

Day 3: Trekking to Tara top

Day 4: Returning from Tara Top

Day 5: Drive to Pokhara

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representative will receive you from a Tribhuvan International airport and departure with small groups or individual.

Day 2: Trekking to Mardi Khola

We have trekked up alongside the Mardi Khola River into this high, pastoral world – a world of friendly villages, terraced fields, alpine meadows and rhododendron forest to Sikles which is set before a back-drop of snow-clad peaks.

A short steep walk up through high pastures above this delightful village of Gurung people reveals many of the giants of the Annapurna. Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna II (7,937m) and the monolithic hulk of Lamjung Himal, with its dozen or more summits, are all impressively above 6,500m while sliding down from the heights of Annapurna II is the huge icefall and glacier, the origin of the Mardi Khola.

Day 3: Trekking to Tara top

From our campsite above Sikles, we trek westwards with the snow-capped peaks to our right. Soon after lunch we make the steep climb up to our night’s perch; a grassy wooded knoll that we know as Tara Top (Starlight Top) at 3,025m.

This is the vantage-point for spectacular 360-degree views that include most of the Annapurna massif – not to mention half of central Nepal including the Himalayan foothills dropping away towards the Ganges and the Indian plains. Clear skies at dusk and dawn will leave indelible impressions of sunset and sunrise on photographs and memory alike.

Day 4: Returning from Tara Top

Our return journey follows a wholly different route. This is a trail roughly following the 2,500m contour through the shady forest of rhododendron hung heavy with lichen and moss, wild flowers on the sunnier banks and wild orchids attached to the branches above us. Finally we descend steeply to Bhurjung Khola village, where we camp near the little school with now distant views of Machhapuchare.

Day 5: Drive to Pokhara

In the morning, we follow the tumbling stream to the edge of the Pokhara valley to be met by transport, which will return us to Lake-side.

Cost includes on:
Transportation from Pokhara to trekking starting point and ending point to Pokhara
Arrange and expenses for Trekking Guide/ Potter
Insurance all meals and allowance for all trekking staff
Arrange the TIMS( trekking information management system card).and permit
Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Cost does not include
Visa fees international airfare
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Hot and cold shower, battery recharge during the trek
Personal expenses phone calls bar bill, extra porters etc
Personal trekking equipment/gears.
Tips for guide porters and driver

All others expenses not mentioned in includes section