Korchen and Siklis
Duration: 16 days Land Only
Trekking Days: 12
Maximum Altitude: 3,200m (optional 4,000m)
Community Action Nepal Project en route
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These treks offer an east-west traverse of the valleys and ridges lying south-east of the Annapurnas. Korchen is a rounded ridge summit lying to the south of the sacred mountain of Machhapuchhare, one of Nepal’s most beautiful and most photographed mountains. Though lower in height, Machhapuchhare, its fish tail shape pointing skyward, appears to dwarf the mighty Annapurnas, which are ranged to the west and east. The panorama of these awesome peaks, viewed from Korchen’s summit in the pale light of dawn or bathed in evening sun, is a sight that few will forget. The views are sensational, but the real attraction of this route is that it is off the beaten track.
Siklis is an ideal first trek in Nepal. It offers both first-time and experienced trekkers a suitable challenge at the same time as wonderful panoramic views of shapely Machhapuchhare and the Annapurnas. As the trek passes through villages, we have the opportunity to sample the Gurung culture of this area. If time allows, the trek can finish with a wonderful boat ride across Begnas Tal.
Both Korchen and Siklis can be trekked either on their own or combined as Korchen & Siklis for those with more time to fully explore this area.