Picturesque and cultural Sikles village
Picturesque and cultural Sikles village is situated about 27 km from Pokhara, this village is renowned for its immersive encounter with Gurung traditions and culture.
The village encompasses approximately 200 houses with stone and tin roofs, creating a charming settlement. The village is easily accessible from Pokhara through public buses, jeeps, or private vehicles, making it an ideal destination for a tranquil escape from the bustle of city life.
Here, you can relish the rare pleasure of indulging in delicious Nepali cuisine, including locally sourced organic delicacies - dhido, succulent local chicken, and the unique nihuro plucked from the forest.
The picturesque Sikles village lies on the opposite side of the mountains, with both places exhibiting nature's undeniable beauty.
Nature and culture harmoniously blend in Sikles, offering mesmerizing views of Annapurna 4th, Annapurna 2nd, and Lamjung Himal.
Observing the scenes of farming, tending to cattle, goats, and chickens, along with witnessing traditional weaving practices of radipakhi, dokonamlo, and bhakari, offers a rich cultural experience.
Embracing a blend of Bon, Buddhism, and Hinduism, the locals celebrate festivals like Lhochar (Puse 15), Buddha Purnima, Saune Sankranti, Maghe Sankranti, Dashain-Tihar, and venerate land deities such as Bajebaikuand
Naunchuphichiyun with great enthusiasm.During festivities, the villagers joyfully participate in dances and performances like Ghatu, Jhyaure, Sorthi, and Thetar.
The village's dedication to sustainability serves as an inspiring example, reminding us of the importance of preserving nature and traditions. So, with an open heart and a curious spirit, make Sikles village a must-visit destination on your travel itinerary, for it promises an enriching and unforgettable experience.