Shikles Trekking is another short and awesome trek in Nepal. It is recently explored trekking routes in the southern Gurung settlement of Nepal above the Mardi Khola (1,980m) overlooking Annapurna IV to the north and Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal to the east. It provides good mountain views and is unaccustomed for trekkers. It is a spectacular short trek and traverses a variety of terrain from low land villages and rich terrain up to Nepali’s largest Gurung (Gurkha) village as well as blooming forests of rhododendron in the spring. The region is best for bird watching because of its pristine forested surroundings where different species of birds thrive. The trekking route provides opportunities for wonderful views of the Annapurna and Manasulu ranges. During the trek, trekkers climb through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest and follow ancient trails to the Madi Khola valley and stay in the villages of Sikles, Tang Ting and Bhujung. This new trek offers a truly heart melting village experience where we get to see the real rural Nepal. Trekkers can enjoy camping at unique sites, eat the local dishes and witness daily life unfolds around us.