Kori Trek

9 Days

Want to do the Kori trek?  We are here to manage the trek to Kori danda, the central point of Nepal. If you are in search of a short trek from Pokhara, Kori trek Nepal is the best. It offers an exploration of northeastern Pokhara in the Annapurna region from Sikles to Kaphuche Lake. You can enjoy with forest walk, ethnic Gurung culture, remote life and wonderful view of Lamjung Himal (6988m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Machhapuchhare (Mount Fishtail 6993m).


Kori is the beautiful highland of Kaski district Nepal. Pokhara to kori distance is 29.9 km. First, we have to reach Sikles for the Kori trek. Covering Pokhara to Sikles distance, 45. 425 km we will reach Sikles, the gateway of the Kori trek route. The beautiful Gurung village welcomes you with Gurung culture and tradition. The beauty of the Annapurna conservation area from Sikles is amazing. The wonderful Kapuche lake also lies in Sikles.

Kapuche Lake

What to expect in the Kori trek route?

Trekking route covers Sikles to kori distance of 8 km. Sikles is beautiful Gurung village. You will spend a good time in this village, and enjoy Gurung culture and homestay. Ascending from Sikles, you will walk through the forest, cross rivers, wooden bridges, suspension bridges, and Yak shades. You can do camping for a night stay on this trek.

Amazing part of Kori trek is Kapuche lake at 2546m located in Sikles village, Kaski district. It is the lowest glacier lake in the world situated in Mardi rural municipality. Boating and photo shoot with blue glacier lake background is more than perfect. Amazing view of Annapurna range, Himlung Himal, Machhapuchhre from Kori danda gives Heavenly view of Nepal Himalaya.

Kori trek includes combining Sikles and Kori trek where you will explore both Sikles village and Kori danda. The best season for the Kori trek is March, April, May, September, October, and November. Trek with us for the best service, best price, and best kori trek cost.

View from Kori Danda

Outline itinerary

Days Activities
1  Kathmandu to Pokhara, 6 hours drive
2 Pokhara to Sikles, 3 hours drive
3 Trek to Hugu Goth (2026m), 6 hrs
4 Hike to Kapuche Lake (2450m) and back to Hugu Goth, 3 hrs
5 Trek to Nohtha 3050m, 6hrs O/N tea house
6 Trek to Kori danda 3800m, 5 hrs, and hike to Thulek (4115m)
7  Trek to Sikles, 5 hrs,
8  Sikles to Pokhara, a 3-hour drive
9 Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6 hour’s drive

Trip Highlights

  • Annapurna conservation area
  • Explore Sikles village
  • Rhododendron forest
  • Kapuche Lake
  • Kori Danda
  • Mount Himlung, Annapurna range, Machhapuchre, Mardi Himal
  • Terrace farming
  • Pasture
  • Lamjung Himal
  • Gurung people, culture
  • Annapurna landscape


Kori trek itinerary begins from Kathmandu to Pokhara drive. Around 6 hours of travel in private vehicals through Prithvi highway taeks you to Pokhara. The mountains, flowing Trishuli and Marshyangdi, markets and passersby can be seen on your journey to Pokhara.

After having breakfast in Pokhara we will drive to Sikles in a private vehicle. It takes three hours to reach Sikles from Pokhara. Enjoying the mountain view, agricultural farm, flowing river and 20 kilometer off road drive you will reach biggest and beautiful Gurung village, Sikles. The traditional houses, well managed stone paved path, the green hills, forest local people in Sikles village is wonderful to visit.

Leaving Sikles village we will start our trek towards Hugu Goth. Starting walk in uphills you will explore the Annapurna conservation area, the local people forest walk, streams and spring from the hill top gives amazing view.
Crossing suspension bridges, wooden bridges, uphills and downhills in peaceful environment and natural music created from forest heels you. Around 6 hours of adventure walk from Sikles takes you to Hugu Goth. You may face sleepery way if rainfall occurs.
Sikles to Hugu Goth trek route is moderately difficult offering forest walk, suspension bridge, river, shades, farms, Gurung people and wonderful Mountain View.

Waking up early in the morning you will hike to Kapuche lake to see wonderful mountain view before sunrise. To capture the lake and mountain before hiding behind the fog, you will reach Kapuche lake earlier than sunshine.
Enjoying the Mountain View, glacier and Glacier Lake you will return from Kapuche Lake to Hugu Goth. As resting day you will acclimatize in Hugu Goth for preparing the body against altitude sickness.

After having breakfast we will trek towards Notha from Hugu goth. We will walk around 6 hours in deciduous forest path to reach Nohtha. You will be walking over suspension bridge, wooden bridge and cliffs of hills covering uphills and downhills. The flowing river, peaceful surrounding in forest with healing natural movement makes your journey amazing.

Today’s hiking will start early in the morning to reach Kori danda earlier for clear Mountain View. Kori danda is the central point of Nepal. The breathtaking view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, Machhapuchhare, Manaslu from Kori is beyond imagination. You can have close view of mountains around you.
After spending an hour in Kori danda we will hike to Thulek which takes around 2 hours.

We will return back to Sikles following the forest path downhills and uphills. We will pass Annapurna landscapes, leave snowcapped mountains far to us and reach Hugu goth. We will continue the trek until reaching the amazing Gurung village Sikles. The path will become more familiar as we follow the same route while going to Sikles.
The short Sikles trek completes as we come back to Sikles from Kori danda. We will celebrate the completion of trekking in the evening.

After having breakfast we will return back to Pokhara in a private car. We will stay in Pokhara, visit the lakeside and have evening walk in beautiful Pokhara city.

After having breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu. As we arrive Kathmandu the Kori trek itinerary come to the end point. We will rest in hotel or visit thamel depending on your choice.

Cost Includes

  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on twin share On B/B Plan
  • Full Board Meal During Trekking (lunch, Dinner, Breakfast)
  • Accommodation in a tea house( mountain lodge) during the trek,
  • Transportation from starting to ending points of the trek,
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit,
  • Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. & Trekking Permit.
  • Well-experienced guide with all his allowance and expenses,
  • Necessary Porters to carry all personal baggers
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters,

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees,
  • Your travel insurance of any kind,
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax,
  • Lunch and Dinner except as mentioned on Itinerary,
  • Extra expenses incurred due to accidents, landslides, strikes, political unrest, etc.
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities, also on trail
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Items of personal expenses such as beverages, extra tea and coffee on the way while trekking, battery charging at tea houses, hot shower, mineral water and interne

Frequently asked Questions

How difficult is Kori trek?

Kori trek is moderate trek in Annapurna region. You can enjoy Gurung culture, forest path,
remote life, Kapuche lake and amazing scenery from Kori danda. You should walk five days
in Kori region from day third to day seven.

What is the best time/season for Kori trek?

The best time/season for Kori trek is autumn and spring season. The months of March, April
May, September, October and November are considered as best time for Kori trek. The
moderate temperature, pleasant weather and favorable climatic condition makes your trek
best during autumn and spring.

Who can do Kori trek?

All the interested national and international trekkers can do Kori trek. You should be
mentally and physically fit to complete the Kori trekking route.

How is the accommodation in Kori region?

Accommodation will be in tea houses but the number of tea houses are limited. In peak
season we may have to set camp to spend the nights for large group.

What type of meal do you provide in Sikles Kori trek?

We provide three meal in Sikles Kori trek package. You will have breakfast in the morning.
Breakfast items includes tea/coffee, curry, bread items and egg items. In the lunch and dinner
you will have variety of food items such as Nepali thali (rice, lentils, curry, pickles, pappad,
and salad), noodles, pasta, macroni, chowmein,, momo. You can get local food in tea houses.

What is Kori trek altitude?

The highest destination of Kori trek is Kori danda standing in an elevation of 3800m. Thus
Kori trek altitude is 3800m which gives amazing view of Annapurna II (7937m),
Machhapuchhare (6993m), Lamjung himal (6988m), Himlung himal (7126m) and Annapurna

What is the distance of Pokhara to Kori?

Kori trek begins from Kori village. The distance of Pokhara to Kori is 45.43m. The walking
begins from Kori village.

How long is Kapuche trek?

Kapuche trek is 4 days trek as part of Kori trek from Pokhara. You will reach Sikles in first
day, Sikles to Hugu Goth in second day and do Kapuche lake trek in third day. After visiting
Kapuche lake you will return back to Sikles and then to Pokhara.

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