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 best. It offers an exploration of northeastern Pokhara in the Annapurna region from Sikles to Kaphuche lake.

Overview

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.

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
View from Kori Danda

Brief itinerary of Kori trek

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara 6 hrs drive, O/N Pokhara
Day 2: Pokhara to Sikles 3 hrs drive, O/N Sikles
Day 3: Trek to Hugu Goth (2026m), 6 hrs, O/N tea house
Day 4: Hike to Kapuche lake (2450m) and back to Hugu goth, 3 hrs, O/N tea house
Day 5: Trek to Nohtha 3050m, 6hrs O/N tea house
Day 6: Trek to Kori danda 3800m, 5 hrs, and hike to Thulek (4115m) O/N tea house
Day 7: Trek to Sikles, 5 hrs, O/N tea house
Day 8: Sikles to Pokhara, 3 hrs drive, O/N hotel
Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6 hrs drive, O/N hotel
Kapuche Lake
Kapuche Lake

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

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara 6 hrs drive, O/N Pokhara

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

Day 2: Pokhara to Sikles 3 hrs drive, O/N Sikles

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 kilometers off-road drive you will reach the biggest and most beautiful Gurung village, Sikles. The traditional houses, well-managed stone paved path, green hills, and forest local people in Sikles village are wonderful to visit.

Day 3: Trek to Hugu Goth (2026m), 6 hrs, O/N tea house

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 hilltop gives an amazing view.

Crossing suspension bridges, wooden bridges, uphills, and downhills in a peaceful environment and natural music created by 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 Views.

Day 4: Hike to Kapuche lake (2450m) and back to Hugu goth, 3 hrs, O/N tea house

Waking up early in the morning you will hike to Kapuche lake to see the wonderful mountain view before sunrise. To capture the lake and mountain before hiding behind the fog, you will reach Kapuche lake earlier than the sunshine.

Enjoying the Mountain View, glacier, and Glacier Lake you will return from Kapuche Lake to Hugu Goth. As a resting day you will acclimatize in Hugu Goth for preparing the body against altitude sickness.

Day 5: Trek to Nohtha 3050m, 6hrs O/N tea house

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

Day 6: Trek to Kori danda 3800m, 5 hrs, and hike to Thulek (4115m) O/N tea house

Today’s hiking will start early in the morning to reach Kori danda earlier for a clear Mountain View. Kori danda is the central point of Nepal. The breathtaking view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, Machhapuchhare, and Manaslu from Kori is beyond imagination. You can have a close view of the mountains around you.

After spending an hour in Kori danda we will hike to Thulek which takes around 2 hours.

Day 7: Trek to Sikles, 5 hrs, O/N tea house

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.

Day 8: Sikles to Pokhara, 3 hrs drive, O/N hotel

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

Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6 hrs drive, O/N hotel

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

Cost Includes

  • Pick Up from airport and Drop at airport
  • 2 night Kathmandu Accommodation with twin sharing with Bed and Breakfast (BB) plan.
  • 2 night Pokhara Accommodation with twin sharing with Bed and Breakfast (BB) plan.
  • Lunch Dinner and Breakfast during the trek
  • Guide and Porter During the trek
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus and Pokhara to Siklesh by Private Jeep.
  • All permit for Sikes kori trek

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees,
  • Your travel insurance of any kind,
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax,
  • Lunch and Dinner (Kathmandu & pokhara) except mentioned on Itinerary,
  • 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 internet.

Frequently asked Questions

Can I apply a visa at Kathmandu airport for Kori Trek?

Yes, you can apply visa at Tribhuwan international airport after landing in Nepal. We suggest you to buy 15 days visa for Kori Trek and you must have a US dollar for visa.

How difficult is Kori Sikles Trek?

Kori Sikles trek is moderate difficult trek with the less risk of AMS (Actue Mountain sickness). Since the highest elevation, kori Danda is 3800 meter which is less elevation as compared to Annapurna base camp (ABC) and Everest Base Camp (EBC).

What kind of accommodation do we except?

We can expect normal accommodation in Kori Danda and Kapuche lake trek. Since it is newly opened trekking route where good tea house/ Homestay is available only in Kori village. Less houses are built in Kori Danda where you can expect normal tea house or tent for accommodation.

How to reach Sikles from Pokhara?

We will use 4 wheeler jeep to Reach Sikles from Pokhara which takes 2-2.5 Hours from Pokhara, Kaski.

Who will be our Guide for Kori Sikles trek?

You will get experienced Guide with best Knowledge of history, route and culture for the Kori Sikles Trek.

Can we buy a trekking gear at Kathmandu or Pokhara?

Yes, you can buy all trekking gear and equipment at Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you need help for shopping then we will provides you our trekking guide who will help you to buy a necessary gears for kori Trek.

How long is Kori trek?

Kori trek is 9 days trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. You will hike five days and remaining 4 days includes travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Sikles and returning back the same route.

Can we customize Kori trek?

Yes we can customize the trek as your requirements and fitness. We can make 7 days Kori trek by starting from Pokhara. Also we can travel from Kathmandu to Kori village make the trek shorter as your demand.

What permit is required for Kori trek?

ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit is required for Kori trek.

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