Kapuche Lake Trek


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Kaphuche lake trek

Kaphuche lake and Kori Danda Trek Summary

    1. Trek Duration: 8 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty: Easy Grade
    3. Kaphuche lake High altitude: 2,546m/8,353 feet
    4. Walk Hour: 6 Hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 15 People
    6. Trip Mode: Guest House
    7. Best Time to visit Kapuche Lake: March, April, May, October, November and December
    8. Meals on Trek route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/Bus


The Kapuche Lake Trek is a remarkable route in the Annapurna Himalayas, offering access to the glacial Kapuche Lake and the Kori Danda viewpoint. This trek takes you through picturesque Gurung villages, showcasing stunning landscapes and snowy mountain vistas.

Starting from Sikles village, a gateway to the newly popular and less crowded trek which can offers a pristine hiking experience. Located above the Madi River and accessible by a short drive from Pokhara. Sikles provides breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Tourist can see the splendid mountain views of Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Tukuche, Nilgiri (6,930m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8,091m), Hiunchuli (6,420m), Fish Tail (6,993m), Annapurna II-IV, Lamjung Himal, and Mt.Manaslu (8,157m) during the journey.

Along with a unique location and pristine natural presence, the path is remote and less crowded than other trails. The source of Kahphuche (Kapuche lake) is a glacial melt from the Annapurna II, IV, and Lamjung Himal marking the lowest-elevation glacial lake in the Himalayas. Kapuche Glacial lake combined with Kori hill are the major attraction of entire trip and they are situated on the foothills of Annapurna peaks.

Kori Hill station hike or Kori trek is a wilderness off-beaten trek in Nepal that can explore together with kapuche lake. An easy to moderate level trek difficulty route is also best for beginner hikers. As for experienced trekkers, it’s an easy task therefore, there is no chance of altitude sickness. You can experience the Gurung, Magar, and Brahmin ethnic communities and their cultures and plan to explore at any time throughout the year.

sikles village view

How much is the Kaphuche lake and kori hill trek Package Cost/Price?

The cost of the Kaphuche lake with Kori trek package with a local trekking agency in Nepal ranges between US$ 825 to US$ 1050. And of course, the trip price varies according to the group size you are traveling with and the service you choose.

We also have special travel deals for a group leader. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your journey, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike capuche lake and Kori on half cost given in the package price. Taking flights to Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.

It’s a standard trip package price for 9 days hike to Kapuche lake, and Kori trek route. If you are 2 trekker for Kaphuche lake with Kori trek cost US$ 998 for 9 days trek as given plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for Kapuche and kori treks.

Price Per Person for 9 days Kapuche lake trek.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1050
2 PersonUS$ 998
3 PersonUS$ 940
4 to 6 personUS$ 899
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 875
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 825

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded on this trip price, kindly check on cost given on a tab button.


Kapuche Lake trek itinerary detail

The Kapuche lake combine kori trekking excursion is a classical trek with 8-9 days itinerary best hikes in the Annapurna region. This Kapuche lake trek route is designed for Nepal Hikers who wish to hike to visit the typical villages and glacial lakes for a week-long holiday in Nepal. However for travelers who wish to explore Kapuche lake trek quickly but are walking with limited time-wise? ask us for a custom-made travel plan.

1 Day Drive with a Tourist Bus to Pokhara majestic city. Fly to Pokhara [Optional]

On the previous day, we will arrange a meeting to brief you on your Kapuche Lake and Kori Hill trek details. During this time, we can finalize financial matters and address any last-minute questions. The following morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you on the drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara, known for its pristine lakes, is a tourist’s paradise offering natural and cultural heritage sites.

As you are in Pokhara, you can explore Phewa lake, Gupteswor Mahadev cave, and Devi’s fall only if time permits. You can observe views to the north across Phewa hill to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Tourists can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara paying an extra cost of airfare to save time visiting the amazing places.

2 DayWith a jeep, drive to Siklesh Village (1,980m/6,496 feet), 4 Hours.

Start this journey taking a private jeep (about 1 hour) to Sikles village. At a subsequent time, tourists can hike at Tara Hill station (3,055m). Tara Hilltop on the way arranged at the stature of 2814m gives the best close-up perspective on the Himalayas (snow-covered mountain).

You can truly appreciate the stunning, panoramic views of the entire Annapurna Himalaya Range from a close distance. The backdrop of the majestic landscape enhances the experience throughout the journey.

Follows the unblemished nature, unadulterated wild, abounding with the greenery of tropical and coniferous thick timberland. Following two or three hours of hiking, we will show up at an acclaimed customary Sikles Gurung village.

3 Day Trek to Hugu Goth (2,200m/7,218 feet), 6 Hours

On this day, we hike further to Hugu Goth passing several tiny hamlets and farmlands. We arrive at the far-off town of Huge Goth, where we can stay overnight in a guest house.

4 Day Kaphuche Lake Trek (Virgin Ice Lake) (2,546m/8,353 feet), 7 Hours

Today, we began our hiking trail to get Kapuche lake passing through the fertile fields with a dense forest. Landslide often destroys the nature trail and takes around two hours to hike out of Hugu Lake.

Kapuche Lake is the lowest glacial lake in Nepal. Spend a few hours visiting Kapuche Lake and then return to Hugu Goth, as there are currently no guesthouses. However, for camping treks, we can set up a campsite near Kapuche Lake. Therefore, tourists will have more time to enjoy boating or hiking around the lake.

5 Day Hugu Goth to Nhota trek (3,050m/ feet), 6 hours.

After breakfast, we continue our journey to Nho Ta which is situated at an elevation of 10,000 feet above the sea. It’s a camping trip as the lodges are unavailable on the route. We will have to cross the Hugu Khola and start to trek uphill through rhododendron, fir, and pine forests. The sight of mountains on this day is also the same (Annapurna II, IV, and Lamjung Himal). Stay overnight in a local homestay or at a tent campsite.

6 Day Nhota to Kori danda trek (3,800m/12,468 feet), 6 hours trek.

Kori Hill station hike or Kori trek is wilderness off the beaten trek route located in Kaski district, western Nepal. Travelers can hike at the Kori hilltop with full camping gear and food. Top of Kori is the center of Nepal from East to West, however the view is spectacular from the top.

Kori Danda, at 3,800m, offers majestic views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Machhapuchhare. Therefore, it offers an unparalleled opportunity to see these stunning peaks in a single line. We can also enjoy the scenery of the cascading hills with multi colorful flowers if hikes in early Autumn season. Stay overnight in a local homestay or at a tent campsite.

7 DayTrek to Thulo Lake

Trek to Thulo lake is another interesting journey takes about six or seven hours to reach Thulo Lake. Stay overnight in a tent camp.

8 Day Ghale Gaon Trekking (1,800m/5,906 feet), 6 Hours

Our trekking trail descends down towards Ghale Goan village passes through the rhododendron forest. Ghale Gaun was named the second village tourism destination after the Sirubari village of Syanja. Tourists can see a panoramic view of many Himalayas, including Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli, and Manaslu in the east, as well as Lamjung Himal and Annapurna in the north. Additionally, the peak of Machhapuchhare can be seen in the west.

9 DayFrom Ghale Gaon to Besisahar and back to Kathmandu, 7 hours

Today’s trek is the best day for village lovers as the path winds regularly and you can hear birds voice above you may even catch a glimpse of a monkey trail. You will have a great view of Annapurna summits including the Lamjung Himal and Manaslu mountain. Hike downhill to Besi Sahar to get delicious lunch and take a regular Micro Bus back to Kathmandu town. Trip finish.

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How much is the Kapuche Lake combine Kori trek package price?

Hike to Kapuche Lake combine Kori trek package price start at US$ 825 and might reach up to US$ 1050 per person on double occupancy basis. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express Kapuche Lake Trek Package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are travelling with.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 4 to 5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Amazing Kapuche Lake trek package includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private car/van.
  • Single nights double bedroom accommodation in a Tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.
  • 1-night double bedroom accommodation in a Tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.
  • 8 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 8 Lunch, and 8 Dinner [main course] on Kapuche lake – Kori trekking days.
  • 7 Nights Tent camping accommodation while on trekking days with all required camping gear.
  • Bus transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Besisahar to Kathmandu for guest, guide & porter.
  • Fully escorted trek with English-speaking license holder local guide and every 2 guests 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit and TIMS permit for Kapuche kori Trekking tours
  • Pokhara to Sikles village transfer by private Jeep.
  • Insurance, Food, accommodation, and salary of Nepali trekking staff.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a desert for Kapuche Lake trekking.
  • Kapuche lake trek map and trek certificate on a successful ascend – keep as a souvenir.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check your Oxygen level, Pulse rate to monitor every day to prepare for high altitude risk. In a worst case, help with all Helicopter Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Kapuche Lake with Kori Danda trek package trek excludes:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
  • Hiker personal trekking equipment’s .
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks, and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

A hike to Kapuche lake via siklesh and kori hill stations are new promoted trekking trails therefore sometimes lodges are not available. It’s a full camping trekking thatswhy the prices are a bit higher comparing other hikes in the Annapurna Mountains.

We can organize private trip to Kapuche Lake and Kori hill starting on any date if that works to you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request us to pick you up. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my pieces of stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Storing your clothes stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office is for free and safe.

Question: What kind of accommodation and food can I expect to express Kapuche and kori trek?

Answer: We provide you with tent camping accommodation during the trekking routes and accommodation are clean with a cozy mattress. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Our camping cook will cooks a delicious range of mostly vegetarian meals. They’re rice, Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, bread, soups, and seasonal fresh vegetables. Dinner and breakfast are provided in the same place you spend the night every day and Lunch will provide on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: Will I have an opportunity to get shower?

Answer: As you are camping trekking, we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Trek?.

Answer: Tourist can buy a hard plastic or metal bottle and AQUA tablets in the Pharmacy in Kathmandu to purify water to dink. You can find the normal water in the local village, streams or at campsites long the journey.

Question: Can I charge my mobile phone or digital camera on my trip?.

Answer: During the tent accommodation, you will have a less chance to charge the battery. So may be better for you if you could travel with a portable power bank to charge your phone.

Question: Are there any communication facilities?.

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: We advise booking your trip with us as early as possible. While we aim to accommodate last-minute bookings, a 15% advance deposit is necessary to secure your reservation. However, the remaining payment can be settled upon your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on this short camping trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack. It means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles?

Answer: It is better to hike to Kapuche Lake with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not obligatory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Kaphuche lake with Kori trek highlights

  • Visit Sikles village and get to know about the Gurung tribes and tradition.
  • See Annapurna mountains from Tara Hilltop and Malegaon hill station (also popular to see the sunrise).
  • First-class views of the Annapurna family including Hiunchuli, and Fishtail.
  • Lowest elevation glacier lake called Kaphuche Tal, an unexplored virgin lake near Pokhara.
  • Kori hill station offers amazing views of the Mountains and the entire landscapes of the valley.
  • Walk through fertile lands, rice, and millet terraces, and colorful meadows
  • Experience the Gurung and Tamang and other ethnic groups and their local lifestyles.

Notes for Kapuche Lake visitors:

This Sikles village combine Kapuche Lake and kori trek itinerary information is just a guide and standard template. Be that as it may, we can modify at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary en route.

It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its result, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

What makes Kapuche Lake trek special?

Kori and Kapuche Lake trek is a very special due to its stunning natural beauty and unique cultural feels. This trek offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes, including the majestic Annapurna range.

Trekkers can immerse themselves in the local culture, interacting with the friendly villagers and experiencing their traditional way of life.

At Gokyo Treks and Expedition, we prioritize quality services, ensuring your security and satisfaction. Our team comprises professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who are experts in the destination. Additionally, we support local communities and conservation efforts, reducing costs and resource consumption.

Kaphuche Lake and Kori Hill Trek Review

The best Journey to Kapuche Lake

May 3, 2018

Our 6-day trek through the Annapurna region, known as the Sikles trek, treated us to a mesmerizing array of views. The ever-changing landscape took us from picturesque rice fields to the majestic snow-capped mountains, passing by scenic hills and even a glacier lake. It was truly an awe-inspiring experience.

Ammar, our trek leader, played a pivotal role in making this journey exceptional. His knowledge of the region’s history and the mountains brought a fascinating depth to our adventure. Moreover, his familiarity with the area ensured that we always found the best tea houses for food and lodging, enhancing our overall comfort and enjoyment.

For anyone considering a trek in Nepal, I wholeheartedly recommend Ammar and the outstanding team at Gokyo Trek. They are dedicated professionals who create unforgettable experiences, leaving you with cherished memories to carry back home. – Rehan, San Diego, California, USA.

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Rehan, San Diego, California, USA.

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Rehan ,

We are absolutely delighted by your wonderful feedback. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and we are overjoyed that you had a fantastic experience with our services. We can’t express how grateful we are for your kind words.

Your appreciation motivates us to continually strive for excellence in delivering exceptional Himalayan adventures. We eagerly look forward to serving you again on another remarkable trip in the near future. Your return will be a true pleasure for us.

Thank you once again for choosing us and for sharing your positive feedback. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or if there’s anything else we can assist you with.

Warm regards, Ammar

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