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. Trekking 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

Overview

The Kapuche lake trek is one of the most splendid trek routes to reach the glacial Lake and Kori Danda viewpoint in the Annapurna Himalayas. It takes us through wonderful Gurung towns alongside astonishing scene landscapes and perspectives on dazzling snowy mountains.

Sikles village is a gateway town to explore Kapuche Glacier Lake and the Kori hill station trek, new published and not crowded trekking route of Nepal. Although it is a newly explored trail, it has been the most loved trekking trail among trekkers in a very short time. It is one of the pristine hiking trails that unfolds the natural beauty of Nepal.

Sikles is located above Madi Khola (Madi river) at an altitude of 1,981m possibly 2 hours drive from Milan Chowk, Pokhara Town. Kaski district and is a part of the Annapurna territory in Nepal. Kori Danda combines Kaphuche lake via sikles is also a side trek near Pokhara marked the short trek in Annapurna Mountains. However, the distance between Pokhara and Sikles is a 17 km hike but 36.7 kilometers by road.

Furthermore you will have a breathtaking view of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Likewise, tourists can discern Mt.Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Mt.Tukuche, Mt.Nilgiri (6,930m), Mt.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 and Ghalegaon is the major attraction of this 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.

However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

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

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Itinerary

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. The certain 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]

In a earlier day, we can meet up and brief you about your Kaphuche lake and Kori hill hiking information. In the same time, we can settle all financial things and answered the last minute questions.

In the morning, a guide will come to meet you in your hotel, then drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara town. Pokhara is a city of pristine lakes which is a tourist’s paradise full of natural as well as 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 DayDrive to Siklesh Village (1,980m/6,496 feet), 3-4 Hours.

We start our journey taking a private jeep (about 1 hour) that takes us 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 really appreciate the stunning all-encompassing perspectives on the whole Mt Annapurna Himalaya Range from a nearby distance at the background of a great scene all through the excursion.

The path follows unblemished nature, unadulterated wild, abounding with the greenery of tropical and coniferous thick timberland. The spot likewise has a perspective that offers some phenomenal perspectives. 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), 5-6 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), 6-7 Hours

Today, we began our hiking trail to get Kapuche lake passing through the fertile fields with a dense forest. The 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 some hours visiting Kapuche lake and return to Hugu Goth as currently there are no guest houses. However, on camping trekking, we can set up our campsite near Kapuche lake. Therefore, tourists will have more free time to spend around the lake boating or hiking.

5 Day Hugu Goth to Nhota trek (3,050m/ feet), 5-6 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), 5-6 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. The top of Kori is the center of Nepal from East to West. The view is spectacular from the top.

The Kori Danda is situated at an altitude of 3800m, where tourists can experience the majestic mountains view such as Lamjung Himal (6,988m), Annapurna II (7,937m), and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail mountain 6,993m)..etc 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), 5-6 Hours

The 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. Likewise, Tourists can see the panoramic view of the many Himalayas, such as Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli, and Manaslu in the East, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna in the North, and the peak of Machhapuchare in the west.

9 DayGhale Gaon to Besisahar and back to Kathmandu, 7-8 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. As you are in Ghale Gurung hill station, 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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Cost

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, 3-4 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.

FAQ

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: Do I need the experience to do the Kapuche and Kori village trek?

Answer: Actually Kapuche lake is an easy trekking route, so previous experience is not required.

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

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is Kapuche Lake trekking Safe for the Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; the Kapuche tal trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

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

Answer: We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. 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.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?

Answer: There are basic guest houses en route. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as 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: What opportunities will I have for a 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: We provide you purify water with aqua tablets. We purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite or a route.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?.

Answer: During the tent accommodation there will be off chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Are there any communication facilities?.

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

Question: Can I use credit cards in Kapuche & Kori village homestay trekking?

Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

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

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 15% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Kapuche Lake and kori hill 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 which 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 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 compulsory.

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.

Kapuche Lake – Kori trek notes for travelers:

The hike information is just a guide and standard template that we provide you. However, the Sikles village combine Kapuche Lake and kori trek itinerary is possible to 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?

Opportunities for challenging hikes at Kaphuche lake and Gurung hill hikes are pleasant trekking trails in the Annapurna foothills. We can customize Kapuche Lake trek inclusive of capuche lake, Kori viewpoint, and Ghalegaon trips as camping trekking according to traveler requests. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your security and satisfaction is our concern.

We are a team of professional, experienced, well-trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Kaphuche Lake and Kori Hill Trek Review

The best Journey to Kapuche Lake

Rated 5.0 out of 5
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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