Korchon Danda Trek
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Korchon Danda trek Summary
- Trek Duration: 3 Days
- Korchon Danda trek Altitude: 3,682m / 12,081 feet
- Trekking Hour: 5-6 Hours daily
- Group-Size: 1 – 14 People
- Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Best Month to Hike: March, April, May, October, November and December
- Trip Mode: Lodge Basis
- Transportation: Car/Plane/Bus
The Korchon Danda trek in Nepal is a lesser-known trekking route that offers a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience for trekkers. While it’s not as popular as some of the more famous treks like Base Camp trekking, Korchon Danda trek provides an opportunity to explore the remote and pristine landscapes of Nepal.
Korchon Danda at 3,682 meters is located in the western region of Nepal, in the district of Myagdi. This route was popular as a Machhapuchhre model trek and now as a Khumai Danda Trekking route that situated in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas.
One of the main attractions of the Korchon Danda trek is the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and other peaks of the Annapurna range. Journey to Korchan trek takes you through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, terraced farmlands, alpine meadows, and traditional villages.
Furthermore, the difficulty level of Korchan danda hiking is considered easy to moderate, as the trail involves steep ascents, descents, and rugged terrains. The trek also offers a chance to experience the local culture and interact with the ethnic communities residing in the region, such as the Magars, Gurungs, and Thakalis. You can witness their traditional lifestyle, visit monasteries, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals.
How much does Korchon Danda trek Package Cost?
The cost of a Korchon Danda trek package with a Gokyo Treks Agency (local trekking company) ranges between US$ 240 to US$ 399. Trip cost includes Guide/porters, trek permit, food and lodges, transportation..etc. Furthermore, the Korchon Danda trek cost will vary according to the group size you’re traveling to and the service you choose.
We also have a discount deal for tour leaders. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your stumble, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike the Korchon Danda free of cost.
Despite that, we usually arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with unknowns. A private hiking 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 is the standard trip package price for 3 days trek. If you are 2 tourists Korchon Danda trek cost US$ 315 for 3 days trek. We can modify the trek route and the price as per your wish. Here is the price list for the Korchon Danda treks.
Price Per Person for 3 days of hikes in the Mount Annapurna hills.
|Number of Tourist||Price Per Person|
|1 Person||US$ 399|
|2 Person||US$ 315|
|3 Person||US$ 299|
|4 to 6 person||US$ 285|
|7 to 9 Person||US$ 260|
|10 and more than 10 Person||US$ 240|
If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.
The best of Korchon Danda trek itinerary from Pokhara details
This is a general outline of the daily itinerary, and actual trekking times and distances may vary based on individual preferences, fitness levels, weather conditions, and other factors. Hike the Korchon Danda, Khumai Danda are off-the-beaten-path trek in the Annapurna massive nd possible to complete in a 3-5 days. However, if this travel plan is not perfect for your journey then email us for a tailor-made itinerary.1 Day Drive from Pokhara to Hemja. Trek to Hile Kharka (2160m/7,087 feet) via Ghachowk 5 hours
In the morning at breakfast time, Guide will meet and brief you about your Korchon Danda trek package. After the briefing, the Guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you straight forward to Hemja. On the journey, tourists will have an opportunity to relish the best view of the breathtaking Annapurna mountains
Hemja is the starting point of the trek, from where you will start walking through the woodlands, small villages, and terraced fields, enjoying the sights of the surrounding hills. The Hemja to Hile Kharka trek takes a relatively easy walk. Ghachowk situated at an elevation on 1,260 meters known as the best place to view the Himalayas. So please don’t hesitate to slow down and enjoy the sights of Macchapuchre, Annapurna and Lamjung Himal from Ghachowk.
The trek from Hile Kharka to Kumai Dada is like a jungle walk, as you will be walking mostly inside the forest. The trail is peaceful and a bit more challenging than the previous day’s walk as the path gets narrower that too covered with the grassy hill. Despite a few challenges, the panoramic sights of Macchapuchre, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna will reward and welcome you at their best. Walking past the Samsur Deurali, you will finally arrive at Khumai Danda, the shadow of the gigantic Macchapuchre Himal.
The major highlight of the trip is truly to Korchan Danda. It’s a top popular stations where you will undoubtedly surprise with the astounding sights of sunrise and the Himalayas. Elevating at 3,700m, the hill offers majestic views of Mardi, Annapurna, and Macchapuchre. You can spend some quality time far from the hustle, right into the lap of the Himalayas, before heading back to city center.
On your way back to Pokhara, we cross the Seti river where the watercolor is similar to milk. Reaching the town, you can visit some of the gorgeous landmarks of Pokhara city sightseeing asking with Gokyo Treks Agency. Trip finish.
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How much does the Korchon Danda trek package price?
Korchon Danda trek package price US$ 315 per person is a standard trek package trip. Likewise, Taking flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and also from Pokhara airport to Kathmandu saves your time, and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu to Pokhara and also from Pokhara airport to Kathmandu airfare, 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu and Pokhara town with breakfast.
Additionally, we also serve a room with an attached toilet/bathroom in the possible places on wilderness hiking routes. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
Korchon Danda trek package price includes:-
- Fully escorted trek with English-speaking certified local mountain trekking guide.
- 2 Breakfast set, 3 Lunch, and 2 Dinner [main course] serve with a cup of tea/coffee during the trekking days.
- 2 nights Guest house accommodation in the Annapurna mountains route.
- Night Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip for Guide/porters.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permit and TIMS permit for Korchan/Khumai danda Trekking tours.
- Pokhara to Hamja transfer with private taxi.
- Available Bus/Jeep transfer to your hotel on Fewa lakeside [sharing basis].
- Insurance, Food, accommodation, and salary of Nepali trekking guide/porters.
- Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for Khumai/Korchan trekking.
- Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity) and trekking 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).
- Updated Korchon Danda trek map + trek completion certificate – keep them as a souvenir.
- Nepal Government Tax, 13% VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
Korchon Danda trekking package price excludes:
- Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara city.
- Hotel accommodation in Pokhara town (If you ask, we can arrange it for you).
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
- Tourist personal trekking equipment .
- Porter to carry your baggage, Individual nature expenses, all types of beverage drinks.
- Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees and Pokhara sightseeing transfer vehicle cost if needed.
- Kathmandu to Pokhara or from Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation (flight/tourist bus / private car) for tourists.
- Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
Price and Dates
We can organize Korchon Danda private trip starting on any date that works for you. Travelers visit Nepal for a photo trip if they are passionate photographers and want 3-5 day photography adventure tours. Please contact us for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal?
Answer: Yes sure! provide us with your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do the express Korchon Danda trek?
Answer: Korchon Danda nature hike is appropriate for enthusiastic hikers who can walk around 5 hours daily with a lightweight daypack. If you have a little hiking experience before this trip departure, would be better. Otherwise, prior hiking experience is not necessary.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the express Korchon Danda trekking?
Answer: The accommodation along the Korchon viewpoint trek route is relatively basic compared to the more popular treks. Teahouses and guesthouses are available in the villages along the trail, providing meals and a place to rest. However, the amenities may be more limited compared to the well-established trekking routes.
Likewise, the lodge accommodation will two beds in every room. Some rooms will have more beds as a dormitory room. They rooms are clean with a comfortable bed, mattress, and blanket. Despite that we suggest you take your own sleeping bag if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent the necessary hiking gear in the Kathmandu gears shop.
Question: What kind of food can I expect?
Answer: The guest houses along the journey have attached restaurants. They cook a super delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, rice, veg curry, potatoes, eggs, bread, and soups. Likewise, dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will serve on the way to the next place where you hike.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Khumai Danda Lodge trekking?
Answer: Local tea shops are often available to buy water on the journey where visitors can buy a bottle of mineral water. But we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of plastic waste. Instead, you can buy boiled water or AQUA tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: The journey to Korchon – Khumai Danda is a lodges basis trek where you can recharge 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 on the trek?
Answer: Buy a local Sim, so you get the telephone as well as 3G internet services.
Question: Can I use credit cards on Trekking routes?
Answer: No! So, for the holiday travel route, 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: Hike to Korchan hill trip 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 as well.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 10% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. Within that advance deposit, we make all permits, hire a professional hiking guide and porters and also book a hotel in Thamel for you. And the remaining part of the payments, you can pay us on your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage?
Answer: We do provide porter to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each porter carries a maximum of 23 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kilos 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 need to prepare to walk roughly 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking poles? what about hiking in the winter months?
Answer: Walking poles are recommended but not compulsory. However, it is totally depending upon the months you are traveling to get to the Khumai Danda and Korchan hill top view point. And yes, if you hike in the winter months, we highly suggest going with hiking poles and waterproof hiking boots. They are quite helpful in ascending and descending, especially on snowy trails.
Question: Hiring a local trekking guide for Korchon Danda possible?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are travelling in a tight budget for Korchon Danda hiking and have no wish to book the complete full board package trek, you can hire our expert local guide. The Guide hire cost is cheaper but still not the cheapest one because we pay them a very good salary to use their professionalism. Email to us to get a cost quotation for a local guide hiring in details.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu, depending 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.
Question: Can we add a Pokhara City Tour? what places can we visit on a day tour?
Answer: Tourists can ride a cable car to Sarangkot hill station or Bungee jump activity in the morning at an extra cost. After Lunch, we start our sightseeing to explore Pokhara city on request. The worth able places such as Fewa Lake, Devi’s Fall, Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Stupa hiking – extra cost), or Seti George. Likewise, International Mountain Museum (Optional tour if time permits), Tibetan refugee settlement, and the cave at Devi’s fall (Gupteshower Mahadev Cave). Trip finish.
Best time for a hike to Korchon Danda
The best time to explore Korchon Danda trek route in Nepal is during the months of September to November and March to May. During these times, the weather is generally dry and clear, providing excellent visibility of the mountain ranges and landscapes.
The best time to undertake the Korchon Danda trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and favorable temperatures for trekking. It is generally recommended to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall, which can make the trails slippery and leech-infested.
As with any trek in Nepal, it’s important to be well-prepared, physically fit, and have the necessary trekking gear before embarking on the Korchon Danda trek. Hiring an experienced guide and being aware of safety precautions will help ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.
However, it’s important to note that while these months are considered the best time to visit the Korchon Danda trekking route, the weather in the mountains is unpredictable and can change rapidly. It’s always a good idea to check weather forecasts before embarking on a trek and to be prepared for any weather conditions.
Korchon Danda trek Highlights
- Discover Annapurna peaks in the 180 degree angle from Korchon Hilltop.
- Journey through the fertile landscapes, Get an excellent view of Dhaulagiri with the Annapurna family & Fishtail.
- Most popular route for sunset and sunrise.
- Best short trek for beginner trekkers near Pokhara.
- Get to know the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their lifestyles.
Note for Korchon Danda trekkers:
A hike to Korchon Danda information is just a standard template guideline that we provide you. For the Korchon Danda trek solo is also possible but going on a group tour the trip prices will reduce. Furthermore, the group trek makes more un and tourist will have a chance to meet different people from different cultures and countries.
However, Korchon Danda Annapurna Hike is possible to modify at your request to adapt to 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 on route.
Furthermore, it is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
What makes Korchon Danda trek special?
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We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction journey is a top priority for us. We are a team of professional, experienced, 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.
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