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13 Days 12 Nights
Availability : Whole Year
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Kori Danda
Min Age : 16
Max People : 15

Kori Trek

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    Maximum Altitude: 4115m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

The Kori Trek, also called Kori Danda Trek, is an excition trip through the beautiful landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. It’s not as well-known as other treks, but it’s great for people who love adventure. A special part of the Kori Trek is getting to see Kapuche Lake, a stunning lake surrounded by tall mountains. Since the trek is in the Kaski region of Nepal, it’s also known as Kori Kaski Trek.

This trek has become more popular lately. It involves camping and takes place northeast of Pokhara valley, quite close to the lovely city of Pokhara. It leads you through the Annapurna conservation area, where you can enjoy splendid views ofAnnapurna South (7219m), Fish Tail (6997m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Lamjung Himal 6983 m

During the trek, you’ll visit remote villages like Hugu Goth, where you can learn about the local culture and enjoy the friendly welcome from the people there. If you’re up for more adventure, there’s also the Sikles Kori Trek, which adds even more excitement by combining parts of the Sikles region with the Kori Trek. Whether you’re walking through forests of rhododendron flowers, crossing high mountain passes, or camping by beautiful lakes, the Kori Trek is sure to give you an amazing experience exploring the hidden treasures of the Annapurna region.

Kori Trip Overview:

  • Destination: Kori Danda
  • Starting point: Kathmandu
  • Ending point: Kathmandu
  • No of Days: 13 days
  • Best Season: Spring season
  • Group size: 1-15 max

 Kori Trek Highlights

  • Kapuche Lake a serene lake in the middle of mountain peaks.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Lesser-known trails providing a quieter and more authentic trekking experience.
  • Opportunities to observe various species of birds and animals amidst the natural beauty of the Annapurna region.
  • Options for trekkers of different fitness levels and preferences, including extensions like the Sikles Kori Trek.
  • Breathtaking beauty  of snow-capped peaks, pristine lakes, and valleys along the trail.
  • Camping opportunities Chance to sleep under the stars amidst the tranquility of nature.
  • Comparatively lower costs compared to some other treks, making it accessible to a wide range of trekkers.

Kori Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1338 m / 4394 Ft. (Pick up from Airport to Hotel)
  • Day 02: Historical and Cultural Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Drive/Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (822 m/ 2696 Ft)
  • Day 04: Pokhara to Sikles and explore Gurung Village (1981 m/6503 Ft) 4 hours’ Drive.
  • Day 05: Trek to Hugu Goth (2860 m/9383 Ft) 6 hours.Overnight Stay in
  • Day 06: Hike Up to Kapuche Glacier Lake (3210 m/ 10531 Ft) and Back to Hugu Goth. Overnight Stay in camping.
  • Day 07: Trek Nho-Ta (3050 m/10006 Ft) 6 hours(Overnight Stay in camping)
  • Day 08: Trek to Kori Danda (3800 m/12467 Ft) 6 hours.(Overnight Stay in camping)
  • Day 09: Kori Exploration and Hike to Thulek (4115 m/ 13,501 Ft) 2 hours.
  • Day 10: Trek from Kori Danda to Sikles (1981 m /6503 Ft)7 hours. (Accommodation Tea House)
  • Day 11: Drive Back to Pokhara from Sikles (822 m/2696 Ft) 4 hours.
  • Day 12: Drive/Fly Back to Kathmandu from Pokhara (1338 m / 4394 Ft.)
  • Day 13: Departure to the Airport.

Why Kori Trek?

The Kori Trek is special because it takes you through the amazing landscapes of Nepal’s Annapurna region. There are good reasons why people should consider doing this trek. First, it’s different from the more popular treks, so it’s not as crowded. This means you can find hidden spots and have a quieter, more real adventure. Second, the Kori Trek shows you beautiful nature scenes, like forests, fields, and small villages.

As you walk, you’ll see amazing views of snowy mountains, clear lakes, and green valleys. Also, you get to meet local people, like the Gurung community, and learn about their way of life and customs. This makes the trek even more interesting and enjoyable. One of the best parts of the Kori Trek is getting to see Kapuche Lake, a peaceful place surrounded by tall mountains.

 Plus, the trek has different options for routes and plans, so everyone can find something that fits their abilities and interests. Whether you want a short hike or a longer journey, there’s a choice for you. And if you’re up for more adventure, you can try extensions like the Sikles Kori Trek, which let you explore even more of the area.

Kori Trek Best Season

The best time to do the Kori Trek is during the fall, from September to November. This is when the weather is usually nice and steady, making it great for trekking. The skies are clear, so you can see beautiful views of the mountains and landscapes around you. It’s not too hot or too cold, so walking feels comfortable. Also, after the rainy season, the plants are lush and colorful, making the trek even prettier. During this time, you’re likely to see lots of animals and birds too. So, if you want to have an amazing adventure on the Kori Trek, the fall season is perfect for it!

Food and Accommodation During Kori Trek

During the Kori Trek, there are different places to stay and eat to suit everyone’s needs and budgets. Along the trail, there are teahouses and guesthouses where you can sleep. They’re simple but cozy, with comfy beds and shared bathrooms. At these places, you can meet other trekkers and enjoy tasty meals made with local ingredients. They serve traditional Nepali food like rice with lentil soup, dumplings, and noodle soups, which are filling and warm after a long day of walking.

They also have options for vegetarians and meat-eaters. Even though the places to stay are basic, the hosts are friendly, and you get to enjoy a nice atmosphere. If you want a more adventurous experience, we can camp out at special campsites along the route. This lets you sleep under the stars surrounded by peaceful nature. Whether you stay in teahouses, guesthouses, or campsites, you can expect to have a comfy place to rest and delicious meals to keep you going on your Kori Trek.

Kori Trek Cost

The cost of doing the Kori Trek can change based on a few things, like how long you’re trekking, and what you like. Normally, you have to pay for permits, getting to and from where you start the trek, where you sleep along the way, food, and if you want a porter to carry your bags. Permits are important, and you have to pay for them. The places where you stay, like teahouses or guesthouses, can cost different amounts, with simpler ones usually being cheaper.

The food you eat also adds to the total cost, and you can choose between local dishes and other dishes like momo, noodles Soup etc. If you decide to hire a porter or someone to carry your bags, it will cost more, but it can make the trek easier and more fun. Overall, while the Kori Trek is usually cheaper compared to other treks.

Kapuche lake

Kapuche Lake, also called Khayer Lake, is a beautiful spot hidden among the big mountains in Nepal’s Annapurna region. It’s about 4,000 meters high and has clear, peaceful water that attracts hikers. You can reach it by walking along different paths, like the Kori Trek. The journey to the lake is really nice, taking you through green forests, meadows, and rocky areas.

 Along the way, you might see some plants and animals. When you get close to the lake, you’ll see its shiny water reflecting the tall peaks around it. Camping near Kapuche Lake lets you relax and enjoy the quietness of the mountains, especially at night when you can see lots of stars. It’s a special place for anyone who loves nature and wants to feel close to the mountains.

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • Tips to guide & porter (expected)
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • UNESCO entrance fee (Kathmandu city tour)
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.

Complementaries

  • Trekking Pole
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Dawn Jacket
What to Expect
  • Kapuche Lake a serene lake in the middle of mountain peaks.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Lesser-known trails providing a quieter and more authentic trekking experience.
  • Opportunities to observe various species of birds and animals amidst the natural beauty of the Annapurna region.
  • Options for trekkers of different fitness levels and preferences, including extensions like the Sikles Kori Trek.
  • Breathtaking beauty of snow-capped peaks, pristine lakes, and valleys along the trail.
  • Camping opportunities Chance to sleep under the stars amidst the tranquility of nature.
  • Comparatively lower costs compared to some other treks, making it accessible to a wide range of trekkers.
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Kori Trek Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu 1338 m / 4394 Ft. (Pick up from Airport to Hotel)

Maximum altitude: 1338 m / 4394 Ft

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Kathmandu!

Our team will greet you warmly at the airport and accompany you to your designated hotel. We’ll ensure a comfortable and convenient transfer, allowing you to settle in and prepare for the exciting journey ahead in Nepal.

Day 2: Historical and Cultural Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

Trip duration: A whole day (Around 9 hours)

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)

Meals: Breakfast

Explore the historic and religious sites in Kathmandu Valley with our professional tour guide. With the guidance of our guide you can visit Pashupatinath, a famous Hindu temple situated in the bank of Bagmati river, Boudhanath Stupa, a large Buddhist pilgrimage site, and Kathmandu Durbar Square, boasting ancient buildings and temples. The elevated Swayambhunath, known as the Monkey Temple, offers serene views. These age-old places showcase Nepal’s history and beliefs, attracting visitors with their rich heritage.

Day 3: Drive/Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (822 m/ 2696 Ft)

Maximum Altitude: Pokhara (822 m/2696 ft)

Traveled Distance: Approximately 200 km (by road)

Travel Duration: 6-7 hours by road; 25-30 minutes by flight

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Traveling from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives you two options. You can take an 8–9-hour road trip, seeing Nepal’s varied landscapes from busy city life to riverside areas and small hills. Or, you can choose a quick 25–30-minute flight that flies over the Himalayas, giving you fantastic views of Ganesh Himal, Manasalu, Annapurna Range and swiftly takes you between the two cities.

Day 04: Pokhara to Sikles and explore Gurung Village (1981 m/6503 Ft) 4 hours’ Drive.

Maximum Altitude: Sikles (1981 m/6503 ft)

Travel Duration: 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get ready for an exciting off-road trip that lasts around 4-5 hours, heading to the beautiful Sikles village. Sikles village is surrounded by splendid tall mountains, making it look really pretty. Seeing those mountains from Sikles makes everyone super excited about the Kori Trek that’s coming up. It’s going to be an amazing adventure in such a beautiful place.

Day 5: Trek to Hugu Goth (2860 m/9383 Ft) 6 hours. Overnight Stay in camping.

Maximum Altitude: Hugu Goth (2860 m/9383 ft)

Trek Duration: 6 hours

Accommodation: Camping (Overnight Stay)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek will start after breakfast. Along the way to Hugu Goth, you’ll see amazing mountains, rivers, and pretty waterfalls. Beautiful waterfall on the path to Hugu Goth, it makes the trek even more beautiful.

Day 6: Hike Up to Kapuche Glacier Lake (3210 m/ 10531 Ft) and Back to Hugu Goth. Overnight Stay in camping.

Maximum Altitude: Kapuche Glacier Lake (3210 m/10531 ft)

Trek Duration: 7-8 hours (round trip)

Accommodation: Camping (Overnight Stay)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking from Hugu Goth to Kapuche Glacier Lake is a tough but good walk in the Himalayas of Nepal. It goes through forests and streams, climbing up to the glacier. The views of the glacier and mountains are amazing! The walk takes about 4-5 hours and has steep parts. It’s a great choice if you like challenging hikes in the Himalayas.

Day 7: Trek Nho-Ta (3050 m/10006) 6 hours (Overnight Stay in camping)

Maximum Altitude: Nho-Ta (3050 m/10006 ft)

Traveled Distance: Approximately 12 km

Trek Duration: 6 hours

Accommodation: Camping (Overnight Stay)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek from Hugu Goth to Nho-ta starts by going slightly down and the way is horizontal to Nho-ta. Along the way, you’ll see local life, traditional Gurung houses, and beautiful views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. The trek takes about 5-6 hours and is tough but enjoyable, showing you the Himalayan beauty and local culture.

Day 8:Trek to Kori Danda (3800 m/12467 Ft) 6 hours. (Overnight Stay in camping)

Maximum Altitude: Kori Danda (3800 m/12467 ft)

Traveled Distance: Approximately 10 km

Trek Duration: 6 hours

Accommodation: Camping (Overnight Stay)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail from Nho-Ta to Kori Danda goes gradually ascending up to Kori Danda. Kori Danda has a magnificent green pasture land where hundreds of sheep graze.

Day 9: Kori Exploration and Hike to Thulek (4115 m/ 13,501 Ft) 2 hours.

Maximum Altitude: Thulek (4115 m/13501 ft)

Traveled Distance: Approximately 5 km

Trek Duration: 2 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore Kori Danda take pictures, video and enjoy the peaceful Himalayan environment. Then hike up to Thulek Hill for more views. You can reach to Tulek Hill in 2 hours if you walk in slow rhythm.

Day 10:Trek from Kori Danda to Sikles (1981 m /6503 Ft) 7 hours. (Accommodation Tea House)

Maximum Altitude: Kori Danda (3800 m/12467 ft), Sikles (1981 m/6503 ft)

Traveled Distance: Approximately 18 km

Trek Duration: 7 hours

Accommodation: Tea House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek routes go descending downhill to Tangting (1580 m/ 5511 Ft) then the trail goes slightly ascending upto Sikles.

Day 11: Drive Back to Pokhara from Sikles (822 m/2696 Ft) 4 hours.

Maximum Altitude: Sikles (1981 m/6503 ft), Pokhara (822 m/2696 ft)

Traveled Distance: Approximately 100 km (by road)

Travel Duration: 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Going back to Pokhara takes approximately 4-hour drive. During staying in Pokhara, there are a lot to do like yoga, spa, exciting bungee jumping, calm boating, and many more activities that you can choose to enjoy.

Day 12: Drive/Fly Back to Kathmandu from Pokhara (1338 m / 4394 Ft.)

Maximum Altitude: Pokhara (822 m/2696 ft), Kathmandu (1338 m/4394 ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Going back to Pokhara takes approximately 4-hour drive. During staying in Pokhara, there are a lot to do like yoga, spa, exciting bungee jumping, calm boating, and many more activities that you can choose to enjoy.

Day 13: Departure to the Airport.

The friendly team of Nepal Mountain Adventure will drop back to the airport. They’ll be there with you, helping out and making sure everything goes smoothly as you leave Nepal and head back home.

Kori Trek Route Map
FAQ

1. How hard is Kori Camping Trek?

Kori Trek is a newly discovered hiking route, so the facilities for staying and eating are basic. The trek is not too hard overall, but there are some ups and downs along the way.

2. How long is Kori trek?

The duration of this trek usually ranges from 7 to 12 days, depending on the chosen itinerary. Your walking pace also plays a role in determining how long it will take.

3. What is the maximum Altitude?

The highest point of this trek is Thulek at 4115 meters (13,501 feet). However, you can choose to trek only up to Kori Danda, which is at an elevation of 3800 meters (12,467 feet). It’s up to you to decide how far you want to go.

4. What is the best season?

Kori trek becomes truly magical in the splendid Spring season (March, April & May) and the captivating Autumn Season (September, October & November).

5. What gear do you need for the Kori Trek?

Important gear for trekking includes good trekking boots, a windproof jacket, a warm Down jacket, a backpack, a water bottle, a hat, sunglasses, a trekking pole, a sleeping bag, and a rain jacket. These items help keep you comfortable and prepared for your trek.

6. What kind of permits are required for the Kori Trek?

Trekkers need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, (ACAP) obtained in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Additionally, a Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card is required.