Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.
Kori Trek, a hidden gem in the heart of the Annapurna region, has emerged as an exciting new destination for trekkers seeking unspoiled natural beauty and serene landscapes. Nestled in the inner Annapurna conservation buffer zone, Kori Trek takes you through the pristine wilderness of Nepal, offering awe-inspiring views of the majestic Himalayas. Often referred to as the crown jewel of Sikles and Tangting villages, this trek promises an unforgettable experience far from the well-trodden paths of Annapurna Base camp and the Mardi Himal trek.
Kori Trek is situated at an altitude of 3,800 meters above sea level, and it is a relatively undiscovered trekking route, offering basic tea house accommodations. The journey unfolds through spectacular landscapes, serene eco trails, dense rhododendron forests, and challenging ascents. One of its remarkable features is the lush green pastures that come to life during the monsoon season, making it a haven for cattle from nearby Sikles and Tangting villages.
Historically, this region has been inhabited primarily by Ghale and Gurung people who practice Buddhism and Bon Po, a nature-centric spiritual tradition. The Gurung and Ghale communities have their distinct cultures and languages, adding a rich layer of cultural diversity to your trekking experience.
As you traverse the Kori Trek, you’ll discover alternative routes leading to Syange and eventually connecting to the famous Annapurna Circuit. Along the way, you’ll encounter Dudh Pokhari Lake, a sacred body of water frequented by pilgrims, especially during the Janaipurnima festival held on the Full Moon Day in September. Dudh Pokhari Lake graces the northeast side of Kori Hill, adding a spiritual dimension to your journey.
Your Kori Trek adventure kicks off with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a journey that takes approximately 6 to 7 hours. The following day, embark on a 3-hour drive from Pokhara to Sikles, a picturesque Gurung village surrounded by lush greenery. Take some time to explore the charming Sikles village, where you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the indigenous culture and hospitality.
One of the highlights of the Kori Trek is the breathtaking panorama visible from Kori Danda. Gaze in wonder at the towering peaks of Lamjung Himal (6,988 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Machhapuchhare Mount Fishtail (6,993 m), and Manaslu Himal (8,156 m). These awe-inspiring views are sure to leave an indelible mark on your memory.
Throughout your journey, you’ll traverse a mix of ascent and descent trails, meandering through dense jungles, and enjoying moderate hikes. Kori Trek is primarily a camping tent trek, allowing you to experience the wild beauty of the Annapurna region in its most unspoiled form.
The cost of your Kori Trek adventure depends on several factors, including your chosen mode of travel, accommodation preferences, and transportation options. We offer this incredible trek at a competitive rate of USD 750.00 per person on a double occupancy basis, inclusive of standard trek amenities. For solo travelers, a single supplement of USD 50.00 is applicable. Accommodations in Kathmandu are not included in this price and can be arranged separately. Should you require transfers to and from Pokhara, as well as accommodation in Pokhara, our team can assist with these arrangements.
Nepal Wilderness Trekking Agency is your trusted partner in ensuring a safe and memorable Kori Trek experience. Our team is led by an experienced expert guide and a dedicated team of porters, all hailing from the same region. Our guides are fluent in English and are well-educated and trained to handle any emergencies that may arise during the trek. Despite our commitment to safety and quality, our camping trek packages remain highly competitive in terms of cost.
Embark on the journey of a lifetime and discover the hidden treasures of Kori Trek, including the enchanting Kapuche Lakes. These pristine glacier lakes, nestled at an altitude of 2450 meters, boast crystal-clear blue waters that beckon you for a tranquil boat ride. Extend your adventure further by connecting to the Annapurna Circuit via the Namun La pass at 5560 meters, a route that adds an extra three days to your expedition, culminating in the charming Timang village.
Incorporate Kori Trek into your travel plans and experience the untouched beauty of Nepal’s Annapurna region. Immerse yourself in diverse cultures, soak in the breathtaking vistas, and create memories that will last a lifetime. At Nepal Wilderness Trekking Agency, we’re here to make your journey to Kori Trek an unforgettable adventure.