If you are interested in going on a new trek in Nepal, that offers spectacular views of the Himalayas and surrounding hilly landscapes, then the Kori Danda Trek is suitable for you. This trek in the Annapurna region takes you to a 3,800m at Kori Danda from where you will see excellent views of the Lamjung Mountain, Annapurna II and Mt. Fishtail. Our 10-day Kori Danda trek takes you through delightful Gurung villages where you can explore the wonderful culture and hospitality of the people there.
Known also as a Sikles Trek, this trek was little known and explored in the past, but later its glory has been recognized. Sikles is a stunning village that is home to the indigenous Gurung people, and it is also one of the largest Gurung settlements. The distance from Pokhara to Sikles is around 30 miles (47 kilometers), and we will need to take a jeep ride to get there.
The Kori Danda trek is located within the inner Annapurna Conservation buffer zone, on the boundary between the Kwholasothar rural municipality and the Madi Rural Municipality. When compared with the trek to Annapurna Base Camp and the trek to Mardi Himal, this trek is completely off the beaten path and features only basic tea houses.
Along the route, you’ll find Kapuche Lake, which is also referred to as Kahphuche Lake. This glacier lake in Nepal is one of the most beautiful ones in the country. The altitude at which Kapuche can be found is 2,450 meters making it one of the lowest glacial lakes. The color of the water in the lake is a bright blue that is crystal clear up close.
Since the Kori Danda trek is a relatively new trekking route, there are no places to stay along the way, such as hotels or guesthouses. During the nighttime hours of the trip, hikers will be required to sleep in tents. Porters can be provided for you, and in addition to transporting food items, they will also be able to prepare them.
If an off-beat new trek is what you are looking forward to exploring within a short duration, Silkes, or Kori Danda Trek is definitely the trek for you!