Kapuche Glacial Lake Trek

Annapurna region is with the most iconic mountains of Nepal Mt. Annapurna itself, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and many more neighboring mountains.  The Annapurna region undoubtedly offers numerous beautiful trekking trails that have been widely recognized as trekking paradises like Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Tilicho trek, and Kapuche Glacial Lake Trek. Annapurna region trekking takes us to the foothills of Annapurna massif that rewards you with stunning views. Annapurna trekking offers you moments of being an absolute bliss of exploring the tradition, culture, and lifestyle of people in the Himalayas and the bliss of being in the Himalayan wilderness. Kapuche trek takes you to the Glacial lakes at the lowest altitude in the World- Kapuche Glacial Lake in the Annapurna region. Kapuchhe lake lies inside the small remote village of Kaski, near Pokhara.

Highlights of Kapuche Lake Trekking

  • Virgin Trekking Trail
  • Short trek (About 4-5 Days) 
  • Trekking through remote settlements, forests, agricultural farms, water sources. 
  • Lowest altitude trekking with the stunning views of Annapurna massif.
  • Explore Sikles Gurung Community
  • Trekking feasible all around the year
  • Kapuche Glacier Lake-the Glacier Lake at the lowest altitude in the World ( 2546 meters) from sea level in Nepal.

Kapuche Lake trek is a newly opened trekking trail in the Annapurna region, north-east of Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal. The Kapuche trek starts from Sikles Village, 4 hours drive from Pokhara. The drive from Pokhara also rewards you with amazing views of surrounding landscapes, rivers, and settlements. The Kapuche trekking trail covers remote settlements, caves, agricultural farms, tropical and coniferous dense forests, waterfalls, rivers, kapuche lake, and lush green vegetation, making it a perfect destination for adventure lovers, travel enthusiasts, and photography lovers. You can see the various species of birds, pets and wild animals, and wild honey bees. 

The Kapuche trekking trails cover remote settlements of; Huge, Astighar, Manju, Thak village, Sikles, and Hugu village. The villages in the Kapuche trekking trail areas are occupied by the indigenous Tamang and Gurung peoples. You can explore the ancient settlements with the traditional lifestyles of the indigenous peoples. The local peoples have animal husbandry and an agricultural farm, where you enjoy the delicious local foods and warm hospitality of locals.

 

Kapuche trekking trail ranges from easy to hardest trail and has good weather that has made it favorable to travel all around the year. The trekking trail is less crowded, making it easy to walk. The kapuche Glacial lake is the main destination of the Kapuche trekking trail, which is itself with amazing views and also offers stunning views of mountains Like Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Machhapuchhre Himal (also called Fishtail, 6,993m), etc.

Kapuche lake trek is just a 4-5 days trek best for those who have a limited budget and time but want to explore the Kapuche Glacial Lake and see the stunning views of the Annapurna massif. Tara hilltop at the height of 2814m is the final destination of this trek offers you a more magnificent and close up view of the snow-covered mountains of the Annapurna range. You can stay in local homes, in the lodge, and at Camp as per your choice during the Kapuche trek.

Facts of Kapuche Glacial Lake

  • Location:  Small Village Sikless, Kaski District, Nepal
  • Altitude:   2,546 meters (from sea level)
  • Deep:        40 meters
  • Width:      300 meters
  • Length:    400 meters

Kapuche Glacier Lake is considered the lowest altitude glacial lake in the world. The lake is located at an altitude of 2,546m from the sea level, whereas most of the glacial lakes are located above 4,000m altitude. The temperature of Kapuche Glacier lakes goes up to zero during winter and the surface is turned into ice. The area of this lake is .012sqkm and it’s about 40m deep. The surrounding lake has a  calm environment as it is situated in snowy mountains. Sometimes, occasional avalanches from Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal bring the snow from the slopes to the lake. People enjoy boating and swimming in the corners of the lake. Kapuche Glacier lake is a virgin lake that has been explored by limited peoples. The Trekking Agencies have been studying the new trekking route in the Kapuche Lake region. 

If you would like to have a well-managed Kapachu Lake trek with professional guides from a travel agency like us, you can contact us for further details. 

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