Kori Danda Trek: The Beautiful Highlands in Annapurna region

Annapurna massif has one mountain above 8000m and 13-mountains above 7000m. The beautiful views of Annapurna massif, rich biodiversity, and the rich culture of this Annapurna region have made it an ideal destination for the trek in all over the World. The Annapurna region offers many trekking options like Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and Mardi Himal Trek. Out of which Kori Hill Trek is one wonderful trek options for those who have a short vacation and want to explore the incredible nature of the Annapurna region. 

The Kori Danda trek is the short trek option in the Annapurna region that features what you would like to experience from a classical trek in Nepal. Epic scenery, walking through the trail filled with the mesmerizing beauty of landscapes constituting the rich biodiversity, adoring, encountering the local remote traditions and culture is everything you will experience during Kori Trek. Besides this, Nepalese peoples are so humble, kind, and friendly that they welcome you with warm greetings and gives warm hospitality. 

How to get to Kori Trek from Kathmandu? 

Sikles is the starting point of Kori Trek, which is around 4 hours ride from Pokhara. 

By Private/Public Vehicles 

Kathmandu-Pokhara, 6/7 hours ride 

The ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes you through the beautiful highways filled with rich natural beauties, where you can witness the views of green hills, rivers, and waterfalls. 

By Flight 

Kathmandu- Pokhara (takes around 25 minutes )

The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara offers you stunning views of the valley, city, surrounding hills, rivers, and mountains high above the land. 

Short Details about Kori Trek 

Duration of Kori Trek: 8/9 days, Approximately 4/5 hours walk per day 

Difficulty Level of Kori Trek: Easy to hard trail

Best time: All aournd the year,

Maximum Altitude of Kori Trek: 3800m (Kori Danda) 

Accommodation in Kori Trek: Limited tea houses, Camping destination

Top Highlights of Kori Trek 

Explore the Gurung Culture

Sikles village is the starting point of the Kori trek, is a beautiful village with indigenous Gurung peoples. Sikles is renowned as the birthplace of Gurung culture in Nepal, where you can easily explore the indigenous Gurung culture and tradition. Peoples are so kind, humble, and resilient that they welcome you with a warm greeting and treats with warm hospitality. The peoples in the whole Kori trek are of different ethnic groups, follow different cultures and traditions. You can explore many gompas, chortens, stupas, and temples during this trek. 

Virgin Trekking Trail 

Kori trek is a newly opened trekking trail in the Annapurna region. The Kori Trek takes you through the off-the-beaten trail, which is less crowded and less disturbed. The trek takes you through the Gurung settlements, cascades, rivers, terraces, forests, and lakes. The rich biodiversity in this region refreshes you and gives positive vibes to travel lovers. From Sikles to some altitude, the trail weaves you through the beautiful forests filled with bamboo trees and rhododendrons. Some parts of the lower region are with a terrace that offers scenic views. The Spring season would reward you with the flowering rhododendrons and yellow poppy. In the upper region of the Kori Trek, you will walk through the open fields, where you can see the sheeps grazing. The open meadow offers you colorful flowers and beautiful views of surrounding landscapes and mountains. The whole trek is so refreshing for good mental and physical health. 

The Kori trek has been explored only by limited travelers, and there are not enough signposts which make it hard to find out the right path for Kapuche Lake and Kori Hill.  It would be better to go with an experienced guide in the Kori trek to explore it deeply and go with comfortably. For this, you can contact us. 

Kapuche Glacier Lake: The lowest altitude Glacier lake in The World

Kapuche Glacier Lake is considered the lowest altitude glacial lake in the world. The lake is located at an altitude of 2,546m from sea level, below snowy mountains. The lake has a calm and beautiful environment. You can also enjoy boating and swimming in the corners. Kapuche Glacier lake is a incredible side trip for a day during Kori Danda Trek. 

Kori Hill: Stunning and majestic views of Annapurna Massif 

Kori hill/Kori danda is the center point of Nepal, lies on the lap of Annapurna II (7937m), Machhapuchhre Himal ( named as Mt. Fishtail, 6993m), Lamjung Himal (6,988m), and other many mountains of the Annapurna massif,  rewards you with magnificent and massive views of these mountains. In the morning, this place makes you feel like you are floating above the clouds.

The grasslands and flowers carpeted in the Kori hills have added to the beauty of hills. Another delight of this Kori is the golden sunrise and sunset views from the surrounding snow-capped mountains.  The landscapes around Kori Danda offer beautiful views the precious nature that I can assure you that will take your breath away.

Picturesque Trek

The Kori Trek offers beautiful settlements, farmland, lakes, rivers, forests, lush green forests, and meadows, perfect for beautiful photographs. The Kapuche lake surrounded by snowy mountains offers the best scenes for photographs. The photos in Kuri Danda with the background above the clouds and majestic mountains of Annapurna massif are a lifetime’s worth.

Luxury Holidays Nepal also offers various trekking packages in the Annapurna region like Ghorepani Poonhill TrekABC Trek with 5-star accommodation in cities, Poon Hill Sunrise Trek, and Annapurna Circuit TrekContact us for any kind of customized trekking trip in Nepal. 



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