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  • Duration6 Days
  • Price from$599/ person
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude3800 M (12,467 ft)

Kori Danda is a newly discovered viewpoint in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. Nestled amidst the stunning scenery of the Annapurna Region, Kori Danda offers breathtaking views of some of the world's most majestic mountains, including Annapurna itself, a renowned trekking destination. Trekking is an excellent way to explore and experience Nepal, regardless of your reason for visiting. While travel companies in Nepal promote this trek as a newly discovered route, it has actually been a popular trek in Nepal for quite some time. Before the development of other popular trekking routes like Ghorepani PoonhIll, Annapurna Base Camp, and the Annapurna Circuit in the 1970s and 1980s, Sikles was one of the few trekking options available. Kori Danda has recently gained popularity as a viewpoint due to its spectacular mountain views.

With an elevation of 3800 meters (12,467 feet), Kori Danda provides panoramic vistas of Lamjung Himal (6988 meters), Annapurna II (7937 meters), Machhapuchhare (Mount Fishtail 6993 meters), and many more peaks. This trek offers an immersive experience of the Gurung culture as it passes through the beautiful indigenous Gurung village of Sikles, one of the largest Gurung villages in Nepal. The trek could also be aptly named the Sikles (Kori Danda) trek.

Traveling from Pokhara to Sikles involves a jeep drive of approximately 47 kilometers (30 miles). For those seeking an adventure close to home, this trip is ideal. The journey begins in Pokhara, a bustling city with all the necessary amenities. The first night is spent in a Gurung homestay in Sikles village, where traditional homes made of wood, bamboo, and mud bricks offer a unique cultural experience. From the second day onwards, accommodations shift to lodges and campsites along the trek.

While not an extreme trek, the Kori Danda trek is considered moderate, involving some climbing over rocky trails with limited vegetation for support. However, the effort is well worth it for the incredible vantage point it offers.

Another major highlight of the Short Kori Danda Trek is the Kapuche Glacier Lake, considered the lowest altitude glacial lake in the world, situated at an elevation of 2,546 meters above sea level. Unlike most glacial lakes located above 4,000 meters, Kapuche Glacier Lake is unique due to its lower altitude. During winter, the lake's temperature drops to zero, causing its surface to freeze. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the lake offers a serene environment. Occasionally, avalanches from Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal bring snow from their slopes down to the lake. The viral social media clip of an avalanche was captured at Kapuche Lake, demonstrating the lake's dramatic natural phenomena.

Words cannot capture the true essence of this trek; it is an experience that must be lived. Book now and become one of those who can share their own unique experiences with the world. Kori Danda Trek maps will be provided upon booking your trek with us.

What makes this tour very interesting

The Short Kori (Danda) Hill Trek is a brief trek in which you can see Nepal's Annapurna region from the vantage point of Kori Danda. The trek is beautiful and has excellent views of Mother Nature. You’ll be walking through the trail filled with mesmerizing landscapes constituting the rich biodiversity, as well as encountering the local remote traditions and culture.  From Kori Danda, you can reach Nyamla Pass, which leads to Manang—one of Nepal's most popular trekking goals. The people of Nepal are so humble, kind, and friendly that they welcome you with warm greetings and give their warm hospitality.  As per local people, it is believed that Sota is the root of the Gurung ethnic group. It's where the Gurung ethnicity was born and spread around the country. If you spend more time looking around the place, you may still find remains of authentic royal residences that stood centuries ago.


The short Kori Danda trek is not luxury but it can be luxury if you request for Camping Trek plan. Sikles trek was one of the best Camping trek before so adding now the Kori Danda will be more beautiful. The 6 Days Kori Danda Trek itinerary can be organised within 5 days but still having 6 days will be more relaxing.  The Kori Trek Itinerary is planned from Pokhara to Pokhara if you want to start the trek from Kathmandu need 2-3 days extra on the itinerary. 

  • Day: 1
    Pokhara Drive to Sikles and Trek to Hugu Goth

    Sikles is popular village of Gurung People, and also famous for Homestay.
    • Lodge
    • 2 + 5
    • Lunch, Dinner
    • 2100 M
    • Hugu Goth
  • Day: 2
    Day Excursion to Kapuche Lake

    We will stay one more night here in Hugu Goth because we will be visiting Kapuche Lake this day. Kapuche Lake is at 2450 M

    • Lodge
    • 3-4
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 2100 M
    • Hugu Goth
  • Day: 3
    Hugu Goth Trek to Nohtha

    • Lodge
    • 5 hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 3000 M
    • Nohtha
  • Day: 4
    Nohtha Trek to Kori Danda

    • Lodge
    • 5 hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 3800 M
    • Kori Danda
  • Day: 5
    Kori Danda Trek to Sikles

    Day 06: Drive back to Pokhara. 

    • Homestay
    • 6 hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 1950 M
    • Sikles
  • Day: 6
    Sikles Drive To Pokhara
    • NA
    • 2-3 Hrs
    • Breakfast
    • 820 M
    • Pokhara

Useful Information

If you plan to trek in Nepal during the Spring season, where you can witness a breathtaking view of the rhododendrons and poppies in bloom. As you trek up the Kori Hill, you'll walk through open fields where you'll see sheep grazing. The open meadows offer colourful flowers and beautiful views of surrounding landscapes and mountains.