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Kori Himal Trek - 10 Days

  • Duration 10 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House or Lodge During Trek
  • Max. Altitude Kori Himal (3800 Meters)
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Opportunity to experience the beauty of Pokhara, a stunning tourist destination in Nepal.
  • In Sikles, one of the largest Gurung communities, you may experience the warmth and kindness of the Gurung people.
  • Visit Chili Kohinbo Temple to get the opportunity to learn more about the Bon religion.
  • Throughout Kori Danda Trekking, take in the incredible views of the mountains, narrow valleys, quaint lodges, waterfalls, and streams.
  • A recently found trekking trail will lead you past rocky stairways, oak and rhododendron woods, and lush pastures.
  • One of the quick hikes to see wild animals including Danfe, Himalayan Thar, and Musk deer.
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of incredible mountain peaks such as Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, and Machhapuchhre.

If you are looking for stunning mountain vistas and incredible scenery in the Annapurna Region, the Kori Danda Trek is the ideal option for you as a beginner. There are few homestays along the fairly challenging Kori Kaski hike, but there are a ton of thrilling discoveries. On this trip from Pokhara to Kori Danda, one can truly experience the spirit of trekking in Nepal.

A brand-new trekking trail, the Kori Hill Trek, provides impressive vistas of snow-capped mountains and traverses a rich forest of oak and rhododendron. The journey of the Kori Sikles Hill offers spectacular scenery of the Pokhara Valley, Tangting and Sikles villages, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Lamjung Range. The hike offers stunning and pristine natural beauty and is easy to moderate in difficulty. This region is highly populated by Ghale and Gurung people. They practice Buddhism as well as Bon Po, who admires nature and all of spirituality. Unlike other castes in Nepal, Gurung and Ghale have distinctive cultures and languages.

10 Days Kori Danda Trek begins from the busy city of Pokhara, where you will get all the facilities you expect. At Sikles village, where you will spend your first night in a Gurung Homestay, is where you will experience the first warm night. These are typical houses constructed of mud bricks, bamboo, and wood. To get there, you must take a jeep drive about 40 km from Pokhara to Sikles. You will traverse oak and rhododendron woodland on your way to Hugu Goth after leaving Sikles. Along your journey, you will see beautiful waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, wild animals, and birds. You will rise to Nohtha on the Kori Hill Trek from Hugu Goth through a meandering trail. After Nohtha, you will set off on your long-awaited journey to your final destination, Kori Danda. You will descend to Sikles after exploring Kori Danda, and then board a jeep to Pokhara to complete the Kori Pokhara trip.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned Kori Himal Trek Detailed Itinerary, which will give you the experience of a lifetime. Booking is now available for 2024 and 2025. Based on your time, budget, and endurance, we are willing to modify this package to meet your requirements. For more questions regarding the Kori Hill Trek package cost, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Benefits of Booking Kori Himal Trek with us

  • Free International Airport Pickup And Drop Services
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag and T-Shirt as a souvenir
  • Free Kori Himal Trek Map
  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Free Excess Luggage Storing At Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if required

What You Can Expect From Kori Himal Trek?

  • An incredible short journey that leads to an uncharted trek route in the Annapurna area is the Kori Hill Trek. You will be able to experience the tranquility and magnificent landscape on this excursion.
  • You get a wonderful opportunity to experience Pokhara's nightlife when you visit the city close to Phewa Lake.
  • Sikles is one of the largest and most picturesque Gurung villages in Nepal, where you may spend time taking in the hospitality and culture of the Gurung people. You can see Parche Dada, Kori Dada, and Taprang Dada spread tones over the skyline from this settlement.
  • The majority of the homes in Sikles are two stories, with the ground floor reserved for the kitchen and family living and the upper floor mostly serving as a granary. Tharpa, which are additional small homes, is used downstairs for livestock and upstairs for sleeping.
  • Since 1995, Sikles has had a 100 kW micro-hydro plant on its property, so there won't be any electrical issues while you're there. When you go to Chili Kohinbo Temple, you may also see remnants of the Bon religion.
  • The Annapurna region's Kori Himal is located close to several other mountains, including Machhapuchhare (6993m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Mount Lamjung Himal (6988m). The Kori trip is located at a height of around 3800 meters above sea level.
  • The locals of Sikles village and Tangting village choose Kori as one of the most picturesque locations for livestock pastures during the monsoon because of the lush green grass there.
  • The Sikles Kori Hill Journey route consists primarily of uphill and downhill nature pathways, inner deep jungles, and moderate walks.

Is Kori Himal Trek Suitable for You?

  • The Kori Danda Trek is fantastic for hikers who value seeing Gurung and Ghale cultures, interacting with hospitable locals, and experiencing rural life.
  • Kori Hill Trek is the best option for anyone with limited vacation time who wants to go short-distance hiking with breathtaking Himalayan beauty and distinctive mountain culture.
  • The Sikles Kori Hill Trek is a perfect trekking trail to start for those who want to trek but have never done it before. You will feel more confident to try harder hikes after this one.
  • If you are interested in visiting a less crowded trail full of challenges and adventures then this trek is suitable for you.
  • Those in good physical and mental health who can walk for 5 to 6 hours a day in steep ascents can complete this hiking path.

Preparation for Kori Himal Trek

The Kori Danda Trek is classified as simple to moderately challenging. You simply need to put in a little practice, determination, planning, and guidance to reach the most beautiful trekking site in Nepal. Participants in this trekking must be in good physical and mental shape if they want to trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Before you travel to Nepal, you must do a couple of short excursions and walk for 6 to 7 hours per day, both uphill and downhill. By engaging in cardiovascular exercises like running, swimming, and cycling, you may improve your stamina. Before the voyage, practice some yoga poses that will help you breathe more easily, and make sure you have enough water to keep your body hydrated. Since this is a brand-new trail for trekking, you will need a knowledgeable guide who will not only assist you while you are hiking but will also organize your trekking documents, allowing you to finish your journey without unnecessary difficulties.

Kori Himal Trek Cost For 2024 And 2025

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers the Kori Danda Trek Cost based on group size. Please follow the below table for the group price details:

No. of PaxStarting PriceAction
2 Pax USD 450 per perosnBook Now
3- 5 pax  USD 400 per personBook Now
6-8 Pax USD 420 per personBook Now
9 to 10 pax USD 400 per personBook Now
11 or more USD 380 per personBook Now

Note: If you want to discuss more Kori Hill Trek Itinerary and Cost, feel free to Contact or WhatsApp us. We are available 24x7 for you.

Day to Day Itinerary
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With a sign that reads Green Valley Nepal Treks, our airport representative will be waiting for you outside the terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will then be driven to the accommodation of your choice in a private vehicle. When you are ready to know more about the details of the Sikles Kori Hill Trek Itinerary, you may visit our office for a pre-trip meeting.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel

After an early breakfast, you will take a tourist bus to begin Kori Himal Trek Itinerary, which might take 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara. On the way, you can see the picturesque Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers along the green, Rocky Mountains, rivers connecting each other, and small springs. We can also arrange an airline ticket for you at an additional cost. This will get you to Pokhara from Kathmandu in just 25 minutes, saving you time to explore Pokhara Valley. Pokhara is a beautiful valley known for several lakes such as Begnas, Fewa, Rupa, Dipang, Maidi, Khaste, Gunde, and Nyureni. You can also get a glimpse of Annapurna, Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal from Pokhara Valley.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara
  • Breakfast
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 205 Kilometers

You will begin your Kori Hill Trek after breakfast in Pokhara. To start, you will board a private car and go to Kaunkhola. From there, it will take around 4 to 5 hours of off-road driving to get to Sikles village in a 4WD jeep. The route is rugged and graveled and travels through hills, woods, rivers, and terraced farmlands. You will be warmly welcomed by the community that evening. The charming village of Sikles will provide you with the greatest photographic opportunities. You will be able to comprehend Gurung culture and way of life. You may learn about the Bon Po religion by going to Chili Kohinbo Temple in Sikles.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 40 Kilometers

After a delectable breakfast in Sikles, you will start your Kori Kaski trek the next morning with breathtaking Himalayan vistas. The route today will meander through an oak and rhododendron woodland while becoming steeper and narrower. You can observe the River Valley and mountains such as Machhapuchhre, Lamjung, Annapurna II, and Annapurna III from the trek route. Depending on your speed, it will take you 5 to 6 hours to walk to Hugu Goth. This region was utilized for farming, keeping goats, and buffalo for grazing. You will spend the night in Namaste Guest House 2 of Hugu Goth.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 7.4 Kilometers

Nohtha may be reached in 5 to 6 hours from Hugu Goth. After crossing the Hugu Khola over a wooden bridge, your Kori Himal Trek Route will begin your ascent through fir, pine, and rhododendron woods. You will be able to see several stunning mountain peaks along the journey, including Machhapuchhre, Lamjung, Annapurna II, and Annapurna III. If you are lucky, you might be able to view a wild animal like a Himalayan Thar, a Musk Deer, or the Nepalese bird known as the Lophophorus (Danfe).

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 8 Kilometers

You will climb to Kori hill (Danda) this morning after breakfast; the journey will take you 3 to 4 hours. Your journey to reach the Kori Himal ends here. The Manaslu Mountains on the east and the Annapurna ranges may both be explored from the Kori Danda. In the Annapurna area, you will have access to the same excellent vantage point as Poonhill from Kori Hill. You may take a short climb up to Thulake (4115 meters), where you can spend the entire day exploring Kori Hill. A lush meadow that serves as pasture space for sheep is a treasure on Kori Hill.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 Hours
  • 5 Kilometers

After breakfast today, you will set off on an early hike to Sikles village. This will be your final night in the mountain as per your Kori Himal Trek Itinerary. You will return to Sikles using the same route you used to ascend to Kori Hill. You will go through dense rhododendron and oak forest. You will appreciate the stunning views of waterfalls and snow-capped mountain peaks as you cross multiple rivers on suspension bridges throughout your journey. You will arrive in the lovely Sikles Gurung village after a 7 to 8-hour downhill journey. You may once again visit the village while learning about Gurung culture and way of life.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 8 Kilometers

You will take a 4WD Jeep back to Pokhara after eating breakfast in the Gurung village, and traveling through a number of quaint towns. The path, which is rocky and graveled, passes through hills, forests, rivers, and terraced agriculture. You will arrive at the Pokhara valley after traveling for three to four hours. After a night of rejuvenation, you may go around Phewa Lake and pick a beautiful restaurant to conclude your Kori Himal Trek Adventure in style.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara
  • Breakfast
  • 3 to 4 Hours
  • 40 Kilometers

This is the last day of your Kori Danda Trek. This morning, after waking up in Pokhara, you will board a tourist bus to return to Kathmandu. The distance between Pokhara and Kathmandu is around 205 kilometers long, which follows the captivating Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli River. Damauli bazaar, Dumre bazaar, and several other picturesque villages are all on the route from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Stunning views of snow-capped mountains, hilly terrain, and waterfalls are also provided by the drive. Our team will meet you as you arrive in the valley and lead you to your hotel so you can freshen up before spending your final evening in Nepal exploring Thamel or doing shopping.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 205 Kilometers

Depending on your departure schedule, we will often set up an airport transfer service three hours before to departure. If you have additional time, we can set up some side trips for you, or you may go exploring on your own.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • All airport pickups and drops and hotel transfers via private vehicle
    • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan (1 Night before the trek and 1 night after the trek)
    • Tourists Bust tickets to Pokhara from Kathmandu and vice versa.
    • 2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast (after trekking)
    • 4wd jeep to Sikles (trek start point) from Pokhara
    • All the Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and accommodation (Tea House or Homestay) during the trek
    • ACAP permit and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card
    • An experienced and qualified English-speaking guide
    • Guide expenses for food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
    • Government VAT and official expenses
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare, Travel insurance and visa fees
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • All drinks include hot, soft, and hard coke, beer, and mineral water.
    • Personal Trekking Equipment and rescue operation in case of emergency
    • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek, if you would like to take a porter it will cost USD 160. One porter can share between two people.
    • Tips for staff (it is expected after completing Kori Danda Trek)
    Useful Info

    Best Time, Season, and Months to do Kori Himal Trek

    • Autumn (September, October, and November)

    For the Kori Himal Trek, autumn is the ideal season. September, October, and November are the months that comprise autumn. One of the busiest times of year for trekking in Nepal. The Annapurna region's surroundings grow clearer in the post-monsoon season of autumn because of the summer's rainy weather. The region's picturesque splendor and visibility of the mountain ranges appear to be superb.

    • Spring (March, April, and May)

    The second-best season of the year for Kori Himal Trekking is spring. March, April, and May are the months in which it occurs. Various plants sprout and bloom in the spring, including rhododendrons. It's that time of year when everything outside turns green and rejuvenated. During this month, you may experience the aroma of many flowers as you hike to the Kori Himal. This time of year is when the splendor of the natural flora and animals is at its height. Because it is the pre-monsoon season, the sky is often clear, giving you a clearer perspective of the mountains.

    Food or Meal Available on Kori Himal Trek

    • Breakfast

    Breakfast is the first meal you eat after the long fast from the previous night. To build up a lot of endurance for walking for a long time on the route, the first meal must be nutritious and pleasant. You will be given a variety of meals for breakfast, including bread and chapati, eggs (boiled, omelet), soup, pancakes, and more.

    • Lunch

    In Nepal, the lunchtime meal is regarded as the main course. Therefore, Dal-bhat is prepared in all teahouses as the main dish along with many other kinds. In recent years, a significant portion of foreign trekkers has also started to favor dal-bhat as their lunch option. Rice, Tibetan bread, noodles, pasta, and a variety of other foods are typically available at teahouses for lunch.

    • Dinner

    Dinner is a tasty meal after a strenuous day of walking. Similar types of lunch and evening meals are available at the teahouses along the trail. The majority of Nepalese enjoy eating dal baht for lunch and supper, although foreign visitors prefer to select different dishes. The teahouses make a variety of hot and cold refreshments available in addition to serving breakfast, lunch, and supper.

    Accommodation Facility on Kori Himal Trek

    The Kori Himal Trip is a teahouse trek that passes via guesthouses. The Kori Danda Trek Route travels through a sparsely populated, extremely isolated area of the Annapurna range. As a result, the lodging options are also modest and provide few services. The bathrooms might be communal, and the rooms are typically tiny. The majority of the rooms are twin-sharing. The alternatives will decrease as the height rises, especially during the busiest hiking season, when hotels are fully occupied.

    Kori Himal Trek Travel Insurance

    The danger of altitude sickness is quite minimal on the Kori Trek, which is rated as mild. However, the trip may encounter unanticipated or unplanned occurrences including accidents, illnesses, floods, landslides, or abrupt climatic changes. Therefore, Kori Trek requires travel insurance. Medical and emergency extradition, as well as high-altitude helicopter rescue and evacuation costs, must be covered by insurance coverage. Based on the experiences of our clients, we can suggest insurance providers to you, but we don't really offer insurance. After making your trek reservation, we kindly ask that you provide us a comprehensive insurance paperwork. In an emergency, we will quickly rescue you by using your insurance.

    Altitude Sickness and Remedies while doing Kori Himal Trek

    In Nepal, altitude illness is sometimes referred to as acute mountain sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness. Altitude sickness symptoms often appear in Nepal at altitudes more than 3,000 meters. Due to the elevation of Kori Himal Trek (3800 meters), Acute Mountain Sickness might be a risk. Altitude sickness symptoms include headaches, exhaustion and laziness, a dislike of food, nausea, and vomiting, body tingling, dizziness, shortness of breath, and nasal bleeding. Stop ascending to higher elevations as soon as you begin to experience AMS symptoms and take some time to relax. Trek to a lower elevation if your condition does not improve. To keep your body hydrated, remember to consume lots of water and other drinks.

    Kori Himal Trek Challenges and Difficulty Level

    One of the most underappreciated hikes in Nepal is the Kori Himal Trek. A lot of hikers are unaware of this lovely trail. This journey has a moderate difficulty rating from novice hikers, however, it is easy in comparison to other hikes like the Everest and Manaslu Trek. The lengthy hikes uphill are sometimes a little challenging for beginners. But rest stops along the route make the trip enjoyable. High-end hiking equipment, like ropes and ice picks, is not necessary. Reaching the top of the Kori Danda is the most difficult portion. This section of the trek is difficult because of the steep ascend, a narrow route with snow, and a landslide area. The routes along Kori Himal Trek Itinerary are rugged and unpaved. When it rains, it might be a little more challenging since the track becomes slippery. Forests also get slick in the rain. However, getting enough rest and drinking enough water will ensure a successful and enjoyable walk.

    Kori Himal Trek Packing List, Gears, Equipment

    Your hiking clothing and equipment are one of the most crucial and significant things during the Kori Hill Trek. The right tools include a sleeping bag, a set of High Mountain walking boots, poles, a duffel bag, necessary warm and comfortable hiking clothing, warm socks, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, and so on. Another important consideration is that the finest gear for hiking in the high mountains should be light, breathable, and comfortable. Ensure that you have all the required paperwork, records, and concepts for restricted and non-restricted items. Here are some more items to consider adding to your packing list: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

    Kori Himal Trek Guide and Safety Major

    We ensure the protection and safety of our clients, and we are constantly prepared. The trustworthy organization Green Valley Nepal Treks takes the following safety measures:

    • The trek leaders and guides can ensure your comfort, safety, and security as they have years of experience leading treks.
    • We provide each and every one of our guides with wilderness first aid training.
    • Throughout the walk, our leader will encourage and inspire you.
    • We evaluate the cleanliness of the meals and housing in hiking destinations.
    • We have every piece of equipment, gear, and first aid kit that might require during the trek.
    • If someone becomes ill from the altitude, our trek leaders have the authority to either cancel or continue the journey.

    Kori Himal Trek Booking

    Government-approved trek and tour operator company, Green Valley Nepal Treks has been offering these services for over ten years in Nepal. Both the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) recognize us as members. As a result, you may confidently reserve a trip to Kori Danda Trekking. To reserve a trip, we need a deposit equal to 10% of the total cost. Within a week of making your reservation, please email us copies of essential papers you may have, such as your passport, passport-size photos, travel insurance, and arrival and departure flight information. You may make a payment on our website via bank transfer, western union, or online. You have three payment options when you land in Nepal: cash, bank transfer, and credit card. For your convenience, we will also email you payment information, including the method of payment and the total amount.

    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
    • TripAdvisor

      Kori Himal Trek was Perfect Short Trip

      The hike was perfect. The Green Valley Nepal Treks team turned the climb into one of our best life experiences. They assisted us in setting up the Kori Himal Trek. Before the walk, Mr. Arjun took care of all the preparations for us and was extremely informed. Our tour guide, Sushanta, was really informed and helpful. He set the example while encouraging the entire group. We could enjoy every second in the mountains since there was no time constraint. We were often running late because of me, but Sushanta never gave up on us. Our demands were satisfied, and the food and lodging were reasonably priced. Choose Green Valley Nepal Treks if you ever want to visit Nepal; you'll be in good hands.

      J
      James GuruleMay 05, 2022Finland
    • TripAdvisor

      Wonderful Experience during Kori Himal Trek

      Our first interaction with the staff at Green Valley Nepal Treks was fantastic. They were quite honest with us and responded to all of our inquiries. They also provided some additional gear for the Kori Himal Trek, which was quite helpful. On the hike, the porters and guides were amazing. The paths were fairly welcoming in terms of accessibility. Even the locations that weren't on our itinerary needed a walk. We even met some friends who were Nepalese in the countryside. Team, thank you so much for the wonderful experience. I encourage everyone to consider using these individuals while planning a trip to Nepal.

      M
      Michaela ButtreyMarch 09, 2022Australia
    FAQs
    • At 3800 meters above sea level, the Kori Trek is a remote region with a basic teahouse in Annapurna region of Nepal. It has stunning scenery, a nature eco-trail route, a dense rhododendron and oak forest, and primarily ascending routes.

    • The Kori Himal Trek is one of Nepal's most underrated hikes. The existence of this magnificent trail is unknown to many hikers. Although beginner hikers consider this trip's difficulty as moderate, it is simple in contrast to other hikes like the Everest and Manaslu Trek.

    • Yes, trekkers must have registered the following trekking permits:

      • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
      • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
    • Yes, anyone with a reasonable level of physical and mental fitness may complete this trek. This trekking excursion will be accompanied by a professional and highly experienced guide, potters, and cook who will provide you with tremendous assistance and support.

    • Yes, without a doubt. Our crew of porters and expert local trekking guides are all from the same region of the Himalayas and have extensive knowledge of the range. They also speak excellent English.

    • Only in Kathmandu and Pokhara ATMs and credit card machines are available for usage. Above that, cash payments are required for a variety of services.

    • The free storage is offered by the hotel in Kathmandu. Thus, you may leave all of your belongings that are not necessary for the walk at your hotel or in our office.

    • This trail is mostly off-the-beaten path and was just recently opened; it has not yet been well inspected. You won't find nearly enough signs directing you to the correct way to Kori Hill. Without a guide, it could be challenging for trekkers to find a path, much alone lodging and sufficient food. Therefore, we advise that you go on the Kori trek with an experienced guide. Since our guides are knowledgeable about altitude sickness, in the event of an emergency, they will get in touch with us and the insurance provider for support.

    • Depending on the customer's requirements and available time, the cost of the Kori trek for a citizen of Nepal might be adjusted. We provide weekly trek departures and are willing to talk about the trip's food and lodging costs.

    • You can drink water from the taps while on the hike. The water is safe to drink and is pure. Using water purification pills, however, will help you stay safe.

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