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Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek - 8 Days

  • Duration 8 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House or Lodge During Trek
  • Max. Altitude Kapuche Lake (2450 Meters)
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • A recently discovered, and less busy hiking path that offers spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Lamjung Himal.
  • Discover Kapuche Glacier Lake, the lowest-lying glacier lake in the Annapurna area of Nepal, which is located at an elevation of 2450 meters above sea level.
  • An easy to the moderately challenging hiking path that travels through quaint settlements, lush greenery, terraced farms, and oak and rhododendron forests.
  • Possibility to learn about the Gurung people, their religion, culture, traditions, and way of life while participating in a low-altitude hike to Kapuche Lake.
  • Experience the warmth of the Gurung people in Sikles Village and learn more about Buddhism and the Bon religion by visiting the Eco-Museum and Chili Kohinbo Temple.
  • Discover a variety of natural plants and animals on this less-traveled track, which is accessible to people of all ages in good health.

The trek to Kapuche Glacier Lake is one of the most popular new trekking routes in Nepal's Annapurna region. Along with being remote, in a beautiful natural setting, and less traveled than other treks in Annapurna. The Kaphuche Trek is a good choice if you are seeking a trekking path that provides stunning scenery, a remote way of life, and a seldom-hiked track.

The Sikles Kapuche Lake trekking route will pass through unspoiled natural areas, lovely mountain communities, and high alpine meadows hidden beneath the majestic Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II (7937m), and Annapurna IV mountains (7525m). You will get the chance to stroll through a rhododendron-filled woodland, fascinating terraced field structures, and picturesque mountain ranges and sceneries. In addition, there are several bird species, waterfalls, wild honey bees, and various wild animals and birds that you may witness while trekking to Kapuche Ice Lake. If you are lucky, while you explore Kaphuche Lake, you will catch a glimpse of a few minor avalanches that are tumbling straight down to the lake while making a sliding noise from the snow and ice.

8 Days Kapuche Glacier Lake Trek starts in the bustling city of Pokhara, where you can find all the amenities you need. The Pokhara Valley also serves as the starting point for the Kapuche Trek. Reaching Sikles village from Pokhara would take a 4WD jeep around 3 to 4 hours to go about 40 kilometers. An expansive view of the mountains can be seen from Sikles, one of the lovely Gurung settlements. A Gurung Homestay or guesthouse, where you will enjoy your first warm night, is where you will spend your first night. Wood, bamboo, and mud bricks make up the majority of the residences in Sikles. In order to get to Hugu Goth, also known as the Base Camp of Kapuche Lake, you must first trek for 5 to 6 hours from Sikles through oak and rhododendron woods. Along the way, you will see stunning waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, wild animals, and birds. To get to beautiful lower-altitude Glacier Lake from Hugu village, you will have to climb for another two hours on a rocky, narrow trail. You will once again descend to Hugu village for an overnight stay after spending some time visiting Kapuche Lake's surroundings. The next morning, you will travel once more to Sikles before taking a jeep to Pokhara to complete your Sikles Kapuche Trek.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned Sikles Kapuche Lake 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 Kapuche Glacier Lake Trek package cost, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Benefits of Booking Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek with us

  • Free International Airport Pickup And Drop Services
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag and T-Shirt as a souvenir
  • Free Kapuche Lake 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 Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek?

  • The Kapuche Glacier Lake Trek is a fantastic short trek that goes to an unexplored trek path in the Annapurna region. On this trip, you will get the opportunity to appreciate the serenity and stunning scenery.
  • You will get the opportunity to visit the lowest glacial lake in the world, where the surface water occasionally changes into hard, ice ground and the wintertime temperature drops below zero.
  • The picturesque Kapuche Lake is located in the Madi Rural Municipality in the Annapurna Region. This lake, which is stunning and often referred to as a virgin ice lake, collects glacial runoff from Annapurna II, IV, and Lamjung Himal.
  • Sikles, one of the biggest model hiking Gurung villages in Nepal, provides an opportunity to learn about their distinctive traditional culture and take in the breathtaking scenery of snow-capped mountains.
  • The trek to Kapuche Glacier Lake is well-known for its originality and beautiful natural water, which is also considered to be a hidden gem that has recently been revealed.
  • The stunning bamboo and rhododendron woods on this beginner-friendly trekking route make it a stunning route. Before doing more difficult treks in the Annapurna region, such as the Annapurna Circuit Trek and the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it may also be used as an acclimatization trekking.

Is Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek Suitable for You?

  • Kapuche Lake Trek is ideal for hikers who appreciate learning about the Gurung and Ghale cultures, interacting with friendly locals, and experiencing rural life.
  • If you want to undertake short-distance trekking with stunning Himalayan scenery and unique mountain culture but just have a limited amount of vacation time, Kapuche Glacier Lake Trek is a perfect choice.
  • For those who wish to go trekking but have never done it before, the trek to Kapuche Lake is the ideal path, to begin with. After this hike, you will be more inclined to take on challenging ones.
  • This journey is appropriate for you if you want to see a less populated path that is full of challenges and experiences.
  • This hiking trail may be completed by those who are in good physical and mental condition and can walk for 5 to 6 hours each day while climbing steep terrain.

Preparation for Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek

An easy to moderately difficult trek is the Sikles Kapuche Glacier Lake Trek. To go to the most stunning trekking location in Nepal, you only need a little practice, focus, planning, and assistance. If participants desire to trek in Nepal's Annapurna area, they must be in good physical and mental shape. You must go on a few short trips and walk for 6 to 7 hours per day, both uphill and downhill before you visit Nepal. You may increase your stamina by doing cardiovascular workouts like jogging, swimming, and cycling. Practice some yoga positions that will make it easier for you to breathe before the trip, and make sure you are drinking enough water to keep your body hydrated. Since this is a brand-new path for trekking, you will need an experienced guide who can help you while you hike and manage your trekking paperwork so you may complete your trip without encountering any unwanted complications.

Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek Cost For 2024 And 2025

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

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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 Kapuche Trek Itinerary, you may visit our office for a pre-trip meeting.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel

After a leisurely breakfast, you will board a tourist bus to Pokhara, which might take 7 to 8 hours. The Pokhara valley is regarded as the gateway to the Kapuche Glacier Lake Trek. Along the trip, you may observe numerous springs and the lovely Trishuli and Marsyangdi Rivers flowing beside the lush Rocky Mountains. Additionally, for an extra fee, we may book your direct flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

By doing this, you may travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara in just 25 minutes, giving you more time to enjoy the Pokhara Valley. Beautiful lakes including Begnas, Fewa, Rupa, Dipang, Maidi, Khaste, Gunde, and Nyureni can be found in the Pokhara valley. The Pokhara Valley provides views of the Annapurna, Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal mountains.

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

You will depart for Sikles from Pokhara today. The distance is around 40 kilometers off-road, and a 4WD jeep can travel that distance in 3 to 4 hours. Many picturesque villages, including Taprang, Chipli Gaun, and Khilang hamlet, will be passed on the Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek Route to Sikles. You may see lovely mountains and lush hills welcoming you on the road to Sikles village. At a height of 1980 meters above sea level, the picturesque Gurung Community village of Sikles may be found. When you arrive at Sikles, you will be astounded by the village's traditional and cultural splendor.

You will get a fantastic opportunity to witness the culture, architecture, and traditions of the community. The villagers of Sikles are really kind and helpful. For information on Buddhism and the Bon religion, you can visit the Eco-Museum and Chili Kohinbo Temple. To enjoy a stunning perspective of the entire hamlet, you may also climb the Sikles lookout tower. Similar to the previous option, you may trek up to Sikles Park and Rising Dada, which will take an average hiker 30 minutes to complete, from where you can witness the stunning views of the Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, and other mountains.

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

The trek to Kapuche Lake will begin with today's first day of hiking. You will climb the hill toward Hugu after breakfast via the stone steps and trail. The stunning mountains Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal will be clearly seen once you have passed through the Sikles settlement. You will next go on an exciting, slender trail that runs along the edge of the hills. The same trails will lead you down, where you will see the stunning Edi Jharna (waterfall).

You will next need to ascend a long, steep stone trail that crosses several bridges and minor rivers before you reach the settlement of Hugu. A wonderful experience may be achieved along the road from Sikles to Hugu since it is lined with lush vegetation, woodland paths, and riverfront sidewalks. No villages or rest stops can be found on the route to Hugu.

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

You will hike from Hugu village to Kahphuche Lake this morning in the early hours. Compared to other paths on your trip, the walk is straightforward and short. You will delight in the stunning mountain range and the trail's serene nature. The final destination on the Kapuche Lake Trek Itinerary is the crystal-clear Kapuche Lake, which may be reached after a two-hour hike. A blue lake in front of you will be surrounded by stunning mountains. You will be astounded by Kapuche Lake's breathtaking surroundings.

The lake is so lovely that it cannot be adequately described by words or sight. From Annapurna II, if you are lucky, you can view the avalanche. You will eventually return to Hugu village after spending some time and snapping some shots at Kapuche Lake. Eventually, you will return to Sikles following the same earlier trial. You will arrive faster on the way back than you take to ascend up to Hugu village.

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

After a brief trip in the village today, you will depart for Pokhara after breakfast, which ends your trekking journey to Kapuche Lake. When you check out of the hotel or lodge in Sikles, the homeowner will give you a traditional goodbye by dotting a tika on your forehead. From Sikles, a 3-hour journey will take you to Pokhara. If you have any spare time, you should use it to explore the lovely city of Pokhara. You may kayak, go boating, or stroll along the lakeshore. The majority of people in Pokhara like strolling around Phewa Lake at night. When you see light reflected in Phewa Lake's water, you will be astounded by its beauty.

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

You will return to Kathmandu today after a fantastic breakfast at the Pokhara hotel. Depending on the level of traffic, the trip to Kathmandu takes 7 to 8 hours by tourist bus. Before reaching Kathmandu, take a glance out of your window to take in the scenery of the local markets, picturesque landscapes, and colorful villages. Enjoy the evening in Kathmandu by wandering and exploring the local regions, creating memories, and unwinding. We shall have supper together to commemorate your successful completion of the Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek itinerary. Instead of driving, you have the option to take a domestic aircraft to Kathmandu at additional cost, which takes 25 to 30 minutes.

  • 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
    • 2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara
    • Tourists Bust tickets to Pokhara from Kathmandu and vice versa.
    • 4wd jeep to Sikles (trek start point) from Pokhara
    • All the Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and accommodation during the trek
    • ACAP permit and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card
    • An experienced and qualified English-speaking guide
    • Guide and potter expenses for food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
    • Government VAT and official expenses
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and visa fees
    • All Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the trek
    • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
    • Extra night accommodation, and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure or early return from the trek.
    • All drinks are Hot, Soft, and hard coke, beer, and mineral water.
    • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
    • Personal Trekking Equipment and rescue operation in case of emergency
    • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary.
    • Tips for staff (it is expected after completing Kapuche Lake Trek)
    Useful Info

    Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek Best Time, Season, Months

    One of the most important considerations when determining whether to embark on a trek in Nepal's Annapurna region is the weather. There are four distinct seasons in Nepal, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. People hike all year round in various seasons across Nepal. However, the majority of tourists choose Nepal's spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) trekking seasons. In these two seasons, there is hardly any rain and a noticeably clearer sky from sunrise to sunset. There are also less ominous clouds floating in the sky. During peak seasons, the beauty of clear sky lavishes the most stunning panoramas along with some beautiful scenery. While it is feasible to participate in Sikles Kapuche Trek any time of year, due to the benefits spring and autumn seasons provide, hikers tend to favor them more. Depending on the time of day and the altitude range, the temperature varies.

    Food or Meal Available on Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek

    For your body to trek on the challenging routes, you need to eat a high-quality, and balanced diet that has adequate nutrients, protein, and carbohydrates. In contrast to Kathmandu and Pokhara, there aren't as many options for meals during the Kapuche Glacier Lake Trek, but they are still quite convenient. On the lodges, you will stay in while on the journey or in any of the settlements along the route, you may have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu often combines traditional local, Asian, and western food, but the selections become more constrained as you ascend to higher altitudes.

    With regard to the lodge and the location, the typical breakfast menu includes hot porridge or eggs, potatoes, and toast or bread, while the typical lunch and dinner menu includes Dal Bhat (a Nepali dish composed of lentil soup, rice, and vegetables), fried noodles, fried rice, dumplings, pizza, etc. Additionally, while at high altitudes, we strongly suggest that you stay away from fatty foods, alcoholic beverages, and caffeinated foods instead drinking liquids such as green tea, ginger tea, and hot lemon will be more beneficial.

    Accommodation Facility on Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek

    There are many different types of lodging options along the path, thus accommodations for the trek to Kapuche Lake can range from standard hotels to simple lodges. You may take advantage of a private room in Pokhara that has an in-room shower, a flush toilet in a western manner, heating blankets, Wi-Fi, and in-room sockets for charging your devices. However, as you reach the less developed village areas, the rooms lack amenities like in-room showers, western-style flush toilets, heating blankets, and so on. Nevertheless, we make sure to pick the best lodges along the path with your comfort. According to the destination and itineraries, a single private room will be reserved for solitary trekkers.

    Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek Difficulty Level

    In the Annapurna region of Nepal, Kapuche Glacier Lake Trek is a simple to moderately difficult hike. This journey is suitable for persons of any age group and often entails walking below an altitude of 3000 meters. This trek is best suited for those who have never gone on a trek before but are interested in spending a few days hiking in the mountains. Walking uphill and downhill for roughly 4 to 5 hours each day is required for this trekking, which can last anywhere from 2 to 7 days. This level of the trek may be easily completed by anybody with a basic degree of fitness. The range of daily altitude gains is from 300 to 600 meters, which reduces the likelihood of getting altitude sickness.

    Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek Travel Insurance

    The danger of altitude sickness is quite minimal on the Kapuche 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, Kapuche Glacier 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 during Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek

    People who trek to an elevation of more than 3000 meters may have to face the problem of altitude sickness, but because Kapuche Lake Trek is at a lower level, this condition may not be a major issue. However, acclimatizing and rising gradually, drinking plenty of water to keep hydrated, eating a healthy and balanced diet, getting plenty of rest, and avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs while on the journey are the best ways to avoid altitude sickness and be safe. Additionally, you should always put your confidence in the guides and keep emergency altitude sickness remedies with you.

    Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek Packing List, Gears, Equipment

    One of the most important and critical items throughout the Kapuche Ice Lake Trek is your hiking equipment and gear. A sleeping bag, a pair of High Mountain walking boots, poles, a duffel bag, the essential warm and comfortable hiking apparel, warm socks, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, and so on are the appropriate tools. The best equipment for trekking in the high mountains should be light, breathable, and comfortable, which is another crucial factor. Make sure you have all the necessary documentation, records, and ideas for both restricted and non-restricted things. Consider including the following additional things on your packing list: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

    Sikles Kapuche Lake 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.

    Sikles Kapuche Lake 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 trek to Kapuche Lake. 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

      Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek via the Annapurna area

      In November, I successfully completed my Sikles Kapuche Lake Trek via the Annapurna area with the aid of Green Valley Nepal Treks. Our guide was fantastic, well-prepared, wonderfully helpful, and knowledgeable, and he accompanied me on my trek. He gave us a tour of Kathmandu after the hike and helped us with the rest of our travel arrangements in Nepal. He came up with some amazing recommendations for things to do and places to eat for us. On the hike, he offered us a glimpse of Nepal's mountain people. Very kind and a great guide for the trek! Strongly advised.

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      Ronit RoyNovember 24, 2022India
    • TripAdvisor

      Hiking Trip to Kapuche Lake

      We college friends traveled to Annapurna to hike to Khapuche Lake. There were a total of 10 individuals. We were sick of life repeating itself and it had been a while since we had traveled. This hiking trip to Kapuche Lake really aided in our quest for tranquility and rest. We successfully completed the hike to Lake Kapuche with goosebumps and much fun. In Nepal, the best short hike!

      M
      Marry LopchanMay 12, 2022Nepal
    FAQs
    • The distance between Pokhara and Kapuche Lake is approximately 55 kilometers.

    • The distance between Sikles and Pokhara is around 40 kilometers off-road, and a 4WD jeep can travel that distance in 3 to 4 hours.

    • 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 Kapuche Lake. Without a guide, it could be challenging for trekkers to find a path, much alone lodging and a sufficient food. Therefore, we advise that you go on the Kapuche Lake with an experienced guide.

    • Depending on the customer's requirements and available time, the cost of the Kapuche trek for a citizen of Nepal might be adjusted. We provide weekly trek departures and are willing to talking 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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