Kori Himal Trek: A scintillating view of Grazing Grassland

Hotel, Lodge and Tea house/Homestay
Annapurna Region
45.4 km
Start / End Point
Sikles/Sikles village
8 Nights 9 Days
Max. Altitude
3800 m
Meals Included
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Homestay & Camping Trek
Best Season
March-May / August-November
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Jeep / bus

Kori Himal Trek: A scintillating view of Grazing Grassland Overview

Kori Himal Trek Nepal is a new trekking route that offers some spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and excellent landscapes. It is a hike to Kori Hill, which is as isolated as it is beautiful. The viewpoint of Kori hill offers the view of Annapurna IV, Tangting and Sikles villages, and Pokhara valley. Also, the hilltop itself has a beautiful grassland that is covered in snow during winter. The trek is an easy one and the natural beauty is scenic and unspoiled.

What make this trek interesting
    •  The trek’s highest point lies on the top of Kori hill at 3800 meters.
    • The hilltop is a center point that offers magnificent views of valleys and mountains.
    • Incredible views of Annapurnas, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu.
    • Kori hill is bejeweled with a verdant meadow that is also a grazing land for sheep.
    • You can see wildlife such as Danfe, Himalayan Thar, and Musk deer.
    • You will hike through stony steps, oak forests, and green grasslands.
    • There are 6 to 7 different species of rhododendron visible on the way.
Kori Trek Kaski from Pokhara?

It follows almost the same path as the Kauche Glacier Lake trek, except that we ascend from Hugu instead of going forward. We can also combine these two treks by going to Kapuche Lake first and then ascending to Kori hill. After following a stone-step trail and traversing a grassland, we arrive at Hugu goth, which is a meadow for grazing sheep. From there, we ascend to Kori hill and camp on Nho-Ta.

The region is uninhabited and the path follows through forests of oak, rhododendron, and bamboo. On the next day, we can reach the Kori hilltop and viewpoint, which offers breathtaking vistas of the mountains and valleys. You can also hear and see occasional distant avalanches rumbling on the Annapurna mountain range. 

The trail up to Hugu is also used by pilgrims, who visit the holy lake of Dudh Pokhari which lies further northeast of Kori hill. The path is also used by trekkers as it goes to Namun Bhanjyang or Namun La pass and joins the famous Annapurna Circuit at Timang. Namun Bhanjyang itself is one of the most difficult passes in the Annapurna region. So, for the more adventurous trekkers, this trek can also be integrated with Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

Food and Accommodation in Kori Hill

Kori trek is a new trekking route and as such, does not have lodgings in the form of guest houses and hotels. Trekkers have to stay in tents on Hugu, Nho Ta, and Kori hilltops during the night. For food as well, it can be challenging to find food services on the way. We will arrange porters for you, who can bring food items and cook them. 

Where is Kori Dada?

 Kori hill is located in the northern part of Kaski and you follow the path towards Namun Bhanjyang up to Hugu. From there, you need to ascend Kori hill, which takes you to a height of about 3800 meters. The mountain is approximately 27 km northeast of Pokhara valley.

Kori Himal Trek: A scintillating view of Grazing Grassland Photo

Kori Himal Trek: A scintillating view of Grazing Grassland

  1. day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

    Highest Altitude 1400 m

    After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be picked up by a private vehicle and drop you off at your hotel. You can rest in your hotel room and get rid of your jet lag from your flight to Kathmandu.

    In Kathmandu you will be placed in a deluxe hotel. You will be provided with breakfast in the morning. So, rest well for we have a lot of new things to experience in the morning.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel
  2. day 2

    Fly or Drive to Pokhara

    Flight Hours 25 mins
    Highest Altitude 1400 m
    Trek Duration 7-8 hours drive

    Our third day is filled with beautiful scenic views from the ride to Pokhara, we will take a tourist bus to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views of the landscapes and the mountains. We will stop on the way for lunch and reach Pokhara in around 6-7 hours. We will have dinner in Pokhara and stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

    You can also take a flight to Pokhara which takes about 25 mins.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel.
      • Included meal Breakfast
  3. day 3

    Pokhara to Sikles Village

    Flight Hours 4 hrs Jeep
    Highest Altitude 1980 m
    Trek Duration 15 mins

    We begin by getting on a private vehicle to reach Kaunkhola. From there, we take an off-road jeep to reach Sikles village. It is about a 3-hour scenic off-road drive. Jeep will drop us near the Sikles.

    From there, we walk for about 15 minutes to reach the Sikles village. We then go to our lodge where we’ll spend the night.

    • Overnight stay at Homestay

      • Included typical Nepali meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Sikles to Hugu Goth

    Highest Altitude 2026 m
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    On this day, we hike further uphill for about 6 to 7 hours. We will reach the  Hugu Goth, where we have to spend the night at Teahouse or Camp.

    • Overnight stay at Tea House & Camping

      • Included typical Nepali meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Hugu Goth to Nho-ta

    Highest Altitude 3050 m
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    On the third day, we continued our trek to Nho-ta where we have to the self arrangement of meals and accommodation in the tent.

      • Overnight stay at a Camping
      • Included typical Nepali meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Nho Ta to Kori

    Highest Altitude 3800 m
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    We trek to Kori hill (Dada), which is about a 4-5 hour hike. Since there is no facility for accommodation, we have to arrange meals and accommodation in the tent.

    • Overnight stay at Camping

      • Included typical Nepali meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Kori Exploration - Thulek

    Highest Altitude 4110 m
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    On the fifth day, we will short hike up to Thulake and explore Kori hill for the whole day. Kari hill is bejeweled with a verdant meadow that is also a grazing land for sheep. We have to the self arrangement of meals and accommodation in the tent.

    • Overnight stay at Camping

      • Included typical Nepali meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Kori to Sikles Village

    Highest Altitude 1950 m
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    On the last day, we begin early and hike towards Sikles village  for about 6-7 hours.

      • Overnight at Teahouse
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day 9

    Sikles to Pokhara / Kathmandu.

    Highest Altitude 1950 m
    Trek Duration 3 hours drive to Pokhara / 7 hours drive to Kathmandu

    We will drive the Jeep back to Pokhara, passing by several villages en route (about 3-4 hours). Once you have reached Pokhara, you may explore the city on your own or proceed to your next destination.

      • Included Breakfast


    •  All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Tea/ Coffee) during the trek
    • Guest House and Camping accommodation during the trek.
    • Professional English-speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc. 
    • The company guarantees rescue services in case of an emergency; please hand over your insurance policy copy to us.
    • All the necessary paper works and conservation entry permit (Trekking permit / TIMS card etc.)
    • Sleeping Bag and Trekking poles (to be returned after trip completion).
    • First Aid Medical Kit Box.
    • Government taxes and VAT.


  • Other transportation except Included in the section.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

Kori Himal Trek Map

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Can I do a Kori trek without a guide?

 This is a newly opened trekking route that has not been explored adequately, and the trail is mostly off-the-beaten-track. There are not enough signposts that can be used to identify the right path for the lake. For trekkers without a guide, it can be challenging to find a way and even accommodations and good food services. So, we recommend you go on the Kori trek with an experienced guide.

 How much does it cost for a Nepali citizen to go on a Kori trek?

 For a Nepali citizen, the cost of the Kori trek is customizable according to the need of the customers and time requirements. We have ongoing departures for the trek every week, and we are open to negotiating provisions and the associated costs for the trek.

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