Kori Danda is a popular and trending trekking destination for Nepalese trekkers. The Sikles Kori Danda trek is a newly opened trekking route in the Annapurna Region. The Kori trek became popular after the GHumante travelers exposed the hidden gem near Sikles village. We can call this an off-the-beaten-track trek because the infrastructure is limited and everything is basic at the moment. Recently, we hiked up to Kori from Sikles to check the routes, and we found that it takes quite more time to welcome foreign tourists who want a bit of standard, neat, and friendly treatment.
For now, Kori Danda is for Nepali people and also the perfect destination for foreigners who are ready to accept all the challenges. We suggest that everyone carry enough snacks and food on this trek. Sikles is a beautiful and large Gurung village with other ethnic people, and there are options available, but after this village, everything is basic on the way up to Kori from Tasa.
Trekking Plan For Kori Danda
First, we need to arrive in Pokhara to go to Kori Danda. From Pokhara, we will drive to Sikles village, which is about 40 km away. We will have lunch at Sikles village and then trek to Tasa. The trail from Sikles to the Sikles Hydropower Station is all downhill, and the trail from the Hydropower Station to Tasa is all uphill. The distance from Sikles to Tasa is about 6.1 km, and it takes 5-6 hours to complete. On the second day, the route from Tasa to Kori Danda is about 7.3 km and is all uphill again, through the forest. The height of Kori Danda where the lodges are is 3,870 meters, and it takes about 6-7 hours to reach from Tasa. The third and last day enjoy the morning views from the tea house or we can walk 20 min to get the better views and same way trek back to Sikles and drive to Pokhara. This plan is just for the Kori Danda but if you want to cover Kapuche lake then 1 extra night needed for Hugu Goth.