Kapuche Lake Trek
7 Days 6 Nights
Kathmandu Pokhara Kapuche Lake
2 Min. Pax
Lunch Dinner Breakfast
ACCOMODATIONLodge and Hotel
BEST TIMESpring Autumn
Kapuche Glacier Lake, at 2546 meters above sea level, is the world's lowest glacier lake. The lake that has been surrounded by beautiful mountains and hills lies in the Sikles village of Kaski district of Annapurna Region. This lake gathers glacial melt from Annapurna II, IV, and Lamjung Himal. It's the lowest glacier lake in Nepal, very beautiful, and even known as a virgin ice lake. It has been declared as the lowest altitude glacier lake of the world where the temperature falls below minus in winter season and sometimes the surface-water modifies into the stiff icy ground. The lake with 1200 square meters in the area is a peaceful glacier lake indeed. The name Kapuche is a noun from the Gurung language. It refers to the plain surface made of crushed snow and ice.
Sikles is one of the largest model trekking Gurung villages in Nepal and offers an opportunity to learn about this unique traditional culture. An expert says that it is shocking to find a glacier lake below 4,000 meters. Kapuche Lake’s incredible Remote Trek from Pokhara Nepal is a recently opened remote trekking route in Nepal with a less crowded route. All glacier lakes in the country are situated 4,000 meters above sea level but Kapuche Glacier Lake is unique in that it is idyllically located just 2,546 meters above sea level.
Kapuche Lake Trek is one of the emerging trekking among Nepalese these days. Kapuche Glacier Lake trek is popular for its uniqueness and pristine natural water. Kapuche Lake is a hidden germ that recently came into the limelight. Kapuche Glacier lake trek can be perfect short trekking in Nepal if you are looking for a camping trek in Nepal. The trekking trail passes through different beautiful villages and landscapes on the way to Kapuche Lake. The main entry point of Kapuche Lake is Sikles village where you need to hike from this village to reach Glacier Lake. Kapuche Lake Trek lies in the Annapurna region. To reach Sikles, you can find different modes of transfer.
Best time to travel Kapuche Glacier Lake
The place is more favorable to travel during the summer or autumn season. It is better to avoid the rainy season as the place faces pouring rain often. Therefore, you can visit Kapuche Glacier Lake during September, October, November, February, March, and April. But if you want to see blue water in the lake, September, October, and November are the perfect months, and if you want to see the Avalanche falling in the lake then February, March, and April are the best months to go for a trek.
Major attractions of Kapuche Glacier Lake
Local Gurung culture and traditions
Glacier lake view
High mountain ranges
Wild birds and forest
Avalanche falling in the lake
The mesmerizing view of falls on the way to Kapuche Lake
Lowest Glacier Lake in the world-2450 meters
We'll arrive in Kathmandu and conduct some sightseeing, as well as some shopping if you need anything for the trip.
From Kathmandu, we will take a 6 to 7 hours’ drive by bus. And then same day Pokhara to Sikles – 4 hours’ drive by Jeep crossing the beautiful villages like Taprang, Chipli Gaun, Tangting, and Khailang. Overnight in Sikles.
The next day, you can see the beautiful scenes of mountains like Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal from the village in the background of Sikles Village. The destination for the second day is Hugu Village, which is also known as Goth Ghar with an approx 6 hours hike from Sikles Village.
The third is a day of hiking to the lowest Glacier Lake in the world, Kapuche Lake. You will reach Kapuche Lake after a 2-3 hours hike from Hugu Village. After reaching the lake you’ll get to see the mesmerizing view of a blue water lake surrounded by hills and mountains. And if you are lucky enough, you’ll get to experience Avalanches falling in the lake. Collecting those beautiful views in your eyes and camera, head back to Hugu village.
The next day, early in the morning you head back to Sikles from the same route which takes 4 hours to reach, and after having lunch in Sikles, and get back to Pokhara by 4 hours of jeep drive. And this is how the trek to Kapuche Glacier Lake ends.
We will either be taking aflight or a drive by bus and get back to Kathmandu.
After having breakfast we will transfer you to International Airport for final departure
- First aid
- Sharing twin/double bedrooms in 3-star hotels or tea house lodges
- Necessary insurance for a guide
- Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porters
- All applicable tax, vat and office service charge
- Drive fare from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then Sikles.
- All necessary trekking permits and governmental documents
- 3 meals during a trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Local licensed friendly trekking guide if necessary
- Tips for guide and porters
- Laundry, phone calls, internet charges
- Personal trekking equipment
- Travel insurance, Nepal tourist visa fees, personal items, and expenses
- Bar drinks and beverages including mineral water
- Fees and entrance during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Airport shuttles, lodging, and meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast
Nepal has the 2 best seasons to trek. The first season of the trek here in Nepal is from September to November. The second best season is March – April to trek in Nepal. Because this season the weather is very nice, clean and pleasant. You can see the magnificent view of the Mountain.
The trek can be completed within 6 to 7 days but it all depends upon the availability of days you have. It can be extended if you are willing to stay in Nepal for several days.
The accommodations are homestay or hotels.
Yes, there is the availability of electricity and wifi but once you reach Hugu, everything works on solar there but with no network and wifi.
Yes, there is an availability of Mineral water, every tea house. It is always not good to drink mineral water, first, it is quite costly to travelers, secondly, it is damaging the Ecosystem, the water company uses a lot of plastic bottles. In a mountain, mineral water bottles are a real threat to the environment. We can use the water purifier or water purification tablet and become responsible travelers.
To book a trek, you can kindly either contact us directly or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may choose according to your convenience, you may either bank transfer, credit card, western union, or other options.
There are no banks or atm or money exchange to the higher points of the trek. If you want to carry extra cash for extra expenses then you can either withdraw or change from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
The trek is quite moderate, neither too hard nor too easy. Most of the trail is uphill so it might be difficult for first-time travelers otherwise it won’t be hard for the trekking.