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Korchen Camping Trekking - 9 Days

Korchen Camping Trekking

Korchen camping trekking is new trekking in Nepal. Korchen is a rounded ridge summit lying to the south of the sacred mountain of Machhapuchhare (Mt Fishtail) in Annapurna offers superb views of landscape and mountains. Trekking to Korchen hill is still under the development, so full camping is only the option to be there. Our Korchen trek package offers the camping trekking option and explore the views of high mountains.

Highlights of Korchen Trekking

  • Grab a chance to explore Annapurna region from a fresh perspective – from the hills near Pokhara
  • Enjoy less-crowded picturesque trek.
  • witness holly Mountain Of Nepal (fishtail )
  • Enjoy scenic beauty and culture of the area.
  • A kind of cultural trek where you witness Gurung and Magar culture

Korchen trekking in Nepal is newly found trekking route in Annapurna region. This is a Camping Trekking in Nepal that takes you to Korchen, which is a rounded summit on a ridge lying south of Machhapuchhare, one of Nepal's most beautiful and most photographed mountains. Though lower in altitude, Machhapuchhare, its fish tail shape pointing skywards, appears to dwarf the mighty Annapurnas, which are ranged to the west and east. The panorama of these awesome peaks, viewed from Korchen's summit in the pale light of dawn or bathed in evening sun, is a sight that few will forget. On this short, but incredibly scenic Camping Trek in Nepal, we walk up the ridge route to Korchen. We trek through forest and open pasture, with tantalising glimpses of the peaks ahead as an incentive to keep going.

Korchen Camping Trekking is fully a private trekking in Nepal provides a panoramic view of Mt. Mardi, Mt. Machhapuchre, and the Annapurna Himalayan ranges, allowing observers to prodigy at their fascinating beauty. In December 2009, the Swiss Ambassador to Nepal Thomas Gass initiated this route that passes through seven northern village development committees of Kaski district. This trek passes though Tatopani of Sardikhola, Hile of Ghachowk, Rivan of Lahachowk, Lwanghalel and Milanchowk of Hemja.

As the Korchen Camping Trekking is all about the camping so, We camp two nights at Korchen, which allows for a full day of exploration further up the ridge for those who want the greater challenge of reaching 4000 meters and even more incredible views. After trekking back down the ridge, we descend to the valley, which is deeply scarred by several spectacular gorges. Walking to the trailhead, we pass Buddhist Gurung villages, set among rice paddies and cornfields. This wonderful Korchen Camping Trek is the result of an extensive reconnaissance visit to the Annapurna region in 1999, in which we walked many of its forgotten trails to search out new and exciting trek itineraries. We believe there to be few other one-week treks of this caliber on offer.

Trekking to Korchen Camp is possible in all the seasons of the year and all of them equally serves astonishing views of the mountain panorama, cultural diversities and the rolling green hills. Korchen Camping Trek is moderate level trekking and can be completed by all the trekkers with stable health and physical fitness. You can explore the tremendous beauties of hiogh Himalayas including the Machhapuchhre Range from very close in Korchen Trek in Nepal.

Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free.

Morning flight to Pokhara and drive to the start our trek at Hyanja 1100m, crossing the clear waters of the Mardi Khola by a suspension bridge at Mardi Pul. This half day of trekking takes us up the valley to the Gurung village of Ribban.

Day 2
Kathmandu to Pokhara

We make our way up the ridge to Odane Hill 2511m where we have our second camp. Already we will start to get some of the legendary views, which are a feature of this trek.

Day 3
Ribban to Odane Hill 6/7 hours walking

We now join the main ridge which we will see stretching ahead of us. We follow the crest of the ridge, passing various kharka (open pastures) from where there are stunning views in all directions. Annapurna South 7219m lies to the left, Annapurna II 7937m and Annapurna IV 7525m to the right, while up ahead and appearing to dwarf all three is the 'fishtail' peak of Machhapuchhare 6993m. After lunch at Simre Kharka, we climb steeply up the open grassy ridge to camp the next two nights at Khumai 3000m.

Day 4
Odane Hill to Khumai 6/7 hours walking

We leave camp early for the walk up Korchen Peak 3682m to catch all the mountains in the early morning light. Here some of the most magnificent mountains in the world are ranged in a 150 degree arc. If you are feeling strong, you CAN continue up the ridge towards Mardi Himal, before turning back to Khumai camp.

Day 5
Korchen Peak 3682m and exploration day 7 hours +

To explore at leisure or to just soak up the incredible views of the area.

Day 6
Khumai to Diphrung 4/5 hours walking

We make our way back down the main ridge and then cut down a side ridge to the valley of the Seti Khola, through patches of rhododendron forest, which in spring lend a splash of colour to the landscape. Camp near Diphrung 1305m, a village of Gurung, Magar and Buddhist Tamang peoples.

Day 7
Diphrung to Ghachok and drive to Pokhara 3 hours walking

Following the Seti Khola downstream we pass the village of Ghachok, from where we continue mostly on the flat to Hyangja and the end of the trek 3 hours. We then have a short drive to reach Pokhara, where we check into the hotel and enjoy a welcome hot shower. Pokhara is a lovely lakeside town, which is a great place to relax at the end of the trek.

Day 8
Pokhara to Kathmandu

The bus journey will take 5 to 6 hours, free rest of day in Kathmandu and shopping

Day 9
Depart form Kathmandu

It is finally time to bid farewell to this amazing country. Our representative will transfer you to the airport from where you will catch your flight. Bid goodbye to this beautiful nation as you fly to your next destination

Cost Include

  • Return transfers from International and Domestic airport to your hotel.
  • Two night stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu
  • One night stay at the Hotel in Pokhara
  • All government taxes and
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Management System).
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipments, food and accommodation).
  • Tent accommodation during the trek on camping services.
  • Necessary ground transportation depends on your services requested via tourist bus or private transport.
  • Light for a night by Battery or “generator” as a group size.
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag (if necessary we provide).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish care to clean up the environment.
  • Our official services charge and government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)


Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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Price From USD$1,400 USD$1,350/person
Total $ 1,350 USD

Trip Facts

  • Tourist Bus and Jeep
  • 2 Minimum - 10 Maximum
  • 3200m
  • Moderate