Korchen Camping Trekking

9 Days

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.

Outline Itinerary

Day Program Elevation
1 Arrive Kathmandu Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free. 1440m
2 Kathmandu to Pokhara 1440m
3 Ribban to Odane Hill 6/7 hours walking  
4 Odane Hill to Khumai 6/7 hours walking  
5 Korchen Peak and exploration day 7 hours + 3682m
6 Khumai to Diphrung 4/5 hours walking  
7 Diphrung to Ghachok and drive to Pokhara 3 hours walking 1440m
8 Pokhara to Kathmandu 1440m
9 Depart form Kathmandu  


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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
1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

 You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

19. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

20. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to.
Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike.
Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

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Korchen Camping Trekking