Kapuche Lake Trek

Kapuche Lake Trek

Duration 5 Days Difficulty3,450 m

The Kapuche Lake (Virgin ice-lake) trek begins from Pokhara and passes through several villages and hills. Moreover, we will be able to see stunning views and rich vegetation before reaching Kapuche Lake that lies to the north-east of Kaski.

The trekking route starts from the elevation of 904 meters to 2426m at Kapuche. However, the highest point is Tara Hill Top at 2814m. Kapuche Trek offers some extraordinary views of the snow-clad mountains, verdant hills, and Nepali village culture, among others. The trekking route goes through the villages of Armala, Thak, Aatighar Mauja and Sikles.

A Place like No Other

Kapuche is claimed to be the lowest elevation glacial lake in the world. The temperature of the lake can reach sub-zero during winter, and the surface can turn into ice. The 0.12 Km2 Lake is about 40 meters deep. The lake was named Kapuche by the Gurung communities living nearby which means a surface made of crumbled snow ice.

Kapuche lake trek also offers some fantastic views of the peak of Annapurna along with other Himalayan Mountains. Sometimes, an avalanche brings snow from the slopes that land on the lake. The lake is in a calm environment beneath the high mountains. However, there is no provision of boating, as it is not appropriately explored.

Trekking agencies association of Nepal Members attending at Kapuche Lake trek promotion program
Trekking agencies association of Nepal ( TAAN) Members are at Kapuche Lake trek promotion program.

Discover the lifestyle in Remote Villages

Before Kapuche, we will first reach Hugu, which comes two hours earlier. Hugu has an ancient settlement with animal husbandry as a means of livelihood at 2,100 meters elevation. Hugu itself is about 6 hours away from the nearest human village called Sikles.

The itinerary starts from Deep, and we pass human settlements like Aatighar Mauja, Thak, Tara Hill, Sikles and Hugu. We spend a night each in Thak village, Tara Hill Top and Sikles. Moreover, we spend two nights in Hugu. We can choose between lodge stay, homestay, and outdoor camping. Among these places, Tara Hill Top offers the best scenic view. We can visit caves and museums, pass through suspension bridges and witness some magnificent views.

This trek route is one of the least travelled trails. So, you will enjoy this trek without being disturbed by the crowd. This trek is best to do during autumn and spring. Furthermore, we provide this trip package at an affordable price.

You decide what is best and we’ll take care of the rest

  • The itinerary mentioned is a standard guideline. It can be readily modified according to your needs and requirements.
  • The cost of the trek can also be changed according to your group size, needs, and time boundary.
  • You can easily add additional activities into the Itinerary. You just have to let us know before confirming the trip.
  • This trip can also start from the capital city of Kathmandu. You have to let us know if you want to begin there. In that case, the Itinerary will extend by a few days. Consequently, the cost will also increase.
  • The addition or removal of activities will increase or decrease the cost of the trip respectively. This will be done through mutual understanding between the agency and the client(s).
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  • Duration 5 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Pickup Point Pokhara
  • Best time to visit Sep, Oct, Nov
  • Max-Altitude 3,450 m
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Group Size Min. 2Pax
  • Tour Type Private and group tour

Homestay, Tea Houses and Camping

We begin by getting on a private vehicle which will take us to Armala. It is about an hour drive. Upon reaching Armala, we start our trekking. We walk for about 6 hours in a continuously elevating narrow trail until we reach Thak village. We will enjoy some magnificent views along the way. We spend the night in Thak village.

On the second day, we walk for about 8 to 9 hours until we reach Tara Hill Top. The place also has a viewpoint that offers some fantastic views. after a couple of hours of walking, we will arrive at a famous traditional Gurung village Sikles. Overnight at Sikles Village.

On this day, we hike further uphill for about 5 to 6 hours. We will reach the remote village of Hugu Goth, where we have to a self arrangement of meals and will spend the night.

We trek to Kapuche lake which is about a 2-hour trek. We’ll spend a couple of hours at the lake. Since there is no facility of accommodation, we will hike back to Hugu where we will spend the night.

On the last day, we begin early and hike towards Sikles for about 4 hours. From there we will come back to Pokhara by bus which takes another 4 hours.


  • Tea House and Camping accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Most ground transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his meals, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc..
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Sleeping Bag and Trekking sticks (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork
  • All government and local taxes
  • Other any transportation except Included in the section.
  • Personal expenses (bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, 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

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