Kopuche Lake Trek - 8 Days

The Gurung village of Sikles has been established by the ACA project as a model trekking village and is an internal part of their Eco-route. It is located to the north east of Pokhara, at about 2000 meters elevation, in the shadow of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. It is a large village, possibly the second largest Gurung village in Nepal, and is a well-preserved example of traditional Gurung culture. While here, the trekker can easily spend several days experiencing local life-style, handicraft production and sight-seeing. Of particular interest are the local cloth weaving and the ancient water driven flourmills.

Uphill from the Sikles Village lies the glacial lake—Kopuche, which is a wonder in itself as this is the only glacial lake at such a low altitude. Kapuche Lake is the lowest glacial lake in Annapurna region of Kaski district of Nepal situated at an altitude of 2450 meter above sea level. Ka pu Che Lake can be reached in a day walk from sikles. You will have the breathtaking views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II just in front of you. During the trekking to Kapuche lake, you can enjoy witnessing Huge waterfall on the way to Hugu. During the trek, you will hike following places: Aarmala, Thak, Tara Hill, Sikles, Kafuche Lake and Hugo.

Above the village is Rishing Danda, from where a marvelous panoramic view of the peaks of Annapurna II and Lamjung can be seen. This place is also famous as a point from which to see avalanches thundering down off the mountain sides. Folk songs and dances are an important part of Gurung life and cultural performances are common occurrences in Sikles. Of particular interest here is the Ghantu dance, traditionally performed by three young girls.

Siklis Annapurna Trek is a short and east trek that will take you to the Nepal’s largest Gurung Village where the local people are unaccustomed to trekkers. During this Sikles Trek, one would be able to have good mountain view of south of Annapurna II and massif Lamgunj Himal.

This Siklis trek starts with a drive from Pokhara to K.I. Singh Bridge and passes through Armala and over the pass to Tara Hill Top and Siklis largest Gurung settlements. From Siklis, the route to Kopuche Lake via Hugo Goth.

This trek starts from Pokhara, and this itinerary also begins from Pokhara. You can come to Pokhara from Kathmandu with a 6 hour drive or a 30 mins flight. Or we can arrange your pickup from Kathmandu Airport upon request, and also organize a few days of visit around the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara before the trek.

Day 1: Pokhara to Armala

Day 2: Armala to Thak Khola

Day 3: Thak Village to Tara Hill Top

Day 4: Tara Hill Top to Sikles

Day 5: Sikles to Hugo Goth

Day 6: Trek to Kopuche, Explore

Day 7: Hugo Goth to Sikles

Day 8: Drive to Pokhara

Day 1
Pokhara to Armala

Drive to K.I. Singh Pool,. Trek to Armala via Harihar Cave, 4-5 hrs. Overnight stay at Armala.

Day 2
Armala to Thak Village

Trek to Thak Village via Atighar Muja 5-6 hrs. Overnight at Thak Village.

Day 3
Thak Village to Tara Hilltop

Trek to Tara Hill Top, through rhododendron forest. 5 to 6 hours uphill hike. Overnight at Tara Hill Top.

Day 4
Tara Hilltop to Sikles Village

Trek to Siklis for 5 hours. Overnight at Sikles Village.

Day 5
Sikles to Hugo Goth

Trek to Hugo Goth, 5-6 hrs. Overnight at Hugo Goth.

Day 6
Explore Kopuche

Trek to Kapuche Lake, explore the lake and return back to Hugo Goth. Overnight at Hugo Goth.

Day 7
Return to Sikles

Trek to Sikles 4-5 hrs. Overnight at Sikles Village.

Day 8
Drive to Pokhara

Once we reach Pokhara, we can relax amid the stunning natural beauty of the city. Optional adventures like boating, paragliding, rafting, etc can be done from Pokhara.


  • Land transportation, drive to K.I. Singh Bridge and drive back from Sikles to Pokhara.
  • 3 meals a day and best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation along the trail.
  • Well experienced English speaking and other native language speaking trek leader/guide.
  • Porter service and support staff for above 4 person
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) and National Park Fees.
  • Food, wages, accommodation, equipment's, medicine and insurance coverage for all trekking staffs.
  • All Government taxes.


  • Travel insurance and other expenses like costs incurred due to any unforeseen circumstances, emergency evacuation and rerouting, flight change, airport taxes.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold beverage, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment's.
  • Tips for trekking staff - Tipping are expected.

The itineraries are merely a guideline and are prearranged on the basis of their popularity with our previous guests. We can easily customized it to suit your own schedule and requirement.

We can organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities.

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Price From USD 660 USD $ 599/person
Total $ 599 USD

Trip Facts

  • By Air/Ground
  • Min. 1 person
  • Max. 2450 m.
  • March to April, October-November
  • Trekkers Lodge
  • 8 Days
  • Easy / Moderate