Kapuche lake Overview
this lake lies at the elevation of 2450m, in Annapurnaregion, being one of the lowest glacier lake in world. Kapuche Lake lies inKaski district, Mardi Rural Municipality and is a basic water source for Madi River. The name is literally the combination of 3 different words giving3different meaning. “ka” means ice/snow, “pu” means breaking down, and“che” means plain land. So basically the name is “snowbreakinginplainland”. Kapuche Lake which is separated into 400mlength, 300minwidthand 50m in depth receives water from melting snow of Mt AnnapurnaandLangtang Himal. Even though this lake is not so far and consideredasshort trek you will definitely get to see local gurung and tamangcultureand traditions, high mountain ranges, different species of birds, greenforest, also avalanche falling into the lake, and yes the KapucheLakeitself. This lake is newly discovered and that is why this place is peaceful andless crowded.
This is a standard route from Kathmandu to Kapuche. You can finishthistrek in 5-6 days until you want to stay overnights in all places. Dependingon the number of days, mode of transportation, food and accommodationthe price can be around 7000-10,000 NRS.
Best season to go
You can do Kapuche Lake Trek at any time of the year but the best seasonto trek is spring (March- May) and autumn (September- November). During this season the temperature is very favorable and you canseeclear view of mountains, green forest and vegetation. Monsoonandwinter season is comparatively risky because of heavy rainfall. The temperaturemight be mildly cold especially at night.
Travel insurance- you can always purchase your own travel insurance. Itusually cost around 150$(15000 NRS) good for 30 days. It is important tomention or cover high altitudes since trekkers sometime really needstobe evacuated from helicopter. But since there is no such high altitudesinthis trek but still you need to know travel Insurance depends onthedetails you have provided that’s why it’s important to notify themearlierabout the altitudes you will be reaching. Visas/ passports – foreigners other than Indians need to have validvisasand passports prior to visiting Nepal. The passport must hold minimum6months of visa validity from their date of arrival. They can have theNepalese visa at Kathmandu airport.
Clothing and equipment
|Woolen t shirts/shirts||Backpack|
|Fleece jacket||Passport size photographs|
|Down jacket||Permit and travel insurance|
|Raincoat||Suns cream and lip balm|
|Trekking trousers||Wash kit|
|Sleeping trousers(optional)||Safety kit|
|Hiking shorts||Power bank|
|Water proof pants||Summer/winter hat|
|Sleeping bag||Water bottles and water purifier|
|Hiking boots||Trekking poles (optional)|
|Altitude sickness medicines(optional)||Zip lock bag|
|Gloves and beanies||Camera|