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Machhapuchhre Model Trek

  Annapurna Region Trek , Nepal

Duration

15 Days

Tour Type

Trekking

Group Size

2+

Accommodation

Camping

Meal

Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Max. Altitude

4450 m

Best Season

Spring, monsoon & Autumn

Departure from

Kathmandu

Hightlight

  • Easy suitable for family trek including children and senior citizens as well
  • Close up view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Mt. Annapurna South (7,291m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m) including other peaks of Annapurna (8,091m) Massif
  • Ethnically and culturally rich villages of Annapurna region
  • Model of Everest Base Camp trek, Manaslu Circuit trek or Annapurna Base Camp trek
  • Possible to do all year around
  • Rhododendron forests, birds and animals of ACAP
  • Also allowed for independent trekker
  • Both teahouse trekking and camping trekking possible

Overview

Do you want to have a very close view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m)? Do you want to explore the ethnic and cultural richness while walking through the offbeat path of Annapurna region? I know your answer is obviously “Yes!” Machhapuchhre Model Trek is the one and only option for this.

As the name suggests, Machhapuchhre Model Trek takes you around the villages located on the lap of Mt. Machhapuchre. These villages are the model of ethnic and religious harmony in Nepal. During this trek, you not only enjoy the amazing Himalayas of Annapurna region but also witness the cultural diversity.

While walking through the pine, oak and rhododendron forests of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), you also see some animals and birds. If you make this trip in spring, the entire region looks highly impressive because the colourful rhododendron covers it.

Opened in 2010, this trek was designed to provide the natural and cultural wonders of the Machhapuchhre region. You know Mt. Fishtail (6,993m) is one of the highest virgin peaks in the world. Its shadow on the turquoise water of the Phewa Lake is just amazing that no words can express its beauty!

Machhapuchhre Model Trek gives you the lifelong experiences of trekking in Nepal. You will see the typical ethnic villages, rhododendron forests and the glittering Himalayas of Nepal. Actually, this is the model of Everest Base Camp trek, Manaslu Circuit trek or Langtang Valley trek as well.

 Machhapuchhre Model Trek Itinerary

Machhapuchhre Model Trek can be started from the Lake City Pokhara. This trek itinerary becomes different when you count the days only from Pokhara or Kathmandu. From Pokhara, you can complete this trek within 6 days while you need 10 days if you design it from Kathmandu.

Nepal Trekking Routes has designed Machhapuchhre Model Trek itinerary for 12 days. It includes the days from you arrive in Kathmandu to the day you return your home country. This itinerary is the best and most commonly offered by the local tour operators in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

In this duration, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. Visiting Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and the Monkey Temple is a plus point of this trek. Likewise, you will also explore the most attractive touristic places of Pokhara.

There is a possibility of extending this trek as well. You can add Mardi Himal Trek or Annapurna Base Camp trek if you have more days to stay in Nepal. For the customization of this trip, consult with our agency.

Machhapuchhre Model Trek Cost                

You know the cost of any tour or trekking package is fixed calculating many related factors. The duration of the trek and mode of transportation you use are the most important factors. The services of food and accommodation as well as number of guides and porters you hire also play important role.

You have a choice: teahouse trekking or camping trekking for this trek. Camping trekking is a bit more expensive than teahouse trekking. You can reach Pokhara by flight or driving along the Prithvi Highway.

Likewise, you can customize Machhapuchhre Model Trek from 6 days to 13/14 days. Last but not the least, you can extend this trip to Mardi Himal trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek as well.

To fix Machhapuchhre Model Trek cost, reach out to us via phone call, email, WhatsApp or online booking services. Nepal Trekking Routes is always ready to become your trusted travel partner in Nepal. We promise to help you with the most exciting tour and trekking package at the reasonable price.

Machhapuchhre Model Trek Difficulty

Trek difficulty in Nepal can be divided into three broad levels: easy, moderate and hard (demading/strenuous/challenging). Generally, the altitude is considered to determine the level of trek difficulty. Trekking up to 3,500m altitude falls in easy; from 3,501m to 4,500m in moderate and above 4,500m is challenging or hard trek.

Talking about Machhapuchhre Model Trek difficulty, it falls in easy trek. As the highest altitude to reach is 2,645m, it can be done by children and senior citizens as well. There is low or no chance for altitude sickness.

Similarly, although less frequented, the trails are comfortable leading through the ethnic villages of mixed communities. Even if you do this trek independently, there is no risk of wild animals.

Moreover, there are no high passes to cross on the way. There are teahouses, hotels and lodges on the stop during Machhapuchhre Model Trek. Therefore, you don’t have to carry a heavy load or hire porters to carry the load either.

Talking about the duration of trekking, you will spend the nights around Mt. Machhapuchhre vicinity for only 6 days. I you want to walk longer, you can also minimize this itinerary as well.

Machhapuchhre Model Trek Map

Machhapuchhre Model Trek begins from Milanchok on the Pokhara Baglung Highway. You have two options to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara: flight or bus. By bus, it takes nearly 6 hours while by air, it just takes 25 minutes.

From MIlanchok Machhapuchhre Model Trek map moves ahead across ethnic villages of mixed communities. The trail takes you through Ghachok, Dhiprang and Chichelme Kharka. Chichelme Kharka (2,645m) is the highest point of Machhapuchhre Model Trek.

Then, you continue further to Lalka, Riban and Lahachok. These are the culturally rich villages Annapurna region. You can see the close up appearance of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and Annapurna (8,091m) Massif from here.

After completing the trek, you trek up to Milanchok and catch a private or local bus to reach the hotel in Pokhara. You can explore the remaining places of the Lake City this evening.

Itinerary

As soon as your plane lands at the Kathmandu Airport, the representative of NTR receives you. Then, he or she will transfer you to the hotel. After you become fresh, you can take a short walk around Thamel Bazar.

Today is the trek preparation day and guided tour of the Kathmandu Valley. The tour guide of the agency takes you around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa will be visited. The art and architecture of these cultural, religious and historical sites are beautiful to observe at. In the evening, the trekking guide instructs you about Machhapuchhre Model trek itinerary.

After breakfast, you begin travelling towards the Lake City Pokhara along the Prithvi Highway. Driving along the banks of the Trishuli and the Marsyangdi Rivers, you will witness the snowcapped peaks and green forests. The mountains of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Annapurna region will be seen.

 

After you reach in Pokhara, you will be relocated at the hotel. Then, you can visit the most beautiful places of the Lake City Pokhara. Boating on the Phewa Lake, the Devi’s Fall, Talbarahi Temple, Lakeside, etc. are some of the places to explore.

 

Alternatively, you can take a domestic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. By witnessing the soaring peaks and amazing landscapes, you land at the Pokhara Airport in 25 minutes.

By driving for nearly 1 hour, you reach Milanchok and formally begin Machhapuchhre Model Trek. Then, by crossing a bridge over the Mardi Khola, you will reach Ghachok in about 4 hours. You will enjoy the alluring panorama of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Lamjung Himal during the trek.

 

Ghachok is a small village rewarding you with the amazing Himalayan views of Annapurna Massif

This is a comfortable trek as the trails are well-maintained and low altitude. You will witness the green hills, pasturelands and amazing mountains of the Gandaki Province. You also get to watch the typical housing pattern, lifestyle, culture and tradition of the ethnic villages you pass by. Finally, you reach at Dhiprang village.

Following the track that runs through the dense rhododendron forests, you continue today’s trek. You might see some animals and birds of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) en route. By walking past the scanted hamlets and Odane Hill (2,511m), which is the perfect view of the Himalayas, green forests and amazing hills. At the end of the day, you reach Chichemle Kharka.

After having the breakfast, you begin today’s trek along the rugged trail through the dense forests and some villages. You will enjoy the close up view of Mt. Annapurna South (7,291m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m) while moving ahead. Trekking for about 6 hours, you reach Chichemle Kharka.

Today’s destination is Ribhan, which can be reached in 5 hours from Pokhara by trekking. It is also a starting point Machhapuchhre Model Trek. By observing the enchanting scenery of the Himalayas, green hills and scanted villages, you reach the destination. From Ribhan, you can enjoy the sunset view of the snowcapped peaks of Annapurna region.

Walking along the easy trails and relishing the enchanting scenery, you reach Lahachok in about 6 hours. Lahachok is ethnically and culturally rich as there are many ethnic communities living harmoniously. Brahmin, Chhetri, Dalit, Gurung, Newar and Magar are living there by following Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity. From here, you can have the close up view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and Annapurna (8,091m) Massif.

This is the last day of Machhapuchhre Model Trek to walk around Annapurna region. By following the off-road, you trek up to Milanchok that takes approximately 4 hours. From Milanchok, you catch a private jeep or a local bus to travel up to the hotel in Pokhara.

 

In the remaining time, you can visit other places of the Lake City Pokhara. The night life of the Lakeside is something you mustn’t miss while in Pokhara visit.

You have a couple of options to return Kathmandu from Pokhara. You can either fly or travel by road. When you arrive in Kathmandu, the delegate of NTR takes you to the hotel. In the leisure time, you can go around Thamel to buy some products of the Nepalese art and crafts.

 

In the evening, the company organizes farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant around Thamel. It is a part of hospitality we provide to our clients according to our culture and tradition. Enjoy the cultural performance and the typical Nepali food items in this trekking in Nepal.

According to the flight schedule, the member of our agency escorts you up to the Kathmandu Airport.

Inclusion/Exclusion

  • Airport pick-up and drop off service ,
  • Trekking Guide and Trekking porter (Two participant=1 porter =Maximum 25 kg of luggage )
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner & Accommodation during the trekking and Kathmandu following iteniry
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required,
  • Trekking permit of National park,
  • TIMS(Trekking Information Management System )
  • Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical Traditional Nepali resturant
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower,
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for Guide and porter (trekking staff)
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (with out iteniry )

FAQ's

Machhapuchhre Model trek goes around Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail: 6,993m) through the ethnically and culturally rich villages of the Gandaki Province. You will also witness Annapurna (8,091m) Massif, green hills and rhododendron forests of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).

You just require two permits for Machhapuchhre Model trek. They are:

  • TIMS Card
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit

Sure, sure! The region around Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m) is free individual trekking (FIT) area. Therefore, you can do this trek as an independent trekker throughout the year. However, we recommend you to hire a professional guide to make Machhapuchhre Model trek. You don’t have to worry about anything but be focused on lifetime experiences.

It is an easy type and completely a teahouse trekking in Nepal. It is one among many closest trekking routes nearby the Lake City Pokhara. You can also do camping trekking and some homestay facilities are available in some villages.

Machhapuchhre Model Trek is possible all year around except in heavy rainfall in summer. Only the days when it heavily rains, the trails are muddy and slippery. You can also do this trek in winter without any difficulty as the trails are low altitude. The best time for this trek is spring and autumn because in these seasons, the weather is fine with clear skies. Rhododendron flowers make this region colourful in spring while the fruits and festivals of Nepal make autumn more memorable.

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