Meals: Full Board Meal on Trekking, Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Guest House on Trek
Max. Altitude: 4000m at Machhapurche Base Camp
Mode of travel: Land Transportation
Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Season: September to November,March to May
Walking Hour: 5-7 HourShow Less
Also known as the fish-tail mountain, Machhapuchhre is among the most famous mountains of Nepal. This magnificent mountain lies in the Pokhara Valley, which is a major tourist destination itself. The mountain is ever full of trekkers from all around the world and even local Nepalis that come to take a glimpse of the spectacular fishtail up close. The trekking through the Machhapuchhre Base Camp features enchanting views of the mountain ranges surrounding the Pokhara valley and rich vegetation that allows diverse range of floral and faunal species to flourish. Apart from the natural gifts, it is blessed with cultural diversity that keeps you in awe.
Machhapuchhre Base Camp Trekking starts in Pokhara with a short drive crossing the Mardi River into the Mardi Valley in Rivan and Lahachok, which is famous for swimming, fishing and nature-watching. Along the trip, one can see many natural caves that are formed by the deposition of rock and limestone along thousands of years. A visit to the tea garden along the way is another spectacular sight to be held in this trip. It is by far, the most pleasurable resting place for tourists in the lap of Mother Nature. The dense forest that falls along the way also packs equal surprises and may be lucky ones can see rare species like the snow leopard there. The trip also allows trekkers to experience the eye catching views of the mountains like the Mt. Mardi, Mt. Machhapuchre, and Annapurna Himalayan ranges from the close proximity.
The cultural blend of the Machhapuchhre valley can be closely experienced in this trekking. Travelling through many villages with ethnic blends of different cultural groups like Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Damai, Chettri, Sarki, Kami, Newar, Brahmins, etc. With this many diversity in culture one can be sure to be captivated by the tradition and hospitality of the local people there.
And in the final note, the hot springs of the Machhapuchhre is one of a kind and definitely something to try out.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu airport (TIA) (1345meters).Our Airport Representative will come to pick up you and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.BB.
Day 02Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for Trekking.Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath .Overnight at Hotel.BB.
Day 03Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about six hours.This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel.BB.
Day 04Pokara to Hemja MilanchokYour trek begins from Hemja Milanchok to Lachok where you stop for lunch and then on to end the days trek in Anante Thati. Along the way enjoy views of Nepal's rice terraces. You will also pass over the Mardi Khola River via suspension bridge. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 05Anante Thati (1100m) to Lalkayou trek to Lalka (2250m) passing thru Ribhan which is the last village on the trail. This day is ascending trail the entire way takes six hours. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 06Lalka to Khumai Danda (3245m)This day is a completely ascending trail as well with some place being extremely steep. The views you can obtain at the end of the day are worth it with panoramic views of entire northern portion of the Annapurna range. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 07Khumai Danda to Campsite (3699m)Trek from Khumai Danda to Campsite (3699m)which take 6 hours on a completely ascending trail. During winter months it is difficult to find water in this area. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 08Campsite to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4000m)Trek from Campsite to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4000m) takes 5 hours.From here you have fantastic views of all the mountains in the Annapurna Range including Machhapuchhre, Lumjung, Annapurna I, II, and III as well as many other peaks. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 09Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Pilicho Camp (2900m) Day 10: Pilicho Camp - Karuwa (1380m)This day your trail takes you from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Pilicho Camp (2900m) which takes 6 hours. This is a completely descending path with very steep portions. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 10Karuwa to Ghachok (1254m)From Pilicho Camp,you trek to Karuwa (1380m) takes 4 hours on a completely descending trail. Some areas are very steep on this day as well. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 11Ghachok back to Hamja Milanchok to Pokhara.Trek from Karuwa to Ghachok (1254m) takes 5 hours.Today's trek is very nice walking across mostly flat land along the bank of the Seti River. You will pass thru Kharpani which has a relaxing hot spring to enjoy along your trail. You will also pass thru many local villages and farmland drive to Pokhara.. Overnight at Hotel.BB.
Day 12Pokhara to KathmanduDrive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En- route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. Overnight at Hotel.BB.
Day 13Transfer to international Airport for Your onward destination.
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