Machhapuchre Model Trek is the newly open trekking area in Annapurna conservation area. The fresh trekking trail is less crowded. Route of Machhapuchre Trekking covers seven major villages that hold huge potential for trekking and hiking activities inside hidden cultures of the rural valley. It provides Perfect Mountain views of Mount Fishtail (Machhapuchre), Himchuli, Mount Mardi and Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Rich vegetation, scenic beauty of streams along with typical cultures and lifestyle of different ethnic group in the region makes really a true experience. Although some of the villages have developed local homestay targeting tourists, we make camping arrangement for entire Machhapuchre Trekking as our 6 days trekking itinerary from and to Pokhara.
The real trekking days are 6 days but 11 days trekking itinerary is designed to explore Kathmandu and Pokhara. After your arrival in Kathmandu, we make a one extra full day stay here with sightseeing in major heritage sites and trip preparation. Drive (7 hours) or take a flight (25 minutes) to another natural city Pokhara. Our trekking then starts from here after driving 30 minutes till starting point. Our staff team including Guide cooks and supporter carries all necessary tents, food items and other equipment for Machhapuchre Trek. You really meet other tourist one the way. Trekking is through local rural village. Daily lives of local peoples are interesting and picturesque. Trekking schedules have the option to add Mardi Himal trekking routes or any other short activities like Paragliding, Bungee jumping, rafting, and mountain flight.
Day 01:Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel 1,350
Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Drive to Pokhara (6/7 Hours) 827m. Overnight at Hotel
Day 04:Drive to Hyamja (30 minutes) by private transporation to Hyamja and trekking to Hile via Ghachok(2160m). Overnight at tent
Day 05:Trek from Hile Kharkha to Khumai Danda (3245 miters) Overnight at tented camp
Day 06:Explore Machhapuchhure Model trek Via Korchan (3700 miters) overnight at tented camp
Day 07:Trek Khumai Danda to Mirsha Village (1480 miters) Overnight at Tented camp
Day 08:Trek from Mirsha Village to Ghachok (1250 miters) overnight at tented camp
Day 09:Trekking back to Hyamja from Ghachok and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel
Day 10:Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 11:Departure home
Accommodation in Machhapuchhre Model trek
We provide comfortable hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Normally twin sharing but can provide single room in demand. 5 nights hotels can choose 3 stars till 5 stars in both places Kathmandu and Pokhara. Another 5 nights’ accommodation is in tent. Our staffs carry a sleeping tent, kitchen, dining, toilet, and bathing tent all the way from Kathmandu or from Pokhara. Tented camp will be comfortable for 2 people in one. If anyone needs a single tent, it can provide in demand. We also provide sleeping mattresses, pillows. The sleeping bag is requiring bringing it personally but can provide if you tell us to do it.
Foods in the cities and trekking
Breakfast is including in the Hotel of Kathmandu and Pokhara. Lunch and Dinner in these main cities are self-paying. All the foods and hot drinks are including during the camping trek. Our professional kitchen staffs prepare foods on your demand and test. Every foods are served freshly cooked.
How to book this trek?
Booking this trek is easy. You just need to send your passport copy by email and trekking advance amount. Our package is including airport pickup till airport departure. We accept any advance amount you want to pay. Rest of the payment can paid by cash, pay by credit card or bank transfer. Full trek cost should pay before trekking starting.
Bring some Nepali rupees to spend for your bottled drinks/ bar drinks. You may love to buy small gifts from the local souvenir shop on the way of trekking.
Nepal visa for foreigners are on arrival. Visa cost is USD 50 per person which can pay by cash. It is cost for 30 days multiple visa.
Customize the itinerary
The itinerary we are providing here is just for an idea. We can customize it as per your interest. You can spend more or less days in Kathmandu similarly in Pokhara. Pokhara is a natural city can spend time by hiking around or stay relaxed. There are more activities in Pokhara a day tours or multiple tours like bungee jumping, swing, paragliding, mountain flight, heli flight to Annapurna base camp.
Machhapuchhre model trek cost
This is depending on group size and the hotel you choose to stay in cities. We normally recommend 3-star category hotels for trekkers but 4 stars or 5 stars best hotels are also available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. this trek can operate for any number of people, from single pax to any number. It is just a short camping trekking so that any aged child also can involve in this trekking.
Day 1Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel 1,350Representative from Nepal Highland treks pickup you from international airport and transfer to Hotel in Thamel. If time permit, we talk about your trip. Walking around thamel, Main touristic hub in Kathmandu.
Day 2Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel After your breakfast, our tour guide leads you to sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. We cover three major highlights which are UNESCO heritage sites. Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Old king palace with living arts and architectures. Bauddhanath Stupa, A biggest Buddhist stupa. Pashupatinath temple, a Biggest Hindu temple. Come back to hotel and final preparation of trekking. Introduce with your guide and porter
Day 3Drive to Pokhara (6/7 Hours) 827m. Overnight at Hotel Early morning breakfast in your Hotel. Take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and scenic beauty all the way around. check in to the hotel, after freshen up, you will be free to explore Lakeside Pokhara. In Option you can take private car (6 Hours) or flight (25 minutes) to make comfortable trip
Day 4Drive to Hyamja (30 minutes) by private transporation to Hyamja and trekking to Hile via Ghachok(2160m). Overnight at tent This is an easy day at first parts of trekking. after walking about 2.5 hours to ghachok and uphill trekking to Hile kharkha 3 hrs. During the trail you will enjoy with the view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhure and parts of Lamjung Himal .Ghachok is the best location to see the all of Himalayan range. Take Lunch in Ghachok and 3 hrs uphill trekking arrive in Hile Kharkha. Dinner and Overnight at tent
Day 5Trek from Hile Kharkha to Khumai Danda (3245 miters) Overnight at tented camp Morning Breakfast and then trekking start from Hile Kharkha .You can Enjoy the view of Dhaulagri ,Annnapurna and Fishtail (Machhapuchhure ) .trekking trail is equally ups and down hills. Most of time trek to inside the forest ,Quite and beautiful trek ,After arrive in Samsur Daurali you will stop for your lunch with Camping equipment .Enjoy with Jungle walking .Stay overnight at Khumai Danda With Panoramic view of Machhapuchhure. Mount Machhapuchhure is closer from here .
Day 6Explore Machhapuchhure Model trek Via Korchan (3700 miters) overnight at tented camp wake-up early in the morning to view first ray of sun on he top of Fishtail (Macchapuchre). You will enjoy with quite environment with grass ground. After breakfast, start trekking to Korchan with packed Lunch .The view from the Korchan is stunning. Mount Annapurna ,Mardihimal ,Fishtail and other mountain are just in front of you.Stay couple hours to enjoy the view then hike back to Khumai Danda (downhill) .Stay overnight with Camping gears.
Day 7Trek Khumai Danda to Mirsha Village (1480 miters) Overnight at Tented camp Early morning wake up to explore around the Machhapuchhure Himal with full range of Annapurna. Breakfast and then Down hill trek to Mirsha Village .Its Gurung communities who make you warm welcome in their village. Good home-stay facilities .Stay overnight at Mirsha with Camping gears .Enjoy night with some local organic food with local peoples.
Day 8Trek from Mirsha Village to Ghachok (1250 miters) overnight at tented camp After breakfast start trekking down hill to Ghachok village Via Tatopani (Hot spring ). We also can have natural hot bath here. Reach at Ghachok, the last day of staying in Machhapuchhre Modle trekking area. It is well facilitated village .Where there is clean and good accommodation own by local peoples. Enjoy the moment with local peoples and their foods and drinks. Stay overnight at camp either.
Day 9Trekking back to Hyamja from Ghachok and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel After breakfast, trek down to Hyamja near Pokhara. it is only 2 hours trekking. Trekking route is scenic with the views of Annapurna Himalayan range and Machhapuchhure Himalaya Range. We will pick up you from Hyamja and 30 minute drive to Pokhara. Haft day sightseeing and relax at Pokhara.
Day 10Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelIt has option to drive with tourist bus in early morning, drive back to private car at your suitable time or take 25 minutes flight to Kathmandu. There are many flight schedule starts from morning and till late afternoon. reach at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Enjoy dinner in cultural Nepali restaurant with Nepal Highland Team.
Day 11Departure home It is day of final departure. Till departure time free yourself. Drop you to International airport before 3 hours from your original flight time.