Machhapuchhre trekking | 12 days Around Annapurna : Himalayan Smile

Machhapuchhre Trekking

Machhapuchhre trekking is one of the newly identified trekking trails in Annapurna region. The trail takes visitors to the closest view of Mt. Mardi (5553 m) and Mt. Machhapurchare (6997 m) also popular as Mt. Fishtail among most of foreigners.

  • Trip Fact - 9 days
  • Trip Code: HST-NTT-01
  • Trek Start from: Mardi Pool
  • Trek End at: Mardi Pool
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Trek start Elevation: 1254m
  • Highest Elevation: 3682m
  • Group Size: 2-15 People
  • Best time: September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek: Tent
  • Trek Duration: 09 days
Machhapuchhre trekking

Machhapuchhre  trekking is one of the newly identified trekking trails in Annapurna region. The trail takes visitors to the closest view of Mt. Mardi (5553 m) and Mt. Machhapurchare (6997 m) also popular as Mt. Fishtail among most of foreigners. Mt. Fishtail is still virgin for mountaineering activity and not opened for this by Nepal government to preserve its unique fish tail shape. Besides mountain views this trekking trail also offers scenic beauty of streams, lush vegetation and indigenous lifestyles and culture of ethnic dwellers. This trail also holds importance in the context of road construction along the traditional trekking routes of Annapurna region. On the first day of trekking day we take short drive from Pokhara to Mardi Pool. Then start trekking to Hile. Following days we visit Khumai, Korchaung, Kharka, Pipar, Karuwa, Ghiprang, Gharchok and end our trek at Mardi Pool.

Machhapuchhre Trekking Highlight

  1. Newly identified trekking trail in Annapurna region by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN)
  2. Stunning closet view of Mt. Mardi (5553m) and Mt. Machhapuchare (6997m)
  3. Beautiful streams, lush vegetation
  4. Indigenous lifestyle and culture of ethnic dwellers
  5. No organized tea houses, few steep climbs and few number of villages
  6. Truly paradise for nature lovers with no crowd

Machhapuchhre Trekking Itinerary

Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our representative. Transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the overall program.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

On this day you walk few hours through the forest and along the ridge with spectacular views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Jugal Himal.
Overnight at tent/ camping

Today you hike to top of Shivapuri hill (2729m). This is the highest point of this trip. From the top you can see panoramic view of the western mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal Range, Mt. Langtang Range, Mt. Dorjeelakpa Mt. Shisapangma, Mt. Gaurishankar and many more.
Overnight at tent/ camping.

You wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise over the snowcapped mountains. After breakfast, you start your walking to Mulkharka (1894m). It takes about six hours to reach. Mulkharka offers wonderful photography and panoramic view of Himalayas.
Overnight at tent/ camping

After breakfast, you continue your hiking to Chisapani (2194m). It takes about four hours to reach. Here you meet villagers and see their culture and lifestyle.
Overnight at tent/ camping.

Today you walk from Chisopani to Nagarkot. Nagarkot offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas with enchanting sunrise and sunset. This is well developed hill station of Nepal. Here are many quality hotels with high standards of service. But you spend your night in tent. This day is also the last day of your hiking and you do celebration with you hiking team.
Overnight at tent/ camping.

Early morning you see the beautiful Sunrise. After breakfast you drive back to Kathmandu valley. On the way you visit Bhaktapur city. Here you explore amazing Nepalese art and architecture. Indeed Bhaktapur is an open museum of cultural development during 17th and 18th century.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Today you do few hours sightseeing tour of Swoyambhunath, the oldest Buddhist stupa famous as monkey temple. From here you see overall view of Kathmandu city; Boudhanath, one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the world. Around this stupa you visit many Tibetan monasteries and meet many Tibetan people; Pashupatinath, one of the holiest temple of Hindu people. Here you meet many Hindu Saints and see the lively cremation process of local people as Hindu tradition. The rest of the day is on your own (Shopping). Evening attend in farewell dinner at typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural dances and music.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Preparation for your departure. Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for your onward journey.

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