Machhapuchhre Campaign Trek

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Duration

8 Days

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5-10 people

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English

The Machhapuchhre Model Trek is a newly opened trekking area located in the Annapurna Conservation Area. This trek offers a fresh trail that is less crowded, allowing trekkers to explore the hidden cultures of the rural valley through seven major villages along the route. The trek provides stunning views of Mount Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Himchuli, Mount Mardi, and the Annapurna Himalayan ranges. The region is known for its rich vegetation, scenic streams, and unique lifestyles of various ethnic groups.

While some villages along the trek have developed local homestays for tourists, we arrange camping for the entire Machhapuchhre Trek as part of our 8-day itinerary from and back to Pokhara.

Our trekking starts from Pokhara after a 30-minute drive to the starting point. Our staff team, including guides, cooks, and supporters, will carry all the necessary tents, Fresh and Organic foods, and necessary equipment for the Machhapuchhre Trek. Along the way, you may encounter other tourists, but the trekking route mostly passes through local rural villages, providing interesting insights into the daily lives of the local people.

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Highlights

  • Newly open trekking train Machhapuchhre Model Trek is fresh and less crowded
  • Panoramic Himalayas, beautiful landscape, different ethnic group of peoples and their cultures
  • Easy Trekking reach up to 3,700 meters altitude is very near from Pokhara
  • Visit historical sites in Kathmandu and relax at Natural city Pokhara

Day 1: Drive to Pokhara (6/7 Hours) 827m / Flight (15min)

Start the day with an early morning breakfast at the hotel. Next, we will embark on a scenic journey to Pokhara via a tourist bus, which will take approximately 6-7 hours along the beautiful Prithivi Highway. Along the way, you'll have short stops for lunch and to admire the stunning scenery. Once you arrive in Pokhara, you'll check in to your hotel and have time to freshen up before being free to explore Lakeside Pokhara, known for its picturesque lakeside promenade and vibrant atmosphere. As an alternative option, you can choose to take a private car, which will take approximately 6 hours, or a flight that will only take 25 minutes, for a more comfortable trip to Pokhara.

Day 2: Drive to Hyamja (30 minutes) by private transportation to Hyamja and trekking to Hile via Ghachok(2160m). Overnight at tent

This day of the trek is relatively easy, starting with a walk of about 2.5 hours to Ghachok, followed by an uphill trek of 3 hours to Hike Kharkha. Along the trail, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and parts of Lamjung Himal mountain ranges. Ghachok is particularly known for its panoramic vistas of the entire Himalayan range, making it a perfect spot to take in the majestic scenery. After enjoying lunch in Ghachok, you'll continue your trek for 3 more hours uphill, finally arriving at Hile Kharkha. Here, you'll have dinner and spend the night in tents, surrounded by the natural beauty of the region.

Day 3: Trek from Hile Kharkha to Khumai Danda (3245 miters) Overnight at tented camp

After having breakfast in the morning, you'll start your trek from Hile Kharkha. As you trek, you'll be treated to stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain peaks. The trail will take you through a mix of ups and downs, with a majority of the trek passing through serene forests. The trekking route is quiet and beautiful, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural surroundings.

As you make your way towards Shamsur Daurali, you'll stop for lunch with camping equipment and have the opportunity to enjoy jungle walking, taking in the sights and sounds of the pristine wilderness. Your overnight stay will be at Khumai Danda, which offers panoramic views of Machhapuchhre. From this vantage point, you'll be able to see Mount Machhapuchhre up close, adding to the awe-inspiring experience of your trek.

Day 4: Explore Machhapuchhre Model trek Via Korchan (3700 meters) overnight at tented camp

Rise early in the morning to witness the first rays of the sun illuminating the majestic peak of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The serene environment with grassy grounds makes for a peaceful and awe-inspiring experience. After breakfast, you'll start your trek towards Korchan with packed lunch in hand. The views from Korchan are simply stunning, with Mount Annapurna, Mardi Himal, Fishtail, and other majestic mountains right in front of you.

Take your time to soak in the breathtaking scenery from Korchan, spending a few hours enjoying the panoramic vistas. Then, you'll hike back downhill to Khumai Danda, where you'll spend the night in tents with all the necessary camping gear. The trek back to Khumai Danda will offer a different perspective of the landscape, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of the region from a different angle.

Day 5: Trek Khumai Danda to Mirsha Village (1480 meters) Overnight at Tented camp

Begin your day with an early morning wake-up call to explore the magnificent Machhapuchhre Himal and the entire range of Annapurna. After breakfast, start your downhill trek towards Mirsha Village. As you descend, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Gurung communities who call this area home. The warm welcome of the locals will make you feel right at home in their village.

Mirsha Village offers good home-stay facilities, allowing you to immerse yourself in the local culture and lifestyle. Settle in for the night in tents with all the necessary camping gear, and indulge in some delicious local organic food while spending time with the friendly local people. The unique experience of staying in Mirsha Village and interacting with the locals will leave you with cherished memories of your trekking adventure.

Day 6: Trek from Mirsha Village to Ghachok (1250 meters) overnight at tented camp

After a hearty breakfast, begin your trek downhill towards Ghachok village via Tatopani, where you can take a dip in the natural hot springs and enjoy a rejuvenating hot bath. The trek offers beautiful views as you descend through the lush landscapes.

Upon reaching Ghachok, you'll be delighted to find a well-facilitated village with clean and comfortable accommodations owned by the local people. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with the friendly villagers, and savor their traditional foods and drinks. Whether you choose to stay overnight in tents or at one of the local accommodations, make the most of your last day in the Machhapuchhre Model trekking area by enjoying the warm hospitality of the locals and creating lasting memories.

Day 7: Trekking back to Hyamja from Ghachok and driving back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel

After breakfast, trek for 2 hours to Hyamja near Pokhara, enjoying scenic views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre Himalayan ranges. We will pick you up from Hyamja and drive you to Pokhara in just 30 minutes. Spend half a day sightseeing and relaxing in Pokhara.

Day 8: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

There are options to travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu. You can choose to take an early morning tourist bus, a private car at your preferred time, or a 25-minute flight. Flights are available from morning till late afternoon. Once you reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy dinner at a cultural Nepali restaurant with the Darwin Nature Tour Team.

  • Arrival and departure arrangement
  • Accommodation in 3 star category hotels in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Every morning breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu Pokhara
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide, entrance fees and private transportation
  • Sightseeing Pokhara
  • Drive to Pokhara wither with tourist bus or with private car and same way back
  • 8 days trekking with necessary camping equipment and professional staff team
  • Three times foods and hot drinks during trekking
  • Annapurna conservation permit and TIMS card for trekking
  • Private ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Emergency evacuation management
  • First Aid kit box
  • Service charge and official taxes
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Bottled drinks including mineral water, Bar bills
  • Personal equipment/ personal trekking gears
  • Personal insurance , Medical expenses
  • Cost of emergency evacuation in case of need
  • Extra activities
  • Tipping
  • Your international flight
  • Nepal visa (Visa on arrival - cost you USD 50 for 30 days multiple)

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Q: What types of accommodation are available in the Machhapuchhre Model Trek?
Darwin Nature Tour provides tented accommodation during the Machhapuchhre Model Trek. Our staff carries sleeping tents, kitchen tents, dining tents, toilet tents, and bathing tents all the way from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Each sleeping tent is designed to be comfortable for two people, and single tents can be provided upon request. Sleeping mattresses and pillows are also provided, but trekkers are required to bring their own sleeping bags, although Darwin Nature Tour can provide them upon request.
Q: What type of food options are available during a trekking trip?
All meals and hot drinks are included during the camping trek. Darwin Nature Tour's professional kitchen staff prepares meals according to your preferences and dietary requirements. The food is freshly cooked and made with organic ingredients, ensuring a high standard of quality and taste.

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