Machhapuchhre Model Trek

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USD $ 849 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    12 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Chichemle Kharka 2645 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private vehicle drive/ flight to Pokhara-Kathmandu

  • Region/Type

    Annapurna Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Overview

Machhapuchhre Model Trek is a unique package that provides an alternative to trekkers who are affected by the increasing motorable roads constructed in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Machhapuchare Model is named so because of the excellent views of Mount Machhapuchare observed on our route. Like Mount Fishtail, this trail is also unspoiled trail where you can immerse youself with natural beauty. 

Trekkers have the option to extend the trek up to Mardi Himal Base Camp to enjoy the great views of the snow-capped Himalayan range including the popular Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail), mountain landscapes, natural hot water springs, hiking through rhododendron forest, ancient caves, waterfalls, discover various species of flora and fauna and amazing viewpoints.

This trek can be done either by staying in the camping tents or in indigenous houses with the locals in the villages of Lachok, Ghachok, Machhapuchare, Ribhan, LwangGhalel, Sardikhola and Dhital. The homestay program has been significantly fruitful for more than 16,000 local villagers.

Trek Highlights

  • Guided tour to the World Heritage Sites
  • City tour in Pokhara
  • The spectacular views of Fishtail and Annapurna
  • Home Stays trekking facility
  • Rhododendron forest & species of flora and fauna
  • Amazing view of waterfalls and ancient caves
  • Mixed indigenous lifestyles
  • The great countryside, terrace farming and mountain landscapes

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Arrive at Kathmandu after a scenic flight over the mountains. Meet the representative of Himalayan trekkers and transfer to Hotel.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2: Explore Kathmandu & trek preparation

🕑 5-6 hr

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

You can spend this day exploring some of the World heritage sites in Kathmandu valley for some time and prepare for the trek in the afternoon.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

🕑 6-7 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 827 m

After breakfast, you will take a scenic bus drive of 7 hours to reach Pokhara. Walk around the lakeside and explore Pokhara city on your own. Sitting at the hotel balcony you can have an excellent view of the mountains as they are only 28 km away from Pokhara city which lies at an altitude of 900m. When you explore Pokhara you will find out that Pokhara is the natural hub of Nepal.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 4: Drive to Milanchok & trek to Ghachok

🕑 An hour drive & 4-5 hrs trek

Max Altitude: 1,250 m

You will start your drive to Milanchok after breakfast in Pokhara. It is a short 45 minutes drive after which you will start your trek to Ghachok which will last for 4-5 hours. You will cross Mardi Khola and ascend to the stone-walled village of Ghachok. Ghachok is a traditional Gurung settlement. Home Stay facility is available at Ghachok.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges

Day 5: Trek to Dhiprang

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,440 m

Today you will be heading towards the village of Dhiprang through the pine forest and small settlements of different ethnic groups. After walking for about 5 hours and a stop for lunch, you will reach Dhiprang in the afternoon. Stroll around the village in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges

Day 6: Trek to Chichemle Kharka

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,645 m

After a warm breakfast at Dhiprang, you will catch east direction towards Chimchime. The walk goes through the rhododendron forest most of the times and you will walk for about 4 hours before reaching the camp for overnight stay. You will stay overnight at camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 7: Trek to Lalka

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,250 m

Your trek continues southward through the rhododendron forest to reach Lalka. You will stay overnight at camp. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 8: Trek to Ribhan

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,430 m

You will start your day early today, after breakfast 5 hours walk to the village of Ribhan. After walking past some forest, small settlements and crossing the streams, you will reach the village of Ribhan which has a majority of the Gurung Community.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges

Day 9: Trek to Lachok

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,160 m

Today your destination is Lachok, a small Gurung settlement. You will walk for 3 hours before having the lunch break at a small settlement of Gurungs called Deurali. Further walking for a couple of hours you will reach Lachok, which offers Home Stay facility.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges

Day 10: Trek to Milanchok & drive to Pokhara

🕑 2-3 hrs trek & 30 min drive

Max Altitude: 827 m

You will have a late morning today as the trek lasts only for about 2 hours. After reaching Milanchok, you will take your vehicle back to Pokhara. Pokhara is about half an hour from here. In the evening enjoy your free time on the lakeside.

Meals: BL

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 11: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu

🕑 30 min flight/ 6-7 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

From Pokhara, you can enjoy either flight or a scenic drive to Kathmandu. Free day to explore on your own. In the evening, taking part in the farewell dinner with cultural show. Overnight.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 12: Final departure

🕑 30 mins

You can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip and head for another trip within or outside Nepal.

Meals: Breakfast

Machhapuchhre Model Trek Map

Includes

  • All pickup and drop off from/to International and domestic airports
  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing to the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu City
  • Welcome or farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit, TIMS and monument entrance fees during city tours
  • Three meals (B/L/D) on trekking available at Village Kitchens/Camps
  • Accommodations in the mountain at Village Homes (Home Stay)/Camps
  • An English speaking Trekking Guide along with the camp crew
  • A porter shared between two trekkers
  • Staff insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and transportation
  • Private land transportation before/after the trek in Pokhara
  • Half-day city tour in Pokhara
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara overland transfer by a private vehicle and Pokhara-Kathmandu by regular flight
  • All applicable taxes and official expenses

Excludes

  • Bar and beverages bills, bottled water
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Personal cloths and equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, boots, etc.
  • Insurance for accidental, medical and evacuation
  • Tips for the staff
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Nepal Visa Fees 
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section

Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promise to manage the best, most comfortable, and preferred accommodation.

In general, we arrange a 3* Standard Category Accommodations with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges/homestays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organize Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

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