Machhapuchhre Model Trek

Machhapuchhre Model Trek is a newly identified trekking tail in the Annapurna Himalayan range which is recognized by TAAN. This trekking trail offers you to views of rich vegetation, culture, lifestyle, Rhododendron forest and majestic views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Hiun Chuli. This tree belongs to non-tourist area north part of Pokhara valley and almost Machhapuchhre south face base camp which passes five major village development committees.
Trip Code: MMT81
Starts: Pokhara
Finishes: Pokhara
Duration: 13 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-May,Oct-Nov
Elevation: 3699m/ 12135.8ft
Trip Views: 866
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 12
Lunch: 8
Dinner: 8
Car
Jeep
Hotel: 5 Night(s)
Teahouse: 1 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 6 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Short and easy Trekking.
  • Known as village-based tourism and Camping Trek.
  • Passes through five major village development committees.
  • Amazing views of mountains and different flora fauna with natural beauty.
  • The highest point of this trip is at Kharka which is at altitude 3,699m.
  • Best season= Spring and autumn.

Why this Trip

  • Annapurna, one of the most sought after trekking region has numerous trekking options, from intense to easy going trekking route you can find every kind of trekking routes. For those who look for short and easy yet rewarding trekking experience in the Annapurna region, Machhapuchhre Model Trek will perfect. Trekking in near proximity of Annapurna and Macchapuchhre with the ease of relaxed and short trekking trail, this trip fits perfectly for those who want to see best of Annapurna in a short time period.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
    With great pleasure we will welcome you to the country of generosity and kindness. You will be escorted either to our office first or directly to the hotel according to your comfort. In the evening, we will be waiting for you in a cultural inn for a friendly dining.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up Services
    • Thamel Tour
    • Cultural Dinner program
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    You will find yourself in the state of contentment while visiting those famous cultural heritages. The visit will be according to your preference and time and therefore we will visit three or four sites and leave the rest for some other time.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Bhaktapur tour
    • Delicious Momo
    • Boudhanath Stupa
    • Monkey Temple tour
    • Food and wine tour)(Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO POKHARA
    Early morning after we finish breakfast we drive towards the Pokhara often known as the city of lakes. We reach the beautiful city of Pokhara after driving for 6 to Kathmandu. We spend overnight at beautiful location beside the Fewa lake.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private transfer to Pokhara
  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO RIBHAN
    After breakfast today we start our trek and walk towards the Ribhan village. It takes 4 to 5 hours to reach there.It's a small village near Pokhara that resides people of Brahmin and Gurung ethnic group.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO CHICHIMLE KHARKA (2645M)
    After the breakfast, we start our trek towards the Chichimle Kharka. Starting the trek from Ribhan it takes 6 hours to reach there. Passing through the rhododendron forest, beautiful villages and flora and fauna we reach Chichimle Kharka and rest there.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO KHUMAI (3245M)
    Without wasting time today after breakfast we move towards the Khumai village. Walking 4 to 5 hours through rhododendron and Oak forest we reach our destination. Reaching there from that village we can view the mountains including Mt. Annapurna south, Machhapuchhre and Hiun Chuli.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO KHARKA (3699M)
    Walking through the Rhododendron forest and Oak forest today we move towards the Korchung village which is at the highest altitude (3699m) of this trip. It takes about 4 hours to reach there from Khumai.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO TAKRA (1450M)
    TOday our trip will lead us towards the Takra. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach there from the Kharka. Crossing the Gibli village we reach Takra. This place is a forested area with large rhododendron trees.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO LWANGHALE (1460M)
    Early morning today we come down to Lwanghalel. Today is our easy trek day on this trip by enjoying the natural beauty we reach there after 5 to 6 hours trek. Lwanghalel is a beautiful village and highly famous for the organic tea gardens. This village is mainly inhabited by Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Tamang and Newar people so we can also observe their own culture and tradition.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO MARDI POOL (1000M)
    Today is our last day trek in this trip, as today we descent down to the Mardi pool from Lwanghale. Walking through the beautiful villages we reach there after 6 to 7 hours trek.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : DRIVE TO POKHARA
    After we take breakfast in Mardi Pool we take the bus from there to Pokhara. We reach there by the lunch time, the whole day will be free to rest and do some sightseeing while we are there.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private transfer to Pokhara
    • Sightseeing
  • placeDAY 12 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    Today after breakfast we return back to Kathmandu. It will take 6 to 7 hours to reach Kathmandu as you reach Kathmandu you will directly transfer to the hotel as you might get tired so take a rest.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 13 : DEPARTURE
    We go out of the way for the satisfaction of our clients and therefore we seek the pleasure derived from our service. We will be gathering for a small farewell and then escort you to the airport to fly back home.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport drop
    • Shopping Arrangement
    • Souvenir
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle.
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees.
    • Accommodation during trek (or camping in case of need).
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required Porters for the trek.
    • Equipment clothing for porters including their insurance.
    • All applicable government tax.
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • Complimentary
    • Welcome and farewell dinner at Kathmandu.
    • Souvenir from Nepal.
    • Map of Annapurna Region.
    • Sim card service.
    • Photos and videoes of the trip.
    • Certificate of appreciation.
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
    • Emergency evacuation cost.


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay/camping for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Is this a popular trek ?
    Machhapuchhre model trek is a newly opened trek that means it’s completely off the beaten trek perfect for those who enjoy less crowded routes and look for short and easy yet rewarding trekking experience in Annapurna region. Trekking in a near proximity of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre with the ease of relaxed and short trekking trail, this trip fits perfectly for those who want to see best of Annapurna in a short time period.
  • 6. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 7. Is Travelling in Machhapuchhre model Trek is safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women.
  • 8. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized guides/Sherpa's to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    During Camping, our expert Camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    Yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara can be arranged either on a car or jeep or in deluxe bus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also do pick up and drop from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or Jeep depending on the number of travelers.
  • 12. What is the best season for trekking in Machhapuchhre Model trek ?
    Trekking in this area is done in every year but spring seasons (March to June) and autumn seasons (September to December) are the best time to do this trek.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant, and thermal inner wear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in Machhapuchhre you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 21. How many hours do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 22. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 23. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the climbing. you have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 24. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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