Annapurna Machapuchare View Trek
Annapurna Machapuchare View Trek offers the chance to wander into the deep forests and meander the high elevated pastures to the base of the sacred, fluted peak of Machapuchare/Fishtail Peak and Mardi Himal.
Annapurna Machapuchare View Trek is one of the least visited trekking route of Annapurna Region that passes through the forest, wilderness zones, many delightful Hindu and Buddhist Villages. We ascend through Hindu villages and pristine forests full of different varieties of birds to the superb alpine campsite at Guhe, one of the most spectacular vantage point for panoramic views of the Annapurna Range. The trail to Annapurna Machapuchare Trek is totally off the beaten so sometimes it becomes abit difficult to identify the route of Annapurna Machapuchare trek. Our Annapurna Machapuchare Trek is designed to offer astounding mountain views and to get away from the main tourist trail full of crowd into the peaceful environment with complete wilderness. The base of Machapuchare also offers further highlight before a delightful return to beautiful city of Pokhara through Gurung villages.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Annapurna Machapuchhre View Trek is categorized under Moderate Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 5,300m/17,388ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Annapurna Machapuchhre View Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip.
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Annapurna Conservational Area [US $ 28 per person]. These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]
Day 01: Drive or fly by Kathmandu to Pokhara flights. Explore Pokhara and have brief knowledge about trekking.
Day 02: Leave Pokhara (at 915m, 3,000ft) for a drive to the Tibetan Refuge Camp at Kaski. Then set off by foot to Suiket and in the afternoon, after an unhurried lunch, we climb from Phedi steeply up to the main trail along the ridge to Dhampus. The first night's camp at 1620m (5314 ft.) is in full view of Machhappuchare.
Day 03: Dawn usually brings a spectacular sunrise with the Fishtail tuning from pink to gold and the bare rock wall of Annapurna II still in shadow. Now we start on the 'secret trail' leaving tourist, other trekkers and the villages behind. We enter an enchanting forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphnie. That evening we camp in a small clearing at 2550m (8360 ft.) far from the beaten trail.
Day 04: As we climb the flora changes into classic cloud forest with mosses and litchin, tree ferns and orchids. Now and then there are windows through the woods that look that look out onto the thrilling panorama, towards Hiuchuli and the knife-sharp traverse towards Annapurna South. Far, far below, we can see the Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary. We stop climbing at lunch so as not to go too high too fast. The afternoon is at leisure, camped at 3400m (11020 ft.) and through the forest, we have mesmerizing views of the ever-closer Machhappuchare.
Day 05: After just a short steep climb we are out of the forest, above the tree-line. A ridge, either grassy or under snow depending on the season, takes us up to our 'High Camp', which we reach at lunch. We take another afternoon at leisure to acclimatize, at 4100m (13,550 ft.). The views here are awesome. Annapurna South seems close enough to throw a rock at while Machhapuchare seems close enough to touch.
Day 06: Breakfast will be earlier than usual and with packed lunches, we set off to reach our objective. Conditions being favorable we should reach up to 5,000m to 5,300m (16,400 ft to 17,400 ft) and attain our absolute goal, the crest of Mardi Himal. It's the only thing separating us from the south face of Machhpuchare, looming now just in front of us. This is the sacred mountain and permission to reach the summit is never given. The great ice fields and blue glaciers of the Sanctuary Wall lie below and Annapurna I. By 1pm we need to descend back to High Camp.
Day 07: After a relaxed breakfast we make an unhurried descent down through the shade of the forest and out onto the terraced fields near the Siding Village. We continue down to our camp at 1750m 95740ft) near the Mardi Khola.
Day 08: The trail from siding now follows the contour of the river valley, gradually down between the pastures and through Tamang and Gurung villages at 1,160m (3,800 ft.).
Day 09: With just a few hours of walking, we meet the road and our transport takes us Pokhara within a lunch time, afternoon drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Transfer by Kathmandu to Pokhara flight or deluxe tourist bus
- An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper works
- National Park entry fee
- TIMS Card fee
- All government and local taxes
- English speaking tour guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Nepal Entry Visa fee
- Airport departure tax
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters