Machhapuchhre Model Trek
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Overview

Machhapuchhre Trekking Route is a great alternative to the famous Annapurna Circuit. So, for all those trekkers who are bothered by the increasing motor roads constructed in the Annapurna region, this is your liberation.

The name Machhapuchhre in Nepali means like-a-fishtail. This majestic mountain shaped just like a fishtail is second to none. This journey will offer to your unforgettable experience to live close to soaring peaks, witness the most assorted vegetation, be a part of centuries old traditions of the indigenous people. This trail also offers you magnificent sights of natural ancient caves, mountain landscapes, natural hot water springs, waterfalls and picture perfect tea gardens.

We can complete the Machhapuchhre Model either by staying in the camping tents or in traditional houses in the villages of Machhapuchhre, Ribhan, Lachok, Ghachok, LwangGhalel, Sardikhola and Dhital. The Homestay practice has been a rewarding experience for more than 16,000 local villagers!

This ideal trekking route, also known as classic trekking route takes you to a magic land arrangement of Mt. Mardi, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and other Himalayan range arranged almost in a ring about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered dome at the center.

Right into the soul of the Himalayas, Trek with us, Nepal Eco Adventure team to make the best out of this expedition. Don’t miss out the opportunity to marvel at the captivating splendor of startling snowed Himalayan peaks from the close vicinity.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu

Once you land at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), our airport representatives will kindly receive you and take you to your hotel, in a private car or a high-end tourist bus. Our representatives will brief you about the trek. After checking in, you can either explore this vibrant and exciting city on your own, or, take a cozy rest at your hotel.

Day 2
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

Your sightseeing of this ancient city begins at around 9:00 am, after breakfast. A specialized tour guide and a comfy private vehicle will be available for your assistance. First we will visit the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath, which predates to Lichhavi period. Then, to Boudha Nath, and Swayambhu Nath, shrines of lord Buddha, uniquely built in Stupa style architecture. The evening will be spent at Kathmandu Durbar Square, testimonial of middle age architecture.

Day 3
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus.

Early morning after breakfast, we will travel to Pokhara via Prithvi Highway. The scenic bus ride will be around 6-7 hours long. We can see western Himalayas, on our way. Beautiful but tad tiring bus ride to the beautiful valley of Pokhara, it is our gateway to the mountains. We can explore around this beautiful lake city in the night or go for boating in the grand Phewa Lake. We will spend the night at the local guest house.

Day 4
Day 04: Drive to Milanchok & trek to Ghachok (1254m).

We will drive to Milanchowk from Pokhara by car. From there, we will trek to Ghachowk. We will have to cross the exciting Mardi Bridge. On reaching Ghachowk, we will Home-stay at one of the locals, in a beautiful traditional house.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek to Dhiprang (1440m).

We will trek to the village of Dhiprang. It will take us around 3 hours to trek. The beautiful scenery of villages, meadows and lofty hills and mountains will keep us occupied throughout the trek.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Chichemle Kharka (2645m).

On the sixth day, we will trek to ChichemleKharka. Trekking through the splendid rhododendron forest, dotted villages we might be able to see the exotic and rare flora and faunas. It will take us around six hours to trek from Dhiprang to Chichemle via Odane Hill. We will spend the night in a Home-stay at local’s house.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Lalka (2250m).

In the morning, after breakfast we will trek down to Lalka. It will take us around 4 hours to reach our destination.The village offers you a unique close-up view of Mount Annapurna South (7219m), Fishtail, and Hiunchuli (6441m). We will stay the night in a Camp in Lalka.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek to Ribhan (1430m).

On the right day, we will trek down to Ribhan which will take us around 4-5 hours. It is only five hours walk from Pokhara as well. We can enjoy the amazing view of mountains in the backdrop from here. The sunset on the Himalayas looks amazing from here.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek to Lachok (1160m).

In the morning after breakfast we will trek down to Lachok. On reaching Lachok, we can spend the remaining time exploring the local area. The panoramic view of sunset on distant mountains looks truly beautiful from here.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek to Milanchok and drive to Pokhara.

We will now bid goodbye to the mountain roads and trek down to Milanchowk. It is an easy drive from Milanchowk to Pokhara. In Pokhara, we can spend the rest of the evening exploring the night life in the most famous and beautiful city of Nepal.

Day 11
Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will travel to capital via Prithvi Highway. Once again the scenic bus ride will keep you refreshed throughout the journey. On reaching Kathmandu, you can once roam around this vibrant city and buy gifts and souvenirs to take back home.

Day 12
Day 12: Departure from kathmandu.

The day has come to leave this remarkable country. Our representatives will transfer you to the airport from where you’ll board a flight to your next destination. Bid farewell to this country of Himalayans with plans to visit next time. Because, once is never enough!

What is Included

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  • Three nights standard hotel in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara on twin sharing basic.
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (we will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
  • Guided Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with Private vehicle.
  • Tourist Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu.
  • Private transport from Pokhara Milanchok and back to Pokhara from Lachok.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fees.
  • An experienced fluent English speaking guide trained and licensed by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation required number of porters, a cook, Kitchen helper with their wages, Food, Equipment, Trekking Insurance etc.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • Sleeping Bags, Down Jackets and Walking Pole (if you don’t have your own).
  • Governmental taxes and Official expenses.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.

What is Excluded

  • Your meals while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos.
  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel & Medical Insurance.
  • Cold drinks, alcoholic beverages and desserts.
  • Personal expenses like laundry, telephone Internet and Battery charging.
  • Tips for Trekking staff and driver (Tips is expected).

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FAQs

Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.

You can apply online visa from 1st of March(http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).

Does your company pick up from airport on arrival ? is that included pick up and drop?

Yes, our agency airport representative will pick you up from airport. We will be displaying our name card of Nepal Eco Adventure with your name on it. and when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is complimentary from our company.

 When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Trekking at Nepal will be best during the seasons of spring and autumn. But according to the will of the trekkers, the trekking and visiting in Nepal can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.

 How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The trekking in Nepal is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Nepal want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Nepal to different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters which has categories in various stage of grade. Expedition is challenging but trekking is normal and easy.

How fit do need to be for trekking? wil i be able to do it?

It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly  for you. Choose  the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.

 How long will be the trekking?

The trekking at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for trekking and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking at the different places like in city tours will be short but the trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.

What is teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal?

In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the teahouses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. The teahouses trekking at Nepal will be comfortable than the camping trekking because the trekkers should not have to take any tensions regarding the accommodation and foods.  But besides the teahouses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal is also equally popular. The camping trekking will be based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps, where we will set up our camps at the different parts of the trekking trails for our convenience.  We will have our meals at the camps and will rest the night at camps. As compared to the lodging trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

While trekking in Nepal, meals are prepared in tea houses, good standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked in iodine water before cooked. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the trekking is camping trekking, then the trekkers will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. Due to the lack of electricity and refrigerators along our trekking route you will eat a largely vegetarian diet. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?

Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket, Kathmandu city tour, and you accommodation will be included in our package. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.

 Do I really need trekking guide?

While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can play big role to make  your trekking They will provide information about the trekking destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the trekking, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve them.

Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?

Yes Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.

Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes. . There are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.

Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for traveling in Nepal. We suggest you to buy insurance policy in your country as we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which covers the rescue helicopter from the mountain up to 5500m.

 Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?

 In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. Popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there good coverage of cell phones. and there internet cafe some lodges have wifi service.

What doI need to carry on trek?

A porter will carry your luggage and that belonging to your room-mate. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek.

Each trekker will carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.

 What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

 Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?

Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhoea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.

How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

we are aware about safety of female travelers. we completely guarantee the safety of the women travelling or trekking with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking. we provide female friendly guide and porter. we are female friendly Company.

what currency should I bring to Nepal?

We advise you to bring US dollars /British pound s/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. most major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars.

Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?

Nepal has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available in Kathmandu and pokhara. There are some ATM in bigger town on treks. when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodateLAST MINUTE BOOKINGS. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserved the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

 What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you  arrive to kathmandu.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?

You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications.

How much  extra spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There is something you spend your money on throughout the trek other than the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise.. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woollen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewellery etc. we suggest you to bring $200-$350 US dollar. You can only buy Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.

 Is Nepal Eco Adventure guides/porters insured?                        

Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas all of them are insured. we have bought insurance for all our staff from Neco Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.

 How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

Tips do not form any part of thewages of guides,porters and other trekking crews. but they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters  and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. we suggest to tip 10-20% of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Nepalese rupee. The porters live in small hill villages several days walking from the nearest bank or money changer. I will suggest you to be generous about tipping job they have done for you.

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Trip Facts

  • 12 Days Machhapuchhre Model Trek
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 04 person
  • Septemper-January & early February-late June
  • 2645m
  • Tourist Bus
  • NEA-NOT-02

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