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Machhapuchhre Base Camp Trekking

Machhapuchhre Base Camp Trekking

This Machhapuchre Base Camp Trekking has recently been promoted as a new trekking trail that offers wilderness experience and captivating views of Annapurna mountain ranges including Machhapucchre, Gangapurna, Himal Chuli and many others peaks. If you are interested to immerse in nature and cultural lifestyle of the local ethnic groups of people then this trek will be a perfect choice for you.

Machhapuchre Base Camp Trekking trail was identified and developed by TAAN Western Regional Chapter, Pokhara with the objective of promoting Pokhara and its surrounding rural areas. Machhapuchre trekking trail traverses through seven important villages like Lachok, Ghachok, Machhapuchhre, Ribhan, Lwang Ghalel, Sardikhola and Dhital benefiting 16000 local villagers and several communities. One of the highlights of this trek is that one can do either full board camping or homestay as per the interest and time frame. Very few people know about this newly explored Machhapuchre Base Camp Trekking trail which has very high potential to compete with already existing popular trails like the Annapurna circuit, Annapurna Sanctuary and Everest region trekking.

As you walk higher up into the hills covered with natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line.

Wildlife and natural greenery make Machhapuchre Base Camp Trekking lively. Caves at Lahachok, a tea garden at Lawang and waterfalls are the other attractions of the trail. According to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) there are 1226 species of plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 39 reptiles and 22 amphibians in the Annapurna Region. One can enjoy perfect peace and silence while on trek.

Machhapuchre Base Camp Trekking begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara we drive up to Naya Pul and follow a trail through terraced fields, dense forest up to Machhapuchre Base Camp.


Machhapuchhre Base Camp Trekking Highlights
  • Newly introduced trekking trail developed by TAAN
  • Captivating views of mountain ranges & rich vegetation
  • Trail traverses through five major villages
  • Explore the local culture & lifestyle of the ethnic communities
  • Enjoy home stay with local families

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing & trek preparation.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 04: Trek starts from Pokhara to Raniban through La-chok

Day 05: Trek to Chichimle Kharka through Odane Hill

Day 06: Trek to Kumai

Day 07: Trek to Korchung kharka

Day 08: Trek to Takra

Day 09: Trek to Lwanghalel

Day 10: Trek to Mardi Pool

Day 11: Drive back to Pokhara

Day 12: Drive/Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (trip ends)

Cost Includes
  • Airport pick up & transfer to hotel
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Drive Pokhara to Nayapul & Tatopani-Jomsom by local transport
  • Domestic flight Jomsom to Pokhara
  • All teahouse (lodge) accommodation during the trek
  • A full day Kathmandu sightseeing escorted by English speaking tour guide
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and necessary porters to carry luggage
  • Note: (1 porter can carry two people's luggage up to 30 kilograms)
  • Trekking crew's salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, Sleeping bag, (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit & TIMS
  • VAT and local Tax

Cost Exclude(s)
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Private vehicle
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals on the trekking
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • 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
  • Any extra activities after the trek
DEPARTURES DATES DEPARTURES DATES AVAILABLE TRIP COST
23 April 2013 10 May 2013 Yes USD $1375 Book Now



Trip Facts

Grade : Moderate

Group Size : Min 2 /Max 15

Best Season : Spring/Autumn

Trip Map

Client Reviews

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3 of us we had been Nepal for Trekking 5 years ago, I went on a 2 weeks trek around the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal... AMAZING! Bishnu was our fantastic guide and I look forward to organizing our next trek with him in the future. Thanks so much for an awesome trek!

Lou Camp ,Bristol, United Kingdom

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