TAAN Machhapuchhre Model Trek:
This trek is belongs to non tourist area north part from Pokhara valley and also known as Machhapuchhre ( Mt.Fishtail) south face base camp. The trail route is specially designed for trekkers who are looking for a less congested, unspoiled trek far from the growing road network. The trail spans a variety of different terrains – beautifully carved terrace farming, amazing waterfalls and caves, mountain landscapes and lush vegetation including vibrant blossoming rhododendron forests. To spent time with local people & culture, and be close with nature and mountain this is the perfect choice but for the earlier years we have to arrange only camping trek for this region. This trek touches 8 different villages en-route like- Machhapuchhre, Lachock, Ribhan, Ghachok, Lwang and Ghalel benefiting more than 16000 local villagers and several communities. Trekkers may extend the trek up to Mardi Himal Base Camp enjoying the great views of snow- capped Himalayan range including the popular Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre, mountain landscapes, natural hot springs, people with indigenous lifestyles, forest full of rhododendron, waterfalls and amazing view points. This trek is more environmentally – friendly and economically beneficial to the local communities.
Itinerary:- From Pokhara to Pokhara.
Day 01: Pokhara – Ghachok – Hile Kharka 2160m. : Drive to Hyamja 30 minute by private vehicle to Hyamja / Melboat and trekking to Hile via Ghachok. This is an easy day 1st parts of trekking only 2.5 Hrs to Ghachok and uphill trekking to Hile Kharka 3 hrs. During the trail you will enjoy with the view of Annapurna ,Machhapuchhre and parts of Lamjung Himal . Ghachok is the best location to see the all of Himalayan range. Lunch in Ghachok and then 3 hrs uphill trekking to you can arrive in Hile Kharka . Enjoy your food with Local house or Camping.
Day 02: Trek from Hile Kharkha to Khumai Danda (3245 M.): Morning Breakfast and then trekking start from Hile Kharkha .You can Enjoy the view of Dhaulagri ,Annnapurna and Fishtail (Machhapuchhre ) .Up hill and down hill trail , Most of time trek to inside the forest ,Quite and beautiful trek ,After arrive in Samsur Daurali you will stop for your lunch with Camping equipment .Enjoy with Jungle walking .Stay overnight at Khumai Danda With Panaromic view of Machhapuchhure .You will fell lucky with close up view of Machhapuchhre .
Day 03: Explore Machhapuchhre Model trek Via Korchan (3700 Meters) Early morning wake up for see the 1st ray on he top of Fishtail Himal .The location is quite and peace .You will enjoy with quite environment with grass ground .You fell its really privacy trekking .After breakfast trekking to you will move to Korchan with Packet Lunch .The view from the Korchan, the mountain Annapurna ,Mardi himal, Fishtail and other mountain infornt of your eyes .Stay couple hrs to enjoy the view of Himalaya and then hike back to Khumai Danda (downhill) .Stay overnight with Camping gears.
Day 04: Trek Khumai Danda to Mirsha Village (1480 M.) : Early morning wake up Explore around the Machhapuchhre Himal with full range of Annapurna. Breakfast and then Down hill trek to Mirsha Village .Its Gurung communities and warm welcome from the local people with local food .Good home stay facilities .Stay overnight at Mirsha with Camping gears .Enjoy night with some local organic food with local people and them hospitality .
Day 05: Trek from Mirsha Village to Ghachok (1250M.): Morning breakfast and then Completely trek down hill to Ghachok Via Tatopani (Hot spring ).If the condition is good in hot spring you will enjoy with hot water on the way to Ghachok .Its depend on flow of the rivers .Finally Ghachok is the last day for your Machhapuchhre Model trekking .Its well facilitated village .Where there is clean and good accommodation .People enjoy with local food and local drinks .Stay overnight at camp but enjoy food with local communities .
Day 06 : Trekking Ghachok to Hemja and Drive to Pokhara: Early Morning enjoy the view of Annapurna Himal and Machhapuchhre Himalaya Range with Breakfast and after breakfast short trekking from Ghachok to Hemja which is about 2 hrs trekking to arrive in Hemja, and from Hemja you will drive to Pokhara by private vehicle.
Highlight of the Trip:
Machhapuchhre model trek is the newly opened trekking route in Nepal.This fresh trekking trail offers pristine mountain views and scenic beauty of streams, rich vegetation along with the culture & art, lifestyle of the ethnic dwellers & genuine adventure. Machhapuchhre Model Trek trekkers can not only enjoy the views but also explore the local cultures & traditions. Its value, attraction and power of beauty can be realized through the Pokhara.
Machhapuchhre Model Trek trail also holds importance in the context of road construction in the traditional Annapurna Region and can play as an alternative route to the same. This exotic trek is developed into 2 fold models i.e. camping trek as well as village tourism. This alternative route touch in 8 different villages en route like;- Lachock, Ghachok, Machhapuchhre, Ribhan, Lwang, Ghalel, Sardikhola and Dhital thus benefiting 16000 local villagers and several communities.
Minimum Group size : 2
Grade : Moderate Area : Annapurna
Best time : Feb -May /Sep-Nov
Accommodation : Camping
Transportation : Private
Taken care by : Trekking Guide, Sherpa and Porters.
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