Siklesh Machhapuchre

Macchapuchre Himal is one of the Himalaya’s most impressive and beautiful peaks. Rising to 6993m, it dominates the Pokhara valley, appearing higher than its even mightier neighbors due to its close proximity. Trekking due north from Pokhara, we head straight for the mountain to reach a vantage point, from which the close-up views of the mountain are fully truly superb. On the way we pass through several interesting and friendly villages and pass through a variety of vegetation, terraced fields and forests


01 Day

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Leaving Kathmandu early, drive westwards to the beautiful sub-tropical Pokhara valley (204 Kilometer in about 6 hours). Situated at just under 1000m. Pokhara is renowned for its large lakes and its abundance of flowers and birs and offers spectacular views of the nearby Annapurna mountains. Dominating the valley is Machhapuchhare- the Fishtail mountain, which is held scared and therefore has never been climbed. 

02 Day

Day 02: Trek from Pokhara to Hille

Trek from Pokhara to hille. Take a short drive along the Magdi Khola as fas as Hyanja. Before crossing the river and starting to skirt the hill to the north above the Seti Khola. Even from here, there mountain views are magnificent. Walk past terraced fields and patches of mixed woodland to the small cluster of houses known as Ghachok, a Gurung village. From here it's a short walk to hile and camp. 


Day 03: Trek from Hile to Khumai

Head west and the trail climbs to the top of the long ridge known as Odan Danda. From here, follow the ridge to the village of Khumai


Day 04: Trek from Kumai to Kharka via Korchung

Continue to follow the ridge northwards, with Machhapuchare becoming ever closer and larger


Day 05: Trek from Kharka to Pipar

This is a shorter day and brings you into the incredible Pipar region, with it’s unforgettable  views of Mochhopuchhare and Annapurna 2.


Day 06: Day to explore the Pipar - Napplng region

The area is famous for its  pheasant reserve, where you may spot the brightly colored Monal Pheasant  the national bird of Nepal.


Day 07: Trek from Pipar to Karawa

Another beautiful day beneath the Annapurnas, passing through several interesting and friendly villages.


Day 08: Trek from Kawawa to Ghachok via Ghimparang

Heading south, descend the trail down towards the Seti Khola.


Day 09: Trek from Ghachok to Mardipul and drive to Pokhara


Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu or transfer to Pokhara airport for the 25 minutes flight to Kathmandu

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Trip Facts

  • Duration10 days
  • Tour GradeModerate to Easy
  • Max Elevation3200 m
  • Best Month:Oct - Dec / Mar - May
  • Trip start/End:Pokhara / Pokhara

Trip Maps

  • Tims card and national park entry permit.

  • Experienced guide and porter one for two guests.

  • Kathmandu-Chautara-Melamchi bazar and all ground trasportation during the trip.

  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and accomodation in local family house/lodge.

  • Emergency rescue arrangement.

  • First aid kit.

  • Water resistant kit bag.

  • Walking poles.

  • High quality Italian camping eqipment (Ferino, La Sportiva, Salewa).

  • Down sleeping bag, Down jacket air mat on request.

  • Drinks, beverage water

  • Donations, tips

  • Personal expenses

  • Visa fee on arrival