Machhapuchhre Model Trek, 8 Days
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Machhapuchhre Model Trek, 8 Days

Days: 8 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 12

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Machhapuchhre Model Trek, a hidden gem in the Annapurna region. Immerse yourself in stunning vistas, diverse landscapes, and cultural encounters on this lesser-known trekking route in Nepal.

The Machhapuchhre Model Trek, a newly unveiled trekking area nestled in Nepal, presents a captivating journey adorned with panoramic mountain vistas, lush greenery, and an immersive glimpse into the vibrant cultures of local ethnic communities. While modern roads encroach upon the pristine trails of Nepal's Annapurna region, the Machhapuchhre Model Trek emerges in Kaski district near Pokhara, preserving an authentic experience. Here, the tapestry of cultural heritage woven by diverse ethnic groups—Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Damai, Kami, Sarki, Chhetri, Newar, Brahmins, and more—is seamlessly complemented by the awe-inspiring views of snow-clad peaks like Mt. Mardi Himal, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and the Annapurna Himalayas. Explorers can relish the harmonious blend of rich flora and fauna, traversing mountain forests teeming with diverse bird species, vibrant wildflowers, and encounters with native wildlife, all while encountering natural hot springs—a delightful bonus for visitors of every inclination. Developed in collaboration with trekking experts and local communities, this trail not only beckons adventure-seekers to Nepal but also brings hope to the region's communities eager to welcome guests to their doorstep.

Facts of the trek

Trek Region
Annapurna Region
Type of Trek
Private Trip
8 Days
Highest Elevation
3682 m (12,080 ft)
Full board during the trek
3* Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Lodge during the trek
Best Season
Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) & Winter (Dec-Jan-Feb)
Transportation by
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal's vibrant capital! Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our company's representative will extend a warm greeting and escort you to hotel. After settling in, immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of Thamel, the heart of the city known for its bustling markets, delightful eateries, and colorful shops. Enjoy your first taste of Nepal's cultural tapestry. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/6-7 hours by Tourist Bus and drive to Ghachowk Village 1255m/2-3 hours by jeep  
Kick-start the day with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus for 6-7 hours, treating yourself to breathtaking aerial views of iconic mountain ranges like Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and the majestic Annapurna Range throughout the journey. Upon arriving in Pokhara, we take a Jeep for a picturesque 2-hour drive to Ghachowk. En route, be captivated by the unique Gurung settlements and verdant landscapes. Delve into the local lifestyle and, if time permits, rejuvenate at a nearby natural hot spring. Overnight at a hotel in Ghachowk.

Day 3: Trek from Ghachowk village to Hile Kharka 2160m/3-4 hours
With a hearty breakfast, set off on an exhilarating trek from Ghachowk. Traverse steep trails leading through Sari Pakha village and Tubu Hill, granting panoramic views of the valley and enchanting rhododendron forests. Reach Hile Kharka, where a basic yet cozy lodge awaits, nestled amid nature's embrace. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings. Overnight at a basic lodge/guesthouse in Hile Kharka.

Day 4: Trek from Hile Kharka to Khumai Danda 3245m/5-6 hours 
Awaken to a mesmerizing sunrise, painting the snow-capped peaks in hues of gold and pink. Begin the day's adventure, trekking through forests to Chichimle Kharka and Samsur Deurali, soaking in splendid views of Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and the iconic Machhapuchhre. Ascend to Rest Camp for lunch and continue the ascent through grassy lands to Khumai Danda. Here, relish panoramic views of Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli, and other majestic peaks. Savor the evening sunset over the mountains. Spend the night at a rustic lodge, surrounded by nature's grandeur. Overnight at a basic lodge/guesthouse in Khumai Danda.

Day 5: Trek from Khumai Danda to Meshrom Kharka 2690m/4-5 hours via Korchon Peak 3682m
Greet the dawn with a spectacular sunrise casting its golden glow upon the mountain panorama. After breakfast, embark on a trek to Korchon Peak, the pinnacle offering a breathtaking 360-degree view of the high mountains and the Pokhara Valley. Descend through grasslands and rhododendron forests to reach Meshrom Kharka, where you'll find a cozy lodge boasting panoramic mountain vistas. Rest and rejuvenate amid nature's beauty. Overnight at a basic lodge/guesthouse in Meshrom Kharka. 

Day 6: Trek from Meshrom Kharka to Tokro 1450m/4-5 hours and Drive to Pokhara 820m/2-3 hours by jeep
Indulge in a delightful breakfast before commencing your descent through lush forests and small hamlets to Prundu and Tokro village. The trail unveils rolling hills, diverse landscapes, and occasional glimpses of snow-capped peaks. After a lunch stop in Prundu, we take a Jeep for the return journey to Pokhara, passing charming villages along the way. Check into a hotel for a relaxing evening by the lakeshore. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara.

Day 7: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 1338m/6-7 hours by Tourist Bus
We catch a morning Tourist Bus from Pokhara back to Kathmandu which takes about 6-7 hours, treating yourself to awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna, Lamjung, Manaslu, Langtang, and Ganesh Himal ranges throughout the journey and transfer to the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, either relaxing or exploring the vibrant markets for souvenirs to cherish. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu.

Day 8: Departure from Kathmandu
Savor a final breakfast in the midst of Nepal's cultural tapestry. Today marks the conclusion of your unforgettable journey. Our guide will assist with your transfer arrangements to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, bidding you farewell as you embark on your onward journey or return home, filled with cherished memories of the trek.

Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip)
All inclusive Trek Price for single trekker; USD 1075
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 770 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 715 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers basis; USD 645 per person

Join with us for Machhapuchhre Model Trek in 2024/2025.

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailor-made”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price starts from/Adult Status *
USD 645
EUR 601
SFr 597
GBP 503
AUD 961
CAD 858
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes:
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation in single/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
* 1 nights deluxe accommodation in single/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* Hotel in Pokhara.
* Tourist Bus tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* 4 nights basic lodge/guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples and carry 25KG), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 20-30 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, LifeStraw Water Filter for drinking water and trekking map.
* All ground transportation by tourist bus/jeep.
* Annapurna Conservation Area permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge.
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Domestic Flight Tickets and renting a private vehicle for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, Internet, battery charging and hot shower.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver... 

                                              Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Machhapuchhre Model Trek, 8 Days


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Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd

Ganeshtan-6, Pharping Kathmandu, Nepal

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