Days: 11 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Machhapuchhre Model Trek is the newly opened trekking area in Nepal; this fresh trekking trail offers you enchanting views of mountain ranges, rich vegetation along with the culture and lifestyle of the ethnic dwellers. At the time when roads are encroaching on the pristine trekking areas especially in the Annapurna region of Nepal, a model trek route has been opened in the Kaski district, near Pokhara. The blending of rich cultural heritage of diverse ethnic groups like Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Damai, Kami, Sarki, Chhetri, Newar, and Brahmins etc with the eye catching views of snowcapped mountains like Mt. Mardi, Mt. Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Himalayan ranges from the close proximity. The opportunity to experience the combinations of rich flora & fauna, mountain forest, varied birds species, wild flowers, wild animals and natural hot spring are supplementary attractions for visitors of all kinds. Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research — North South (NCCR N-S) has developed the new trail in consultation with the trekking operators and the local community. This is good news for the trekking enthusiasts who are attracted to Nepal to try the new trekking trail and also for the local community of that region to host the guests.
Major Attraction: Experiencing the majestic view of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre(Fishtail), Hiun Chuli. National Flower Rhododendron Forest, Flora & Fauna, Encompasses beautiful villages, Scenic beauty of streams, Indigenous lifestyle and culture of ethnic dwellers, Lush vegetation.
Machhapuchhre Model Trek Itinerary:
Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be met at the airport by our representative who will be waiting with a Swiss Family Treks sign outside the terminal and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
After brekafast in the hotel, Drive to Swayambhunath Stupa which is very close form the centre of Kathmandu. It takes some minutes to be there. This Temple is also known as Monkey Temple which is considered to be self made Stupa. Then visit to Boudhanath Stupa: the biggest stupa in Nepal and one of the bigger stupa in the world. You can basically experience Tibetan Buddhism, culture and way of life in Boudhanath Area. Boudhanath area is the authentic place to buy Tibetan stuffs. Again you will be visit Pashupatinath Temple and it is one of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world. It is a sacred place where Hindus come to die and to be cremated. The temple of Pashupatinath is a large double roofed, gilt pagoda, decorated with brass, the gateway is plated with silver. There are images of Shiva along with other statues, shrines and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A circuit of the Pashupati area takes visitors past a sixth-century statue of the Buddha, an eight-century statue of Brahma the creator and numerous other temples. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering ceremonies to worship Shiva, the Lord of Destruction. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m and drive to Mardi Pul
In the morning fly to Pokhara and take a car, drive to Mardi Pul it takes about 1 hour. Trekking starts from this village. We follow the path direction Ribhan. Overnight at tented camp
Day 4: Trek from Ribhan to Chichemle Kharka 2645m via Odane Hill (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 5: Trek from Chichemle Kharka to Kumai 3245m (4/5 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 6: Trek from Kumai to Kharka 3699m via Korchon (4/5 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 7: Trek from Kharka to Takru 1450m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 8: Trek from Takru to Lwang 1460m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 9: Trek from Lwang to Mardi Pul 1000m (6/7 hours) and drive back to Pokhara , overnight in Hotel.
Day 10: Half Day sightseeing in Pokhara valley. Afternoon fly back to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you will visit the some interesting places around Pokhara Valley with Guide. And afternoon fly back to Kathmandu and pick up in airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 11: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Our Trek Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3*** Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
* Meals(breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* All transportation. Domestic flight KTM-Pokhara-KTM
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and 1 helper, 1 sherpa(tents), porters (1 porter for 2person), their food & accommodation, bus ticket, salary, equipments and insurance.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and all necessary permits.
* All Camping Equipments (Tents) and Kitchen equipments. Waterfilter
* Office Service charge.
* Guide & support staffs insurance and salary
Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees
* Items and expenses of personal nature
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at email@example.com
Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.