Machhapuchhre Village Trek

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    12 Days
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Machhapuchhre Village Trek, also popularly known as Mardi Himal trekking, is a newly explored trek in the Annapurna region. It lies in the off the beaten track away from the trekkers’ normal route.  It offers outstanding mountain views of Machhapuchhre (fishtail peak)  and sparse Himalayan settlements . During the journey one can experience a perfect Himalayan lifestyles and tradition of the people, eye catching scenery and have an opportunity to take a bath in natural hot spring pools in the bank of Seti River.

Trekking to Machhapuchhre area is suitable for those who have less time for vacation in Nepal but wish to feel the thrills of wilderness and achieve something extraordinary in the Annapurna regions. The un-trodden trail to Mardi Himal Base Camp  passes through pristine alpine and rhododendron forests. While trekking, you will encounter diverse indigenous villages and natural hot springs along the route. You will enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (fishtail peak) looming high above you. On your return journey from the trek, you descend gently through isolated villages following trails that gives you delightful experience until you reach Pokhara. Many  interesting caves created by limestone and rock representing religious sentiments, waterfalls and tea gardens are among other attractions of this Machhapuchhre trek.  In essence , we can say that  Annapurna Machhapuchhre trek  gives  a wonderful  opportunity to experience the fascinating glimpses of Nepalese rich culture, typical Nepalese lifestyle ,  diverse flora and fauna and ultimate thrill of trekking in the desolate mountain trails at the high elevation. Most of the rural folks of the area  are the Gurung tribes  who live on  traditional farming and animal husbandry for their  source of income.



  • Arrive at the Tribhuwan international airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will no organized activities. So you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

  • Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue drive to Patan Durbar Square to see ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour after lunch. Then, you will visit the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Drive to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. We drive around 7 a.m. after breakfast. The distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is 200km and it takes about 6 hrs. We drive through beautiful hills, alongside Trishuli and Marshyangdi river and valley enjoying with mountain views. Upon arrival in Pokhara either you can relax in your hotel or boating in the Phewa Lake. Boating in Phewa Lake viewing Mt. Fishtail is an exciting and fascinating lifetime experience.

  • After breakfast we drive from Pokhara via Tibetan village of Tashi Palkhol, a former refugee camp, to Hyangja Village. Hyangja is just half an hour far from this camp. Then, we follow the route to Mardi Khola crossing several ethnic villages. After Mardi Khola we head along to the eastern side in order to reach Lachok, then after lunch we trek ascending to Ribhan for overnight Camp.

  • We continue our walk through green paddy fields with flat tracks and on the way we can see the typical Nepalese houses mostly built with stones and diverse vegetation on the way to chichimle kharka having majority of the inhabitants of Gurung, Magar, Brahman and Chhetri. The walk continues through villages and after crossing Seti Khola makes us reach at chichimle kharka.

  • Upon leaving Chichimle Kharka via Odane Hill., we enjoy the undulation of some flat and continuous ascents where we get to observe some Forest with Rhododendron flowers, some small water streams, with community-based water mills on the way and also witness a range of Himalayas. Thereafter, we continuously ascend to arrive at Khumai, a beautiful Camping place of these areas.

  • After leaving Khumai we continuously ascend through the Rhododendron forest the whole daylong. Over the campsite you may see the panoramic view of some of the most famous mountains. The magnificent scenery may escort you to forget tiredness of the day’s walk.

  • After your enjoyable day you continuously descend through the forest and reach Gibil Takra. From here you can find another trekking route, the side of Mardi Himal area & its Base Camp. Gibil Takra offers one of the best close-ups and panoramic view of the Lamjung Himal, Manaslu Himal and the entire Annapurna family.

  • You continuously walk downhill through the series of villages which accommodate the various cultural tribes of Nepal. Then you walk at the hillside of the trail. On the way you can see the green paddy fields and conglomeration of traditional houses.

  • The trek walks into the river valley from Imu-kwiwan / Lwanghalel to Mardi pool. On the way you may encounter more typical Nepalese houses of the Brahman and Chhetri community. Our walk through forests and villages takes us to Khoramukh. After lunch we ascend flanked by the riverbank to reach Mardi Pool – a very traditional and tranquil location. You may also get a fair glimpse of the Pokhara valley at night with all the lights twinkling in the distance for your welcoming.

  • The trail now descends to Seti River. Here you continuously walk down passing through the settlement of typical ethnic Tamang, Magar and Gurung community. The enthusiasts can also opt for Boating at Fewa Lake. After the lunch drive comfortably back to Pokhara at Hotel.

  • Pokhara is an ideal lake city for vacationers. After breakfast sightseeing around the Pokhara valley to explore the various interesting places such as Davies Falls, Mountain Museum, Barahi Temple, Bindhabasini Temple and many interesting caves. This city is really blessed with natural jewels and is highly considered a Shangri-La for nature’s lovers. Every nook and cranny of this place is worth visiting.

  • After breakfast you will be driven to Kathmandu which is approximately a 7-hour drive Arriving in Kathmandu you will be free for shopping or just leisurely walk around Thamel.

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What is included

  • 3 Nights basic clean hotel in Kathmandu on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis
  • 2 Night basic clean hotel in Pokhara on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis
  • Private Car Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit
  • TIMS (Trekker Information Management System Card)
  • Accommodation: 6 Nights Home Stay Full board
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the treks
  • English speaking certified trekking guide and reliable porter
  • Drive Pokhara to Hemja Milanchok by Private Jeep
  • Drive Hemja Milanchok to Pokhara by Private Jeep
  • Clients are allowed to carry only 15 kg of personal luggage on the trek
  • One duffle bag for each member (complimentary)

What is Excluded

  • International airfare
  • International Airport Pickup (if you have not booked this facility in advance)
  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • Single supplement in the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tipping is expected for field staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early arrival, late departure (early return from
  • mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel / Medical/ Trip cancellation insurance and emergency rescue/ evacuation costs
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • If the main highway between Kathmandu and Pokhara or trekking route is blocked by a landslide or any natural calamity during the trip, in such a situation the extra cost for food and accommodation has to be borne by the clients.
  • Rescue: All our clients must have travel insurance that covers urgent emergency medical/ evacuation from mountain locations to Kathmandu.
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes

Machhapuchhre Village Trek 2024/2025 Cost and Departure Dates

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Nitty Gritty

  • Trekking Region: Annapurna, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 12 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 06 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 Nights
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara: 2 Nights
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Kathamndu- Pokhara-Kathmandu by Private Vehicle
  • Trek Start/End Point Transportation: By Private Jeep
  • High Seasons: (Autumn)Oct – Nov- Dec & (Spring) Mar – Apr – May
  • Low Seasons: (Winter) Dec-Jan-Feb & (Monsoon) Jun-Jul-Aug
  • Accommodation onTrek: Home Stay with meals
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard
  • Trek grade: Easy
  • No. of Pax: From 2 & above
  • Meals during trip: Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Full meals (BLD) during the treks
  • Maximum elevation: 2645 m. / 8678 ft.
  • Walking hours: 6 hrs a day max.
  • Porter Guidlines: Each porter carries only 30 Kgs. as per IPPG guidelines.

General Information

  • Trip Notes tell you about the itinerary details and supplementary information of the relevant trip of Trek Himalayan. We have prepared specific trip notes adhering to fixed travel dates. Please check which travel dates suit you. If you find any trip notes missing or only partially received while sending to you by email, please bear with us. They will be there anytime soon.


  • Nepal is a land of ancient history, colorful cultures and multi- religions found nowhere else on the planet! There are many festivals and cultural events celebrated throughout the year in the various regions by different Nepalese ethnic groups who follow their own way of religious practice, lifestyle, language, culture, and tradition keeping peace and harmony in society.
  • Trekking can be organized for few days to few weeks long, depending on trekkers interest, strength and time frame. Walking could be twelve kilometers or just four kilometers a day and spend the night in the countryside lodge or camp.
  • Annapurna region is easily accessible by road and walking trails, hotels and lodges with food are available in plenty. One can choose many options to reach the region either by taking land transport directly from Kathmandu to Pokhara or flight or 4- wheel drive from Pokhara to Jomsom and Muktinath and overland journey to Beshishar to begin trekking and climbing.
  • Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduction of your trek guide and porters.
  • In Kathmandu, we can provide any category of hotels you want as per your interest and budget and during the trekking, we provide you Tea house (lodge). Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). In our trekking trip we make overnight stay at tea-houses with dinner and breakfast and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.
  • You have to choose from the menu and pay by yourself. Freshly cooked food is served in tea house (lodge). Generally, western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places.
  • It is not necessary; you have to join with group. Please follow our group departure date because we organize private trip departures everyday upon client’s request and requirements. You can move at your own pace and set your own schedule by not being in group.
  • Yes, in most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (it may cost you extra at some of the lodge/tea-house).
  • This trek can be extended and there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your trip. Few suggestion of the trips are listed below, prices are varies based on your style of choices. Optional Programs: Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Bungee Jump
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