Machhapuchhre TAAN Model Trek

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Machhapuchhre TAAN Model Trek is well thought-out as a fresh trekking trail that puts forward the captivating views of the Mountain ranges with rich vegetation and the culture and their lifestyle of the ethnic dwellers. The trail was recognized and industrialized by TAAN. As this trail passes via five major village development committees, you will have plenty of choices for trekking and hiking activities. Machhapuchhre TAAN Model Trek belongs to non tourist area north part from Pokhara Valley and almost Machhepuchare’s (fishtail) south face base camp. Machhapuchhre TAAN Model Trek is almost ideal if you are looking forward to spend some time with local people and culture and also become close with nature and mountain. This is the village– based tourism, an area which is ethnically varied and culturally rich. Here visitors are welcomed at a community hall with a welcome drink and a flower garland and a musical group. This trek is fitting for all types of visitors. The route is unsurpassed in the mid-hills, which offers beautiful Himalayas, hills, the views of valley, the region’s culture and nature’s abundant gifts. In 6 days this trek will give you the opportunity to become acquainted with the real Nepalese tradition, culture and way of life. This exotic trek is developed into 2 fold models that are camping trek as well as village tourism. The trekkers may choose the length of trekking as per their convenience and time availability. This alternative route touches 8 different villages en-route like- Machhapuchhre, Lachock, Ribhan, Ghachok, Lwang and Ghalel benefiting 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. Machhapuchhe, mountain landscapes, natural hot water springs, people with indigenous lifestyles, forest full of rhododendron, ancient caves, waterfalls and amazing view points. This trek is more environmentally – friendly and economically beneficial to the local communities.
Machhapuchhre TAAN Model Trek is the best in spring (March –Mid May) and autumn (Sep- Mid Dec). The days are sunny and warm but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. However, trekking in winter is also possible in some parts of the Annapurna region. We have categorized Machhapuchhre Model trek as medium grade trek and are suitable for passionate trekkers who are ready to walk at least 4-5 hours each day.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival

Day 2 : Tour Kathmandu

Day 3 : Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 4 : Pokhara – Lachok – Ribhan

Day 5 : Ribhan – Odane Hill – Chichimle Kharka

Day 6 : Chichimle Kharka – Khumai

Day 7 : Khumai – Korchung – Kharka

Day 8 : Kharka – Gibli – Takra

Day 9 : Takra – Lwanghalel

Day 10 : Lwanghale – Mardi Pool

Day 11 : Mardi Pool – Pokhara

Day 12 : Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 13 : Final Departure

Day 1 : Arrival

Great Nepal Representative welcomes you at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)  and you will be transfer to the Hotel. Great Nepal Representative will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon Airport arrival. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 2 : Tour Kathmandu

Early morning after breakfast you start sightseeing. Famous places like Pashupatinath, swyambhunath known as monkey temple, Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath  after the sightseeing you will return to hotel, take some rest  and start preparation  for next day trip.


Day 3 : Kathmandu to Pokhara

Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight. After having 30 minutes flight you will be in Nature beauty town Pokhara. Or you can take tourist bus will be 6-7 hrs drive approximately. Overnight at lakeside hotel. In the afternoon you will make sightseeing with your trekking Guide.


Day 4 : Pokhara – Lachok – Ribhan

After breakfast you can start your trekking from Pokhara to Ribhan village via Lachok. It takes about 04 to 05 hours easy walking, then overnight at camp.


Day 5 : Ribhan – Odane Hill – Chichimle Kharka

Today you trek to Chichimle Kharka. Experiencing the majestic views, rhododendron forest, beautiful villages, flora and funna, it takes six hours to trek from Ribhan to Chichimle via Odane Hill.



Day 6 : Chichimle Kharka – Khumai

The trek starts from Chichimle kharka with gradual climbing the hill, most of the way to through untouched forest of oaks and rhododendron with occasional view of the Annapurna range. The village offers you a unique close-up view of Mount Annapurna South (7219m) , Fishtail, and Hiunchuli (6441m). Overnight at Camp.


Day 7 : Khumai – Korchung – Kharka

Trail leads to Kharka via Korchung village from Khumai all the way of descends and flat through the Oak and Rhododendron Forest. Trekking time takes about 04 hours. Over night in Camp.


Day 8 : Kharka – Gibli – Takra

Today early in the morning you will start your journey for Tarka . After photographs and hot tea at Gibli, the trail leads to Tarka which winds through heavily forested areas of large rhododendron trees. Over night in Camp.


Day 9 : Takra – Lwanghalel

From Tarka, an easy downhill walk through the villages with the ever present view of the central western and eastern Himalayas, a short steep descent brings you to the Lwanghael. Over night in Camp.


Day 10 : Lwanghale – Mardi Pool

Lwanghale Trek to Mardi Pool , the route almost descending and flat through the bank of Mardi River and passes several villages and comes Mardi Pool. Overnight at Camp.


Day 11 : Mardi Pool – Pokhara

Today will be your last day of the Machhapuchhre Model Trek. A half-day descent will bring us to Mardi Pool, from where you take the bus & transfer to Pokhara.


Day 12 : Pokhara to Kathmandu

We return Kathmandu by tourist bus, Upon arrival in Kathmandu; you will be escorted to our hotel. If you get to enjoy a day leisurely you catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. You can either visit Great Nepal’s office in Thamel or take rest at hotel. In the evening, you can visit some more places in Kathmandu as far as possible then you will attend a celebration dinner together. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 13 : Final Departure

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! The Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure.
 

(We encourage you to extend your views in case if you want to change the itinerary)


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Trip Facts

  Trip Code : GN/NTR-298
  Duration : 13

Route Map

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