Khumai Korcha Trek: Behold the Grandeur of Mt.Fishtail

Hotel, Tea House , Camping
Annapurna Region
20 km ~
Start / End Point
5 Nights 6 days
Max. Altitude
3682 m
Meals Included
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Tea House, Camping
Best Season
March-May August-November
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Jeep / bus

Khumai Korcha Trek: Behold the Grandeur of Mt.Fishtail Overview

Experiencing the majestic scan of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli. National Flower bush Forest, Flora & Fauna, Encompasses beautiful villages, Scenic fantastic factors concerning streams, endemic lifestyle and culture of ethnic dwellers, and Lush vegetation. Machhapuchhre Model Trek is a relatively new trekking route in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

It is perfect for trekkers seeking an unspoiled and less crowded trail for trekking. The trail encompasses gorgeous terrace farmlands, beautiful waterfalls, mountains, landscapes, and green vegetation. Also, it incorporates knowing about the amazing people of different ethnic groups living in the region and their lifestyles and culture. These include several communities, including Gurung, Magar, Tamang, Newar, and Brahmin, among others.

The Glory of Machhapuchhre

Certainly, the main highlight of the Machhapuchhre Model Trek is the magnificent view of Mount Machhapuchhre itself. You’ll witness some breathtaking views of the 6,993-meter mountain. However, you’ll also see beautiful glimpses of the Annapurna Range as well.

Machhapuchhre in Nepali means ‘the tail of fish’. This grandiose mountain is shaped just like a fishtail. The mountain is worshipped by the people living near it and also not allowed to climb.

Furthermore, the village communities here have cultures and traditions that are centuries old. Machhapuchhre Model Trek offers you some insights into their lifestyle and customs.

How Popular is Machhapuchhre Trek?

This lesser-known trekking route offers some brilliant sights of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges, lush vegetation, and ethnic cultures. You travel through villages like Machhapuchhre, Lhachok, Ghachok, Lwang, Dhital, etc. and stay in their homes. This will elevate your experience as you will be greeted and treated with respect and hospitality by local people. Alternatively, you can spend the nights in outdoor camps.

If you want to trek in the Annapurna region but prefer a less-crowded and pristine trail, then this trek route is for you. Only a few people know about this trail, and even fewer have trekked here. Similarly, the view perceived from the Khumai Danda will take our breaths away. The green grassland added by the scintillating view of the Himalayas has made the Khumai Danda an idyllic destination among trekkers in recent days.

Moreover, the trek is not commercialized and hence is ideal for budget travellers. Additionally, you can do this trek with us any time of the year. We ensure the Machhapuchhre trek cost provided by our agency will satisfy you. Also, the Machhapuchhre trek itinerary section will provide you with all the daily activities done during this trek.

Korchan Trek / Machhapuchre Model Trek

Khumai Korcha Trek: Behold the Grandeur of Mt.Fishtail

  1. day 1

    Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

    Highest Altitude 1400 m

    After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be picked up by a private vehicle and drop you off at your hotel. You can rest in your hotel room and get rid of your jet lag from your flight to Kathmandu.

    In Kathmandu, you will be placed in a deluxe hotel. You will be provided with breakfast in the morning. So, rest well for we have a lot of new things to experience in the morning.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel
  2. day 2

    Fly or Drive to Pokhara

    Flight Hours 25 mins
    Highest Altitude 1400m
    Trek Duration 7-8 hours

    Our second day is filled with beautiful scenic views from the ride to Pokhara, we will take a tourist bus to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views of the landscapes and the mountains. We will stop on the way for lunch and reach Pokhara in around 6-7 hours. We will have dinner in Pokhara and stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

    You can also take a flight to Pokhara which takes about 25 mins.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel
      • Included meal Breakfast
  3. day 3

    Pokhara to Lumre and Trek to Kaltha

    Highest Altitude 2900 m / 9514 ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hrs

    On the third day, we will drive to Lumre, which takes about one and a half-hour. From there, we begin our hike. We walk through stone steps through a forest for about 3.5 hours to reach Kaltha. We spend the night at a homestay in Kaltha.

      • Overnight stay at Community Homestay
      • Included meals ( Lunch + Dinner )
  4. day 4

    Kaltha to Meshroom

    Highest Altitude 2900 m / 9514 ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    On the fourth day, we will walk further uphill for about 5 hours to reach Meshroom where we spend the night.

      • Overnight stay at Lodge
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Meshroom to Korcha dada and back to Khumai Danda

    Highest Altitude 3682 m/ 11611 ft.
    Trek Duration 7-8 hrs

    The next day, we will hike in the morning to Korjom Danda. There we will enjoy some magnificent views of the mountains and a beautiful sunrise. We will then walk back down to Khumai Danda. Khumai Danda is an open grassland which offers a panoramic view of the high Himalayas. The grassland is even more alluring and enticing during the Spring season as the whole grassland is adorned with green grasses.

      • Overnight stay in Community Homestay
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Khumai Danda to Ghachowk and Drive to Pokhara

    Highest Altitude 800 m / 2624 ft

    On the final day, we will head back towards Ghachowk from Khumai Danda. After that, we can hop onto the jeep and drive back to Pokhara. We will drop you off at your hotel.

      • Overnight stay at Pokhara
      • Included meal Breakfast


    • Two nights hotel in Pokhara (Before and after the trek).
    • Pokhara to Lumre & at the end of the trek back from Lumre to Pokhara by Jeep.
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Tea/ Coffee).
    • Tea House/ Homestay Accommodation during the trek.
    • Professional English-speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc.
    • Porter (One porter for two trekkers, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging included.
    • Equipment: Sleeping Bag, Rain Coat & Trekking Poles (Return after the trek).
    • All Legal Documents (ACAP)TIMS, Permit, etc.
    • Dry fruits along the trek.
    • Tourist service charge, VAT, TAX, etc.


  • Extra nights in Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Cold drinks; coke, mineral water, beer, Fanta, etc.
  • Personal Expenses (shower, boiled water, telephone, laundry service, etc).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
  • Tips & Gratuities

Korcha Trek Map

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Korcha Trek Trip Information

Trip Starts

Our journey to Korcha starts with a drive to Lumre from Pokhara which takes 1.5 hours and from there the real hike begins.

Through beautiful stone steps along the dense forest, walking uphill, and arriving at villages on the third day we will be at an elevation of 3660m enjoying the beautiful sunrise and scenic mountain views from Korcha Dada.

Food and Accommodation

As per our itinerary, we will be accommodating 2nights at a homestay and lodge in Kaltha and Meshroom respectively. On the third day after we return from Korcha dada, we will spend the night camping outdoors in Kaltha.

For lunch and dinner, we will be having the main Nepali dish i.e. Daal, Bhaat, Tarkari (Rice, Lentil soup, Vegetables), and pickles. For breakfast, you will get bread, fruits, local porridge, sandwiches, noodles, and soft drinks.

Best time to trek to Korcha

The best time to trek in Nepal is during spring (March-May) or autumn (September-November). These times provide pleasant weather, moderate temperature, and clear skies that offer the best view of the village and the mountains.


Permit Requirements for the Korcha trek

As the trekking destination is inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, it requires a permit from the Nepal government for tourists. You need to have a TIMS card and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) which you can receive at the Tourism Information Center in Pokhara. For issuing the permit, you need to bring the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Insurance
  • 2 photographs (pp-size)

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