Khumai Korcha Trek 4 days| North Nepal Trek

Destination
Nepal
Activity
Trekking
Accomodation
Hotel, Tea House , Camping
Region
Annapurna Region
Distance
40 km ~
Start / End Point
Lumre/Ghachowk
Duration
5 Nights 6 days
Max. Altitude
3682 m
Meals Included
Breakfast
Group Size
2-25
Nature of Trek
Tea House, Camping
Best Season
March-May August-November
Trip Code
AT-KTN
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Transporation
Jeep / bus
Grade
Moderate

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.

Trekkers Information for Khumai Khorcha Trek:

    Khumai Khorcha Trek, Trekkers Information.

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 Khorcha Trek Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

  2. day 2

    Fly or Drive to Pokhara

  3. day 3

    Pokhara to Lumre and Trek to Kaltha

  4. day 4

    Kaltha to Meshroom

  5. day 5

    Meshroom to Korcha dada and back to Khumai Danda

  6. day 6

    Khumai Danda to Ghachowk and Drive to Pokhara

Korcha Trek Map and Altitude Graph

everest base camp trek map

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • 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, during the trek. You can choose dishes from the lodge menu which mostly includes options as follows:
      • Breakfast: Cereal, Porridge, rice pudding, egg dish with bread and toast, bread with jam and honey, Pancakes with jam and honey, with tea or coffee.
      • Lunch Items: Dal Bhat (mostly recommended), noodles soup, fried noodles, momo, spaghetti chapati, Spring roll, macron,  sizzlers, swiss rosti, pizza, veg curry with plain rice, Tibetan Momo, Thukpa, Thenthuk, french fry, fry potato, boil potato and much more.
      • Dinner: Mostly same as lunch items but may vary in some hotels.
      • Note: The menu also depends on the Teahouse or Hotel, so the food items may vary.
    • 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.

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • 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
  • Anything not mentioned in the What's included section.

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)

Written by: Mohan Bhandari

1: When is the best time to travel there?
Months from March to May and from October to December are the best time to commence this trek. During March-May, the weathers are usually clear and most of the hills are covered with green vegetation and blooming Rhododendron. Also, snowfall is pretty common in this season. But, the clearest and mind-boggling view of the Himalayas can be seen in October as the skies are very clear with no rainfall and meager fog. However, the trekking routes are usually more crowded from October to December than in any other season. Trekking is often very difficult during monsoon because the trails are muddy and slippery so, there is a high chance of injury or accident.

2: What about food and accommodations?
Since this trek is popular among the various short treks, the visitors can savor the local cuisine of this place and spend the night in newly made tea houses. They can have an up-close view of typical Nepali houses. Likewise, the trekkers also have an alternative which is to spend the night in a tent. However, the gear and tools for the camping must be carried from the Pokhara. Overall, the facilities for food and lodging are not a problem for this trek.

3: Is this trek possible with children?
This is a relatively easy trek so, children can easily execute this Journey. However, with children around extra care and attention is always necessary. The trails are suitable for all age groups and the paths are packed with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas especially, Mt.Machhapuchre which can appease the thirst of youth's curiosity.

4: Do I need any permits for this trek?
This trek is categorized under the Annapurna Conservation Area so, the visitors are usually charged US$ 30 as a permit fee. However, unlike others, this trek doesn’t require any other permit. One can easily access this area and enjoy the scenery.

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