Machhapuchhre Model Trek

Duration 4 Days Difficulty3,682m

Trip Highlights

Experiencing the majestic scan of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli. National Flower bush Forest, Flora & Fauna, Encompasses beautiful villages, Scenic fantastic factor concerning streams, endemic life-style and culture of ethnic dwellers, Lush vegetation.

Machhapuchhre Model Trek is a relatively new trekking route in the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is perfect for trekkers seeking for 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 living in the region and their lifestyle 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 Mt. 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 fish-tail. The mountain is worshipped by the people living near it and also is not allowed to climb. Furthermore, the village communities here have culture and traditions that are centuries old. Machhapuchhre Model Trek offers you some insights into their lifestyle and customs.

The Road Less-Travelled

This lesser-known trekking route offers some brilliant sights of snow-clad mountains, 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. Alternatively, you can spend the nights in outdoor camps.

You begin from Pokhara as you drive to Lumre and start the trekking. From there we hike up to Kaltha and spend the night there. Next day, we walk for 5 hours uphill to reach Meshroom. On the third day, we will step up to Korjom Danda and return to Kaltha after enjoying the view there. Finally, on the fourth day, we will walk back from Kaltha to Lumre and ride back to Pokhara.

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. Moreover, the trek is not commercialized and hence is ideal for budget travelers. Additionally, you can do this trek with us any time of the year. We ensure that our customers get quality service at the best price.

Price From US$ 350



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  • Duration 4 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Pickup Point Pokhara
  • Best time to visit Sep, Oct, Nov
  • Max-Altitude 3,682m
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Group Size Min. 1Pax
  • Tour Type Private and group tour

Tea House and Homestay


On the first 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 home-stay in Kaltha.

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

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 Kaltha, where we will spend the night in an outdoor camp.

On the final day, we will be walking back to Lumre, which takes approximately 2 hours. After reaching Lumre, we take a drive back to Pokhara.


  • 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 Document (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

One Review to “Machhapuchhre Model Trek”

    • Annelisapi

    Excellent angency with great team to discover nepalese tradtions and nature
    we randomly popped into the North Nepal Travels & Treks agency where we met the great team who orgnanised last minute a short trip on the MACHHAPUCHRE MODEL TREK. on this trek we walked through several small villages where we got to talk to (thanks to the translation of our guide) and watch the normal village traditions like cooking, gambling, washing, talking to neighbours, playing children, harvesting etc. We stayed at our guide’s home where his teenager sister cooked a great vegetarian dinner for us and the whole family with the local veggies of their garden. Higher on the mountain we met some buffalo shepherds who apparently live for months alone with the biests under a primitive wood shelter where they cook their meals on an open fire. this experience brings you as close as possible to the real local life and makes you realise that these people are very happy with their lives and what they do even though it might seem a very difficult life to a Western European. After walking through a deep green mystic forest you finally reach a quite new teahouse which still needs some fine-tuning with the structure and furniture. But apparently all the material which is used for the construction is brought by foot by the local people up to the mountain. the beautiful view on the Annapurna mountains let us nearly forget the leeches which bit us on the way up to the top. this was the negative side of trekking in August during the monsoon season. as it was raining quite often our cloths could not dry in the tea house. also you cannot take a shower and have to adapt to the simple infrastructure of the tea house. the positive side of choosing August for this trek was that we were the only tourists during the whole trek. our guide was extremely nice and constantly was running around to make breakfast, lunch or dinner, making fire, washing dishes and organising the whole trek. all in all I highly recommend the North Nepal Travels & Treks as the team is more than friendly and make you feel home.

    Rating: 5 / 5

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