Machhapuchhare ::  The Fishtail Secret

The Fishtail Secret

Caloric Burn: Moderate plus. Himalayan foothills, hiking trails among forests and villages between 2800’ and 9000’ feet, 5 to 7 hours each day. Camping, and small hotels.

Machhapuchare is one of the three most distinguished and photographed mountains in the world. Often called “The Matterhorn of Nepal”. It’s dramatic shape and shear sides are a magnet for the camera… repeatedly. Every day, every hour your camera will try to take a more unique image than yesterday. The summit above you is at 22,943 feet.

Machhapuchhare is a holy mountain, no climbing allowed as local people revere this dramatic mountain, so steep it’s largely bare of snow.

Few or no trekkers know the east side of this famous mountain, it’s dramatic sunrises, the bamboo and rhododendron forests, Hanuman Langur monkeys, and rustic Tamang and Gurung villages. This trek epitomizes what trekking in Nepal and the Himalaya can be; friendly villagers, stunning mountain scenery that burns up camera memory cards, forests of rhododendron, pine and alder trees. This trek will show you is one of the best in Nepal and you will wish to return for more.

Trip Dates:
March 25 – April 06, 2012
October 29 – November 10, 2012

Land Cost: $1885 per person (5 to 9 members)

Day 01 ~ 02 Arrive Kathmandu Nepal, met and transferred to your hotel. Elevation 4464 feet. Free time to explore and sightseeing a few of the must do’s of Kathmandu.

Day 03 Overland on the windy road to Pokhara and our comfortable lakeside hotel. Mountains, terraces and huge towering mountains. Elevation 2200 feet.

Day 04 ~ 10 Trek into the foothills of the Annapurna Himalaya, under Machupucchare and Mardi Himal peaks. Camping and guest houses. Elevations between 1800 and 13,000 feet

Day 11 ~ 12 Return to Kathmandu. Personal time, power shopping for Christmas and take in more of the sites. We often call Kathmandu a “five day city”, there is so much to see and experience.

Additional Nepal options include: Mt. Everest flight-seeing, bicycling Kathmandu, birding at quiet country lodge, etc. Nepal is like a second home for us, so we enjoy welcoming others to explore one of the most diverse and repeatable destinations on our planet.

When you have a question about travel or trekking in Nepal feel free to give Rusty a ring at 1.888.460.4404.
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