One of the most exciting trekking areas in Nepal is situated north of Pokhara, offering some of the most dramatic close-up views of some of the tallest mountain peaks in the world. The abrupt variations in altitude found here provide an astonishing experience.
The summit of Machha Puchre (6997m) is less than 30 kilometers from the airstrip (850m) of Pokhara with no intervening ranges to spoil the views. In fact, the views in this area are fabulous.
The incredible diversity, unusual geographical and climatic mix makes the trekking in this area a real naturalist’s dream. In less than a week we move from the sub-tropical areas around Pokhara to high Tundra and the glaciers of the sanctuary.
The lower area of the range is inhabited by Gurungs and Magars, the sturdy Gurkhas of legend. This region is home to the friendly smiling people that became the famous Gorkha regiments of the British and Indian armies. Pokhara is the main trade center for the whole of this region where Gurungs and Newars live. The return trail follows one of the historical and most important trading routes between India and Tibet.
Trek Grade: C (Challenging)
Trek Duration: 11 Days
Trip Duration: 15 Days
Hotel KTM / PKR: 4 Nights
Season: March to May & Sept to Nov
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu, Pashupatinath, Boudhnath and Patan. O/N at hotel.
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara. O/N at Hotel.
Day 04: Trek to Tolkha. O/N at camp or lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong (1950m). O/N at lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Bamboo Lodge (2300m). O/N at lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2800m). O/N at lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Machapuchre BC (3200m). O/N at lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna BC then back to Machapuchre BC. O/N at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Bamboo Lodge (2300m). O/N at lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Chomrong (1950m). O/N at lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Ghandrung (1940m). O/N at lodge.
Day 13: Trek to Birethanti- Pokhara. O/N at hotel.
Day 14: Drive or fly to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Day 15: Transfer to airport for onward destination.