Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Style: Trekking & Sightseeing
  • Transport: Aero plane / Tourist Bus/private vehicle
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Accommodation: Hotel / Tea House
  • Group Size: 01-20
  • Max Elevation: 3,699 m


  • Less Crowded and unspoiled views
  • Easy and less-trodden trail, perfect for beginner trekkers
  • Trek through lush woodlands and remote mountain villages
  • Come across a diverse range of flora and fauna
  • Get to see the unique mountain lifestyle and culture of the locals
  • Witness breathtaking mountain views of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Mardi Himal, Hiunchuli, etcRecommended for family holidays with kids and elderly

About Machhapuchhre Model Trek


Machhapuchhre Model Trek Newly Explore and Newly opened trekking route in the Annapurna region. The Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) introduced this trek in 2010. Not many people know about this short and easy trekking route in the Annapurna region. On top of that handful of trekkers only do the Machhapuchhre Model Trek every year, making the trail less crowded. 

During the Machhapuchhre Model Trek 13 Days itinerary, The Machhapuchhre Model Trekking leads you to Khumai Danda. We have the best Khumai Danda itinerary. If you are looking for a less trodden trail yet stunning landscapes and mountain views, then Annapurna Machhapuchhre Model Trek is the ideal package for you. 

The Machhapuchhre Model Trek route ascends through the Annapurna Conservation Area. The trail is mostly forested and crosses many small river streams. You pass by lush forests of rhododendron, pine, and bamboo. Along the way, you may also come across a range of flora and fauna. 

In terms of cultural experience, Machhapuchhre Model Trekking does not lower your expectations. The overnight stays along the way are in authentic remote Nepali villages resided by people from several communities like Tamang, Magar, Sarki, Damai, Newar, Chhetri, Gurung, and Brahmins. The locals are friendly and welcoming. The locals mostly follow either Hinduism or Buddhism religion. You get to experience the village lifestyle and the rich culture of the villagers. Machhapuchhre Model Trek teaches you a lot about the simple mountain lifestyle. 

As you gain altitude, the views will get better. From day one, the scenery is excellent. You enjoy tranquil trekking and keep all the breathtaking mountain panorama to yourself. The mountains seen on Machhapuchhre Model Trek 13 Days are Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Machhapucchre (6,993 m), Mardi Himal (5,587 m), etc.It's a simple process to join Machhapuchhre Model Trek for the upcoming season in 2022 and 2023. For more information, kindly contact us.

Also, check out these few other short treks in the Annapurna region- Mardi Himal Trek, Ghorepani Poon Sunrise Trek, Tilicho Lake Trek, and Short ABC Trek. 

Annapurna Machhapuchhre model trek difficulty

Machhapuchhre Model Trekking is a relatively easy trek in the Annapurna region. The trail ascends to almost 3,700 meters, which is not a very high altitude compared to other famous trekking routes like EBC, ABC, and Annapurna Circuit. 

This trek is suitable for novice trekkers who want to introduce themselves to trekking in the Himalayas. On average 5 to 6 hours of walking is required each day. Therefore, trekkers have to be fit to walk. Build your stamina by doing cardio activities like running, jogging, cycling, swimming, etc before the beginning of the trek. 

For altitude sickness, you do not have to worry a lot about it. The elevation rise is quite decent, and you get a lot of time to acclimatize while spending time in the villages. Keep yourself hydrated and avoid alcoholic drinks & smoking.


Machhapuchhre Model Trek Itinerary

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Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Beyond The Limits Treks and Expedition P. Ltd.Representative will welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel. In the evening, we'll organize a welcome dinner for you with the team. In the remaining time, rest and explore Thamel. 

  • Bed and Break fast, Welcome dinner
  • Hotel Royal suite or similar
  • Kathmandu
  • 1300 meter
After breakfast, we get ready to drive to Pokhara. It'll be a long but comfortable drive to Pokhara. On the way, we get to enjoy beautiful views of lush green hills and rivers along with occasional waterfalls, terraced fields & settlement areas. The rest of the day is leisure in Pokhara. Explore the Phewa lake and the Lakeside Market. 
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 822 meter

Our trek begins from Mardi Pul. From Pokhara, it is a short drive to Mardi Pul. The trail goes through lush forests, following a lovely upstream. Soon, we enter the Annapurna Conservation Area and walk by Paati Khola. At Bhir Katera, the trail separates, and we ascend towards Ribhan, passing by Lachok. 

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lachok
  • 1,430 m/4691 ft Duration: 4-5 hours
Leaving Ribhan, we gradually ascend and descend along a forested route. The trail leads us to Lalka and continues along the ridges of Odane hill. We then descend to Chichemle Kharka. It is a summer grazing site. On the way, we also pass by rhododendron trees and get to see beautiful mountains. 
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chichemle Kharka
  • 2,645 m/8,677 ft Duration: 5-6 hours

Today, we begin the day following a downhill route from Odane Hill and then ascend to Samsur Deurali. The trail offers diverse landscapes and vegetation. From Samsur Deurali, you can see a dramatic view of the Annapurna Himalayas. The trail further hikes to Kumai Danda, where you will be spending the night. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Kumai
  • 3,245 m/10 646 ft

Today, we touch the highest point of our trek. Trekking along the grazing pasture, we pass by a small river. The trail ascends along the ridge of Khumi Danda. On the way, we cross many river streams. The final walk goes through meadows and Korchon to Kharka for an overnight stay. 

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Tea House
  • Kharka
  • 3,699 m/12,135 ft

From Kharka, we retrace the trail. The morning begins with a gorgeous sunrise and a fantastic mountain panorama. We then have breakfast and begin walking towards Takru. The trail ascends and descends to Naudhoke. We’ll spend the night in Takru village.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Tea House
  • Takru
  • 1,450 m/4,757 ft

From Takru, the trail descends. At this point, we are near the Mardi river and Saiti river. Further, we pass by a small settlement area called Saiti Ghatta. The trail from here heads to Kujbang village. We then pass by Lumre and cross the Mardi river. After a few ups & downs, we reach Lwang for a night's stay. 

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lwang
  • 1,460 m/4,790 ft

We end our trek today. It's the last day of our walk from Lwang village to Mardi Pul. The trekking route goes through small river tributaries. You reach the confluence of two rivers- Mardi and Idj. From here, the trail drops down to Mardi Pul.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Tea House
  • Mardi Pul
  • 1,000 m/3,280 ft

After having breakfast, we’ll drive from Mardi Pul to Pokhara. The drive will be short, so you'll have an entire free day in Kathmandu. Visit tourist sites like Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Gupteshwor Cave, etc in Pokhara. 

  • Breakfast only
  • Hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 820 m/2,690 ft

What's Included


Transportation from  Kathmandu international airport  arrival and departure days

Transportation from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by Tourist Bus

English Speaking experienced  Government  Trained/Licensed Holder guide

Personal insurance for Nepalese staff

Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & any required permits or Official Documentation

Accommodation in Kathmandu, three nights (bed & breakfast and tax included)

Accommodation in Pokhara, one night (bed & breakfast and tax included)

All Meals In  Mountain as per itinerary ( Breakfast Lunch and Dinner )

all Accommodation as per itinerary

Government VAT and Tax

farewell dinner in Kathmandu  on the last evening
Trekking Maps

Trek achivment ciertificute ) 

Not Included

International flight  to from Nepal

Nepal visa fees

Hotel in Kathmandu

Beverages Alcoholic and nonalcoholic ( Coke, mineral water and beer etc )

(Lunch & Dinner) in Kathmandu / Pokhara

Tips for driver and guide (tipping is customary)

Porter (if you like to take a porter it costs $22 per porter per day that including his insurance meals and accommodation)

Travel Insurance( that should cover medical and evacuation )

Personal expenses,

Service Not mentioned above services section

Note: Cost may vary depending on the number of the person in the group, accommodation type, and transportation type. For more info please email us [email protected]