- duration 13 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Explore Annapurna's quieter trails to the sacred peak of Machapuchare
- Trek to the little visited Mardi Himal Base Camp for brilliant views
- Experience the Gurung villages of Landruk and Ghandruk
- Enjoy a spectacular mountain flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
A stunning trek on less frequented trails to the base of the sacred, fluted peak of Machapuchare.. This trek offers the opportunity to explore some of the Annapurna regions quieter trails, venturing into both the deep forests and the high alpine pastures to unobstructed views of the sacred, fluted peak of Machapuchare. We commence our trek through Hindu villages and lush forests, gradually gaining altitude as we hike north towards the superb alpine campsite at Guhe for sweeping panoramic views of the Annapurna Range. After reaching the base of Mardi Himal, a prominent peak to the immediate south of Machapuchare, we descend through the bustling Gurung villages of Landruk and Ghandruk to Pokhara.
Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2 : In Kathmandu (1330m)
Day 3 : Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara 980m
Day 4 : To Australian Camp 1900m. Walk approximately 6 hours
Day 5 : To Kooker 2590m. Walk approx 6 hours
Day 6 : To Humaal 2950m. Walk approx 4 hours
Day 7 : To Guhe 3680m. Walk approx 5 hours
Day 8 : Day hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Walk approx 6 hours
Day 9 : To Kooker 2590m. Walk approx 5 hours
Day 10 : To Ghandruk 1940m. Walk approx 7-8 hours
Day 11 : To Pokhara. Walk approx. 5 hours
Day 12 : Fly to Kathmandu
Day 13 : Trip concludes in Kathmandu.
- Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 13 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
- Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
- Accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness or private eco campsites
- 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$450
- Flight Pokhara/Kathmandu/Pokhara
- Expert bilingual guide and group medical kit
- Use of a trek pack including sleeping bag, down or fibre filled jacket and insulated mat, valued at USD $500
- Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
- All park entrance fees and trekking permits
- Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porters insurance
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
- Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Annapurna Machapuchare tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 07 April 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 April 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Annapurna Machapuchare tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Annapurna Machapuchare tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.