As one of the newest treks in the Annapurna region, the Machhapuchhre Model trek is one of the best treks if you want to explore a previously unexplored area with less crowded trails. Obviously, the Machhapuchhre Model Trek will take you through numerous excellent viewpoints for the Macchapuchhre Himal known as Mt. Fishtail. Besides this, you will also get excellent sights of Himchuli, Mardi Himal and the Annapurna Mountain ranges. The trek takes you through many villages where you can explore the local culture and lifestyle as well.
Mt. Fishtail, named after its peak resembling the tail of a fish lies at an altitude of 6,993m above sea level. It is probably one of the most famous mountains in Nepal after Mt. Everest. The view of Mt. Fishtail in Fewa lake in Pokhara is legendary. This trek will take you to see this mountain from up close. Macchapuchhre is one of the unclimbed peaks in the world. The mountain is revered for its relationship with the Hindu God Shiva also.
The trek itself will have you sleeping in small teahouses and camping also. We will reach a maximum elevation of 3700m at a place called Korchan and you will be expected to hike between 5 and 7 hours a day. Hikers on the new path will be treated to stunning panoramas of the surrounding landscape, including mountains, valleys, streams, lush vegetation, dense forests, and a plethora of bird species. This one-of-a-kind hiking trail also provides a fascinating peek into the traditional culture of the area’s inhabitants.
Thus, if you want to explore a relatively new trek in Nepal this trek is perfect. It can act as a suitable substitute for the many other more popular treks in the Annapurna region without the crowd. The Western Regional Chapter of TAAN in Pokhara conceived and built the Machhapuchhre Model Trekking Trail.