At the time when roads are encroaching on the pristine trekking areas, especially in the Annapurna region of Nepal, a model trek route has been opened in the Kaski district, near Pokhara. The Machhapuchhare Model Trekking trail covers seven village development committees – Lahachowk, Ghachowk, Machhapuchhre, Rivan, Lwangghalel, Dhital and Sardikhola VDC – in Kaski district. The route is being managed by local Machhapuchhare Tourism Development Committee after being handed over by the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Pokhara Chapter.Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research – North South (NCCR N-S) has developed the new trail in consultation with the trekking operators and the local community. More than 2.5 million rupees have been invested in preparing the infrastructures for the trail like porter shelter, trekking trail, drinking water, and camping sites.
This Enchanting wilderness camping trek takes you through remote villages, alpine forest and bugene of the Annapurna region. The high grazing country of Korchon and Kumai at 3700m elevation is the base of Machhapuchhare, the Fishtail Mountain, and The wide plateau make excellent campsites with unsurpassed views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II & Iv, as well as Annapurna south and Himchuli. The Machhapuchhare model trek.’’ Trek is an excellent option for those who wish to avoid groups of other trekkers during peak season’’
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