Out of many newly identified trekking trails, Machhapuchhre model trek is one. The trail was identified and developed by TAAN Western Regional, Pokhara to promote Pokhara and its surrounding area. This fresh trekking trail offers perfect mountain views and scenic beauty of streams, rich vegetation along with the culture & art, lifestyle of the ethnic dwellers & genuine adventure. Where the trekker can not only enjoy the views but also explore the local cultures & traditions. Its value, attraction & power of beauty can be realized through the Pokhara.
This trekking area includes beautiful villages of Lachok, Ribhan, Ghachok, Hile, Chichimle Kharka, Khumai, Khorchan, mardi pool, Dhirpranga etc. This trekking area includes diverse ethnic groups like Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Damai, Kami, Sarki, Chetri, Newar, and Brahmins, etc and offers panaromic views of snowcapped mountains like Mt. Mardi, Mt. Machhapuchre, and Annapurna Himalayan ranges from the close proximity.
• Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu's Durbar Square is one of three durbar (royal palace) squares in the Kathmandu Valley which was ruled by Malla King from 12th to 18th centuries. Hanuman Dhoka Palace was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch, still take place today. The two-hectare (five-acre) palace complex is divided into two main chowks, or courtyards.
• Swayambhunath: Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.
• Boudhanath Temple: Bouddhanath is the largest stupas in Asia. It has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty-six meters overhead. The stupa is located on the ancient trade route to Tibet, and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here for many centuries.
• Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath temple is the Hindu temple on the bank of Bagmati River in Deopatan, which is 3km northwest of Kathmandu. It is dedication to manifestation of lord Shiva called Pashupati (the lord of animal). It attracts thousands of pilgrims each year and has become well known far beyond the Kathmandu valley. The following Bagmati is a holy river and the ghat (crematorium) at its bank are the earnest Hindus truest cremation center.
• Overnight at hotel
Trek from Hile Kharka to Khumai Danda (3245m) 7 hours and have a panaromic view of 3 of the world’s highest mountains i.e. Annapurna, Machhapuchere and Dhaulagiri & Lamjung Himal too. Overnight stay at Camp.
Trek from Khumai Danda to Korchan (3682m) 3 hours and have perfect views of Mt. Mardi, Mt. Machhapuchere and Annapurna Himalayan ranges too. Overnight stay at Camp.
BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE:Bhaktapur is a small district of Nepal. It is situated about 12Km apart from Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur is known as Bhadgaon or Khowpa. Such is the art and architecture and the special layout here. The Palace of 55 Windows built during the period of King Bhupatindra Malla in 1754 situated to the left as you enter through the city gate, inspires admiration. The National Art Gallery is also housed inside. The palace entrance, the Golden Gate known as Sunko Dhoka in Nepali is a masterpiece in reposes art. In front of the palace building is a medley of temples of various designs. Amongst the three Durbar Squares in the Valley, the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur is the best preserved one. There is an entrance fee of Rs. 500 for SAARC nationals and $15 for other foreign visitors.