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Machhermo Peak Climbing 6,151M

Machhermo Peak Climbing 6,151M

Facts About Trip

Days 13
Grade Moderate to Hard
Best month March/April/May/ June & October/November
Maxi Elevation Summit: Machhermo Peak 6,151m
Group size Minimum 2 pax
Accommodation Lodge accommodation & Camping services
Meal Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Starts From Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla
End at Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu

Overview And Highlights

The Machhermo Peak is one of the most popular climbing destinations in Nepal. The peak offers a challenging and rewarding experience to climbers. The Machhermo peak is located in the Gokyo Valley in the Khumbu region. The peak is 6,237 meters (20,480 feet) tall. 

The Machhermo peak was first climbed in 1953 by a British expedition. The peak has since been climbed by many climbers from all over the world. 

The top of Machhermo peak is also known as Kyajo Ri. This summit offers a magnificent view of the scenery in this area. As you climb to the top of the mountain, you’ll have a panoramic view of Nepal’s entire Khumbu region.

People who trek reach the top and see beautiful views of the Gokyo Valley. The area is full of snow-capped mountains, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Everest, and Lhotse.

Machhermo Peak Climbing at Glance

Trip Duration: 18 Days
Maximum Altitude: 6,237 meters 
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Suitable Trekking Season: Spring/Autumn
Trekking Mode: Camping/Lodges
Start/Finish: Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Trek Highlights

1. Learn about the Sherpa people and their customs. Find out about their lifestyles too.
2. The most stunning peak in Nepal is called Mount Everest. It provides a panoramic view of the entire Khumbu Himalaya with 360 degrees of vision.
3. Reach at the elevation of 6,237 meters to experience the breathtaking views of mountains.

Machhermo Peak Climbing Route

The Machermo peak climbing route begins with a flight to Lukla. This is a stunning place because of the views of the snow-capped mountains. The journey to Lukla is breathtaking because you get to see these mountains. After that, the trail ascends gradually toward Namche Bazaar.

After a day to adjust, the journey to Dole, Machermo, and Gokyo valley continues. You will visit Gokyo village from Gokyo Ri, another breathtaking vista. The Machermo Base Camp follows after that on steeper terrain, with rock formations and moraines.

The ascent to Machermo Peak takes two days. The peak is located at a height of 6273 meters, and it offers views of all the surrounding mountain ranges. At the top, you can take in the hypnotic scenery.

Meals and Accommodations

Climbers need food to get energy for the journey and ascent. That’s why you should always have an emergency health energy bar and a dry meal in your bag. This will help you replenish your energy hourly.

You won’t be able to see all of the world’s amazing natural sites in one trip; you’ll have to pick and choose based on your preferences. However, no matter where you go in the Himalayas, there will always be a place more stunning than it.

In addition, a good shelter is important for a safe and pleasant journey. This is because it helps your body prepare for the next day’s walk. Getting good rest and sleep is also critical during high-altitude treks.

You can stay in lodges, guest houses, or tents during the Macchermo Peak Climb. It’s a good idea to bring a sleeping bag with you so you can sleep comfortably and warmly.

Best Season for Machhermo Peak Climbing

Spring and autumn are the ideal months to organize and complete a high passes trek in Nepal, since the weather and temperature are constant and favorable for all hikers.

The months of December, January, and February are winter, which means the journey will be more difficult. Because of this, it’s often advised to go during the Spring (March through May) or Fall (September through November) seasons.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I get drinking water in Machhermo Peak Climbing?

After you’ve passed by the tea houses, you can get clean drinking water. You may get either boiled or filtered water for a fee.

2. Can I hire a porter to carry my backpacks?

Yes, you can hire a personal porter to carry your backpacks during the expedition. But it might cost you some extra charge to hire a porter.

3. Is there communication services throughout the trek?

There are a lot of different ways to communicate with people. You can use the internet or a satellite phone. For example, if you want to call your friends or relatives, you can use a satellite phone for which you will be charged $3 per minute.

4. Can I charge my phone or camera during the trek?

There are chances that you charge your devices in most of the hotels and lodges. However, it is advised to carry a power bank and extra batteries.

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

As you come out of the airport, one of our representatives will greet you and take you directly to your hotel. You’ll stay at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu overnight.

Day 2 : Flight: Lukla and trek to Phakding
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Flight Duration: 40 minutes – Trek Duration: 3 hours
You will be transferred to the airport early in the morning. You will then take a 40-minute thrilling flight to Lukla’s airstrip. This is a key entrance into the Everest region where you can see wonderful views of the Central and Eastern Himalayas as well as stunning scenery and hills.

Day 3 : Trek Phading to Namche Bazaar
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The second day of the excursion begins with breakfast at Camp II. After the meal, you’ll continue on to Namche. The trail leads you through various beautiful villages with their vibrant culture, quiet forests, and numerous bridges as it passes by several majestic mountain vistas in the northern valley of the Dudh Koshi River valley. Finally, we stay at Namche Bazaar overnight.

Trek Duration: 6 hours.

Day 4 : Rest Day and Exploring Namche Bazaar.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

In Namche, we hike till Syangboche to explore and witness Mountains over 4000 meters elevation including Mt. Everest.
In the afternoon, you may visit the village, which is more equipped with contemporary facilities such as internet, phone, massage, and so on.

Day 5 : Trek Namche to Dole
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The trek usually leads you to Namche and then to Sanasa. At Sanasa, you can see Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and other peaks. The route goes uphill to Mang-La Pass and down to the river before climbing again toward Dole.

Trek Duration: 6 hours.

Day 6 : Trek Dole to Machhermo
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Dole, ascend for a few kilometers to reach Machhermo. Passing by tea shops on the way up, lovely scenery but not much vegetation with panoramic views of the mountain to spend the night at Machhermo.

Trek Duration: 5 hours.

Day 7 : Trek Machhermo to Gokyo
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a short ascent and simple stroll to the bottom of a rocky hill, you’ll begin your trip again. You’ll climb up, passing by a few lakes along the way, until you reach Gokyo Lake.

Trek Duration: 5 hours.

Day 8 : Trek Gokyo to Machhermo Base Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ve made one step closer to our goal today. After having breakfast at the camp, we begin our journey to Machermo Base Camp and establish a camping site there for the night.

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.

Day 9 : Trek Base Camp to Machhermo High Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we hike towards the high camp walking about 5 hours straight. Throughout the day, we will have to climb at multiple locations.
However, after a tough trek, we enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas including Amadabalam, Mount Cholatse, Taboche, etc. We stay at a high camp in a tent overnight.

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.

Day 10 : Summit Machhermo Peak
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

One of the most important days of the entire expedition, today we climb Machhermo and reach the summit. It’s fantastic to have conquered such a huge mountain. After spending some time at the Summit, we return to the Base Camp and stay in the tent.

Day 11 : Trek Marchhermo Base Camp to Machhermo
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we climb up to Machhermo and return to your base camp; then travel down the same route you took previously, but this time towards Gokyo Lake.

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.

Day 12 : Trek Machhermo to Namche
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, the route takes you through the pine forest to Phorse Thanka before climbing up to Mogla Bhanjyang and then down toward Sanasa, where you can connect to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley. The trek continues on to Namche village after that.

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Day 13 : Trek Namche to Lukla Trek
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The ascent through the open farmlands to Namche is a peaceful trek. The path drops down to Dudh Koshi before crossing a suspension bridge and retracing your steps back to Phakding.
The final day of the trek is reached in Lukla, a long walk away.

 Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Day 14 : Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu Flight Duration: 40 Minutes
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The spectacular scenery and hills of the region are stunning in the early morning when a thrilling flight to Lukla’s airstrip provides a fantastic perspective of the Central Himalayas as well as lovely countryside and slopes.

Day 15 : Rest Day and Shopping at Kathmandu.

We will now go sightseeing in the city, spending our time relaxing and purchasing mementos. The charming little stores may be explored for many hours.
On this day, it’s a wonderful opportunity to sample some local dishes. Shop for woolen clothes and pashmina if you’re traveling.

Day 16 : Departure from Kathmandu.

Our airport representative will transport you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled departure in our private vehicle.

What Is Included ?

  • Transportation: Return transfers from International and Domestic airports to your hotel.
  • Hotel stays: One night stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu 3 star categories
  • Entry fees: All government taxes and Everest National park entry fees.
  • TIMS CARD: (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Peak permit fees: Machhermo peak (6,151m) permits $250.
  • Garbage deposit.
  • Guide & porter: Required number of experienced English-speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation).
  • Wages: 14 days guide wages including his insurances/meals and accommodation/insurances/equipment
  • Wages: 14 days porter (to carry your luggage) wages including his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • Accommodation: 10 nights mountain lodge accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis on tea house services trek
  • Accommodation: Twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services and camping services.
  • Experiences Climbing guide Experience climbing guide during the climbing period & and his wages.
  • One night 2 days: Camping services during the climbing period and including your all meals (Lunch/dinner and breakfast).
  • Group climbing gears: required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Climbing gear: climbing personal gears which we hire on Chhukung
  • Food: Climbing High food.
  • sleeping bag/warm down jacket and walking poles if necessary.
  • Domestic flight ticket guest: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • Domestic flight ticket guide: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • Digital pulse: Oximeters for high altitude check
  • Crampons: Snow walking crampons in mountains if necessary
  • Water purification tablets: unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars and cookies at base camp
  • Fruits: Seasonal fresh fruits where is possible
  • Local SIM CARD (NCELL), to return after the trek completed
  • Rescue arrangements: in the emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Diamox: Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc)
  • Map: Everest region trekking map
  • Rubbish disposal

Accommodation and meals: During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permits and transportation.

Climbing equipment: – (Warm down jackets, sleeping bags, warm trousers, koflach shoes, trekking shoes and sandals, perfectly fitting crampons, gaiters, jumar, gloves, sunglasses, headlight, helmet, harness belt, figure – 8.

Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals: All meals (lunch/dinner/breakfast) in Kathmandu & on the trek
  • Snacks: chocolate/aerated drinks/mineral water/alcoholic drinks/nutria bars
  • Hotel stays: extra night hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Tipping: end of the trek tips to guides and support staff
  • Rescue services: additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate medical & travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies), including helicopter evacuation & hospitalization (medical test, medicine) if required
  • extra expenses: personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as bottle water/coca-cola/WIFI on trek/hot shower/electric device recharge
  • city visit: sightseeing in Kathmandu entrance fees/transportation/hire guide
  • Flight ticket: Your International flight ticket airfare & Nepal entry visa fees which travel visa can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport, On Arrival Visa Fee 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Services not mentioned herein
  • Personal trekking equipment

Food on tea house trek: During tea house treks our guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $25 each day per person. You can choose your own meal as a menu for every tea house.

Travel Insurance: –

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergency.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Check-list of personal equipment:

Below is a checklist of equipment that we advise people have with them when visiting Nepal. This is a guideline only and will depend on the type of trip you are undertaking.

While we always suggest bringing your most important equipment from home, it is possible to buy or rent equipment in Kathmandu where almost all products and major brands are available, often at cheaper rates than you might find at home.

This equipment listed is prepared by our long experiences in trekking. During the treks, our porters can carry approximately 20kg in total while we recommend that any trekker carries their own day-pack that weighs between 8-12kgs which would include a camera, snacks, and drinking water for easy access.

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunblock
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

The following equipment is needed during the Climbing period

(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore-Tex Jackets)


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Four Seasons of Trekking in Nepal

Spring: March-May

The spring season of March/April/May is the best for holidays in the Nepalese Himalayas. The sky and the weather are very clear and sunny in these months and the temperature is warmer. At heights below 3,500 meters, you can expect temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees during the daytime, although these will drop at night. Once above 3,500m, you should expect significant temperature drops at night and early morning, often as low as -15 degrees.

There is some rain in these months, but nothing severe and this really helps to bring out the natural colors in the varied flora and fauna, especially in the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron.

This is the primary time for tourism in Nepal with trekkers and mountain climbers seen all across the country.

Summer: June – August

Nepal experiences its monsoon season during June, July, and August, and it can sometimes last until mid-September. Some treks are possible in mid-June before the rains really get heavy, however, visibility can be limited.

The rains bring other challenges and obstacles. Mountain flights are not so frequent, while landslides can block the roads. Trekking in mid-June is still possible but we advise against the classic treks such as Everest due to the risk of long delays at Lukla which could potentially lead to missing international flights. If this is the only season possible for you, then we recommend treks in drier parts of the country such as Upper Mustang or Upper Dolpo. We can also suggest other activities such as white water rafting or visiting the National Parks at Chitwan or Bardia.

Autumn: September – November

With very similar conditions to spring, the autumn season begins in mid-September and runs to mid-December, and is also ideal for trekking. This is a long window of good visibility and so there are a wide variety of trekking options available.
This time of year is also known for its festivals, especially the Dashain festival/Tihar festival and Chhad festival. There are also long national holidays so many people return to their villages to see family, making rural Nepal even more vibrant than normal. There is little rain and the skies are mostly clear with warm weather. This does mean that the trekking routes can be quite crowded in the most popular areas so we advise booking early to avoid the disappointment of full tea houses.

The less popular trekking regions such as Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Upper Dolpo, Mustang, and Naar Phu are great alternatives for those who want to avoid the crowds at this busy time.

Winter: December – February

December to February is the winter season in Nepal. Trekking at this time is not ideal and we advise against anything that goes into thin air as snowfall is common and temperatures can be extremely low.

Trips that can be done in winter include trekking in the hills around Kathmandu, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Nagarkot, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, or experiencing a homestay in one of the local villages. The biggest positive of this time of year is the excellent sunsets and sunrises which can often be enjoyed in the rural areas.

There is something for everyone at any time of year in Nepal and the team at Peace Nepal Treks are happy to advise the most suitable for your needs.

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