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Mt. Machermo Peak Climbing

Trip Highlights

Duration: 18 Days

Type of Trek: Camping

Max Altitude: 6273 m

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Flight

Grade: Strenuous

It is situated at Mahalangur region, and  this is one of the most interesting peak climbing among the trekking Peaks in Nepal. To reach the base camp, the trail leads through Yak pasture, on the way of Gokyo trek. The base camp is set up above the rocky meadows and moraine around 5140 meter. Further climb ascends on the rock and snow slopes to reach the top. The same path descends to base camp. From the summit of this Peak provides stunning views of Amadablam, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.

Height of Machermo peak is 6237. The main attraction of Machermo peak is panoramic views of Himalayan peaks like Everest (8850), Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Cho-oyu, Mt. Kantega, Mt. Kusum Khagaru, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Twache peak, Mt. Cholaste, Island peak etc.

  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price Info

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and it takes about 30 minutes.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about five hours.

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4040m.) via Khumjung and it takes about six hours.

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4150m) and it takes about five hours.

Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m) which takes about four and half hours.

Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo and excursion in and around Gokyo valley.

Day 10: Trek/climb from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek back to Machhermo (4150m.)

Day 11-13: Climbing period of Machermo Peak (6273 m).

Day 14: Trek from Machhermo (4150m.) to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) which takes about five hours.

Day 15: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) and it takes about six hours.

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes 30 minutes.

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour.

Day 18: Departure

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip.

Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip. Checking your climbing equipment's, and discussing the climb with the climbing/trekking guide. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and it takes about 30 minutes.

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and it takes about 30 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) which takes approximately three hours. You transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat tea house. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about five hours.

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about five hours. This day you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo (2800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. You can also enjoy the view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. You can also visit some of the village monasteries on the way of trekking to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market. There is set a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have reached there by crossing the glaciated Nangpa La.

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.

Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places. Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or an hour walk up to the Tyangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Center and Museum just above the town.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4040m.) via Khumjung and it takes about six hours.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4040m.) via Khumjung and it takes about six hours. From Namche the route heads up all the way to Kumjung, a picturesque village which also has its own gompa at the top end of town. Here you can have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. Soon after leaving Khumjung the trail climbs to a large chorten on top of a ridge. This ridge descends from Khumbila, a 5734m peak, said to be the abode of the patron God of the Khumbu region. The trail descends slightly towards the Sanasa and then trail ascends up to Mongla (4000m.). From here, you can see panoramic views of various mountains. You trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. You can enjoy delicious meal at Phortse Tenga (3650m.).

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4150m) and it takes about five hours.

Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4150m) and it takes about five hours. From Dole you climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of you are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. This is a short day and you will arrive at Machhermo in time for lunch.

Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m) which takes about four and half hours.

Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m) which takes about four and half hours. Today you head for the lakes at Gokyo. You follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the melt-water rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. You climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. You soon arrive at the second of the lakes, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5420m.), your route to Lobuche and Everest and later in the trek. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Walking by the side of the lake, the scenery is magnificent with the summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang reflected in its emerald green waters.

Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo and excursion in and around Gokyo valley.

Rest day at Gokyo and excursion in and around Gokyo valley. Gokyo is a trade center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. This day you can make a side trip to Fifth Lake via Forth Lake.

Day 10: Trek/climb from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek back to Machhermo (4150m.)

Trek/climb from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek back to Machhermo (4150m.) via Gokyo village and it takes about four and half hours. Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and you leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As you climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself, is one of the finest to be had in the Everest region - some say it is even better than that from Kala Patthar. After lunch it is a short walk to the village of Machhermo.

Day 11-13: Climbing period of Machermo Peak (6273 m).

Climbing period of Machermo Peak (6273 m). Stay overnight in camp.

Day 14: Trek from Machhermo (4150m.) to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) which takes about five hours.

Trek from Machhermo (4150m.) to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) which takes about five hours. The trail gently descends to Dole and then starts descending steeply to Photse Tenga (3650m.) passing through rhododendron forests. Then the path immediately ascends steeply to Mongla Danda (4000m.) and gently descends up to Kyanjoma (3500m.) following small ups and down to the destination.

Day 15: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) and it takes about six hours.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) and it takes about six hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes 30 minutes.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes 30 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour.

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Departure

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

The Trip includes following services:

a) Kathmandu

Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private car
4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

b) Trekking/Climbing

  • Peak permit for Machermo Peak
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Climbing guide/s (Sirdar) and Trekking guide/s
  • Trekking Cooks and Kitchen Helpers Necessary porters (one porter carries 25 kilograms)
  • Coverage of insurance and rescue for climbing guides, cooks and porters
  • All meals three times a day during the trek/climb
  • Accommodation in tea-houses (lodges) for some nights and some nights camping
  • Necessary trekking/camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Insurance and equipment for guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost include required.)

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks & beverages
  • Hot shower
  • Battery charges
  • Tips
  • Personal Climbing equipment
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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