The Machermo peak climbing route covers the most underlines of Khumbu high mountain passes, lakes, and glaciers. Adventure machermo climbing is a common and is situated in Mahalangur range in Everest region, Solukhumbu District, Nepal.
The Machermo peak climbing is opened for climbing under the mountaineering association of Nepal. Summit offers an excellent view of Everest (8,850m), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (9,501m). Furthermore, Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Makalu (8,475m), Baruntse (7,720m), Ama Dablam (6,856m) Thamserku, Cho-Oyu, etc in a row.
In addition, we have designed the Machermo peak climbing itinerary combines with Gokyo ridge carefully. It allows for gradual ascend and proper acclimatization. The best season to climb machermo peak is from April to the end of October. If the itinerary is not suitable for you, we design another itinerary as per your demand and duration of the vacation.
The Machermo peak climbing itinerary details
Our Machermo peak climbing 16 days itinerary is a sample plan. Climbing travelers, who wish to go Gokyo valley with a more relaxing plan or want to have a private customized plan? email us your thoughts.01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu valley. The sightseeing includes the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world’s biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with the temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduction with travel buddy for your adventure trip.
Take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport (2,860m/9,381 feet), seat at north side to get better view. Landing in Lukla bazaar, meet our entire crew, have breakfast, and proceed to go. As you hike from Lukla to Phakding village, the path is one of the easiest parts as the landscapes go simply up in ascending rank. The journey goes further with a gentle rise in the mountainside of the Dudh Koshi valley. Passing several Sherpa localities, we reach Bengkar village.
04 Day Namche Bazaar hikes (3,440m/11,249 feet.), 6 hours
The trail ascends through the Koshi riverbank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny Monjo village. We come to the Sagarmatha National Park office to pay for entrance fees. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we have first-rate of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) mountain view. Encircled around the mountains, Namche Bazaar is a central heart of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will slowly ascent towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments) and hill station. We go to a hill station to have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde, Thamserku, and much other snowy mountains in a row. Khumjung is a foothill of Khumbila and interested tourists go to visit the Khumjung monastery.
The trail ascends up to Mongla (4000m) ridgeline. A short stop for photography rest because Mong la hill station offers an excellent mountain view of several tallest mountains. You trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest.
After Dole, the trek leads 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, 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.
After Machhermo, the trek leads over the scenic grassy walks at Pangka, descend slightly, following one of the melt-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a steep rocky sloping into the valley by the side of the Gokyo glacial river. The final destination is ultimately Gokyo lake, where we stay overnight in a gokyo lodge.
After Lunch, Gokyo Ridge hikes is situated just above the side of Gokyo lake and a Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. You can hike at the top of Gokyo Ridgeline to get a super view of the tallest peaks in 360 deg angle.
Our support team will take you to the high camp which takes about 5 hours. You will have climbing practice for using climbing equipments. Journey offers stunning views of Himalaya including mount cholatse, taboche, amadablam and more. Stay overnight in Tent.
As you go higher the trail goes more stepper and diluent and sleeper. On a colder night with dry weather, the trail could be blue ice which makes your climbing harder. The summit is tiny with amazing views of the entire Khumbu Region. After successful ascend, return at base camp where we will spend the night.
There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather while on climbing. So this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to get summit on an earlier day. If the weather gets exceptionally unfavorable, we wisely have to postpone the program. Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent; the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day.
A long day walk to get Monjo village passing sherpa settlements. If you can’t reach at Monjo today, you might customize your day and stay in Namche Bazaar. And try to go Lukla tomorrow.
An easy hikes today to get back at Lukla airport. We trek to Lukla Bazaar with the same trail that we use on our ascending. It is the last day of our climbing. Our guide will go to teh airlines counter to reconfirm the return light to kathamndu for next morning.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu airport. Upon arrival at kathmandu tribhuvan international airport, we arrange a return transfer back to your hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.
Drop you in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does Machermo peak climbing cost?
The Machermo peak climbing cost US$ 2,350 is standard trek price on a double occupancy per person basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe plan, we add 3-stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN). And Tourist standard accommodation with the attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Machermo peak climbing cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
- Government license holder – Professional Trekking Guide for complete trip
- Professional Mountain (NMA REGISTERED GUIDES) Climbing Guide for Machermo peak climbing (3 nights 4 days).
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking and climbing days
- lodge accommodation during the trekking and Tent accommodation while on climbing days.
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = 2 guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
- Machermo peak climbing permits fees, Climbing guide bonus and climbing guide’s insurance
- Tent accommodation with unlimited climbing foods while on peak climbing time
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Machermo peak climbing cost exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- trekking and climbing equipment (personal) and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Machermo peak climbing starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details and request for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Machermo peak climbing?
Answer: This trip is suitable for experienced trekkers who can walk roughly about 4 or 5 hours daily with a lightweight daypack. If you have some walking experience something above 3000 meters, you can do this trip..
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect at Machermo peak climbing?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu. And during the trekking normal rooms with a clean cozy bed with a nice mattress. However, we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you. Otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Machermo peak climbing?
Answer: All the lodges along the trek routes they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going. However, for climbing days you will have climbing food serve with hot drinks.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with climbing and trekking?
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it on pay.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Machermo peak climbing?
Answer: All the hotels and shops are selling mineral water, so can buy. However, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. We recommend you to bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in the campsite along the way. We serve purify water on climbing days.
Question: Can I charge my camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: Going through guest house trek in Everest, there are chances to charge the battery on pay. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you for climbing days backup.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Climbing Machermo peak?
Answer: In this trek route, you can get telephone services as well as internet services.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees. Credit cards work only in the bigger cities or in luxury hotels.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Machermo peak climbing?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gears?
Answer: If you have those climbing gears at your home bring them along with you. If you don’t have them, you can rent it either in Kathmandu or at Name Bazaar.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Machermo peak climbing highlights
- Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Renjo la, Klapatthar & Kongma la.
- Best view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Lobuche, Cho oyu, Thamserku ..etc
- Challenging Machermo peak summit offers the best scenery of all khumbu Himalayas.
- Sherpa Buddhism, ancient monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.
Machermo peak climbing Note:
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If modifications are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Machermo peak climbing special?”
Opportunities for adventure peak climbing are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Price : US$ 2,350 Per Person
- Duration: 18 Days
- Altitude: 6,169m/20,240 feet
- Trek hours: 6 Hours
- Group-Size: 2-8 People
- Best Time: Oct – May
- Trip Mode: Lodge + Tent Camp
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport: Car/Plane/bus
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