Machermo (6,237 m)


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Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 18 Days
Trip Grade: Challenging
Best Season: Oct/Nov/Mar/Apr/May
Elevation: 6237m
Accomodation: Tea house/Tent
Transportation: Flight
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Machermo peak has a steep north face on which climbing is predominately challenging, technical rock

It is situated in the Mahalagngur region and reached on the trail from Namche Bazar to Gokyo. The trail to base camp leads through yak pasture. Base camp is set up above the rocky meadows and moraine at around 5,140 m.

The summit of this peak provides stunning views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest.

Peak facts

Alternative Names: kyajo Ri

Permit group: A

Height: 6237m

Latitude: 27.90903000

Longitude: 86.67118500

Location: Khumbu

Duration: 18 Days

Short Itinerary

Days 1 to 6: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek vai Namche Bazaar to Machermo Base Camp. A steady acclimatization itinerary will include glaciers, lakes, and Sherpa villages.
Day 10: Rest day at Gokyo. Early mornings climb Gokyo-Ri 5340m and return to Gokyo
Day 11 & 12: Climbing period.
Days 13 to 17: Return trek to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu. Climbing

Detail Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representatives, who will bring you to your hotel. After you have been settled in at your hotel, our representative will brief you in detail about your travel itinerary. After which, you will be taken on a stroll of the local market. In the evening, we offer you a welcome dinner at a Nepalese restaurant with Nepalese traditional cultural programs.
Today, you will be taken on an interesting guided tour of Kathmandu city, you will visit historical monuments and religious holy places like temples, Stupas, and durbar squares. The rest of the time, we will spend in preparation for trek.
Pass directly through the village of Lukla and follow the path to Namache. The first village after Lukla is Chhpelung, and further down the trail, you will pass through Ghat and Phakding. Both these villages have a good selection for food & accommodations and are conveniently located for a lunch break. However, if you still have the stamina, it is advisable to walk on to Monju to spend the night as this will give you a good start for the steep ascent to Namache the following morning.
After passing through the Sagarmatha National park entrance, the trail passes through the village of Jorsale and then along the river. You will cross two bridges before beginning the steep ascent to Namache, which can take up to three hours to complete. Be aware that there are no teahouses or lodges on this path, so ensure that you have ample water to get you to the top. You are now heading into a high altitude area and take it easy. Even the fittest people are prone to altitude sickness.
Today is a rest day in Namache Bazaar for altitude acclimatization in Namache. During the rest day of acclimatization, we will visit a few nearest villages for a cultural experience. Khumjung village (3790m) is over the hill behind the Namache bazaar and takes about 2 hours to reach. There are several sites in the village. Khunde is a short walk from Khumjung. After a steep climb, we will arrive at an airstrip. Cross this and rejoin the path on the other side. After a short distance, we will pass a stupa. Thame (3750m)is a more traditional next village on the trail and a good place to take lunch. Thame is home to one of Khumbu’s oldest monasteries.
From Namche climb the hill to Khumjung and descend west of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Koshi. Here there is a choice of routes, the Yak trail which climbs gently but traverses a long distance around the ridge, or the steep staircase-like trail made of rocks embedded in the narrow cleft of a large boulder. The two trails soon rejoin and continue towards a large Chorten on the ridge top at 3973m. This ridge descends from Khumbila. From the ridge, at Mong, the trail descends in a series of steep switchbacks down a sandy slope to the Dudhkoshi. After crossing the bridge you will reach Phortse, a small Sherpa village.
The trail climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forest, which gives way to fragrant stands of Juniper and large conifers at higher elevations. The route passes through the settlements of Tonga and Gyele (3960m) to Dole (pronounced doe-lay). The views of Khumbila and Tawachee (6542m) are tremendous throughout the day.
From Dole, the trail climbs via Lhabarma at 4220m to Luza at 4360m. The path is steep in most places as it climbs through the scrub to Lhabarma. The track continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machermo at 4410m. It was in Machermo in 1974 that one of the first Yeti sightings was reported in Khumbu. There are three hotels and good mountain views in Machhermo
Beyond Machhermo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangram at 4390m. We descend to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. Afterward the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690m, then finally up a boulder-strewn path to Gokyo at 4,750m.
Early mornings climb Gokyo-Ri 5340m and return to Gokyo.

What are included ?

  • All arrival and departure, airport/ hotel transfer.
  • Accommodation as per itinerary in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner with the Nepalese cultural program.
  • Guided Kathmandu city sightseeing tour including entrance fees.
  • Require paper document and Peak climbing permit.
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and base camp during the climbing period.
  • Staff: Base camp 1 Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen boy with a helper.
  • To and from transportation for members and staff.
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance for climbing staff.
  • Expedition insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Expedition equipment Tent, Mattresses during the climbing period.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner) tea/ coffee during the trek.
  • Teahouse/ Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide including his flight, salary, A first Aid.
  • Medical kit box and route map.
  • All government tax and local taxes.

What are not included ?

  1. International flight ticket to and from Kathmandu.
  2. Nepalese visa fee.
  3. Lunch and dinner in (city) Kathmandu.
  4. Personal equipment for climbing.
  5. Personal Insurance of Climber.
  6. Emergency evacuation service.
  7. Climbing food, Gas & stove.
  8. Radio Permit (if you need).
  9. Personal expenses (bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled water or boiled water, shower, etc).
  10. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.

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The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.
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