Machermo Peak Climbing- Permits, Route, Cost, Itinerary

Trip Overview
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Very Strenuous or Grade D (****)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip TypePeak Climbing, Adventure in Nepal,
  • Major AttractionRocky formations, Glaciers, Machermo Peak, Gokyo Ri, Lukla Namche Bazar
  • Maximum Altitude6,237 metres
  • Best TimeApril-May-June, September-October-November


  • Majestic Himalayas showcasing breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views
  • Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, Kangtega, Kusum Kangaru, Tawache, Cholatse, and Island Peak views
  • Explore the Khumbu region with its dramatic gorges, charming villages, captivating landscapes, and awe-inspiring scenery.
  • Immerse yourself in the Sherpa land.
  • Witness the Sherpa people's unique lifestyle, rich culture, age-old traditions, and warm hospitality.
  • Encounter traditional villages adorned with Buddhist monasteries, providing an authentic experience of their spiritual practices.
  • Extraordinary journey with the world's most renowned trekking and climbing opportunities.
  • A blend of contrasting elements where confrontation and fascination coexist.
  • Trails adorned with the pristine Gokyo Lake, picturesque villages, and icy rivers. 
  • The beauty of yak meadows and enchanting Rhododendron forests.
  • Culture of various ethnic groups
  • The base camp, situated at an elevation of 5140 meters, offers a challenging route.
  • Mountaineers seeking an exciting challenge can attempt the 6237-meter peak, a suitable choice for experienced climbers.
  • Benefit from the expertise of skilled Sherpa climbing guides and essential gear, ensuring a safe and memorable expedition.

Machermo Peak stands out as an intriguing destination for peak climbing among the various trekking Peaks in Nepal. The journey towards the base camp encompasses a scenic trail meandering through Yak pastures, intersecting with the renowned Gokyo Trek.

Positioned at approximately 5140 meters, the base camp is strategically established amidst rocky meadows and moraine. As the ascent continues, adventurers navigate challenging rock and snow slopes, eventually conquering the summit. Upon reaching the pinnacle, a breathtaking panorama offers awe-inspiring vistas of prominent Himalayan peaks such as Amadablam, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest.

Ascending to an impressive height of 6237 meters, Machermo Peak allures mountaineers with its captivating views of the surrounding Himalayan giants. The majestic sight encompasses renowned peaks, including Everest (8850m), Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu,Ama Dablam Peak, Thamserku, Cho-Oyu, Mt. Kantega, Mt. Kusum Khagaru, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Twache peak, Mt. Cholaste, and Island Peak, painting a picturesque and unforgettable scene.

The Everest region offers a fertile expanse for various peak climbing adventures and expeditions. Machermo Peak, also known as Kyajo-Ri, presents itself along the route of the Gokyo Valley Trek. This peak remains relatively unexplored, with only a few individuals having successfully reached its summit.

Consequently, the path leading to Machermo Peak is characterized by tranquillity and breathtaking beauty. It diverges significantly from the urbanized and globalized areas, providing a sanctuary from the demands of everyday life. As trekkers traverse the rocky meadows and moraines at the base of the peak, they eventually ascend the snowy slopes.

Reaching the pinnacle rewards them with awe-inspiring vistas of the unspoiled, snow-capped mountains of the Gokyo Valley. Notable peaks visible from this vantage point include Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse.

The journey to conquer Machermo Peak begins with an enchanting flight to Lukla, following the same path as the renowned Gokyo Valley trek. This flight to Lukla is a breathtaking experience, offering unparalleled vistas of majestic snow-covered mountains. As the trail meanders uphill, it leads you to the historic Namche Bazaar, a bustling trade hub that has connected Indian, Tibetan, and Nepalese communities for ages. A rest day in Namche Bazaar allows your body to adapt to the unique climate conditions, ensuring successful acclimatization.

The Best Route to Take for Machermo Peak Climbing

The Machermo Peak Climbing trip begins in Lukla, a picturesque town that a 35-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu can reach. The trekking route starts from Lukla and passes through several key points, including Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Dole, Machermo, and Gokyo.

After reaching Gokyo, trekkers can visit Gokyo-Ri, a stunning viewpoint at 5,340 meters, before returning to Gokyo. The journey continues to Machermo base camp, where climbers prepare for the final ascent. The peak itself stands at an impressive elevation of 6,237 meters.

Summiting Machermo Peak typically takes around two days, including the climb from the base camp to the summit and the descent back to the base camp. The descent trail follows a route that passes through Khumjung and Phakding before reaching Lukla, which marks the journey's end.

To return to Kathmandu Valley, trekkers can once again take a flight from Lukla, completing their adventurous and unforgettable trip. The Machermo Peak Climbing expedition offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, allowing climbers to witness the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains throughout their journey.

This trip is ideal for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers who seek an exhilarating experience in the stunning landscapes of Nepal. With its thrilling climbs and awe-inspiring scenery, Machermo Peak Climbing offers an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Mt. Machermo, located in the Mahalangur Region of Nepal, is a prominent peak climbing destination. Rising proudly to an altitude of 6,237 meters above sea level Mt. Machermo is classified as a group 'A' peak. The journey to the summit is captivating, as it takes climbers through picturesque Yak pastures and rocky meadows, eventually reaching a base camp nestled amidst moraine at approximately 5,140 meters. This route also serves as a pathway to the renowned Gokyo Lake.

Climbing Mt. Machermo is a thrilling and challenging experience, demanding a combination of mountaineering expertise and extensive trekking skills. Physical and mental fitness is essential for successfully conquering this technical peak. With its intriguing trail and awe-inspiring surroundings, Mt. Machermo entices adventurers seeking an exhilarating mountaineering adventure.

Why This Peak Climbing is The Right Expedition For You?

This is an extraordinary adventure to Machermo Peak, standing tall at an impressive elevation of 6273 meters. This pinnacle expedition is an ideal choice for adventurers seeking an exhilarating and demanding journey in the beautiful land of Nepal. Prepare for an unparalleled experience, where the breathtaking vistas and countless unforgettable moments will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

While othermountains undoubtedly offer similar challenges and excitement, none can rival the sheer magnificence of Machermo Peak. Conquering its summit and beholding the awe-inspiring panoramic views will etch an everlasting memory in your heart, a treasure that words can never fully capture. Prepare to be captivated and forever transformed by the extraordinary beauty that awaits you.

Not to mention the team behind this expedition, who are world-class, amazing, skilled, and well-trained. They take great pride in their work and are excellent at it. You will know you are in good hands when you start your journey. 

In adventure sports, mountaineering has perpetually offered boundless opportunities for exploration and personal growth. Nepal, renowned for its majestic peaks, presents an unprecedented summit for climbers seeking an exhilarating challenge: Machermo Peak. Towering at a staggering altitude of 6,273 meters, this peak epitomizes the epitome of climbing excellence.

Undertaking the mountaineering expedition to conquer Machermo Peak is a test of endurance and skill and for good reason. Not only does this lofty summit command awe-inspiring heights, but it also presents one of the most formidable and hazardous terrains on Earth. Vast glaciers and perilously steep slopes envelop the peak, leaving no room for error on the arduous journey to the summit of Machermo Peak.

Moreover,  the Machermo Peak's surrounding landscapes are simply stunning. The summit of the peak dominates the vast  Himalayan region with white snow-capped peaks above  7000 and 8000m. What’s more, the scenery from the base camp and the peak is incredible, which makes the Machermo Peak one of the most scenic peaks to reach in the world.

But why is Machermo Peak the best one to climb in Nepal? In simple words, the peak climbing expedition is perfect for beginner travelers looking for a mountain climbing experience in Nepal. And with the unparalleled scenery along the route, no other peak expedition can truly compare to the Machermo Peak. 

What Can Travelers Expect from the Machermo Peak Climbing Expedition?

Nestled in the renowned Everest region of Nepal, Machermo Peak presents an arduous yet gratifying mountaineering venture. This ascent justifies its reputation, recognized as one of the world's moderately challenging summits. While the peak's towering and extended form poses a moderately tough task, and the climbing duration is condensed to a single day. Nevertheless, the awe-inspiring vistas awaiting atop make the endeavor genuinely worthwhile.

Upon reaching the peak base, an expansive panorama of the Khumbu region unfolds. Towards the west, the majestic snow-capped Himalayan peaks paint an ethereal picture, while to the south, the Himalayan foothills extend into the distance. Encircled by pristine weather conditions, the visibility stretches for miles, leaving you in awe of the mesmerizing view.

The journey towards the summit is equally enchanting. The path widens, offering a smooth rotation, and the untarnished mountain environment adds to its allure. As you ascend, the landscape transforms, transitioning from verdant forests to towering summits. The presence of majestic mountains dominates the scenery, occasionally accompanied by glimpses of glaciers descending from the pinnacle.

The Machermo Peak Climbing expedition in Nepal is generating excitement among adventure enthusiasts. With experienced guides leading the way, participants can expect an exhilarating climbing experience. The trek offers breathtaking panoramic views of prominent mountains such as Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, etc.

As an organizer of the Machermo Peak Climbing expedition, we ensure comprehensive support for the climbers. We provide meals, tents, linens, and essential amenities like a medical center and a first-aid station. These provisions contribute to the expedition's popularity as one of Nepal's premier tourist destinations.

Contrary to the common perception of mountain climbing as arduous, the Machermo Peak Climbing expedition offers a unique experience. It takes place in the Nepalese mountain range and provides climbers with intricate and varied routes. Most routes are rated as "easy" or "moderate," making them accessible to climbers with limited or no prior experience.

Safety is prioritized during the expedition, with the travel agency equipping climbers with top-of-the-line gear and employing qualified personnel. 

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Kathmandu Elevation: (1,400m / 4,593ft) 

Overnight: Hotels

Upon reaching Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will warmly greet you and arrange for your comfortable transfer to the hotel.

Situated in the city's heart, your hotel resides in the lively and captivating Thamel neighborhood. Thamel is renowned for its restaurants, bars, and shops showcasing exquisite Nepali handcrafted artifacts and top-notch trekking equipment. Exploring this fascinating area can make for an enjoyable afternoon.

Today, you'll have the chance to meet your guide, who will be accompanying you on your Machhermo peak climbing expedition. Feel free to discuss any remaining inquiries or concerns with them.

  • Hotels
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • Free Day
  • 1400m/4590 ft

Kathmandu Elevation: (1,400m / 4,593ft) 

Overnight: Hotels

The following day, we will reconvene at our office to conduct a brief meeting regarding the itinerary for Machermo Peak. This session will familiarise you with the expedition team and its members. Subsequently, we will organize and finalize all necessary documentation, clothing, and equipment.

After all the preparation, we will take a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. As the historic capital of Nepal, Kathmandu boasts numerous world heritage sites. Our itinerary will include visits to iconic locations such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Monkey Temple, Basantapur Durbar Square, and Bouddhnath Stupa. This half-day exploration promises to be enlightening and engaging. Finally, we will conclude the day with a restful night.

  • Hotels
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • Free Day
  • 1400m/4590 ft

Lukla Elevation:-(2,850m / 9,350ft)

Phakding Elevation:- (2650m/ 8562ft)

Trekking Duration:-3 hours

Flight Duration:- 40-minute

Trek Distance:- 6.2km / 3.8miles

Overnight:- Teahouses

The time has finally arrived to journey towards the magnificent Machermo Peak in the Khumbu (Everest) region. To reach this destination, you will board an aircraft that will transport you to Lukla in 40 minutes. During the flight, you will get views of the entire Himalayan range through the plane's windows. Upon arrival at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla (2800m), you will receive a warm welcome from the local community.

After a brief rest in Lukla, it's time to venture into the enchanting woods en route to Phakding. Following the Dudh Koshi River, you will pass through numerous settlements as you walk alongside its banks. Along the river's edge, you'll encounter a beautifully adorned Mani wall and traverse a vibrant forest with rhododendrons and pines. The path to Phakding involves a few uphill and downhill stretches from the riverbed of Dudh Koshi, leading you closer to your destination.

  • Tea Houses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 40-minute and 3 hours
  • (2,850m / 9,350ft) and (2650m/ 8562ft)

Namche Bazaar Elevation: (3,438 m / 11,279 ft)

Trekking Hours: 5-6 Hours

Trek Distance: 7.4km / 4.6miles

Overnight: Teahouses at Namche Bazar

Today is a mesmerizing adventure as we cross the enchanting Dudh Koshi River, venturing across numerous suspension bridges adorned with vibrant prayer flags. After a few hours of trekking, we will arrive at the charming village of Monjo. Moving forward, we enter the magnificent Sagarmatha National Park, where we complete the necessary permit formalities and ascend through a lush forest. It is here, amidst nature's splendor, that you will catch your first breathtaking glimpse of the majestic Mount Everest. Guided by the winding path through verdant woods and adorned with stone pavements, we will eventually arrive at Namche Bazaar. In this vibrant hub, you can unwind and replenish your energy for the night.

  • Teahouses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • (3,438 m / 11,279 ft )

Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3,438 m / 11,279 ft 

Overnight: Teahouses at Namche Bazar

Today, we'll take a break to acclimate to the high altitude. While you adjust, explore Namche's alleys and indulge in delicious treats from renowned bakeries. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Sagarmatha National Park and Khumjung (3,790m), where you'll find the Khumjung monastery, rumored to house a yeti scalp.

Along the way to Khumjung, you'll pass by Hillary's School and several ancient monasteries. If you're up for it, consider hiking to Khunde and visiting a local yak farm on your return. Another noteworthy spot is Syangboche Airport (3,780m), one of the world's highest airports. For more views of Everest, you can trek to Everest View Hotel.

  • Teahouses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • Free Day
  • 3,438 m / 11,279 ft 

Dole Elevation: (4,200m / 13,270ft)

Trekking Duration: 5 Hours

Overnight: Teahouses at Dole

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we journey on a scenic route towards Dole. Our path to Dole is adorned with undulating terrains featuring a series of ascents and descents. We descend until we reach the breathtaking Mong La Pass (3,957m), and from there, we continue to Phortse Thenga.

Along this stretch, we traverse enchanting pine forests, teeming with captivating flora and fauna. As we press forward, the majestic peaks of Mount Amadablam (6,812m) and Mount Khumbila (5,761m) come into view, adding to the allure of the landscape. Finally, we ascend to reach our destination, Dole, where the vistas become even more awe-inspiring as we draw closer.

  • Teahouses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 5 Hours
  • (4,200m / 13,270ft)

Machherma Elevation: 4,470m / 14,450ft)

Trekking Duration: 5-6 hrs

Trek Distance: 7km / 4.3miles

Overnight: Teahouses of Machherma 

On our 7th day, we'll journey to Machhermo, situated at an impressive altitude of 4,470m / 14,450ft above sea level. As we trek towards Lapahrma, we'll pass numerous trailside shrines adorned with prayer flags. After reaching Lapahrma, prepare for a breathtaking sight: the majestic Mount Cho Oyu (8,201m), the world's fifth-highest peak.

In addition, the awe-inspiring views of Mount Kantega (6,782m) and Thamserku (6,623m) will captivate you. Throughout the journey, you'll see serene meadows where yaks graze during the appropriate season. As you soak in the picturesque vistas, you'll traverse the scenic Luja Valley until you reach the enchanting village of Machhermo.

  • Teahouses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 4,470m / 14,450ft)

Gokyo Elevation: 4,790m / 15,584ft

Trek Distance: 5.7km / 3.5miles

Trekking Duration: 4 hrs

Overnight: Teahouses of Gokyo 

From Machhermo, a one-hour walk takes us to Phanga, where there is a dedicated area for those who died in the landslides.

Further along, an iron bridge appears, guiding us to the majestic Longpongo Lake at an elevation of 4,690m. This lake foreshadows what lies ahead as we navigate through the rugged moraines of the Ngozumpa Glacier.

A captivating series of Gokyo lakes awaits just a short distance away, boasting an indescribable fusion of vibrant colors with the awe-inspiring Himalayas as their backdrop. Our overnight stay is in nature's treasure trove, Gokyo Village, where mountains, glaciers, and lakes converge harmoniously.

  • Teahouses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 4 hrs
  • 4,790m / 15,584ft

Gokyo Ri Elevation: 5,400m / 17,814ft

Trekking Distance: 1.5km / 0.9miles

Trekking Duration: 1 & ½ hrs

An additional day has been set aside to appreciate the beautiful village of Gokyo Ri fully. Prepare to hike to the summit at 5,430m and behold the breathtaking panoramic vistas, including a remarkable glimpse of Mount Everest. This trek offers an unparalleled sight, as you can admire the majestic Himalayas, stunning turquoise lakes, and glaciers all in one view. Following a nourishing lunch, take the opportunity to explore the enchanting Gokyo villages. Embrace the serenity of the extraordinary landscape and immerse yourself in its tranquil ambiance throughout the day.

  • Teahouses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 1 & ½ hrs
  • 5,400m / 17,814ft

Machermo Base Camp Elevation: (4,470m/14,666 feet)

Trekking Duration: 3-4 Hours

Overnight: Tented Camps/ Teahouses 

On the 10th day of our trek, we go from Gokyo to Machermo Base Camp at 4,470m/14,666 feet. The trek takes approximately 4 to 3 hours as we retrace our steps along the familiar trail from the Gokyo Valley to reach Machermo tea houses or lodges. Once we reach there, we will use all our climbing equipment and continue our journey to Machermo base camp on the same day. Optionally, we can undertake a short hike of around 350 feet to Machermo, which aids in acclimatization, although it is not obligatory. The Base Camp treats us to breathtaking views, and we set up our tents for an overnight stay.

  • Teahouses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 3-4 Hours
  • (4,470m/14,666 feet)

Machermo High Camp Elevation:  (5,300m/17,389 feet)

Trekking Duration: 4/5 hours 

Overnight: Tented Camps

Today we take on an exhilarating adventure to Machermo High Camp, situated at an elevation of 5,300 meters (17,389 feet). Our dedicated support team will guide you on a captivating journey that spans approximately 4 to 5 hours. 

As you ascend, be prepared to witness breathtaking vistas of the majestic Himalayas, including the awe-inspiring peaks of Cholatse, Taboche, Ama Dablam, and many others. The panoramic views will leave you spellbound, immersing you in the sheer beauty of the surrounding landscape.

You will find solace and tranquillity in your cozy overnight accommodation, a comfortable tent that provides a haven amidst the wilderness. Rest well, for tomorrow promises more unforgettable experiences as you continue your extraordinary journey in the lap of nature.

  • Teahouses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 4/5 hours 
  • (5,300m/17,389 feet)

Machermo Peak Elevation: (6,237m/20,463 feet)

Trekking and Climbing Duration: 8/9 hours 

Overnight: Tented Camps

The day has finally arrived, and we will journey to conquer the majestic peak of Machermo, soaring at an elevation of 6,237 meters (20,463 feet). The journey to the summit and the base camp will span approximately 8 to 9 hours.

As you ascend, the once gentle grassy trail transforms into a steeper, thinner, and more treacherous path. On colder nights accompanied by dry weather, the climbing route may present a formidable challenge with its icy blue surface, further testing your climbing skills and determination.

However, the rewards are genuinely awe-inspiring, for atop the Machermo summit awaits a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire Khumbu District. Following a successful ascent, retreat to the comforting embrace of the base camp, where we shall spend the night cherishing the memories of our remarkable achievement.

  • Teahouses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 8/9 hours 
  • (6,237m/20,463 feet)

Machherma Elevation: 4,470m / 14,450ft)

Trekking Duration: 5-6 hrs

Overnight: Teahouses of Machherma 

Today, we descend from Machhermo Base Camp to Machhermo, retracing our path. Once we arrive at Machhermo, take the opportunity to rejuvenate and make necessary arrangements for tomorrow's trek towards Khumjung, where we'll continue our downward journey.

  • Teahouses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 4,470m / 14,450ft

Khumjung Elevation: 3,790 m (12,430 ft)

Trekking Duration:- 3-6 Hours

Overnight: Teahouses of Khumjung

Today we set foot on the awe-inspiring trail leading to Khumjung, a charming sanctuary nestled high in the heavens. With an elevation of 3,790 meters (12,430 feet), this mystical village beckons adventurers to immerse themselves in its tranquil embrace. The trek to Khumjung offers a captivating experience, spanning approximately 3 to 6 hours of awe-inspiring exploration.

As the sun begins its descent, we find solace in the cozy tea houses that adorn the landscape of Khumjung, our haven for the night. These charming dwellings provide respite and warmth, serving as beacons of comfort amidst the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Located within the sacred Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khumjung offers a sanctuary for spiritual contemplation. Cradled amid pristine nature, this enchanting village is near Mount Khumbila, which soars to a breathtaking height of 5,761 meters (18,901 feet). 

  • Teahouses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 3-6 Hours
  • 3,790 m (12,430 ft)

Monjo Elevation:  2845m (9333 ft)

Phakding Elevation:- (2650m/ 8562ft)

Trekking Duration:- 3-6 Hours

Overnight: Teahouses of Monjo/ Phakding

Leaving Khumjung behind after a night's stay, we begin our return trek to Monjo or Phakding. We traverse dense forests adorned with blooming rhododendrons. Here we can witness the graceful flight of seasonally-present pheasants.

The descent proves easier, allowing us to cover in a day what took us two days during the ascent. As we walk back, nostalgia prompts memories of the sights and spots we encountered previously. While the view of the Himalayas gradually fades, the serene and captivating ambiance enriches our journey, ensuring a fulfilling experience.

  • Teahouses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 3-6 Hours
  • (2845m (9333 ft) and (2650m/ 8562ft)

Lukla Elevation:-(2,850m / 9,350ft)

Trekking Duration:-3 hours

Overnight: Teahouse of Lukla

Experience the breathtaking grandeur of majestic mountains as you trek toward Lukla today. Witness the captivating sight of snow-capped peaks on the distant horizon, drawing closer with every step. Traverse a trail that gracefully descends from Monjo/Phakding to Lukla, leading you through quaint villages, enchanting forests, and exhilarating suspension bridges. Eventually, your path will lead you to the charming village of Toktok, offering unparalleled vistas of the surrounding peaks. Finally, arrive at Lukla, where you will find respite for the night, cherishing the memories of an unforgettable day.

  • Teahouses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 3 hours
  • (2,850m / 9,350ft)

Kathmandu Elevation: 1400m/4590 ft

Flight Duration:- 40-minute

Overnight: Hotels of Kathmandu

We wake up early, have a delicious breakfast, and head towards the Lukla airport to take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The flight duration from Lukla to reach Kathmandu is 40-60 minutes. You can see magnificent views of the Himalayas ranges and landscapes during your flight. After reaching Kathmandu, you will rest in one of the hotels in Kathmandu. You can shop or stroll in the Thamel to make your last moments more memorable in Kathmandu. 

  • Hotels
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 40-minute
  • 1400m/4590 ft

As your time in Nepal comes to a close, it is with fond memories and cheerful smiles that we bid you farewell. Following your flight schedule, we will ensure that you are promptly transported to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey to your desired destination.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
  • 1400m/4590 ft

We are pleased to offer the flexibility of tailoring your journey to your desired duration and places, whether extended or shortened, as our proficient team of locals-cum-guides, porters, and accompanying staff have an in-depth understanding of every location traveled.

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Cost Details


  • Kitchen Equipment, Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period
  • Climbing Rope, Ice screws, Snow bars
  • Staff including a professional climbing guide 
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Our service charge
  • Equipment Fees for climbing guide
  • Climbing peak permit/s & other necessary fees
  • Garbage deposit (USD 250)
  • Airfare for climber guide
  • Personal climbing Gear per person such as Crampons, Harness, Ice Axe, Screwgate, Karabiners


  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal (Compulsory)
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Sleeping bag & down Jacket
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for staff
  • Bar bills & beverage

Essential Info

How Difficult Will the Machermo Peak Climbing Expedition Be?

The Machermo Peak is a mountain climbing expedition in the Himalayas that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Climbing Machermo Peak involves reaching the summit of the 6237m Machermo mountain, requiring general knowledge of climbing techniques and guide reviews.

The Machermo Peak climb, though less technically challenging than the Island Peak climb, provides a unique experience with stunning views of Mt. Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and Mt. Everest. However, both climbs come with risks of altitude problems, emphasizing the importance of proper acclimatization.

The journey to these peaks involves traversing joyful trails, diverse forests, and Sherpa settlements, with opportunities to visit monasteries and enjoy splendid views of the Khumbu mountains. The village of Machhermo serves as the gateway to Machermo Peak Climb, adding to the overall beauty and authenticity of the mountaineering experience.

After making a steep and rugged climb from Machermo village, we reach Gokyo and Machermo Base Camp. The Base Camp offers an ideal vantage point to behold various peaks such as Ama Dablam, Cholaste, Thamserku, Kantega, and Tawache. As we ascend from the base camp, we arrive at the High Camp.

The ascent from the high camp proves to be immensely challenging, with steep stone slabs covered in slippery ice or snow. A 50-meter climb on a 45-degree snow wall, aided by fixed lines, becomes necessary to reach the summit ridge. Subsequently, we encounter a sharp snowy ridge leading to the first summit.

Along the path to the true summit, there is a descent before the final steep ascent. Ultimately, we reach the summit of Machermo, where we can relish the awe-inspiring view of the world's highest mountains. Other difficulties trekkers may experience are  as follows: 

Altitude Sickness

A journey to a higher elevation presents a common challenge known as Altitude Sickness. As we ascend beyond the 5000 m mark, it is only natural to experience the effects of this condition.

Acute Mountain Sickness, an alternative term for this ailment, arises from the scarcity of oxygen in elevated regions. The thin air contributes to a reduced oxygen level, triggering symptoms of altitude sickness among travelers.

Some frequently observed indicators include headaches, dizziness, and sleep disturbances. If you detect any of these signs, promptly notify your guide. They will guide the necessary steps to be taken. Neglecting timely medication could jeopardize your well-being.

Machermo Peak Expedition Route

The Machermo Peak route presents a moderate challenge, with trails that may prove unforgiving to inexperienced individuals. However, seasoned climbers may perceive it as a less arduous and demanding journey. Embarking on the Machermo Peak expedition entails traversing numerous uphill and downhill sections, necessitating 5 to 6 hours of daily walking.

Continuous walking can be pretty exhausting for novice climbers. Moreover, specific segments of this trek deviate from conventional paths. Exercise caution while navigating these offbeat trails and ensure you know how to handle technical equipment. Completing this trek demands a significant amount of stamina.

Heavy Luggage

Pack a substantial amount of luggage for a trek lasting over two weeks. Additionally, you may require specialized equipment if you plan on mountain climbing. As a result, you will find yourself burdened with heavy baggage throughout your journey to Machermo Peak. Carrying such weighty loads can be troublesome and contribute to your fatigue during the trip. When your body is exhausted, the likelihood of sustaining injuries and encountering health risks increases significantly.

Therefore, we advise you to consider employing the services of porters and guides for your expedition. In Nepal, guides are typically mandatory for most mountain treks. In addition to their primary responsibilities of navigation, translation, and facilitation, some guides are willing to assist in carrying your luggage. On the other hand, porters are exclusively dedicated to shouldering the burden of your baggage, ensuring your comfort throughout the trip. A single porter can usually handle a daily load weighing around 20 to 25 kg.

Weather Conditions and Temperature Difficulty

The smoothness of your journey dramatically depends on the weather conditions you encounter. Autumn and Spring offer a more stable climate, resulting in fewer complications during these seasons. However, Winter and the Monsoon bring less favorable weather. The Monsoon season brings heavy rainfall, leading to muddy and slippery paths. The dark rain clouds hide the otherwise beautiful views.

Conversely, winter presents its challenges with very cold temperatures during early mornings and nights. Some individuals may struggle to cope with such weather. Therefore, it becomes crucial to pack warm clothes for this season. Additionally, snowfall covers the paths, transforming the walk into a challenging and exhilarating experience.

Fender and Benders

During your expedition to Machermo, staying alert for potential mishaps that could become bigger problems is important. The trails you'll be traversing are steep, uneven, and uncomfortable, which increases the likelihood of minor accidents, slips, or falls.

You can experience muscle injuries such as sprains or strains as you trek. These injuries occur when muscles or ligaments are suddenly twisted or stretched due to accidents or falls. Blisters can also be a problem during long walks, particularly on your feet. These bumps can cause discomfort when walking, running, or climbing.

Wearing comfortable trekking shoes and carrying ointments for treatment is recommended to prevent these minor injuries. Additionally, you may encounter insects and pests along the way, so it's important to carry insect-repellent creams and wear protective clothing like full sleeves. If possible, avoid trekking during the summer or monsoon season when venomous animals and insects are more active.

Long Duration Walks

To reach the summit of Machhermo Peak, extensive travel along the Khumbu trails is necessary. Our journey begins with a landing at Lukla, where we embark on a trek. The path takes us through Namche Bazaar, passing Phakding along the way. Continuing from Namche, we proceed to Dole and go up to Machermo.

Following the Lukla-Machherma route, we eventually reach Gokyo. Upon exploring Gokyo, we allocate a day for acclimatization and venture to climb Gokyo Ri. As we start our expedition from the base camp, we gradually advance towards Machhermo mountain, ultimately reaching its high camp before undertaking the final ascent to the peak.

It is no exaggeration to say that a significant amount of walking is required before the expedition. Considering the exhaustion that may accompany the journey, climbing in the middle of the trek can be particularly demanding. Therefore, we highly advise ensuring physical fitness before undertaking this expedition. Be prepared to walk for several days and then conquer a mountain.

Training and Preparation Required to Overcome the Difficulties

High-altitude treks and climbs like Machermo Peak pose significant challenges, requiring you to be in excellent physical, emotional, and psychological condition. The more fit your body is, the more enjoyable your journey will be. Therefore, training extensively in advance and preparing yourself mentally is essential.

Initiating your training program as soon as you commit to the trip is crucial, ideally starting 3-4 months before your scheduled flight. Progression is key here, so avoid pushing yourself too hard too quickly. Start slowly and gradually increase your training effort and volume by approximately 10% weekly.

Our experienced guides and leaders have developed many expedition training, drawing from their decade-long expertise and utilizing available resources and past experiences. The advice provided in this guide is meant to give you a general understanding of training plans and routines in good faith.

Normally trekking the Himalayas does not necessarily require prior experience. But we recommend having previous high-altitude trekking experience before peak climbs here. Also, consult your doctor, trainer, dietitian, or nutritionist for a personalized training plan based on your specific health conditions. Keep in mind that a one-size-fits-all approach to training is nearly impossible. Nonetheless, there are some general principles and helpful tips to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

If you are in good health and free from injuries, prioritize your training in the following manner. However, if you have any medical conditions, it is best to consult with your doctor before your high-altitude trek and climb training plans.

Moreover, try to train in various weather conditions, whether rainy, frosty, windy, or sunny. Being prepared for any situation is crucial.

Some other training that climbers must do are as follows:

Cardiovascular Training for Peak Climbing

 A robust cardiovascular system enhances efficiency, stamina, and performance, particularly in mountainous environments. Regular exercise strengthens the heart, gradually increasing its efficiency in pumping more blood per beat. This allows the heart to circulate oxygen-rich blood more effectively with fewer beats. Two types of exercise yield significant benefits: aerobic exercises and strength training.

Aerobic exercises like walking, running, and sports enhance endurance while improving cardiovascular and respiratory functions. With stronger and more efficient lungs and heart, your fitness levels improve, enabling you to train harder and longer. 

When preparing for altitude, individuals residing in the lowlands find it challenging to do so. Contrary to popular belief, one's fitness level may not accurately predict how altitude affects them. However, training can help you prepare for the physical and mental strains of trekking or climbing with a daypack over extended periods and various terrains.

Strength Training For Peak Climbing

Strength or resistance training yields numerous benefits. It increased muscle mass, improved coordination, and elevated heart rate. This form of training is not exclusively for bodybuilding competitions; a few sessions can greatly support your endeavors. Even without carrying a heavy load, a weighted pack will elevate your center of gravity and intensify muscular stress.

Developing strength enhances stability on uneven terrain, distinct from building endurance. Two to three days of resistance training suffices, whether utilizing weights or relying on body weight. Warm up for 10 minutes before and cool down afterward, as with any exercise. Prioritize upper body focus on one day, lower body on the next.

Performing resistance work before endurance exercises optimizes the energy demand on your muscles. Strength training exercises may encompass lifting weights, employing resistance bands, utilizing body weight resistance through push-ups, pull-ups, crunches, leg squats, or wall push-ups, and using weight machines at a gym.

Climbing Experience

Before any peak climbing expedition, be physically fit. But having prior experience can greatly enhance your overall journey. First and foremost, consider your previous experiences as the most important factor. It is highly beneficial to have experience in hiking and climbing smaller peaks before undertaking Himalayan treks and climbs. While trekking and climbing mountains up to 6000m in Nepal is possible without prior experience, having some is always preferable.

Suppose you maintain good health and exercise regularly, like jogging, tennis, or long hikes. In that case, you can embark on a peak adventure with a well-planned itinerary and proper acclimatization. For trekking in Nepal, prior trekking experience is not mandatory if you are in good health. 

If you lack previous experience but still desire to partake in Himalayan treks and climbs, we can assist you in achieving your goal. Our itineraries carefully consider all aspects, ensuring sufficient rest and acclimatization days. 

Best months For Machermo Peak Climbing (Autumn and Spring)

Nepal's diverse terrain and elevation contribute to its wide range of temperatures and meteorological conditions. The country experiences four distinct seasons- spring, summer (monsoon), autumn (fall), and winter, each lasting approximately three months. Machermo  Peak expeditions face different challenges depending on the season, as climate and weather vary. Spring and autumn are recommended for climbing Machermo Peak, while summer/monsoon and winter are less favorable.

Autumn Season (September-November) 

Climbing Machermo Peak reaches its pinnacle during the enchanting season of Autumn. Spanning from September to November, this time of year attracts the most adventurous souls. The crisp and refreshing air adds an extra thrill to the journey. Autumn unveils a celestial canvas, providing unobstructed views of majestic mountains. The panorama, from any angle, is a sight to behold.

While vibrant blossoms may be absent, the essence of Autumn permeates every other aspect flawlessly. Expect a consistent, clear, and dry climate between mid-September and late November, making it the preferred choice for hikers and mountaineers alike.

Yet, Machermo Peak's expedition during Autumn comes with its share of challenges. Securing domestic flight tickets, guides, porters, and accommodation services is arduous due to high demand. The trails bustle with many tents and climbers, adding to the bustling atmosphere.

September marks the onset of Autumn, following the conclusion of the Monsoon season. Though early September may witness sporadic precipitation, the rains of the Monsoon season have already cleansed the landscapes of dirt and debris. As October sets in, it emerges as the prime month for conquering Machermo Peak. The absence of rain or snow ensures unparalleled vistas of peaks and local communities. 

Spring Season (March-May)

Machermo Peak presents an exceptional opportunity for climbing during the enchanting season of Spring. From the onset of March until the end of May, this period offers unparalleled conditions for excursions, making it the busiest time for hikers and mountaineers in Nepal. Nature comes alive during Spring, with vibrant flowers and lush greenery adorning the routes to Machermo Peak.

The climate remains consistent and favorable for mountaineering, characterized by dry and sunny weather that provides excellent visibility of the surroundings. The landscape is awe-inspiring this season, featuring expansive stretches of Rhododendron and Oak trees.

However, excellence often comes at a price. Climbing during Spring does present some challenges. Securing the services of a porter and guide becomes considerably difficult due to high demand. Additionally, accommodation options are limited, routes become overcrowded, and basic services may come at inflated prices.

Cost Of Machermo Peak Climbing

The cost of undertaking a Machermo Peak expedition in the majestic Himalayas of Nepal can vary based on various factors. On average, a guided trek with a reputable adventure company can range from US$2,700 to US$3,000 per person. This comprehensive package typically covers permits, accommodations, meals, transportation, group equipment, Sherpa climbing guides, porters' fees, insurance, and accommodation and meals.

Ensuring a safe and successful adventure while climbing Machermo Peak necessitates booking your expedition with a proficient local trekking company such as Mountain Rock Treks. We offer a Machermo peak climbing expedition at a reasonable and budget price starting from 2,550 per person. Additionally, we also offer group prices, which are as below:



Cost of Machermo Peak climbing 

1-1 pax

$2550 per person

2-6  pax 

$2300 per person

7- 12

$2200 per person

Their experienced guides have mountaineering expertise and an intimate understanding of the local terrain and culture. Their invaluable guidance and unwavering support throughout the journey can significantly enhance your chances of reaching the summit safely. Their unparalleled knowledge of the region's weather patterns, route conditions, and altitude-related challenges can prove instrumental in your quest for success.

Booking your Machermo Peak climbing expedition with a local company supports the local community, facilitates cultural exchange, and promotes sustainable tourism. By entrusting your adventure to an expert company, you can be assured of a memorable and authentic Himalayan experience.

Permit Costs

The NMA Peak Climbing Permit & its Cost

The initial step in planning your Machermo Peak trek requires obtaining the primary permit. The most favourable months for trekking to Machermo Peak are spring and autumn, and consequently, the permit cost is highest during these seasons.

Here is an approximate cost breakdown for the different seasons:

Spring (March, April, May): USD 250.00 per person

Autumn (September, October, November): USD 125.00 per person

Summer (June, July, August): USD 70.00 per person

Winter (December, January, February): USD 70.00 per person

You must apply to the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to acquire the Climbing Permit. The trekking permit can be obtained from Kathmandu's Nepal Tourism Board Office. Likewise, registering with a government-registered trekking agency is necessary to obtain a climbing permit.

Sagarmatha National Park Permit

You need to obtain a permit since you will be trekking on the Everest Gokyo route, which passes through the Sagarmatha National Park. The fee for this permit amounts to 3000 Nepali Rupees, equivalent to approximately 30 USD.


Trekkers need a TIMS card for safety and well-managed trekking. It requires a photo, passport copy, and fee payment. Get it from NTB, TAAN, or approved trekking companies. TIMS card now costs 2000 rupees per person.


Your lodging options may vary depending on your desired level of support during the climb. Initially, you may stay in teahouses or tented camps. Subsequently, you can choose between basic or more luxurious tea houses.

Luxury accommodations provide superior amenities, such as heated private bell tents, private bathrooms with showers, Wi-Fi access, comfortable flooring and furniture, and gourmet 5-star meals. On the other hand, basic accommodation entails shared tents and facilities, communal spaces, and wholesome meals rather than fine dining.

If you have booked a fully guided trek, the type of accommodation included in your package will be specified when booking. However, there might be opportunities to upgrade your package for higher comfort.

Beyond the base camp, your lodging will consist of tented camps. Fully guided treks usually provide porters to assist in setting up camps, and shared tents might be available. As you approach the summit, efficient local teams will set up and dismantle camps based on prevailing conditions, progress, and weather.


As you ascend towards Base Camp, the valley is dotted with teahouses, each offering a unique dining experience. These establishments vary in quality but provide a diverse menu comprising local delicacies and Western dishes. Opting to stay at these teahouses will grant you better meal prices, typically ranging from $10-$20 or $20-$50.

Additionally, these teahouses may offer a selection of beverages, including alcoholic drinks, snacks, and essential supplies for purchase. However, the prices of these items tend to increase as you approach Base Camp.

In Kathmandu, you'll have the opportunity to explore various cuisines before your trek. Here, you can find local options at affordable prices, typically costing a few dollars. Alternatively, if you prefer a taste of Western-style food, you can expect slightly higher prices.


To reach the starting point of the trek, you must make your way to Lukla. Some tour companies include a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, while others do not.

Alternatively, you can trek from Kathmandu to Lukla by taking a bus to Jhiri and continuing on foot. This journey typically takes around 5 days. Porters and yaks are available to assist with carrying your luggage, with prices starting at $20/$300 per day.

You can drive from Kathmandu to Lukla if you prefer a quicker option. Private transportation costs approximately $200 or $350 and takes up a significant part of a day.

Once in Lukla, the trek to Machherma and Gokyo will take approximately one week. The costs for porters, yaks, accommodation, and food remain the same. 

If you wish to save time and effort on the descent, you can arrange a helicopter transfer from Base Camp to Lukla after reaching the summit. This service costs approximately $1,600 or $3,000, but the expense can be shared among a group if you travel together.

It is also possible to take a helicopter to Machermo Base Camp. However, this means missing out on the journey through the valley, the beautiful landscapes, and the opportunity to meet fellow trekkers.

Insurance Costs

Obtaining a minimum level of insurance is mandatory to ensure the safety and well-being of all trekkers climbing Mount Machhermo. This insurance should include coverage for evacuation from the mountain and other essential aspects such as natural disasters, rescue operations, equipment, and illness or injury.

The insurance cost can vary depending on the level of coverage you choose. Basic policies may start at around £100/$125, while more comprehensive coverage can range from £400 or $500. If you have the means, it is advisable to opt for a higher level of coverage, as it can compensate for any potential disruptions to your trek.

Ensuring that your hired Sherpa, porters, and guides are adequately insured throughout their engagement with you is also crucial. This will further enhance the safety and security of your trekking experience.

Tips for Porters/ Guides

While tipping is not obligatory in Nepal, expressing your appreciation for satisfactory service is customary. Gratuity amounts vary, ranging from $4/$5 per day for porters and drivers, $8/$10 for Sherpas, to $16/$20 per day for the lead guide.

Feel free to give a more generous tip if the support has exceeded expectations.

During your trek, it is essential to carry the cash with you. Ensure that you have a secure and waterproof money wallet for this purpose.

Client Reviews

  • Conquering Machermo Peak in Style

    Our ascent to Machermo Peak was genuinely unforgettable. Right from the beginning until the end, every aspect of the journey was expertly managed. The trip allowed me to witness awe-inspiring mountain vistas and the mesmerizing spectacle of sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan horizon. As a first-time mountain traveller, the team ensured I felt comfortable throughout the expedition. This has been one of my most cherished experiences to date. 

    Trystan FowlerFranceJune 24, 2023
  • Chasing the Summit

    A big thank you goes out to Deepak and the entire team at Mountain Rock Treks for providing us with an exceptional trip. Everything was handled with utmost care and precision from the beginning to the end. The expedition presented me with breathtaking views of the mountains and the magical spectacle of sunrise and sunset along the Himalayan range. As a novice mountaineer, the team ensured I felt completely at ease throughout the journey. Undoubtedly, this has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life.

    Aaryan AguilarMalawiJune 10, 2023
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