Machhapuchhre is incomparable, thanks to its fish-tailed pinnacle. This
features makes it one of the most renowned mountains in Nepal Himalayan
range. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the snow-blanketed,
needle-pointed mountain is a visual feast, to be least said. Mafestically
protruding out in the skyline, the view of the mountain provides wings to
the thoughts of the poets. Climbing on the mountain has been restricted, for
it is considered sacred by the locals. Machhapuchhre mountain is known not
only in Nepal but all over the world for its magnificence. Machhapuchhre' means
fishtail and comes from two Nepali words Machha (Fish) + Puchhre (Tail).
||Pokhara, Western Himalayas
|Range of Mountains
Considered to be sacred by the local inhabitants, the Fish tail
mountain is a treasured spiritual site of the Nepalese.
- Machhapuchhre or Fishtail is the second highest mountain of the
- It has supposedly never been climbed.
- It is considered holy by the people of Nepal as it has been untouched
and therefore is pure.
- It lies across Modi Khola in Pokhara.
- Reflecting sunlight at early dawn, the holy mountain of Machhapucchre
is an unforgettable sight.
- The Fishtail mountain lies only 28 killometres to Phewa Lake.
- It is one of the most photogenic mountains in the world .
For viewing Machhapuchhre from a close up, take a mountain flight from
Pokhara that takes you on an aerial sightseeing tour of the Western
Himalayas. Although the highest among the Western Himalayas is Annapurna I
(8,091 m), it is Machhapuchhre which dominates all others in this