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Machhapuchhre Mountain

The Holy Mountain

Machhapuchhre MountainMount 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).

Overview
Location Pokhara, Western Himalayas
Height 6,993 m
Climbing Not allowed
Range of Mountains Annapurna Range
Attraction Majestic View


Striking Features
Considered to be sacred by the local inhabitants, the Fish tail mountain is a treasured spiritual site of the Nepalese.


Best View
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 neighborhood.
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