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Machhapuchhare is a sacred mountain, and though people have climbed it, expeditions are very rare, and they are not allowed to summit. One expedition, I heard stopped short of several meters of the top to respect the ghurkas wishes. It was instrumental to obtaining the permit in the first place. (text by Dean Lofquist)

Elevation (feet): 22,966
Elevation (meters): 7,000
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 28.495547
Longitude: 83.946227
Nearest major airport: Pokhara
Convenient Center: Pokhara

Thanks to Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

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  • Log #15533 - by Micah Wilkins on July 29, 2004
    MACHHAPUCHHRE (FISH-TAIL) The shining peak of Machhapuchhre (6997 meters), which means "Fishtail" in Nepali, sits elegantly in the faint atmosphere of mist beyond the silhouette of a lone...