Machhapuchhre (माछापुछ्रे), the Fishtail Mountain vibrantly seen from Pokhara, lies in the Annapurna Himalayan Range (Coordinates 28°29′42″N 83°56′57″E). I tried to cover some photographs of this mountain from my home in Pokhara last October-November over an entire range of the month, but since winter had just started there were many days when the beauty of the Himalayas could not be seen.
Trivia: Machhapuchhre is the only mountain in Nepal which is not allowed for conquering!
Day 1: Machhapuchhre looks awesome, maybe I’ve been watching at this beauty after a long time. Whatever, Fishtail is always enchantable to most of us. Below is the typical picture of how it is seen from almost all homes in Pokhara city.
Day 2-3: October 27, 2011
Day 4-7: Machhapuchhre and Bindabasini
Day 8-13: The immense beauty of Machhapuchhre
Day 14-19: High resolution Mount Fishtail and Sarangkot exploration
Cool Machhapuchhre as Seen from my Home in Pokhara, Nov 30th, 2011 below
Day 20: December 4, 2011 Sunday; Winter has hit Pokhara, Sun hardly comes for few hours and Machhapurchhre is so happy to get the sun rays on it.
Day 21: December 5, 2011 Monday, The bad winter weather, it is all foggy with late noon Sun. Bad luck couldn’t see the Himalayas today.
Day 22-26: December 6, 2011 Tuesday: Pokhara, Machhapurchhre and Paragliding – what a combo pack of adventure in Nepal 🙂
Day 27, 28, & 29: Winter has hit Pokhara so hard, hardly could I see mountains on these days. Besides, no matter even if it’s winter in Pokhara, rain still has the way bringing in more drop in temperature.
Day 30: Luckily, could shot this beautiful high resolution image of Machhapuchhre from the topmost floor of our home. (sorry, about the wrong date on the pic below; went messy)
Phewa Lake or Fewa Lake is the second largest lake in Nepal, located in the Pokhara Valley at an altitude of 784 m (2,572 ft). Annapurna looms in the distance from the Pokhara town and the lake is famous for the reflection of Mount Machapuchare on its surface. During sunrise those snow-capped peaks lit up and the stillness in atmosphere helps for that perfect reflection, like one below.
Cameras used: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 70, Sony DSC-S950, Samsung GT-s5620
All the photographs/pictures of Pokhara, Fewa Lake, and the Fishtail can be browsed in full HD resolution from my Picasa Web album here.