30 days with Machhapuchhre, A Photo Blog

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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.

Machhapuchhre as it is seen from almost all homes in Pokhara!
Machhapuchhre as it is seen from almost all homes in Pokhara!

Day 2-3: October 27, 2011

Fewa lake and Fishtail range
Fewa lake and Fishtail range

 

Another view: Fewa lake and Fishtail range
Another view: Fewa lake and Fishtail range

 

फेवा तालको आँगनमा लै लै माछापुच्छ्रे छायाँ - Fewa taal ko aangan ma lai lai Machhapurchhre chhaya
फेवा तालको आँगनमा लै लै माछापुच्छ्रे छायाँ - Fewa taal ko aangan ma lai lai Machhapurchhre chhaya

Day 4-7: Machhapuchhre and Bindabasini 

Machhapuchhre and Bindabasini - an early morning view
Machhapuchhre and Bindabasini - an early morning view
Again, Machhapuchhre and Bindabasini - an early morning view
Again, Machhapuchhre and Bindabasini - an early morning view
Bindabasini temple and Fishtail as seen from there
Bindabasini temple and Fishtail as seen from there

 

Bindabasini temple and Fishtail as seen from there - 2
Bindabasini temple and Fishtail as seen from there - 2

Day 8-13: The immense beauty of Machhapuchhre

Fishtail over the clouds, Few lake Pokhara
Fishtail over the clouds, Few lake Pokhara

 

Machhapurchhre, a common imagery
Machhapurchhre, a common imagery

 

Beautiful Machhapuchhre
Beautiful Machhapuchhre

 

Pride held high as the Himalayas - can you spot the tiger in the Machhapuchhre?
Pride held high as the Himalayas - can you spot the tiger in the Machhapuchhre?

 

Pride held high as the Himalayas -2
Pride held high as the Himalayas -2

Day 14-19: High resolution Mount Fishtail and Sarangkot exploration

Another bright view of Fishtail from my home
Another bright view of Fishtail from my home

 

Machhapuchhre as seen from on the way to Sarangkot
Machhapuchhre as seen from on the way to Sarangkot

 

Machhapuchhre and the Northern part of the Pokhara valley, as seen from Sarangkot
Machhapuchhre and the Northern part of the Pokhara valley, as seen from Sarangkot
Yet another view from Sarangkot
Yet another view from Sarangkot

Cool Machhapuchhre as Seen from my Home in Pokhara, Nov 30th, 2011 below

Cool Machhapuchhre as Seen from my Home in Pokhara, Nov 30th, 2011
Cool Machhapuchhre as Seen from my Home in Pokhara, Nov 30th, 2011

 

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.

Glory with Machhapuchhre Himal in the Fishtail Range
Glory with Machhapuchhre Himal in the Fishtail Range

Day 22-26: December 6, 2011 Tuesday: Pokhara, Machhapurchhre and Paragliding – what a combo pack of adventure in Nepal 🙂

Paragliding from Sarangkot, Machhapuchhre on the background
Paragliding from Sarangkot, Machhapuchhre on the background

 

Close up: Paragliding from Sarangkot, Machhapuchhre on the background
Close up: Paragliding from Sarangkot, Machhapuchhre on the background
Cool himalayas - cloudy machhapuchhre
Cool himalayas - cloudy machhapuchhre
One of the coolest pictures of Machhapuchhre, I liked the most
One of the coolest pictures of Machhapuchhre, I liked the most

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)

Machhapuchhre, The Fishtail Mountain, Nov 30th, 2011, from Pokhara
Machhapuchhre, The Fishtail Mountain, Nov 30th, 2011, from Pokhara

A brief information about Fewa lake here, since I got glued to going this lake during this period. Also was amazed to see, how popular was Pokhara and Fewa lake in Flickr.

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.

Phewa lake, and the fishtail range with its reflection in the lake - shot from Barahi temple in the middle of the lake
Phewa lake, and the fishtail range with its reflection in the lake - shot from Barahi temple in the middle of the lake

Explore these awesome professional photographs from Flickr tagged: Pokhara – Machhapurchhre

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.

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4 Comments

  1. Olga Werby says

    The view from your home is amazing! What a beautiful place.

  2. Olga Werby says

    The view from your home is amazing! What a beautiful place.

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