Machhapuchhre, Tamu Language: Katasu Kliko, is the name of a mountain located in the north of Annapurna Himal in Central Nepal. People worship this mountain as a holy place of Lord Shiva so it is not allowed to climb this mountain.The then government had banned the ascent from March 20, 2020. The locals said that Machhapuchhre Himal was another form of Lord Shiva and urged the then government to stop the ascent.
As Machhapuchhre Himal is the symbol of the head of a Hindu deity, it is believed that one should not climb it Machhapucchrere is a head, not a fish tail. That mountain peak is a symbol of ascetics named ‘Nar ‘and ‘Narayan’. Therefore, human footsteps should not be placed on the heads of ‘Nar’ and ‘Narayan’The beautiful Machhapuchhre Mountain, which casts a shadow in the Fewatal of Pokhara in Kaski, is not open for mountaineering.
Of course, the attempt to climb it had already taken place 61 years ago.In 1957, British mountaineer Jimmy Roberts reached a height of 6,993 meters, just below the peak of the fish tail, experts say.but no one has not climbed the mountain since then
Gurung ,Magar consider and worship it as an idol of Lord Shiva .The villagers told the government not to allow them to climb because they did not want to trample on God or litter. The government also obeyed the order. The then King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah listened to the request of the villagers and asked them to stop the ascent.In the meantime, some foreign climbers tried to climb the mountain, but many did not give good news.
If Machhapuchhre Himal opens, the door of prosperity will open in the villages and settlements below Machhapuchhre Himal.
Mt. Machhapuchhre, at the bottom of a long inspiring range, extends outwards from the south to the main part of Annapurna, giving the eastern border the form of Annapurna Conservation Area. This protected area is a favorite trekking destination of tourists and the base camp and other natural scenery from the south side of Annapurna is very captivating. This picturesque peak is about 25 kilometers from the main city Pokhara.
The name of this mountain is Machhapuchhre because it is like the tail of a fish. It is also called fish tail in English. It is called Katasu Kliko in Tamu language.
Preparations have started to open Machhapuchhre Himal (6993 m) located in Machhapuchhre village municipality of Kaski for climbing. The Department of Tourism has started the process after conducting further study on the basis of the letter sent to the Ministry of Tourism by the village municipality after passing the decision from the meeting of the village executive committee.
Now climb for development and prosperity :
The locals will benefit from the opening of Machhapuchhre. “Tourism is the mainstay of our economic prosperity.Even now, foreign and domestic tourists do not come to this region. However, as the current activities alone will not bring economic prosperity here, request in writing to open mountaineering and has been sent to government The reply has been positive.
The villagers are not happy.
If this is not good, then you are anti-development,” said a local from here, speaking on condition of anonymity. “What happens to the people here when this mountain is opened?” Only a limited number of people are obese. You have to know how to please God. The current work is not for the benefit of anyone other than the village head and the tourism businessman. ‘The villagers are not happy. “If this is not good, then you are anti-development,” said a local from Machhapuchhre, speaking on condition of anonymity. “What happens to the people here when this mountain is opened?” Only a limited number of people are obese. You have to know how to please God. The current work is not for the benefit of anyone other than the village head and the tourism businessman. ‘
MACHHAPUCHHRE BASE CAMP (MBC-3,686 meters)
MBC has the excellence of being the bottom camp for a mountain that cannot be climbed. Most people will tell you that it is off limits because it is considered holy.
Though the holiness is historically based or a current construct is debatable. Either way, it doesn’t take away anything from the stunning location of the base camp. For the first time in the trek you will feel like you are among the mountains.
You will get to see another side of the mesmerizing mountain from here. Before you reach the lodges,there is also a German Metereological Station here .
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