Customers often speculate where our company name, FishTail, originated.

The name was inspired by the spectacular Macchapuchre Mountain, one of the most picturesque locations in Nepal. Translated, “machha” means fish and “puch” means tail.

The FishTail Mountain is part of the Himalayan mountain range and is located in close proximity to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Although not the highest peak in the Himalayans, FishTail is about 7,000 meters. It is immediately to the north of the Pokhara Valley, which is situated at an altitude of approximately 900 meters from sea level.

Machhapuchre
A closer view at sunset

While it may look like many other classic mountains from its most common view in Pokhara, travelers that go on a week long trek deep into the sanctuary are rewarded with a view of the peak resembles a Fish’s tail. The mountain is considered sacred and has never been climbed.