Panchase trek is one of the easy and relaxing Trekking in Nepal. Panchase is placed in the south west region of Pokhara having bordered by Kaski in the east, Parbat in the west and Syangja in the south. Panchase is considered as one of the religiously holy place by Hindu. In fact, Panchase is the highest hill in this region. It is well known for the occurrence of various rare vegetation that has medicinal importance. From the pinnacle of Panchase we can view the breathtaking panorama of Himalayas, green valleys and terraced fields. Though there are different trials that can lead to Panchase each of them are similar in terms of comfort and scenic beauty. First we surpass through Fewa Lake and walk up to World Peace Stupa. From this stupa, we can view the amazingly beautiful Pokhara which embraces Fewa Lake, Kaski Kot and other well known places in Pokhara. From here we can also view the extravagant view of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Mt. Annapurna.This is a panoramic trek to beyond Phewa Lake in Pokhara.
Panchase Trek is one of the best short trekking route around Pokhara Nepal, Unforgettable closer Mountain View, mid-hill cultural and total wildness experience, inhabited by different ethnical groups, untouched biodiversity and natural heritage site, and now a days it is a unique photographic destination in Nepal. From Panchase you will see the great Himalayan peaks of Macchapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu. The terrain varies from subtropical valleys of banana trees and rice paddies to high ridges covered in rhododendron forest. This supports an abundant array of bird life. Along the way you will see many ethnic mixes, such as Brahmin, Magar and Gurung. This trek is off the beaten path and it is unlikely that you will meet many other trekkers here, and this trek is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Panchase trek you will cross various landscapes from the array of lowland villages to hilly terraced fields ultimately leading to the height of 3,000m where we find finely placed Gurung villages and Rhododendron forest which is best viewed during spring.
Day 01:From Tribhuvan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel room. In the afternoon you can roam around Thamel and we will invite you to our office for briefing about the each day program.
Day 02:After having breakfast we will visit Pashupatinath Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath. We too will pay our visit to Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square which are adorned with fascinating ancient art and architecture. All these sites are recognized by UNESCO’s world heritage site.
Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara (840m) Fly or drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu in the morning with scenic mountain views including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Massif. Our tourist coach leaves at 7:00am in the morning. Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200km and it takes about 7 hours to Pokahra from Kathmandu. There will be breakfast and lunch break on the way. We stroll around lake side or boating on Phewa Lake upon getting to Pokhara. Overnight in Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive to Khande Khola and trek to Bumdi (1520m) From Pokhara, a 40 minutes drive takes you to Khande Khola, after that we trek Bhumdi. A final climb of today takes you up to Bumdi village, home to Gurung and Brahman people, where you will spend the night and can learn more about these cultures. Accommodation, Camping and teahouse options.
Day 05: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang (2065m)After a short climb to really wake you up, the track continues through beautiful forest where you can see mountains regularly peeking out between the trees. Today is a great day for nature-lovers, as the path winds amongst diverse trees and plants and you can hear the birds above – you may even catch a glimpse of a monkey! Emerging from the trees briefly at Thulunchour you then continue under the cover of the forest until the path joins a dirt road, from which you can see panoramic views of the mountains. These include the Annapurnas, Lamjung, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) as well as three peaks over 8,000m: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manalsu, in the distance. Continuing along the jeep trail takes you gently uphill to Panchase Bhanjyang. Similar to last night’s stay, this village is home to Gurung and Brahman people. Accommodation: Camping and teahouse options.
Day 06: Trek to Bhadaure (1670m)This morning you climb the stone steps up to Panchase peak at almost 2,500m, the highest point of your trek. From here you will again be rewarded with stunning views over the mountains, and there is the option of getting up extra early to ascend to this point in time for sunrise! After catching your breath and taking in your surroundings, you descend down the far side of the hill to Alldanda. This afternoon consists of a gentle walk down to your campsite, with regular views of the mountains above and villages below. The campsite is situated just above the town of Bhadaure, where you can experience a mix of cultures as there are a range of residents including Gurung, Kami and Brahman.
Day 07: Trek to Naudanda (1515m), drive to Pokhara.Today starts with a descent down the stone steps to the town of Bhadaure, and continue on to the jeep trail that takes you across a small stream and through regular villages, where you will get the chance to interact with locals and children will ask for chocolate! On reaching Naudanda the trail will rejoin the highway and your car will be waiting to pick you up and drive you back to the quiet city of Pokhara in time for lunch on ‘Lakeside’!Approx Walking Time: 2 hours.
Day 08: Departure for your onward flight