Panchase is a region near Pokhara city. A trek to Panchase is an opportunity to relax and explore the nature and culture in the laps of the Himalayas. A trek and stay in Panchase takes a little more than a week. It is a short and easy trek recommended for you if you are looking for a quick view of the Annapurna region.
Your trek begins as you arrive in Kathmandu International Airport and on the following day take a scenic drive from the capital to the beautiful laketown of Pokhara. In Pokhara first you take a quick hike to the top of Sarangkot, popular for extraordinary sunrise views over shining mountains. Prominent mountains visible from Sarangkot are Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri among others. From Sarangkot your trek goes towards Bhadaure and on to Panchase Bhanjyang. ‘Bhanjyang’ is the Nepali name for a mountainous (or a hilly) pass. The charm of this region is what keeps bringing people back and back again. You then move on to Thulakhet before you return to Pokhara.
The trail is lined with beautiful forests with spectacular flora & fauna and amazing views of mountains of the Himalayan range. You will also see the culture of the Gurungs and Magars in this trek. You can visit Panchase on generally any time of the year. It is an easy trek for people of all ages, however, a moderate fitness level is preferred. A short and easy trek to Panchase will surely invigorate you in the mountains of Nepal.
Upon arrival we will meet you and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, walk to Thamel, a popular tourist district in Kathmandu Valley and a bustling bazaar which offers a glimpse of Nepal’s vibrant ethnic culture.
After breakfast drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival meet and transfer to hotel. Check in. Afternoon walk around lake side bazaar. Pokhara is another popular tourist destination. The Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu ranges can be seen from Pokhara.
Drive to Khare Khola or Peace Pagodas stupa, built in an attempt to unite people from all over the world and promote world peace. As well as being an impressive sight in itself, from this vantage point you also get stunning views over mountains, Phewa Lake and the city below. After a chance to wander rounds this truly peaceful stupa, trek through the village of Lukum Swara. The 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.
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 Thulchour, 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.
Climb the stone steps up to Panchase peak (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 Aldanda. 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.
Trek 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 nature city of Pokhara in time for lunch.
After breakfast, drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Drive takes about 6 hours and flight takes 30 minute flight. In the afternoon, shop souvenir around the market for your loved ones. Join our farewell dinner with culture program in the evening.
On this day we will take you to the airport a few hours before your scheduled flight time.thank you for booking your trip with us have safe travel ahead see you again.
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences