Panchasse trek is an easy trek and a wonderful introduction to the Annapurna mountain region starting in Pokhara, on the shores of picturesque Lake Phewa. The trek heads southwest, then loops north into the Annapurna Conservation Area through subtropical valleys and rice fields to high ridges of rhododendron forest. The Panchase area is known for a wide variety of birds and animals. Our trek takes us off the beaten track and offers a chance to explore the many cultures in the area, including Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung. Fabulous views of Annapurna, Macchapucchare (Fishtail), and Himchuli are a highlight of the Panchase Trek.
Max.elevation : 2509m
Type of trek: easy
Duration of the day: 2-5 days
Duration a day walking: 4-6 hours
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1380mtrs)
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu (TIA), our representative from Adventure Team will be there to pick you up. You will be transferred to the hotel in half an hour drive by private vehicle. We discuss our trip and you have time for refreshment. In the evening we are together again for a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with a cultural program.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (1380mtrs)
After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for half a day sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa. You will have your lunch in the restaurant with the view of Stupa then you back to the hotel. You will meet your trek leader and discuss the trek and do last minutes arrangements.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel near Lake Phewa.
Day 04: Pokhara-Bhumdi [1520m]
Start the day with a drive to Thado Khola, passing beautiful Davis Falls on the way. Trek to Bhumdi through a lush forest teeming with interesting flora and fauna. The trail starts up a long staircase to a ridge before dropping down to Bhumdi. In Bhumdi you will have good views of Himalchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna range, and Fishtail. Overnight in Bhumdi. (3-4 hours walking)
Day 05 – Bhumdi-Panchase Bhanjyang [2030m]
If the weather is clear, you will have more opportunities to view the beautiful mountains along the trail. Today, the trek takes us up through the forest and then on to Bhanjyang, a small settlement at the foot of Panchase. From here the views over Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake are awesome. Overnight in Bhanjyang. (5-6 hours of walking)
Day 06 – Panchase Bhanjyang-Panchase Peak
Hike to the Panchase Hill summit for a panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayan Range, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu. The ruins of the temple at the summit sometimes shelter a holy man and night camp in Bhaudure.
Day 07-. Trek to Naudada and drive to Pokhara. 1 hour
You will have time to relax or explore the Pokhara area. Overnight stay at a hotel near Phewa Lake.