Panchase Trekking is one of the best attractions of Annapurna Himalayas. It is an easy classic trekking route in western Nepal north of beautiful Lake City Pokhara. The short hiking destination Panchase offers an unforgettable closer mountain view, varied cultural practices and total wilderness experience with best photographic opportunities. An exotic panoramic mountain range, untouched biodiversity, natural heritages and local cultural significances are what the Panchase has to present you!
North of Pokhara, this trek goes along subtropical valleys, rice fields, forests and abundant array of bird’s life. Along off the beaten path you get to admire Magar, Gurung and Brahmin ethnic life. Panchase is trekable by all ages in all time of year.
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
On arrival in Kathmandu airport, our representative welcomes you with the display board for Trekking Mart. Transfer to the chosen hotel and free ahead. At evening enjoy the welcome dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with fantastic cultural dance presentation.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara- 6 hours drive
At 7 in the morning, start bus journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara is in 200km west of Kathmandu and is about 6 hours journey. Rivers, landscapes, villages, terrace farms, forests and hills seems magnificent all along the way. On reaching Pokhara, shift to hotel and rest of the day is as per you.
Day 03: Boat across Phewa Lake & trek to Bumdi (1,520m)- 3 hours trek
After breakfast, we start our journey by crossing beautiful Phewa Lake on boat. From next edge, trek starts along the stunning hills and stone steps leading to World Peace Pagoda. This stupa is an attempt to unite people and promote peace in the world. It is a magnificent point to view mountains, lakes and entire Pokhara city. After you explore around this truly peaceful stupa, continue walking down through the forest and up to the hill. Pass the village of Lukum Swara and climb one more hill to reach to the village of Bumdi. Overnight at a local teahouse of Bumdi.
Day 04: Trek to Panchase Bhnjyang (2,065m)- 4 hours trek
Today, we continue through beautiful forest and rocky up-down trail. You can see towering mountains, diverse plants and glimpse of wildlife. Along the dense forested path, our journey emerges to Thulunchour and eventually joins a dirt road. Enjoy the panoramic seeing of mountains including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Manaslu (8,163m) and many more. Gently uphill trail along the jeep way takes you to Panchase Bhanjyang. Overnight at a local tea house.
Day 05: Trek to Bhadaure (1,670m) - 3 hours trek
Early morning hike to stunning hill Panchase peak (2,500m) which is the highest point of our trek. This point is renowned for appealing Mountain View along with colorful sunrise over them. After you enjoy enough the beautiful natural territory, descend down to the hill Alldanda and continue gentle walking all the way to Bhadaure. Bhadaure offers mix cultural experiences of Gurung, Brahmin and kami inhabitants.
Day 06: Trek to Naudanda (1,515m) and trek to Pokhara – 2 hours trek, 30 minutes drive
Today, journey starts with downhill trail till to the dirt road and continues along jeep trail. Onward, pass through typical villages where you will get the chance to do chatting conversation with locals. At Naudanda, our private vehicle will pick up us and drive to Pokhara. At evening, visit around the Lakeside city, Phewa lake and Old bazaar. Overnight at a chosen hotel in Pokhara.
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu
Today is the last day of our Panchase trekking when, we drive to Kathmandu. On a tourist bus, we reach back to Kathmandu at around 3pm, shift to your hotel and ahead enjoy as per your own schedule.
Day 08: Final departure
At about 3 hours prior to your flight time, we transfer you to the airport to fly your onward destination. Trekking Mart family wishes your best time ahead.