Panchase trek is a short panoramic trek with excellent mountain views. The trail includes some larger Gurung villages as well as rhododendron flower forests with majestic Mountain View. Panchase route is abundant with an array of bird and wildlife, excellent views from the more frequented trails and wealth of culture; from Panchase, you will see the high 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 the rhododendron forest.
This supports an abundant array of birdlife. 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; Panchase trek is easy trekking, so No matter how physically fit you are, this trek is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Duration: 4 days from Pokhara to Pokhara.
Max. Altitude: Panchase hill 2500 m
Trek Grade: Easy
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter; We can go for the trek can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time and not highly recommended.
Trip Snippers: 04 days, 3 nights Lodges, Breakfast lunch, and dinner during the trek.
Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 1 to 15 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek; the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on the trek you can put in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Transportation: Private Car/Van, Boat ride.
Activity: walking, trekking
Day 01 - Trip from Pokhara trek to Bumdi (Boat trip )
Approx walking Time:3 hours
On the first day of the trek, you are all set off from Pokhara towards a short boat trip across the beautiful Lake Phewa, taking you to the starting point. A trek begins with a short climb through a lush forest, and after walking some distance, you go to some stairs that lead up to the World Peace Pagoda. The peace pagoda is among the 80 peace pagodas from all over the world built to promote world peace.
After we reach Thadoo Khola, bypassing remarkable David’s fall, we start our trek to Bhumdi via a beautiful green forest with lots of flora and faunas on the trail. Then we ascend our trek journey to a ridge before drop down to the Bhumi. Then from Bhumdi, you can observe the dazzling snow-topped mountain views such as Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Himalchuli, Annapurna ranges.
Overnight in Bhumdi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
Day 02 - Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang (2065m)
Approx Walking Time:4/5 hours
The day two trek begins by ascending through a beautiful green forest through which you get a glimpse of the mountains through the trees. A botanical person would be pleased to see such tranquil evergreen forest filled with colorful flowers, vegetation such as rhododendron, oak, pine, etc.
You can capture the scenic environment in your camera. On the way, the sounds of birds chirping make your journey more enjoyable; the trail joins a dirt road allowing you to view stunning mountains surrounding the path in distance-Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt.Annapurna, and Mt.Manaslu.You then continue along the jeep trail before arriving at Panchase Bhanjyang, where you can either calm or stay in a local tea house. After that, the path ascends, following another village, and then goes straight down to the town of Patle.
Overnight in Panchase Bhanjyang
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Day 03 - Trek to Bhadaure 1670m 3 hours walking 7.5km.
The third day of the trek leads you to the summit, which is the major part of the journey. Today you reach the summit of Panchase Hill! At 2,500 meters, this is the highest point of your trek, and you are rewarded with incredible mountain views! In the early morning, you will get the chance to view the sparkling sunrise smiling over the mountains, and the peaks are decorated with the rays of golden sunlight.
After witnessing such spectacular views, you will descend to the village of All danda on the far side of the hill. You will have a delicious lunch in that village. You will conclude your third day trip with a stroll down to your campsite in the evening, situated just above the town of Bhadaure. Overnight at a local basic tea house in Bahadure.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Day 04 - Trek to Naudanda – drive back to Pokhara Altitude: Naudanda (1515m), Pokhara (800m) Approx walking time:2 hours Distance:6.5km
Your final day trek begins with a quick walk down to Bhadaure, and then you will hike for a few distances to reach to the jeep trail. You will join the trails that wind its way along with the local villages and across several streams before reaching to Naudanda Town. Here you will get the chance to interact with the locals.
The main highway starts from the Naudanda town, and you will wait for the pickup. From here, your operator will pick you up and take you back to Pokhara in time for lunch!
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local tea house