It is one of the famous short trek which starts from Pokhara, a beautiful city. You will hardly find tourist on the way. This trek takes you through the forests and Gurung village. It offers you the chance to observe the wonderful life style of the local Gurung people.
You will be enjoying the panoramic views of the mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri , Manaslu and Machhapuchare. The utmost point of this trek is Panchase hill and it is a kind of pilgrimage for Hindu people.
You can extend your trip for few more days here if you have got a long holiday. No lodges are available on the trail. It is completely a camping trek.
Annapurna I- 8091m. Annapurna II-7937m.Annapurna III-7855m, Annapurna IV- 7525m, Annapurna South 7819m, Varaha Shikhar 7847m, Himchuli 6441m,Dhaulagiri 1- 8163m, Dhaulagiri II- 7751m, Nilgiri 6940m, Thapa Peak 6015m, Tukche Peak 6920m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Mardi Himal 5588m. Singu Chuli 6500m, Tharpu Chuli 5663m. Gangapurna 7483m, Lamjung Himal 6931m and more
Facts of Panchase Trekking:
|Trekking Destinatin:||Panchase Trekking|
|Trekking Starts in:||Bhumdi|
|Trekking Ends in:||Nayapul|
|Trip Duration:||14 Days|
|Activities:||Sight seeing and Trekking|
|Culture:||Different Community with majority of Gurungs & Magars influences.|
|Transportation:||Private vehicle as per itinerary|
|Accommodation:||4 Nights in Kathmandu, 3 Night in Pokhara, 6 Nights in trekking lodge.|
|Best season in Nepal:||Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov|
|Mode of Trekking:||Camping|
|Group Size:||Min 02 PAX, Max 12 PAX|
|Days||Day to Day Activities|
|01||Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at international airport, After the completion of Visa formalities you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Exp and follow them. Meet our representative; you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu .. You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day.
|02||Sight seeing Kathmandu
After breakfast, we visit Bodhanath, the Stupa of a Million Dew-Drops. We circumambulate the stupa with monks and devotees. then we Visit Pashupatinath , Nepal 's most sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the destroyer. We watch Hindu cremation along the banks of the Bagmati River .
After visiting Pashupatinath, we drive to Bhaktapur - the City of Devotees . There is a one big museum in Bhaktapur which is famous for temples, palaces and houses dating back several centuries. Drive back to Kathmandu . Overnight stay at hotel
|03||Kathmandu to Pokhara
Drive to Pokhara (900 meters) for 7 hours by tourist bus. Trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 6:30AM to pick you up then leaving around 7:30AM to Pokhara. Overnight stay at hotel with breakfast included tea and coffee.
Start the day with a drive to Thado Khola, passing beautiful Davis Falls on the way. Trek to Bhumdi through 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.
|05||Bhumdi to Panchase Bhanjyang 2030m
If the weather is clear, you will have more opportunities to view the beautiful mountains along the trail. Today’s trek takes us up through 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.
|06||Panchase Bhanjyang-Panchase Peak-Chitre 1400m
Hike to the Panchase Hill summit (2500m) for a panoramic view of the Annapurna peaks, Dhaulagiri , and Manaslu. The ruins of the temple at the summit sometimes shelter a holy man. The trek continues uphill steeply through sparse forests and pastures to Chitre, where we overnight.
|07||Chitre to Matathanti 1200m
Today’s trek takes us past scattered villages to the village of Matathanti , where we overnight.
|08||Matathanti to Ghaundrung 1940m
An easy walk today before an ascent to Ghaundrung, the largest Gurung village in the region. Overnight in Ghaundrung.
Take the day in Ghaundrung to rest and enjoy the scenic beauty of the area and the town. Overnight in Ghaundrung.
|10||Ghaundrung to Pothana 1910m
Start off downhill to Modi Khola, crossing on a suspension bridge. The trail turns uphill to Landrung Village , where Machhapuchhre and Annapurna are visible from the trail. It’s an uphill walk through woodlands to Deurali, then a gradual downhill stretch to Pothana, where we overnight.
|11||Pothanato Pokhara 820m
Walk to Damphus, then along the ridge to Phedi, passing rice fields and villages on the way. Then on to Pokhara. (3 hours walking); you will have time to relax or explore the Pokhara area. Overnight stay at hotel near Lake Phewa
|12||Pokhara city tours
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9AM in the morning after breakfast. Places we visit are Fewa Lake , Devis water fall, Museum, and Gupteshower cave. You will have relaxing afternoon. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast,
|13||Drive back to Kathmandu (1345 meters)
If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast,
Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight back to home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).
While doing trek in the khumbu region, we will witness the different views of mountains such as Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We take a short rest for a while and it allows us little time for acclimatization. Here, you prepare yourself to explore the ascent of kalapatthar which is an altitude of 5545m. While climbing down from Lobuche, you will see some glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally, you will be witnessing the north face of Mt. Everest . We return through a different route through Panboche to Lukla. We catch a flight for Kathmandu from Lukla.