Panchase Trek

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Panchase trek in Annapurna region is one of the easier and short adventure programs in Nepal. Located south-west of Pokhara on the borders of Kaski, Parbat and Syangja, Panchase holds a religious significance among the locals; and for visitors, it is the highest hill with settlement in these parts. Due to its high altitude, numerous herbs with medicinal value are found on the slopes and forests. Besides, the vantage point offers thrilling views of the mountains such as Annapurna Range, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal and others.

Panchase is an old village. You will see farmers growing vegetables on their terraced fields – a direct reflection of the simple lifestyle of this tiny village in the hills. As a picturesque and unique icon of this region, Panchase has clearly preserved its way of life for a long long time. This unique mid-hill trek of Nepal lets you experience the less-frequented wilderness in Annapurna. Along the way you can interact with people and stay at their homes as house-guests. An additional activity this trip provides is the opportunity for photography. You will find that dramatic lighting now and then will definitely attract you to take a few shots of the landscape along the way.

The trek starts from and ends in Pokhara. Avoid the traffic by visiting this region this year with Orbit Alpine Adventures. This 6-day trek to Panchase is suitable for moderately-fit trekkers. Although you can visit round the year, the best time to go to Panchase is late spring and early autumn.

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We will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel. Our tour guide will offer you a brief orientation of the program and some info about Nepal.

As per Pokhara flight schedule, our staff will transfer you to the domestic Airport for a short, half-an-hour scenic flight to Pokhara. On arrival, our trekking staff will meet and receive you and will take you for a short tour around the suburb of Pokhara. Our trek begins in the afternoon with a 2-hr uphill hike through terraced paddies. We will pass the farm villages and finally reach Bhumdi village, our overnight stop. A superb view of the Annapurna mountain ranges can be seen from the campsite.

The trek ahead is a gradual uphill under the cool shade of the temperate forest of oaks and rhododendron with occasional view of the Annapurna ranges. The walk is fairly moderate as the second half involves a gradual climb through the woods, finally bringing us to a small settlement of Panchase Bhanjyang at approximately 2,200 m altitude. Panchase Bhanjyang is situated at the base of Panchase hill. The campsite offers magnificent view of the snow-capped range and of the surrounding landscapes.

Early morning hike to Panchase hill top (2,550m) to capture the superb panorama of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu range. Panchase is a holy spot where once a year, pilgrims from nearby villages and districts to pay their homage. There are several religious shrines around that might of interest. Return to Bhanjyang for lunch and afterwards continue the trek to Bhadaure village through the pristine rain forest. The camp for the night is just above the village, a perfect spot to view of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna south and Mt Maccahapuchare. We will visit the Gurung village at Bhumdi.

Today the trek is far easier with the ever present views of the snow-capped peaks, terraced fields and fertile valleys. As we descend, we will come across quaint villages and their cultures. A further 4-hours walk takes us to Naudanda, along the Baghlung-Pokhara highway. We will board a bus from here for a short drive back to Pokhara, for overnight stop.

After early breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu following Trisuli River. On reaching Kathmandu you will be checked in to a hotel. You can spend rest of the free day in Kathmandu shopping and sightseeing. In the evening, you are invite on a typical Nepalese dinner with us.

According to the schedule, we will take you to the airport for your flight ahead.