Panchase trek is popular for its array of birds, wildlife, and amazing mountain views. Firstly, this is a panoramic trek beyond Phewa Lake in Pokhara. From Panchase you will see the great Himalayan peaks of Macchapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, and Manaslu.
Secondly, the terrain varies from subtropical valleys of banana trees and rice paddies to high ridges covered in 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 this trek is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
The major attraction of this trek is the beautiful forest from where you see imaging view of mountains. The forests are very biodiverse and protect many species of birds and wildlife. Three 8000 meter-plus mountains can be seen from several points along the trail. And also you will be the witness of rural Nepali life in the villages, inhabited mainly by Gurung and Brahman people.
In short, panchase trek is a short and easy trek very close to Pokhara in the Annapurna region. If you want to hike with your families or friends, this trek will be your cup of tea. There are different routes to Panchase Peak. One is official while others are created by locals or guides that know the region well.
Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.
After breakfast, a sightseeing visit, in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple.
Today after breakfast we take a tourist bus drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara have some refreshments. And leisure time free to explore around Pokhara.
From Pokhara, a short boat trip across the beautiful Phewa Lake will take you to the starting point of the trek. First, climb through the forest leading to the World Peace Pagoda. This Buddhist stupa is one of over 80 Peace Pagodas worldwide built in an attempt to unite people from all over the world and promote world peace. From here you also can have stunning views over mountains, Phewa Lake, and the city below. After a chance to wander around this truly peaceful stupa, we continue down through the forest on small walking trails, before climbing back up to join an open jeep trail snaking around the hill, which will take you through the village of Lukum Swara. The final climb of today takes you up to Bumdi village, home to Gurung and Brahman people.
After breakfast, our trail continues through the beautiful forest where you can see mountains regularly
peeking out between the trees. Today is a great day for nature-lovers, as the path winds amongst diverse trees and plants and you can hear the birds above – you may even catch a glimpse of a monkey! Emerging from the trees briefly at Thulunchour you then continue under the cover of the forest until the path joins a dirt road, from which you can see panoramic views of the mountains. These include the Annapurnas, Lamjung, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) as well as
three peaks over 8,000m: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and Manalsu, in the distance. Continuing along the jeep trail takes you gently uphill to Panchase Bhanjyang.
This morning you climb the stone steps up to Panchase peak at almost 2,500m, the highest point of your trek. From here you will again be rewarded with stunning views over the mountains, and there is the option of getting up extra early to ascend to this point in time for sunrise! After catching your breath and some time in height, you descend down the far side of the hill to All danda. This afternoon consists of a gentle walk down to your campsite, with regular views of the mountains above and villages below. The campsite is situated just above the town of Bhadaure, where you can experience
a mix of cultures.
Today starts with a descent down the stone steps to the town of Bhadaure and continues on to the jeep trail that takes us across a small stream and through regular villages, where we will get the chance to interact with locals and children.
This day early morning trek to Sarankot the famous place for sunrise and sunset spot point. On reaching Sarankot explore around for the beautiful view of the Himalayas then we drive back to Pokhara. Note: On this day if you are willing to do paragliding. It is possible to do it on Sarankot same day.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the international airport for your onward destination.