“Trek through the green diverse forest of Western Nepal”
Panchase Trek is a short hike tour to explore the surrounding villages and the lush forest in and around the lake city of Pokhara. Get closer to the lifestyle of the people living in this region alongside the picturesque sub-tropical and alpine scenery.
Hike along the dirt path of the green lush Panchase forest to finally get a chance to climb up the 2500 meters Panchase Peak. Our trip starts with a pick up from your hotel premises at the lake city of Pokhara. A short drive to the Thado Khola with a long strenuous climb will take us to the village of Bumdi. A steep uphill climb from there will take us to the village of Panchase Bhanjhyang, our major destination for the trek. Our trekking itinerary goes through all different paths so, we will have new scenic views all along the trek. Enjoy views of the Lamjung, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Manaslu, and several other peaks during the trek. Also, get a chance to find diverse flora and fauna along the Panchase Forest.
Join us in this 4 days hiking expedition to have an experience of a lifetime. The itinerary includes cultural diversity, snow-capped scenery, peak climbing, and also distinct flora and fauna. Enjoy and get familiar with the lifestyle of the Brahmin and Gurung community with the added attraction of the mixed ecological features.
Day 01: Pokhara to Bumdi (1520m)
Wake up early to the sunrise with great views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre peaks on the Phewa Lake. We will meet up at the hotel premises and then, get to the village of Thado Khola Valley. From there, we will start off our trek climbing up through strenuous green hills to get to the village of Bumdi. Enjoy views of the Ganesh, Manaslu, and the Annapurna Ranges from the village.
Day 02: Bumdi to Panchase Bhanjhyang (2000m)
Rouse to the beautiful views of the high Himalayan peaks. Climb up a steep path uphill through the green lush forest of rhododendron and pine to get to the village of Thulunchaur. Again, go through the green forest along the dirt road to hike up to the jeep trail that leads us uphill to the village of Panchase Bhanjhyang. During the day, we will be accompanied by the chirping of birds and the occasional views of the high peaks of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre.
Day 03: Panchase Bhanjhyang to Bhadaure (1670m)
Open your eyes early to climb the 2500 meters high peak of Panchase. It is the highest point of our trekking itinerary. The peak offers us breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and several other snowcapped peaks. Enjoy the sunrise and then hike back to the village for a delicious meal. After breakfast, we will hike downhill through steep hills to arrive at the village of Bhadaure. The village is home to the largest portion of the Panchase Forest and offers a tranquil state of mind.
Day 04: Bhadaure to Naudada and drive to Pokhara (827m)
After an early breakfast, we will start our hike downhill along stone steps to get out of the village of Bhadaure. Walk along the jeep trail to get past a small stream to get to the village of Naudada. From there, the trail joins the Baglung-Pokhara Highway, so we will drive all the way back to the lake city of Pokhara. We will guide you to the hotel premises and then let the trek come to an end.