If you are someone who has very less time to explore and visit different ethnic communities of Nepal while traveling through some breathtaking destinations on the way then our Panchase Trek is the best trek for you. As it doesn’t take much time to complete, you will be able to explore Nepal in matter of few days, just in time for your flight back home. Nevertheless, it will give you an immeasurable insight into the rural lifestyle of Nepalese communities. In addition to that, this trek is one of the favorite trekking destinations for those travelers who are interested in photography as a whole.
Panchase Trek is a mini trek that last for about the 12 days. After your arrival to Kathmandu, the next morning we will take an early drive/flight to reach Pokhara. The next day from Pokhara through Thado Khola you drive to Bhumdi (1,525 m/5500 ft). We stay there for the overnight. From this place, trekkers can enjoy a dazzling mountain scenery which will include snowcapped giants like Mt. Himalchuli, Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Manaslu, the entire Annapurna range and the revered Mt. Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain). The next day we move on towards Panchase Bhanjyang (2,000 m/7100 ft) from there along the forest area. There are different species of birds found in this area. Here we stay there in lodge and the next day we move on to Tilahar (1,020 m). The next day we travel along different villages to reach Dobate (2,655 m). Then we head on towards Ghorepani Poonhill through Jalijale. We trek from Ghorepani to Poonnhill (3180 m) to Hill (1475 m). Poon hill provides sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Nilgiri (6,940 m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Machapuchare (6,993 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Lamjung Himal (6,931 m) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. Afterward the trail ascends through the forest as we move towards Nayapul to Pokhara where we end our trek.
It is one of newest trekking routes near Pokhara and is less visited by tourists. You could also spot abundance of wild marijuana plants growing along the trail of Panchase Trek. Along the way you will see many ethnic mixes, such as Brahmin, Magar and Gurung. The best time to visit Panchase would be Sep-Oct-Nov and Mar-Apr-May.
So, join the Incredible Mountains for this easy paced trek where you will experience a great diversity of Nepalese culture and beauty.