Price From : $ 1,680 per person per pax Duration : 16 Nights & 17 Days
Panchase View Trek
Panchase View trek takes you to the popular Annapurna region of Nepal offering the splendid view of Himalayas. Known as short and easy trek it is an ideal trekking option for all the trekking enthusiasts. Explore and get to know the tradition, culture and lifestyle of local inhabitants trekking through the Panchase village. Mainly the Gurungs and Magars are the locals.
Trekking in Panchase begins after we board a short scenic flight to Pokhara. Then we will trek towards Bhumdi village observing the spectacular views of snowy mountain peaks like Annapurna Himalayan range, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Manaslu and others. At the elevation of 7000 feet, the trekking continues through the beautiful forests to reach Panchase Bhanjyang. This place is also famous for the bird watching as many species of birds are encountered in this region. Following the trekking trails, we cross the Chitre and ascend towards Kushma valley. The view of Mt. Annapurna is captured and next day we will be reaching at small Gurung village Ghandruk. Another attraction of this trip is the spectacular view from Australian camp (Thulo kharka). Passing the Kande village behind the trekking activity is finally concluded after taking a short drive to Pokhara. This trip is made even more adventurous and excitement as we move towards Trishuli for river rafting and then Chitwan national Park for Jungle safari.
Experience the best of “Panchase trekking” along rafting and jungle safari to make your holiday in Nepal memorable and full of adventure organized by BUNA treks and expeditions.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by BUNA staff and transfer you respective Hotels, our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do’s and don’t and other related information that you might require while in Nepal
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day sight seeing
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.
Day 03: A scenic flight to Pokhara 950m 3-hrs trek to Bhumdi village 1500m
As per the flight schedule for Pokhara, our staff will transfer you to the domestic airport for a short half hour scenic flight to Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara BUNA trekking staff will meet and receive you for a short drive on the suburb of Pokhara to start this scenic trekking. Trek begins with about 1-2 hr uphill through the rice terraces, once on the ridge a gradual walk for 2-3 hrs through the farm village of Gurung (one of the famed Gurkha hill tribes of Nepal) with few ups and down brings you to the overnight camp at the suburb of Bhumdi village. A superb view of the Annapurna mountain range can be seen from the campsite.
Day 04: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200m 5-6-hrs walk
The trek from here leads to a gradual uphill leaving the farm villages behind through the cool shade of the temperate forest of oaks and rhododendron and meadows with occasional view of the Annapurna ranges. The walk is fairly moderate for few hours, lunch is served on the open grass meadows after a 3-4 hr walk, after lunch a gradual climb through the woods, another two hours downhill and uphill walk brings you to a small settlement of Panchase Bhanjyang at approx 2,200m 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.
Day 05: Hike to Panchase hill 2,509m and trek to Bhadaure village
Early morning about 2 hrs hike to Panchase-hill top at 2,550m for the superb panorama of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu range, Panchase is also a holy spot during the auspicious time once a year, pilgrims from the nearby village and as far from Pokhara pay their homage. There are several religious shrines around; with a view tower to catch more glimpse of the panorama. Return to Bhanjyang for lunch and continue the nice journey to Bhadaure village through the pristine rain forest till the camp is reached just above the village, from this spot a view of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna south and Mt Maccahapuchare can be seen, with ample time to visit the Gurung village at Bhumdi.
Day 06: Trek to Naudanda 1,350m 4-5 hours walk
The trek today is one of the most easy walk overlooking the views of the snow capped mountain and the terraced farm fields and fertile valleys passing through several farm villages and paddy fields, as we get lower area, come across more Hindu tribe the landscapes and climate changes into sub-tropical and to more rice paddy field, after 4-5 hours walk trek joins the Baghlung-Pokhara highway at Naudanda, from here board on the Bus for the short drive to Pokhara for the overnight stop by the Lake Phewa with time for a walk around the Lake side.
Day 07: At Pokhara. A free day at Pokhara for sightseeing tour
orning boat ride with a short hike to Buddhist Stupa afternoon visit the Bhindabhasine Tempe premises, the Seti Gorge and the David’s Fall, evening at leisure.
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu after breakfast this is an interesting ride for 5-6 hours, on this busy highway following the River Marsyangdi and River Trisuli for some time, on reaching Kathmandu check into respective Hotel
Day 09: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu
A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley or for scenic mountain flight.
Day 10: Transfer to Airport for the International departure
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. BUNA staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.