Great experience of local villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains which are the main attraction and the highlights of this trip is 360 degree panorama view from Panchase hill in the shade of world’s 10th highest Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 m with views of 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, together with amazing views many white peaks and far horizon, fascinating traditional of mid hills people, sunrise from Panchase Hill top into panoramic mountains, Trekking around Annapurna green mid hills, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – Mediterranean to alpine temperature and beautiful landscapes.
Panchase Hill Trek is a great trekking route to experience the life of mid hills people & villages of Nepal together with it’s culture and to witness the amazing scenery of high Himalayan peaks. This trek is ideal for all types of people from families, school, collage to corporate groups. This journey hardly passes over (2,500 m-8,202 ft) in elevation and, hence, with zero chances of altitude or AMS sickness. Enjoy the views and the comfort of nice cozy lodge in the company of our expert and informative guides.
The Panchase Hill trek is less busy and differs from other treks compared with Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area. We will be walking through friendly traditional hill villages in the land of legendary Gurung tribe known as Gorkha soldiers. We will spend the nights into local village and home stay. This is how this trek is different to other tea house trekking destination.
Panchase Hill Trek offers awesome panoramas of Annapurna I (8,091 m-26,545 ft), Annapurna South (7,219 m-23,684 ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,459 ft), and Annapurna III (7,555 m-24,787 ft), including to Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) at 6,997 m-22,956 ft, world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m-26,795 ft) and 08th highest Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m-26,781 ft and many more peaks across the horizon serve as a further backdrop. We have also chance to Experience striking sunrise from the top of Panchase Hill.
After a great time around this hidden and serene area of Panchase with super panorama of 360° parallel views, we climb up to Ghandruk and to Landruk which are both a traditional Gurung village together with massif view of fishtail and Annapurna. Return to Pokhara through the cool forest and downhill trail to conclude this amazing trek at Kande, from where we drive one hour to reach to scenic city Pokhara. You will enjoy the cool and quite city pokhara maximum. Explore the lakeside and boating into the fewa lake.
Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will conduct a pre- departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meeting will cover trip related information & the collection your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).
After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, do a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley visiting fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Square ( One is in Kathmandu, in Patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum, monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note: this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. (Meals:B)
As time set by our guide who accompanies you throughout this trip, depart from the hotel for an interesting drive on the busy road towards scenic Pokhara. Drive through Himalayan foothills and green valley. Reach Pokhara for an overnight stop in the comfort of an excellent hotel by the lake Phewa with time for walks around the lake side. (Meals:B)
(For people with flying option 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara).
Start this wonderful trek with short drive toward south of Pokhara. Climb for an hour to reach the Peace Stupa which offers grand views of Pokhara valley. Take-in an awesome panorama of snow capped mountains from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal including magnificent Machhapuchhre ‘Fish Tail’.
From here walk continues to the high mid hill ridges through rice terraces on an easy moderate trail for few hours. Reach Phumdi village. Walk to Gurung village at Bhumdi. The Gurung are one of the famous Gorkha hill tribes of Nepal. With afternoon free, marvel the grand view of Annapurna mountains range. (Meals:B,L,D)
Enter the enchanting forest of rhododendron, oaks and pines trees. Make a gradual climb in the shade of the cool woodland with views of Annapurna mountains and Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish Tail’ peak. This pleasant trek lasts for few hours till lunch break. Continue with an uphill walk over the green hills into a serene forest. Slowly head down hill to Panchase Bhanjyang at 2,200 m-7,217 ft for an overnight stop with super views of a snow-capped mountain range and the Pokhara valley below. (Meals:B,L,D)
Make a steep uphill walk to Panchase hill top at 2,509 m-8,231 ft, trekking through nice shade of woodlands. The walk continues for few hours to reach the highest point of this trip with an awesome panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and the Mt. Manaslu range of mountains. Panchase Hill is also a holy place where locals visits once a year to pay homage at nearby temple and bathe in the crystal clear pond at an auspicious time as per the Hindu calendar. After a wonderful time descend back to Bhanjyang for lunch. Trek through a pristine woodland forest to reach Bhadaure village is reached for overnight stop. (Meals:B,L,D)
In the morning, walk on an easy and gradual path with views of snow capped mountains. Pass terraced farm fields and several farm hamlets and paddy fields. Enter back into a warmer lower area. Take a pleasant walk to reach Nayapul that is situated on the Beni / Baglung & Pokhara highway. After being in complete isolation from other trekking groups for the past few days, our journey carries on a winding path following the Modi River upstream to lovely Bhirethati village for overnight stop. Bhirethati village the starting and ending point of many treks of this region. (Meals:B,L,D)
Walk through villages and farm fields following the Modi river to reach at Syali Bazaar. Make a long uphill climb on steps passing several farm villages to Kimche. The walk gets better on a gradual winding path. Make the last climb to Ghandruk village for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge with views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and towering Mt. Machhapuchhre “The Fish Tail”. Ghandruk a large village mainly inhabited by Gurung tribe whose people, besides being in the army (as famous Gorkha soldiers), are farmers and shepards of Tibetan Buddhist religion. (Meals:B,L,D)
With great time at Ghandruk walk downhill on the stone steps and then into a cool shade of forest passing several farm villages and hamlets. Reach Phedi between the high hills of Landruk and Ghandruk by the raging Modi River. Cross a long suspension bridge over Modi River. Walk through a warm area with paddy terraces. The walk gets easier and with short uphill climb to reach another large village at Landruk. After a short rest the walk is more or less gradual on a winding path with few ups. Pass several nice villages of Tolka and Bheda Kharka. Make a 45 minutes climb in the shade of cool forest to Deurali at 2,150 m-7,54 ft. Here take-in the great views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre and of Gandruk village towards the west.
From Deurali take an enjoyable walk through forest along with superb views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu all the way to Pothana village for overnight stop. (Meals:B,L,D)
Today make the last walk of this adventure. Walk a short climb through a cool forest to reach Thulo Kharka, also called Australian Camp. This is a magnificent place located on a large meadow with parallel views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains. Walk an hour downhill to a road head at Pokhara / Beni highway. Drive back to Pokhara after a memorable and fascinating trek to Ghorepani & Pun Hill. Reach Pokhara with free time for individual activities around this beautiful place by lake Phewa. (Meals:B,L,D)
With great time up in the high hill villages and at scenic Pokhara, transfer for an interesting drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel with afternoon free at leisure.
(For those who wish to fly to Kathmandu transfer to Pokhara airport with 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu). (Meals:B)
Breakfast, transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for final departure towards homeward bound or to next port of call. (Meals:B).