Panchase Trek

Trip Overview

This trek is perfectly suited for families with children. Easy trails, not going high on altitude, just over a week in duration and less crowd compared to other areas of Annapurna region, makes it a perfect area to get children to be introduced to hiking in the laps of the Himalayas and a lovely family bonding. The accommodation in lodges are basic and one has an option of doing a camping trek too.
This trek offers you various species of bird along with gigantic views of Mountains which includes: Mount Fishtail, Mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges. The trail offers variety of topographical structures varying from subtropical valleys of rice paddies to ridges and green thickets where rhododendron and other wildlife are found in abundance. Ethnic groups of Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung are found in this region and we will be passing through their village.

Our trek starts with a drive to Khare Khola and hiking for about 3 hours to reach our first camp site at at Bumdi village. From Bhumdi, ascend further passing through lovely forest and villages to reach Panchase Bhanjyang, our highest overnight camp site on the trek at 2030 meters. camp. The next day we hike to the hill for great views of the Himalayan ranges (weather permitting) and after leisurely breakfast start descending to our camp site at Bhadaure. The next day is a short hike to Naudara and we take the vehicle to the lake side city of Pokhara thus ending our short but memorable trek in the laps of the Himalayas


Day 1

Arrival: TIA, Kathmandu
Overnight: Hotel
Arrival in Kathmandu, met by a Khempalung Adventure representative and hotel transfer. Relax the rest of the day. 

Day 2

Am: Sightseeing (optional) PM: Trek Briefing/Last minute essentials purchase
Overnight: Hotel
In the morning, travel through time as you explore the various UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu. Visit the temples and palaces of the Durbar Square with beautiful architecture, Swayambhu Stupa (Monkey Temple) and watch the Kathmandu Valley atop a hill.  In the evening a short brief about the trek and allow time to purchase last minute essentials. 

Day 3

Fly To Pokhara
Overnight at Hotel.
After leisurely breakfast board the waiting vehicle and drive to domestic airport.  Catch the 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival met by the waiting vehicle and drive to Hotel. Check in. Rest of the day is free to rest, relax and enjoy the lake side city on your own. 

Day 4

Drive Pokhara To Khare Khola & Trek To Bhumdi (1520 m)
Overnight at Lodge.     Drive Duration: 30-45 minutes.      Trek Duration: 3 hours approx..
After breakfast, take a scenic drive towards Khare Khola. The drive is along the Tansen/Bhairahawa Highway and takes only about 30 to 45 minutes depending on the traffic. Upon arrival at the spot, ascend uphill for about an hour to reach the first rural community of Kalabang. From here, we will begin descending down towards Bhumdi. Upon reaching Bhumdi village (1,520m), you will be able to witness the grandeur of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machapuchare (Mt. Fishtail), Mt. Himchuli.

Day 5

Trek Bhumdi To Panchase Bhanjyang (2030 m)
Overnight at Lodge.       Trek Duration: 5-6 hours approx.
=We start today’s hike early in the morning. During clear weather, we get the chance to view great Himalayan panorama on our trails. We will climb uphill and pass through thickets. Continuing our ascending walk through forest and then on to Bhanjyang, a small settlement at the foot of Panchase, we conclude this day’s hike. Panchase Bhanjyang which is a wonderful settlement located at the foot of Panchase Hill is famous for bird watching and its views of Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake.

Day 6

Early Morning Hike To Panchase Peak (2,500 m) & Trek To Bhadaure (1430 m)
Overnight at Lodge.      Trek Duration: 5 ½ – 6 hours approx.
Our trek guide will wake you up early in the morning for exploring the Panchase Danda you have to climb 500 meters from your campsite to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas including Lake Phewa in the foreground. Approximately 1 1/2hours Trek to the last point. Return to campsite for breakfast and proceed on with your trek. The trail descends for awhile and follows the ridge to Bhadaure where lunch will be prepared and served.

Day 7

Trek To Naudanda, Drive To Pokhara
Overnight at Hotel.     Trek Duration: 2 hours approx.      Drive Duration: 1 hour 30- minutes approx.
Today’s walk descends gently, following a jeep trail much of the way, and will pass through several villages. At Naudanda, the trekking trail joins the road, and you will be picked up here and driven back to Pokhara.

Day 8

Am: Free Pm: Fly Back To Kathmandu
Overnight at Hotel.
After leisurely breakfast rest and enjoy Pokhara. In the afternoon board the vehicle and drive to airport and catch the 25 minutes’ flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 9

Final Departure
Free for final minute packing and shopping until transferred to the airport for final departure.

Trip Facts

Best Period: Feb, Mar, April, May – Oct, Nov, Dec

Time Period: 08 Nights / 09 Days.

Trek Period: 3 Night / 4 Days

In Kathmandu: 03 Nights      

In Pokhara: 02 Nights

Trek Type: Strenuous

Highest Altitude: 2500  meters

Warning: N/A.

Trek Start Point: Khare Khola

Trek End Point: Naunanda


National Park: Annapurna National Park (7629 sq. kms)

Mountains: Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhare, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri etc. 

Rivers: Modi, Burgundi, Kimrong etc  

Tribes: Brahmins, Chettris and Newars.

Forest: Of Rhododendron and Pine. 

Landscape: Temperate valleys to snow clad mountains.

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