Panchase Trek 2 Days
Panchase Trek is one of the famous short treks in Nepal that takes you to the outskirts of Pokhara. This trek is a superb introduction to the pleasures of spectacular Himalayan views. This trek follows trails along the undulating low altitude mountains passing traditional villages and beautifully terraced fields.
Indeed Panchase trek is a great entry-level hike for the Himalayan Vista. The steady, relaxing, and easy-going trek will not require that you take time out to acclimatize either. This trek is suitable for all age groups and beginners.
The highest elevation of this trek is Panchase Peak (2500 meters from sea level). The aim of this trek is to reach Panchase Peak offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs along with other snowy peaks which appear even more majestic with the sunrise colors that transform the view of the mountains.
The Panchase trek also features a cultural exploration of the Gurung ethnics that dominate the Annapurna region. Bhadaure and Panchase Bhanjyang both villages are mountain typical villages, where you can interact with the villagers and experience real Nepali life.
The trekking trail also goes through forests of rhododendron that come live with the constant chirping of various birds. Further, the lush green vegetation from subtropical to the temperate forest all over Panchase provides shelter to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
The trekking starts from Kande, around a 1-hour drive from Pokhara. From Kande, you start hiking uphill to Panchase Bhanjyang via Bhadaure. The first day of trekking is 13 km what takes around 6 hours to complete. At Panchase Bhanjyang you will stay at a mountain lodge operated by local people. In the evening you may explore this village.
On the next day, early morning before Sunrise you climb to the top of Panchase Peak to enjoy the spectacular sunrise, Himalayan views, Kusma Bazaar and Pokhara. After an hour there, you’ll come back to the hotel and have breakfast. After that, you will further hike around 5 hours to reach Ghatichhina. From there, you drive back to Pokhara.
ITINERARY OF PANCHASE TREK 2 DAYS
Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Kande (1706 m). Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang (2080 m).
In the Morning our Guide will meet you at your hotel, Pokhara. Then drive to Kande. It will take around 1-hour drive/ 27 km distance. Start your Panchase Trek from Kande. After around 2 hours of walk arrive Bhadaure village. Then continue trek to Panchase Bhanjyang. From Bhadaure to Panchase Bhanjyang takes 4 hours of hiking. The hiking distance from Kande to Panchase Bhanjang is 13km. Take a rest and explore the nearby village. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 2: Early morning, climb towards the Panchase Peak (2500m), trek from Panchase to Ghatichhina. Drive to Pokhara.
Wake up early in the morning. Then climb to Panchase Peak. After 1 hour of climbing, you reach the top. Enjoy the beautiful sunrise along with the stunning Annapurna Himalayan views from Panchase Temple, the top. You then hike down to your lodge at Panchase Bhanjyang and have breakfast. From Panchase Bhanjyang to the top and return is 4.2 km in distance. It takes from 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours. Then you further downhill trek to Ghatichhina for about 5 hours. Drive from Ghatichhina to Pokhara by jeep or bus. It takes around 1 hour of drive. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara
• The above is a short trek itinerary of Panchase Trek. It can also extend to 3 days/ 4 days trek.
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