Panchase trekking a short and scenic trek beyond Phewa Lake in Pokhara, This is one of the most popular for gorgeous natural beauty enclosed by the beautiful rhododendron forest and attractive mountains scenery. The trek heads southwest then rounds north into the Annapurna Conservation Area through subtropical valleys and rice fields to high ridges of rhododendron forest. The trek takes off the beaten trail offering an opportunity to explore the different cultures in the area, including Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung. A fantastic day at Kalabang, ghaderi, Bhadaure ,Tamangi lets you to familiarize with Gurung community. Wonderful views of Annapurna, Macchapucchare (Fishtail), and Himchuli will highlight your trip. This area is well known home place for the Gurung people, traditional members of Gorkha army. We will get an experience with incomparable Gurung cultures and Gorkhali dance in the same community.
Panchase Trekking is even regarded as the famous Nepalese pilgrim’s destination from where we can see the youngest generation keep regard with respect to the ancestor’s soul. They even worship mountain gods for the same purpose. One can be attracted by the beauty of the mountain in each and every step of this trek, so every people says that it freshens the mind and makes the body. It is even said that this area is famous for non tourists as it is suitable for the old aged people.
One of the beat short camping trip around Pokhara valley, Unforgettable closer Mountain View, mid-hill cultural and total wildness experience, inhabited by different ethnical groups, untouched biodiversity and natural heritage site, and unique photographic destination.
Fly or drive to Pokhara, by land 7 hr. drive and by air 30 minute, morning transfer to trailhead and start trek, after the trek again drive back to Pokhara from the take out place.
Max. Altitude 2000 m, 5-6 hr. average walks per day, easy trail, and temperate climate jungle walk.
Aug. to May, Rhododendron blooms in the spring.
Camping need porters for all gear and food or Home stay.
Day- 01: Drive to trailhead damside – Pumdi Bhumdi.
Day- 02: Pumdi Bhumdi (1520m) – Panchase (2000m).
Day- 03: Morning exploration – Bhadaure (1530m).
Day- 04: Bhadaure (1530m) – Australian camp (1900m).
Day- 05: Via Dhampus – Phedi & drive back to Pokhara.