Panchase Loop Trek
- Hike to Bhanjyang (2065m) for one of the best views of the Annapurna range, Machapuchhre, Lamjung, and Manaslu. Option to summit Panchase Peak (2500m) for sunrise or sunset.
- Low elevation trek
- Can be done in late autumn, winter or spring
- Live like a local
- Explore spectacular scenery, adventure activities, and accommodation and food choices galore at Pokhara
Difficulty Level: Moderate | Days: 6 | Max. Altitude: 2500m (Panchase Summit)
Panchase Trek is ideal for travelers who want the chance to see breathtaking mountain views, but are also looking for a shorter, lower-elevation trek. The trek starts right from the southern end of the Phewa lake in Pokhara and takes you through friendly villages, lush protected forest, and to some beautiful vantage points where you can witness spectacular views of the Himalayan range, including two of the highest peaks in the world (Mt. Dhaulagiri, 7th highest and Annapurna I, 10th highest.).
The forests in the Panchase area are rich in biodiversity, and much of it is classified as a protected forest. It has an especially large number of orchid species, at over 100, so keep an eye out for the beautiful flowers. During the trek, you have the option of staying at a community homestay, local tea houses, and a relaxing hilltop lodge.
|1||Drive to Pokhara (Private Jeep). Relaxing day at Lakeside||Pokhara||827||6|
|2||Boat across Phewa lake and hike to Bhumdi||Trek||1520||4|
|3||Trek to Bhanjyang. Optional sunset hike to Panchase Peak (2500 – 2.5 hrs)||Trek||2065||7|
|4||Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara||Trek||827||5|
|5||Whole day tour – Pokhara||Trek||827|
|6||Drive to Kathmandu (Private Jeep)||Pokhara||1300||6|