Annapurna – Panchase Trekking

This panoramic adventure with The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Annapurna & Panchase trekking passes through a varied range of climate, vegetation, and cultures, walking from green vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields and to the alpine region offering an idle introduction of Nepal’s cultural and natural beauty.

This trip with The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Annapurna & Panchase leads to short circuit in the southern part of Annapurna Himal range, the treks start from Pokhara, a magnificent scenic town-city with awesome of views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu including the towering Mt.Macchhapuchere (the Fish Tail) the unclimbed peak, Pokhara with its beautiful lake Phewa and Begnas with reflection of the snow-capped mountains and hills, This trek combines wonderful mountain scenery and with ancient traditions cultural variations of rural farms and villages.

The trail leads towards the dense forest of rhododendrons and magnolia passing through rainforest between the massive green hills, the best middle-hill trekking is done along this part of the region, with majestic views of the Annapurna Range, trek combines along with incredible ethnic and cultural diversity and traverses through very friendly villages and people, ascending slowly beyond beautiful villages of Bhumdi, through rhododendron forests and alpine meadows towards Panchase Danda, the most beautiful View Point of the area offering  panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu mountain range including the towering Mt.Macchhapuchere (the Fish Tail). Panchase is also a pilgrimage place for the local of all Annapurna area, pay homage yearly and respect, prayer to their deceased ancestors by making offerings to the local deities and mountain spirits.

An idle panoramic trip for all types of travelers with The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Annapurna & Panchase trekking.

Trip Highlights: “On the least trekked path, panoramic scenery of high mountains, traditional Gurung villages, serene forests, paddy fields to alpine with magnificent striking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu including the majestic Mt.Machhapuchare the Fish Tail“.

 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu1,300m via respective airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with a day sight-seeing.
Day 03: A scenic flight to Pokhara 950m 3-hrs trek to Bhumdi village 1500m.
Day 04: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200m 5 – 6-hrs walk.
Day 05: Hike to Panchase hill 2,509m and trek to Bhadaure village 1670m,
Day 06: Trek to Bhirethati or Syauli Bazaar 1,200m 5 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk 1,950m approx 3 – 4 hours walk.
Day 08: Morning free after lunch trek to Landruk 1,500m 2 – 3 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Australian Camp ( Thulo Kharka) 2,050m approx 4 – 5 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.
Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Trip Extension:
2 days Rafting at Seti or Trisuli with 2-3 days Jungle Safari in Asia’s best National Park at Chitwan.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you a briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked.

Day 03: A scenic flight to Pokhara 950m 3-hrs trek to Bhumdi village 1500m.
As per the flight for Pokhara, our GA staff will transfer you to domestic airport for a short half hour scenic flight to Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara our GA staff will receive you for short drive on the outskirt of Pokhara to begin this trekking, walk leads to 2 hrs uphill through the rice terraces, once on the ridge a pleasant trek for another 2 hrs through the farm village of Gurung (one of the famed Gurkha hill tribes of Nepal) with few ups and down brings you to the overnight stop at Bhumdi village.
Grand view of Annapurna mountain range can be seen from here.

Day 04: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200m 5 – 6-hrs walk.
Trek after breakfast leads to gradual uphill leaving the farm villages behind through the cool shade of the temperate forest of oaks and rhododendron and meadows with an occasional view of the Annapurna ranges. The walk is fairly moderate for few hours, lunch is served on the open grass meadows after a 3-4 hr walk, after lunch a gradual climb through the woods, another two hours downhill and uphill walk bring you to a small settlement of Panchase Bhanjyang at approx 2,200m altitude.

Panchase Bhanjyang is situated at the base of Panchase hill. The campsite here has a magnificent view of the snow-capped range and of the surrounding landscapes.

Day 05: Hike to Panchase hill 2,509m and to Bhadaure village 1,670m,
Early morning 1-1/2 hr hike to the Panchase-hilltop at 2,509m for the superb panorama of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu range, Panchase is also a holy spot during the auspicious time (once in a year), pilgrims from the nearby village and as far from Pokhara pay their homage. You can see the religious shrine around; and a view tower for the panoramic scenes of the western and eastern Himalayan range of mountains. After a wonderful time here return to Bhanjyang for lunch and continue the nice journey to Bhadaure village through the pristine rainforest till the camp is reached above the village, from this spot a view of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna south and Mt Machhapuchare can be seen, with ample time to visit the Gurung village at Bhadaure.

Day 06: Trek to Bhirethati or Syauli Bazaar 1,200m 5 hours walk.
The trek today is an easy walk overlooking the views of the snow-capped mountain and the terraced farm fields and fertile valleys passing through several farm villages and paddy fields, as we get lower area, come across more Hindu tribe the landscapes and climate changes into sub-tropical and to more rice paddy field, after 3 hours walk the trail joins at Nayapul, where most of the Annapurna and Kaligandaki trek begins. It will be quite a change after being in the absolute wilderness for the past few days; the walk from Nayapul is very gradual on the winding trail following the glacial river Modi upstream to camp at Syauli Bazaar, a small village at the bottom of Ghandrung village by the Modi River.

Day 07: Trek to Gandruk village 1,950m.
From here the route heads north following the Modi river for a while through several farm villages and waterfalls on reaching at Kimche an uphill walk on stone steps all the way to Gandruk village, approx. 3-4 hours walk. Gandruk, a large village in the mid-hills of Annapurna region, the people here are Gurungs an ethnic hill tribe of Tibetan Buddhism sect, unlike the Buddhism of Everest or from other high areas, Gurung people are Sheppard’s of Buddhist religion and culture, they are famed as Gurkhas soldiers in the British and Indian Army. Most of the Gurungs since last centuries, recruited as gallant soldiers in Nepal, Indian and British Army. At Gandruk (also pronounced as Ghandrung) village with time to visit around Gurung houses.

Day 08: Trek to Landrung / Landruk. 1,640m. 5 / 6 hrs walk.
 A leisure morning after breakfast and lunch trek continues on the ridge, passing through several huts, farm villages and small patch of forest, the walk from here is all downhill to the bridge at Phedi for an hour or more, after the bridge over the raging Modi River, a slow uphill walk for another hour to the village of Landrung for the overnight stop.

Day 09 Trek to Thulo-Kharka / Australian Camp 2,050m, 5 hours.
From Landrung the walk is gradual on the winding path through the villages and terraced fields, after two hours of good walk, the trail leads you to the last hour uphill to a small pass at Deurali ridge 2,150m. After Deurali, a nice downhill walk through the forest with magnificent view of the Annapurna and Mt.Manaslu range all the way to the small village of Pothana, situated at a lovely spot in the midst of the woods overlooking magnificent view of snow-capped mountain range, valleys and as far up to the Phewa lake in Pokhara, from here another 50 minutes of good walk through the cool shade of the forest brings you at Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains from Annapurna to Manaslu. This place also offers a great view of the sunrise and sunset as well.

Day 10: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara 1 hr walk with 1 hr drive.
From this fabulous spot, an easy downhill walk leads through the village of Kande by the Baglung-Pokhara highway; it is also the start and ending point of various trekking around Annapurna region. From here an hour drive reaches you to the Hotel by the Phewa Lake in Pokhara

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu 180 km 5 hrs journey.                            
After a wonderful time in Pokhara and in the Himalayan mid-hills, a scenic drive brings you back to Kathmandu.

Day 12: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure staff will transfer you to the airport with complimentary transport for your final departure from this most scenic country, Nepal.

POKHARA VALLEY:

Pokhara is one of a unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machhapuchare on its beautiful lakes. Pokhara is situated in the mid-western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with sweeping panoramic views of the mid-east to western Himalayan ranges.

Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with the outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow-capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa, and Phewa.

The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South.
Among these high peaks, it is the towering majestic Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range. Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal’s most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begins from this remarkable place and it’s an also an ideal spot for all types of holidaymakers.

  • Trekking Area permits and fees,
  • Trekking Map
  • Camping Equipments,
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek)
  • Join Nepali Cultural Program with dinner,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements.
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
  • Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
  • Medical kit box
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • Trekking Equipments
  • All government tax
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
  • First-aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition
  • All necessary transportation while sightseeing
  • Airport pick up and drop with an escort
  • All meals in Kathmandu except farewell dinner and breakfast.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Rescue operation.
  • International airfare and tax.
  • Nepal tourist visa fee
  • Tips for guide and porter.(They highly expect but not compulsory).

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu1,300m via respective airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with a day sight-seeing.
Day 03: A scenic flight to Pokhara 950m 3-hrs trek to Bhumdi village 1500m.
Day 04: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200m 5 – 6-hrs walk.
Day 05: Hike to Panchase hill 2,509m and trek to Bhadaure village 1670m,
Day 06: Trek to Bhirethati or Syauli Bazaar 1,200m 5 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk 1,950m approx 3 – 4 hours walk.
Day 08: Morning free after lunch trek to Landruk 1,500m 2 – 3 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Australian Camp ( Thulo Kharka) 2,050m approx 4 – 5 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.
Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Trip Extension:
2 days Rafting at Seti or Trisuli with 2-3 days Jungle Safari in Asia’s best National Park at Chitwan.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you a briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked.

Day 03: A scenic flight to Pokhara 950m 3-hrs trek to Bhumdi village 1500m.
As per the flight for Pokhara, our GA staff will transfer you to domestic airport for a short half hour scenic flight to Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara our GA staff will receive you for short drive on the outskirt of Pokhara to begin this trekking, walk leads to 2 hrs uphill through the rice terraces, once on the ridge a pleasant trek for another 2 hrs through the farm village of Gurung (one of the famed Gurkha hill tribes of Nepal) with few ups and down brings you to the overnight stop at Bhumdi village.
Grand view of Annapurna mountain range can be seen from here.

Day 04: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200m 5 – 6-hrs walk.
Trek after breakfast leads to gradual uphill leaving the farm villages behind through the cool shade of the temperate forest of oaks and rhododendron and meadows with an occasional view of the Annapurna ranges. The walk is fairly moderate for few hours, lunch is served on the open grass meadows after a 3-4 hr walk, after lunch a gradual climb through the woods, another two hours downhill and uphill walk bring you to a small settlement of Panchase Bhanjyang at approx 2,200m altitude.

Panchase Bhanjyang is situated at the base of Panchase hill. The campsite here has a magnificent view of the snow-capped range and of the surrounding landscapes.

Day 05: Hike to Panchase hill 2,509m and to Bhadaure village 1,670m,
Early morning 1-1/2 hr hike to the Panchase-hilltop at 2,509m for the superb panorama of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu range, Panchase is also a holy spot during the auspicious time (once in a year), pilgrims from the nearby village and as far from Pokhara pay their homage. You can see the religious shrine around; and a view tower for the panoramic scenes of the western and eastern Himalayan range of mountains. After a wonderful time here return to Bhanjyang for lunch and continue the nice journey to Bhadaure village through the pristine rainforest till the camp is reached above the village, from this spot a view of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna south and Mt Machhapuchare can be seen, with ample time to visit the Gurung village at Bhadaure.

Day 06: Trek to Bhirethati or Syauli Bazaar 1,200m 5 hours walk.
The trek today is an easy walk overlooking the views of the snow-capped mountain and the terraced farm fields and fertile valleys passing through several farm villages and paddy fields, as we get lower area, come across more Hindu tribe the landscapes and climate changes into sub-tropical and to more rice paddy field, after 3 hours walk the trail joins at Nayapul, where most of the Annapurna and Kaligandaki trek begins. It will be quite a change after being in the absolute wilderness for the past few days; the walk from Nayapul is very gradual on the winding trail following the glacial river Modi upstream to camp at Syauli Bazaar, a small village at the bottom of Ghandrung village by the Modi River.

Day 07: Trek to Gandruk village 1,950m.
From here the route heads north following the Modi river for a while through several farm villages and waterfalls on reaching at Kimche an uphill walk on stone steps all the way to Gandruk village, approx. 3-4 hours walk. Gandruk, a large village in the mid-hills of Annapurna region, the people here are Gurungs an ethnic hill tribe of Tibetan Buddhism sect, unlike the Buddhism of Everest or from other high areas, Gurung people are Sheppard’s of Buddhist religion and culture, they are famed as Gurkhas soldiers in the British and Indian Army. Most of the Gurungs since last centuries, recruited as gallant soldiers in Nepal, Indian and British Army. At Gandruk (also pronounced as Ghandrung) village with time to visit around Gurung houses.

Day 08: Trek to Landrung / Landruk. 1,640m. 5 / 6 hrs walk.
 A leisure morning after breakfast and lunch trek continues on the ridge, passing through several huts, farm villages and small patch of forest, the walk from here is all downhill to the bridge at Phedi for an hour or more, after the bridge over the raging Modi River, a slow uphill walk for another hour to the village of Landrung for the overnight stop.

Day 09 Trek to Thulo-Kharka / Australian Camp 2,050m, 5 hours.
From Landrung the walk is gradual on the winding path through the villages and terraced fields, after two hours of good walk, the trail leads you to the last hour uphill to a small pass at Deurali ridge 2,150m. After Deurali, a nice downhill walk through the forest with magnificent view of the Annapurna and Mt.Manaslu range all the way to the small village of Pothana, situated at a lovely spot in the midst of the woods overlooking magnificent view of snow-capped mountain range, valleys and as far up to the Phewa lake in Pokhara, from here another 50 minutes of good walk through the cool shade of the forest brings you at Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains from Annapurna to Manaslu. This place also offers a great view of the sunrise and sunset as well.

Day 10: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara 1 hr walk with 1 hr drive.
From this fabulous spot, an easy downhill walk leads through the village of Kande by the Baglung-Pokhara highway; it is also the start and ending point of various trekking around Annapurna region. From here an hour drive reaches you to the Hotel by the Phewa Lake in Pokhara

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu 180 km 5 hrs journey.                            
After a wonderful time in Pokhara and in the Himalayan mid-hills, a scenic drive brings you back to Kathmandu.

Day 12: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure staff will transfer you to the airport with complimentary transport for your final departure from this most scenic country, Nepal.

POKHARA VALLEY:

Pokhara is one of a unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machhapuchare on its beautiful lakes. Pokhara is situated in the mid-western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with sweeping panoramic views of the mid-east to western Himalayan ranges.

Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with the outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow-capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa, and Phewa.

The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South.
Among these high peaks, it is the towering majestic Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range. Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal’s most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begins from this remarkable place and it’s an also an ideal spot for all types of holidaymakers.

Cost Include

  • Trekking Area permits and fees,
  • Trekking Map
  • Camping Equipments,
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek)
  • Join Nepali Cultural Program with dinner,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements.
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
  • Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
  • Medical kit box
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • Trekking Equipments
  • All government tax
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
  • First-aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition
  • All necessary transportation while sightseeing
  • Airport pick up and drop with an escort

Cost Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu except farewell dinner and breakfast.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Rescue operation.
  • International airfare and tax.
  • Nepal tourist visa fee
  • Tips for guide and porter.(They highly expect but not compulsory).
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Trip Facts

  • 2,509m at Panchase ridge top
  • Moderate
  • On Tea-House / Lodge or Camping
  • Private vehicle & flight
  • Yes
  • 4 season
  • low lands Hindus Brahmin, Chhetries, Dalits mid hills Gurungs-Magar with few Thakali of Buddhist rel