Panchase Trekking is one of the most scenic short trek or hike around Pokhara. So that, it takes you to the mid hills within Annapurna Himalaya range. This trek leads you with fabulous panorama of snow-capped mountains from the start to an end of journey. At the mean time you will get time to explore local villages of great interest.
The Panchase Trek begins from beautiful Pokhara city. Short drive takes you to its southern side beyond Pokhara valley to reach our walking spot. And then head to high hills with much farming areas around Gurung villages. Then, walk takes you to Bhumdi and onward to Panchase Bhanjyang. Meanwhile, walk through serene cool rhododendron and pine forest with ever present views of Annapurna Himalaya.
Panchase Bhanjyang is a small Gurung farm village located at the bottom of the scenic Panchase Hill. From there, morning walk leads to a long climb of few hours to reach the view-point. Thus this hill top offers excellent panorama of Western Himalaya with Dhaulagiri-Annapurna-Manaslu as far to Ganesh Himal with towering Machhapuchare Himal, the famous Fish-Tail peak.
Enjoy views of mountain panorama along with stunning sunrise.Next, head down into forested areas to reach at Bhaduare village unto scenic hill of Sarangkot. This overnight stop offers marvelous views of sunrise over array of peaks. And then head back to Pokhara after a great,memorable and amazing short trek in Annapurna range.
Best Seasons for Panchase Trek:
Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon, wet months from mid-June to mid-September. March to May is best time for clear views till afternoon where wild flowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. A pleasant day with cooler morning and night time.
October to December is yet another best trekking season for clear views of peaks. Short sunlight days can be freezing cold in the morning and night time, depending upon the altitude and overnight stop.