Relatively lesser-known treks in the magnificent Annapurna region. While most of the treks in the region head towards the Himalayas to the north, this trek explores the southern skirts of the region. The Panchase Trek navigates the Gurung villages to the southwest of Pokhara to gradually make it to Dhampus. A delirious panorama of the Annapurna Himalayas along with Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Lamjung Himal (6983m) complemented by the rich culture of the Gurung ethnic communities.
Panchase Trek Highlights
- Explore the major cultural and religious hubs in the Kathmandu Valley which are also enlisted as the UNESCO world heritage sites
- Witness a panorama of Annapurna Himalayas from the Dhampus vantage point
- Trek through one of the most overlooked Annapurna region treks
- Some of the most glorious places to visit in Pokhara Valley
Panchase Trek Overview
The Panchase trek starts with your arrival in the Kathmandu valley. Spend a day in the valley as you explore the revered UNESCO world heritage sites. Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Patan Durbar Square not just grant a bountiful of photogenic architecture but offer insight into the history of the city as well. On the next day, we head to the Pokhara valley either by air or land. The Pokhara valley is a must-visit place in Nepal and travelers are left spellbound by its natural landmarks. Next, we shall drive to Khadekhola and begin the trek to Bhumdi, a typical Gurung village.
The trail leads us to Panchase Bhanjyang and here we can observe the delinquent views of the Himalayas. As we move forward, we reach Bhadaure which is famous for homestays. After spending a night there, we arrive at Dhampus and relish at the sight of the Annapurna Mountain range and the Pokhara Valley. We shall begin our descent from Dhampus and initially head to Kirakhor.
Learn the Gurung lifestyle of the people residing here. A short trek leads us to Hyangja and a drive to Pokhara. We will finally head to Kathmandu the next day where the trip shall end. The Panchase Trek is doable at any time of the year. All in all, the Panchase Trek is an introduction to both the cultural and natural marvels of the lesser-known trail beneath the Annapurna Himalayas.
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