Annapuna Panchase Trekking
BUNA’S adventure starts from Nepal’s second largest valley, the beautiful Pokhara Valley – offering magnificent Himalayan panoramas of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Annapurna & Manaslu Range. Machapuchere, the Fish Tail Peak stands out majestically. BUNA’S one of the walking holiday as some of the best middle-hill trekking is done along this part of the region, under spectacular view of the Annapurna Range. Trek combines along with incredible ethnic and cultural diversity and traverses through very friendly villages and people. Panchase top which may offers the best point for dramatic views of the e Annapurna – Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Massif.
Panchase is also a pilgrimage Place for the local people, who gathers-up yearly to pay homage to their deceased ancestors by making offerings to the local deities and mountain spirits.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu1,300m meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu. Half day guided tour.
Day 03: A scenic flight to Pokhara 950m 3-hrs trek to Bhumdi village 1,500m.
Day 04: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200m 5 hrs walk.
Day 05: Hike to Panchase hill 2,509m and trek to Bhadaure village 1,670m,
Day 06: Trek to Naudanda 1,350m 4-5 hours walk and drive to Pokhara.
Day 07: At Pokhara for local sight seeing tour.
Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 09: In Kathmandu-guided tour on request.
Day 10: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by BUNA staff and transfer you respective Hotels, our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do’s and don’t and other related information that you might require while in Nepal
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day sight seeing. 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.
Day 03: A scenic flight to Pokhara 950m 3-hrs trek to Bhumdi village 1500m. As per the flight schedule for Pokhara, our staff will transfer you to the domestic airport for a short half hour scenic flight to Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara BUNA trekking staff will meet and receive you for a short drive on the suburb of Pokhara to start this scenic trekking. Trek begins with about 1-2 hr uphill through the rice terraces, once on the ridge a gradual walk for 2-3 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 camp at the suburb of Bhumdi village. A superb view of the Annapurna mountain range can be seen from the campsite.
Day 04: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200m 5-6-hrs walk. The trek from here leads to a gradual uphill leaving the farm villages behind through the cool shade of the temperate forest of oaks and rhododendron and meadows with 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 brings 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 offers magnificent view of the snow-capped range and of the surrounding landscapes.
Day 05: Hike to Panchase hill 2,509m and trek to Bhadaure village 1670m, Early morning about 2 hrs hike to Panchase-hill top at 2,550m for the superb panorama of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu range, Panchase is also a holy spot during the auspicious time once a year, pilgrims from the nearby village and as far from Pokhara pay their homage. There are several religious shrines around; with a view tower to catch more glimpse of the panorama. Return to Bhanjyang for lunch and continue the nice journey to Bhadaure village through the pristine rain forest till the camp is reached just above the village, from this spot a view of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna south and Mt Maccahapuchare can be seen, with ample time to visit the Gurung village at Bhumdi.
Day 06: Trek to Naudanda 1,350m 4-5 hours walk. The trek today is one of the most 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 4-5 hours walk trek joins the Baghlung-Pokhara highway at Naudanda, from here board on the Bus for the short drive to Pokhara for the overnight stop by the Lake Phewa with time for a walk around the Lake side.
Day 07: At Pokhara. A free day at Pokhara for sightseeing tour, morning boat ride with a short hike to Buddhist Stupa afternoon visit the Bhindabhasine Tempe premises, the Seti Gorge and the David’s Fall, evening at leisure.
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu. Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu after breakfast this is an interesting ride for 5-6 hours, on this busy highway following the River Marsyangdi and River Trisuli for some time, on reaching Kathmandu check into respective Hotel
Day 09: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu. A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley or for scenic mountain flight.
Day 10: Transfer to Airport for the International departure. Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. BUNA staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
POKHARA VALLEY: Pokhara is one of the most 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. Machapuchere 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 a sweeping panoramic views of the mid east to western Himalayan ranges.
Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with 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. Machapuchere (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 a also an ideal spot for all types of holiday makers.
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