It is an ideal way to explore the area around Pokhara for those short on time or relatively new to trekking, without missing out on the amazing views over the surrounding mountains or the experience of village life! Trek starts with a gentle boating across phewa lake with the astounding view of annapurna, macchapuchre, dhaulagiri and manaslu. The trail will take you to the peace pagoda with the view of flora and fauna in the area.Â It takes you up to an elevation of 2500m on the summit of Panchase hill, from which (if you are willing to get up early enough!) you can see a stunning sunrise over the snowy Himalayan peaks. This trek is also a great extension to any of our tours of Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan.
|Day 01:||Drive From Kathmandu 1300m to Pokhara 800m|
|Day 02:||POKHARA / BHUMDI 1500m
Drive a short half an hour along the Tansen/Bhairawa Highway to KHARE KHOLA. Commence your trek starting with an ascent for a hour and you reach the first village of KALABANG. Taking the gradual ascent trail till BHUMDI DANDA is just a hour and half hike. Along the way you pass the local villages inhabited by the Brahmins and Chettri Tribe people. From your camp spot you get to view the ANNAPURNA RANGES ANNAPURNA SOUTH, ANNA IV, ANNA II, MACHHAPUCHHARE, HIUCHULI] in wider range and other peaks like BOUDHA PEAK, LAMJUNG HIMAL, NGADI CHULI, HIMAL CHULI etc.
|Day 03:||BHUMDI / NHELE KHARKA 1800m
Start the days walk through jungle trail, in a short while ascend gradually, after one hour you reach a ridge, mountain views are most spectacular. From this point you can see the far west peaks like NILGIRI and DHAULAGIRI I better than from Poon Hill along with the ther mountains you have seen the previous day. After an other hour you reach BHAISE HARKA from here after another Two hours you reach NHELE KHARKA.[ Approximate 800m] you campsite.
|Day 04:||NHELE KHARKA / PANCHASE 2200m
Continue through the jungle with gradual ups and downs reaching SIDHANE BHANJYANG in about one hour which also offers the views of the mountains and natural surrounding of Jungle and the Birds chirping. After some rest you climb again for approximately 45min and continue to walk horizontally for an Hour and Half to reach PANCHASE BHANJYANG. EXCURSION TO PANCHASE PEAK [2509m] After lunch take the staircase hike upto Panchase to view the mountains. You can also see PHEWA LAKE and part of Pokhara City clearly from this point.
|Day 05:||PANCHASE/ NAUDANDA/ POKHARA 800m
Descend down and follow the ridge trail through the jungle trail, after a comfortable hike of 3hrs you reach BHADAURE for lunch. After lunch continue the gradual trail taking approximately 4hrs, reach-ing Naudanda. It is all the way down and you should comfortably reach lakeside around evening. Check into hotel. You have reached the last point of your trek POKHARA .