Morning from Pokhara a short drive towards south of Pokhara valley on the main highway of Pokhara and Waling / Syangja. After an hour's drive reaching our starting point of the trek at a small village called Tado Khola / stream.
From the roadside, a short climb through farm terraces then reaching a ridge where the trail from Pumdi village joins. A nice walk on stone-paved path past farm areas to Bhumdi, a lovely farm village with grand views of Annapurna Himalayan peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal, the Fish-Tail peak. Overnight at Bhumdi simple and basic lodge, with time to explore around the village of great cultural interest.
From the top of Panchase enjoy stunning sunrise views and explore this holy spot a place with temples and shrines. After a glorious morning downhill to Panchase Bhanjyang for breakfast and lunch. Afternoon a short walk of few hours to Bhadaure village for overnight stop, a large Gurung village with views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South peak.
The morning after a good breakfast on leaving Bhadaure village, walk through farm areas and small villages, then a short climb to Naudanda a village located on the roadside of Pokhara and Baglung highway. This interesting village offers a wonderful panorama of the Annapurna Himalaya range. From here on leaving the main road, head east towards Sarangkot a great walk on a winding wide trail through large villages of Kaski Kot, populated by Hindu Bharamins and Chettries.
As the walk continues with a gradual short climb to Sarangkot hill for an overnight stop in one of its nice lodges. Sarangkot is a scenic view-point for sunrise and sunsets over an array of snow peaks with a grand panorama of Pokhara valley and the city. A popular touristic spot as well for various adventure sports like Para Gliding and Zip Flyer / Linear.
Panchase hill is at a height of above 2,500 m high, located South West of Pokhara city.
Starting from Pokhara city, several options to choose one can take a boat across Phewa Lake and climb to Peace Stupa and walk to Pumdi and Bhumdi villages, and then reach Panchase Bhanjyang, situated at the base of Panchase Hill. Early morning two climb takes you on top Panchase Hill for a panoramic view of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri mountain range with stunning sunrise views.
The other route drives west of Phewa Lake and starts trekking to Panchase Bhanjyang and then on top. The next alternative route is a short drive south of Pokhara and then climb towards Bhumdi and then to Panchase Hilltop.
Not a popular trek, where few groups of trekkers seldom visit at all times of the year is the best time of seasons. This route falls within off the beaten tracks, where facilities of good lodges are very few and limited due to fewer people traveling around the area. But at present slowly getting much popular due to its pristine location and beautiful scenery of surrounding landscapes and snow peaks.
Panchase trek is fun where one can trek for a few days or more using the options of various alternative routes. Walking hour is about 4 to 6 hours a day depending upon the starting and ending point of the trek.