One of the best treks in the Annapurna. This area is less frequented by tourist. There are no teahouses on the trail. You pass through dense forests on the first 3 days and come across villages in the last 2 days. Rhododendron forests are in full bloom in the spring. You get panoramic view of Annapurna and Machapuchare through out the trek.
You hike through excellent trail that make a complete circuit of Phewa-tal (lake) watershed located west of Pokhara. Camps are set up in grassy pasture and rhododendron forest. There is great view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya range as you travel to Naudanda. The gradual uphill walk to Panchase danda (2509m) provides beautiful view of Machapuchare and Pokhara valley from the high meadow near the ridge. There are no lodges on the trail. This trek starts and end at Pokhara.
Day 01: Trek to Bumdi (1520m) - Gues House accommodation
Drive to the trail head near Bhumdi school on Sidhartha highway. The trail is steep through the Gurung villages of Kalabang and Bhumdi. Pass through the thick rhododendron forest and Bhumdi Deorali. The first night stop would be at Bumdi.
Day 02: Trek to Panchese - Guest House accommodation
Walk further up to Panchase Deorali. It is also a junction of the track from Syangja, Parbat and Kaski districts. There is good view to the north of Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Fishtail (6997m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Hiuchuli, Annapurna South (7219m).
Day 03: Trek to Bhaudare - Guest House accomodation
After breakfast climb to the summit to see panoramic view of Himalayan on the north and the surrounding area. Return back to Panchase Deorali. Follow the trail that leads north. Descend to Bhaudare Deorali (1646m) on the old highway to Baglung from Pokhara.
Day 04: Naundanda (1458m) - Guest House accommodation
The trail ascends towards a ridge on the north. The entire of view of Phewa Lake, Annapurna and Manaslu Himal dominate the journey through thick rhododendron forests. The trail is pleasant. It gradually descends to Naundanda (1458m).
Day 05: Trek to Sarankot. Drive to Pokhara
Walk on the ridge to Sarankot and descend to Pokhara. Transfer to Hotel.
Private trek Arrangement cost and departures at any time upon your request.
1 pax: US$480 per person
2 pax: US$430 per person
3-5 pax: US$390 per person
6-9 pax: US$360 per person
10-15 pax US$325 per person
Departures:any time upon your request
01: All meals and accommodation in lodge/tea house during the trek
02: Service of trek guide
03: Porters to carry personal baggage each 15 kg.)
04: Accident insurance for staffs and porters
05: Annapurna Conservation entry permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
06: Private transfer to trek start/end point
Cost does not include:
01: Personal clothing and sleeping bag
02: Airfare and transportation to and from Pokhara
03: Personal accident and health insurance
04: Emergency evacuation and medical-box
05: Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips.
06: Hotel accommodation, sightseeing and meals in Katmandu and Pokhara
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- Price : USD 480
- Destinations : Annapurna Foothill - Panchase Deurali
- Max Elevation : 3000
- Weather : Spring and Autumn are good to visit this area
- Trip Duration : 5 days
- Trip Grade : Easy
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