Trek Facts: Departure: Pokhara Duration: 4 days Best season: October to April Trek Grade: Gentle
This relatively easy trek is a wonderful introduction to the Annapurna mountain region starting in Pokhara, on the shores of picturesque Lake Phewa. The trek heads southwest, then loops north into the Annapurna Conservation Area through subtropical valleys and rice fields to high ridges of rhododendron forest. The Panchase area is known for a wide variety of birds and animals. Our trek takes us off the beaten track and offers a chance to explore the many cultures in the area, including Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung. We’ll spend a day resting in Ghaundrung, the largest Gurung village in the area. Fabulous views of Annapurna, Macchapucchare (Fishtail), and Himchuli are a highlight here.
Day 1: Boat across Lake Phewa, Trek to Bumdi [1420m]
Day 2: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang [2065m]
Day 3: Trek to Bhadaure [1670m]
Day 4: Trek to Naudanda [1515m], drive to Pokhara [800m]