Panchase and Mardi are combined trek getting popularity as being one of the shortest trekking from Pokhara. Offering great views of the longest chain of mountain ranges like Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Fishtail, and Mt. Annapurna range. It seems to be cuddled by Mt. Annapurna in her arms.
Panchase and Mardi Himal trek are hidden gems, this is a panoramic trek, is getting popularity as being one of the shortest treks from Pokhara offering great views of the longest chain of mountains range. It seems to be cuddled by Mt. Annapurna in her arms.
Morning at 7~8 am
Drive from Pokhara to Peace Stupa and trek to the beautiful village of Bhumdi.
Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang through the Rhododendron forest area observing beautiful Mountain View all the time.
The next day we trek to Australian Camp via Kande, see the beautiful sunset at Australian Camp, and overnight stay.
Trek to forest camp. We follow the ridge all the time, watch views of Modi Khola valley on the left, and Mardi Khola on the right. We get a closer view of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal. It is a quiet trail along the forest of rhododendron and pine trees. Overnight at forest camp (Kokar). Kokar, a local name, will have homestays for the night.
Trek to High Camp early in the morning via a dense forest of rhododendron. On the way, we stop for a quick lunch at Low Camp. The view from Low Camp is superb, with Mount Machhapuchchhre visible up the valley. Then we move forward to High Camp. Overnight stay at a guest house.
5 hours round trek and exploration of Mardi Himal Base Camp/ Upper View Point (4200 m.). Great view of Annapurna Sanctuary, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchchhre, and Mt. Fishtail Base Camp. Return back to Low Camp for Night Stay.
Trek downhill to Siddhing Village(1700 m.) for 6 to 7 hours. This place has a rich habitat of Himalayan Langoor, Barking Deer, Black Bear, and many varieties of pheasants like Danphe and Munal. A two-hour short trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara for 2 hours.