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Panchase trekking offers an easy and short trekking opportunity in the Himalayas. Located in the famous Annapurna region, this trek is ideal especially for those who have short travel plans in Nepal but would like to experience Himalaya trekking.
Panchase trekking explores the immediate wilderness of the Pokhara Valley. The trek passes through dense forests that remain abuzz with birds and other wildlife. You will occasionally pass through scenic hilly villages such as Bumdi, Bhadaure and Naudanda inhabited by Gurung, Brahmin and Dalit communities.
The end goal of the trek is to hike up to Panchase Hill perched at an altitude of 2500m. The hill is a great viewpoint to witness the majestic Annapurna, Fishtail/Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Mardi, Lamjung Himal among others. Another interesting point of this trek is the visit to World Peace Pagoda right above the Phewa Lake. The pagoda is a peaceful place commanding exceptional views of Pokhara valley and Annapurna and Fishtail peaks.
This trek is graded easy and so it is suitable for trekkers of all ages. Panchase trekking is feasible all round the year.
● Explore the immediate wilderness and nature of Pokhara valley
● Trek to Panchase Hill to enjoy stunning views of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Mardi Himal peaks
● Visit World Peace Pagoda for a breathtaking landscape view of Pokhara valley
● Boat across Phewa Lake
● Trek through quite forests and beautiful hilly villages
● All airport/hotel transfers.
● Two Night Accommodation in BB at a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing basis.
● Two Nights accommodations at deluxe hotel in Pokhara
● All accommodations and meals during the trek.
● An experienced licensed English-Speaking guide and porters.
● Tourist bus ticket/Private vehicle (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Pokhara Kathmandu)
● All necessary permits (TIMS, Park fees, world heritage sites entry fee where applicable)
● Farewell dinner
● A comprehensive medical kit.
● All government and local taxes
● Nepal Visa Fee
● International airfare to and from Kathmandu
● Meals in Kathmandu
● Any kind of refreshment beverages and alcohol.
● Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu in cases of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
● Travel and rescue insurance.
● Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
● Any extra costs resulting from cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest or illness
● Tips for guide, drivers and porters.
● Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase
● Day bag.( Small handbag)
● Trekking shoes
● Sports shoes or sandals.
● Sun Hat/cap
● Warm woolen cap
● Trekking jacket Gore tex/ fleece jacket
● Pullover or warm sweeter
● 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
● Hand gloves
● 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
● 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
● 3/4 pairs of Underwear
● Eye glass
● Water bottle
● 4 seasons Sleeping bag
● Flash or Torch light
● Camera and batteries.
For lodge and teahouse trekking, we ensure the standard group size, not exceed 16 pax. We believe we can maintain the quality of our services for 16 participants in each group. Please note some restricted trekking areas will require at least two participants to get permits. Individual and solo trekkers are allowed in other trekking regions.
For this trek we provide one licensed professional guide who can communicate or speak in English, one porter for every two participants and one assistant guide for more than 12 pax. A group of 16 participants will have one complimentary group leader. Our trekking guides and porters are well informed about their responsibilities. And the porters can carry up to 20kg of weight. Our field staff will also include one guide who is adept in administering first aid.
The accommodations are chosen based on trekking itinerary, comfort level, budget and interests of trekkers and accessibility in terms of scenery and trail. Most arrangements are made on Bed & Breakfast basis, double/twin sharing in Lodges/Tea houses and Deluxe – Star Hotels in cities. Depending upon your interests, a wide range of hotels are available in city areas such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, etc. and during the trekking trail, there are plenty of lodges, teahouses, guesthouses and sometimes even hotels for accommodation. A Teahouse/Lodge trek is where trekkers stay in lodges and guesthouses along the trail as opposed to tents/camping. Such Teahouses/Lodges are run either by local families or are community-based which offers simple to moderate facilities, with simple beds, solar-powered hot water and a limited set of cuisines/meals.
For this trek we offer two types of accommodation, ‘Deluxe Hotel’ in the city and ‘Teahouse/Lodge’ during the trekking trail. The Hotels and Teahouses have been selected by the Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks after personal inspection. We look at the conditions of the inns, local hygiene, quality of food, type of service and more. All rooms are double occupancy, but you can request a single occupancy room for an additional fee. However, sometimes single rooms are not available in some places, depending upon seasonality with limited choices available in peak season. We do work to provide the best possible options when trekking in the High Himalayas.
Touristic cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, offer some of the finest dining restaurants. Get spoiled with unlimited choices for cuisines, ranging from local Nepali food to international delicacies. In contrast, there might not be as much variety of cuisines available on the trekking trail. Trekking lodges and small eateries along the trail will offer you basic diets such as Nepali Dal Bhat, sandwich, apple pie and pizza and regular beverages. However, you will get to enjoy mostly organic food on trekking trails.
For this trek we offer you full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) local or best available continental food as per menu on your choice and 3 cups of tea/coffee per day. Please note that full board meals are not included during your transition stay in city areas, guests will have to pay for the meals (dinner and lunch), alcohol, hot & cold beverages and mineral water.
Upon your arrival in Nepal at Tribhuvan International Airport, we will come to receive you and help you transfer luggage. We will directly drive you to your booked hotel where you can relax and unwind. In the afternoon/evening, our guide will accompany you to our office where you receive a short briefing about your trip. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast prepare yourself for a long drive to Pokhara. This scenic drive along Prithivi Highway is a fun ride. The highway passes through green hills and rivers with a constant backdrop of snow-capped Himalayan peaks. By afternoon you will have arrived in Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Begin your trek after breakfast. But first you will need to boat across Phewa lake and then start climbing through a forest. In about 45 minutes you will reach World Peace Pagoda which affords sweeping views of Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake as well as Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks. Continue on the forested trail, dropping down to a village and then terminating at Bumdi village. The village is inhabited by Gurung and Brahmin people. Stay overnight in Bumdi.
The trail leaving Bumdi follows a forested pathway. Here you will hear birds singing and monkeys playing amidst rhododendron, orchid and pine forests. The path begins to gradually ascend and the views of mountains, particularly Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and even Manaslu become visible. Stay overnight in Panchase Bhanjyang.
After early breakfast, take a 1 hr hike on a stone staircase to reach the top of Panchase Hill. At 2500m, Panchase hill is a great viewpoint to witness Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Mardi Himal peaks. Afterwards climb down the hill and take the trail towards Bhadaure. This will be a simple easy walk along hills. Stay overnight in Bhadaure.
This is your final trek day. It takes about 2 hrs to drop down to Naudanda from Bhadaure, en route passing through villages and terraced fields. From Naudanda ride back to Pokhara. In the afternoon explore Pokhara and enjoy dining by the lake. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Today you will return to Kathmandu on a long drive. Retrace your journey back on Prithivi Highway that connects Kathmandu and Pokhara. You will have your lunch along the way. Once in Kathmandu you will be taken to your hotel where you can rest. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Time to bid you farewell. Our staff will drive you to Tribhuvan International Airport to catch international flight for your onward journey.
Panchase trekking in the Annapurna region is another short, popular trekking trail you will not want to miss. Trekking here is safe and easy. The trail head is just under 2 hrs drive from Pokhara.
Panchase trekking is one of the easiest treks. This is an enjoyable trek for beginners as well as experienced. The entire trekking is under 2500m elevation.
If you love walking, then Panchase trek is for you. In fact this trek is suitable even for children and elderly.
The program cost we offer to you is both comparative and reasonable. Since we practice sustainable tourism, we attempt to give the best experience to our tourists while ensuring equal economic dividends to locals of the host destination and our staff. We do not overprice and we discourage unhealthy practices of undercutting. We believe in providing quality service to our guests at a sustainable competitive price.
Yes, you can always customize the itinerary according to your requirements. We are quite
flexible in re-designing the itinerary by taking into consideration your time availability and needs.
We are flexible in designing programs that suit your interests and needs. Feel free to let us know what you prefer and what your choices are. You can combine two or three trek programs in one go or even more. Alternatively you can go for tour and trek programs combinedly. We are open to any set of combinations you want to pursue.
You can cancel the trip if you have personal reasons to do so. Please read our Terms & Conditions for refund details.