Panchase Trek

Panchase Trek 7 days

Private tour departure everyday of the year.
Group discount is available. Have a big group? We can help

Group size: 2-10 People

Max-Altitude: 2,000 m/ 6,561 ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

No. of Days: 7 days

Activity: Trekking

Travel by: Private vehicle & bus

Fitness Level: Easy

Accommodation: Hotel in city & lodge in trek

Meal: Breakfast in city & all meal in trek

TRIP GALLERY

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1. Wonderful view of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna and Manaslu mountains.
2. Staying in the Gurung village homestays and experiencing their rich culture.
3. Enjoying fresh and exotic local food and drink.
4. Watching rare animal and plants species.
5. Stunning view of Pokhara valley from surrounding hill tops.


TRIP INTRODUCTION

Panchase trek is one of the hidden gems of trekking in Nepal. It is a relatively less explored route, attracting only a few visitors. The route is shorter, easier and suitable for all types of trekkers - families, elderly people etc.

Panchase trekking route lies on the area that is sacred to Hindus. Many Hindus visit Panchase during their major festivals. The Gurungs are the main inhabitants in the area. They grow millet, barley, rye, buckwheat etc. as staple crops. Fruits are also aplenty.

The villagers are as hospitable as they are hardworking. It is Nepali tradition to honor guests as gods. Staying nights with the local people will be an unforgettable affair. They serve home cooked food, made entirely of local organic produce, and exotic drinks. Cultural shows will follow the evening dinner.

The best time to visit Panchase is from September to June, when there is little chance of rain. Pokhara and its surrounding area receives the highest rainfall in Nepal. Leeches are common in wet seasons, therefore it is advisable to avoid wet seasons. The view of the mountains from Panchase is wonderful. You will see Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna, Gangapurna, Manaslu and other peaks in full glory.

Equally enchanting is the view of Pokhara valley from various places in the trek. The Phewa lake and Pokhara look glorious from up above. The trek region also possesses a diverse richness of flora and fauna. It is a flower heaven and nearly 50 species of Orchids are indigenous to the region alone.

 

Route Summary: Kathmandu - Pokhara- Panchase- Bhadaure- Sarangkot- Pokhara- Kathmandu

Best Season: September to December and February to May

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (900 m), 6-7 hours.

Day 02: Drive to Thado Khola and trek to Bhumdi (1,600 m), 4-5 hours of walk.

Day 03: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang (2,000 m), 4-5 hours of walk.

Day 04: Trek to Bhadaure (1,700 m), 5-6 hours of walk.

Day 05: Trek to Sarangkot (1,500 m), 5-6 hours of walk.

Day 06: Visit Sarangkot view point, trek to Pame and drive to Pokhara.

Day 07: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6-7 hours.

 

Important Notes and Safety Concerns

We prioritize your safety all the time while traveling with Ambition Himalaya Treks & Expeditions. We want our valuable guests and staffs to be safe thus we have given full authority to your tour leaders to modify, cancel or update any part of the itinerary if it is considered necessary due to safety concerns. Ambition Himalaya promises that we will do our best to stick with planned itinerary. However, natural disasters, weather disturbances, health conditions or any other mishap may force us to change the planned itinerary and we hope you understand these concerns. Our leaders will give you necessary information and discuss with you before changing the itinerary.

DETAIL ITINERARY 

 

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Altitude: 900 m/2,952 ft

Time: 6-7 hours

We will start the tour from Kathmandu, where you landed the day before. We will have an early breakfast and board on a vehicle. The drive normally takes 7 hours on average. We will follow the trails of the swirling Trishuli river for most part of our journey. We will leave the Trishuli river from Mugling and follow along the path of Marsyangdi river. We will check in a hotel in Pokhara and go for an evening walk in the Phewa lakeside.

 

Day 02: Drive to Thado Khola and trek to Bhumdi

Altitude: 1,600 m/5,249 ft

Time: 4-5 hours

There are two alternatives to reach Bhumdi. You can boat across the Phewa lake and then hike up towards Bhumdi via the World Peace Pagoda. Or, you can drive up to Thado Khola and then hike towards Bhumdi. We will follow the second option.

Bhumdi is a small and beautiful Gurung village. The view of the mountains are spectacular from Bhumdi. The local people prepare wonderful food and the homestay experience with them is unforgettable.

 

Day 03: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang

Altitude: 2,000 m/6,561 ft

Time: 4-5 hours

We will have a lovely hike across the green Rhododendron and Pine forests today. The forests are dense and possess a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and when it is in full bloom, the entire forest goes red. At a place called Thulochaur (meaning big ground), the forest clears up and provides a perfect resting spot.

We will be able to view the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh, Manaslu, Gangapurna and other peaks in full clarity from places leading up to Panchase Bhanjyang. Panchase Bhanjyang is mainly settled by the Gurung people. We will enjoy a wonderful night stay in Panchase Bhanjyang tonight.

 

Day 04: Trek to Bhadaure

Altitude: 1,700 m/5,577 ft

Time: 5-6 hours

We will wake up early in the morning and climb the stone steps leading to Panchase peak. The peak is 500 m higher in altitude compared to Panchase Bhanjyang. At 2,500 m, it is also the highest point in our trek and the best place to view the mountains.

After enjoying spectacular mountain view and sunrise from Panchase peak, we will descend down to Panchase Bhanjyang again. We head to Bhadaure, another Gurung village, from here. The trek to Bhadaure is heavenly - passing through pine, oak and rhododendron forests that is frequented by waterfalls and occasionally showing rare animals.

 

Day 05: Trek to Sarangkot (1,500 m), 5-6 hours of walk.

Altitude: 1,500 m/4,921 ft

Time: 5-6 hours

We will leave Bhadaure behind and head to Sarangkot. The walk normally takes 5-6 hours. Sarangkot is on the outer rim of Pokhara valley and is a popular destination for paragliding, flying kites and watching sunrise. It is also a famous place for mountain watching. Sarangkot provides wonderful view of the mountains in the Annapurna and nearby mountain ranges. Mountains like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Annapurna II and Lamjung are viewed wonderfully from Sarangkot. We will reach Sarangkot in the evening. We will enjoy the breathtaking sunset and slide into our rooms. We will leave mountain watching for the next morning. 

 

Day 06: Visit Sarangkot view point, trek to Pame and drive to Pokhara.

We will wake up early and head to Sarangkot view point, which is the best place for watching the mountains and the Pokhara valley. We will return back to our hotel, have breakfast and start a trek to Pame. Pame is located on the Phewa lakeside and the trek from Sarangkot to Pame takes about two hours. We will enjoy lunch in Pame, taste fresh fish from the lake and drive to Pokhara.

 

Day 07: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6-7 hours.

We will return back to Kathmandu today. We will board on a tourist bus from Pokhara after breakfast. You also have the option of travelling by air but you'll have to pay extra for it. We will follow the same Marsyangdi-Trishuli river trail we took on our way from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We will enjoy view of the beautiful green hills and typical Nepali villages. We will drop our belongings in our hotel upon reaching Kathmandu and enjoy a musical night in Thamel. You can also go for cultural show and folk dance if you are willing. 

Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu transportation by deluxe tourist bus
  • Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary / with breakfast
  • Bus transport from Trek ending point to Pokhara 
  • Necessary paper and permits
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] Permits
  • Meals on full board during the trek [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with 3 cup of hot drinks in a day]
  • Seasonal fruits in the evening after dinner 
  • Accommodation in Lodge or home stay during the trek
  • Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map, Ambition Himalaya T-shirt and duffel bag [Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after completing the trek]
  • First aid medications / medicines with the guide
  • Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges

 

Cost Excludes

  1. Hotel and activities in Kathmandu
  2. If you need porter( we can provide additional cost)
  3. International Airfares, Visa Fees,($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days) Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
  4. Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, telephone bills, laundry and battery charge 
  5. Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges
  6. Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara [Meals not included also in the cases of early returns from the trips]
  7. Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.]
  8. Tips( as appreciation/gratitude) for Guides and Porters
  9. Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking

Why choose us

  • Family Holidays
  • Experienced guide & porters 
  • Over 20 Years Experience
  • Personal care & best customer service
  • All guaranteed departures
  • 24/7 Support & no hidden cost 
  • Over 100 Holidays packages
  • Competitive price
  • Private tour depart everyday of the year

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