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Panchase Trek – 4 days

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Trip Duration Trip Duration
4 Days
Group Size Group Size
Min 1 - 32 pax
Maximum Altitude Max. Altitude
2500m/8,202ft
Trip Difficulty Difficulty
Easy
Activities Activities
  • Trekking
  • Hiking
Best Season Best Season
  • Sep – Dec
  • Feb – June
Calendar Accommodation
  • 3 Nights Guesthouse
Calendar Meals
  • 4 Brakfast
  • 4 Lunch
  • 3 dinner
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Highlights of Panchase Trek – 4 days

  • Panchase Trek is a short and pleasant trek route near Pokhara
  • Wonderful view of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, and Manaslu mountains.
  • Staying in the Gurung village homestay and experiencing their rich culture.
  • Enjoy fresh and exotic local food and drink.
  • Watching rare animal and plant species.
  • Stunning view of Pokhara valley from surrounding hilltops.

Overview of Panchase Trek – 4 days

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.

 

The Panchase trekking route lies in an area that is sacred to Hindus. Many Hindus visit Panchase during their major festivals. Gurungs are the main inhabitants of 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 the 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 receive the highest rainfall in Nepal. Leeches are common in wet seasons, therefore it is advisable to avoid wet seasons. The view of the mountains of Panchase is wonderful. You will see Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna, Gangapurna, Manaslu, and other peaks in full glory.

 

Before attending the most challenging trekking route like the Ghorepani poon hill trek, Annapurna circuit, and Annapurna Base Camp in the Annapurna region have a great and pleasure trip to Panchase.

 

Make your next short trip for Mardi Himal and Dhampus Sharankot trek which has the best discovery route to get into nature and find yourself dissolved in it.

 

Equally enchanting is the view of Pokhara valley from various places on 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 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

Short/Detail Itinerary of Panchase Trek – 4 days

DayModeRoute ItineraryElev.(m)DurationOvernightIncluded
01Boat/trekPokhara - Phewa Lake - Bhumdi1,600 4/5 hrsGhuesthouseLunch, Dinner
02TrekBhumdi - Panchase bhanjyang2,065 4/5 hrsGuesthouseBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
03TrekPanchase - Bhadaure1,700 4/5 hrsGuesthouseBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
04Trek/driveTrek - Sarangkot - Pokhara822 4/5 hrs-----Breakfast, Lunch

Detail Itinerary

We will 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 whatever you like.

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

 

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’s stay in Panchase Bhanjyang tonight.

 

We will wake up early in the morning and climb the stone steps leading to Panchase peak. The peak is 435 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 the 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 are frequented by waterfalls and occasionally show rare animals.

 

 

We will leave Bhadaure behind and head to Sarangkot. The walk normally takes 4-5 hours. Sarangkot is on the outer rim of Pokhara valley and is a popular destination for paragliding, flying kites, and watching views from This Sarangkot peak. It is also a famous place for mountain watching.

Sarangkot provides a 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. And After Lunch in Sanrangkot, we visit View Point and take private transport to Pokhara.

 

Includes/Excludes

What's included
  • Boat cross to Phewa Lake until trek start point
  • private drive from Naudanda to Pokhara
  • Necessary paper works
  • 3 meals [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 his expenses and insurances
  • Sleeping bag or Down jacket if you need to use
  • Ambition Himalaya T-Shirt
  • First aid medications / medicines with the guide
What is excluded
  • If you need porter( we can provide additional cost)
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
  • Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, telephone bills, laundry and battery charge
  • Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges
  • Hotel and any activities in Pokhara
  • any food in Pokhara
  • Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival
  • Tips( as appreciation/gratitude) for Guide
  • Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking
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