Panchase Trek

Panchase Trek

from $1,499.00$1,299.00

Panchase Trek is a best trek for the beginner and is one of the easiest trek in Annapurna Region.

  • Reviews 1 Review
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Guided Tours, Trekking
  • Activity Level Moderate
    5/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    2
All about the Panchase Trek.

Panchase Trek is an adventure for beginners who wish to explore one of the easiest trails in the Annapurna region. Thus, exploring the lesser-popular trails, Panchase Treks navigates a discreet region filled with beautiful scenery of the pristine  Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre peaks.

A few days of trekking on the Panchase Trek take you through the lush forests and sparse settlements to the west of Phewa Lake. Relish the sights of the Himalayas like Lamjung(6983m), Machhapuchhre(6997m), Manaslu(8163m), and Annapurna Range.

The Panchase Trek lasts for 11 days and commences upon your arrival at Kathmandu. First, you’ll indulge in a sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu valley and visit some UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath.

Next, you can either embark on a 30-minute flight or 6hours drive to reach Pokhara. From Pokhara, you’ll drive 5 hours west of Pokhara to Bhumdi village via Khade Khola. Bhumi is mostly inhabited by Gurung and Brahmin tribes. A 6-hour uphill trek through quaint natural setting brings you to the top of Panchase at Panchase Hanjyang.

From here, you can catch some pristine sights of Annapurna I (8091m), Lamjung (6983m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m) in the distance. Panchase is a quaint hill station located inside Annapurna Region. Afterward, you’ll begin descending along the sparsely settled villages of Bhadaure, Dhampus, Kirakhor, and Hyangja to reach Pokhara.

Due to its discreet setting, Panchase remains the least visited trekking destination in the region. Its close proximity to Pokhara makes it an easily accessible trek destination. The trek requires moderate fitness hence, it suits trekkers of any age. The trek is best when done during spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov) seasons that guarantee the best weather and accessibility.

At Eternal Himalaya, we prioritize the needs of our clients before anything else. We also offer guides and porters as per your necessity on this Panchase Trek. We offer complete customization on the itinerary to suit your budget and preference.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  •  Airport pick-up and drop-off  by private vehicle
  •  3-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast basis
  •  2-night hotel accommodation in Pokhara on Bed and Breakfast basis
  •  Entry Permit for Annapurna Conservation Area
  •  Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card
  •  Trekking guide/s and Sherpa/s
  •  Porters
  •  All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  •  All land transportation wherever applicable
  •  First aid kit
  •  Rescue assistance
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • All kind of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
  • Personal Equipment.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Any kind of personal expense.
  • Tips for trekking staff, driver.
  • Upper Mustang Monastery Entrance fees.
  1. Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

    One of our representatives will warmly receive you upon your arrival in Kathmandu as you land in Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be escorted to your hotel where you can relax and meet your trek guide to discuss the itinerary in detail. If you like, you can also explore the local area in the evening.

  2. Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath

    Today, you’ll embark on a sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu Valley. Some of the pristine landmarks inside the valley include magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most revered Hindu sites in the entire country. Swayambhunath and Boudhanath are two of the most important Buddhist sites. Afterward, you will visit the historical Lalitpur city and explore the well-preserved Patan Durbar Square before returning to your hotel.

  3. Day 03 Kathmandu-Pokhara (820m). Fly/drive to Pokhara, and overnight at Hotel.

    You’ll start early today, and either fly or drive to Pokhara. Pokhara lies 200km west of Kathmandu. The flight is only about 30 minutes long while the drive takes around 7 hours. It takes you through winding road along Trishuli River passing through highways towns and giving you a chance to get a glimpse of the Nepali lifestyle. Pokhara is a beautiful city with plenty of attractions like Phewa Lake, Davis Falls, and Tal Barahi Temple among others. Overnight in Pokhara.

  4. Day 04 Pokhara – KhadeKhola-Bhumdi(1600m). 5hrsDrive

    After an early breakfast, you’ll drive towards Khade Khola located 15.8 km west of Pokhara. The drive offers plenty opportunities to witness the rural settlements on the way. From Khade Khola, you’ll begin trekking along the forested path to Bhumdi. The gradual uphill trail goes through forests granting scenic views of lush hillsides. Overnight in Bhumdi.

  5. Day 05 Bhumdi-Panchase Bhanjyang (2000m) 6hrs

    Leaving Bhumdi, you continue along the trail enjoying the panoramic sights of the mountains around the trail. You will trek uphill to arrive at Panche Bhanjyang. It serves as a vantage point to catch the beautiful sight of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre(6997m), Gangapurna(7454m), Dhaulagiri(8167m), and Manaslu(8163m). You’ll spend the night at the Panchase village enjoying the local meal in a community lodge or home-stay.

  6. Day 06 Panchase-Bhadaure (1700m) 4 hrs

    Leaving Panchase, you’ll begin descending along the trail and head northeast towards Bhadaure village. You’ll continue down the trail for 4 to 5 hours and pass through a lushly forested trail to reach Bhadaure. En route, you will cross through numerous small settlements of different ethnic communities. The trail also displays beautiful sights of the Annapurna Himalayas. Overnight in Bhadaure.

  7. Day 07 Bhadaure-Dhampus via Kare (1600m) 5hrs.

    After breakfast, you’ll continue down the trail and trek through Naudanda and Kade to reach the beautiful Australian Camp. It is situated in the middle of a forest area and allows you to catch beautiful sight of the surrounding mountains. The route then descends through the lushly forested trail and reaches the popular Dhampus village. Overnight in Dhampus.

  8. Day 08 After breakfast, you’ll continue down the trail and trek through Naudanda and Kade to reach the beautiful Australian Camp. It is situated in the middle of a forest area and allows you to catch beautiful sight of the surrounding mountains. The route then descends through the lushly forested trail and reaches the popular Dhampus village. Overnight in Dhampus.

    From the Dhampus viewpoint, you can witness the morning sunrise over the panorama of the Himalayas in the Annapurna range. Leaving Dhampus, the trail descends further and goes along the large trees and the stone-paved path towards Kirakhor village. The short distance will be covered in no time and does not require much effort from you. You can enjoy the ethnic Gurung culture and lifestyle at Kirakhor. Overnight in Kirakhor.

  9. Day 09 Kirakhor-Hyangja-Pokhara (2hrs walk and 30-minute drive)

    Today is the last day of the trek. Leaving Kirakhor, you’ll continue along the easy trail and reach Hyangja village. Hyangja village lies close to Baglung Highway. After a short downhill trek, you’ll arrive at your destination from where you’ll catch your commute back to Pokhara. Once at Pokhara, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. Overnight in Pokhara.

  10. Day 10 Pokhara-Kathmandu. Drive or fly and overnight at hotel. |Farewell Dinner

    Today, you’ll bid farewell to Pokhara and head back to Kathmandu. You can choose to fly or drive to Kathmandu. Once at Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. You can ether choose to stay at your hotel and rest or explore the attractions of Kathmandu Valley. Later, in the evening, you will join the rest of the team and participate in the farewell dinner. We offer this final dinner as a treat before you leave Nepal and head to your next destination. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  11. Day 11 Final Departure

    We’ll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport so you can catch your scheduled flight back home. We hope you had a good trip with us. Farewell.

Trip Facts:

Geography                        :        Hills/Forest

Location                            :        Kaski

Level of Difficulty               :        Easy

Duration of Trek                :        11 Days

Max Altitude                      :        2000m

Religions                           :        Hindu/Buddhist

Ethnic People                     :        Gurung/Magar/Brahmin/Chhetri

Accommodation                 :        Hotel/Teahouse

Transportation                   :        Flight/Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Minimum Pax                     :        2

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Experience one of the shortest and easiest trekking trails in Nepal
  • Enjoy the beautiful sights of peaks such as Annapurna (8091m), Lamjung (6983m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Manaslu(8163m)
  • Summit the discreet Panchase Hill located almost 38km west of Pokhara
  • Observe rural Nepali lifestyle and enjoy local cuisines
Overall Rating
5/5
Scarlett Woods
Reviewed On 19/10/2018
5/5

Panchase Trek is highly recommended. The last time I was in Nepal, I walked the Everest Base camp Trek. It was also great. But the sunrise in the Annapurna Sanctuary beat everything. The trek leads over beautiful Rhododendron forests, bamboo forests up to rocky high mountains. I am very satisfied with the service and support from this company. They have wonderful guides and friendly relation with the guests. The support was flawless and everything worked great. Thank you for making my trip amazing. Good luck !!

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