Panchase Trek

Duration: 5 Days
Price: US $305
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • ActivityTrekking
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle / Bus
  • AccomodationHotel + Lodges
  • Max Person12
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Panchase Trek is one of the short treks around Pokhara away from actual Annapurna trail but it is to rural-cultural off the beaten trek that offers an ideal way to discover natural beauty around Pokhara for those visitor on visit, without missing out on the incredible views over the Annapurna Himalayan Range and experience the village life. Our short trek starts in style with a gentle boat trip across Lake Phewa to take you to the start point, where a short climb will be rewarded with stunning views out across the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, which will form the backdrop to much of the trek. The trail will take you up to the World Peace Pagoda, through the forest where you can see the flora and fauna of Nepal and past a number of villages where you can experience the daily lives of the local people. It takes you up to an elevation of 2500m on the summit of Panchase Hill, from which (if you are willing to get up early enough!) you can see a dramatic sunrise over the Himalaya Giants. This trek is also a great extension to any of our tours of Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Drive to Pokhara (820m)
  • Day 02: Drive to Khande Khola and trek to Bumdi (1520m)
  • Day 03: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang (2065m)
  • Day 04: Trek to Bhadaure (1670m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Naudanda (1515m), drive to Pokhara.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Drive to Pokhara (820m) Fly or drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu in the morning with scenic mountain views including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Massif. Our tourist coach leaves at 7:00am in the morning. Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200km and it takes about 7 hours to ge to Pokahra from Kathmandu. There will be breakfast and lunch break on the way. We stroll around lake side or boating on Phewa Lake upon getting to Pokhara. Overnight in Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Day 02 :Drive to Khande Khola and trek to Bumdi (1520m) From Pokhara, a 30 minutes drive takes you to Khande Khola, after that we trek Bhumdi. A final climb of today takes you up to Bumdi village, home to Gurung and Brahman people, where you will spend the night and can learn more about these cultures. Accommodation, Camping and teahouse options available. Approx Walking Time: 3 hours, Distance 10 km.
  • Day 03 :Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang (2065m) After a short climb to really wake you up, the track continues through beautiful forest where you can see mountains regularly peeking out between the trees. Today is a great day for nature-lovers, as the path winds amongst diverse trees and plants and you can hear the birds above – you may even catch a glimpse of a monkey! Emerging from the trees briefly at Thulunchour you then continue under the cover of the forest until the path joins a dirt road, from which you can see panoramic views of the mountains. These include the Annapurnas, Lamjung, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) as well as three peaks over 8,000m: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manalsu, in the distance. Continuing along the jeep trail takes you gently uphill to Panchase Bhanjyang. Similar to last night’s stay, this village is home to Gurung and Brahman people. Accommodation: Camping and teahouse options available, Approx Walking Time: 4 hours, distance 10-11km.
  • Day 04 :Trek to Bhadaure (1670m) This morning you climb the stone steps up to Panchase peak at almost 2,500m, the highest point of your trek. From here you will again be rewarded with stunning views over the mountains, and there is the option of getting up extra early to ascend to this point in time for sunrise! After catching your breath and taking in your surroundings, you descend down the far side of the hill to Alldanda. This afternoon consists of a gentle walk down to your campsite, with regular views of the mountains above and villages below. The campsite is situated just above the town of Bhadaure, where you can experience a mix of cultures as there are a range of residents including Gurung, Kami and Brahman. Accommodation: Camping and teahouse options available, Approx Walking Time: 3 hours, Distance: 7.5km
  • Day 05 :Trek to Naudanda (1515m), drive to Pokhara. Today starts with a descent down the stone steps to the town of Bhadaure, and continue on to the jeep trail that takes you across a small stream and through regular villages, where you will get the chance to interact with locals and children will ask for chocolate! On reaching Naudanda the trail will rejoin the highway and your car will be waiting to pick you up and drive you back to the quiet city of Pokhara in time for lunch on ‘Lakeside’!Approx Walking Time: 2 hours

Cost Includes

  • 2 Nights sharing twin/double deluxe room in tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.
  • One registered, experienced friendly local guide.
  • All breakfast during trip in Nepal.
  • 3 Times meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Sharing twin/double bed room in tea house lodges during trek.
  • Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by A/C tourist coach.
  • Transfers by private car or van depending on group size.
  • Necessary insurance for your guide.
  • All necessary trekking permits.
  • All applicable local tax, vat and office service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation and transportation in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Pokhara except breakfast in hotel.
  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, sprite and mineral water.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments and rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge and wifi services.
  • Tips for guide.

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