Our Panchase Trek offers a great opportunity to visit and explore the highlights of the natural, cultural and Himalayan life around Pokhara; all within one week. It is a short and easy trip for all those who are looking for a quick survey of the Annapurna region with moderate physical challenges. This trek also promotes eco-tourism and home-stay treks. Along with the amazing view of green refreshing hills, high mountain peaks, and insight into various flora and fauna; it is the best side trip as well.
The Panchase trek begins as you arrive at Kathmandu Airport and drive from the capital to the beautiful lake city, Pokhara. After arriving at Pokhara, we hike to Sarangkot for amazing sunrise views over the snow-capped Himalayas, including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Nilgiri, and other neighboring peaks. Further, we trek towards Bhadaure, Panchase Bhanjyang, and Thulakhet for a couple of days before we return to Pokhara city. On our way, we pass through beautiful forests with stunning flora and fauna and enjoy spectacular Himalayan views peeking out of the trees. We also introduce you to the culture of the local Gurung and Magar inhabitants. Their lifestyle and traditions are worth paying a visit to Panchase.
The Panchase Trek can be embarked upon during any time of the year; despite your age, interest, and fitness levels. We would love you to join the trek with Nepal Mountain Trekkers during your next vacation. And we are sure you would leave with wonderful memories you will cherish forever last forever. Simply fill the Booking form and let us know about your interest. Or you can contact us directly by sending us an email in order to get more information about this trek.
If this itinerary doesn’t suit your requirement or if you want to customize it, please feel free to contact us. This trek could be customized as per your required time frame and budget limits.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)::
Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our office representative from Nepal Mountain Trekkers will meet and greet you at international flight terminals followed by a transfer to your respective hotel (Hotel Green Horizon or similar standard). Then simply relax in a hotel room or take a stroll around the tourist area of Thamel for rest of the day.
Day 2 : Fly/Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690 ft): 5-6 hours::
Today we have our breakfast at the hotel early in the morning and take a drive or flight towards the scenic lake city of Pokhara. After nearly six hours of scenic highway drive through valleys, riverbanks, we arrive at Pokhara and upon arrival, we recommend you to take a walk around Phewa lake, enjoy beautiful views of the Himalayas, try boating and enjoy the blissful evening at the happening lakeside of Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 3 : Hike to Sarangkot(1,600m/ 5,249 ft) : 2-3 hours::
We wake up very early in the morning before dawn and hike for 2 to 3 hours towards Sarangkot hill. From the top of the hill, we get a chance to capture amazingly astonishing views of the Annapurna Himalayan range including Machhapuchre and Dhaulagiri. From Sarangkot, you also have an option to try out adventure sports like paragliding and others. Overnight at a hotel in Sarangkot.
Day 4 : Trek Sarangkot to Bhadaure(1,540m/5,052 ft): 3-4 hours::
Today, after having our early meal, we leave behind Sarangkot gradually descending towards the beautiful small town of Bhadaure where we get an opportunity to explore diversified cultural experiences. Mainly, Gurung, Magar, Brahmins, and Kami are major local settlements over there. We stay overnight at the local teahouse in Bhadaure.
Day 5 : Bhadaure to Panchase Bhanjyang(2,030m/ 6,660 ft): 3-4 hours::
We begin our day with a sunrise; we have our breakfast, and gradually trek towards beautiful Panchase Bhanjyang, a little village with an uphill walk that exhibits excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Annapurna, and other nearby surrounding peaks. From Panchase, we also get awesome views of Phewa Lake and nearby settlements.
Day 6 : Panchase Bhanjyang to Thulakhet(900m/ 2,952 ft) 3-4 hours and drive to Pokhara city.::
After witnessing the beauty of nature, while exploring the best of local culture, we descend down from Panchase Bhanjyang to Thulakhet and take a short drive back to Pokhara city.
Day 7 : Pokhara Sightseeing::
Today we relax in the naturally blessed city of Pokhara. There are plenty of delightful experiences to accumulate here in Pokhara. We visit popular tourist attractions and make enjoyable holiday memories that last a lifetime.
Day 8 : Pokhara to Kathmandu::
In this way, our short and easy Panchase Trek comes to an end. Finally, we return to Kathmandu on a scenic drive.
Day 9 : Departure Day::
Your final day in Nepal and we will drop you at International Airport for your scheduled international flight towards your onward destination.
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