Overview

Duration :
9 Days
Secondary Activity:
Nature and Gurung Culture
Max altitude :
2,030m/ 6,660 ft
Transportation:
Private Vehicle and Domestic Flight
Trip ends in:
Kathmandu
Accomodation:
Home-stay
Primary activity:
Hiking
Group Size:
Min. 1 Pax
Country:
Nepal
Trip starts from:
Kathmandu
Diffficulty:
Moderate
Meals:
Nepali and Continental
Best Season:
Autumn and Spring
Trip route:
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Sarankot-Bhadaure-Panchase Bhanjyang-Thulakhet-Pokhara-Kathamndu

Trip introduction

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.

Overview of Panchase Trek

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.

Who can join this trek and how?

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.

Special Note:

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.

Overview

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft):
  • Day 2
    Fly/Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690 ft): 5-6 hours:
  • Day 3
    Hike to Sarangkot(1,600m/ 5,249 ft) : 2-3 hours:
  • Day 4
    Trek Sarangkot to Bhadaure(1,540m/5,052 ft): 3-4 hours:
  • Day 5
    Bhadaure to Panchase Bhanjyang(2,030m/ 6,660 ft): 3-4 hours:
  • Day 6
    Panchase Bhanjyang to Thulakhet(900m/ 2,952 ft) 3-4 hours and drive to Pokhara city.:
  • Day 7
    Pokhara Sightseeing:
  • Day 8
    Pokhara to Kathmandu:
  • Day 9
    Departure Day:

Detail Itinerary

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.

Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup and drop
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon or similar standard)
  • 1 nights Hotel in Pokhara
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; any items on the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Transportation Cost: Kathmandu – Pokhara- Kathmandu, Pokhara – Trek Starting Point and Trek End Point – Pokhara
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With the experience of more than a decade of working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations that might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bags, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking Permits: Trekkers’ Information Management System(TIMS) Card and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) fees
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner

Price Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses (Laundries, Electric accessories, Internet, and so on)
  • All Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters

Trip Gallery

Trip Map:

Equipments

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun’s Cream ( 40+)

Upper Body

  • Cotton t-shirts or thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Down jacket (Light-weighted)

Lower Body

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Underwear and Half Pants

Feet

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Light-weighted sandals

Hands

  • Gloves
  • Creams

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
  • Trekking bag (Rucksack)
  • Duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries

Miscellaneous

  • Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
  • Light-weighted Towel
  • Swiss Knife
  • Passport and extra passport photos
  • Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer
 

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