Panchase Trekking

Panchase Trekking

Cost Price
USD 760
Trip Grade
Moderate

Overview

From Pokhara, Panchase Hill Trekking is a quick escape into nature. This trek, located in the Annapurna Region, offers breathtaking views of terraced fields against the backdrop of the massive Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre. The word “Panchase” relates to the mother’s five seats, in which a person experiences five levels of life from above and below, including thinking, feeling, perceiving, and manifesting.

Panchase Hill Trekking is appropriate for persons of all ages and levels of physical fitness. People who enjoy trekking but do not always have the time to walk to Ghorepani or Annapurna Sanctuary will enjoy Panchase Trekking. Panchase Danda Hiking is an environmentally friendly trekking track that offers panoramic mountain views as well as a pleasant and simple trip that allows you to learn about the customs of the Gurung and Brahmin people that live in this region.

Trekking in this region is ideal from mid-September to mid-May. Monsoon trekking is not recommended. Because this location is located in Nepal’s wettest region. Making the trail treacherous and infested with leeches. Peace Pagoda, Phewa Lake, Kande, and Kushma are all good spots to start a Panchase walk.

We usually start our Panchase walk by taking a boat across Phewa Lake. The trail follows the ridge that runs from Panchase to the surrounding countryside. The woodlands in the Panchase area are diverse, and much of it is a protected forest. With over 100 orchid species and rhododendron forest.

Panchase Hill trekking will be suitable for hikers of all levels. As well as those with limited time and seeking new experiences. Lord Shiva meditated in the past on the entire Panchase hilltop, which is also considered a holy pilgrimage spot. As a result, worshippers regard this region as one of the most hallowed shrines. To visit during the Shiva Ratri festival (full moon in March) and the day of the Bala Chaturdashi celebration in December. Many devotees scatter the five grains around the Panchase Lake. to protect the main source of sustenance and to ask for respect for the souls of the ancestors.

The Panchase walk begins in Pokhara and is a short, picturesque, and panoramic hike. The sacred pilgrimage trail is likely to be rich in traditional culture and panoramic views of snow-capped mountain peaks. Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, III, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and many other peaks can be seen from the trail. Trekking along this easy route is definitely an unforgettable experience. Thanks to the local culture and traditional way of life of the mid-hill people.

Similarly, this trek is best to travel with your friends and your family. Likewise,  this is a perfect vacation spot for everyone. as it is one of the easiest treks in Nepal.  Moreover, this trek is best to spend quality time with your friends and family.  Annually, a lot of visitors do this trek to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the place.

Also, when one is on Panchase Hill Trekking they will get a lot of knowledge about the local culture and tradition. Which will add value to the trip.  Moreover, during this trip, all the visitors will get a lifetime chance. To experience and explore the local cuisine of the place. Furthermore, during this trip, the wonderful view of Mount Annapurna will be best. As it is the main attraction of the trek. also, it is the main reason many visitors visit this trek.

Itinerary

01Day

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will conduct a pre- departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meeting will cover trip related information & the collection your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).

02Day

Kathmandu: Free day or City Sightseeing (pay Locally for sightseeing).

After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, do a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley  visiting  fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Square ( One is in Kathmandu, in Patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.  (Meals:B)

03Day

Drive to Pokhara (950 m -3,116 ft) 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

As time set by our guide who accompanies you throughout this trip, depart from the hotel for an interesting drive on the busy road towards scenic Pokhara. Drive through Himalayan foothills and green valley. Reach Pokhara for an overnight stop in the comfort of an excellent hotel by the lake Phewa with time for walks around the lake side. (Meals:B)
(For people with flying option 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara).

04Day

Trek to Bhumdi village (1,500 m-4,921 ft), Peace Stupa, Phumdi – 05 hrs.

Start this wonderful trek with short drive toward south of Pokhara. Climb for an hour to reach the Peace Stupa which offers grand views of Pokhara valley. Take-in an awesome panorama of snow capped mountains from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal including magnificent Machhapuchhre ‘Fish Tail’.
From here walk continues to the high mid hill ridges through rice terraces on an easy moderate trail for few hours. Reach Phumdi village. Walk to Gurung village at Bhumdi. The Gurung are one of the famous Gorkha hill tribes of Nepal. With afternoon free, marvel the grand view of Annapurna mountains range. (Meals:B,L,D)

05Day

Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang (2,200 m-7,217 ft) -05-hrs.

Enter the enchanting forest of rhododendron, oaks and pines trees.  Make a gradual climb in the shade of the cool woodland with views of Annapurna mountains and Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish Tail’ peak. This pleasant trek lasts for few hours till lunch break. Continue with an uphill walk over the green hills into a serene forest. Slowly head down hill to Panchase Bhanjyang at 2,200 m-7,217 ft for an overnight stop with super views of a snow-capped mountain range and the Pokhara valley below. (Meals:B,L,D)

06Day

To Panchase hill (2,509 m-8,231 ft) trek to Bhadaure village (1,670 m-5,479 ft).

Make a steep uphill walk to Panchase hill top at 2,509 m-8,231 ft, trekking through nice shade of woodlands.  The walk continues for few hours to reach the highest point of this trip with an awesome panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and the Mt. Manaslu range of mountains. Panchase Hill is also a holy place where locals visits once a year to pay homage at nearby temple and bathe in the crystal clear pond at an auspicious time as per the Hindu calendar. After a wonderful time descend back to Bhanjyang for lunch. Trek through a pristine woodland forest to reach Bhadaure village is reached for overnight stop. (Meals:B,L,D)

07Day

Trek to Bhirethati (1,200 m-3,937 ft) - 05 hrs walk.

In the morning, walk on an easy and gradual path with views of snow capped mountains. Pass terraced farm fields and several farm hamlets and paddy fields.  Enter back into a warmer lower area. Take a pleasant walk to reach Nayapul that is situated on the Beni / Baglung & Pokhara highway. After being in complete isolation from other trekking groups for the past few days, our journey carries on a winding path following the Modi River upstream to lovely Bhirethati village for overnight stop. Bhirethati village the starting and ending point of many treks of this region. (Meals:B,L,D)

08Day

Trek to Ghandruk (1,750 m-5,741 ft) -05 hrs.

Walk through villages and farm fields following the Modi river to reach at Syali Bazaar. Make a long uphill climb on steps passing several farm villages to Kimche.  The walk gets better on a gradual winding path. Make the last climb to Ghandruk village for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge with views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and towering Mt. Machhapuchhre “The Fish Tail”. Ghandruk a large village mainly inhabited by Gurung tribe whose people, besides being in the army (as famous Gorkha soldiers), are farmers and shepards of Tibetan Buddhist religion. (Meals:B,L,D)

09Day

Trek to Pothana (1, 900 m-6,233 ft) - 05 hrs.

With great time at Ghandruk walk downhill on the stone steps and then into a cool shade of forest passing several farm villages and hamlets. Reach Phedi between the high hills of Landruk and Ghandruk by the raging Modi River. Cross a long suspension bridge over Modi River.  Walk through a warm area with paddy terraces. The walk gets easier and with short uphill climb to reach another large village at Landruk.  After a short rest the walk is more or less gradual on a winding path with few ups.  Pass several nice villages of Tolka and Bheda Kharka. Make a 45 minutes climb in the shade of cool forest to Deurali at 2,150 m-7,54 ft. Here take-in the great views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre and of Gandruk village towards the west.
From Deurali take an enjoyable walk through forest along with superb views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu all the way to Pothana village for overnight stop. (Meals:B,L,D)

10Day

Trek to Kande (900 m-2,952 ft) and drive to Pokhara (820 m-2,690 ft).

Today make the last walk of this adventure. Walk a short climb through a cool forest to reach  Thulo Kharka, also called Australian Camp. This is a magnificent place located on a large meadow with parallel views of the Annapurna and the Manaslu range of mountains. Walk an hour downhill to a road head at Pokhara / Beni highway. Drive back to Pokhara after a memorable and fascinating trek to Ghorepani & Pun Hill. Reach Pokhara with free time for individual activities around this beautiful place by lake Phewa. (Meals:B,L,D)

11Day

Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

With great time up in the high hill villages and at scenic Pokhara,  transfer for an interesting drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel with afternoon free at leisure.
(For those who wish to fly to Kathmandu transfer to Pokhara airport with 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu). (Meals:B)

12Day

Departure for home ward bound.

Breakfast, transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for final departure towards homeward bound or to next port of call. (Meals:B).

Includes/Excludes

What is Included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop transfer by car, van or bus depend on group size.
  • Private Ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners with cup of Tea, coffee in each meals
  • Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • TIMS Permit.
  • An experienced guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food,
  • accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and types of equipment.
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket, and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.
  • Award Certificate of Trip Completion

Whats not Included

  • Meals as a mansion.
  • Single Supplement for single-using rooms
  • Tips to staff or any donations.
  • Temple and monastery entry fees, & entry fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation (Just in case).
  • All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold drinks, Mineral water, and alcoholic drinks).
  • All personal expenses which is not mentioned in the price inclusion.
  • If you want to take a private Vehicle instead of Tourist Bus it will cost USD 30 extra per person for one way
  • Flight Kathmandu/Pokhara (if interested instead of driving) USD 85 extra for a one-way flight Per person.

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Trip Info

Great experience of local villages, green hills, forest, landscapes, and mountains which are the main attraction and the highlights of this trip is a 360-degree panorama view from Panchase hill in the shade of the world’s 10th highest Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 m with views of 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, together with amazing views many white peaks and the far horizon, fascinating traditional of mid hills people, sunrise from Panchase Hilltop into panoramic mountains, Trekking around Annapurna green mid hills, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – The Mediterranean to alpine temperature and beautiful landscapes.