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Panchase Trek (7 Days)



Panhase is a short trek in Nepal and a beautiful destination that has been underdog for a long time in comparison with some undisputed heavyweight champions in the Annapurna region. Not many know but Panchase is a pilgrimage for locals, sits at an elevation slightly over 2500 meters. Located very close to the popular city of Pokhara, Panchase is an absolutely fantastic escape and starkly beautiful landscape.

The fact that Panchase trek is not frequented by trekkers, this destination still is very pristine and unsoiled. If you are looking for impeccable short destination for trekking in Nepal, you definitely have to take this picturesque destination for unforgettable experience. Furthermore, there are no as such as hotel, hostels or lodges but just houses of local inhabitants namely Gurung.

 

 

Short Itinerary:

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2Trek Preparation and shopping
Day 3Fewa Lake - Bhumdi
Day 4Bhumdi - Panchase Bhanjyang
Day 5Panchase Bhanjyang - Bhadaure
Day 6Bhadaure - Naudanda - Drive to Pokhara
Day 7Pokhara - Kathmandu
Best Seasons:
Spring(April, June, July),
Number of Days:
7 Days
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Places Visited: Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu Hotel Prince Plaza

Activities: No Activities Briefing

Thank you for choosing Panchase trek as your next adventure destination! Panchase is one fantastic short trekkings in Nepal. On this day you arrive to Kathmandu and we transfer you to your accommodation. You rest and rejuvenate for days to come. You can as well explore the surrounding and get to know a little about the country and culture.

Day 2
Trek Preparation and shopping

Places Visited: Thamel Hotel Prince Plaza

Activities: Shopping Briefing

You will meet your trek leader on this day and he would brief you about trekking in Nepal and your chosen destination. Meanwhile, the back office staff will prepare all required permits for your trekking. later in the day, you will do the last minute shopping for your trekking along with your guide. While our back office staff get ready preparing permits from the government offices, our guides help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to the most happening market in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Fewa Lake - Bhumdi

Places Visited: Bhumdi Phewa Lake Pokhara Pokhara Tourist Bus Park Lake Side

Activities: Travelling on Bus Briefing Trekking and Hiking

Panchase trek isn't a tough trek and more of a relaxed one. The day begins by rowing boat on Phewa lake and it is a wonderful experience. It takes almost half an hour to cross the lake and to reach our trek initiation point. The first short hike of around an hour and we would reach the world peace pagoda on the flat surface of a hill. The hike itself through the dense forest with the view of fewa lake on the bottom and mountain panorama towards northwest is beautiful. Once we reach the top of the hill we will observe the mountain panorama, lake and the entire city. From the pagoda we take a short trail down towards the road and follow the road on and off to a village called Lukum Swara. From here the trail is still uphill and one final ascent would take us to the village of Bhumdi. We walk around 3 hours in total, cover around 10 kilometers and 250 meters in ascent. Overnight in Bhumdi.

Day 4
Bhumdi - Panchase Bhanjyang

Places Visited: Bhumdi Panchase Bhanjyang

Activities: Briefing Trekking and Hiking

Despite Panchase is very close to Pokhara and a very beautiful trek, there are very less amount of trekkers in the region. It is very likely for you to encounter very few or no tourist at all. Not paying much mind to the tourist traffic, we continue our trek on the countryside and on trails through beautiful forest. It's just you, forest, birds singing and the wind whistling and beautiful meadowland. The first noticeable settlement we reach is Sidhane village and from here to panchase is just another hour. The views of mountains in season and when the weather is clear is beautiful. In between the Bhumdi and Panchase bhanjyang you will as well see monkey’s playing in the wild. We walk for around 4 hours today and cover a fair ground of around 10 kilometers.

Day 5
Panchase Bhanjyang - Bhadaure

Places Visited: Panchase Bhanjyang Bhadaure

Activities: Briefing Trekking and Hiking

Early in the morning we make our way to Panchase peak - the zenith of the trek. The view of the mountains in the Annapurna region awaits at the peak of Panchase. After spending brief moment watching the mountain panorama and the villages on the terrace of the hills. From here we begin downhill and all the way to Bhadaure. We cross patches of forest and some sparse settlements. Just a little before Bhadaure we have a campsite and we will camp in Bhadaure for the night.

Day 6
Bhadaure - Naudanda - Drive to Pokhara

Places Visited: Bhadaure Naudanda Pokhara

Activities: Briefing Trekking and Hiking Travelling on Bus

From the campsite to Bhadaure we walk down the stone steps to the village of Bhadaure. We traverse through small patches of forest and cross some beautiful village.You would come across a lot of villagers who would be willing to talk to you and the kids would be asking for chocolates and gifts. Within less than 2 hours of easy strolling the trail would connect to the highway, where awaits our ride to Pokhara. It takes around 45 minutes from Naudanda to Pokhara and upon arrival to Pokhara we have our lunch. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 7
Pokhara - Kathmandu

Places Visited: Pokhara Kathmandu Hotel Prince Plaza Pokhara Tourist Bus Park Thamel Bus Park

Activities: Hiking Briefing

The bus ride takes around 7 hours to Kathmandu. The bus traverses through beautiful lush green hills and views of mountains (only in season). Once we reach Kathmandu we transfer you to your accommodation and hence officially come to the end of Panchase trek.

Price :
USD 630
Note :
What's Included:
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • Trekking Map
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Two nights in a budget accommodation with breakfast
What's Not Included:
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, day backpacks, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • Excess baggage charges
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
Please make sure that you are equipped with following equipments and resuorces before you proceed for this tour package.
Checklist:
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts.
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturiser
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • I-pod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Modest swimsuits (for Kathmandu)

Reviews from our gratified travellers


USD 630

Panhase is a short trek in Nepal and a beautiful destination that has been underdog for a long time in comparison with some undisputed heavyweight champions in the Annapurna region.

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Trip Highlights

  • Short and easy trek around Pokhara
  • Views of mountains in the Annapurna
  • Accommodating in community owned houses
  • Off the beaten trails and very less trekkers
  • Beautiful Sunrise and Sunset
  • Extended view of Pokhara valley



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