Panchase Trek 10 Days

$980 USD
- 10 Days
- Easy
2-10 Pax

Trekking, Sightseeing

March-May\ September -December

Private Car & Bus

Hotel,Home Stay & Lodge

Home Stay/Tea House Trek

2250m

Breakfast in the city & Full meals during the trek

Kathmandu-Pokhara-Bhundi-Panchase-Bhadaure-Dhampus-Pokhara-Chitwan National Park-Kathmandu

Panchase Trek Overview

Panchase trek has recently become a popular trek near Pokhara. Trek to Panchase is a small loop around Pokhara which offers stunning views of Annapurnas and culturally beautiful villages that allow exploring typical ethnic inhabitants of the region. The most popular mountains can be seen from there are:  Mt. Fishtail (Known as Machhapuchhare), Mt. Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli and Manaslu, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV as well as Annapurna I and many more snow peak mountains. 

Panchase trekking trail leads through the paddy farm and Rhododendron, pine trees towards Panchase Bhanjyang. It is a gentle walk which also suits family with small kids. There are basic tea houses available to have typical local food and basic overnight accommodation. Since this is recently developed trekking trail, we would highly recommend to bring enough snacks with you.

Panchase trek begins and ends at the most attractive town in Pokhara which offers scenic ride/flight from Kathmandu. The most popular villages on the way are: Bhumdi, Panchase Bhyanjing and Bhaudaure.
 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 6-7 hours

Day 04: Drive to Thado Khola and trek to Bhumdi (1600m) 4-5 hrs walks

Day 05: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang (2000m) 4-5 hrs walks

Day 06: Trek to Bhadaure (1700m) 5-6 hrs walks

Day 07: Trek to Dhampus (1080m) 5-6 hrs walks

Day 08: Trek to Phedi (2-3 hrs walk )and Drive to Pokhara

Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive (1,300m/4,264 ft) 6-7 hours

Day 10: Departure day

Panchase Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, we will greet you and take you to the hotel.  We will meet either later on that day or the next day to take you to our head office, where we will brief you on your upcoming trek with us. Here, we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening, we can do this the next day instead.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, jacket and trekking boots). This evening will be spent in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 6-7 hours

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Pokhara by tourist bus, which departs at 7:00am in morning. This is an excellent drive through the Prithivi Highway, which features interesting views of the mountains, rivers, waterfalls and jungles, as well as farm terraces and villages situated on the mountains. The bus has two stops, once for breakfast and once for lunch. After a 7 hour drive you will reach Pokhara. After some time resting at the hotel, you can take a walk around the lake side of the city to explore the surrounding areas. We will stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Thado Khola and trek to Bhumdi (1600m) 4-5 hrs walks

After breakfast at Pokhara Hotel there is short ride to Thado Khola by private vehicle and the trail ascends to Bhumdi Gaun which is popular Gurung village. The trail leads through the paddy farm and short forest walk to Bhumdi. Once you get there, short walk around Bhumdi village to explore their way of life. Overnight at the tea house.

Day 05: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang (2000m) 4-5 hrs walks

Today the trail leads through the forest of Rhodondern and pine as well as small bushes to Panchase Bhanjyang which has breath taking views of the Annapurnas and beautiful view of Pokhara. Overnight at the tea house.

Day 06: Trek to Bhadaure (1700m) 5-6 hrs walks

After breakfast at the tea house, the trail leads up to the hill ridge and down to the Bhadaure. While you climb up to 2500m at Panchase danda, you will enjoy the beautiful views of the Himalayas.  After breakfast your trek will start towards the Panchase height (2500m) through a jungle from where you can have a beautiful view of Kusma and Pokhara valley with the views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range very nearer. Afterward you have to descend down through beautiful fields and jungles to reach Bhadaure. Overnight stay at Bhadure.

Day 07: Trek to Dhampus (1080m) 5-6 hrs walks

With the pleasant stay at Bhadure, after breakfast the trek will lead you towards Naudanda and kade through the nice villages and beautiful forest. Then, you will trek to Australian Camp. This is also considering as a best view point for the mountains. Then, you will follow the route towards Dhampus. Overnight stay at tea house.

Day 08: Trek to Phedi (2-3 hrs walk )and Drive to Pokhara (30m)

After breakfast in Dhampus trek down through beatiful landscapes and villages. Today you will just go down. The trail is mostly uphill through the nice view of the Pokhara Valley, cross the light forest and several local villages. After you reach to Phedi, drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive (1,300m/4,264 ft) 6-7 hours

At 7 am, we'll drive to Kathmandu through the Prithivi highway, which is the same route we first took to Pokhara. It is an interesting driving route where one can enjoy passing scenes of natural beauty. In the afternoon, we'll arrive in Kathmandu where we have a farewell dinner at a Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Departure day

Today is the last day of your trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will assist you with your plans. Otherwise, we will take you to the airport in time for your flight departure.

Panchase Trek Cost :- US$890

Include

-Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
-3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
-2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara
-One full day guided city tour by private vehicle in Kathmandu
-Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
-Annapurna trekking permits and Tims permits
-Bus transportation to Pokharar and return from Pokhara
-Breakfast in the city and full meals during the trek
-Tea/Coffe (served in a cup)
-Seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
-Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
-A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses 
-Insurance of Guide and Porter
-All required local tax and Gov tax
-Down jackets and sleeping bags

Exclude

-Nepal arrival visa
-Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner
-Monument entrance fees
-Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
-Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
-Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation.

Panchase Trek Information

Travel Insurance

A travel insurance policy that should cover cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. If you become ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are the client's responsibility. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. A cash deposit must be paid to the helicopter operator and they will collect the money from you if you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers those.

Health and Fitness
We strongly recommend you to consult the doctor before planning your holidays. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.

Foods and Accommodation
In Kathmandu we use tourist standard hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share – depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered up on your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. For breakfast you expect to have porridge, toast or chapattis, omelet and local bread. We will provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. While on a trek, the accommodation is in guesthouses or lodges with shared facilities. Some lodges offer shower and mostly offer bucket hot water upon request. During the trip you can expect 2 hot showers.

Our effort while you are on a trek
while you are on a trek, our guide will have cell phone and we often speak with you so that easy for us to deliver message. Our every effort will be made to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region. The health of member, weather conditions can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. If you are delayed longer than the itinerary date we can help reschedule your international flights but prepare to pay some extra charge if required.

Why to Trek with us!
We are passionate to deliver real adventure experiences. Trip itineraries are optimized to the best of our knowledge to cover the most famous travel routes and interests of our clients. We have put our heart, soul with over 17 years experience in outstanding adventure trips.  We are committed to a high level of service so that all of our customers' expectations are met. Our local Sherpas and Leaders are very dedicated to their services. We can tailor trips according to your needs. Our highly trained staff understand the best destinations for people with varying interests, physical abilities, budgets, and ages. We also pass your day to day trip update to your family if required.

Our legal documents
We are a government authorized and certified company. We have special authorization from the government of Nepal to operate trekking tours, expeditions, Tibetan tours, Bhutan tours and many other tourism related services. We are also a member of the following organisations:
Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation PAN No. 304585539
Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd. No. 79438/067/068
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry License No. 1288/067
Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rasta Bank Foreign Exchange Department License No. 1159/1/068
Nepal Tourism Board
Trekking Agent Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)

What to bring
Pack list: It is essential to have warm clothing and equipment to plan this trip. Here below are some suggestions for planning this trip. Please kindly take it as a reference and prepare yourself.
Equipments:
Head;
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sun Hat
Lip balm
Upper body:
T- Shirts (2)
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 (Included)
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves/ mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body:
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/ or sandals)
Gaiters only for winter)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (Included)
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Hiking poles/ walking sticks
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)