Short Panchase Trek -7 Days

Overview

About The Panchase Trekking 2019

Highlights:

Enjoy one of Nepal’s easier treks and hikes from Pokhara, great for families or those with moderate fitness
Gain views of peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Machhapuchhre, Annapuran and Manaslu
Summit Panchase Hill (2,500m) for one of the best views of the Annapurna Himal
Witness rural Nepali life in the villages, inhabited mainly by Gurung and Brahman people and more group 

TREK OVERVIEW Difficulty: Easy

Days: 6-7 Max

Altitude: 2,500 m

Distance: 26.60 km (16.5 mi)

Accommodation: Teahouse

Distance shown is a return trek. A fully detailed guide to Panchase with more details is below.

 

The Panchase Trek is an off beaten trekking trail travelling to a local place of Pokhara known as Panchase Bhanjyang famed for its encompassing Himalayas, cityscape of Pokhara, Phewa Lake, and beautiful nature. The Panchase village is inhabited by mix culture civilization of all caste and religion but Gurungs, Chhetris and Magars are the main inhabitants of this region. The Panchase region is main encompassed by the Himalayas of Annapurna, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre, and other accompanied peaks. The highest hill of this region is Panchase hill of 2250 meters which have the views of Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and Himalayas of Annapurna range. This region has its fame for being photographic nature being close to Himalayas, unspoiled nature, midland hilly cultural civilization and subtropical valleys with farming land of rice paddies, banana trees ending to locale timberland forests of rhododendron and other types. This trekking trail is suitable for all ages of people and all fitness levels.

The travelers after landing and getting rest at Pokhara City they drive towards place called Thado Khola and start trekking to Bhumdi passing through delightful forests and staircases. The travelers get accommodated for overnight at Bhumdi for sightseeing. The next day the travelers trek towards Panchase Bhanjyang of 2164 meters elevation passing through delightful forest ending at Bhanjyang. The travelers get overnight rest at Bhanjyang for sightseeing and cityscape views of Pokhara city with Phewa Lake from Panchase hill. The rest of the trip from Panchase Bhanjyang to Bhadaure village and Naudanda are flat walking through traditional villages of Gurungs, Chhetri’s, Magars etc. The travelers take rest at Gurung village of Bhadaure and tomorrow they travel to Naudanda from where they take vehicle drive to Pokhara city.

Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu stay overnight at hotel arround Thamel

Day 02 – Full day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley.

Day 03 – Drive to Pokhara.

Day 04 – Trek to Bhumdi.

Day 05 – Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang.

Day 06 – Trek to Panchase peak and trek down to Chitre.

Day 07 – Trek to Matathanti.

Day 08 – Trek to Ghandruk.

Day 09 – Ghandruk Rest.

Day 10 – Trek down to Birethati.

Day 11 – Half day sightseeing and rest in Pokhara.

Day 12 – Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 13 – Final Departure.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu.

Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 – Full day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley.

Full day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley ( Pashupatinath, Boudha,Syambhu and Durbar square). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 – Drive to Pokhara.

Drive to Pokhara.6/7 hours. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 – Trek to Bhumdi.

Trek to Bhumdi (1500m).5/6 hours. Overnight at Lodge/Camp.

Day 05 – Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang.

Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang (2010m).4/5 hours.Overnight at Lodge/Camp.

Day 06 – Trek to Panchase peak and trek down to Chitre.

Trek to Panchase peak and trek down to Chitre (1400m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at Lodge/Camp.

Day 07 – Trek to Matathanti.

Trek to Matathanti (1200m)4/5 hours. Overnight at lodge/Camp.

Day 08 – Trek to Ghandruk.

Trek to Ghandruk (1950m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at Lodge/Camp.

Day 09 – Ghandruk Rest.

Ghandruk Rest (Excursion beautiful Gurung Village).Overnight at Lodge/Camp.

Day 10 – Trek down to Birethati.

Trek down to Birethati ( New Bridge) and drive back to Pokhara.4/5 hours. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11 – Half day sightseeing and rest in Pokhara.

Half day sightseeing and rest in Pokhra (visit Devis fall, Tibetan Refugee Settlement, Seti Gorge and Boating at Fewa lake). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12 – Drive back to Kathmandu.

Drive back to Kathmandu.6/7 hours (Optional 30 minutes flight).Overnight at Hotel.

Day 13 – Final Departure.

Include/Exclude

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Panchase  trekking map.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.
  • All ground transport

Cost Excludes

  • Meals your self Kathmandu and Pokhara (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipements.
  • Tips for trekking Guide and Porter (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities e

Equipment List

Jeans or slacks
Towel and toilet kit
Underwear
Gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
Flashlight
Walking Boot

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