Panchase Trek is one of the most brilliant trek routes of Annapurna Himalayas. It is an easy and ideal way to explore Pokhara city surrounding within a short time to trekking, without missing out on the stunning views over the surrounding Annapurna mountains or the experience of mountain village life!.
Panchase Village’s hill station which is located at an altitude of 6,757 ft is also very popular to see the sunrise over the Annapurna range.
Furthermore you will have the best view of Annapurna Himalayan ranges inclusive Mt.Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Mt.Tukuche, Mt.Nilgiri (6,930m), Mt.Annapurna South, Mt.Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt.Hiunchuli (6,420m), Mt.Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Mt.Annapurna II, Mt.Annapurna III, Mt.Annapurna IV and Mt.Manaslu (8,157m) including some snow-covered peaks.
In Panchase trek, you can experience the Gurung, Magar, and Brahmin ethnic groups and their cultures and lifestyles. You can plan your trek to Panchase in any time throughout the year.
Panchase Panchase Trek itinerary detail
Panchase excursion in Annapurna is a classical trek with 5 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary. However for travelers who wish to explore Panchase trek quickly but are walking with limited time wise than ask us for tailor-made itinerary.Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
At morning, guide will come to meet you in your hotel, than drive or fly to Pokhara. Pokhara is the city of pristine lakes which is a tourist’s paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites. As you are in Pokhara, you can explore Phewa lake, bat cave or Gupteswor Mahadev cave, temples of Buddhist and Hindus monuments. You can observe views to the north across the Phewa hill to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (extra cost in airfare).
After breakfast, we will take a drive to Thadoo Khola, passing awesome David’s fall view on the way. After we reach Thadoo Khola we start our trek to Bhumdi via a beautiful green forest with lots of flora and faunas on the trail. The trek begins with a long ascent to a ridge before drop down to the Bhumdi. Then from Bhumdi you can see the spectacular mountain views such as Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Himalchuli, Annapurna ranges and spend our overnight in tent camping or in local homestay.
Todays trek is a best day for nature lovers as the path winds regularly and you can hear birds voice above you may even catch a glimpse of a monkey!. As you are on Panchase hill station, you will have a great view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m.), Tukuche Peak (6,920m.), Nilgiri (6,940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7,847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7,219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6,993m.), Annapurna IV (7,525m.), Annapurna II (7,937m.), Lamjung Himal (6,931m.).
Wake up early morning to hike to Panchase hill station, the highest point of your trekking or Panchase village tour. Watching, Sunrise and surroundings, we descend downhill walking to the far side of Alledanda hill. This afternoon consists of a gentle walk down to your campsite, with regular views of the mountains above and villages below. Our campsite is located right above Bhadaure Bazaar where you can experience a mix of cultures and traditions as there is a range of residents including Gurung, Kami and Brahman people.
The trek with a descent downhill passing stone steps to the town of Bhadaure, and continue on to the off-road that takes you across a small stream and through tiny villages. On reaching Naudanda the trail will rejoin with the Baglung highway from where we take a private car or available Taxi to get Fewa lakeside in 1 hour 30 minutes.
Morning we’ll drive (7 hours) back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. On arrival at Kathmandu, guide will transfer to the hotel. You can also fly to Kathmandu paying an extra airfare cost. Or if you have an evening flight, we can drop you in Kathmandu International Airport for your return flight.
How much does Panchase trek cost?
Panchase hiking is available now on USD 525 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lakeside and of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Amazing Panchase trek cost include:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara and return airfare with airport departure tax.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Panchase Village Trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do a request then our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience to do Panchase village trek?
Answer: Actually Panchase is very easy trekking so previous experience is not required.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect to express Panchase trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: All the local guesthouses along the routes, they have an attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Panchase village express trek ?
Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Panchase village lodge Trek?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Panchase village Tent trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Panchase village homestay trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Panchase village short camping trekking?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: Do I need walking polls?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Panchase trek highlights
- Discover Annapurna mountains from Panchase hill station (also popular to see sunrise).
- Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail… etc
- Walking through fertile lands, rice and millet terraces along the trek routes
- Experience the Gurung and Magar and other ethnic groups and their local life styles.
Panchase trek note:
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Panchase trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Awesome Panchase Village Trek. Awesome guides.
We did a 6 day trek through the Annapurna region called the panchase Trek – absolutely amazing views. Landscape changes frequently from rice fields to snow capped mountains. Our trek was led by Ram who did a fantastic job teaching us about the history of the region and mountains. He knew the area so well and always knew the best tea houses to stop at for food or lodging. I would highly recommend Ram and the Gokyo Trek team to any planning a trek in Nepal. – Rehan, San Diego, California, USA..
Trip Price : USD 525 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 6 Days
- Max Altitude: 2,060m / 6,736 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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