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Panchase Trip Summary
- Panchase Trek Duration: 6 Days
- Panchase Highest Altitude: 2,060m/6,736 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
- Group-Size: 1 – 15 People
- Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December
- Trip Mode: Home stay basis
- Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Transportation : Car/Plane/bus
The Panchase Trek is one of the most brilliant trek routes of the Annapurna Himalayas. It is an easy and ideal way to explore Pokhara city surrounding within a short duration of trekking, without missing out on the stunning views over the surrounding Annapurna mountains or the experience of mountain village life!.
Travel Panchase Village’s hill station which is located at an altitude of 6,757 feet is also very well-known to see the sunrise over the Annapurna range. The Panchase from Pokhara or Pokhara to panchase distance is 33.5 km via Panchase Marga. Large freshwater Panchase lake offers scenic mountain views, nature trails, and an iconic Hindu temple. The symbolic journey at Panchase settlement-Taal is a land of culture and biodiversity. The area is located just adjacent to the Pokhara valley with several trekking options from Pokhara city to the Panchase peak.
Furthermore you will have the best view of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges including 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 summits.
In the Panchase home stay basis trek, you can experience the Gurung, Magar, and Brahmin ethnic groups. You can stay at their local homes and know their cultures and lifestyles. You can plan your trek to Panchase at any time throughout the year.
How much does Panchase Trek Package Cost/Price?
The cost of the Panchase trek package with a Gokyo Treks Agency (local trekking agency) ranges between US$ 425 to US$ 680. And obviously, the trip Panchase cost will vary according to the group size you are traveling to. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.
However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.
It is the standard trip package price for 6 days trek. If you are 2 people and want to hike with us, it costs US$ 525 for 6 days trek according to the given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for Panchase treks.
Price Per Person for 1 week hike in Panchase route.
|Number of Tourist||Price Per Person|
|1 Person||US$ 680|
|2 Person||US$ 525|
|3 Person||US$ 525|
|4 to 6 person||US$ 499|
|7 to 9 Person||US$ 450|
|10 and more than 10 Person||US$ 425|
If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded on this trip price, kindly check on cost given on a tab button.
Panchase Trek itinerary details
Panchase excursion in Annapurna is a classical trek with 5 days itinerary compared to most walks on Annapurna foothills. The certain hiking 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 the Panchase trek quickly but are walking with limited time wise than ask us for a custom-made itinerary.1 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Our representative will brif you panchase hiking trail information.
At morning, guide will come to meet you in your hotel, than drive or fly to Pokhara. Pokhara is a 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 Hindu 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 dropping down to the Bhumdi. After 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 citizens including Gurung, Kami, and Brahman people.
The Panchase lodge Trek descent downhill with 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, the guide will arrange a transfer to the hotel. You can also fly to Kathmandu paying an extra airfare cost (US$ 70 per head). Or if you have an evening flight, we can drop you at Kathmandu International Airport for your return flight.
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How much does Panchase trek cost?
Panchase hiking cost USD 525 is a standard trek price on double occupancy basis. 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 discounts and attractive complimentary.
Amazing Panchase trek package price includes:-
- 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
- 6 Breakfast, 6 Lunch and 5 Dinner during the panchase 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 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.
- Food and accommodation, salary, and travel insurance of guide and porters.
- Seasonal fruits like apple and pomograntes as a deserts for Panchase trekking.
- Panchase trek map for each person, you keep this map as a soveneur.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Panchase hiking package price doesnot includes:-
- Nepal entry visa fee 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.
- Tourist personal trekking GEARS.
- Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks and bar bills.
- Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss or damage.
- 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 on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request us to pick you up. 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 the 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 take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?
Answer: All the local guesthouses along the routes have an attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, and bread, soups, fresh vegetables. Dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will provide 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 houses en route will have a shower which you can get on pay. However, if you are on a camping trek – we do 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 with boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?.
Answer: Hike Panchase is possible as a lodge trek. Hikers can stay at a lodge and recharge batteries. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Are there any communication facilities on the 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. 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 are the payment 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 a 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 porters carry a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests = 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 poles?.
Answer: Panchase hiking is better with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just 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 your trek.
The best Panchase trek near Pokhara
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..
Panchase trek with a local agency
I have booked a trip to Panchase hill with Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency. Ammar Guni, owner of the agency treated very well, booked a guide Lila Bahadur Tamang and a porter Dil Bahadur Tamang from Pokhara. His prices were unbelievably lower compared with other company. We felt very safe and enjoyed our trip very much. Besides the Hike, the weather was perfect. The Annapurna Mountains were just outstanding so we captured a glimpse of their range.
Thanks Ammar and Gokyo Treks Agency providing us with great staff to make our journey unforgettable and we highly recommend your agency to everyone. – Lisa Burno and Feli Mayer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Panchase trek highlights
- See Annapurna mountains from Panchase hill station (also popular to see sunrise).
- First-class 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:
Hiking at Panchase route information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide to guests. Despite that Panchase village trek itinerary is possible to modify 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 en route.
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 result, but we are not liable 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 security and satisfaction is our concern.
We are a team of professional, experienced, 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 help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
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|No. of people||Price Per Person|
|4 - 6||USD 499|
|7 - 9||USD 450|
|10 +||USD 425|
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