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Panchase Trek Summary
- Panchase Trek Duration: 6 Days
- Panchase Highest Altitude: 2,060m/6,758 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 purchase 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 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 homestay 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 local trek company Gokyo Treks & Expedition ranges between US$ 425 to US$ 680. And obviously, the trip Panchase cost will vary according to the group size you are traveling to and the service you choose. Likewise, taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time, and riding the bus reduces 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 Panchase trek cost 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 the Panchase treks.
Price Per Person for a 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 from this trip price, kindly check on the 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 the 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, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu. Our representative will brief you on the Panchase hiking trail information.
In the morning, a guide will come to meet you in your hotel, then 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, Gupteswor Mahadev cave, and temples of Buddhist and Hindu monuments. You can observe views to the north across 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 Bhumi. After Bhumdi, you can see the spectacular mountain views such as Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Himalchuli, and Annapurna ranges and spend our overnight in a tent camping or in a local homestay.
Today’s trek is the 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 at 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 to 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 package price?
A hike to Panchase package price US$ 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, 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast. Likewise, a comfortable room with an attached bathroom in the possible places en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
Panchase trek package price includes:-
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights double bedroom on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation on a Phewa Lakeside area in Pokhara town.
- 6 Breakfast serve with coffee/tea, 6 Lunch and 5 Dinner [main course] during the purchase trekking days.
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guests and guides.
- Fully escorted trek with English-speaking license holder local guide and every 2 guests 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permit and TIMS permit 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 apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for Panchase trekking.
- Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
- First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check your Oxygen level, Pulse rate to monitor every day to prepare for high altitude risk.
- In a worst case, help with all Helicopter Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
- Panchase trek completion certificate – keep as a souvenir.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
Panchase hiking package price excludes:-
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers 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 beverage drinks.
- Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
- Any donation and monument entrance fees.
- Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
We can organize private Panchase Village Trekking starting on 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 the experience to do the Panchase village trek?
Answer: Actually Panchase is a very easy trek so previous experience is not required.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect to express the Panchase trek?
Answer: We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy beds with nice mattresses 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 the 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 their 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 15% 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 trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries 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 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 book the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer.
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.
Panchase trek highlights
- See Annapurna mountains from Panchase hill station (also popular to see the 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 lifestyles.
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 need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your security and satisfaction are our concerns.
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.
Panchase Trek Review
The best Panchase trek near Pokhara
Embarking on the 6-day Panchase Trek through the Annapurna region was a journey filled with absolute wonder. The views we encountered along the way were nothing short of amazing, with the landscape constantly transforming from serene rice fields to majestic snow-capped mountains.
Our trek was made even more memorable and informative thanks to Ram, our exceptional guide. His wealth of knowledge about the region and its history added depth to our experience. Ram’s familiarity with the area ensured that we always stopped at the best tea houses for delicious food and comfortable lodging.
I can’t recommend Ram and the Gokyo Trek team highly enough to anyone planning a trek in Nepal. Their expertise and impeccable service made the entire journey unforgettable, and I am truly grateful for the wonderful memories we created together.
Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal
Dear Rehan S.,
Your review has filled us with absolute delight! We emphasize that customer satisfaction is our utmost priority and express our sincere gratitude for the kind words and appreciation.
Your appreciation motivates us to continually strive for excellence in delivering exceptional mountain adventures. We eagerly look forward to welcome you on another remarkable trip in the near future.
We thank you once again choosing our services and assure you that we are always available to assist with any questions or assistance needed.
Warm regards, Ammar Guni
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.
Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal
Thank you Lisa for your time to review us and your experience with Panchase village trekking.
From US$ 5535% Off US$ 525
|No. of people||Price Per Person|
|4 - 6||USD 499|
|7 - 9||USD 450|
|10 +||USD 425|
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