Panchase Trek

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •  Group size: 2-3
  •  Best Seasons: spring
  •   Meals: (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  •   Accomodation: Basic camping or guest house
  •   Transportation: included

Overview

Panchase Trek is a short and sweet experience around the beautiful city of Pokhara. Come experience the serenity, remoteness, cultural diversity, retained natural beauty and a topographical variety of Nepal with the serene and spiritual Panchase Trek.

The Panchase trek is an ideal way to explore the area around Pokhara, for those people short on time. You will not miss put on the mind-boggling views of the Himalayas like Annapurna, Maccchapurcchre, and Dahulaigiri. The trek starts off from a gentle boat trip across the Phewa Lake before reaching the starting point of the trek. With a short climb, the backdrop of mountainous peaks like Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri and Manaslu are surely set to cheer you on.

The trail amalgamates the passage into the Word Peace Pagoda through a forest, filled with different species of flora and fauna. The Panchase hill is the major attraction of this trek. Standing at the elevation of 2500 m, this village is a perfect setting, to witness the sun rising over the white tops of the mountain peaks of western Nepal.

Take part on the Panchase Trek with Alpine Paradise Treks and Expedition as an individual experience, or experience it as an extension to any of our tours across Kathmandu, Chitwan or Pokhara.

Best Season: 

The best season to visit Panchase Trek in Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November). During these seasons, the weather is generally dry and clear with comfortable temperatures, making it ideal for hiking and enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes.

Permits & Regulations:

Permits:

  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card: This is required for all trekkers in Nepal and can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board or registered trekking agencies in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): This permit is required for trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area, which includes the Panchase Trek. The permit can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board or the ACAP office in Pokhara.

Regulations:

  • Stay on designated trails and avoid damaging the environment or disturbing wildlife.
  • Respect local customs and traditions, including dress codes and behavior around religious sites.
  • Carry out all trash and waste and avoid littering the trails or campsites.
  • Follow safe trekking practices and take necessary precautions for high altitude and changing weather conditions.
  • Observe any restrictions on campfires or cooking, especially during dry or windy weather.
  • Obtain necessary permits and approvals for any additional activities, such as fishing or hunting.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara
Day 04 : Drive to Khare Khola and trek to Bhumdi
Day 05 : Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang
Day 06 : Trek to Bhaudaure
Day 07 : Trek to Kande
Day 08 : Drive back to Pokhara
Day 09 : Fly Back to Kathmandu.
Day 10 :Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

On the first day of your itinerary, you will arrive in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. The city is known for its vibrant culture and rich history, and it is the perfect starting point for your trekking adventure. Once you arrive at the airport, you will be greeted by a representative who will transfer you to your hotel in the city. You will have the rest of the day to rest and acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

On the second day, you will have the opportunity to explore the city of Kathmandu and learn about its history and culture. You will visit some of the most famous landmarks, including the UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and the historic Durbar Square. You will also have time to prepare for your trek by checking your gear, meeting your guide, and finalizing any last-minute arrangements.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara

On the third day, you will leave Kathmandu and head to Pokhara, which is known for its breathtaking natural beauty. The journey will take around 5-6 hours by bus or jeep, and you will have the opportunity to see some stunning scenery along the way. Pokhara is the gateway to some of the most famous trekking destinations in Nepal, including the Annapurna region, and it is the perfect place to start your trekking adventure.

Day 04: Drive to Khare Khola and trek to Bhumdi

On the fourth day, you will start your trekking adventure. You will drive to Khare Khola and then start trekking to Bhumdi, which is a small village located at an altitude of 1520m/ 4986ft. The trek will take around 3-4 hours, and you will have the opportunity to see some beautiful scenery along the way. Bhumdi is a great place to stay overnight and get a taste of the local culture.

Day 05: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang

On the fifth day, you will continue your trek to Panchase Bhanjyang, which is located at an altitude of 2030m/6660ft. The trek will take around 4-5 hours, and you will pass through some beautiful forests and small villages along the way. Once you reach Panchase Bhanjyang, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 06: Trek to Bhaudaure

On the sixth day, you will continue your trek to Bhaudaure, which is another small village located at an altitude of 2030m/6660ft. The trek will take around 4-5 hours, and you will have the opportunity to see some beautiful landscapes along the way. Bhaudaure is a great place to stay overnight and get a taste of the local culture.

Day 07: Trek to Kande

On the seventh day, you will trek to Kande, which is located at an altitude of 1770m/5807ft. The trek will take around 3-4 hours, and you will pass through some beautiful forests and small villages along the way. Kande is a great place to stay overnight and get a taste of the local culture.

Day 08: Drive back to Pokhara

On the eighth day, you will drive back to Pokhara, which will take around 30 minutes. Once you arrive in Pokhara, you will have the opportunity to explore the city and relax after your trekking adventure.

Day 09: Fly Back to Kathmandu

On the ninth day, you will take a 25-30 minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you will have the rest of the day to explore the city or do some last-minute shopping for souvenirs.

Day 10: Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination

On the final day of your itinerary, you will be transferred to the airport in Kathmandu for your departure. You will fly back to your port of destination, taking with you memories of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Nepal.

Cost Include

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on arrival day.
  • Ground transportation within Nepal as per the itinerary.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Accommodation during your treks as best available lodge/guest house.
  • All trekking related permit & fees.
  • One English speaking government registered trek guide and skillful porters.

Cost Exclude

  • Travel insurance for personal.
  • Equipment like down jacket, sleeping bag with extra linner, water bottle (personal gear)
  • Bar bills and items of a personal nature such as mineral water, chocolates, cold drinks, cigarettes and laundry.
  • Accommodation except trek within Nepal as per the itinerary.
  • Tips for trekking staffs, driver etc.
  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Domestic air fare.
  • Entry Visa fees.

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Equipment for Panchase Trek:

  1. Backpack: A comfortable and durable backpack with a capacity of at least 40-50 liters is necessary.
  2. Clothing: Light and comfortable clothing is essential for the trek, including quick-drying shirts and pants, a fleece jacket, and a waterproof shell.
  3. Footwear: Good quality trekking shoes with a solid grip and a broken-in feel are important, along with a pair of lightweight socks.
  4. Sleeping gear: A lightweight sleeping bag and sleeping mat are necessary for the trek.
  5. Headlamp: A headlamp with extra batteries is essential for early morning starts and navigating in the dark.
  6. Water bottle: A sturdy and leak-proof water bottle is important for staying hydrated.
  7. Sun protection: A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and high-SPF sunblock are necessary for protection from the sun and glare.
  8. First aid kit: A personal first aid kit with basic supplies such as painkillers, blister care, and antibiotics is important.

 

FAQ for Panchase Trek:

  1. What is the difficulty level of the Panchase Trek?

The Panchase Trek is considered to be a moderate trek, and is suitable for individuals with a moderate level of fitness. The trek involves several steep ascents and descents, and daily walking distances can be up to 5-6 hours.

  1. What is the best time to go on the Panchase Trek?

The best time to go on the Panchase Trek is from September to November and from March to May, when the weather is clear and visibility is good. During the monsoon season (June to August), the trail can be slippery and visibility is reduced due to cloud cover.

  1. Can I go on the Panchase Trek without a guide?

While it is possible to go on the Panchase Trek without a guide, it is not recommended. A local guide can provide valuable information about the trail, help with logistics, and ensure a safe and enjoyable trek.

  1. How much does the Panchase Trek cost?

The cost of the Panchase Trek can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, the type of accommodation, and the services included.

  1. What kind of accommodation is available during the Panchase Trek?

Accommodation during the Panchase Trek is typically in teahouses, which are basic lodges that provide food and shelter. The teahouses range from basic to more comfortable, and it is possible to arrange for a room with a private bathroom in some of the more upscale lodges. In some of the more remote areas, camping may be necessary.