“Let’s not deprive ourselves of the beauty that lies hidden within the wilderness outside”

This is a panoramic trek to beyond Phewa Lake in Pokhara. Panchase valley is an enclosed place, surrounded by Parbat on the west, Kaski on the east and Syangjha on the south. Panchase is well known as the destination of Nepalese Hindu pilgrims, the good thing you’ll observe here is the youngest age group showing respect to the ancestor’s soul. So, your trek to Panchase would be one precious opportunity to explore the underlying fascinating beauties within the Annapurna region.

Panchase Trekking allows you to explore valleys touched with diverse cultures and peoples within Annapurna Region along with greeneries of rhododendron forests and stunning mountains above the valley. From Panchase you will see the great Himalayan peaks of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu. The terrain varies from subtropical valleys of banana trees and rice paddies to high ridges covered in rhododendron forest. This supports an abundant array of bird life. Along the way you will see many ethnic mixes, such as Brahmin, Magar and Gurung. This trek is off the beaten path and it is unlikely that you will meet many other trekkers here, and this trek is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Panchase Trek is a short yet splendid trekking around Pokhara and Panchase valley. The valley is mostly admired for the panoramic views that can be tasted from the captivating places explored in this Annapurna Region Trek. This Annapurna Region Trek in the Panchase valley first takes you to southwest and then to north, where Annapurna Conservation Area exists. Panchase trekking is also an equal opportunity to observe the wildlife in the Annapurna Region. Also, the high mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Himchuli living peacefully in the Annapurna Region appears so natural and distinct from Panchase valley. The well recognized habitants here are Gurungs, the time-honored members of Gorkha army. Hence, we can take in the experience of unique Gorkhali dance and Gurung cultures in the same society. Adding flavors to our journey, Trek to Panchase lets you capture the religious bonding within the people here.

On this trek you will undoubtedly experience stunning and mesmerizing natural beauty that lies within Nepal. October to December and March to May are generally the best seasons for Panchase Trek. A positive attitude and enthusiasm to explore the rural wilderness is an added advantage to the trekkers. In this trek with moderate amount of fitness level you are sure to enjoy this magnificent trek. Join this package at Trekking Planner for professional service, properly planned itinerary and wonderful experience.

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“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

On arrival in the international airport in Kathmandu you will be picked up and transfer to the hotel by our office representative. After refreshment in the hotel you will be picked by tours guide for your half day guided sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square (place of living goddess of Nepal). Back to hotel, after short rest in the hotel you will ready for cultural dinner. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with city tours

Today you have full day guided sightseeing tours to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath; combination Hinduism and Buddhism known as monkey temple as there are many holy monkey living in the north-west part of the temple. Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. Then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And stay over night in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu-Pokhara (820m) about 7 hrs drive

Today an early morning your guide will come to pick you up and transfer to the tourist bus station for your day drive to lakeside city of Pikhara through the scenic countryside. On arrival in Pokhara bus station our hotel representative of Pokhara will pick you up and transfer to the hotel. After refreshment in the hotel your guide will take you to the walking tours around the lake. Stay overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive to Thado Khola (30 min) - Trek to Bhumdi (1600m) 4-5 hrs walks

Today is your first trekking day, after breakfast in Pokhara hotel you will drive to Thado Khola with your porter and guide which will be about 30 minutes. Everything will be arranged by guide in Thado Khola and your trek starts from here. From the starting you will ascent slowly towards Bhumdi village which is the ethnical Gurung culture village. You will have stunning views of magnificent Himalayans ranges likeas Himchuli, Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, Machhapuchhare and Manaslu. Overnight stay at Tea house.

Day 05: Bhumdi - Panchase Bhanjyang (2000m) 4-5 hrs walks

After a nice stay at the typical Gurung ethnics village today after breakfast you will proceed forward towards you wilderness path. The route goes up about an hour through the bushes of the hills forest with panoramic views of Himalayans. The tweeting of small birds in the way with a greenery hills will feel better while walking. After having lunch on the way you will hike towards Panchase Bhanjyang through a forest with stunning views of mountains and landscapes. You will have a beautiful view of Pokhara valley and Fewa lake today. Overnight stay at tea houses.

Day 06: Panchase Bhanjyang- Bhadaure (1700m) 5-6 hrs walks

As you have a nice stay at Panchase Bhanjyang today after your good hilly breakfast your trek will start towards the Panchase height (2500m) through a jungle from where you can have a beautiful view of Kusma and Pokhara valley with the views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range very nearer. Afterward you have to descend down through beautiful fields and jungles to reach Bhadaure. Overnight stay at Bhadure.

Day 07: Bhadaure- Dhampus (1080m) 5-6 hrs walks

With the pleasant stay at Bhadure, today also after breakfast the trek will lead you towards Naudanda and kade through the nice villages and beautiful forest. Then, you will trek to Australian Camp where earlier Australian has dome camping. This is also considering as a best view point for the mountains. Then, you will follow the route towards Dhampus. Overnight stay at tea houses.

Day 08: Dhampus – Phedi about 2-3 hrs walk, Drive to Pokhara (30m)

After breakfast in Dhampus trek down through the massive landscapes and villages. Today you will just go down. The trail is mostly uphill through the nice view of the Pokhara Valley, cross the light forest and several local villages. After you reach to Phedi, drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Flight from Pokhara-Kathmandu

Well, after wonderful time in the Nepal Himalaya and short rest in Pokhara, today you have short and scenic flight back to Kathmandu. After breakfast according to flight time we will take you from hotel to Pokhara airport. On arrival in Kathmandu Airport you will meet our office representative with your name card and transfer to the hotel, rest and relax afternoon. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Fly back to home/ Next destination BB

Today after breakfast we transfer you to the international airport in Kathmandu for your next destination.

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

                                                     We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Trip Cost:

US $795.00 per person

Single Supplement US $130.00

Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 03 nights twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • 02 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus and Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight (if you want both way flight or private vehicle also available on additional cost)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
  • Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box
  • Pokhara to Starting point and ending point to Pokhara by private vehicle

Cost Excludes:

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column
  1. Trekking Bag pack.
  2. Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  3. Trekking shoes.
  4. Sports shoes or sandal.
  5. Trekking stick.
  6. Sun Hat, cap
  7. Warm woolen cap.
  8. Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  9. Pullover or warm sweeter.
  10. Raincoat.
  11. 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
  12. Hand gloves.
  13. 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  14. 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  15. 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  16. Eye glass
  17. Water bottle.
  18. Sleeping bag.
  19. Flash or Torch light.
  20. Camera and batteries.
  21. Sun cream.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on Panchase Trek?
Valid passport  – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy with Nepal visa.
Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy with you

Insurance coverage policy
Cash and Traveler’s Checks, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate
Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

Can you provide me more information about the teahouses on Panchase Trekking?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this Trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels atteched toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room are unheated. Tea houses donot have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu or Pokhara as you like.
At the lower altitudes there is electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.

How fit do I have to be for Panchase Trekking?
Panchase trek is consider as easy but trekking in Himalaya means uphill and downhill walking in remote part. You must be healthy and fit to make your mind you can trek minimum 4-5 hours.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers baggages. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in Panchase Trek?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottels at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it nessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

Is bottled water available everywhere in Panchase Trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sells bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There is no any plastic recycleable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you.  Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odourless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 litre of water. Neutralising tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognise Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers shows any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimise effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatisation.

What if I get ill while on Panchase Trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feels dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carried down if no progress we advise travellers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its ver serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekkers before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend to take a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on Panchase Trek?

Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

What kind of weather can we expect during Panchase Trekking?
Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although at night it is generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions.

Difficulties rating of Panchase Treking
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone step up and down which are very uneven and due to some long descents your leg may feel shaky so we recommend to use walking poles to feel safer. Normally, 2500m is the highest point of the trek, its normal and no need to feel altitude related risk.

Safe drinking water on Panchase Trek
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in some places but in some places we cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on Panchase Trek
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, iPhone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Extra Advice for Panchase Treking
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers has felt same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekker.
In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang any things outside at night.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Panchase Trek
Trekking in Nepal is mainly in remote area. You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Panchase Trek
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Toilet is mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet is outside your room and varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip

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  • Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Down payment
  • No Deposit
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