Panchase Trek in Nepal

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Panchase Trek is a popular trekking destination known for its diverse birdlife, stunning mountain views, and captivating landscapes. It situates beyond Phewa Lake in Pokhara, this panoramic trek offers breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan peaks, including Macchapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, and Manaslu.

Short and Easy Hiking Adventure

One of the key advantages of the Panchase Trek is its manageable duration and relatively easy terrain. Unlike more strenuous treks that require extensive physical preparation, the Panchase Trek provides a delightful introduction to the world of trekking. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a beginner, this trek offers a gentle and enjoyable journey through captivating landscapes.

Varied Terrain and Rich Biodiversity

The Panchase trek encompasses a range of terrains, from lush subtropical valleys adorned with banana trees and rice paddies to high ridges cloaked in rhododendron forests. This diverse landscape fosters a thriving bird population, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. Along the trek, you will encounter various ethnic communities, such as the Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung, providing insights into the cultural tapestry of the region. Notably, this trek is off the beaten path, offering a unique experience suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

The Enchanting Forest and Majestic Mountain Views

One of the major highlights of the Panchase trek is the captivating forest that unveils mesmerizing views of the mountains. The forests along the trail boast exceptional biodiversity and serve as a sanctuary for numerous bird and wildlife species. Throughout the journey, you will be treated to glimpses of three majestic mountains towering above 8,000 meters, visible from multiple vantage points.

Proximity to Pokhara

Another convenience of the Panchase Trek is its close proximity to Pokhara. It is situated just beyond Phewa Lake. This trek allows you to embark on a memorable adventure without having to travel long distances. Pokhara, a popular tourist destination in Nepal, offers a range of accommodations, transportation options, and amenities, making it an ideal base for your trekking expedition. You can easily access the Panchase Trek from Pokhara, minimizing logistical complexities and maximizing convenience.

Suitable for All Ages and Fitness Levels

One of the most significant advantages of the Panchase Trek is its suitability for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you are trekking with young children, elderly family members, or individuals with varying physical abilities, the Panchase Trek ensures that everyone can partake in the adventure. The gentle terrain, manageable distances, and flexible pacing make it an inclusive trekking experience where everyone can appreciate the beauty of nature together.

Safety and Well-Established Infrastructure

Safety is paramount, especially when embarking on a family adventure. The Panchase Trek offers a well-established trekking infrastructure, ensuring your family’s safety throughout the journey. The trail is regularly maintained, and accommodations along the route provide comfort and convenience. Moreover, local guides and porters with extensive knowledge of the area can assist you during the trek, ensuring a smooth and secure experience.

Immersion in Nature and Cultural Delights

Beyond its convenience, the Panchase Trek offers a plethora of natural and cultural delights. As you pass through the trail, you will be surrounded by stunning landscapes, ranging from subtropical valleys adorned with banana trees and rice paddies to rhododendron forests on high ridges. This diverse terrain creates an immersive experience, allowing you to appreciate the beauty and biodiversity of the region.

Additionally, the Panchase Trek provides an opportunity to encounter the rich cultural tapestry of Nepal. Along the way, you will come across diverse ethnic communities, including the Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung. Interacting with these communities and witnessing their traditional lifestyle offers a valuable glimpse into the local culture, fostering a deeper appreciation for the region and its people.

Flexibility and Customization

The Panchase Trek offers flexibility and customization, allowing you to tailor the experience of your preferences and needs. With different routes leading to Panchase Peak, you can choose the path that suits your desired duration, difficulty level, and points of interest. This flexibility ensures that you & your family can embark on a trekking adventure that aligns perfectly with your expectations.

In summary, the Panchase trek offers a short and relatively easy hiking adventure, conveniently located near Pokhara in the Annapurna region. Whether you are planning a family outing or an excursion with friends, this trek is sure to satisfy your wanderlust. With its diverse routes leading to Panchase Peak, you can choose the path that suits your preferences and embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of nature.


Day to day schedule to Panchase Trek in Nepal

  • Day 01: Arrival o/n in a hotel +D

    Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley o/n in a hotel +B

    After breakfast, a sightseeing visit, in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple.

  • Day 03: Drive or flight to Pokhara [6hrs drive/30minutes fly] o/n in Hotel +B

    Today after breakfast we take a tourist bus drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara have some refreshments. And leisure time free to explore around Pokhara.

  • Day 04: Boat across Lake Phewa, Trek to Bumdi [1520m, 3hrs, 10km] o/n in Tea House +B+L+D

    From Pokhara, a short boat trip across the beautiful Phewa Lake will take you to the starting point of the trek. First, climb through the forest leading to the World Peace Pagoda. This Buddhist stupa is one of over 80 Peace Pagodas worldwide built in an attempt to unite people from all over the world and promote world peace. From here you also can have stunning views over mountains, Phewa Lake, and the city below. After a chance to wander around this truly peaceful stupa, we continue down through the forest on small walking trails, before climbing back up to join an open jeep trail snaking around the hill, which will take you through the village of Lukum Swara. The final climb of today takes you up to Bumdi village, home to Gurung and Brahman people.

  • Day 05: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang [2065m, 4hrs, 11 km] o/n in Tea house +B+L+D

    After breakfast, our trail continues through the beautiful forest where you can see mountains regularly
    peeking out between the trees. Today is a great day for nature-lovers, as the path winds amongst diverse trees and plants and you can hear the birds above – you may even catch a glimpse of a monkey! Emerging from the trees briefly at Thulunchour you then continue under the cover of the forest until the path joins a dirt road, from which you can see panoramic views of the mountains. These include the Annapurnas, Lamjung, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) as well as
    three peaks over 8,000m: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and Manalsu, in the distance. Continuing along the jeep trail takes you gently uphill to Panchase Bhanjyang.

  • Day 06: Trek to Panchase Peak and Bhadaure [1670m, 3hrs, 8km] o/n in Teahouse +B+L+D

    This morning you climb the stone steps up to Panchase peak at almost 2,500m, the highest point of your trek. From here you will again be rewarded with stunning views over the mountains, and there is the option of getting up extra early to ascend to this point in time for sunrise! After catching your breath and some time in height, you descend down the far side of the hill to All danda. This afternoon consists of a gentle walk down to your campsite, with regular views of the mountains above and villages below. The campsite is situated just above the town of Bhadaure, where you can experience
    a mix of cultures.

  • Day 07: Trek to Naudanda [1515m, 6hrs, 10km]o/n in Teahouse +B+L+D

    Today starts with a descent down the stone steps to the town of Bhadaure and continues on to the jeep trail that takes us across a small stream and through regular villages, where we will get the chance to interact with locals and children.

  • Day 08: Trek and drive to Pokhara via Sarankot [800m, 10km trek, 4hrs] o/n in Hotel +B

    This day early morning trek to Sarankot the famous place for sunrise and sunset spot point. On reaching Sarankot explore around for the beautiful view of the Himalayas then we drive back to Pokhara. Note: On this day if you are willing to do paragliding. It is possible to do it on Sarankot same day.

  • Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu o/n in Hotel +B

  • Day 10: Departure +B

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the international airport for your onward destination.

What is included?

  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Government licensed english speaking trekking guide and necessary porters during trekking (1 porter for 2 clients)
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Welcome dinner by arrival
  • Staff insurance, wages, equipment and local transport
  • Pickup and drop from to international airport in Kathmandu
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara with tourist bus
  • Sightseeing with cultural guide and private transport as per mention in program
  • Private transport to trek starting point and from ending point to hotel

What is excluded?

  • Nepal visa (50usd and 2 passport photos, available at the airport in Kathmandu)
  • Extra transport or porter in case of emergency case
  • Personal expenses like soft and hard drink, laundry, telephone
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International flight ticket and airport tax
  • Tips for local staff
  • Domestic flight ticket
  • Personal Medicine

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