Trip Overview

“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.”- Grey Child

Every trekking trail has its own story and mysteries to be unsolved, and a trekker knows how to do it the best possible way. Panchase Trek has its tale to tell, providing best modus to explore the area around the Valley of Pokhara.

Being a trekker you must know that the Panchase Trek is one of Nepal’s easiest treks, making it ideal for the beginners, families, travelers, and even elderly who are fit and want to enjoy nature at it best.

The trek is a big NO to miss out crediting to its amazing views of Mountains and to experience the village life. It starts with a classic boat trip across Lake Phewa that takes you to the starting point where your trek begins passing through the spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and more.

The trail also takes you to World Peace Pagoda crossing through the lush forests that let you experience the wilderness at its best. Here you also see the flourishing flora and fauna of Nepal, get to know the tribal culture of the area, witness stunning sunrise views, and experience the daily lives of people.

The trek is beautiful and fulfilling.

Highlights:

  • The trek trail is easier and is amazing for beginners, families, and travelers.
  • Encompassed with stunning views of mountain ranges like - Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Lamjung Himal.
  • Summit Panchas peak 2500m and here you get the best view of Annapurna Ranges.
  • Witness and know about local Nepali Culture and Lifestyle of the tribe mainly of Gurung and Brahman people.
  • You can also enjoy activities like Boating, Cycling, and more.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and Trek Preparation

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you’ll be received by a Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff and transferred to your hotel followed by a briefing session on trekking, hotels, lodge, and itinerary with do’s and don’ts with a group welcome dinner.

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus

The journey of 6-7 hours starts in the morning, where you travel by a tourist coach or in a private vehicle towards the mesmeric Valley of Pokhara. You’ll be then transferred to your hotel sited close to the beautiful Lake of Phewa. You can take a short stroll around.

People who are not comfortable with road travel can opt for 30 minutes of flight option from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Day 3: Drive to Shanti Stupa and Trek to Bhumdi

After breakfast, you drive to Thado Khola, passing spectacular views of David’s fall on the way. The journey is of 5-6 hours, where we first reach Thadoo Khola and then start the trek to Bhumdi crossing lush green forests loaded with a lot of flora and fauna on the trail. The trek starts with a long ascent to a ridge and then a drop-down to the Bhumdi. From Bhumdi you can witness the stunning views of the mountain ranges including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna Ranges, and more. You spend the night in tents in the area.

Day 4: Trek to Panchase Bhanjung

 The trek continues, starting with a short climb passing through a lush forest where you see how mountains are playing hide and seek between the trees. The day is fulfilling for the nature lovers as you cross the path winding amongst diverse trees and plants and hear birds chirping. You emerge from the trees at Thulunchour and then continue the trek under cover of the forest until the path joins a direct road encircled with breathtaking views of the mountain ranges including Annapurna, Lamjung, Machhapuchhre, Hangapurana, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna 1 and Manaslu. Continue the trek that takes you uphill to Panchase Bhanjyang. After completing 5-6 hours trek, you stay at a village, which is home to the Gurung and Brahman people.  

Day 5: Hike to Panchase Peak Viewpoint and Trek to Bhadaure

Start the trek early in the morning before dawn to enjoy the scenic views of sunrise amidst the mountains climbing the stone steps for 500 meters up to Panchase Peak. This is the highest point of the trek, and here you witness the magnificent panoramic views of the mountain ranges. Then enjoy the breakfast at the summit surrounded with spectacular views, and spend the rest of the day descending. The trek ends in 7-8 hours, and you stop for the night at Bhadaure.

Day 6: Trek to Naudanda and Drive to Pokhara

The day starts with a gentle descend, following a jeep trail passing through several small beatific villages. When you reach Naudanda, the trek joins the road, and you will be picked here at the point to drive back to Pokhara. You can also extend the trek as per your wish following the suggested variation by the organizer.

Day 7: Drive to Kathmandu

After taking rest, you will be driven to Kathmandu early in the morning and then transferred to your hotel in Thamel. People who are not comfortable with road travel can opt for 30 minutes of flight option from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Day 8: Departure Day

Last day in Nepal with great experiences and memories of your trek, and you head back home taking your flight from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

Included

  • Transportation from and to airport and hotel
  • Transportation to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with deluxe bus
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation in Pokhara with bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation in Tea House/Lodge during Trekking
  • Welcome or Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at an authentic Nepalese restaurant accompanies with cultural program
  • Three Meals during trek- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Licensed Trained English Speaking Guide
  • Porters- one for every two trekkers
  • ACAP Permit- Annapurna Conservation Area Project
  • TIMS- Trekking Information Management System
  • Guide equipment, medical insurance, meals, accommodation, daily wages, and transportation allowance
  • Trekking Staff-porter medical insurance, meals, accommodation, daily wages, and transportation allowance
  • Trek essentials- Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Comprehensive Medical Kit
  • Trip briefing with full info and reconfirmation of International flight tickets

Excluded

  • Visa Fee
  • Internal Airfare
  • Personal Travel
  • Medical Insurance
  • Personal Expense
  • Meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Emergency Evacuation- Heli Service and Personal Medical Kit
  • Early return from the trip due to any sort of personal or medical emergency (in the case the trekker should bear his/her expenses on return from the trek)

Good to Know

The trek is an easy trek making it ideal for beginners, travelers, and families who want to enjoy amidst the mountains and explore nature. The trek needs you to be physically fit and it is suggested that you visit Nepal in between September to December (Autumn) and from late February to May (Spring).

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and Trek Preparation

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you’ll be received by a Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff and transferred to your hotel followed by a briefing session on trekking, hotels, lodge, and itinerary with do’s and don’ts with a group welcome dinner.

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus

The journey of 6-7 hours starts in the morning, where you travel by a tourist coach or in a private vehicle towards the mesmeric Valley of Pokhara. You’ll be then transferred to your hotel sited close to the beautiful Lake of Phewa. You can take a short stroll around.

People who are not comfortable with road travel can opt for 30 minutes of flight option from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Day 3: Drive to Shanti Stupa and Trek to Bhumdi

After breakfast, you drive to Thado Khola, passing spectacular views of David’s fall on the way. The journey is of 5-6 hours, where we first reach Thadoo Khola and then start the trek to Bhumdi crossing lush green forests loaded with a lot of flora and fauna on the trail. The trek starts with a long ascent to a ridge and then a drop-down to the Bhumdi. From Bhumdi you can witness the stunning views of the mountain ranges including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna Ranges, and more. You spend the night in tents in the area.

Day 4: Trek to Panchase Bhanjung

 The trek continues, starting with a short climb passing through a lush forest where you see how mountains are playing hide and seek between the trees. The day is fulfilling for the nature lovers as you cross the path winding amongst diverse trees and plants and hear birds chirping. You emerge from the trees at Thulunchour and then continue the trek under cover of the forest until the path joins a direct road encircled with breathtaking views of the mountain ranges including Annapurna, Lamjung, Machhapuchhre, Hangapurana, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna 1 and Manaslu. Continue the trek that takes you uphill to Panchase Bhanjyang. After completing 5-6 hours trek, you stay at a village, which is home to the Gurung and Brahman people.  

Day 5: Hike to Panchase Peak Viewpoint and Trek to Bhadaure

Start the trek early in the morning before dawn to enjoy the scenic views of sunrise amidst the mountains climbing the stone steps for 500 meters up to Panchase Peak. This is the highest point of the trek, and here you witness the magnificent panoramic views of the mountain ranges. Then enjoy the breakfast at the summit surrounded with spectacular views, and spend the rest of the day descending. The trek ends in 7-8 hours, and you stop for the night at Bhadaure.

Day 6: Trek to Naudanda and Drive to Pokhara

The day starts with a gentle descend, following a jeep trail passing through several small beatific villages. When you reach Naudanda, the trek joins the road, and you will be picked here at the point to drive back to Pokhara. You can also extend the trek as per your wish following the suggested variation by the organizer.

Day 7: Drive to Kathmandu

After taking rest, you will be driven to Kathmandu early in the morning and then transferred to your hotel in Thamel. People who are not comfortable with road travel can opt for 30 minutes of flight option from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Day 8: Departure Day

Last day in Nepal with great experiences and memories of your trek, and you head back home taking your flight from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

Included

  • Transportation from and to airport and hotel
  • Transportation to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with deluxe bus
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation in Pokhara with bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation in Tea House/Lodge during Trekking
  • Welcome or Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at an authentic Nepalese restaurant accompanies with cultural program
  • Three Meals during trek- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Licensed Trained English Speaking Guide
  • Porters- one for every two trekkers
  • ACAP Permit- Annapurna Conservation Area Project
  • TIMS- Trekking Information Management System
  • Guide equipment, medical insurance, meals, accommodation, daily wages, and transportation allowance
  • Trekking Staff-porter medical insurance, meals, accommodation, daily wages, and transportation allowance
  • Trek essentials- Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Comprehensive Medical Kit
  • Trip briefing with full info and reconfirmation of International flight tickets

Excluded

  • Visa Fee
  • Internal Airfare
  • Personal Travel
  • Medical Insurance
  • Personal Expense
  • Meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Emergency Evacuation- Heli Service and Personal Medical Kit
  • Early return from the trip due to any sort of personal or medical emergency (in the case the trekker should bear his/her expenses on return from the trek)

Good to Know

The trek is an easy trek making it ideal for beginners, travelers, and families who want to enjoy amidst the mountains and explore nature. The trek needs you to be physically fit and it is suggested that you visit Nepal in between September to December (Autumn) and from late February to May (Spring).