Trip Facts

  • Duration:11 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Trip Profile:Panche Trek
  • Geography:Himalayas/Hills/Forests
  • Location:Kaski
  • Religious:Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Gurung/Magar/Brahmin/Chhetri
  • Transportation:Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:01-10 Pax

Highlight

  • Experience one of the shortest treks around Pokhara City.
  • Enjoy the magnificent sights of Lamjung Himal (6983m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Annapurna I (8091m).
  • Climb the pristine and discreet Panchase Hill located west of Pokhara.
  • Observe diverse species of natural vegetation.
  • Observe the rural and traditional lifestyle of Gurung and Magar inhabitants.

Overview

Panchase Trek takes you on an adventurous trip to the summit of Panchase hill along with to stay at local homestay. Located amidst some of the most popular trek destinations, namely Poon Hill, Royal Trek, and Annapurna Base Camp, Panchase remains a more-to-explore destination enriched with traditional settlements, exotic wildlife, and beautiful sceneries. Trekking to Panchase by Himalaya Land Treks explores the trails west to the touristic Pokhara city. A few days of trekking through the forested trail and sparsely settled villages along the Phewa Lake will bring you to the pristine sight of Panchase Hill that offers beautiful sceneries of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m). You will also get an opportunity to interact with local people and know more about them. As you are going to stay at local homestay, you will have enough time to know better about the place, culture and village. Panchase trek is famous for homestay trek in Nepal. If anyone is searching for authentic homestay trek in Nepal, then with no doubts, Panchase trek should be on their priority list. You get to explore the highlights explained below.

Major Attractions In Panchase Trek

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing 

This 11 days trek begins once you arrive in the historical Kathmandu City. The trip kick-starts with a scenic journey to some of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley, namely Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. Kathmandu offers you the traditional lifestyle in the busy city. It shows the preserved ancient culture in the world of modernization.

Pokhara City

Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal. The majestic nature has decorated it so well. The city is blessed with silent stunning lakes, mysterious caves, and rushing springs. It is a popular tourist hub where you can relax and make your holidays. With scenic Mountain View, there is no other place than Pokhara to make your day memorable.

Ethnic villages

You pass through many ethnic villages during the Panchase trek. The trek gives you to experience the multicultural essence. People of different communities welcome you with their own unique culture. With the tradition of thinking of every visitor/ guest as God, you will have a great opportunity of learning culture. You pass through amazing native villages like Bhumdi, Bhadaure, Dhampus, Kirakhor, and Hemja. 

Panchase Hill Trek

6 hours of an uphill hike from Bhumdi will take you directly to the top of Panchase Hill or Panchase Bhanjyang. From here you can catch majestic Himalayan sights of Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Gangapurna (7454m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Dhaulagiri (8167m). Although lying close to Annapurna Base Camp trail, Panchase remains a less frequented trek destination mainly because of its discreet location. Panchase Trek remains one of the shortest treks around Pokhara City.

Best time for Panchase Trek

Spring (February- May) and autumn (September – December) is the best time to do Panchase trek.  Although this trek can be taken throughout the year, it is better not to trek during Manson as the route gets slippery. This is a moderate trek and anyone can pursue this trek, but it will be good if you have prior trekking experience. 

Alternate packages

If you don’t want to follow this trek route and access the short route then you can go through the following link Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek , Short Poon Hill sunrise trek, Khopra Poon Hill Mohare Trek. For those who want a more adventurous trek then please check our next trek package through the following link Annapurna Sanctuary trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Circuit trek with Tilicho Lake, and Thorung La Pass Trek . For those who want additional adventure other than trekking than you can go through the following link Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Safari, Annapurna Panorama Trek with rafting.

Himalaya Land Treks specializes in tailored treks around Nepal. Indulge in private, couple, group, or family treks with us and explore the unique destinations around Nepal. Our full-board trips guarantee an experienced guide, porter, lodging, meals, and other logistical support.

Itinerary of Panchase Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

Welcome to Kathmandu! Upon your arrival, a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative will warmly receive you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. At the hotel, you’ll meet your trek guide and discuss the itinerary. In the evening, you can embark on a short journey towards the nearby town to shop for trek gears, equipment, or accessories.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

Today, you’ll embark on a sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu valley with your tour guide. A private car will take you on an entourage through the bustling city towards a few of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll first visit Pashupatinath Temple and follow with a drive to the Boudhanath Stupa. The tour moves east towards Patan Durbar Square that boasts 700 years old Malla Palace and numerous ancient temples. The tour ends with a visit to Swayambhunath, a Buddhist site located atop the hill at the heart of the city.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft). 6-7 hrs and overnight at Hotel.

6-7 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After early breakfast at the hotel, you’ll embark on a scenic drive west of Kathmandu to Pokhara City. Located almost 200km west of Kathmandu, you’ll drive through the scenic Trishuli Highway that goes along the Trishuli River, large canyons, and forested hills. Once at Pokhara, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, you can choose to explore the lakeside area and enjoy the nightlife.

Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Khade Khola to Bhumdi (1600m/5249ft). 5 hrs Drive

5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After early breakfast at the hotel, you’ll embark on a scenic west 15.8km west of Pokhara city towards Khade Khola an ethnic Gurung village. After a brief lunch, you’ll begin driving further west to reach Bhumdi. Mountains including the Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m) will constantly keep you company on the trek. You can also choose to trek to Bhumdi village along the forested trail.

Day 5: Trek from Bhumdi to Panchase Bhanjhyang (2000m/6562ft) 6hrs.

6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Leaving Bhumdi village, you’ll begin trekking along the forested path across Phewa Lake. You can enjoy the panoramic sights of the mountains en route. The continuous 5-6hr of the trek will take you to Panchase Bhanjhyang. Situated at the altitude 2000m, Panchase Bhanjhyang offers the best vantage point to enjoy the beautiful sight of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). You’ll spend the night at one of the community lodges in Panchase village enjoying the locally prepared meal.

Day 6: Trek from Panchase to Bhadaure (1700m/5577ft) 4 hrs

4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You’ll wake up along with the beautiful sight of the mountains. Leaving Panchase Bhanjhyang, you’ll begin descending along the forested trail and head northeast towards Bhadaure village. You’ll continue heading down the trail for 4 to 5 hours and pass through the lushly forested trail to reach Bhadaure village.

Day 7: Trek from Bhadaure to Dhampus via Kare (1600m/5249ft) 5hrs.

5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After early breakfast, you’ll continue down the forested trail and quaint settlements to reach the beautiful Australian Base Camp via Naudanda and Kare. A popular tourist site, from here you can catch the beautiful sight of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna I (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m). The route descends through the lushly forested trail towards Dhampus village.

Day 8: Trek from Dhampus to Kirakhor (1500m/4921ft). 2-3 Hrs.

2-3 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Leaving Dhampus village, you’ll begin descending along with the large trees and the stone-paved path towards Kirakhor village. Surrounded by lush forests, the trail drops quickly along with the sparsely settled villages. Once at Kirakhor, you can enjoy the ethnic Gurung culture and lifestyle along with a hot, savory meal.

Day 9: Trek from Kirakhor to Hemja to Pokhara (820m/2690ft| 2hrs walk and 30-minute drive)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch

The last day of the trek, you’ll begin heading down towards Hemja village from Kirakhor. You’ll continue along the forested trail and make way towards Hemja village that lies close to Baglung Highway. From here, you’ll catch a commute back to Pokhara that may last almost 30 minutes. Once at Pokhara, you’ll be escorted to your hotel.

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara-Kathmandu | Farewell Dinner | (1300m/4265ft) 6-7 Hrs

6-7 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

You'll bid farewell to Pokhara city. The majestic sights of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna I will be visible while you depart. The 6-7hr drive will go through the lush forested hills, gorges, and towns along the Trishuli River to Kathmandu. Our representative will come to pick you up in the evening for the farewell dinner hosted by Himalaya Land Treks in one of the finest diners in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Final Departure Day

Breakfast

We’ll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport so you can catch your scheduled flight back home. Our representative will take you to the airport, approx. 2 hours early. You can share your trip experience or your next adventure with us on the way.

Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights. 
  • Full day city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle.
  • City entrance fee.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu travel on a deluxe tourist bus.
  • 3-star Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Private Transport Pokhara to  Kande Khola to Bhumdi by private Car
  • Private Transport  Hemja to Pokhara by private jeep.
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation.
  • All accommodation during the trek (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet).
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map.
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tip for guide, porter, and drivers.

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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