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Everyday fixed departure from Kathmandu to EBC & back.

PriceUSD $995
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All inclusive packages with meals & flight (Ktm-Lukla-Ktm)

PriceUSD $1395
Good to Know
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Destination Panchase
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Trip Type Tea house trek
  • Transport Public Vehicle
  • Accommodation Teahouse and Camping

Highlights

  • Summit Panchase Hill (2,500 meters); one of the best viewpoints of the Annapurna Region
  • Wide panorama of mountains like Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Annapurna massifs
  • Boating experience in Phewa Lake
  • The cultural blend of Brahmin and Gurung people
  • Close connection with the lifestyle of locals
  • Quality time spend in Pokhara
  • Easy trek; suitable for people of all age groups
  • Low-budget trek, compared to other treks in Annapurna Region
  • Trek practice with 12 years of experience with a trekking company, and staff (guides, porters, and others)
  • Easy trek customization facility
  • Safe and secure online booking system
  • Last-minute trip booking facility
  • Fashionable cost includes and excludes
  • Panchase Trek is one of the best and most unique short trekking routes around Pokhara, Nepal. It lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The name refers to the five seats of the mother in which a person experiences five levels of existence including thinking, feeling, sensing, and manifesting from above and below. Your trek starts in a unique style with a gentle boat trip across Lake Phewa to take you to the start point with an unforgettable closer view of the Himalayas, unbeatable Landscapes, total wildness experience, inhabited by different ethnical groups, untouched biodiversity, and natural heritage site with the peaceful environment. Nowadays, it is a unique photographic destination in Nepal.

The summit of Panchase Hill (2,500 m) is often considered to be the best viewpoint. From Panchase, you will see the giant Himalayan peaks of Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, Gangapurna, and Manaslu. The forests in the Panchase area are very diverse, and much of it is classified as a protected forest consisting of a large number of orchid species at over 100 and rhododendron forests. During your journey, you will see many ethnic mixes, such as Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung as well as other groups including their lifestyles. Panchase is actually one of the hill stations in the Annapurna Region and also a religious site for Hindu People as well as other trekkers. You can see a stunning sunrise over the snowy Himalayan peaks this made you relax. This trek is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Panchase Trek Route

Pokhara -> Bhumdi -> Panchase Bhanjyang -> Bhadaure -> Pokhara (via Nau Danda) -> Kathmandu

Panchase Trek People and Locals

Panchase surrounding is the home of about 70,000 people including Bhadaure, Chitre, Kalabang, Sidhane, Arthare, Deurali, and Talibarang villages. Almost all villages have a homestay facility with mind-blowing hospitality. Especially, Gurung and Magar individuals inhabited this place.

Panchase Trek Nature and Wildlife

Panchase is a village lying on the lap of the Himalayas with a lot more pristine beauty, and natural and ethnic diversity. It covers the districts like Kaski, Parbat, and Syangja.

Some of the major attractions of Panchase in terms of nature and wildlife are:

  • Flowers and plants: Rhododendron, Leksallo, and Sunkhari
  • Herbs: Chattre, Loth Salla, Satuwa, and Unyu
  • Animals: Deer, bear, tiger, panda, etc.
  • Birds: Kalij, eagle, etc.
  • River: Harpan Khola - the origin point of the famous Seti Khola, Jare Khola, Rati Khola, Adhi Khola, and Phewa Lake

Panchase Trek Difficulty Level

Panchase Trek is done till the height of 2,500 meters (Panchase Hill). It is not a bigger height; hence the difficulty level is tended to ‘no’. This trek is rated as an ‘easy’ trek in Nepal. It is because of the height aspect and the physical fitness needed for accomplishing this trek.

How can I book Panchase Trek with NTA?

NTA offers different departure dates for every month of the year. You can choose any dates and simply click on the Book Now button. Also, if you want any modification in the itinerary, or want the different dates (not mentioned in the departure date list), then, simply prefer Customize Booking Section.

 

Itinerary
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    In the morning after breakfast, you will have the privilege of boating in Phewa Lake which will be followed by the trek. The trial will lead you first to the World Peace Pagoda, which is one of the 80 peace pagodas in the world. The path also offers the vista of stunning mountains, Phewa Lake, and city below. The trial continues by the steep up climbing through the rhododendron forest and small village of Lukum Swara. The final trek of the day takes you to Bumdi village, a resident of Gurung and Brahmin people. The destination is 10 km away from the starting point of our trek and approximate walking hour is 3 hours. Stay overnight in camps.

      Early in the morning, we will start the trek through the beautiful forest from where you can see the view of mountains peeking out of the trees. On the path, you can enjoy the natural beauty with the view of mountains, green forest, the monkey playing with each other, birds chattering, and the wind blowing at its own pace. The mountains that can be seen include some 8-thousand like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu in distance and others like Annapurnas, Lamjung, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The jeep trail is also done to reach up to the Panchese Bhanjyang. As a whole, the trek completes in about 4 hours and the destination for today is 10.5 km away from Bhumdi. Stay overnight in camps.

        In the morning, after breakfast, you will climb up to the Panchase peak at an altitude of 2500m (highest point of our trek). For today you also have an option of getting up earlier to ascend and have the sunrise view. Although, coming late also provides the spectacular view of mountains and surrounding. After enjoying the view, our trail descends to Aldana passing by the hills. In the afternoon, you will be rewarded with the gentle walk for reaching the town of Bhadaure. Here you can enjoy the beautiful experience with the mix of cultures of people of Brahmin, Gurung and Kami communities. As descend is of 7.5km with a plain walking trial will take 3 hours to complete. Stay overnight in camps.

          Today we will have a drive to Naudanda passing through the rough roads of small but regular villages, where you will get an opportunity to interact with locals and children. You will have lunch after reaching Naudanda. Lunch is followed by rest for some time, and we will head towards Pokhara with private jeep enjoying the natural and artistic view on the way. There is also an option of trekking all the way to Pokhara which will take about 7 hours. Stay overnight in hotel on your own.

          Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

          What's Included

          • Pick ups and Drop off to your Hotel in Pokhara
          • Annapurna Conversation Area Project Permits
          • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
          • All needed ground transportation by private car/vehicles to trekking starting/ending points as per itinerary
          • Complete trekking information before starting the trek (In Kathmandu or Pokhara)
          • Nepalese cultural welfare dinner at the end of the tour/trek on your choice
          • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
          • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during the trekking only (Twin sharing basis)
          • An experienced English speaking, License holder Trekking Guide (Local Guide) or Guide cum Porter
          • Trekking Porter (Strong Local Sherpa) for carrying your luggage is provided for minimum group of 2 people (2 Guest Sharing 1 Porter)
          • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
          • Foods, Accommodations and local tax for Guide/Guide cum Porter/Porter
          • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available on a hire

          Note: There will be an English speaking Guide cum Porter provided to you for this trekking, when your booking is applied for single person. However we accept your booking for everyday departure of this trekking throughout the year. We provide trekking for soloprivate group or group joining basis to ABC. Group joining is possible only during the main seasons of the year.

          What's Excluded

          • International flight tickets to Nepal & return
          • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara & Return
          • Hotels in Pokhara (We can make a booking in extra cost)
          • Ground transportation for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (By Tourist Bus or Private Car/Vehicles)
          • Nepal entry visa fees - On Arrival Visa Fee (15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD)
          • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
          • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
          • Tips and gratitude to your guide, porters, guide cum porter and drivers
          • Extra night accommodation or any meals in Pokhara/Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
          • Your travel insurance (Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum
          Departure Dates

          The Fixed Departure dates are listed for a special quoted price specified on the Small Group Joining trip. But we are flexible to receive any dates booking on Private GroupDeparture or Single Traveler basis for the years 2023 and 2024 on your suitable dates which can certainly be added by us to our fixed departure list.

          Quick Contact:
          Nepal Mobile +977 9851017030 24 Hrs Available on WhatsApp, Viber, or WeChat
          Contact Person - Binod Sapkota

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          Start DateStart: ThursdayMar 02, 2023End DateEnd: SundayMar 05, 2023PricePriceUS $550StatusStatusGuaranteed
          Start DateStart: ThursdayMar 09, 2023End DateEnd: SundayMar 12, 2023PricePriceUS $550StatusStatusGuaranteed
          Start DateStart: ThursdayMar 16, 2023End DateEnd: SundayMar 19, 2023PricePriceUS $550StatusStatusGuaranteed
          Start DateStart: ThursdayMar 23, 2023End DateEnd: SundayMar 26, 2023PricePriceUS $550StatusStatusGuaranteed
          Start DateStart: ThursdayMar 30, 2023End DateEnd: SundayApr 02, 2023PricePriceUS $550StatusStatusGuaranteed
          We offer group price
          No. of PersonPrice Per Person
          1 - 3 paxUS $550
          4 - 15 paxUS $450

          Accommodation: During Panchase Trekking, the accommodation will be offered in campsites.

          Meals: Organic and hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trekking.

          Freedom of panorama: You will be able to capture any sorts of moments with your camera. But be careful while you are moving on the hill-sides and edges. Also, prefer asking around for photos and videos in temples, offices (any), etc.

          Group size: Group of a minimum of 1 person to a maximum of 12 people is ideal.

          Best Time for Panchase Trek in Nepal

          Panchase Trek can be done throughout the year. But the best time is preferred as autumn (September, October, and November). It is the best time for almost all the treks in the Annapurna Region, as well as in whole Nepal.

          Panchase Trek During Mid-September to Early December

          In this time, the views are stunning. In case the monsoon occurs late, the atmosphere remains cloudy. Chances of rainfall also increase.

          Panchase Trek During Mid-December to February

          In this time, winter season falls in Nepal. The skies seem clearer but the environment remains colder. If you are willing to trek around in this time, warm clothing and supporting gears are advised. Little chance of rainfall and snowfall also prevails.

          Panchase Trek During March to April

          In this time, spring season falls in Nepal. It is the second-best time for trekking and is also recognized as a dry season of Nepal. Few drops of rain and storms tentatively occur in Pokhara; so there is the chance of occurrencethe of cloudy atmosphere in Panchase area.

          Panchase Trek During May to Mid-June

          This time is referred to as pre-monsoon season in Nepal. The surrounding remains covered with blooming flowers and newly sprouted leaves. Also, sometimes, clouds may cover the area, and rainfall may occur.

          Panchase Trek During Late June to Early September

          This time is known as the monsoon season in Nepal. It is the less recommended time for trekking. Climate remains cloudier and rainier. When there is no rainfall, the view remains pristine and mesmerizing. But the wet and slippery trail does not really support. Also, the rain parasites like snails, slugs, and leeches distract on the trekking path.

          Some Safety Notes

          • Carry your own personal stuff
          • Carry appropriate trekking gears (include sleeping bag – warm to 20-degree Fahrenheit, under-wears, gloves, slacks or light jeans, a ski jacket or parka, walking boots, water bottles, flashlight or headlight, woolen shirts or sweater, towel, toilet kit, waterproof daypack or rucksack, and so on)
          • Check on the weather and climatic condition of Nepal; pick the appropriate seasons
          • A guide will take care of your safety; so, do not panic or rush if you get in any problem
          • There is no need for higher physical training and experiences, but one should be able to have some walks. Little walks and exercise per day will aid a lot in it. Having cycling, running, swimming experience will also be better.
          • Altitude Sickness: There is possibly no chances of suffering from altitude sickness. But carry some medication with self to prevent the situation (if)

          So, be prepared and rock the Panchase Trek in Nepal with Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition.

          Equipment list

          • Sleeping bag (warm to 20oF)
          • Slacks or light jeans
          • Underwears, gloves, and mittens
          • Ski jacket or parka
          • Walking boots
          • Water bottles
          • Waterproof daypack or rucksack
          • Towel and toilet kit
          • Woolen shirts or sweater
          • Flashlight or headlight
          Frequently Asked Questions
          • Q1. What is the height of Panchase Hill?

            The height of Panchase Hill is 2,500 meters. It is the highest altitude that we travel during this trek.

          • Nepal Trek Adventure offers Panchase Trek of 6 days. But as per your choice and demand, the itinerary can be customized easily.

            Panchase Trek 3 Days: Pokhara -> Bhumdi -> Panchase Hill -> Pokhara (via Bhadaure)

            Panchase Trek 4 Days: Pokhara -> Bhumdi -> Panchase Hill -> Australian Camp -> Pokhara (via Phedi)

            These are some of the organized itineraries. You have full flexibility of extending and contracting the trek days. So, book the Panchase Trek of 6 days with us from our departure section. Or, customize the trip with your own time and route feasibility.

            Nepal Trek Adventure provides an exclusive offer to have this diversified trek to a divine hill, Panchase. You can enjoy the environment, its beauty, people living there along with their own cultures and ethnicity.

          • According to our Panchase 6 days’ itinerary, you will have 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (and from Pokhara to Kathmandu). But if you do not want to have a road trip, then you can prefer Kathmandu Pokhara Flight for moving between these two hubs; Kathmandu and Pokhara. Kathmandu Pokhara Road Trip is included in our itinerary with cost inclusions. But having a flight, will add extra cost in your trip. For example, if you wish to have Kathmandu Pokhara Flight, you would have to pay Panchase trek Cost + Kathmandu Pokhara Flight Ticket Cost. For this purpose, you can refer Customize Booking Section.

          Testimonials
          What Our Clients Say
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            AubreyUnited States,January 12, 2023

            Amazing 4-day Panchase trek

            My friends and I finally completed the amazing 4-day Panchase trek. We received more from the short trek than we expected. We had the opportunity to see stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as verdant forests and terraced fields, during the trek. We are really grateful to NTA for making this trek possible.

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            RowanUnited States,January 11, 2023

            Short Panchase hike with NTA

            The trek to Panchase was incredible. As we hiked through verdant woodlands and terraced rice fields, the sight was stunning. The local inhabitants were wonderfully warm and inviting, and the trail was well-kept. The trek's best moment was rea ching Panchase Hill's summit, where we were rewarded with sweeping vistas of the Annapurna mountain range. The cuisine was excellent, and the lodgings were cozy. I encourage you to go on this short Panchase hike with NTA.

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          Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

          Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

          • Small Group Departure
            Small Group Departure

            We run small and manageable group departure during the main season of the year. You can also make your trip private and maintain your own itinerary.

          • Locally Based Leaders
            Locally Based Leaders

            Our locally based team encompasses highly qualified and experienced and friendly and obliging team leaders, who will assist you in making your journey in our country more ravishing.

          • Travel with Confidence
            Travel with Confidence

            Travel with Confidence is something that comes from commitment. Being a legally registered company, we commit to provide best, satisfactory trekking, tour, and expedition.

          • Support Local Communities
            Support Local Communities

            All the tours and trekking that we run are programmed to keep nature safe and sound. We are also a member of different clubs working for the welfare of the community.

          Inquiries

          Talk to BinodWhatsApp:+977 98510 17030