Panchase Trek 10 Days trip code: EH096

Best Months

  • March-May
  • Sept-Nov

Duration

  • 10 Days

Grade / Difficulty

  • Easy

Accomodation

  • Hotels/Local Tea-houses/Homestays

Price:

700USD
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Homestay based easy trek in Nepal at the foothill of Annapurna Mountains that offers real rural culture and natural magnificence, Panchase Trek

Panchase Trek is short and soft hiking adventure along the ridge line of the hills that surrounds beautiful Pokhara Valley and wonderful Fewa Lake. The trek highlights pleasant walk through beautiful sub-tropical forest, authentic rural culture and the Himalayan panorama dominated by Annapurna Range.

The trek begins with short boat ride across Fewa Lake and ascends up to World Peace Pagoda, which is also the vantage point to sight the beautiful valley and lake below and Himalayan panorama sprawling parallel to eyes. As the trek continues, it traverses across forested region and after few gentle uphill and downhill climbs it reaches Bhumdi Kot. For the first night, we shall accommodate ourselves in the sophisticated tents at Bhumdi Kot.

The second day of the trek once again penetrates the lush vegetation and reaches Panchase 2065m, which is the highest point of the trek. Panchase is the popular homestay destination in Nepal as it caters authentic Gurung culture and the widespread Himalayan vista.

Although, the trek doesn’t relatively gain elevation, it has lot more to offer as it reaches traditionally beautiful villages. Exploration of the Gurung Villages where travelers get to savor the magnificence of Himalayan landscape including dazzling Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna and Fishtail among others is the greatest highlight of the trek.

Bullet point Highlights

  • The sighseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • The tourist town, Pokhara
  • The gentle walk through the wooded trails on the hills around Pokhara
  • The cultural experience and the homestay accommodation
  • The Himalayan panorama dominated by Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna and Fishtail 

 

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WHATS INCLUDED IN $700
  • Accommodation during trek available everyday en-route (local lodge)
  • All meals during trek if undertaken teahouse trek 
  • Expert tour guide who can speak English or language as per the requirement 
  • Entry fees to all heritage sites during sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Licensed trek guide & local porters during trek 
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Bhumdi-Pokhara-Kathmandu road transfer
  • 3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
  • Insurance for all staff & porters
  • All applicable government tax
Day to Day Itinerary
  • Day 01: : Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02: : Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Day 03: : Drive to Pokhara 200km
  • Day 04: : Drive to Khare Khola and trek to Bhumdi 1520m/ 4986ft
  • Day 05: : Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2030m/6660ft
  • Day 06: : Trek to Bhaudaure 2030m/6660ft
  • Day 07: : Trek to Kande 1770m/5807ft
  • Day 08: : Drive back to Pokhara; Sightseeing tour of Pokhara
  • Day 09: : Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 10: : Depart Kathmandu
Service Excludes
  • Nepal visa 
  • International flight fare
  • Food in Kathmandu & Pokhara except breakfast
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire in Kathmandu)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Drinks, snacks while walking
  • Any other tours, transfers and services other than mentioned above
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver
  • Your insurance & Medical Expenses

Day 01:: Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel

Flying into the Himalayan nation Nepal is different in itself. Witness the towering Himalayan giant’s minutes before landing Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu if the weather permits. Enjoy the cordial Nepalese welcome in arrival terminals of the airport and drive to your designated hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Actually this day is a trek preparation day. As our team is preparing the required permits for the Trek; you will be taken to Kathmandu most beautiful locales where culture history and the heritage of the ancient town spills in every corner. Explore the biggest hub of Hinduism in Nepal Pashupatinath where travelers get to experience the important aspects of the religion. Stroll around Boudhanath, a large dome shaped stupa where Tibetan culture and Buddhism are seen at its best. Exploration of Kathmandu Durbar Square is an awesome experience as it takes you to Nepal’s one of the oldest architectural landmarks where local Newari culture also has been prospering for ages.

Day 03:: Drive to Pokhara 200km

Today, we drive 200 km along the snaky Prithwi Highway to Pokhara. The highway that most of the times runs above Himalayan Rivers offers an adventurous drive. Moreover, the local lifestyles in frequent highway towns and lush vegetation are interesting aspects to observe during the drive. Once, we reach Pokhara we check into our Hotel in Lakeside and set out to explore the tourist hub in town. Pokhara is the city decorated with lakes and panoramic Himalayan views. It is also the biggest adventurous hub of the country. The city is famous amongst trekkers because it is the starting point for Annapurna Region Treks. 

Day 04:: Drive to Khare Khola and trek to Bhumdi 1520m/ 4986ft

Today we begin Panchase Trek. To begin the trek, we drive along serpentine Siddhartha Highway for an hour and then take a deviation on right to reach Khare Khola. Beginning the trek with uphill climb which takes an hour we reach to Kalabang. Trekking downhill witnessing the culture of Brahmins and Chettris in frequent villages we encounter we arrive to Bhumdi .On arriving Bhumdi, we see the first glimpse of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Mt Fishtail, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal, Buddha peak and Ngadi chuli among others. Overnight in Bhumdi. Day 

Day 05:: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2030m/6660ft

A steady uphill climb along the dense woodlands brings us to Panchase Bhanjyang. The trail caters abundant opportunities to sight rare bird species. Panchase is a beautifully nestled mountainous village with incredibly hospitaible locals of Gurung tribe. Panchase also caters the demanding views of mountains like Lamjung, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhare. 8000m plus peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manalsu peek out to touch the sky emerging from the green hills. Moreover, the view of laketown Pokhara from Panchase is a bonus view from Panchase. Today, we will have a cultural overnight stay in a local homestay based lodges. 

Day 06:: Trek to Bhaudaure 2030m/6660ft

Starting our trek before the dawn we climb uphill for an hour to get to the top of Panchase Danda 2517m. The hilltop offers the great views of Himalayan peaks including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Gangapurna, Manaslu and Fishtail among others. The first ray of the sun falling upon them looks even more amazing. From the top, we also see the exceptional views of deep Pokhara & Kusma Valleys. After spending quality morning there, we trek town to Bhadaure along the jungle ridge. Inhabited by multiple tribes like Gurung, Brahmin, Chettri & Kami, Bhadaure offers great cultural differences and also allows you to let go your trek exhaustion. Day 07

Day 07:: Trek to Kande 1770m/5807ft

Trekking uphill along the trails of dense woodlands we emerge out to Dhukur Pokhari and eventually to a small highway town Kande. Explore around the traditional town and enjoy the excetional views of Himalayan giants to the north and deep Pokhara Valley to the south. Overnight in Kande. 

Day 08:: Drive back to Pokhara; Sightseeing tour of Pokhara

Today, we drive to Pokhara. An hour long drive on a snaky Baglung Pokhara highway brings us to Lakeside, Pokhara. Check into the hotel. Take a short break and set out to explore Pokhara. We enjoy walking in the darkness of caves like Mahendra Cave and Bat Cave. We search the gushing water of Seti River in o gorge above KI Singh Bridge. We see force of water flowing into earth at Davis Falls and we enjoy serene boating at serene Fewa Lake. We even stop at Barahi Temple, which lies in the middle of the lake and witness extreme Hindu devotion. At the end of the day, we drive back to our hotel Enjoy the evening on your own.

Day 09:: Drive back to Kathmandu

Today we drive back to Kathmandu along Prithwi Highway. Enjoy the drive. As we arrive Kathmandu we will check into our hotel in the city. Evening on your own.

Day 10:: Depart Kathmandu

Today, we will escort you back to the Tribhuvan International Airport. Fly home safely and visit Nepal time and again.

  • Group Size During Trek
    Trekking in Nepal is regarded as rewarding experience for the nature lovers. In our featured website products, we generally run the trip with the minimum of 2 persons in a group. The given program is just a suggested itinerary which can be customized as per the client’s preference.  However, if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families for any number of people we would be happy to arrange a personalized trip only for you in your suitable period of time.

    We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

    Normally for a group, we provide 1 main guide, 1 assistance guide along with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Moreover, for every additional 2 trekkers, 1 more assistance and a porter will be provided.
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  • Trek Guides and staff.
    For trekking, we provide local experienced trek guide who can communicate well with the guests and explain well about the trails, customs and traditions of the local community living in the area. The role of the trek leader is to ensure that the trip runs smoothly. He will share their local knowledge, co-ordinate the day to day running of the tour. If you have any problems on the tour, please let your Trek Leader know so that steps can be taken to put it right.

    We are a well stabilized adventure company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication). We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency. And our guides are intimately familiar with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have good chance to learn Nepali phrases, cultural things and more on your Trekking.
  • Ecstatic Himalaya trained its guide/trekking staff on following course.

  • Trekking Guide Training & licensed- Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  • English Language KEEP
  • Conservation & Biodiversity TAAN
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association
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  • Trip safety
    Once, you confirm your trip, it is our responsibility to make your trip wonderful without creating any difficulties. Hence, we have prepared our itinerary in such a way that it will properly acclimatize you. Also, we request you in advance to have regular exercises and make habits to walk in a daily basis. Similarly, during trek, you will be fully guided by our professional trekking guides and supporting team. They are properly trained in regards to safety and first aid. Even, we have every set up in case of emergency such as high altitude medicine and Gammow Bag (High altitude Chamber bag). Please note High altitude Chamber Bag is used to provide heat in your body and it is available on certain cost. Moreover, to let you familiar with altitude, you are suggested to walk slow and steady and ensure for proper acclimatization.
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  • Climate and weather condition during trek
    Weather in the mountains is extremely unpredictable. The nights are generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and 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. Expect the unexpected!

    Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degree C to -15 degree C.
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  • Permits and Fees
    In Nepal, you most require permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. In case of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.
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  • Travel Insurance
    While travelling to Nepal, you are requested to have a travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and required to issue from your home land and we do not arrange or sell insurance.

    Travelling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. Your insurer should be well familiar with our itinerary that you have booked and must have agreed to cover all activities being undertaken during trip. Meantime, it is not compulsory that our all the assigned trip are facilities with Heli-rescue. You will not require heli rescue insurance for Tibet Tour as it is not possible to provide such facility.
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  • Altitude Mountain sickness
    AMS is the abbreviation for Acute Mountain sickness also termed as the High Altitude Sickness. AMS is one of the challenges that the trekkers/ climbers might face during their climb in the mountains. As you reach higher in the altitude the oxygen level gradually decreases. If a person tries to climb too quickly then there is a higher chance of getting AMS. The major symptoms of AMS is headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tiredness, difficulty in sleeping. However, AMS can be avoided by using some precautionary measures such as drinking plenty of water, eating enough food and walking in the steady pace. Our experienced guides who have been working in the Himalayas will help and instruct you for further measures.

    Ecstatic Himalaya will provide a well-qualified and experienced guide who has a good knowledge about AMS as they can recognize the early symptoms and advise medications for instant relief. We have designed our trips in such a way that the clients get full acclimatization and proper rest. You will also be provided with a Gamow bag upon request at an additional charge which is considered a major gear to reduce the effect of AMS. In the worst case scenario, we shall arrange a rescue and evacuation using a helicopter whose cost should be covered by your travel insurance.
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  • Acclimatization
    We are experts at operating at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our treks are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on hiring basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness, and our leaders are trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.
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  • Physical Fitness
    We strongly recommend our clients for consulting the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel or indicated travel may be inconvenient then inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We strictly maintain hygiene foods on the trek. We carry extensive medical kits and, if the need should ever arise, we are able to evacuate seriously ill group members by helicopter. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.

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