Panchase Trek

Trip Overview

This trek Panchase in Annapurna foothills is a great way to explore the Pokhara Valley in a short period of time and ideal for those who are relatively new to trekking. You’ll get some amazing views over the surrounding mountains including three peaks over 8,000 meters Manaslu I, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri I and experience the village life.
Your trek starts with a boat trip across Phewa Lake, then takes you on a trail up to the World Peace Pagoda through the forest and past villages where you can experience the daily lives of the local people, their culture, traditions and lifestyle.

Day to Day Activity:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 04: Boat across Phewa Lake, Trek to Bhumdi (1520 m)

Day 05: Trek from Bhumdi to Panchase Bhanjyang (6,775 ft / 2065 m)

Day 06: Trek from Panchase Bhanjyang to Bhadaure (5,479 ft / 1670 m)

Day 07: Trek from Bhadaure to Australian Camp (2058 m)

Day 08: Trek from Australian Camp to Phedi, Drive to Pokhara

Day 09: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 10: Depart Kathmandu

Note: Bed and Breakfast are provided in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Full board is provided during the rest of the trip.

Trip Highlight

» Explore the chaotic city of Kathamdnu and its  surroundings

» Enjoy one of Nepal’s easier treks, great for families or those with moderate fitness

» Gain views of peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu

» Summit Panchase Hill (2,500m) for one of the best views of the Annapurna Himal

» Witness rural Nepali life in the villages, inhabited mainly by Gurung and Brahman people

Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu,
    On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to the Hotel. After arriving at the hotel, you can rest and spend the remaining day as per your preference.

    In the evening, the tourist hub of Thamel is a good place to grab your first meal, with a variety of restaurants to choose from offering both Western and local Nepali dishes.

    Overnight 3-Star Hotel, Meals included: breakfast

  • Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu,

    Today after breakfast, you will leave for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square,  the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath), or the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and Buddhist shrine (Boudhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. In the afternoon, our represetative will meet you at your hotel where there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. After short briefing, you will have some time to do last minute arrangements before the next destination. For example changing money, ATM, market etc.

    In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Griffon Travel Pvt Ltd. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine.

    Overnight 3-Star Hotel, Meals included: breakfast, dinner

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara,
    We leave Kathmandu early this morning and drive to Pokhara - traffic leaving Kathmandu can prolong the journey but once out of Kathmandu city, the journey usually takes around 6 hours depending on the road and traffic conditions. In the afternoon your guide/leader will take you for an orientation walk along the shore of Phewa Lake. Pokhara is a pretty lakeside resort at the foot of the Annapurna range.

    Driving Time: Approx 6 hours (200 km)

    Overnight Simple Hotel, Meals included: breakfast

  • Day 04: Boat across Phewa Lake, Trek to Bhumdi (1520 m),

    From Pokhara, you'll take a short boat trip across Phewa Lake to the start of your trek. The first climb through the forest will take you up to the steps 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'll have stunning views of the Himalaya, Phewa Lake, and the Pokhara city below.

    Then, you'll 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 takes you up to the village of Bhumdi, home to Gurung and Brahman people, where you will spend the night.

    Trekking Time: Approx 3 hours (10 km)

    Overnight Teahouse, Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 05: Trek from Bhumdi to Panchase Bhanjyang (6,775 ft / 2065 m),

    After a short early morning climb, the path continues through a beautiful forest where you'll see the mountains peeking out between the trees.

    Today is a great day for nature-lovers, as the path winds through a diversity of 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 through the forest until the path joins a dirt road, from which you can see panoramic views of the mountains. These include the Annapurnas, Gangapurna, Lamjung and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) as well as three peaks over 8,000m: Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I and Manaslu I, in the distance. Continuing along the jeep trail takes you gently uphill to Panchase Bhanjyang, home to Gurung, Magar and Brahman villagers.
    Trekking time: 4 hours (10.5 km)

    Overnight Teahouse, Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 06: Trek from Panchase Bhanjyang to Bhadaure (5,479 ft / 1670 m),

    This morning, you'll climb the stone steps up to Panchase peak at almost 2,500m, the highest point of your trek. Here, you will again be rewarded with views over the Himalaya. (If you get an extra early start, you can ascend all the way to the peak for sunrise.)

    After taking in your surroundings, you'll descend down the far side of the hill. It's a gentle walk 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 as there is a range of residents including Gurung, Kami, and Brahman.
    Trekking time: 3 hours (7.5 km)

    Overnight Teahouse, Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 07: Trek from Bhadaure to Australian Camp (2058 m),

    From Bhadaure, we will follow the steep trail that takes its way through the beautiful villages, landscape, hills with mountain views to reach Kande, which is located at 1770m altitude. From here, you'll have a short climb to Australian Camp. Along the way, you can see the magnificent views of the Annapurna Range, Lamjung Himal and twin Peak of Machapuchare.
    Trekking time: 2-3 hours

    Overnight Teahouse, Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 08: Trek from Australian Camp to Phedi, Drive to Pokhara,

    Enjoy your final breakfast in the mountains set against the stunning backdrop of the Annapurna Himalaya, Lamjung and Manaslu range. You then have two trail options this morning:
    You can either hike down the jeep trail which is a gradual 2-3 hour descent to the road-head, passing through one lovely Dhampus village on the way where you can stop for a cup of Nepali tea.

    Or, you can take the ridgeline trail which has some beautiful, forested sections and you even come across a fascinating local shrine to the Naga (snake gods) in a more shamanistic tradition and then continue down through terraces, local villages to the bottom at Phedi. You will then be met by your vehicle and make your way back into Pokhara.

    Trekking time: 2-3 hours

    Overnight simple Hotel, Meals included: breakfast

  • Day 09: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu,

    After breakfast, you may have time to do more sightseeing, relax, or check out one of the Pokhara's coffee shops. About 1.5 hours before your flight, you'll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the domestic airport to catch your flight back to Kathmandu.

    In Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel and can enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Explore Kathmandu's streets on foot, bicycle, or rickshaw, perhaps shopping for souvenirs or seeing anything you may have missed at the beginning of your trip.
    In the evening, if you wish to have a group meal, you have a choice of Nepali, Bhutanese, Tibetan, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern and Western dishes in Kathmandu now.

    Overnight 3-Star Hotel, Meals included: breakfast

  • Day 10: Depart Kathmandu,

    The trip ends after breakfast. Our representative will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport for your return flight home. It's good to be at the airport at least 3 hours prior to departure.

    Meals included: breakfast

Include/Exclude

Price Includes:

» Arrival and departure- transfer
» Transport - Comfortable Bus, on foot,
» Accommodation - Hotels, Tea House and Lodge (twin share basis)
» All sightseeing in Kathmandu,
» Local leader throughout the trip, local guide and naturalist
» All meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner), snacks, welcome drink, Tea/Coffee as listed in the itinerary
» Domestic flights and applicable taxes.
» All National Park permits and entrance fees
» Comprehensive medical kit

Price Excludes:

» Personal expenses such as soft drinks, beverage, postage and laundry
» Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
» International flights and departure taxes
» Visa and passport fees
» Travel insurance
» Emergency evacuation
» Tips and gratuities
» Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Griffon Travel

Equipment List

Equipment List:

» Duffel bag

» Passport size photographs (minimum 2)

» Sun hat, Sun glasses, Sunscreen and lip salve with sun protection

» 3-4 season Sleeping bag

» 3 season jacket

» Waterproof synthetic or leather walking boots (worn in)

» Trainers/sandals for the evening

» Warm hat/Gloves

» Several pairs of walking socks

» Tracksuits or thermals for the evening

» Shirts/ t-shirts/ base layers

» Light to mid weight warm trousers

» long shirts or skirt for women

» Day pack

» Head Torch

» Water Bottle (min.1litre) with a wide mouth if using a SteriPEN / Camel Pak

» Scarf/buff

» Towel

» Mid-layer(Fleece)
» Waterproof jacket and trousers

» Plastic bag (bin liners)

» Wind stopper

» Runners/Snickers for camps

» Toilet paper (ideally biodegradable)

» Hand washing gel

» Plug adaptor

» Water treatment

» Biodegradable soap/ shampoo

» Trekking poles

» Small personal First Aid Kit

Latest News
TAAN Pokhara Chapter Explored New Trail
A team of Trekking Agencies'' Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association Pokhara has explored a new trekking trail that starts from Kushma of Parbat and ends at Baskharka of Myagdi district.

A 17-member team led by Narayan Sapkota, former president of TAAN Pokhara, started the exploration with a drive to Kushma from Pokhara. From Kushma, the walk started toward Banau (2150 meters) through Ghumti, Bagaicha, Bhatebari, Dhakdhake and Sidhali
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