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Panchase poon hill Trekking is comparatively an easy hiking route and is thus suitable for all age grop and all fitness levels that make it ideal trek where all family can enjoy and experience the trekking together. Panchase Hill presents the great Himalayan peaks of Macchapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu. Panchase Lake is located on the border of three districts: Kaski, Syangja, and Parbat. The entire Panchase region is the main source of Fewa Lake and regarded as the holy pilgrimage site. Panchase hill trekking passes through many villages and you will have ample time to take photographs and interaction with the local people. The highest point of this trek exists at 2500m altitude so there is no worry of suffering from High Altitude Sickness unlike most of other trekking routes in Nepal while engaging in this trek.

 

Panchase hill treks begin at the south-west side of beautiful city Pokhara to experience its natural beauty and the panoramic views. While engaging in Panchase Hill Trek, we can experience different topographical structures which vary from subtropical valleys of rice paddies to ridges and green thickets where rhododendron and other wildlife are found in abundance. Panchase Hill has religious significance as well. It holds a temple where thousands of pilgrims visit daily to worship and cleanse off their sin. Panchase hill route is abundant with an array of bird and wildlife, excellent views from the more frequented trails through Bhumdi. We find finely placed Gurung villages and enjoy their local cultures and traditions in Panchase village. The terrain varies from subtropical valleys of banana trees and rice paddies to high ridges covered in rhododendron forest. From Bhadure, we drop to Sarangkot. Sarangkot screens the splendid Himalayan vistas at the closet of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and others. You can also join adventure programs like Paragliding, Zip flyer etc. Annapurna Panchase hill trek is a rare combination of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes and turbulent rivers with deep gorges, Tibetans monasteries, and beautiful villages.

 

Panchase Trekking allows you to feel a natural beauty followed by picturesque villages, inhabited by simple and friendly ethnic people. Being one of the best trekking route offering unique mountains view, this trek is less visited by western people so virgin culture & real way of living can be experienced. There are different trails for Panchase hill/lake trekking and all are equally comfortable and interesting. Some trekkers prefer to combine Panchase Hill trek with Ghorepani so it can modify your desire to Trek to Ghorepani poon hill too. The village settlements are also eye-catching throughout the journey. The Trek to Panchase Hill is our new trekking program for those who are looking something different, less touristy and easy walking.


Outline Itinerary 

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu Airport:
We will meet you at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. After you settle in and freshen up visit to our office to have briefing about the program and managing the other necessary documentations and equipments. If you come late, this will be done at the very next morning.

Day 02:A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley:
The next morning after breakfast you will leave for a full day's tour of sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. You will visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple, biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and Swyambhunath, very ancient and enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square whose fine arts and architecture sketches ancient Nepalese culture.

Day 03:Flight or drive to Pokhara
After having breakfast we will take you to the Domestic Airport for a 25 minute scenic flight to Pokhara. Similarly you can drive by tourist coach via scenic Prthivi highway for about 6 to 7 hour drive to Pokhara. In Pokhara, a boating trip on Phewa Lake will followed at evening. Visit the temple Bindavasini, which is only accessible by boat. Spend your night in hotel.

Day 04:Pokhara drive to Khade khola and trek Bhumdi (1180m)
Trek to Bhumdi through lush forest teeming with interesting flora and fauna. Bhumdi lets you for good views of several mountains like; Himalchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna range and Fishtail.

Day 05:Bhumdhi trek to Panchase Bhanjang (3000m)
Trek start with steady climb to westward through bushes and trees. The Bhanjyang is also of the best view point of surroundings views of the Panchase trek. Today we climb to the Panchase Hill Summit for panoramic views of the Annapurna peaks, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu. From here the views over Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake are awesome.

Day 06:Panchase to Bhadure
The trek is easygoing and walks through thick forest and always great views of Himalaya's closer and wildlife. The trail; ascends steeply through pastures and scattered forest top the village of Bhadure for overnight.

Day 07:Bhadure- Sarangkot
Trek down following the village and hilly route. Sarangkot is a famous place for sunrise and Mountain View you can have a nice view of Pokhara valley also. This place is famous for the paragliding and zip flyer in the recent day. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side.

Day 08:Sarangkot to Pokhara
Trek down to Pokhara working about 2 hour 30 minute. Walk to Dhampus, then along the ridge to Phedi, passing rice fields and villages on the way to Pokhara. At evening enjoy the strolling around the local streets and have the spectacular view of sunset from the lakeside.

Day 09:Pokhara to Kathmandu
We will take you back to Kathmandu valley by flight or drive. You will be transferred to Hotel and have a relax time for rest of the day. You can take an easy and pleasant walk around the streets. Your evening will be delighted with typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural show.

Day 10:Final departure, transfer to airport
We will transfer you to international airport for your final departure.

 

Accommodations
We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek. We will stay at Nirvana Hotel in Kathmandu and Snow Hill Lodge in Pokhara. All accommodations are on double-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Himalayan Wild Treks will arrange rooms with attached bathrooms with 24 hours running cold and hot water however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.
 

Meals in Trekking 
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All mealsincluding breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.
 

Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Annapurna Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain. 


 

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Outline Itinerary 
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu Airport:

We will meet you at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. After you settle in and freshen up visit to our office to have briefing about the program and managing the other necessary documentations and equipments. If you come late, this will be done at the very next morning.

Day 02:A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley:
The next morning after breakfast you will leave for a full day's tour of sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. You will visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple, biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and Swyambhunath, very ancient and enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square whose fine arts and architecture sketches ancient Nepalese culture.

Day 03:Flight or drive to Pokhara
After having breakfast we will take you to the Domestic Airport for a 25 minute scenic flight to Pokhara. Similarly you can drive by tourist coach via scenic Prthivi highway for about 6 to 7 hour drive to Pokhara. In Pokhara, a boating trip on Phewa Lake will followed at evening. Visit the temple Bindavasini, which is only accessible by boat. Spend your night in hotel.

Day 04:Pokhara drive to Khade khola and trek Bhumdi (1180m)
Trek to Bhumdi through lush forest teeming with interesting flora and fauna. Bhumdi lets you for good views of several mountains like; Himalchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna range and Fishtail.

Day 05:Bhumdhi trek to Panchase Bhanjang (3000m)
Trek start with steady climb to westward through bushes and trees. The Bhanjyang is also of the best view point of surroundings views of the Panchase trek. Today we climb to the Panchase Hill Summit for panoramic views of the Annapurna peaks, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu. From here the views over Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake are awesome.

Day 06:Panchase to Bhadure
The trek is easygoing and walks through thick forest and always great views of Himalaya's closer and wildlife. The trail; ascends steeply through pastures and scattered forest top the village of Bhadure for overnight.

Day 07:Bhadure- Sarangkot
Trek down following the village and hilly route. Sarangkot is a famous place for sunrise and Mountain View you can have a nice view of Pokhara valley also. This place is famous for the paragliding and zip flyer in the recent day. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side.

Day 08:Sarangkot to Pokhara
Trek down to Pokhara working about 2 hour 30 minute. Walk to Dhampus, then along the ridge to Phedi, passing rice fields and villages on the way to Pokhara. At evening enjoy the strolling around the local streets and have the spectacular view of sunset from the lakeside.

Day 09:Pokhara to Kathmandu
We will take you back to Kathmandu valley by flight or drive. You will be transferred to Hotel and have a relax time for rest of the day. You can take an easy and pleasant walk around the streets. Your evening will be delighted with typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural show.

Day 10:Final departure, transfer to airport
We will transfer you to international airport for your final departure.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- pokhara)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Cold Drinks and Alcohol
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and drivers

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 10 Days
Accomodation: Guest House / Tenting
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Easy
Activities : Hiking/ Trekking/ Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 01-10
Maximum Access : 3000m.
Starts From : Pokahara
Ends at : Pokhara

Trip Highlights

One of the best places Pokhara 
Ethnic Gurung culture
Actravtive Landscape
Walk through the gorge 
Panoramic view of popular Mountains

Client Review


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