Panchase Trek - 12 Days

Short & Easy Trek
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PRICE PER PERSON

  • 1 PAX US$663
  • 2 PAX US$575
  • 3 PAX US$540
  • 4 PAX US$532
  • 5-10 PAX US$518
  • 11-20 PAX US$511
Price Per Person US$ 511 All included Services

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including peaks like Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Dhaulagiri.
  • Enjoy a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and lakes.
  • Opportunity to interact with the local communities of traditional Gurung, Magar, and Brahmin villages, allowing you to experience their unique culture, traditions, and way of life.
  • Visit ancient temples, monasteries, and sacred sites, witnessing the religious practices and rituals of the locals.
  • Encounter various species of birds, including Himalayan pheasants, eagles, and vibrant butterflies.
  • Explore the natural diversity of the Annapurna foothills.
  • Panchase Hill summit offers breathtaking views during sunrise and sunset, witnessing the first rays of sunlight painting the mountains in golden hues.

Panchase Trek Overview

The Panchase trek is a relatively easy and picturesque trek that serves as a wonderful introduction to the Annapurna mountain region, commencing in the enchanting town of Pokhara, nestled on the shores of the scenic Lake Phewa. Along the trail, trekkers are greeted with breathtaking vistas of prominent Himalayan peaks, including Macchapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, and Manaslu. The region is also known for its abundant birdlife and diverse fauna, adding to the natural allure of the trek.

As the trek begins, it heads southwest before looping north into the Annapurna Conservation Area, traversing subtropical valleys adorned with rice fields, and ascending to the high ridges embraced by rhododendron forests. The Panchase area is renowned for its rich biodiversity, housing a wide variety of birds and animals, providing nature enthusiasts with an exceptional experience.

What sets the Panchase trek apart is its ability to take trekkers off the beaten path and provide an opportunity to explore the diverse cultures of the region. Throughout the journey, trekkers encounter villages inhabited by the Gurung, Brahmin, and Magar communities, each with their unique traditions and way of life. Taking a day of rest in Ghaundrung, the largest Gurung village in the area, allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the local culture and relish the fabulous views of Annapurna, Macchapucchare (Fishtail), and Himchuli.

Starting from the idyllic Pokhara, situated on the shores of the picturesque Lake Phewa, this relatively simple hike serves as an excellent gateway to the Annapurna mountain range. The trail meanders from the southwest before turning north, guiding trekkers through subtropical lowlands, rice paddies, and eventually reaching the pristine slopes of rhododendron forests. The region of Panchase is home to an array of bird species and diverse wildlife, providing ample opportunities for nature enthusiasts to appreciate the natural splendor.

Moreover, the Panchase trek offers a unique experience by venturing off the well-trodden paths, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the vibrant cultures of the area. The journey provides a glimpse into the lifestyles and traditions of the Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung communities. Taking a day’s respite in Ghaundrung, the largest Gurung settlement nearby, offers trekkers a chance to rejuvenate while relishing the magnificent vistas of Himchuli, Macchapucchare, and Annapurna.

In conclusion, the Panchase trek presents a relatively easy yet captivating trekking experience, serving as an excellent introduction to the mesmerizing Annapurna mountain region. With its stunning natural landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and encounters with vibrant local cultures, the trek offers a remarkable adventure that unveils the true beauty of the Himalayas. Starting from Pokhara, this trek takes trekkers through scenic valleys, verdant forests, and charming villages, culminating in awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna, Macchapucchare, and Himchuli peaks.

Culture:

The Panchase Trek provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. Along the trail, you’ll encounter diverse communities, including the Gurung, Brahmin, and Magar people. Each community has its distinct traditions, customs, and way of life, which you can observe and learn about during your trek. You may have the chance to visit ancient temples, monasteries, and sacred sites, witnessing religious rituals and cultural practices firsthand. Interacting with the friendly locals and experiencing their warm hospitality will enhance your understanding of the local culture.

Biodiversity:

The Panchase region is renowned for its impressive biodiversity. The trek takes you through a variety of ecosystems, ranging from subtropical valleys to dense rhododendron forests. This diverse landscape supports a wide range of plant and animal species. The region is particularly known for its vibrant birdlife, with numerous species of birds inhabiting the area. From colorful Himalayan pheasants to majestic eagles, birdwatching enthusiasts will have a field day. Additionally, you may also come across wildlife such as monkeys, deer, and various reptiles and amphibians along the trail.

Climate:

The climate in the Panchase Trek area varies depending on the season. During the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons, the weather is generally pleasant, with mild temperatures and clear skies. These are the most popular times for trekking in the region, as the views are spectacular and the weather is favorable. However, it is advisable to be prepared for temperature drops, especially at higher altitudes, and pack appropriate clothing to stay warm. The summer months (June to August) bring monsoon rains, which can make the trails slippery and more challenging. Winter (December to February) brings colder temperatures, especially at higher elevations, so proper winter gear is necessary.

Accommodation:

“Touch the Himalayas” arranges accommodation for trekkers along the Panchase Trek. You can expect a variety of options, including tea houses and lodges, which offer basic yet comfortable rooms. These accommodations typically provide clean bedding, blankets, and basic amenities to ensure a restful night’s sleep after a day of trekking.

Meals:

During the trek, “Touch the Himalayas” takes care of your meals, providing nutritious and delicious food to keep you energized. You can enjoy a variety of meals, including traditional Nepali dishes and international cuisine. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are usually included, with options such as rice, dal (lentil soup), vegetables, noodles, soups, and more. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated upon prior request.

Guides:

“Touch the Himalayas” provides experienced and knowledgeable guides who are well-versed in the Panchase region. These guides offer valuable insights into the local culture, history, and natural surroundings. They ensure your safety, navigate the trails, and help you make the most of your trekking experience. The guides are familiar with the route, landmarks, and local customs, making your journey more enjoyable and informative.

Permits:

“Touch the Himalayas” takes care of the necessary permits required for the Panchase Trek. This includes the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and any other permits needed to enter restricted areas or conservation zones. The team will handle the paperwork and logistics, ensuring that you have the required permits before starting your trek.

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Itinerary

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Day
01

Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport, then transfer to your hotel.

Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/ 4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
02
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/ 4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Day
03
Max. Altitude: 820 m/ 2,690 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
04
Max. Altitude: 1,520 m/ 4,986 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
05
Max. Altitude: 2,030 m/ 6,660 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
06
Max. Altitude: 2,500 m/ 8,202 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge
Day
07
Max. Altitude: 1,200m/ 3,937 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouese/Lodge
Day
08
Max. Altitude: 1,940 m/ 6,364 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge
Day
9
Max. Altitude: 1,910 m/ 6,266 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
10
Max. Altitude: 1,600 m/ 5,249 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
11
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
12
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/ 4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara with breakfast (Before and after the Trek) twin sharing basis.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu  by tourist bus, Pokhara to Thulo Khola (trekking starting point) and after end the trek from Phedi to Pokhara  by Private vehicle.
  • All necessary trekking and area permit & fees, (National Park area special permit and TIMs cards).
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
  • All accommodation during trek ( in the best Local Tea house or in the guest house available in shelter)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained trekking guide and assistant guide (if the group size over 8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Expert local porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, Equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure

September-23
October-23
November-23
December-23
March-24
April-24
May-24
September-24
October-24
November-24

Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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