Panchase Hill Trekking - Cultural Trek in Nepal

Duration: 11 Days   |   Based on 1 Review PhotosDownload

Panchase Hill trekking is a relatively easy-going and comfortable panoramic trek in the Annapurna region. Offering spectacular views of the white snow-capped mountains, the hiking trail takes us through some large Gurung settlements, accompanied by trails along with the exotic rhododendron flower forests with majestic views of the mountains.

Panchase trekking trail is filled with an abundance of exotic birds and wildlife, excellent and stunning views from the more frequented trails and the richness of the age-old culture. From atop Panchase hill, you will get to witness the spectacular snowcapped Himalayan peaks of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, and Manaslu. The terrain varies and takes us through a variety of terrains, from subtropical valleys of banana trees and rice paddies to high ridges covered by rhododendron trees. Such type of terrains is homes to the abundant array of birdlife. Also, get a chance to mingle with the many ethnic mixes, such as Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung.

Due to less exposure, the Panchase hill tour is an off-the-beaten-path and it is unlikely that you will meet several other trekkers here. However, the Panchase trek is an easy trek, so no matter how physically fit you are, this trek is suitable for all ages from 15 to 75 years old people.

Highlights

  • Explore the typical beauty of Nepal, excellent sceneries, wildlife, Gurung villages and the age-old culture on the Panchse hill trekking

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m):

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be received by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Rest and relax till evening. Join a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with one of our team leaders. Enjoy the local meal with short brief about your great trek. Overnight at hotel.   

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, we start a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley including the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Or the day can be spent by doing some shopping and packing for the trip. Overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After an early breakfast, we take a scenic 6 hour drive to Pokhara, enjoying the views of countryside. Upon arrival at Pokhara, check into hotel and rest and relax on your own. In the evening, stroll around the lakeside would be a worth visit. If we are flying, we take a 35 minute mountain flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Upon arrival at Pokhara, check in to hotel. If we fly we have time to do half day sightseeing of Lake City of Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:850m

After an early breakfast at hotel in Pokhara, we take a scenic drive from Pokhara to Khade Khola. After driving a 30 minutes, having an easy walking through the nice villages overnight will be at a local guest house or tented camp at Bhumdhi.

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bhumdhi
  • Maximum Altitude:1,650m

Trek start with steady climb to westward through bushes and trees. Good day for bird lovers you can have a bird watching. Overnight at a local guest house or tented camp at Panchase Bhanjyang.

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Panchase bhanjang
  • Maximum Altitude:2,000m

Breakfast at Panchase, we start our trek a bit earlier to Bhadure, today is relatively a long and we will have lunch on the way at a typical Nepali huts or guest house. After having a lunch our trek continues to Bhadure where we will spend overnight at guest house or local huts or tented camp.  

  • Accommodation:tented camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bhadure
  • Maximum Altitude:1,900m

We trek from Bhadure to Sarangkot, it is a popular place for sunrise and mountain views of Annapurna ranges as well as a nice place to see the view of Pokhara valley. Overnight stay at local guest house. 

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Sarangkot
  • Maximum Altitude:2,500m

Early hike to Sarangkot view tower, enjoy the grand views of Annapurna range including Fishtail, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and watch the fascinating sunrise. After breakfast, trek down to Pokhara, walking about three hours. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pokhara

After an early breakfast, we drive to Kathmandu, enjoy the scenic 6 hour drive through the countryside to Kathmandu. Or fly in the afternoon to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

Breakfast at hotel, explore Kathmandu valley on your own, evening join the farewell dinner with culture show. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will drop you to international airport for your flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight. See you again in the future.

    Inclusion

    • The entire airport picks up and drops.
    • Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
    • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara, return trips or one way.
    • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit.
    • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
    •  All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
    • Accommodation (Teahouse or camping) during the trekking period.
    • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
    • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
    • All necessary grounded transportation.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu host by Ram Kumar.
    • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
    • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.

     

     

    Useful Information

    Panchase Hill Hiking Trip Cost

    Please write to us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.

    Note: If the above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

    FAQs

    How can I book Panchase Hill trekking?

    Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

    How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok,Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

    Can I do Panchase Hill trekking?

    This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little more basic and local things with stunning views of Annapurna Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

    When should I come for Panchase Hill trekking?

    This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April, May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.

    Do I need to stay in Katmandu and Pokhara?

    Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, and Pokhara, is a beautiful city with lakes and caves, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis.

    Can I join with group?

    Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Panchase Hill trekking. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

    Do I need to join with group?

    It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

    Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?

    Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    Panchase Hill trekking is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 2500m walking through villages, rivers and green hills, so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info

    What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

    All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

    Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

    Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
     

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