Panchase Hill Trekking

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

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11 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 2500 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local Lodge

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Moderate

Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.

The Panchase Hill trekking is a relatively easy going and a comfortable panoramic trek in the Annapurna region. Offering spectacular views white snow-capped mountain, the hiking trail takes us through some large Gurung settlements, accompanied by trails along 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 the 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 bird life. Also, get a chance to mingle with the many ethnic mixes, such as Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung. Due to less exposure, Panchase hill trek is an off the beaten path and it is unlikely that you will meet many 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.

Panchase trekking short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley or rest day for shopping and packing.
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara (850m), 35 minutes flight, or 6 hours(200km) drive.
Day 04: Drive to Khade khola and trek to Bhumdhi (1650m), 30 mins drive, 4 hrs walking.
Day 05: Trek from Bhumdh to Panchase bhanjang (2000m), 4 to 5 hours walking.
Day 06: Trek from Panchase to Bhadure(1900m), 4 to 5 hours walking. 
Day 07: Trek from Bhadure to Sarangkot (2500m), 5 to 6 hours walking. 
Day 08: Trek from Sarangkot to Pokhara, 3 hours walking. 
Day 09: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6 hours drive or 35 minutes flight.
Day 10: Rest day at Kathmandu.
Day 11: Final departure.

Trip cost: Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.

Note: If 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.

Panchase trekking - Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
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.   

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley or rest day for shopping and packing.
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.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara (850m), 35 minutes flight, or 6 hours(200km) drive.
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.  

Day 04: Drive to Khade khola and trek to Bhumdhi (1650m), 30 mins drive, 4 hrs walking.
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.

Day 05: Trek from Bhumdh to Panchase bhanjang (2000m), 4 to 5 hours walking.
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.

Day 06: Trek from Panchase to Bhadure(1900m), 4 to 5 hours walking.  
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. 

Day 07: Trek from Bhadure to Sarangkot (2500m), 5 to 6 hours walking.  
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.

Day 08: Trek from Sarangkot to Pokhara, 3 hours walking.  
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.

Day 09: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6 hours drive or 35 minutes flight.
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.

Day 10: Rest day at Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel, explore Kathmandu valley on your own, evening join the farewell dinner with culture show. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Final departure.
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.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • 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

Service Excludes

  • 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

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers for Panchase Hill trekking:

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.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Acclimatization

Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so 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 renting 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 sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm


Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus or at camp cooked our master cook. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge or camp we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.


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Equipments & Packing List for Panchase Hill trekking

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Trip Map

Map for Annapurna trekking

Annapurna Region Map

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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