Trip Facts

Overview

Panchase Short Trek is the combination with vast culture, remarkable variety of natural beauties and Himalayan views. The trek offers you the long range of snow-capped mountains, crystal clear lakes and chaotic rivers with deep gorges. And also the Buddhist monasteries, Hindus temple and picturesque villages.

Being an unpopular route, Panchase trek is not far from the Lake city of Pokhara but less traveler visited, beside the famous trails Annapurna reason.

It offers the real pictures of Nepalese culture, traditions and lifestyle of the people along with the spectacular views with some of eight thousands peaks Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Annapurna (8,091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m).

On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing with proper greeting. The very next morning, you will leave for a half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. In the afternoon, you will visit our office there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. In the evening, Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing organizes an authentic Nepali welcome dinner with ethnic cultural entertainment, while having dinner you get to know you guide even more.

Panchase Short Trek

This trip starts from lakeside of Pokhara valley, a piece of heaven in the world. From here our trek takes you to Bhumdi, Panchase hill with pretty forest surrounding, Kande, Australian camp. Then we will return to Pokhara. The trip is one of the best for chance to explore the cultural and lifestyle of locals’ people along with the best panorama view of Himalayan even in the short period. It is an ideal trip for those who have a short time. It is the best trip that combine cultural sites as well as mountains range.

For travelers wanting an authentic Himalayan trekking experience with incredible views without the time or stamina required for a long trek, the Panchase trek is perfect. Nepal’s peak trekking seasons of autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are ideal. But the Panchase trek is also a good trek for the winter months as it doesn’t ascend too high. And the mountain views in December and January can be wonderful around Pokhara.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel
    O/ N Hotel -BB
  • Day 02: Half day city Tour/ trek briefing and preparation and welcome dinner
    O/ N Hotel – BDB
  • Day 03: Drive / fly Kathmandu to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel (Drive 7hrs/30min.fly) 820m
  • Day 04: Pokhara to Bhumdi (1,530m) 5hrs
  • Day 05: Bhumdi to Panchase Bhanjyang (2,030m) 6hrs
  • Day 06: Panchase Bhanjyang to Bhadaure (1,810m) 4hrs
  • Day 07: Bhadaure to Australian Camp (1,870m) 5hrs
  • Day 08: Australian Camp trek to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara transfer to hotel (1,130m) 4hrs
  • Day 09: Drive / Fly back from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 10: Departure to international airport by privet vehicle back to home and share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Panchase Culture Trek.

Itinerary

On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P Ltd with proper greeting. You will be taken to the hotel where you have your time to settle in and freshen up.

Overnight at Hotel –B/D

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. In the afternoon, you will visit our office there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. After short briefing you can hang out to the necessary places you might need to go before trekking like, Money changer, ATM, Market ETC. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine.

Overnight at Hotel B/B

After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport we take an early morning 30 minutes Pokhara flight and enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. Check in to the hotel, after freshen up, you will be free to explore the city by yourself.

Overnight at Hotel B B

Early morning an hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, you will be passing through Naudanda and Lumle, whilst on clear day, and you can see the awesome view of Annapurna & Manaslu range. Nayapul is a small town located on the bank of Modi River, which is one of the gateways to the Annapurna region. From Nayapul, you will forward to Birethanti, which is located in other side of the river. From Birethanti, start up hill trek to Bhumdi (1530m). Our five hours trek ends here from Bhumdi you can see the spectacular mountain views such as Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Himalchuli, Annapurna ranges.

Overnight at Lodge – BLD

The trail ascends a steep stone staircase to Ulleri village then more pleasantly through rhododendron forest. The trail then goes up gently to the Ghorepani village by passing the dense Rhododendron and Pine forests. Ghorepani is largest Magar village in the area, where there are numerous lodges for trekkers. You can see the good view from the lodge too. After our six hours trek end, we will arrive at the top of the Ghorepani.

Overnight at Lodge – BLD

 

After breakfast, the trail goes through some beautiful forest to the highest view point Panchase Ridge at 2500m, offering view of Pokhara and the Kusma Valley. All the Annapurna range and the giant peak of Dhaulagari are remarkable for the picture. Then descend through pastures and scattered forest to Bhadaure. Bhadaure is filled with different inhabitants like Brahmin, Kami and Gurung. So, experiencing different culture in a same town is indeed a memorable experience.

Overnight at Lodge – BLD

After Breakfast, we will follow the steep trail that makes its way through the beautiful villages, landscape, Mountain View, hill to reach Kande which is located at 1770m altitude. It takes one hour half walk to reach Australian Camp from Kande. Australian Camp is a beautiful village best known, where on a clear day you can see an unobstructed view of the Himalayan Mountains of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu range and also beautiful green hills.

Overnight at Lodge – BLD

We get up in the morning to see sunrise and beautiful Himalayas view. After that, we have breakfast at the Lodge; hike down from Australian Camp to Phedi via Dhampus village. The trail is all the way down from Australian Camp to Phedi and drive back to your Hotel in Pokhara.

Overnight at Hotel –B/D

After Breakfast, transfer to airport and fly back to Kathmandu or we can also drive back via Tourist bus. After reaching Kathmandu, we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening.

Overnight at Hotel (B B)

One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport by privet vehicle as per your flight departure time and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Panchase Trek.

Dates & Cost

Date & Cost

Inclusive

Cost Includes

  • Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights
  • Accommodation 3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a twin share bed with B/B plan
  • According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2 cups of tea or coffee in
    Breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking.
  • Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
  • Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House / Lodge during the trek
  • English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites
  • All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportations starting & ending points of trek.
  • English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guides – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal
    government licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained, along the trek basic complete First Aid Kits
  • Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed
  • Annapurna Trekking Map
  • Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, Porters, Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks
  • All necessary officials pepper work
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Fee (ACAP)
  • Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements
  • All the Government VATs & Taxes
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • International Airfare
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Lunch, Dinner & Drinks in the cities.
  • Any kind of drinks & personal expenses on trek
  • Hot shower, Electricity Bills during trek
  • Personal gear & clothing
  • Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
  • Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
  • Expenses deserve due to Natural or manmade hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual and anything not specify on the cost above.

Fitness

TRAIN AND FITNESS 

The trekking rout and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the way, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering’ which is require equipments. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep and never-ends!

You will meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to one side, towards slopes side of the hill/ inside of the Trail. Note that: never ever stand ridged side of the trail; it can be push by them down to mountains.

The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you additional support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.
Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.

Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.

EXPERIENCE FOR THE NEPAL TREK

The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country. Himalayan Trails do recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You can likely to carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag this is a good weight to walk with it.

EXPERIENCE FOR THE NEPAL TREK

The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country.

Himalayan Trails do recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You can likely to carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag this is a good weight to walk with it.

If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps and running would be the best preparation for a trek.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TREK

Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.

Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.

For the Camping/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.

Himalayan Trails support 

The porters will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 15 kg and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in lodges or teahouses which are very well equipped, warm and sociable. Our main back bones of the trek the porters will carry you main luggage max. Weights up to 10 – 12 kg per person and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley including assisting you. Except specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or teahouses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.

Our entire trip we run from permanently guide or leaders and porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standard services.

All of our Guides have been employed over ten years with us; we were friends each other since long time and we have been trained personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with westerners, they know westerns needs and understanding.