Panchase Eco Community Trek

Price

USD 587

Trip Duration

7 days

Trip Grade

Easy

Highest Altitude

2509m

Accommodation

Tea House, Hotel

Transportation

Bus, Jeep, Car

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

All around the year

Panchase Eco Community Trek Introduction

Panchase Eco Village Trek is a popular trekking route near Pokhara. Panchase is a hill located to the west of Pokhara Valley and offers stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The trek is relatively short, easy, and can be completed in around 4-5 days, making it a great option for those with limited time for Trekking In Nepal.

One of the highlights of the Panchase Trek is reaching the Panchase Peak, situated at an altitude of 2,509 meters (8,231 feet). From the summit, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri  & surrounding mountain ranges, as well as the Pokhara Valley and Fewa Lake.

The Panchase Trek is a rewarding experience, offering a blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and stunning mountain views. It provides a glimpse into the rural life of Nepal while being conveniently accessible from Pokhara the beautiful Lake City.

Highlights

  • Explore “City Of Temples” Kathmandu
  • Visit Lake City Pokhara
  • Beautiful Local Villages
  • Lifestyles & Culture of Nepali Village People
  • Panchase Bhanjyang itself for a Great View
  • Culture & Hospitality of Gurung People
  • Off-the-path trekking experience
  • View of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Himalayas

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Pokhara
  • Day 2: Drive to Khare and Trek to Bhumdi
  • Day 3: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang
  • Day 4: Trek to Panchase Peak and descend to Bhadaure
  • Day 5: Trek to Naudanda and Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 6: Free Day in Pokhara
  • Day 7: Departure from Pokhara

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Pokhara

Upon your arrival at Pokhara, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara and preparing for the trek. Stay at Lakeside(850m)

Day 2: Drive to Khare and Trek to Bhumdi

After breakfast, you will take a scenic drive to Khare, the starting point of the trek. From Khare, you will start trekking towards Bhumdi village. The trail passes through forests and farmlands, and you’ll have opportunities to interact with the local people and experience the traditional lifestyle of the Gurung community. Overnight in Bhumdi(1,525m). 

Day 3: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang

Today you will trek from Bhumdi village to Panchase Bhanjyang. The trail gradually ascends through beautiful forests, and you’ll see a variety of flora and fauna along the way. As you climb higher, the views of the surrounding mountains & peaks become more and more impressive. Overnight in Panchase Bhanjyang(2,070m).

Day 4: Trek to Panchase Peak and descend to Bhadaure

Early in the morning, you will climb to the summit of Panchase Peak (2,509m). From the top, you will have panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as the Pokhara Valley and Fewa Lake. After enjoying the views, you will descend back to Panchase Bhanjyang and continue to Bhadaure village. Overnight in Bhadaure(1,670m).

Day 5: Trek to Naudanda and Drive to Pokhara

Today, you will trek to Naudanda, which offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks and the Pokhara Valley. From Naudanda, you will take a short drive back to Pokhara. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring the town. Overnight in Pokhara(850m). 

Day 6: Free Day in Pokhara

We will provide you with a half-day Pokhara sightseeing tour including the Pumdikot Shiva Statue, world PeaceStupa, Devis Falls, Gupteshower Cave & Tibetan Refugee Camp. (3-4hours)

Also, today is your adventure sports day in Pokhara, there are many adventurous things to do around like Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Zipline, ultra-light flight to the Himalayas, sightseeing, cycling, Boating, etc.

Day 7: Departure from Pokhara

Your Panchase Trek comes to an end today. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or your next destination. 

Includes

  • Simple tea houses in trekking on a twin-sharing basis with 3 times of meals. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner with 3 cups of tea each)
  • A professional trekking guide & necessary number of porters (2:1) with their salary, meal, accommodation, transportation & insurance. 
  • Necessary permits & TIMS card, Annapurna Conservation area permit & local Municipality fees if needed.
  • 3-star category hotel in Pokhara on BB basis & best available lodges or home stays on trek with full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with a cup of tea each meal).
  • All grounded transportation like pickups, drops & to, from trek start and end point. 
  • A group medical kit with 

Excludes

  • All Kinds of beverages. 
  • All extra expenses such as shopping and trekking gear. 
  • International/domestic flights. 
  • Early arrival / late departure. 
  • Travel insurance (you must purchase one before starting the trek) 
  • Rescue evacuation if needed (it can be helped to arrange)

Trip Map

Gear

Clothing

  1. Trekking Trousers
  2. Trekking shirts
  3. Inner Thermals(Top/bottom)
  4. Breathable Underwear
  5. Fleece Jacket
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Dawn jacket
  8. Trekking Towel

Head Gears

  1. Sun Hat
  2. Head Band
  3. Buff (snood)

Hand Gear

  1. Inner Gloves
  2. Outer Gloves

Foot Gears

  1. Hiking Boots
  2. Hiking shocks
  3. Thermal shocks

Bags

  1. Duffle Bag
  2. Backpack (Rucksack for day pack)
  3. Few Ziploc/waterproof bags

Equipment

  1. Sleeping Bag
  2. Sleeping bag liner (if you rent)
  3. Trekking Pole
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Water bottle or Hydration Bladder
  6. Headlamps
  7. Camera/video camera
  8. Water purification tablets/ filters/ UV light/ staripin
  9. Diamox / Dzolamode
  10. Sunscreens
  11. Toiletries
  12. If you take any Specific medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

How Hard Panchase Trek is?
Panchase Trek is Easy grade Trekking route in Nepal, which takes you to the Himalayan foothills to experience the lifestyles of local Nepali People.
Is 7 Days enough for this trip?
Yes, 7 days is enough for this trip as you hike on the lower part of Himalayas
Do I need a guide and porter for the trek?
We recently ban an independent trekker in Nepal while it's not implemented it well & you may see very few people trekking independently. It is highly recommended to have an experienced Guide, especially for those unfamiliar with the terrain. A guide can provide valuable information, cultural insight & safety briefings, and a porter can lighten your load so you can do the trip comfortably. & most importantly it supports to their family as well.
What permits are required for the trek?
Trekkers need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara before you start your trek. Happy Mountain Nepal will be helping you to obtain it.
What is the accommodation like during the trek?
very basic Tea houses and Homestays are available along the trekking route, providing basic but comfortable accommodation with Indian, continental & Nepali food. It's advisable to book in advance during peak seasons as they have limited number of Homestays.
What should I pack for the trek?
Pack essentials like comfortable trekking boots, warm clothing, a good-quality sleeping bag, a first aid kit, and a water purification system. Happy Mountain Nepal is providing a check list for packing.
Is it possible to do the trek independently or should I join a guided group?
Recently we ban the independent trekkers, however you can see very few people trekking independently as the ban is strictly not implemented. Joining a guided group offers you a support, local insights, and can enhance the overall experience so we highly recommend joining the group.
How do I reach the starting point of the Panchase trek?
The trek usually starts from Bhumdi Village near Pokhara, which is an hours drive from Pokhara. We will be providing the private car transportation to & from trekking Starting & Ending Point

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