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Panhase is a short trek in Nepal and a beautiful destination that has been underdog for a long time in comparison with some undisputed heavyweight champions in the Annapurna region. Not many know but Panchase is a pilgrimage for locals, sits at an elevation slightly over 2500 meters. Located very close to the popular city of Pokhara, Panchase is an absolutely fantastic escape and starkly beautiful landscape.

The fact that Panchase trek is not frequented by trekkers, this destination still is very pristine and unsoiled. If you are looking for impeccable short destination for trekking in Nepal, you definitely have to take this picturesque destination for unforgettable experience. Furthermore, there are no as such as hotel, hostels or lodges but just houses of local inhabitants namely Gurung.

trip overview

Trip Code: BT-132 Total Duration: 08 days
Destination: Family Friendly Trips Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec
Trip Grade: Easy Group Size: 1 - 20
Max Elevation:

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Arrival in Kathmandu
Thank you for choosing Panchase trek as your next adventure destination! Panchase is one fantastic short trekkings in Nepal. On this day you arrive to Kathmandu and we transfer you to your accommodation. You rest and rejuvenate for days to come. You can as well explore the surrounding and get to know a little about the country and culture.
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Trek Preparation and shopping
You will meet your trek leader on this day and he would brief you about trekking in Nepal and your chosen destination. Meanwhile, the back office staff will prepare all required permits for your trekking. later in the day, you will do the last minute shopping for your trekking along with your guide. While our back office staff get ready preparing permits from the government offices, our guides help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to the most happening market in Kathmandu.
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast only

Kathmandu - Pokhara
On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and head towards tourist Bus Park at Thamel and board a tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. The drive to Pokhara on one of the major highways is exhilarating with beautiful views of never leaving tributaries, lush green hills and roadside settlements.
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Pokhara ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast only

Fewa lake - Bhumdi
Panchase trek isn't a tough trek and more of a relaxed one. The day begins by rowing boat on Phewa lake and it is a wonderful experience. It takes almost half an hour to cross the lake and to reach our trek initiation point. The first short hike of around an hour and we would reach the world peace pagoda on the flat surface of a hill. The hike itself through the dense forest with the view of fewa lake on the bottom and mountain panorama towards northwest is beautiful. Once we reach the top of the hill we will observe the mountain panorama, lake and the entire city. From the pagoda we take a short trail down towards the road and follow the road on and off to a village called Lukum Swara. From here the trail is still uphill and one final ascent would take us to the village of Bhumdi. We walk around 3 hours in total, cover around 10 kilometers and 250 meters in ascent. Overnight in Bhumdi.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Bhumdi - Panchase Bhanjyang
Despite Panchase is very close to Pokhara and a very beautiful trek, there are very less amount of trekkers in the region. It is very likely for you to encounter very few or no tourist at all. Not paying much mind to the tourist traffic, we continue our trek on the countryside and on trails through beautiful forest. It's just you, forest, birds singing and the wind whistling and beautiful meadowland. The first noticeable settlement we reach is Sidhane village and from here to panchase is just another hour. The views of mountains in season and when the weather is clear is beautiful. In between the Bhumdi and Panchase bhanjyang you will as well see monkey’s playing in the wild. We walk for around 4 hours today and cover a fair ground of around 10 kilometers.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Panchase Bhanjyang - Bhadaure
Early in the morning we make our way to Panchase peak - the zenith of the trek. The view of the mountains in the Annapurna region awaits at the peak of Panchase. After spending brief moment watching the mountain panorama and the villages on the terrace of the hills. From here we begin downhill and all the way to Bhadaure. We cross patches of forest and some sparse settlements. Just a little before Bhadaure we have a campsite and we will camp in Bhadaure for the night.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Bhadaure - Naudanda - Drive to Pokhara
From the campsite to Bhadaure we walk down the stone steps to the village of Bhadaure. We traverse through small patches of forest and cross some beautiful village.You would come across a lot of villagers who would be willing to talk to you and the kids would be asking for chocolates and gifts. Within less than 2 hours of easy strolling the trail would connect to the highway, where awaits our ride to Pokhara. It takes around 45 minutes from Naudanda to Pokhara and upon arrival to Pokhara we have our lunch. Overnight in Pokhara.
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Pokhara ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 2 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch  or  any one item from the menu.

Pokhara - Kathmandu  
The bus ride takes around 7 hours to Kathmandu. The bus traverses through beautiful lush green hills and views of mountains (only in season). Once we reach Kathmandu we transfer you to your accommodation and hence officially come to the end of Panchase trek.  
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast only

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