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6 days Kathmandu Panchase Trek, a short and an exhilarating trekking in Pokhara offers an incredible views of the Himalayas. An easy trek to Panchase Hill also lies in Annapurna region, recommended for the first time Nepal visitors like families to seniors with limited time for trekking in Nepal. Panchase trek 6 days itinerary is an ideal options if you are looking for an altitude mountain sickness(AMS) risk free trek holidays. The trek begins from Pokhara, passing by green hills, beautiful valleys, forests and rural villages enjoying some of the best mountain views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Machhapuchhare. For last minute booking and any queries regarding Panchase trek, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Kathmandu Panchase Trek

Trek Duration: 6 days

Trek Difficulty: Easy /Medium

Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Trek Altitude: 850m-2800m

Trek Cost: USD 350-USD 620

Group Size: 1 - 12 people

Trek Package: Lodge to Lodge Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu / Pokhara

Kathmandu Panchase Trek 6 days is a new off the beaten trekking Annapurna in Pokhara valley.

  • Kathmandu Panchase Trek
  • 6 Days Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
  • Gear List
  • FAQs

Kathmandu Panchase Trek is an easy and ideal treks in Nepal that explores Pokhara valley and its surrounding hills. The short Panchase Trek in Annapurna is suitable for all travelers who have limited time for trekking in Nepal.  The less crowded Panchase home stay trek passes through jungles, local Gurung and Brahman villages with an amazing views of the Annapurna Himalayas. TheAnnapurna Panchase Trek has all splendid variety of natural beauty that offers a great view of crystal clear lake, turbulent river gorges, monasteries and picturesque villages inhabited by friendly ethnic people. Panchase Trekking Tour preserves a wide variety of birds, animals and plants. Panchase Hill is also a sacred religious site famous for natural and cultural beauty. Panchase Hill trek is also a good idea to get out from the crowd and noisy surrounding from the cities. 

Pokhara Panchase Trek is off the beaten path trekking in Annapurna through the rural areas and lush green forest in Annapurna. Panchase Peak at 2500 m is the highest point of Panchase Trek. Panchase Peak Trekis a free of risk of altitude sickness, and also no prior acclimatization is required. 6 days Pokhara Panchase Trek offers beautiful scenery and authentic experience of staying with locals. Panchase Trekking is suitable for families with children to senior citizen who just want to enjoy nature, hiking around three to four hours, meaning there is plenty of time to stop and appreciate the views, take photographs, and relax in the villages at the end of the day to witness the local village life.

Major highlights of Panchase Trek includes beautiful forest through which you will get an expansive mountain views. The forests in the Panchase area are very bio-diverse, and much of it is classified as protected forest. It has an especially large number of orchid species over 100, so keep an eye out for the beautiful flowers. Three 8000 meter-plus mountains can see from several points along the trail-Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and Manaslu as well as from Panchase Peak, as can a number of less high but still really impressive mountains, such as Machhapuchhare, Lamjung, and Gangapurna.

The Panchase Trekking heads southwest, then loops north into the Annapurna Conservation Area through subtropical valleys and rice fields to high ridges of rhododendron forest. Autumn from September to November and Spring from March to May are the best time trekking in Panchase, even though Panchase Trek in Nepal is possible throughout the year. Panchase Trek is winter also good as it doesn’t ascend too high, and the mountain views in December and January is wonderful around Pokhara. The Panchase Trek starts and ends in Pokhara. 

The accommodation on 6 days Panchase Trek in Annapurna will be budget tea house, simple, neat and clean with twin shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request will cost an additional. Although single room is also available. You will get an authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and Nepali in 6 days Annapurna Trekking in Panchase. Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses menu where we spend the night, and the lunch will be served on the way to the next destination.  All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara(200km, 6 hour, 850m)
Breakfast and take early in the morning toursit bus drive to Pokhara for 6 hours. Pokhara is lake city is a cool and thrill place. Spend in the afternoon, walking around lakeside and stay night at Hotel Kumari Star Inn in Pokhara.
Day 2: Pokhara to Bhumdi(1600m, 10km, 5 to 6 hours)
Start with a boat ride across Phewa Lake to reach the starting point of the trek. The trail climbs for a short distance up to the Shanti Stupa also known as the World Peace Pagoda, built in 1973 by a group of Japanese Buddhists. It is a popular tourist attraction in Pokhara, but as you continue on the trekking trail, the crowds will diminish. Continuing on from the Shanti Stupa, the trail takes you down through the forest and then steeply back up and through the village of Lukum Swara. Most of the inhabitants of this area are ethnic Gurung and Brahman people, and you will have plenty of opportunities to observe their rural lifestyles on this trek. Today’s hike ends at Bumdi village.
Day 3: Bhumdi to Panchase Bhanjyang(2000m, 18km, 6 hours)
Today’s walk will continue through the forest, and the mountains will be visible from time to time. Peaks to look out for are Lamjung, Gangapurna, Machhapucchare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and Manaslu. Your guide should be able to distinguish these for you. The forests through which you’ll pass are especially interesting for their variety of flora and fauna, including an abundance of birdlife, monkeys, orchids, and numerous plants. In spring, you may be able to see Nepal’s national flower, the Rhododendron, in full bloom. The day ends with a gentle ascent to Panchase Bhanjyang.
Day 4: Panchase to Bhadaure(1900m,12km, 5 hours)
Early morning summit of Panchase peak at 2,500m and trek to Bhadaure
Early in morning, the earlier the better if you want sunrise views, climb the stone steps about 500 meters up to Panchase Peak. This is the highest point on the trek, and from here you should be able to see an amazing panorama of the mountains that had just been peeking out at you on the trek so far. Have breakfast at the summit, then spend the rest of the day descending gently to your stop for the night, Bhadaure.
Day 5: Bhadaure to Naudanda(1500m,9 km,4 hours) and drive to Pokhara(2 hours)
Today’s walk descends gently, following a jeep trail much of the way, and will pass through several villages. At Naudanda, the trekking trail joins the road, and you will be picked up here and driven back to Pokhara. 
Day 6: Pokhara to Kathmandu (200km, 6 hours, 1300m)
Breakfast and get tourist bus at 7:30 am, 6 hours drive back to Kathmandu. The trip ends here.

Cost Included:

  • Bus transfer- Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
  • Trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS cards
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary, meals, accommodation and transfer
  • 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner during trekking
  • For ABC/Poon Hill Trek - Transfer by bus or car to/from Pokhara to Trekking start/end point.
  • Hotel in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • All the goverment taxes and company service charge.

Cost Not Included:

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but we can book on your request.
  • Private car transfer -Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  •  flight cost of Kathmandu/Pokhara.
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for Heli rescue and other medication
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients. 
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like beer, water, tea/coffee, hot water, chocolate/rice pudding, pie and pancake.
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone, internet, wifi, hot shower, battery charging
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.

Head:

Sun hat or scarf

Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:

Under Garments

Hiking shorts

Lightweight cotton long pants

Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks

Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Hiking boots with spare laces

Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Upper Body:

T-shirts

Light and expedition weight thermal tops

Fleece jacket or pullover

Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Down vest and/or jacket

Hands:

Lightweight gloves

Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Accessories:

Sleeping bag rated to zero DC

Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries

Trekking Bags/Duffel bag

Basic First Aid Kit

Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag

Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)

Trekking Poles

Water bottle (2) or camel bag

Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries:

1 medium sized quick drying towel

Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

Deodorants

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Feminine hygiene products

Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Tissue /toilet roll

Anti bacterial hands wash

Extras/Luxuries:

Binoculars

Novels

Trail Map/Guide book

Journal & Pen

iPod

Pencils and small notebooks

Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

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