Panchase Hill 7 days
Duration: 7 days
Trip level: easy (info?)
Maximum altitude: 2470 m
Season: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
The Panchase Trek is a short trek starting at the beautiful Phewa Lake at Pokhara. This is a very non-touristic and quiet trek. Filled with stunning panoramic views off the impressive Annapurna Mountains. The treks passes through some original Gurung villages. From the Panchase Hill on day four you will be treated with an impressive sunrise of the Annapurnas. This trek ends at the village of Phedi where we take the local bus or taxi back to Pokhara.
It is possible to extend this trek up to twelve days. The options are a wide variety of choices to trek to local hills and villages, or hike all the way up to Annapurna Base Camp.
This short trek starts with a relaxing boat tour to the other side of Lake Phewa. From the bank it is a climb through a lushy forest to the World Peace Pagoda. At the Pagoda you will have time to enjoy this peaceful place and enjoy the panoramic view of the Annapurna Mountain range. Along the trail you will see authentic Gurung villages. The first night you will stay at the remote teahouse of Bhumdi. Situated in the middle of the farmlands you will a have a wide view of the mountains and the surrounding area. After Bhumdi you hike a full day through a dense forest of rhododendron with local orchids hanging from the trees. This forest trail ends at the comfortable and lovely teahouse of Panchase Bhanjyang. Weather depending, we will climb early in the morning to Panchase Hill for a breath taking sunrise of the entire Annapurna Mountain range. And you probably will enjoy this view alone because this is such a remote trek. After this impressive sunrise you descend to the village of Badhaure. After Badhaure you will join the more busy trails of the Annapurna’s to Australian Camp. After the views of this last village you will descend down to Phedi anddrive back to Pokhara and Phewa Lake to relax.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara, flight is optional ( 6 hrs.)
Day 02 Cross with boat Phewa Lake, and trek to Bhumdi (1520 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang (1945 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 04 Climb to Panchase Hill (2470 m) for sunrise view and trek to Badhaure (1530 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Australian Camp (2060 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Phedi (2,5 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara (45min.)
Day 07 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, flight is optional ( 6hrs.)
During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.
Please inquire about the price
We have noticed the ways of travelling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Return drive by tourist bus Kathmandu to Pokhara; return flight is optional; drive to start and from end trek
-Certificate of CO2- emission free return drive or flight Kathmandu to Pokhara
-One night in guesthouse in Pokhara before and after trek
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
-Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
-TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-All meals in Pokhara
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for guide ( and porter)