Panchase Trek

| 12 Days

Panchase Trek allows us to experience yet another short and easy trekking at Annapurna Region of Nepal. During our Panchase Trekking, we get amazing views of nearby Himalayas, great cultural experience , abundance of floras and faunas with rich vegetation and unspoiled biodiversity.

Panchase Trek starts from Pokhara that takes us through Bumdi, Panchase Bhanjhyang, Panchase Peak, Chitre, Matathati, Ghandruk, Pothana and back to Pokhara.  Panchase offers magnificent views of Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Lamjung Himal and other surrounding peaks. Topography also varies from subtropical valleys to terrace farmed paddy fields to all the way towards high ridges covered from beautiful rhododendron forests. It also offers great bird watching opportunity. There are also cultural mix in this Panchase Trek as we will see various cultural mix of Gurungs, Magars and Brahmins.

Panchase Trek is safe, short and easy trekking trip. Therefore it can be arranged during any time of the year for any travel enthusiast. Join Panchase Trekking with Euro Asia for delightful unforgettable trekking experiences at heavenly Annapurna region of Nepal.

Price Includes

  • 7 Days trek as per program with English Speaking Sherpa Guide and porter.
  • Accommodation in normal lodges with full board during trek.
  • TIMS Card and ACAP permit fees.
  • 03 Nights Accomodation in Kathmandu with daily breakfast.
  • 02 Nights Accomodation in Pokhara with daily breakfast.
  • Full day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with guide and entrance fee.
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner.
  • Duffel Bag, Sleeping Bag and T-shirt.
  • International Arrival and Departure transfer in Kathmandu.
  • All Transfer by Private Vehicle.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Any Beverage and Tips.
  • Any expenses of Personal Nature.
  • Airport Departure Taxes.
  • Any cost occurred due to landslide, political disorder or natural calamities, flight cancellation or any unforeseen reason, etc.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu(Except Farewell Dinner and Welcome Dinner)
  • Personal Travel Insurance.

Day to Day itinerary

    Day 01 : Arrival
  • Welcome by our representative at the airport, transfer to hotel in Kathmand. In evening welcome dinner.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • After breakfast, introduce with the Sightseeing Guide & driver. We set to the first day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. Today you will see the following spots; the details are as described below:

    Swoyambhunath:
    The Swoyambhunath Stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and is situated at the mound. From this Stupa you can closely look at the settlement pattern in Kathmandu and have a close look at the Chaityas and Monasteries which circles the main stupa of Swoyambhunath. This stupa also relates itself to the history of creation of Kathmandu Valley as how Manjushree, a Buddhist monk, saw a huge lotus emanating bright light at the centre of the lake. So he cut a deep gorge allowing the water to drain from the lake because he wanted to observe and worship the lotus where it is said that Swoyambhunath is situated.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square:
    Kathmandu Durbar Square welcomes you to the palaces, courtyards and temples built between 12th to 18th centuries where the then Kings used to live and the coronations of Shaha dynasty Kings used to take place. You might be amazed with the number of temples and architectural styles that you see in this courtyard. Moreover, you might also get the glimpse of Kumari, a living goddess, whose residence is within this courtyard.

    Kumari Temple:
    Kumari, Virgin Goddess, must be chosen from a Newar community, inhabitants of Kathmandu, with no body marks & injuries who will be replaced by another Kumari after puberty.

    Kasthamandap:
    Kasthamandap meaning “Wood-Covered Shelter” is a three storied pagoda style temple which enshrines a statue of Gorakhnath. It was built in the early sixteenth century by the wood of a single tree which is open for everyone from mid day to mid night but people are not allowed to take the picture in the temple. The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, is derived from this temple thus there are many myths and stories associated with this temple which is shared every year in a ceremony with different varieties of food by Newar community.

    Patan City:
    Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting melange of Palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the centre of Patan’s religious and social life. A museum full of bronze statues and religious monuments is one of the fascinating places to visit within Patan Durbar Square. A temple entirely built by stone in the 17th century in the name of Hindu deity Krishna, is one of the major attraction of Patan
    Durbar Square.

    Tibetan Refugee Camp:
    The refugee camp set up by the International Red Cross & the Swiss Development Corporation in corporation in 1960 AD with the government of Nepal might be one of the areas where you would buy carpets and handicrafts created by them and to support the less fortunate people.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara
  • After breakfast drive to Pokhara. A very scenic drive lasts for about 6 hrs through the beautiful riverbanks & gorges. After reaching to Pokhara you will visit Seti george, Davis fall & Bindubasini temple.
    Known as the city of lakes and the starting point for trekking destination and the second largest city of Nepal is Pokhara. The Barahi temple in the middle of the big lake which is the most fascinating landmark in Pokhara and the reflection of snow-capped mountain in the lake is so serene and magnificent that you will remember it for your entire life. With the closer view of Annapurna range and Mt. Fish tail you will feel close to nature and mysticism. The other destinations in Pokhara that you will not want to miss out are Devin’s fall, Bindabasini Temple, Seti George, Buddhist monasteries and the hike to Peace Pagoda which brings you close to the nature and to the different spectrum of life style in this magnificent city.

    Stay overnight at Pokhara.

  • Day 04 : Trek from Pokhara to Bhumdi (1,520m, 3- 4 hours trekking)
  • During the start of Panchase Trek, we drive to Thado Khola, and initiate trekking towards Bhumdi through dense forests with great chance of spotting local floras and faunas. The trail starts up a long stone steps to a ridge before dropping down to Bhumdi. Bhumdi offers great views of Mt. Machhapuchre, Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli, Annapurna and others.

    Stay overnight in Bhumdi.

  • Day 05 : Trek from Bhumdi to Panchase Bhanjyang (2,030m, 5 - 6 hours of walking)
  • During clear weather, we get to view great Himalayan panorama on our trails. Our trek takes us up through forest and then on to Bhanjyang, a small settlement at the foot of Panchase. This place offers great views over Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake.

    Stay overnight in Bhanjyang.

  • Day 06 : Trek from Panchase Bhanjyang to Panchase Peak and from there trek to Chitre (1,400m, 6 hours trekking)
  • After having our breakfast, we hike towards Panchase Hill summit for great panoramic views of snow capped mountains including Annapurna Himalayas, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Dhaulagiri. We head further through the beautiful dense forests.

    Stay overnight at Chitre.

  • Day 07 : Treak from Chitre to Matathanti (1,200m)
  • We follow the beautiful trails of Panchase trek and pass through local settlements of village of Matathanti today.

    Stay overnight at Matathanti.

  • Day 8: Trek from Matathanti to Ghaundrung (1,940m)
  • Leaving behind the village of Matathanti, we head trek further up towards popular beautiful village of Ghaundrung. There are lots of cultural exploration opportunities with great landscape views being offered at Ghandruk village.

    Stay overnight at Ghaundrung.

  • Day 9 : Trek from Ghaundrung to Pothana (1,910m, 5 hours trekking)
  • We start our day after having our breakfast and head downhill. We will be crossing many suspension bridges along the way. We will then head towards Landruk village from where the beautiful views of Annapurna’s and Machhapuchre can be viewed.  We trek uphill towards Deurali, then descend towards Pothana.

    Stay overnight at Pothana.

  • Day 10: Trek from Pothana to Pokhara (820m, 2-3 hours trek )
  • Today is the final day of our trek, as we walk towards Dhampus, Phedi then cross through beautiful landscape views across terraced farmlands. After 3 hours trek and around 30 min drive we arrive at Pokhara.

    Stay overnight at Pokhara.

  • Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Have breakfast in Pokhara and drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Lunch on the way to Kathmandu.

    At evening Farewell Dinner.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 12: Departure
  • After breakfast transfer to the airport to fly to onward destination.