Panchase Trek: A short and Sweet Trek From Pokhara - 1 night 2 days

Destination
Nepal
Activity
Trekking
Accomodation
Hotel, Lodge and Tea house/Homestay
Region
Annapurna Region
Distance
17 km
Start / End Point
Bhadaure/Ghatechina
Duration
1 night 2 days
Max. Altitude
2517 m / 8260 ft
Meals Included
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Group Size
2-25
Nature of Trek
Homestay to Homestay Trek
Best Season
All season
Trip Code
ART-PT
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Transporation
Jeep / bus
Grade
Decent

Panchase Trek: A short and Sweet Trek From Pokhara Overview

Certainly one of the shortest and cheapest two-day trips in Pokhara, Panchase trek is a quick and easy trek. This trek starts and ends in Pokhara. It takes us to an elevation of up to 2500m above sea-level, which is quite comfortable height. The trek offers some splendid view of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Machhapuchhre, among others. Panchase trek also allows you to explore villages and know about the local culture and traditions. This is a family trip, as it’s easy and convenient to walk. Moreover, our experienced guides will watch over your children, should you bring them.

Close to Pokhara Valley yet Far from it

    You start your trek at Kande from where you walk uphill to Panchase Bhanjyang. It takes about 5 hours of hiking to reach there. Upon arriving, you’ll stay in a hotel and explore the village in the evening. On the next day, you’ll see the spectacular sunrise from the top, i.e. Panchase. Panchase offers some stunning views of hills, Kusma Bazaar and Pokhara. The place also provides quite a suitable environment for bird watching. After an hour there, you’ll come back to the hotel and have breakfast. After that, you hike downhill for 5 hours until you reach the valley. From there, you’ll get on a private vehicle back to Pokhara.

Short and Sweet Trek

Panchase trek is a perfect way to explore the area surrounding Pokhara for those that are short on time or only started trekking recently. It merely takes two days to complete this trek. Furthermore, you will not miss out on superb sceneries as you will be continuously greeted with beautiful views of the mountains and Pokhara valley.

Enjoy the Retreat at the Best Price

While Panchase trek is an easy and shortest trek near Pokhara, most backpackers are not aware of it. So, it also facilitates hiking in privacy and without disturbance. We provide Panchase Trek all-round the year and at an affordable price. We can also tailor this trip according to your needs and requirements. Moreover, you can extend this trip by combining it with other treks like Australian camp hike.

Panchase Trek: A short and Sweet Trek From Pokhara Photo

Panchase Trek: A short and Sweet Trek From Pokhara

  1. day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

    Highest Altitude 1400 m

    After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be picked up by a private vehicle and drop you off at your hotel. You can rest in your hotel room and get rid of your jet lag from your flight to Kathmandu.

    In Kathmandu you will be placed in a deluxe hotel. You will be provided with breakfast in the morning. So, rest well for we have a lot of new things to experience in the morning.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel
  2. day 2

    Free and arrangement day

    Highest Altitude 1400 m

    The second day of the trek is a free day. You are allowed to do as you please in the valley. This includes touring and sightseeing the famous tourist destinations in the Valley. There are many interesting things to try in the Kathmandu Valley.

    The day is barely enough to visit all of Kathmandu valley. If you want, you can enjoy some extra days in the valley after the trek.

    Also, today along with the sightseeing and enjoying the culture and cuisine of the valley, you will make proper arrangements for the actual trek starting tomorrow, this doesn’t just mean physical preparation but also mental preparation. So rest well as we will drive to Pokhara the next morning from where our adventurous trek starts.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel
      • Included meal Breakfast
  3. day 3

    Fly or Drive to Pokhara

    Trek Distance 200.9 km
    Flight Hours 25 mins
    Highest Altitude 1400 m
    Trek Duration 7-8 hours

    Our third day is filled with beautiful scenic views from the ride to Pokhara, we will take a tourist bus to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views of the landscapes and the mountains. We will stop on the way for lunch and reach Pokhara in around 6-7 hours. We will have dinner in Pokhara and stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

    You can also take a flight to Pokhara which takes about 25 mins.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel
      • Included meal Breakfast
  4. day 4

    Drive to Kande and trek to Panchase Bhanjyang.

    Trek Distance 8 km
    Highest Altitude 1706 m / 55600 ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    After having breakfast, we get on a private vehicle that will take us to Kande. It will take about one hour to reach there. From there, we begin our hike. We trek uphill for about 5 hours to reach Panchase Bhanjyang. We then reach our hotel and relax. Later in the evening, we explore the nearby village.

     

      • Overnight stay at Homestay
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Early morning, climb towards the Panchase Peak and transfer Pokhara by Bus / Jeep.

    Trek Distance 10 km ~
    Highest Altitude 2517 m / 8260 ft
    Trek Duration 8 hrs

    We start early as we hike for an hour to reach the top of the hill of Panchase. There, we will see a beautiful sunrise along with the stunning view of the mountains. We then hike back down to our hotel and have breakfast. Then, we start walking back to Pokhara. However, this time, we take a different route. We hike downhill for about 5 hours to reach Ghatichhina. Here, our private vehicle will pick us up and bring us back to Pokhara.

      • Overnight stay at Pokhara
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • Most ground transportation on a private vehicle as per the itinerary.
    • Professional English speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his meals, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation etc..
    • Porter service (4 trekkers: 1 porter).
    • Sleeping Bag and Trekking sticks (to be returned after trip completion).
    • All necessary paperwork
    • All government and local taxes.

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Other any transportation except Included in the section.
  • Personal expenses (bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

PANCHASE TREK MAP

everest base camp trek map

Some Additional Informations

  • The itinerary mentioned is a standard guideline. It can be readily modified according to your needs and requirements.
  • The cost of the trek can also be changed according to your group size, needs, and time boundary.
  • You can easily add additional activities into the Itinerary. You just have to let us know before confirming the trip.
  • This trip can also start from the capital city of Kathmandu. You have to let us know if you want to begin there. In that case, the Itinerary will extend by a few days. Consequently, the cost will also increase.
  • The addition or removal of activities will increase or decrease the cost of the trip respectively. This will be done through mutual understanding between the agency and the client(s).

What equipment and clothing shall I wear?

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipment however these are the necessities list we prepared to keep your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipment which is not necessary for the trek.

Head

  •  Head

    • Sun hat or scarf
    • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
    • Headlight with extra batteries

     

Face

    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglass with UV protection
    • Face/body wipes

Body

  • Hands

    • Lightweight gloves
    • Heavyweight winter gloves

    Body

    • Hiking shirts
    • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
    • Hooded rain jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Lightweight cotton pants
    • T-shirts ( bring Lightweight wool)
    • Polypropylene underwear
    • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
    • Sweater
    • Waterproof jacket and pants

    Footwear

    • Hiking Boots that been worn in
    • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

    Essential gear

    • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
    • Thermal bottle
    • Water purification
    • Trekking pole
    • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
    • Toiletries (toilet papers,  tooth paste, toothbrush, )

    Toiletries

    • Medium size drying towel
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant/ floss
    • Biodegradable bar soap
    • Nail clippers
    • Small mirror

    Personal accessories

    • Money
    • Watch
    • Cell phone
    • Camera
    • Extra items
    • First aid kit
    • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
    • Notebook and pen
    • Binocular

Group Discount Prices

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $ 250
2 Paxes $ 170
3 - 6 Paxes $ 165
7 - 12 Paxes $ 150
12 - 25 Paxes $ 125

Panchase Trek: A short and Sweet Trek From Pokhara Company Reviews

2023-01-10

Amazing scenery!!

I would thoroughly recommend this trek for anyone who goes to Nepal and wants to get a flavour for the scenery. It’s especially ideal if you’re limited for time (as my partner and I were)

So on this occasion the trek was led by a friendly young man called Yagya. It became apparent to both myself and my parter Vicky that Yagya was exceedingly familiar with the localities having spent much of his childhood there. He was full of enthusiasm and keen to share his knowledge of the area, and the history.

The views were breathtaking throughout, taking us through forest areas, grasslands and a small number of villages where we stopped for food and supplies. These were frequent enough for us to have chance to stock for water, meals and snacks. The trek has clearly been well thought out.

Yagya was an excellent guide who clearly knew his way around without needing to rely on any navigation or map reading at any point. He kept us to a good pace whilst also allowing us more time to take photos on the second day as we descended. During the 2 days we were captivated by Yagya’s stories and the local religious beliefs. Yagya was also keen to hear about our take on spiritualism and this offered some brief deep yet memorable conversations on the second day.

The journey ended with a meal in a restaurant in Pokhara where the food was excellent and the perfect way to end the afternoon/evening.

Overall we can’t thank Yagya enough for the journey he took us on. A real memorable experience.

Apr 2019 • Couples

Pianohand80

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