Panchase Hill trek is a panoramic short trek with good mountain views. The trail includes some larger Gurung villages as well as rhododendron flower forest with majestic Mountain View. Panchase route is abundant with array of bird and wildlife, excellent views from the more frequented trails and wealth of culture, From Panchase you will see the great Himalayan peaks of Macchapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu. The terrain varies from subtropical valleys of banana trees and rice paddies to high ridges covered in rhododendron forest. This supports an abundant array of bird life. Along the way you will see many ethnic mixes, such as Brahmin, Magar and Gurung. This trek is off the beaten path and it is unlikely that you will meet many other trekkers here, Panchase trek is easy trekking so No matter how physical fit you are, this trek is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
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Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (850m)
Day 04: Pokhara drive to Khade khola trek Bhumdi
Day 05: Bhumdhi trek to Panchase bhanjang
Day 06: Panchase trek to Bhadure
Day 07: Bhadure trek to Sarangkot
Day 08: Sarangkot trek to Pokhara
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Day 10: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 11: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 12: Depart Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu & Patan
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square & Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (850m)
Trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at 6:30 am to pick you up to tourist bus station for journey to Pokhara. Normally bus leave at 7:00 am from Kantipath and it takes about 7 hours from Kathmandu. Today, you can take a breakfast in your hotel that you order earlier night or request to manage packing breakfast that you eat in bus journey because on the way we are not stopping for breakfast as well not available good breakfast but we stop for a lunch so try to eat Nepalese food (Dal Bhat). Afternoon you arrive in Pokhara then check in your hotel and refresh and look around lakeside. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Pokhara drive to Khade khola trek to Bhumdi
After driving a 30 minuates. Having an easy walking through a nice village over night camp at Bhumdi 1650m. overnight at Camp
Day 05 Bhumdhi trek to Panchase bhanjang
Trek start with steady climb to westward through bushes and trees. Good day for bird lovers you can have a bird watching. Overnight camp at Panchase Bhanjyang 2000m.
Day 06 Panchase-Bhadure Early morning up to the Panchase for the after having a lunch continues work to Bhadure overnight stay at camp.
Day 07 Bhadure trek to Sarangkot
trek to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is a famous place for sunrise and Mountain View you can have a nice view of Pokhara valley also. Stay at a hotel.
Day 08 Sarangkot trek to Pokhara
Today trek down to Pokhara working about 2 hour 30 minute. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus
It takes about seven hours, while driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight Hotel
Day 10: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Bhaktapur
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Bhaktapur durbar square then drive back to Hotel.
Day 11: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities. Overnight at hotel
Day 12: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination
The Trekking Day
While you are on trekking, days begin with breakfast at the tea house you stay, you will need to pack up your duffle bags / trekking bag before breakfast, as porters will set off early. After breakfast approximately 2-3 hours of trekking you take a break for lunch somewhere in the trail. After a relaxing lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point. Throughout the day, you will take frequent rest beaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. You take plenty of pictures of yourself with incredibly panoramic mountains, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, monasteries, etc. Once you arrive at your teahouse, you take a brief rest or simply relaxing with a book and catching up on your diary. Dinner is generally around 7pm.
What you carry
Your baggage is restricted to 25kgs in two people. The duffle baggage is carried by porters and is not available to you during the day. Your daypack should contain all that you need during the day. This generally consists of warm clothing, water bottle, camera gear, sunscreen, lip salve etc. Your guide will let you know each evening of any extra items you will need for the following day. If you have a comfortable daypack you load will only be a few kilograms and hardly noticeable.
Kathmandu part we includes breakfast but trekking we includes three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day in tea house / lodges that you can choose from teahouse / restaurant menu but if you are on big group at that time your guide / team leader will choose the food for you. Meals are generally available Nepalese and continental on different taste in everyplace but you have to eat the meals in same tea house where you are going to staying at night but if you are staying in tented camp (Camping) then our cook prepare food and provide to you.
Accommodation in Kathmandu is on a twin share basis with private facilities. Whilst trekking accommodation is in Trekkers lodges / teahouses and is of a basic (normal) standard. Twin Rooms or multi share with basic shared toilet facilities. Hot Showers are available in some places but they will charge directly to client when they ask for hot shower and if you wish to book tented camp (Camping trekking) instead of teahouse we will provide two men tent for two people to share the accommodation on tent camp.
Transportation within Kathmandu valley is done with Cars or Jeeps, Van, Hiace, Coaster bus, Mini bus, Coaches depending upon the group size. In trekking region, transportation mean is hiking and in some cases Yaks / horses / mules / donkeys are used for baggage carriage. In this trekking route, hiking is the major mean of transportation while your baggage will be carried by porters and/or animals.
The Guide is in overall charge of the trek and looking after you. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. All our guides are trained in all aspects of trekking, conservation, high altitude medicine, and first-aid and emergency procedures. They are professionals selected for their knowledge and passion for Nepal and its peoples, remember they are local guides and their English may be basic and limited to trek-related topics.
Transport your duffle bags / rucksack – one porter for every two trekkers in Tea house trekking and camping (Tented camp) trekking it is depend on luggages/equipments that we need for your camping trekking.
it is impossible to have a ‘foolproof’ grading system as everyone has different expectations and perceptions of their own fitness level. Remember that no trek in the Himalaya is a stroll as all involve going up and down at altitude and that altitude affects everyone differently. Regardless of age or fitness, preparation before you arrive is essential. Aerobic activity, swimming, cycling or brisk walking is recommended or, at the very least, walk up and down stairs in your trekking boots but some can do this trekking without did any preparation of trekking.
It is best to bring a mixture of cash and traveler’s checks in major currencies-In Nepal, some of the currencies are banned for conversion and you must find the convertible currencies in Nepal. USD, CAD, EUR, and AUD are generally convertible. Ensure you have a mixture of large and small denominations.
You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek before leaving Kathmandu. You can find the money exchange counters near your hotel and there are no exchange facilities in villages / trekking trails.
Tipping is a personal and voluntary matter and tips are not included in the trip price but who will working for you they are expect the trips so you can give trips directly to them at end of your trekking / tours and tipping is not any limitation so you can give trips as much you like if they will make you happy.
your Travel insurance is not included in the trip price. It is essential that you take out comprehensive travel insurance prior to your trek. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including helicopter evacuation) and personal liability. We also recommend that it cover cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects but our company is included trekking crews’ against personal accident.
There are no specific health requirements for travel into Nepal. However, for the trekking in Himalayas, you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish this trek successfully but you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal. Some part of trekking have a small health post for emergency treatment with limited equipments, limited health workers and medication. Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.
Please be aware that you will be in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).
AMS (acute mountain sickness) is a serious issue. It is the result of the failure of the body to adapt to high altitude and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness. It usually occurs above 1,800 meters and the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. The way to reduce the affects of altitude is to ascend slowly, 300 meters per day above 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Poor acclimatization results in headache, nausea, sleeplessness, difficulty breathing and swelling of fingers and glands. The only cure for AMS is to descend to lower altitude and your guide’s decision on this matter is final. When you are planning to trek above 3,000 meters we recommend not walks faster. If you will get altitude sickness please consult with your guide to go down at least 500 meters to recover.
Multiple entry visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu airport and all land borders except the citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. Multiple entry visas can be obtained from the immigration points costing US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visas, US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent there to for 30 days multiple entry visa, US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
Packing for your Trekking
you will need to bring a comfortable medium sized daypack to carry the things you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt.
- Walking shoes / trekking boots
- Socks, several pair of heavy wool outer socks and a few pairs of nylon inner socks.
- Some pairs of Pants, shirts, T shirts
- Skirts med-calf to above the ankle
- Worm sleeping bag and jacket
- Water bottle and Trekker’s bag
- Toiletries ( soap, towel , toothbrush, washcloth ,paste , Comb and shampoos )
- lighter and Sunglasses
- Umbrella, raincoat ( monsoon season )
- Hand bag / day bag
- Walking shoes with new waffle soles(monsoon season)
- Waterproof jacket.( monsoon season)
- Plastic sheeting for covering the bag ( monsoon season)
- Shaving paraphernalia for men
- Woolen hat (high place or snowy place)
- Woolen sweater or down jacket (high place or snowy place)
- Woolen long Underwear (high place or snowy place)
- Good Trekking boots (high place or snowy place)
- Sun cream and Sandal for night
- Some other worm cloths .
- Some dry food
PRICE INCLUDES :-
- Airport pick up & airport drop by private transportation
- Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Historical monuments cities sightseeing with tour guide
- Sightseeing transportation by Non A/C comfortable vehicle
- Sightseeing entrance fees for historical cities sightseeing
- Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu overland transportation by Tourist bus
- Government license holder trekking guide /leader for the team
- Clients trekking accommodation on tented camp (Two men tent share on two people)
- Staff: Cook, Sherpa, Kitchen boy and necessary porters
- Trekking meals: our own cooked meals (thee time a day – Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
- Trekking equipments: (Two Men Tents, Dining Tents, Toilet Tent and mattress)
- All necessary kitchen equipments and necessary things for camping arrangement
- Annapurna Conservation area project entry fee / Entry permit
- Pokhara to trek starting and end point to Pokhara transportation
- Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS) card
- Insurance for Nepalese Camp staff (Guide, Cook, Sherpa, kitchen boy & Porters)
- Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
- Nepal Government taxes and Office service charge
PRICE EXCLUDES :-
- Lunch & Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- International or domestic air tickets & airport taxes
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
- Personal trekking equipment s & Clothing
- Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
- Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls & all type of hot drinks in teahouse
- Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
- Personal nature expenses & Tipping (Tips)
- High risk medical / travel insurance & First aid kit
- Hot shower charge if you wish to use shower in teahouse
- Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
- Any other things not mentioned