Panchase hiking is considered a comparatively easy hiking route than other high-altitude treks of Nepal’s Himalayas and is suitable for all age groups and all fitness levels so, this is an ideal trek that you can enjoy with your friends and family together. Panchase hill is situated at 2500m from the sea level and south-west direction from Pokhara city. The stunning 360 degrees of great Himalayan peaks like Machhapuchhre (fishtail mountain), Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, Manaslu, and Himchuli Himalayan ranges can be seen on this trail with the understanding of old-century Hinduism tails.
While doing this adventurous hiking you will pass through many beautiful ethnic Gurung villages and chance to do interaction with the friendly local villagers. This Hike will encounter various geographical terrains, deep gorges fast-flowing rivers coming down from the Himalayas, dense forest walks, rice paddies, rhododendron forests, old-style Nepali houses, banana trees, and various birds & wildlife found on the Annapurna region. This trip will also be categorized as a sustainable Tourism trip where you will learn the ethnic culture of Nepali Rural villages & finds information about many self-sustainable Echo Tourism Projects. This region is also very rich in plant biodiversity where different plant species were protected and researched by the research organization. If you love nature then, this trail is perfect to hike and enjoy.
YOUR INCLUDED MEAL GUIDE: B= BREAKFAST, L= LUNCH, D=DINNER
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN POKHARA: D
We will welcome you up at Pokhara Airport or Pokhara Tourist Bus Park and Transfer to Pokhara Hotel. If time permits, we will have the welcome session with the guide and prepare for the tour.
DAY 2: HALLANCHOWK TO BHUMDI (1520M ALTITUDE): B/L/D
After breakfast, Departure from Hallanchowk lakeside or our office your English-speaking guide will take you to the boat station and you will do boating across Phewa lake, climb the beautiful forests and reach the famous world peace pagoda which is one of the 80 peaceful pagodas worldwide to symbolize the peace throughout the world. From the world peace pagoda, you can see the stunning view of the Dhaulagiri -Annapurna Himalayas range. After the peaceful pagoda, you will hike through the beautiful forest and you will reach Lukum Swara village. At the end of the day, you will climb to the Bhumdi village where you can have a chance to see the Gurung and Brahmin’s villages and learn about the local ethnic cultures and interact with locals.
DAY 3: BHUMDI TO PANCHASE BHANJYANG [2065M ALTITUDE]: B/L/D
Early morning in Bhumdi village you will be walking through the beautiful forest and you will encounter the Dhaulagiri- Annapurna Himalayas throughout the various point of the jungle. This day will be good for nature lover trekkers because you will encounter diverse flora and fauna found in the Annapurna region of Nepal. If you are lucky, you will encounter monkeys, and various types of birds, and their songs from the corner of the jungle, and also rhododendron forests are memorizing to see. After some hour’s walk, you will reach Thulunchour village and will continue your forest walk until you reached Panchase Bhanjyang which is 2065m altitude. From Panchase Bhanjyang, it is the best place to view the whole Annapurna Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, some views of Pokhara city and Phewa lake will be squeezed as a small pond on your eyes view.
DAY 4: PANCHASE BHANJYANG TO BHADAURE VILLAGE [2500 M -1670 M ALTITUDE]: B/L/D
Early morning, we will hike the traditional stone steps up to the Panchase peak which is situated at 2,500m from sea level which is the highest point of this trek. From the Panchase viewpoint, if you are lucky and on time, as a bonus gift, you can see the beautiful sunrise. This scene is very spectacular and slowly the sun’s rays will be on the Annapurna Himalayan range turning it into a golden color that is beyond the imagination. Our overnight will be at Bhadaure village where Gurung people live with their unique culture.
DAY 5: BHADAURE TO SARANGKOT HILL TOP [1515M ALTITUDE] B/L/D
Early morning your day starts with a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountain from Dhampus Village & Sunrise from Australian Base Camp. After the sunrise, the step-down walk from the Dhampus and continue walking down to Kande & Naudanda. You can have a chance to say hi to local villagers, Nepali farmers, and lovely Children on the hiking route. From Naudanda you will hike through the beautiful Kaskikot village and finally reach Sarangkot & stay overnight at the beautiful guest house
DAY 6: EXPLORATION DAY AT SARANGKOT & VISITING COMMUNITY PROJECT: B/L/D
Early morning, we will go for the stunning sunrise view & mountain views from Sarangkot hill station, we will visit the various social projects based in Sarangkot village by hiking. We will learn more about Arabica coffee farming and the entire coffee processing method by visiting a non-profit community-based organization at Padeli village. We will meet with small coffee farmers and understand their challenges in organic Coffee farming and Beekeeping. We will also taste the organic coffee produced locally and learn about the environmental aspect of Beekeeping & Arabica coffee farming to cope with climate change.
DAY 7: BACK TO KATHMANDU: B
We will drop you off from Pokhara Hotel to Either Pokhara Airport or the Pokhara Tourist Bus Park
Fully escorted tour with a professional local English-speaking guide throughout the Tour
Tea Houses/ Local Homestay accommodation
Arabica coffee tasting and Organic Honey tasting ( upon availability)
Organic meals as specified on the respective days
All the entry fees to various attractions during the Tour
All ground transportation involved during the hiking
Your international flight’s Tickets
Nepal Visa fees & Airport Taxes
If you hire a potter there will be an extra cost
Cold drinks, Beverages, and your expenses along the trek
Evacuation in case of emergency
Personal Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended)
Gear or equipment for your Trek
Anything else not mentioned in ‘WHAT INCLUDED’
Tips for your drivers, hotels, restaurants, etc.
Hiking Shoes & Pair of Slipper
Warm Jacket & Trousers
Hat or Cap to Avoid the Sun
Water Bottle & Water Purification Tablet
Basic First Aid Supplies
Insect Repellent Sprays
Light sleeping bag for cold temperature
Community projects visit included (Arabica coffee and Beekeeping Experience)
Good for People Without Hiking Experience
Adventure & Jungle Activities Involved
Departure dates are 100% Guaranteed
Experiencing local life and understanding the Gurung culture
Best Value for Money
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