Panchase Trek is one of Nepal's easier treks, making it ideal for families, the elderly, or Travellers who just want to enjoy nature at an easier pace.
The Panchase Trek is the best possible way to explore the area around Pokhara for those short on time or relatively new to trekking, without missing out the amazing views of mountains or the experience of village life! Your trek starts in style with a gentle boat trip across Lake Phewa to take you to the start point, where a short climb will be rewarded with stunning views out across the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, which will form the backdrop to much of the trek.
The trekking trail will take you up to the World Peace Pagoda, through the forest where you can see the flora and fauna of Nepal and passes a number of villages where you can experience the daily lives of the local people. The trail ascends further to an elevation of 2500m on the summit of Panchase hill, from which (if you are willing to get up early enough!) you can see a stunning sunrise over the snowy Himalayan peaks.
Highlights of Panchase Trek
- Enjoy one of easier treks, great for families or those with moderate fitness.
- stunning views of Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal. and Machhapuchchhre.
- Summit Panchase peak 2,500m for one of the amazing views of the Annapurna ranges.
- Witness rural Nepali local Culture and lifestyle the villages, inhabited mainly by Gurung and Brahman peoples.
- Spectacular experience in the Pokhara with activities like Cycling, boating, and many more.
- All arrival and departure transportation airport/hotel/ airport.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel on bed/breakfast basis
- Accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on bed/breakfast basis.
- A professional English speaking government licensed guide
- Porters (every 2 clients: 1 porter)
- Food in Trekking (B-L-D)
- Accommodation in tea house/lodge
- ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area project) permit.
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems).
- Service of trekking guides his equipment, daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
- Service of trekking staff -porters their daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
- Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
- Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear) and comprehensive medical kits.
- Transportation to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with deluxe tourist bus before and after the trip and Pokhara - Nayapul -Siwai -Pokhara by private car.
- Trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of international air tickets
- Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
- Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude. hard/soft drinks throughout the trip.
- Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
- Tips for guide and porter.
- Early return from the trip due to a personal/medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from the trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide/porters.
- Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
- Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
- A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- A pair of half gloves
- A warmer hat that covers the ears
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- Warmer shell gloves and liner
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Extra casual sport pants
- A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
- Pair of sandals
- 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
- Socks liner
- Light shoes and sneaker
First Aid Kits and Medicines
- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
- Blister treatment
- Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
- Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
- Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
- Warps, splints, and a wound coverings butterfly bandage
- Water purifying pills
Miscellaneous, but must useable
- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
- Water bottle & filter
- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
- Comfortable trekking poles
- Best energy dry foods (up to you)
- Power Bank and music players
- Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
Good to Know
You will be accommodated in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. A newly developed trek with the typical teahouses has limited options available to sleep so we have to adjust in basic rooms. These teahouses have small rooms, nothing luxurious is available just basic sleeping experience is provided during the trek. All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis.
Meals and drinks during the trek
You will be served breakfast in Pokhara. Panchase trek is relatively new trekking and less developed than other popular treks which means you will be served local Nepali dishes and quality of meals might be low. We will provide 3 times meals i.e. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Some teahouse may offer noodles, soups, egg items but please do not expect western meals in the remote villages.
Panchase trek is an easy trek making it ideal for families, beginners or travelers who just want to explore and enjoy nature at an easier pace. This short trek does not cross any formidable passes. Panchase is basically for beginners, families so no technical skills, past experience are required, however, regular exercises will help a lot during the trek.
Best time to travel
Autumn (September – December), spring (from late February – May), are the best season for this trek. This trek is suitable throughout the year, winter months are also suitable as it does not ascends too high and the mountain views can be observed during the months of December and January.