Activities: Trekking and Hiking
Trip Duration: 10 Days
Trip Grade: Easy/ Moderate
Altitude Maximum: 2000m/ 6561ft
Accommodation: 3 star level hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Transportation: Domestic flight and private vehicles
Group Size: 01 -16 people
Best Time: Spring & Autumn Season
Attractions: Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges, Mixed Culture of Gurung, Thakali, villages etc.
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.
Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu:
Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara and over night at Hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara - Khade khola -Bhumdi: after driving a 30 minuates. Having an easy walking through a nice village over night camp at Bhumdi 1650m.
Day 05: Bhumdhi - 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 - 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 to Pokhara
Trek down to Pokhara working about 2 hour 30 minute. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Pokhara - Kathmandu
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu join evening culture show with Nepali dinner, hotel.
Day 10: Final departure, transfer to airport.
After exchanging a few e-mails with Surya from Switzerland, he arranged a perfect program for the 3 of us. Our friends in Switzerland were quite sceptic about the idea of trekking with 4 years old,” No problem!” was Surya’s attitude and he proved to be more than right.
Not only did he arrange perfect accommodation for us in Thamel before our arrival, but he also arranged trekking permit, bus and taxi transportation etc. when we were here and knew the best restaurants where food is safe.
Once we were in Pokhara, he knew some easy hikes to get adjust to the climate, Perfect also to experience Nepali ways of life off the beaten tourist trade.
His friendly and open way to communicate with people not only made way to make the best deals en route but he also opened our shy girl’s heart- which in turn meant for us that she was carried on his back rather than ours only. When Nicole twisted her ankle really badly, he not only gave her the necessary physical and emotional support, but also managed to arrange a pony ride down the valley. Not an easy task with only pony available in the village and its owner being ( drunk?) at the sports festival. Instead of the basic lodges, I had envisaged from home, we stayed at clean mountain hotels, often in the best room with a large bed and private bathroom. Surya never missed to point out special sights on the way and was able to explain about Hindu and Buddhist religion, local culture, customs and traditions but also about the current situation in Nepal in fluent English and accurate vocabulary
Nicole and valentine
Dream Discovery Treks Pvt. Ltd.
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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