Panchase Hill Trekking - 10 Days Trek, Eco-Friendly Trek, Village Trek, Camping Trek

Panchase Hill trekking is the most fascinating village trek in Nepal offers panoramic view of Annapurna ranges. This trek is fit for any aged people from 10 years old children to 80 years old gentle man. This is an altitude free, scenic and easy trekking that starts from the Lake City of Pokhara. Panchase hill trekking follows the beautiful trail. You can enjoy this trek walking on the pleasant route through the farming lands,nice villages, lush and green hills, rivers and waterfalls. The guest houses in this trek are very basic. As an option we always bring our tents in case of the guest houses are occupied or not in our level then we can fix the tents and spent the night under the tents.  

Panchase Hill Trekking

Pachase hill trekking offers breathtaking Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri range, Macchapuchare and Manaslu, with great sunrise view. Although, this trek is nearby Pokhara city, even in the high season there are very few trekkers can be seen in this region. Because of its basic guest house facilities, the regular trekkers have shown less interest in this trek but for those exotic trekkers who wish to explore non tourist trekking area, this is a brilliant choice.

Attraction of Annapurna Region

Annapurna conservation Area Project
Annapurna Region is one of the captivating lands of bio diversity in the world. The region is the largest reserved and protected area of Nepal. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multi cultural and multi ethnic diversity make it the world's most popular trekking destinations. With the objectives of achieving a balance between the environment conservation and socio economic development, through people's participation, the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) was launched from 1986 under the aegis of the national trust for nature conservation... See more.

The trust is governed by a board of trustees. Tourism is an essential for locals and the fastest growing industries in the Annapurna conservation area. The project serves as a new approach in the protected area management with its modalities based on the integrated conservation and development programs. Owing to its fame that it has gained in the history of the protected area management, the government of Nepal has given the trust the mandate for the management of the Annapurna conservation area.

Meaning of Annapurna
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means full of food (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is Devi, the universal and timeless Kitchen goddess, the mother who feeds her kids. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: this makes Annapurna a universal goddess. Her most popular shrine is located in Kasi, on the banks of the Ghats. Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.

List of mountains we can see in the Annapurna region trekking
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),
Mt. Annapurna I (8091m),
Mt. Manaslu (8163 m),
Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) ,
Mt. Annapurna III (7555m),
Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m),
Mt. Annapurna south (7219m),
Mt. Nilgiri (7041m),
Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m),
Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m),
Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),
Tukuche peak (6920m),
Tilicho peak (7134m).

Culture and People of the Annapurna Region
One of the unforgettable experience of this region is culture and life style of local people. During trekking, trekkers encounter villages of different ethnic people. According to last census over 45,000 thousand people of different ethnic and tribal backgrounds with various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon Po, Shamanism and Animism represented live in the Annapurna region. The dominant groups are Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Manangi. Generally, these people are subsistence farmers who depend on the forests for fuel, fodder and timber. Almost each of group have their own dialect and own cultures and traditions. Trekkers who go for trekking in Annapurna region are fascinated by the local people's culture and tradition.

Flora and Fauna
In Annapurna region, we can see the diverse flora and fauna. The range of geographical and climatic regions has led to this diversity. Below 1000 m in altitude the climate is tropical. These areas are heavily cultivated and the landscape, therefore, largely consists of terraced paddy fields for most of the year. As we  go to higher the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line.

Annapurna conservation area is the home of 102 species of mammals, 488 species of birds and 40 species of reptiles.  In this region, we can see pheasants named Danphe, Monal, Kaliz, Cheer, Kokilas, and Blood Pheasants, etc. Among mammals, blue sheep and Himalayan Thar can be seen in the area.

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Panchase Hill Trekking short itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley or rest day for shopping and packing.
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara (850m), 35 minutes flight, or 6 hours(200km) drive.
Day 04: Drive to Khade khola and trek to Bhumdhi (1650m), 30 mins drive, 4 hrs walking.
Day 05: Trek from Bhumdh to Panchase bhanjang (2000m), 4 to 5 hours walking.
Day 06: Trek from Panchase to Bhadure(1900m), 4 to 5 hours walking.
Day 07: Trek from Bhadure to Sarangkot (2500m), 5 to 6 hours walking. 
Day 08: Trek from Sarangkot to Pokhara, 3 hours walking. 
Day 09: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6 hours drive or 35 minutes flight.
Day 10: Rest day at Kathmandu.
Day 11: Final departure.

Trip cost: Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Panchase Hill Trekking - itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be received by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Rest and relax till evening. Join a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with one of our team leaders. Enjoy the local meal with short brief about your great trek. Overnight at hotel.   

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley or rest day for shopping and packing.
After breakfast, we start a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley including 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. Or the day can be spent by doing some shopping and packing for the trip.  Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara (850m), 35 minutes flight, or 6 hours(200km) drive.
After an early breakfast, we take a scenic 6 hour drive to Pokhara, enjoying the views of countryside. Upon arrival at Pokhara, check into hotel and rest and relax on your own. In the evening, stroll around the lakeside would be a worth visit. If we are flying, we take a 35 minute mountain flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Upon arrival at Pokhara, check in to hotel. If we fly we have time to do half day sightseeing of Lake City of Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.  

Day 04: Drive to Khade khola and trek to Bhumdhi (1650m), 30 mins drive, 4 hrs walking.
After an early breakfast at hotel in Pokhara, we take a scenic drive from Pokhara to Khade Khola. After driving a 30 minutes, having an easy walking through the nice villages overnight will be at a local guest house or tented camp at Bhumdhi.

Day 05: Trek from Bhumdh to Panchase bhanjang (2000m), 4 to 5 hours walking.
Trek start with steady climb to westward through bushes and trees. Good day for bird lovers you can have a bird watching. Overnight at a local guest house or tented camp at Panchase Bhanjyang

Day 06: Trek from Panchase to Bhadure(1900m), 4 to 5 hours walking.  
Breakfast at Panchase, we start our trek a bit earlier to Bhadure, today is relatively a long and we will have lunch on the way at a typical Nepali huts or guest house. After having a lunch our trek continues to Bhadure where we will spend overnight at guest house or local huts or tented camp. 

Day 07: Trek from Bhadure to Sarangkot (2500m), 5 to 6 hours walking.  
We trek from Bhadure to Sarangkot, it is a popular place for sunrise and mountain views of Annapurna ranges as well as a nice place to see the view of Pokhara valley. Overnight stay at local guest house.

Day 08: Trek from Sarangkot to Pokhara, 3 hours walking.  
Early hike to Sarangkot view tower, enjoy the grand views of Annapurna range including Fishtail, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and watch the fascinating sunrise. After breakfast, trek down to Pokhara, walking about three hours. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 09: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6 hours drive or 35 minutes flight.
After an early breakfast, we drive to Kathmandu, enjoy the scenic 6 hour drive through the countryside to Kathmandu. Or fly in the afternoon to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Rest day at Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel, explore Kathmandu valley on your own, evening join the farewell dinner with culture show. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Final departure.
After breakfast, we will drop you to international airport for your flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight. See you again in the future.

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Panchase Hill Trekking Facts:

Activities: Trekking/hiking

Start/End: Kathmandu/Pokhara

Destination: Panchase Danda

Trip Duration:  11 days

Max. Altitude: 2500 meters

Group Size: Min. 1 / Max.15

Best Season: Jan, February to June, August, and September to December

Trip Grade: Moderate

Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6

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