Panchase Family Trek, Camping 9 Days
This is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. This trek lies on the west of Pokhara city. This hill gives a Himalayan Panorama that rivals that found that at Poon Hill. There are old stone-stepped pilgrimage approaches upon which one can climb past the grassland and paddy field to the vastness of Panchase, from where a magnificent view of Annapurna massif is visible so close as if one could reach out and touch them. Trekking around Panchase is a delightful journey indeed. A unique attribute of this mid-hill region is that you will not see many other trekkers only the vast ethnic diversity from this remote village of Panchase, your trip highlight will include and the majestic panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu (all over 8000m). Panchase is a popular Nepalese pilgrim destination where locals pay their respects to their ancestors' souls or worship the mountain gods.
Highest elevation: 2517m
Trek style: Camping Trek only
Major attraction: Great and Drametic Himalayan sceneries of Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri Range, Manaslu, Machhapuchre, superb view of Pokhara valley and Phewa Lake, local culture of peoples, subtropical to temperate flora and fauna, Religious and cultural sites like temple of Sidda Baba, Homekund, Panchase lake, Bouddha Stupa and caves.
Itinerary in details
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet SFT representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing, relax
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with our fluent English speak and experience Tour Guide by private car. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara with AC tourist bus (7/8 hours),
With a morning wake up guide will pick up you and transfer to the tourist bus station and drive (approximately six hours with breaks) through the beautiful river view & Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside and transfer to the hotel and rest of the time explore the surrounding lakeside areas and overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Thado Khola by private car and trek to Bhumdi 1520m (3/4 hours).
Start with an early morning drive to Thado Khola by way of David Falls, which takes about 7 hours. We have our lunch in there and after lunch, ascend towards Bhumdi village, which takes 3 hours from where Bhumdi village with beautiful views of Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna range and Fishtail Mountain. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 5: Trek from Bhumdi to Panchase Banjyang 2030m (5/6 hours).
Ascend through the forest for one hour and if the weather permits, see all the mountains mentioned on Day 4. After 3 hours, lunch then walk on a gentle trail for two hours through the forest. Trek start with steady climb to westward through bushes and trees. It will be good day for those who are interested on birds. The trail then ascends to Panchase Bhanjyang for one and 1/2 hours from where more spectacular views of the Himalayan range such as Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri Range and Machhapuchhre as well as Pokhara Bazaar and Phewa Lake. Overnight at tented.camp.
Day 6: Trek from Panchase Banjyang to Chitre 1400m (6/7 hours).
The trail ascends through the forest to the top of the Panchase Ridge at 8100 feet. This is the highest point on the trek. From here we can see picturesque view of Pokhara valley, Kusma Bazar, all the Annapurna Range and the peak of Dhaulagari. The trail; ascends steeply through pastures and scattered forest top the village of Chitre. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 7: Trek from Chitre to Birethanti 1020m (4/5 hours).
Trek through scattered villages for about two hours to the village of Thamarjung for lunch. Then an easy walk for two and 1/2 hours to reach Birethanti. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 8: Trek from Birethanti to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara (2/3 hours) and flight back to Kathmandu.
We start after morning breakfast and walk about 30 minutes passing small battis and small streams until reaching Nayapul. From there we back to Pokhara by private car and afternoon transfer to Airport. On arrival in Kathmandu, our guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax and overnight at Hotel.
Day 9: Departure to International Airport
25% Child Discount on Adult Cost.
Our Tour Package includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 4 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu and
* Domestic Flight Ticket from PKR-KTM and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the camping trek.
* Camping/Tented accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and 1 helper, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* Trekking camping equipments (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen utensils etc.)
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Tourist service charge,
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.
Our Tour Package doesn't include;
* Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
N.B: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, for more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition (p) Ltd. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.
Grade: (Moderate) [ Explain ]
|Start date||End date||Availability|
|Trip is available|
|Easy trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 2000m. There are plenty of ups and downs on well-maintained trails. This type of trip is best suited for those who lead a reasonably active life. The trek takes about 3 to 7 days, walking about 4 to 5 hours a day.|
|This involves longer treks (five to ten days) on maintained trails. This type of trek includes day excursions to higher elevations, for which it's advisable to have some previous hill- walking experience. On these treks, we generally achieve an altitude between 900m to 3000m.|
(Moderate to strenuous)
|A reasonably demanding trek at an altitude up to 4000m with side trips to higher elevations. The trails are sometimes uncharted and away from inhabited areas.|
|These treks must be fully supported. We climb to altitudes between 3500 and 5000m. & there are overnight stays at altitudes above 4000m. For this trek, trekkers should be fit & enthusiastic hill walkers prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas.|
|This trek is best described as Alpine, and suitable is suitable for those in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack, when required. The trek covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at an altitudes of up to 6500m. You will need to axes and crampons. No strenuous trek should be undertaken without medical clearance.|
|Standard||Ideal for backpackers, students, travellers, very basic accomodation 1 * or none*, group travel in bus.|
|3 Star||Nice ** to*** star hotel ideal for the normal traveller family, couples, hotels are clean and monitored by our company, breakfast usually included. Travels are in van or 4 seater jeep.|
|4-5 Star||**** to ***** star Hotels with all possible international comfort, where available SAT TV. SPA etc. brekfast included for the traveller who wants to be spoiled , travelling in privat car, Jeep.|
There will be a cancellation fee of 25% for any cancellation three weeks prior to Tour departure date, 50% two weeks prior to Tour departure date and no refund thereafter. No refund for no shows & delay arrivals whatsoever reason.