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Panchase Hill Hiking

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Price starting from

$760 USD 379

per person

Duration

5 days

Max. Elevation

2509m

Group size

2+ Above

Level
EASY
Transportation
Private vehicle as per itinerary 
Best Season
Throughout the year
Accomodation
Teahouse lodges during the trip
Meals
Three meals such a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of tea) during the hiking
Starts at
Pokhara
Ends at
pokhara
Trip Route
Pokhara-Tado Khola-Bhumdi village-Panchase Bhanjyang-Panchase hill-Bhadaure-Sarangkot-Naudanda village-Pokhara

Highlights

  • Short and scenic trek on the least visited pockets of Annapurna Himalaya.
  • Stunning panorama of the world’s three highest Himalayan range of peaks.
  • Enjoy dramatic views of landscapes and high mountains from Panchase Hilltop.
  • Walk amidst an enchanting forest of tall rhododendron, oaks, pines, and fir trees.
  • Explore the pristine hidden corners of the southern Annapurna Himalaya range.
  • Off the beaten tracks away from mainstream trails on least trekked areas.

Overview

Panchase Hill hiking is an amazing place to be and to experience its pristine wilderness, around less ventured areas by trekkers. A beautiful country lined with the high rolling green of hills above Pokhara valley and its serene Phewa Lake. Panchase Hill offers spectacular scenery of dramatic landscapes and high snow-capped peaks in the harmony of tranquil wilderness. The high hills are covered with lush green vegetation and forest-lined with tall rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, pines, and fir trees.

A scenic viewpoint hills not far from beautiful Pokhara city and its serene Phewa Lake, located west of Pokhara valley. A wonderful short adventure where all types of people and age-group can enjoy this marvelous walk to Panchase Hilltop. Panchase Hill hiking, a walk of less than a week without any problem of catching high altitude sickness. As elevation gains at a gradual pace as the trek progress following a high hill mountain path through lovely coniferous forest.

Our marvelous trek starts from lovey Pokhara, a city blessed with natural beauty, situated on the laps of Annapurna Himalaya. Trek to Panchase Hill with various routes to choose from, and one can enjoy a boat ride across Phewa Lake. After a pleasant ride on a boat climb to Buddhist Peace Stupa, and then walk to Bhumdi village and beyond. The other route is to drive to the western end of the lake to the farm village and then climb towards Panchase Hill. Of all various options, Hiker Himalaya offers an alternative route, heading south of the valley with a short climb to Bhumdi village. From Bhumdi village faces grand views of the Annapurna Himalaya range, as the walk continues heading west following a high ridge.

As walk progress through the cool shade of lovely forest then reaches Bhanjyang, situated at the bottom of Panchase Hill. Next morning climb a few hours to Panchase Hilltop, the highest spot of the journey at 2,509 m high. An amazing place offers a spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu Himalaya with Ganesh Himal towards the far eastern horizon. Panchase Hill is a vantage point for sunrise also, as well as a holy spot with temples and shrines. Once a year a religious festival is held in August, where all devotees visit this scenic holy place.

After a wonderful adventure to Panchase Hill, the return journey takes you on an alternative route to reach Sarangkot Hill. Another scenic hilltop and famous for sunrise and sunset views over an array of Mid-Western Himalayan peaks. Includes Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak with the panorama of Pokhara city and the valley with serene Phewa Lake. Sarangkot is also popular for adventure sports like Para Gliding and Zip Line / Flyer. From this scenic spot, walk downhill to the shore of Lake Phewa and then towards your hotel. On reaching Pokhara, our marvelous adventure completes, after a wonderful experience on Panchase Hill Trekking.

Best Seasons:

Nearly all months of the year, except the monsoon wet rainy seasons of July and August months.  Best in spring with wildflowers in full bloom and autumn,  from September to November as well in early December.

Important Note

  • If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for other trips, please contact us.
  • The above itinerary is basically a guideline. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Morning from Pokhara a short drive towards south of Pokhara valley on the main highway of Pokhara and Waling / Syangja. After an hour's drive reaching our starting point of the trek at a small village called Tado Khola / stream.

From the roadside, a short climb through farm terraces then reaching a ridge where the trail from Pumdi village joins. A nice walk on stone-paved path past farm areas to Bhumdi, a lovely farm village with grand views of Annapurna Himalayan peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal, the Fish-Tail peak. Overnight at Bhumdi simple and basic lodge, with time to explore the village of great cultural interest.

Day

2

From Bhumdi village, a morning walk leads towards the west following a high ridge into the dense forest of rhododendron, pines, and oaks, as the walk continues with a steep climb for an hour. From the top of a high ridge downhill to Panchase Bhanjyang a small rural farm village with a few simple lodges for an overnight stop.

Located on the bottom of Panchase Hill, the village offers excellent views of Annapurna and the Manaslu Himalayan range with Pokhara valley and the lake Phewa.

Day

3
Start early morning from the lodge at Bhanjyang, a hike uphill for a few hours climb leads through a beautiful forested area and then reaches on top of Panchase Hill for a spectacular panorama of the world’s three highest mountain ranges. Includes Dhaulagiri in the west with Annapurna towards the north and Manaslu Himal in the eastern direction, facing views as far as Ganesh Himal on the far eastern horizon.

From the top of Panchase enjoy stunning sunrise views and explore this holy spot a place with temples and shrines. After a glorious morning downhill to Panchase Bhanjyang for breakfast and lunch. Afternoon a short walk of a few hours to Bhadaure village for an overnight stop, a large Gurung village with views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South peak.

Day

4

In the morning after a good breakfast on leaving Bhadaure village, walk through farm areas and small villages, then a short climb to Naudanda a village located on the roadside of Pokhara and Baglung highway. This interesting village offers a wonderful panorama of the Annapurna Himalaya range. From here on leaving the main road, head east towards Sarangkot a great walk on a winding wide trail through large villages of Kaski Kot, populated by Hindu Bharamins and Chettries.

As the walk continues with a gradual short climb to Sarangkot hill for an overnight stop in one of its nice lodges. Sarangkot is a scenic viewpoint for sunrise and sunsets over an array of snow peaks with a grand panorama of Pokhara valley and the city. A popular touristic spot as well for various adventure sports like Para Gliding and Zip Flyer / Linear.

Day

5
Early morning enjoy striking sunrise views over a range of Himalayan peaks, have breakfast, morning walk downhill to the Shore of Phewa Lake, and then back to the hotel at Pokhara near Phewa Lakeside.

Inclusions

  • Pick up and Drop off at your Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Annapurna Conversation Area Project Permits.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems).
  • All needed ground transportation by private car/vehicles to trekking starting/ending points as per itinerary.
  • Complete trekking information before starting the trek (In Kathmandu or Pokhara).
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of tea) during the trek.
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during the trekking (Twin sharing basis).
  • An experienced English-speaking, License holder Trekking Guide.
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
  • Foods, Accommodations, and local tax for Guide.
  • Tourists’ service charge, vat. 
  • International flight tickets and Nepali visa fees.
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu -Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara (We can make a booking at an extra cost).
  • Ground transportation for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (By Tourist Bus or Private Car/Vehicles).
  • Trekking Porter for carrying your luggage is provided for a minimum group of 2 people (2 Guest Sharing 1 Porter).
  • Your travel insurance & personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, treks equipment,
  • Extra night accommodation or any meals in Pokhara/Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Tips for staff (it is expected).

Complimentary

    • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek.
    • Panchase Hill hiking map.
    • Boating in Phewa Lake.
    • Adventure certificate of achievement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Panchase hill is at a height of above 2,500 m high, located South West of Pokhara city.

Starting from Pokhara city, several options to choose one can take a boat across Phewa Lake and climb to Peace Stupa and walk to Pumdi and Bhumdi villages, and then reach Panchase Bhanjyang, situated at the base of Panchase Hill. Early morning two climb takes you on top Panchase Hill for a panoramic view of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri mountain range with stunning sunrise views.

The other route drives west of Phewa Lake and starts trekking to Panchase Bhanjyang and then on top. The next alternative route is a short drive south of Pokhara and then climb towards Bhumdi and then to Panchase Hilltop.

Not a popular trek, where few groups of trekkers seldom visit at all times of the year is the best time of seasons. This route falls within off the beaten tracks, where facilities of good lodges are very few and limited due to fewer people traveling around the area. But at present slowly getting much popular due to its pristine location and beautiful scenery of surrounding landscapes and snow peaks.

Panchase trek is fun where one can trek for a few days or more using the options of various alternative routes. Walking hour is about 4 to 6 hours a day depending upon the starting and ending point of the trek.

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