If you are someone who has very less time to explore and visit different ethnic communities of Nepal while traveling through some breathtaking destinations on the way then our Panchase Trek is the bes
If you are someone who has very less time to explore and visit different ethnic communities of Nepal while traveling through some breathtaking destinations on the way then our Panchase Trek is the best trek for you. As it doesn’t take much time to complete, you will be able to explore Nepal in matter of few days, just in time for your flight back home. Nevertheless, it will give you an immeasurable insight into the rural lifestyle of Nepalese communities. In addition to that, this trek is one of the favorite trekking destinations for those travelers who are interested in photography as a whole.
Panchase Trek is a mini trek that last for about the 12 days. After your arrival to Kathmandu, the next morning we will take an early drive/flight to reach Pokhara. The next day from Pokhara through Thado Khola you drive to Bhumdi (1,525 m/5500 ft). We stay there for the overnight. From this place, trekkers can enjoy a dazzling mountain scenery which will include snowcapped giants like Mt. Himalchuli, Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Manaslu, the entire Annapurna range and the revered Mt. Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain). The next day we move on towards Panchase Bhanjyang (2,000 m/7100 ft) from there along the forest area. There are different species of birds found in this area. Here we stay there in lodge and the next day we move on to Tilahar (1,020 m). The next day we travel along different villages to reach Dobate (2,655 m). Then we head on towards Ghorepani Poonhill through Jalijale. We trek from Ghorepani to Poonnhill (3180 m) to Hill (1475 m). Poon hill provides sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Nilgiri (6,940 m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Machapuchare (6,993 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Lamjung Himal (6,931 m) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. Afterward the trail ascends through the forest as we move towards Nayapul to Pokhara where we end our trek.
It is one of newest trekking routes near Pokhara and is less visited by tourists. You could also spot abundance of wild marijuana plants growing along the trail of Panchase Trek. Along the way you will see many ethnic mixes, such as Brahmin, Magar and Gurung. The best time to visit Panchase would be Sep-Oct-Nov and Mar-Apr-May.
So, join the Incredible Mountains for this easy paced trek where you will experience a great diversity of Nepalese culture and beauty.
On arrival at Kathmandu, after clearing immigration and customs, step into the receiving area where your local tour guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.
Baudhanath Stupa. There is nowhere quite like Bodhnath. Asia’s largest stupa (temple) pulses with life as thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a kora (ritual circumnavigation) of the dome, to spin the many prayer wheels, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gazes out from the gilded central tower. You will see Tibetan monks in maroon robes and with shaved heads wander around the prayer flag–decked streets. You’re welcome to spin the prayer wheels, enjoy the view, or take a cup of local tea in one of the many cafes and watch the many people perform their prayers.
Pashupati Temple.One of the most mesmerizing rituals at Pashupatinath Temple is the Pashupati Bagmati Aarati (a religious ritual which involves cleansing in the river, or in oil). Bagmati is the holy river which flows through the temple. The river divides the temple into two sides, with the main Pashupatinath Temple being on one side and the location of the Aarati is performed on the other.Bagmati has great importance in Hindu religion. It is believed that taking a holy bath on this river washes away sins.
You will also have time to visit other locations and view the sights in the bustling Kathmandu Valley.
Around 8 am, after breakfast, we will drive to the majestic Pokhara, which is one of the most beautiful locations where you can catch many glimpses of the breath-taking Himalayas.
After reaching your hotel in Pokhara, you can take some time for refreshments and enjoy some well deserved leisure time. You might like to rest and have a few drinks or stretch your legs and take a walk to the wonderful lakeside
The drive itself is a wonderful chance to sit comfortably in your vehicle and take in all of the sights, the roads, and view the locals while gaining an understanding of life outside of Neplese People
Your trek begins from Pokhara around 20 minute walk from Lakeside. You reach Dam of Fewa Lake an up hill road through Raniban . Take a walk through the world Peace Pagoda to Kalabang and reach Bhumdi over night homestay.
Around 8 am after breakfast you will begin the trek takes you through the Jungle where you can hear birds chirping and the growls of animals. There are no restaurant along the trek until you reach Bhangjyang where you can take lunch and after lunch continue trek to up hill one and half hours to reach Panchase.
Enjoy the sunset and sunrise, the mountains embrace the warmth glow the golden sun rays. The mountains from Dhaulagiri to Lamjung in the golden rays is rare sight to experience. After breakfast trek down hill to Chitre overnight homestay.
Aftrer early morning breakfast walk around the village and drive to Pokhara. It is about 4 hours from Chitre to Pokhara
The main Lakeside road has many cafes, restaurants and shops selling items such as pashminas, or local handicrafts made by the Woman Skill’s Development Workshop (a fair trade organisation and a non-profit and income-generating program for economically disadvantaged, disabled, abused, single and outcast women from rural Nepal, supporting them to be self-supportive and independent.) or visit the Helping Hands Handicraft shop which employs Deaf workers who make items on their loom such as scarves. You could also visit the Seeing Hands Blind Massage Clinic, where you can receive a muscle relaxing massage from a well-trained blind masseuse!
Drive back to Kathmandu on the way you have lunch and refreshment break
Bhaktapur Durbar Square. After breakfast there will be a shorter drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur, once the capital city of the Malla reign has remained one of the major attractions for tourists from the beginning of tourism activities in Nepal. Since the downfall of the Rana-Regime, Nepal has opened up to the outside world and has observed gradual growth in incoming cultural tourists. Many tourism entrepreneurs have established souvenir shops in Bhaktapur and it is a bustling, spiritual place. Enjoy the rustic shops, local Nepalese people and the magnificent temples surrounding you.
Patan Durbar Square is the ancient Royal Palace of Patan and faces on to a magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal.
We will drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule. So today willbe a rest day;this is so that you can spend some time trying to figure out how to repack your bag with the multiple gifts and presents you’ve bought for your family (and yourself) back into your suitcase! This is the dilemma of those who visit Nepal. You might also like to have a final cup of local tea, and just take in a lovely long breath of the Nepali air as you say your farewells.