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Panchase Trek in the Annapurna Region (12 days)

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The guides at Welcome Nepal Treks take you on an unforgettable 12-day Panchase Poonhill trek in the beautiful Annapurna region of Nepal. Experience the Himalayas in all their splendor on this unique mountain adventure open to everyone.

Group

Himalaya

12 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Join a friendly 12-day trek and experience the wonders of the Himalayas.
  • Take photographs from some of the most amazing vantage points of Nepal.
  • Discover the amazing Nepali villages, landscapes and wildlife.

Description

Would you like to join an exciting trek in the Himalayas for all levels? Then come with us on this Panchase and Poonhill Trek in the Annapurna region and discover the wonders of Nepal!

Panchase Peak boasts an altitude of 2,500 m (8,202 ft.) and is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a beautiful low altitude option in the region to discover rural villages and to enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas. Poon Hill is a hill station on the way to Annapurna Sanctuary at an altitude of 3,210 m (10,530 ft) and is another unique vantage point in Nepal.

On this 12-day trek, we will have the chance to visit both. It is an ideal program for those with less mountaineering experience that nonetheless want a taste of the delicious Himalayan mountain air. Furthermore, it is a top trek for photography in Nepal. Of course, you will need to be physically prepared to trek day in and day out, but it is not necessary to undergo special training to join this program. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

So, are you ready for an exciting Panchase Peak and Poon Hill trek? Then book your place now and join us on this unforgettable adventure in the Himalayas!

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m)

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)

We will take an early drive/flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.). View green hills, beautiful valleys and some mountain views on the way. Pokhara is regarded as a touristic paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples, etc. You will enjoy stunning views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Day 3: Pokhara to Bumdi (1525m.)

Trek from Pokhara to Bumdi (1525m.). The trek to Panchase starts from the lakeside town of Pokhara. The area around Panchase is well-known for bird watching and wildlife. After walking about 4-5 hrs, we reach Bumdi and take overnight rest at Bumdi. Bumdi is situated near Ghandruk, the largest Gurung village in the region. The village provides panoramic views of the mountains- Macchapucchare (Fishtail) Annapurna South and Himchuli.

Day 4: Bumdi to Bhanjyang (2000m.)

It is our turn to trek from Bumdi to Bhanjyang (2000m.). It takes about six hours to reach Bhanjyang from Bumdi. On the way, one can enjoy the typical Gurung culture and rich biodiversity.

Day 5: Bhanjyang to Tilahar (1020m.)

Trek from Bhanjyang to Tilahar (1020m.) via Panchase (2509m.). Trekking in this region also offers a panoramic view of majestic mountains and scenic natural beauty. Overnight at Tilahar.

Day 6: Tilahar to Dobate (2655m.)

When the lunch is served in the camp, we commence our trek from Tilahar to Dobate (2655m.). It takes about six hours to reach our today’s destination. Overnight in the camp at Dobate.

Day 7: Dobate to Jaljale (2975m.)

We start our trek from Dobate to Jaljale (2975m.). On the way, one can enjoy rich bio-diversity, wild-life, and unique settlements. The region is also rich in culture. Overnight rest in the camp at Jaljale.

Day 8: Jaljale to Ghorepani (2856m.)

Trek from Jaljale to Ghorepani (2856m.) via Poon Hill. It takes about five and a half hours to reach the destination on a normal walk. Overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 9: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3180m.) to Hille (1475m.)

Trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill (3180m.) to Hille (1475m.). Poonhill provides a stunning sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast, we will follow a gradual descent path through rhododendron and oak forests up to Banthanti. The trail then descends to Ulleri (1960m.), a big Gurung village from where we enjoy scenic views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. After a short trek of about 15 minutes from Tirkhedhunga, we approach Hille.

Day 10: Hille to Nayapul (1050m.) to Pokhara

We will trek from Hille to Nayapul (1050m.) via Birethanti and drive from Nayapul to Pokhara which takes about one and a half hours. Our trek gradually descends following Bhurung Khola (Bhurung Stream) all the way to Birethanti. Along the trail, one can have the opportunity to penetrate small villages, view magnificent waterfalls and walk through the dense forests.

Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. After a normal drive of seven hours, we will reach Kathmandu. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we will head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin, and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable Car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. One can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 12: Departure

 

Details

Accommodation

Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu - (on the arrival day and after the trekking), all accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.

Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport

About the guide

At Welcome Nepal Treks we offer the best guided programs to some of the most amazing locations in the Himalayas!
Nepal is a premier trekking destination, with some of the most amazing mountains in the world. However, mountaineering in the Himalayas requires adequate preparation, handling complex logistics, paperwork and more. In order to have the best possible trekking experience, it is paramount to go with a certified guide from a qualified agency that can both point you in the right direction and take care of your needs and queries. As one of the leading trekking companies in Nepal, we are approved by the Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, and are an active member of TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal), NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association and NTB (Nepal Tourism Board).
Join us on one of our many trekking programs and we will make sure to point you to the best places in the region while making sure that you acclimatize properly and are safe, that all your logistics are taken care of, and that you have an overall unforgettable wonderful experience!

Languages

Nepali | English

Residence

Kathmandu, Nepal


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 980 Each

Group of 2

USD 877 Each

Group of 3

USD 877 Each

Group of 4

USD 877 Each

Group of 5

USD 877 Each

Group of 6

USD 825 Each

Group of 7

USD 825 Each

Group of 8

USD 825 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Local flights

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Personal porters

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

INCLUDES: Airports pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.

Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu - (on the arrival day and after the trekking).

Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.

Ground transportation by flight or private car from Kathmandu – Pokhara –Kathmandu and by car from Pokhara to the trek starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara.

All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.

An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).

Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.

Two night’s standard accommodation in Pokhara (First night of the trekking and last night of the trekking).

Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.

Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP) permits.

Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.

First aid medical kit.

Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole if necessary.

Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dance show.

All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

Major meals in Cities (Kathmandu and Pokhara).

All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea/coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge, etc.

Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and down jacket for the trek.

Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory).

Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc. which are not under our control.

For groups of 10+, price per person is US$ 750.




 

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