Panchase Trek

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Easy
  • Max Elevation:2030 m
  • Total Duration:9
  • Geography:Mountain/ Forest/ Village
  • Religions:Hinduism/Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Gurung/ Chhetri
  • Transportation :Tourist Bus/Private Car/Flight
  • Region:Annapurna

Panchase Trek is a short trekking route that will take you picturesque locations and villages located nearby to the city of Pokhara. From the highest point of the trek, Panchase Bhanjyang at 2030m, you will be able to witness an incredible view of mountains such as Annapurna ranges, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, and Manaslu and so on rising from a crown of lush green hills. Down below, you will be able to witness the entirety of Pokhara valley with its surrounding hills and Phewa Lake. The sight of terraced fields, mountains, and lush green hills is very serene.

Panchase Trek will start at the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu where you will be able to take a tour of the Valley by visiting several of its cultural landmarks such as Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and so on. As you travel on to Pokhara, you will be able to get your first glimpse of two snowy peaks, Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. Enjoy the beautiful village of Bhumdi which is majorly inhabited by the Gurung community of Nepal and in the said village, you can experience the Gurung culture through their food, language, and traditions. As you trek through forests of pine and rhododendron, you will come to the highest point of your trek, the Panchase Bhanjyang.

Independent Trekking Guides Adventure brings you Panchase Trek with a detailed itinerary that will take you through prominent points of interest of this particular trek. We aim to give you an experience of the region’s culture along with nature’s diversity and serene beauty. An experienced guide with excellent communication skills will journey with you throughout the trek so that your travel will be enriched with knowledge and efficient navigation of the trekking trails. Independent Trekking Guides Adventure hopes that this trek will help you give an insight into the trekking culture of Nepal and will make you want to visit more of this quaint country.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
  • Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara with AC tourist bus (7/8 hours),
  • Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Thado Khola by private car and trek to Bhumdi 1520m (3/4 hours).
  • Day 5: Trek from Bhumdi to Panchase Bhanjyang 2030m (5/6 hours).
  • Day 6: Trek from Panchase Bhanjyang to Chitre 1400m (6/7 hours).
  • Day 7: Trek from Chitre to Birethanti 1020m (4/5 hours).
  • Day 8: Trek from Birethanti to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara (2/3 hours) and flight back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 9: Final Departure from Kathmandu
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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

You will arrive at the capital city, Kathmandu where our representatives will be present at Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you and aid you towards your hotel. Kathmandu is a crowded city with a skyline of the surrounding hills and where you can witness a great diversity on the basis of religion, culture, languages and so on. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.

A private van will be waiting to guide you through a city tour of Kathmandu Valley. The valley of Kathmandu includes two other major cities- Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. You will visit several cultural and historical landmarks, including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and the beautiful Durbar Squares of each city. This will give you a better insight into the history and the diverse culture of Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara with AC tourist bus (7/8 hours),

From Kathmandu, you will take a drive towards another major city, Pokhara. Pokhara is a scenic city with a beautiful view of Annapurna ranges and Machhapuchhre. Also known as the city of lakes as it houses several lakes such as Phewa, Rupa, and Begnas, this city is rich in natural biodiversity as well as culture. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Thado Khola by private car and trek to Bhumdi 1520m (3/4 hours).

From Pokhara, you will take a drive towards Thado Khola by a private car. This route will take you through hilly roads that seem to snake its way towards the mountains. From Thado Khola, you will trek towards the beautiful village of Bhumdi. Bhumdi is majorly inhabited by the Gurung community of Nepal.

So you can experience the culture and traditions of Gurung through their language, costume and unique cuisine in this village. Overnight in Bhumdi.

Day 5: Trek from Bhumdi to Panchase Bhanjyang 2030m (5/6 hours).

You will trek towards Panchase Bhanjyang from the village of Bhumdi. Panchase Bhanjyang is a small settlement at an elevation of 2030m from where you can see a panoramic view of mountains such as Annapurna, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre and so on. The trail will take you through beautiful forests of pine and rhododendron. Overnight in Panchase Bhanjyang.

Day 6: Trek from Panchase Bhanjyang to Chitre 1400m (6/7 hours).

You will trek towards Chitre from Panchase Bhanjyang which will take you around 6 to 7 hours. Your trail will take you through the Panchase ridge which once again offers you magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri and so on. Down below, you can witness a breathtaking view of the entire Pokhara valley including Phewa Lake. Overnight in Chitre.

Day 7: Trek from Chitre to Birethanti 1020m (4/5 hours).

From Chitre, you will take a trail to Birethanti which is a small town that lies along the Modi River. A beautiful view of Annapurna over the hills can be seen from Birethanti. Overnight in Birethanti.

Day 8: Trek from Birethanti to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara (2/3 hours) and flight back to Kathmandu.

You will trek towards Nayapul from where you will take a short drive back to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will take a flight back to the capital city, Kathmandu.

Day 9: Final Departure from Kathmandu

Your trek has come to an end. Our representatives will aid you in your departure from Tribhuvan International Airport.

Our trip to Nepal such a memorable one

I am part of a group of 4 girls who coordinated with Jagat for our 'mini' version of the Annapurna Circuit in early September 2017. We wanted to do the circuit badly but did not have enough time. Jagat and his team came up with a customized itinerary for us to start the trek from Jagat and end at Jomsom which we then flew to Pokhara to take a bus back to Kathmandu. The whole itinerary was very flexible and day to day arrangements can be altered by just communicating with our guide, Gopi. He will come up with the best plan to accommodate our wants and needs. 

From the moment we landed at the airport in Kathmandu to the moment we flew out of Nepal, everything was extremely well taken care of by Jagat and his team. Our guide, Gopi and porters, Raju and Tej (whom we call Dada) were like family to us during the entire trek. They were always checking on us to see if we have enough to eat, enough drinking water or can we cope with the trek. They even offered to carry our day packs when they saw us struggling. In fact, I think at most times, if not all, our interests were placed above theirs. They will go all the way out just to help you if there is anything you need at all on the trek. 

I don't think we'll be able to find another more patient, caring, trustworthy and detailed team of guides and porters. It was our pleasure to be able to trek with them. They had made our trip to Nepal such a memorable one that all of us didn't want the trip to end. Thank you for the great hospitality. I really look forward to visiting and trekking in Nepal again.

I would readily recommend Jagat and his team to anyone planning to trek in Nepal.

Love from Malaysia,


WanLing ,

This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable.

I recently had the great pleasure of climbing Island Peak in the Khumbu, Nepal. Jagat Lama was a passionate and dependable resource for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. He was on the spot as far as preparation for the trip. This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable. Hiring a light and independent team allowed for a cost-effective, flexible and efficient way to climb in Nepal. His assistance was with me from the airport arrival through to departure. He took care of my every need and allowed me to focus on my goal of the summit of Island Peak. My climbing guide, his brother Lal, was competent, caring and successful. I left Nepal with new friendships. I readily endorse his services and would encourage anybody to go with the Independent Trekking Guides. They are honest, caring and willing to make your holiday the most memorable you have ever had. Please, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my experiences in Nepal.
Mark Lui,

It was my dream trip come true.

I am 66 years old and have done a lot of hiking in the USA as well as climbing Mt. Fuji, Orizaba and Iztaacchuatl volcanoes in Mexico. We have hiked to the bottom and back of the Grand Canyon at least 25 times on most of the various trails to the bottom. For me, the crowning trek was to hike in the Himalayan range. We contacted Jagat Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal and signed up for our adventure to hike for two weeks with porters and guides. Our group of friends included three men and three women aged from 60 to 75. I'm sure this would be a daunting task for Jagat and his guides.

We all hiked from Lukla to Namche which was Bill's goal (he's the 75-year-old). One of the guides stayed with Bill, and we continued with the two outstanding guides, Chet and Chandra. These two guides did everything for us; got all of our bags from the porters and put in our rooms, took our menu selections to the cooks, and discussed the plans for the following day. The guides made allowances for some who were having some altitude adjustment issues and gave positive feedback to everyone. They were very patient with all of us and really tried hard to ensure we stayed healthy and happy. I can honestly say that these were two of the best guides weíve ever had. On our hikes, the guides had to work around some of us who liked to take pictures but needed to do some additional acclimation at higher altitude. As a result three of us were able to hike all the way to Mt. Everest base camp. It was like a moonscape. We met the Korean team that was going to climb Everest as soon as the weather looked better. The base camp is awesome with tents all over the place with prayer flags, and ice towers and rocks everywhere.

At 5:00 am we were going to climb Kalapathar (5545m.) When we went out it was snowing and foggy. The weather in the valley is usually clear in the morning, foggy in the afternoon, and big clouds in the later afternoon. Chandra said we should start for Kalapathar as he felt it would clear up - and sure enough, the snow stopped and the sun came out. We made it to the summit in snow and ice.

From this mountain, we took fantastic views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. We saw an avalanche and heard the cracking sounds coming from the Khumbu glacier. The valley we hiked was very interesting. It surpassed my expectations. I had no idea how many memorials there would be erected for the Everest climbers. It's a sight to see. There were many stupas and monasteries. There are many rock faces that have a Buddha painted or adorned with prayer flags and the rows of prayer wheels to spin. The landscape goes from lush vegetation to flower trees, to pine trees and then the tree line to tundra and almost a moonscape. The children were fun to play with and photograph. As we headed down the valley to Lukla, my wife became sick and we saw that she couldn't hike all the way down. Our great guides arranged for a horse for her to ride so we wouldn't miss our plane. At Lukla, I took my wife to a new, wonderful hospital where she was treated and given medicine. When we reached Kathmandu, there was a strike by the Maoist Communist Party that closed all of the businesses. Jagat again came to our rescue by getting a van and getting us to the airport. He, Chet and Chandra babysat us to make sure we got through the security hassle and on to the right plane. I can't imagine anyone doing anything more or better that Jagat, Chet, and Chandra could have done to make this a wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations. I recommend his services to you if you're planning to go anywhere in Nepal or Tibet. It was my dream trip come true.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Bob Hacken / Catherine L. Bordner,

Dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
May 2010

In April/May 2010 I was part of a group of nine individuals who used Jagat Lama to coordinate our trek to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. From taking care of obtaining our TIMS cards on the first day all the way through to seeing us off to the airport in Kathmandu when our trip was finished, Jagat took care of everything. Trust me when I say that there are a lot of details that need tending to in between the two above events. Jagat and his crew exceeded all expectations and made our trip stress free. This fact allows one to concentrate of the arduous task of getting to Base Camp while trusting Jagat and his crew to care of the daily details such as obtaining food and shelter. I highly recommend that you do as I did and have Jagat and his crew work with you to meet your Nepali dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
Tom Tracey,
Rose Valley, WA USA

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