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Overview

The Panchase soft trek – into mid Himalayan country where animals graze on lush green pastures amidst happy chirping birds & real friendly village folks who welcome you with warm smiles…life is slow, laid-back & beautiful hereabouts…its as good as it comes in this part of the world


Panchase trek is a pretty short and easy camping trip which lies in the west of Pokhara. This is a wonderful trek in Nepal which starts and ends in the attractive ‘City of Lakes’ Pokhara. The uppermost point of Panchase trekking is about 2500m above sea level, & a trip comfortable on the body. This trekking offers you magnificent mountains views like Annapurna Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, Manaslu Himal, Ganesh Himal, Fishtail or Machhapuchhre, Himchuli and other peaks as you hike along the Panchase trail. The attractions are awesome on this trip. This trek provides you lovely villages and mid-hill cultural life experiences. This is a typical family trip as you can hike with your children watched over & supported with our highly experienced crews. Panchase is one of the most popular short treks available in Nepal


The path follows up and down on the hills with paddy fields, forest and grassland. This way is pretty tough for trekkers heading up to Ghorepani. Because of this Panchase trek is a famous destination which lies in the Annapurna region but most backpackers are unaware of this. Panchase Bhanjyang is the highest point of this trek from where we can see the most stunning views of hills, Kusma Bazaar and Pokhara (famous as the city of lakes). During the trek, the most eye catching scene is watching birds. Sometime, you have to walk about five to seven hours during a trek. In fact, Panchase trek is a combined travel package which offers tours and trekking in a single travel menu. This trek also offers opportunities for some great photography.


Our itinerary can be tailored as per your needs. Mostly trekkers head out here in March through May and September through December. We can arrange trips at any time during the trekking season in Nepal according to your timeframe. This trip provides you memories of a lifetime

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Experience the beauty of Annapurna with glorious views of Annapurna range.
Short an adventurous trek to the Annapurna region.
Witnessing local culture very closely.

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Duration: 7 - 14 Days
  • Region: Annapurna Region
  • Max. Altitude: 2030m
  • Group Size: 1-14 pax

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Kathmandu 1350m.AM/PM. and transfer to the Hotel

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu (KTM) airport, you will be greeted by a representative. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Good Karma Trekking display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your already booked hotel. After check in, you will visit the Good karma trekking office to meet your guide, & other participants will meet you at your hotel after you have been refreshed to brief you about the trip. Later in the evening you can have your supper & go to bed on your first night in the ancient city of temples, Kathmandu.

Day 2 Sightseeing and preparation for the trip

Today we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour. This will include a visit to the Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. We also visit Pashupatinath, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and home to the most famous Hindu temple in the country. Here we will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The cremation site here is used by the royal family and also for the simple man living next door. Your early afternoon will be free to relax in the hotel garden or visit Thamel for some curious shopping. You will be supplied with your trek departure information in the afternoon.

Day 3 Drive to Pokhara - (910m) 6/7 hrs or you can fly .

Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight in the serene city of lakes.

Day 4 Pokhara to Bhumdi - (1520m) 3/4 hrs Trek

After breakfast we will take a drive to Thadoo Khola, passing awesome David's fall view on the way. After we reach Thadoo Khola we start our trek to Bhumdi via a beautiful green forest with lots of flora and faunas on the trail. The trek begins with a long ascend to a ridge before drop down to the Bhumdi. Then from Bhumdi you can see the spectacular mountain views such as Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Himalchuli, Annapurna ranges and spend our overnight in tents with full board meals.

Day 5 Trek to Panchase Banjyang - (2030m) 5/6 hrs Trek

We start on a level path and after a short while descend through the tranquil evergreen forest of Bumdi to the village of Bhanjyang. From here, the path ascends, winding up to another village, and then goes straight down to reach the village of Patle. Overnight in tents with all meals inclusive.

Day 6 Trek to Chitre - (1400m) 7 hrs Trek

Today we are going to the highest point of this trek. So, the trek begins with ascending through forest to the top of Panchase ridge at 8100ft. From this point you can see the breathtaking views of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri Peak, Pokhara valley and Kusma Valley. Then we follow an ascending steep trail through pastures that are scattered to reach Chitre. We haul up for an overnight in tents with full board meals.

Day 7 Trek to Birethanti - (1020m) 5 hrs Trek

After your hot breakfast, we start our trek through scattered villages which makes our trek awesome. It takes two hours to reach Thamarjung village for lunch. After our lunch, we follow the trail which is an easy walk for two and half hours to meet Birethanti. Overnight in tents with full board meals.

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

At Birethanti, we meet a junction for Ghorepani before we cross an airy bridge. There is a check post for your permit & TIM’s card. Hence, this trail still continues for half an hour more to reach Nayapul where we take a car or jeep and then drive to Pokhara, approximately one & half hour along a scenic road full of scenery via Kande and Naudanda. Around Naudanda, you can see Pokhara valley with beautiful Fewa Lake and in the late afternoon, we fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel {BB}.

Day 9 Departure to International Airport

Our office representatives will escort you to the airport for your final departure home. Meeting you was a good experience & we sincerely home you have enjoyed this unique trek & will remember us on your way home. Should you want to do any other programs, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We shall be glad to give you a choice of itineraries that are pocket friendly where prices are concerned. Planning trips with Good Karma trekking is a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten. Sayonara! Have a safe journey home.

Includes

  • All the airport and hotel transfer as per the itinerary.
  • Kathmandu hotel accommodation as per the itinerary inclusive bed and breakfast.
  • Annapurna conservation trekking permits and TIMS card fees.
  • All the required surface transportation by Jeep and Tourist bus.
  • An experienced trekking guide and supporting porters to carry your luggage.
  • Pokhara hotel accommodation as per the itienary inclusive bed and breakfast.
  • Lodges accommodation during the trekking days.
  • Full board meals during the trekking days. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).

Excludes

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara Hotel
  • Travel insurance (we would greatly be happy to assist it)
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet
  • Any other costs that is not mentioned in the cost included.
  • Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trip
  • Tips for staffs

Trip Note

Travellers Reviews

Richard Corbett
3 weeks ago -

From the moment we stepped outside Kathmandu airport we knew we were in good hands. Raj and his professional team had taken care of everything. Our trek to Everest Base Camp is one we will remember for a long time. From accomodation, to meals, guide and porters. Everything went smoothly. Even the tricky weather in Lukla didn't hold us up too much. The tour of Kathmandu was great and we especially enjoyed the opening dinner that Raj planned for us.

I highly recommend Good Karma Trekking.

We are planing to return to Nepal and trek the Annapurna Circuit. We will definitely book with Raj and Good Karma Trekking again.

Agata Wilk
3 weeks ago -

Best travel agency, very helpful and friendly staff. They offer great possibilities for trekking, excursions, help take care of all permits. Great company, wonderful trip, friendship for life. I would recommend!

Grant Jasiunas
2 years ago -

Booked my first trip to Nepal with Good Karma after some recommendations on Tripadvisor. From my first email I was impressed with the level of attention I received and how flexible they were (something I couldn't get with several other other companies I and contacted). Had a great trip including sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking to Everest base camp, and everything went extremely smoothly (except for the weather). Just returned from my second trip there and already planning my third. Its an amazing country, and Raj and the Good Karma team made it a great experience. Happy to answer any questions people have.

Jim Duff
2 years ago -

Kind, attentive, honest, dedicated attention is awaiting on your travels with Good Karma. I went to the Everest Base Camp(14 days), Bhutan (4 days) and the Chitwan game preserve (3 days) with them and was very well treated at a great price.

I recommend them for travel in Nepal under reliable conditions.

I will be glad to answer any inquiries on their subject.

Laxmi Prasad Kandel
a year ago -

A perfect travel partner on the foothills of Hiamalayas. I can proudly recommend my near and dear to Good Karma. Thanks a lot Good karma for excellent services on our trek.

Hexe Ella
2 years ago -

I have traveled in many countries, but my experience in Nepal was special, thanks to Raj and his team who organized the exceptional way to all desired goals in this expedition which I had in Nepal and Tibet this autumn. I hope with all my heart to revisit again because I really miss Nepal. I started learning Hindi language since a few days.

So, Raj, Biji, I feel like I will visit you again! There are a lot of places that I have not seen yet! GOOD KARMA TREKKING is the best Agency for me!

Lauren Hsu
2 years ago -

Raj was knowledgeable and more than accommodating during our travels. We used Good Karma Trekking to book a trek to Annapurna, do white water rafting, and visit the elephants. It was one of the best trips I've had in my life and I've been to over 50 countries now. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Nepal and seeking a professional and friendly travel agency

Samuel Quiroga
2 years ago -

BOOKING WITH KARMA: I booked a one-person tour to the Annapurna Circuit during the off season in August. During my inquiries with various trekking companies, Raj from Good Karma replied promptly and was always making sure that my needs were met before, during and after the trek. He was very flexible with whatever mode of transportation I desired to use even if it was just a couple of days in advance (including a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with two days notice) . THE TOUR: The tour itself was amazing. True, the Annapurna Circuit can be done with no guide. But Raj provide me with none other than a Sherpa guide would allowed for easy communication with locals and got the best rooms and meals in all the lodges. He also knew where the shortcuts are and made sure my safety was a priority (specially with altitude sickness). TRANSPORTATION : Always keep in mind that Nepal is not the most developed nation in terms of infrastructure and road systems. I highly recommend getting a private vehicle. The drivers that Raj provides are some of the best I've seen even though they drive like maniacs. I felt relatively safe compared to a tourist bus/local bus. These are worse and the safety standards are very low OVERALL: I highly recommend this tour company. Make sure you communicate with Raj constantly so he knows what your needs are.

Paul Greco
2 years ago -

Had an unforgettable experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Good Karma in 2012. Nabraj and his team are knowledgable, passionate and great hosts, and are genuine in providing the best experience possible. They went above and beyond to cater to our interests and provided outstanding hospitality. Nabraj has become a good friend since, we are regularly in touch and I look forward to joining Good Karma on a trek again soon!

Razvan Marc
2 years ago -

I worked with Good Karma Trekking a few years ago when they organized a trip through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for me and a group of almost 30 people. They were the best choice for our trip. The hotels they booked, the accommodation, the vehicles used for our transportation were all top class. Raj and his team really know their country (and the neighboring countries) and are able to custom made programs that suit each and every individual on a group, no matter the size. We particularly enjoyed the trips around Kathmandu valley, up to Nagarkot, down in the jungle in Chitwan and resting at the foot of Anapurna in Pokhara. Raj even organized some trips that were not in the initial schedule and which were greatly appreciated - for instance the visit to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

I was also on the group that took a tour of Tibet with Good Karma Trekking. Everything went smooth, from crossing the border into China to altering the program so we could stay at a lower altitude when some of our colleagues felt sick.

For all of us on that trip Raj also became a good friend and we kept in touch ever since.

Whenever I hear someone thinking of visiting Nepal I always recommend Good Karma Trekking. I am also sure that next time myself and any other member of the group would want to go to the Himalayan region Good Karma Trekking would be our first choice.

Good job, Good Karma Trekking!

Dj Hewey
2 years ago -

I went on a one month trip to Nepal with Good Karma Trekking, and I must say it was really amazing! Well worth the time and the cost of traveling there! Part of what made my experience so wonderful was the guide that I had. His name is Raj Ghimire, and he is the sole proprietor of GOOD KARMA TREKKING LTD. He is a truly honest guy, with a very kind heart, and I believe that he would give you the BEST Nepal experience, no matter where in the country you want to travel. When my friends and I were over there, he treated us like family (no, I'm not exaggerating), and I still stay in touch with him. His rates are GREAT too! And if you need porters, tea house reservations, or a personal driver to show you Kathmandu or Chitwan Park, he did ALL of these arrangements for us.

Go with Raj, he will take care of you!

Marina Vasile
2 years ago -

This was literally the best experience I've had with a travel company anywhere in the world. They are efficient, culturally smart and very friendly. They even went out of their way to help with issues that were not necessarily part of our contract. I will definitely trust them to organize any trip for me in the future.

mike francey
3 years ago -

Good Karma organized everything for my trip including city tours, travel, hotels and trekking. They were very professional and helpful creating a trip that included what i wanted to see and not just the standard itinerary. The owner Raj even helped bargain for lower prices on souvenirs and trekking equipment while i was in Kathmandu. He also showed me some of his favorite restaurants and some of the local specialties and offered me some wild honey from his home town. The trek went great and the guide was very knowledgeable about the trails and flora and fauna of the himalayas. I have done a trip with abovethehimalays before and the service and price of Good Karma was much better. I would suggest this company to anyone looking for an authentic experience.

Szilágyi Palkó Pál
2 years ago -

We had a great experience with Good Karma Trekking in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raj, the owner of the company, was very helpful. He has an excellent knowledge about the Kathmandu area, and generally about Nepal. He is more than a usual travel agency, passionate about his work, and about promoting the Nepal sights. I am sure that we will use his services again when we return to Nepal, hopefully soon.

Bijaya Ghimire
2 years ago -
Your Good Karma always brings you upto Good Karma trekking. Leave everything on their hand and simply discover your Good Karma. They are perfect to plan your Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan program.
Michel Wasylyszyn
2 years ago -

I met Raj in Kathmandu through a mutual friend and I've been amazed by his hospitality and generosity. They gave me all the informations I needed about the transportation, treks and more! Thank you for your kindness and your support and I really hope to meet you again! Cheers

Melissa John
2 years ago -

Fantastic experience with Good Karma Trekking. Always keen to help and to make sure you are well taken care of in Nepal. Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!

czabaka
2 years ago -

I was In Nepal last year and I really enjoyed the time. I must say that the service offered by Good Karma Trekking is excellent. I would recommend it to all, if you went to Nepal.

Alvin Obed
2 years ago -

I used Good Karma Trekking for a first trip to Nepal in Nov 2011 and from the moment of contact the trip went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this company and would be happy to be contacted independently to provide a review.

Oleg D
2 years ago -

A good company, thoroughly recommended. Their 16 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Reasonably priced tours.

Naoise Hart
5 years ago -

Went to the Everest Base Campo with them its was fantastic

Daniel San Martín
2 years ago -

En 2012 tuve el agrado de conocer a Nabraj Ghimire en Katmandú. Su ayuda en una país desconocido me sirvió de mucho. Es una persona honesta y desinteresada que realiza su trabajo con vocación.

Yongin Kwon
2 years ago -

믿을만한 친구가하는 일입니다. 네팔에서 가격차이 그리 심하지 않습니다. 가장 싼 곳을 찾기보다, 안전함과 신뢰도, 그리고 만족도를 높이세요. :) It's great to do the trekking nad!!! :)

Madhu Sudhan Subedi
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Cezar D
2 years ago -
Raj Ghimire
a week ago -

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