FOOT AND SHADOWS WALKING HOLIDAY TOURS

Panchase and Annapurna Panorama Trek

A moderate trek of less than a week, an ideal holiday for all types of people from family, school / collage groups and corporate personal, as this leads with short good moderate walk offering tremendous views on daily walks. Foot and Shadows Walking Holiday Tours to Panchase Hill & Annapurna Panorama  trekking  starts with a scenic drive to scenic touristic Pokhara where the Annapurna mountains reflects on its pristine Phewa / Begnas Lakes. Walk follows on off trails seldom visited by other trekkers, where you can enjoy the walk with peaceful surrounding within beautiful alpine woodland. Journey finally leads to an uphill climb at Panchase Hill at 2,510 m the highest spot of this trip with mind super panorama of mountains and stunning sunrise views. Return trek leads through Gurung village of Bhaudare and to Naudanda as the walk continues to wonderful viewpoints at Sarankot famous for mountain views and sunrise, this spot popular for Paragliding also. After a magnificent time in the high hills concluding Panchase Hill & Annapurna Panorama trekking at picturesque Pokhara with a drive back to Kathmandu, after great services of Foot and Shadow Walking Holiday Tours and its friendly guides and staff.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:         Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:         Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Day 03:         Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)
Day 04:         Drive and trek to Bhumdi village 1500m – 05 hrs.
Day 05:         Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200 m -05 hrs.
Day 06:         Hike to Panchase hill top 2,509m and trek to Bhadaure 1,670m.
Day 07:         Trek to Sarankot 1,460 via Naudanda village – 05 hrs.
Day 08:         Walk back to Pokhara via Lake Phewa – 04 hrs.
Day 09:         Drive / Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 10:         Depart Kathmandu for international flight homeward bound.

While in Pokhara with time enough time join in our exciting adventure sports like Paragliding, Ultra-Light flight, Zip-Flyer or rafting Seti, Marsyangdi, Kaligandaki and Trisuli Rivers including Jungle safari at Chitwan National Park Tours.

Day 01:         Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines and countries, received by Foot and Shadow Walking Holiday staff and transfer to hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed our guide will brief with information on hotel, culture, do’s and don’ts and Panchase Hill & Annapurna Panorama trekking with welcome dinner.

Day 02:         Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
After breakfast our city guide will take you on sightseeing tour at places of interest as Kathmandu valley full of world heritage sites with temples, monasteries, stupa’s and old king’s palace after an enjoyable interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for the trek to Annapurna area.

Day 03:         Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m – 06 hrs journey.
Morning travel by tourist coach or in private vehicle on the scenic highway towards amazing Pokhara valley driving leads through Himalayan foothills, on arrival at Pokhara transfer to respective hotels close to beautiful Phewa Lake with afternoon free for short walks.

( flying option a 30 minutes flight to Pokhara)

Day 04:         Drive and trek to Bhumdi village 1,500 m – 05 hrs.
Morning starts with two hour drive from Pokhara through farm villages and then on reaching at the end of the drive to begin the walk. A short climb on gradual trail brings to Bhumdi village with wonderful views of Annapurna Himalaya range overnight at simple local lodge.

Day 05:         Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200 m -05-hrs.
Trek begins with gentle climb into cool alpine forest of oaks and rhododendron tree lines with views of Annapurna peaks and Mt. Machhapuchhre, a pleasant trek for few hours till lunch, and then uphill climb with a descend to overnight stop at Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200 m,  at the base of Panchase hill offering  views of snow-capped mountain range.

Day 06:   Hike to Panchase hill 2,509m and trek to Bhadaure village 1,670m.
Morning hike to Panchase hill top located at 2,510 m for super panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu range of mountains, beside views of peaks, a holy spot where local pilgrims visits here on religious festivals once a year in auspicious time.  After an enjoyable time downhill to Bhanjyang, continue walk to Bhadaure village through serene forest till Bhadaure village, a moderate size Gurung village with views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South.

Day 07:         Trek to Sarankot 1,460 m via Naudanda and Kaski-kot – 05 hrs.
Morning with views of mountains heading on the trail where few trekkers seldom walk on this trail, a pleasant walk with last  climb reaches at Naudanda with magnificent views of Annapurna Himalaya. From Naudanda our route leads along the ridge line and into warmer country at Hindus villages of Brahmin and Chettries people, walk winds up reaching at famous Sarankot for last overnight stop. Sarankot a popular place for sunrise and views of mountains, the tallest spot around Pokhara valley at 1, 460 meters, beside stunning panorama famous for paragliding which is one of the most popular adventure sports around.

Day 08:         Walk back to Pokhara via Lake Phewa – 04 hrs.

Morning catch the gorgeous sunrise with range of snowcapped mountains, after breakfast walk downhill to reach at Phewa Lake to conclude this short morning walk, after a marvelous time up in the high hills Panchase Hill & Annapurna Panorama trekking.

Day 09:         Drive to Kathmandu.
Morning a drive to Kathmandu after a wonderful experience to Panchase Hill & Annapurna Panorama trekking, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping.

(options of flight back to Kathmandu)

Day 10:         Depart Kathmandu for international flight homeward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal, after a wonderful time at Panchase Hill & Annapurna Panorama trekking with grand services of Foot and Shadow Walking Holiday Tours, as per your international flight departure and reporting time, our guide and staff transfer you to airport for your onward flight homeward bound or to next respective countries.

 


Price Includes

  1. All Airport pick up and drop by private tourist vehicle.
  2. Standard twin sharing accommodation hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara  (Breakfast included). (you can eat verity Food in your choice )
  3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
  4. English speaking government license holder Tour guide.
  5. All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners).
  6. Available standard Lodges, Guesthouses twin sharing accommodation during the trek (Twin sharing ).
  7. Government licensed holder English speaking trekking guide.
  8. The required number of porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  9. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  10.  Entry permits fees  and TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System) for trekking.
  11. Duffel bag by Foot and Shadows Walking holiday (which need to be returned after the trek).
  12. Food, accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicine and insurance for all staff.
  13. Foot and Shadows walking holiday Duffel Baggage, (Refundable)
  14. All necessary surface transport from Kathmandu and to Kathmandu.
  15. Welcome & Farewell Dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show ( Complementary)
  16. All Government Taxes and official expenses.
  17. Temple & Monasteries entry fees in Kathmandu and trekking route.

Price Excludes

  1. International Airfare.
  2. Any others expenses which are not mentioned above Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying USD $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  3. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara . ( you can eat verity Food in your choice)
  4. Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  5. All Personal & Bar Expenses in Kathmandu and during the trek.
  6. All alcoholic and cold drinks.
  7. Personal trekking Equipment.
  8. Tips for guides and porters.
  9. Single supplement fee USD 200
  10. Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control anything not included in service includes column.

Please Note:

 Equipment for trekking :-

  1. Trekking Bag pack.( Duffel bag )
    This should be a good one with good zipper  to get rid of rough treatment of baggage from the airlines and the porters)
  2. Personal Soap for  toilet,washing hand,Bath,washing clothes  or tube liquid soap
  3. Toothbrush & toothpaste
  4. Sanitary napkins (for women)
  5. Toilet paper
  6. Towel
  7. Tube of sun lotion (with extra power)
  8. Extra clothing for cold sensitive:
    1 pair long underwear, 1 pair long wool, 1 wool shirt (long sleeved)
  9. Trekking day bag.( not so much big)
  10. Trekking shoes. (this should be waterproof)
  11. Sports shoes or sandal. (Camp shoes )
  12. Trekking stick.
  13. Sun Hat or cap.
  14. Warm woollen cap.
  15. Trekking jacket Gore tax/ fleece jacket.
  16. Pullover or warm clothes.
  17. Raincoat or good umbrella
  18. 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock. (Socks for camp shoes )
  19. Hand gloves.
  20. 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers(Short pants for hiking )
  21. 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  22. 3/4 pairs of Underwear (Bras (for women 2 pairs )
  23. Sunglass.
  24. Water bottle.
  25. Sleeping bag.
  26. Flash or Torchlight (extra batteries & bulb )
  27. Some common medicine likes, Band-Aids,
    aspirin or Tylenol for headaches or other pain, antihistamine, Throat lozenges etc.
  28. Camera and batteries. (Batteries Charger if possible take extra Batteries )