Panchase Trek, If you want to have some peace and keep your busy schedule aside for some time, then Panchase Trek is one of the best options for you as it is short and easy one. You can have Panchase Trek with High Altitude Sherpa treks. This exciting trek would only take about nine days and it is definitely worth it. The major highlights of the trek include mind- blowing views of Annapurna range along with varieties of flora and fauna. Panchase Trek is gaining more and more popularity because the trails are comparatively easy yet provide every bliss of adventure of the Annapurna region. The highest point of the Panchase trekking is approximately 2500 meter. So, people generally do not have the problem of altitude sickness.
The duration of is around Panchase Trek 5 days and is rated as a moderately easy trek. The fascinating views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal etc makes the trekking so special. The trails of the trek are not so hard and people are accompanied by paddy field, forest, and grassland on the way. The trek takes around nine days. You will arrive in Kathmandu on the first day and after some sightseeing of the cultural city, we drive to Pokhara on the third day from where the trekking begins. We reach to Bhumdi – (1520m) on fourth day and trek to Panchase Banjyang – (2030m) on the fifth day. On the sixth day, we trek to Chitre – (1400m) and to Birethanti – (1020m) on the seventh day. Then we come back to Pokhara on the eighth day and depart from the country on a ninth day.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
Team Composition in Trek
There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required. Guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training. this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. Porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. It is depend number of porter where and how long you doing trek and Depending on the nature of the travel.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light bag. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. You are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude. Self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
Day 01: Kathmandu airport Transfer Hotel: (1300m.)
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the nepal panchase trek each day program.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing:
After having breakfast you explore in Kathmandu sightseeing which includes Pashupatinath Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara(8,20m)
dive to pokhara 6/7 hours overnight at Hotel on Bed & breakfast Basis
Day 4: Bhumdi (1,520m) Start the day with a drive to Thado Khola:
passing beautiful Davis Falls on the way. Trek to Bhumdi through lush forest teeming with interesting flora and fauna. The trail starts up a long staircase to a ridge before dropping down to Bhumdi. In Bhumdi you will have good views of Himalchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna range and Fishtail.
Day 5: Bhumdi to Panchase Bhanjyang (2,030m):
Todays trek takes us up through forest and then onto Bhanjyang, a small settlement at the foot of Panchase. From here the views over Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake are awesome. Overnight at Bhanjyang. 5 – 6 hours of walking.
Day 6: Panchase to Bhadaure (1,965m) :
4 hours walk overnight at Home stay.
Day 7: Bhadaure to Sarangkot (1,592m):
5 hours walk overnight at Hotel
Day 8: Sarangkot to Pokhara:
3 hours walk and overnight at Hotel
Day 9: Fly back to Kathmandu :
Overnight at Hotel on Bed & breakfast basis
Day 10: Departure transfer to airport for your onward destination
The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Below are just lists for your information and ideas of clothing’s.
1. Sun hat or scarf
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3. Sunglasses with UV protection
5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
6. Fleece jacket or pullover
7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
9. Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary
10. Lightweight gloves
12 .Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
13. Fleece liner gloves
14. Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
15. Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
16. Lightweight cotton long pants
17. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
18. Fleece or wool pants
19. Gore-tex jacket
20. Gore-tex jacket trouser
21 .thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
22.Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
23. Hiking boots with spare laces
24. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
25. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]
26. Headlamp and batteries
27. Basic First Aid Kit
28. Daypack 40L-45L.
29. Water bottles (2)oiletries
30. Small wash towel
31. Swise nkife
32. Leap gurd 30spf
33. Sun cream 50spf
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
First Aid Kit:
1. Povidone-iodine cream-1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
–For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage –2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid –10.
6. Dressing tape -1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin-1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges -20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic -10 –tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg-10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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