This Tilicho Lake and Annapurna circuit trek is ideal for people who want to take a fun trekking holiday that’s all about enjoyment and relaxation rather than strenuous hikes.
Alternate Annapurna, Panchase Wellness Trekking Tour
- Per Person Min 4 persons
- Private Tour 2 persons
Book this Nepal trek and get a complimentary one hour Trekker’s’ massage after the trek is over. The masseuses will be from a marginalized community. This is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Panchase Trek takes place in a less crowded part of Annapurna.
This relatively easy Panchase Trek holiday brings you hiking exploration to nearby mountain villages in Pokhara valley. This tour is designed for people who want to embark on a fun-filled trekking holiday focusing on enjoyment and relaxation rather than strenuous walking. It was created for busy executives or families who want a quick getaway into the hills to view impressive Annapurna peaks while sipping some fine beverages from the hotel window.
Food and nutrition on the trek
We are pioneers in culinary trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, exciting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while assisting in acclimatization to high altitudes. Combining hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking a culinary trekking adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.
Why Choose Us?
- Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety while enhancing your trekking experience.
- Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
- Experience the Himalayas in style.
- Your food is prepared with superfood ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitudes for our Wellness culinary trekking adventures.
Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be met by our representative and bring you to your hotel. You will be briefed on the trek by your trek leader.
We take a domestic flight to the city of lakes, Pokhara. Once we land in Pokhara, we drive straight to Bhumdi, situated at 1520 meters above sea level. Bhumdi offers spectacular views of the mountains.
After a leisurely breakfast, we set off on a trek to Panchase Hill, situated at 2100 meters. This is an easy uphill walk through forested trails and beautiful villages. A six-hour hike through undulating hills brings us to Panchase to a fantastic view.
We can hike up to Panchase Bhanjyang, and there is a shrine at the top with a superb panorama of the Annapurna range: Or you can take a relatively easy day of walking directly to Bhadaure by giving the hike to the top a miss. We stop at this beautiful village, which offers stunning views of the mountains. As Bhadaure is located moderately lower, at only 1530 meters above sea level, it is an easy walk to get to it.
Australian camp is the next destination, about a 5-hour hike from here. The camp is one of the best locations to view the sunset. It is situated at the height of 1900 meters above sea level.
The last day of the trek ends at Phedi, which involves a two-and-a-half-hour walk down the ridge. A further 30 minutes of driving brings us back to Pokhara town. The rest of the day is free and easy.
In the morning, you can paraglide with Nat Geo’s Adventures of the Year 2012 company. In the afternoon, you can chill out in one of the many cafes by the lakeside in Pokhara.
We return to Kathmandu in the afternoon. You have time to do some souvenir buying or relax at the hotel.
International departure. You will be brought to the airport 3 hours before your international flight.
- Boutique hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Boutique Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
- Expert trek leader or hire Raj
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
- All camping equipment
- Trekking Chef
- All local porters to carry your gear
- Proper clothing for porters and crew
- Food for porters and crew members (We are one of the few trekking companies that provide this facility.)
- Insurance for team and porters
- All permits
- All meals on the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- Domestic airfare, all transportation
- International airport taxes
- All optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Transportation outside of the tour program
- Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
- Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only; leader’s tips at your discretion)
- Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
A Responsible promise
Despite the exceptional circumstances in which we find ourselves at the moment, we don’t want you to give up your holiday – and we want you to be able to book your trip without any worries.
To provide additional security for your booking, we have introduced a new rebooking and cancellation policy so that you can easily rebook or cancel your trip free of charge if the worst comes to the worst.
Free Cancellation With the Responsible Promise 100% Money-Back Guarantee
For new bookings made between May 10th 2021, and December 31st 2022, you may cancel your complete package (activities, hotels, tours, excl. flight) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure and get 100% of your money back. However, to stay flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
Complete flexibility on your booking
Stay flexible with our new rebooking service until shortly before your departure. For new bookings made between May 10th and December 31st, 2021, you may rebook your package (activities, hotels, tours) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure (subject to availability). Rebooking is only allowed once, and you must inform us 30 days before your planned departure. Any additional costs incurred due to changes in your schedule or upgrades, such as additional fees in high season or upgrades to your accommodation, will still apply. To remain flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
Most of our clients have completed their treks from 3 years old to some in their 70s with almost no exercise or training.
Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel names.
Do I need a Visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border, and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.
A visa can also be obtained outside of Nepal at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information, go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
What should I bring on a Trek?
Being adequately equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip, please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.
If you have more questions, please check this article to reference equipment to pack or contact us.
Is this trip safe for solo/female/LGBT+/minority/POC travelers?
You are safe as long as you respect the culture, do not show affection in public, and dress decently (this won’t pose too much problem as you will be covered up in layers to stay warm).
Here are some helpful articles:
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Arriving at Kathmandu airport.
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What to pack for a trek?
Do I need to train for a trek?
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What is the food like on the trek?
The Benefits of using trekking poles.
What do I need to know about high altitudes?
High altitude myths.
How to trek safely?
For more articles, you can go to our blogs.