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I had the most fantastic trek to Everest Base Camp. I enjoyed the whole experience so so much. I have nothing but praise for Buddhi and the other guides and porters. They were all fantastic. In fact the whole trip was well so organised, so please pass on
Jenny Fifield (UK) | Everest Base Camp, Nepal

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  • View from Shanti Peace stupa over Phewa Tal lake and Pokhara
  • Sarangkot viewpoint
  • Thulo Pokhari lake near Sarangkot
  • Traditional Nepalese farmhouse
  • Buffalo in a local farm
  • Traditional Nepalese farmhouse
  • Local school
  • Working in the fields
  • Ploughing with buffalo at north end of Phewa tal
  • North end of Phewa lake outside Pokhara
  • Local man smoking fish from Phewa tal
  • Two locals near Harpan village
  • Using cows to thresh the wheat near Harpan village
  • Tamagi village
  • Buddhist chorten at Tamagi village
  • Orchid on trail to Panchase viewpoint
  • Lush sub-tropical forest on trail to Panchase Peak
  • Panchase lake
  • Buddhist chorten on Panchase peak
  • Hindu shrine on Panchase peak
  • Lodges at Panchase Bhanjang
  • Happy Heart lodge at Panchase Bhanjang
  • Walking through forest on way to Bhumdi village
  • Bhumdi village
  • View of Phewa tal from Bhumdi village
  • On trail around Phewa tal to Peace stupa
  • Shanti Peace stupa

Pokhara Panorama

Pokhara Panorama is a four day trek around Pokhara that starts in Sarangkot, ascends to Panchase Peak and follows the ridge overlooking Phewa Tal to the Peace Stupa. The trek finishes with a descent to the lake for a boat ride across Phewa Tal back to Pokhara.

This trip would be a wonderful choice if you have limited time in Nepal although like to join a trek to see Himalayan views, traditional farming villages and beautiful forest. Panchase Peak and lake are important religious sites with a number of Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas. For most of this trek we follow ancient stone-stepped trails used by pilgrims for many years.

Both Sarangkot at 1,600m and Panchase Peak at 2,500m are superb viewpoints of the Himalayas. On a clear day from Panchase Peak one can see Dhaualagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Hiuchuli, Fishtail and Lamjung.

On second day of the trek after Bhadaure village you enter Panchase Protected Forest, this is an area known for its biological diversity and natural beauty. Among 412 species of orchid reported in Nepal, 113 have been found in Panchase area including two endemic species. There are also wild animals found including Asian Black Bear, Barking Deer, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Fox, Jackal, Wolf and Monkey. It is surprising the Panchase area is so well preserved and does not attract large numbers of trekkers considering its location so close to Pokhara.


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Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 10 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2020 -£1,025 (US$1,295 or €1,195) 2019 -£1,050 (US$1,335 or €1,175)
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • Internal flights from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • All transfers including airport collections
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle
  • In Kathmandu twin share room at Hotel Tibet or Hotel Ambassador in Kathmandu.
  • In Pokhara twin share room at Kailash Resort.
  • Teahouse lodges while on trek.
  • Breakfast only in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all meals included while on trek
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, Sherpa guides and porters
  • Complimentary Pokhara Valley trekking map
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Nepal Pre Trip Information" notes 

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 30 days at US$40
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
Trip Grade Moderate

Trip Grade Moderate

Suitability: a good choice for most hill walkers, reasonable level of fitness required.

1) Walking times: average 5 to 7 hours walking per day for up to 14 days usually with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,000m.

3) Terrain: for most of time following well-travelled trails, there will be daily ascent and descent.

4) Remoteness: usually not too remote and often there is a reasonable level of infrastructure such as lodge accommodation and cell/ mobile phone reception.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu 
  • Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Day 3Fly to Pokhara, drive to Sarangkot 
  • Day 4Walk to Bhadaure village 
  • Day 5Walk to Panchase Bhanjang via Panchase Peak 
  • Day 6Walk to Bhumdi village 
  • Day 7Walk to Pokhara via Peace stupa 
  • Day 8Day in Pokhara 
  • Day 9Fly to Kathmandu 
  • Day 10Fly back home 
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