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Max Elevation

2,500 m

Best Season

September to November
March to May

Duration

5 days

START/FINISH

Pokhara

Difficulty

easy
Tour Details

On the captivating Panchase yoga trek, a short and picturesque journey unfolds as we ascend from the shores of Fewa Lake to the sacred mountain of Panchassee, standing at 2,500 meters, along an ancient pilgrimage trail. From this vantage point, you can soak in breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range. This trek provides a wonderful opportunity to explore Nepal’s rich biodiversity and its deep-rooted historical and religious heritage.

Price Includes

  • Pre-trek online personal advice
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes during the trek
  • All transportations (private boat and jeep) during trek
  • All permits
  • Bedroom in teahouse lodges during trek
  • Three meals per day during trek
  • Government registered, well experienced, English speaker and friendly local trekking guide
  • Staff fees with all their expenses and necessary insurance
  • Welcome dinner

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Health insurance with heli-rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (compulsory)
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes etc.
  • Personal expenses (phone charging, WiFi, hot shower, laundry...)
  • Drinks and Bar Menu
  • Yoga Mats and Blankets
  • Breakfast on the first day, dinner on the last day
  • Gratuity (optinal)

You can add to your pack

  • Guide in your own language
  • Porter (20kg max)
  • Private room during trek
  • Private yoga class prior to or after the trek
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Three meals per day in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Round trip vehicle or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Taxi service
  • International flight

Complementaries

  • Firante's gift
  • Combine several treks and extend your trip
What to Expect

In the heart of Nepal, the Panchassee yoga trek offers a unique blend of accessibility, natural beauty, and cultural richness. This brief journey allows us to explore the historical and spiritual significance of this region while enjoying its picturesque landscapes.

The Trek:

The trek commences with a mesmerizing trail composed of ancient, hand-carved stone steps. These steps guide us through a landscape that transitions from lush grasslands to dense forests, offering awe-inspiring views at every turn. While the trail predominantly ascends gradually, it presents moments of steep terrain that add an element of adventure to the trek.

Nature’s Bounty:

Panchassee is a treasure trove of lush vegetation, including vibrant tree orchids, captivating Rhododendron blooms, and a myriad of colorful flowers. This rich biodiversity reflects Nepal’s natural beauty, making every step of the journey a visual delight.

Yoga Symbols and Spiritual Significance:

Throughout the trek, we encounter Yoga symbols and significant locations where Yoga practitioners have found their solace. One such site is a rock, where legend has it that a sunray-like pattern appeared after Siddha Baba’s meditation at sunrise, offering a mystic connection to the spiritual heritage of the area.

Historical and Spiritual Exploration:

The region is adorned with ancient ruins and a meditative cave where wise men, known as sadhus, contemplated the magnificence of nature. This spot holds a deep connection to the divine feminine energy, reflecting the rich tapestry of Vedic culture.

Significance of Panchase:

The name “Panchase” translates to “Five Seats of the Divine Mother,” symbolizing a deep connection to the local people, akin to other renowned peaks like Everest, Annapurna, or Daulagiri. Panchassee’s cultural importance comes to life during the annual Mela celebration in November when sacred rituals rejuvenate the Earth, celebrating the Shakti principle.

Hidden Delights:

Beyond its cultural and spiritual significance, Panchassee has more surprises in store. Below the western summit, we stumble upon a tranquil, jewel-like lake nestled within the jungle, creating a truly enchanting experience. Additionally, the trek provides breathtaking views of Himalayan giants, such as Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes during the trek.
  • You will be accompanied by a spiritual guide and a mountain guide, both renowned in Nepal.
  • The Panchase Trek near Pokhara offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and spiritual serenity.
  • The summit of Panchase Hill, at 2500 meters, promises a dramatic sunrise over the Himalayan Giants for early risers.
  • Panchase's serene environment and sacred history make it an ideal place for yoga and meditation.
  • Staying in homestays in villages like Kalabang and Bhadaure offers an authentic experience and warm local hospitality.
  • The region is rich in biodiversity, with diverse flora, endangered herbs, and a variety of wildlife.
  • Breathtaking views of the Annapurna Himalayas, including iconic peaks like Machhapuchhare and Dhaulagiri, paint the backdrop of your journey.
  • Trekking through charming villages allows you to engage with the daily lives and traditions of the local people.
Itinerary

Day beforeWelcome Dinner

The day before our yoga trekking expedition begins, we’ll gather for a memorable welcome dinner. It’s a perfect occasion for us to connect and become acquainted with one another before we set off on our exciting adventure. This dinner also provides a valuable opportunity for you to approach your guides with any final questions or concerns you may have.

Day 1Pokhara – Khade – Bhadaure

Max altitude: 1,700m // 40 min drive, 3h trek

Kickstart your day with a refreshing session of Meditation and an invigorating Hatha Yoga class, setting the perfect tone for your adventures ahead. Recharge with a wholesome breakfast to fuel your body for the day’s journey. After a scenic 40-minute drive from Pokhara, your trek begins with a leisurely day’s walk through diverse terrain. You’ll meander through a serene forest, picturesque farmlands, and charming small villages, ultimately reaching the delightful destination of Bhadaure. Throughout this picturesque route, relish breathtaking vistas of the lush green hills within the Pokhara Valley, while the majestic Himalayan giants Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) grace the horizon. Weather permitting, you’ll be treated to a panoramic view of the entire Annapurna mountain range in all its splendor. Recharge with a nourishing teahouse lunch, and stay energized with provided healthy snacks along the way. As the day transitions into evening, find tranquility in restorative relaxation and meditation. Conclude your day with a satisfying dinner, preparing for a peaceful night’s rest in a welcoming teahouse surrounded by the serenity of the Himalayan landscape.

Day 2Bhadaure – Bhanjyang

Max altitude: 2,050m // 4.5h trek

Embark on the day with a soothing morning meditation and an invigorating Hatha Yoga class to awaken your senses, followed by a wholesome breakfast to prepare for the day’s adventure. Your path today leads you through the enchanting embrace of a dense forest, where towering rhododendron, oak, and pine trees form a natural canopy overhead. As you stroll along this winding trail, intermittent vistas of the grandeur of the mountains peek through the breaks in the foliage, and the panoramic views over the Pokhara Valley add to the breathtaking beauty of your surroundings. During your journey, you’ll chance upon two charming, small lakes nestled in the heart of the forest, providing tranquil moments of reflection amidst the vibrant greenery. The terrain you traverse is predominantly gentle, with gradual undulations that make for a pleasant walking experience without steep climbs or descents. As you approach your day’s destination, Bhanjayang, you’ll be greeted by a magnificent sight, offering a stunning panoramic view of the entire Annapurna mountain range. Weather permitting, you can look forward to an awe-inspiring sunset and sunrise against the backdrop of these majestic peaks. Delight in a teahouse lunch, where you can refuel and recharge with healthy snacks provided along the way. As evening descends, indulge in restorative relaxation and meditation, a perfect opportunity to unwind, reflect, and appreciate the beauty of the surroundings. Conclude your day with a hearty dinner that satisfies your senses, and retire for the night in a comfortable teahouse, where the tranquil ambiance of the Himalayas provides a peaceful backdrop for a restful night’s sleep.

Day 3Bhanjyang – Panchase (2,500m) – Bahanjyang

Max altitude: 2,500m // 2.5h trek, optional 3h hike

Commence your day with a serene morning Meditation and an invigorating Hatha Yoga class, setting the tone for a day filled with spiritual and natural wonders. Following this, savor a fulfilling breakfast to energize for the day’s adventures. As the sun rises, you’ll climb to the Panchase viewpoint at 2,500 meters, where the majestic sunrise unveils the breathtaking mountain panorama, a sight that words cannot capture. This experience is followed by a visit to a local temple, the exploration of ancient ruins, and an inspiring visit to a small meditation cave, renowned in legend as the place where Siddha Baba attained enlightenment. Enjoy a nourishing breakfast at this serene location before descending back to Bhanjyang. For those seeking further adventure, an optional 3-hour forest walk leads to the sacred Panchase lake, a tranquil site where an annual festival draws 50,000 devotees. The remainder of the day is dedicated to relaxation and reflection in this peaceful setting. Throughout the day, refuel with a teahouse lunch and healthy snacks to sustain your energy. As evening descends, you’ll find tranquility in restorative relaxation and meditation, followed by a satisfying dinner. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in a welcoming teahouse, immersed in the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape.

Day 4Bhanjyang – Pumdi Bhumdi

Max altitude: 1,450m // 6h trek

Your day starts with a revitalizing session of Meditation and an energizing Hatha Yoga class, followed by a nourishing breakfast to prepare for today’s extended journey. This day offers a longer walk as we descend all the way to Pumdi Bhumdi. The trail takes on a narrow and untamed character, guiding you through a dense forest. As you progress, the path leads to a vast clearing surrounded by towering trees, providing a stunning view of Annapurna South. This idyllic spot becomes the setting for a relaxing break as you savor your packed lunch. The forest path continues for another couple of hours, eventually leading you to the open stone-step trail that takes you to Pumdi Bhumdi village. This charming village is surrounded by terraced fields and offers delightful mountain views from a fresh perspective. It’s here, for the first time on this trek, that you’ll catch sight of Annapurna III. You’ll have access to healthy snacks along the way to maintain your energy levels. In the evening, find serenity with restorative relaxation and meditation, followed by a satisfying dinner. Prepare for a peaceful night’s rest in a welcoming teahouse, immersed in the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape.

Day 5Pumdi Bhumdi – Shanti Stupa – Pokhara

4.5h trek

Begin the day with a calming Meditation session followed by an energizing Hatha Yoga class that sets a positive tone for your final leg of the journey. Recharge with a hearty breakfast to fuel your day’s adventures. The day’s trek is a gentle one, leading you along a wide and easily traversed trail that takes you through numerous small villages and verdant farmlands. As you draw near to the Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda), perched on a picturesque hill near Pokhara, a sweeping panorama of the Pokhara Valley and the glistening Fewa Lake unfolds before you. Here, at the stupa, you’ll relish a leisurely lunch while taking in the serene surroundings. Following this, your journey continues along a forest trail that descends to the lake’s shores. You’ll cross the lake by boat, offering a unique perspective of the landscape. Finally, you’ll be transferred to your comfortable accommodation in Pokhara. Throughout the day, you’ll have access to a teahouse lunch and healthy snacks to keep your energy levels up. In the evening, a special farewell dinner awaits, allowing you to reflect on the journey’s experiences and connections. Conclude your adventure with a restful overnight stay in a comfortable hotel in Pokhara, celebrating the memories created during your trek.

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About Panchase

Panchase, or Panchasse, literally meaning “Pancha” for Five and “Aasan” for Seats, is the meeting place of five peaks covered with lush green forests rich in diverse flora and fauna. This prominent hill overlooks the picturesque city of Pokhara and spans across the districts of Syangja, Parbat, and Kaski. This sacred journey is deeply rooted in Yoga tradition, with the climb itself holding immense importance. Along the Panchase trek, you’ll encounter various places of importance, such as the temple of Shidda Baba dedicated to Lord Shiva, Homekunda for the ritual of fire offerings, Panchasse Lake, Balaji Phachyan Temple, ancient Bouddha Stupas(around 200 years old), and caves where sages were believed to have meditated for centuries. The population of Panchase comprises nearly 100,000 residents, including Gurung, Brahmins, and various other ethnic groups residing in the surrounding villages. This region, with its blend of natural beauty and cultural significance, is a truly remarkable destination in Nepal, and the best time to explore it is during the peak trekking seasons of autumn and spring, although it can be visited year-round.

About our Yoga & Meditation retreats

Yoga is all about making your body, mind, and soul feel relaxed and peaceful. Now, imagine doing this while walking through mountains, lush forests, and stunning landscapes – that’s Yoga Trekking in the Himalayas. With every step, you become one with nature. Practicing yoga amidst the Himalayas adds an extra dose of refreshment and spirituality. In our busy lives, stress can pile up due to our daily routines. This is where a Yoga retreat combined with trekking in the Himalayas comes to the rescue, offering incredible relief. Our professional instructors lead yoga sessions mainly in the morning and evening.

Nepal, a land of mountains, vast landscapes, and rich culture, is a perfect destination for travel, hiking, and yoga. It’s like a piece of paradise, blending beauty in all its forms. Nepal has something to offer every traveler. Each day is a new adventure, filled with traditions, culture, and scenic beauty. Yoga Trekking is a wonderful way to explore both the external beauty around you and the internal beauty within you.

The combination of Yoga and trekking allows you to experience the diverse wonders of nature. Daily meditation and hatha yoga practice help open your mind and body while you savor breathtaking views of the spiritual Himalayan range. Walking through scenic paths, encountering alpine trees, and immersing yourself in the Himalayan cultures and traditions while meditating in serene surroundings create lasting memories.

During your yoga trekking journey, each day starts with an hour of meditation and traditional hatha yoga. This is followed by a delicious breakfast in the morning and dinner in the evening. Regular yoga practice not only soothes your mind and body but also keeps you healthy and prevents stiffness.

Various destinations in the Annapurna region, such as Ghorepani Poon Hill, Annapurna Base Camp, Australian Base Camp, Mardi Himal Base Camp, Panchase Trek, and Ghandruk Ghorepani, are ideal for yoga trekking. We tailor our yoga practices according to the destination, offering unique experiences that suit each place.

Firantes invites you to join us for an amazing holiday experience. Our skilled guides and porters will lead you through this mesmerizing region, ensuring your holiday becomes an unforgettable memory.

If you are planning your next travel to Nepall, make sure to explore our latest blogs and consider subscribing. Our collection of travel blogs offers valuable insights to help you better understand your trek and the destination you’re heading to. If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to reach out to us via email. We’re here to assist you in every way possible.

Veg menu

Our choice to offer vegetarian menus during our yoga treks is inspired by the ancient relationship between diet and the spiritual practice of yoga. Vegetarianism is traditionally associated with purifying the body and mind, fostering greater harmony and balance. We strongly believe that a plant-based diet is not only environmentally respectful but also provides all the essential nutrients for a healthy and fulfilling experience. Our vegetarian menus are thoughtfully crafted to offer a wide variety of delicious options that will tantalize your taste buds while providing the energy and nutrients required for your journey.

What is the best time to trek?

The best season for the Panchase trek in Nepal is typically autumn, which spans from September to November. During this time, you can expect the most ideal weather conditions, including clear skies, mild temperatures, and stable trekking conditions. Autumn offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, and the trails are at their best, making it the preferred season for most trekkers. Spring, from March to May, is also a good time for the Panchase trek with blooming rhododendrons and pleasant weather, but autumn is often considered the prime season for this trek.

Trek travel insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for the trek. All the trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation – including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes.

Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information after trek booking. In case of emergencies, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please ensure that your insurance covers all costs incurred during mountain rescue service.

Before buying travel insurance, make sure to call the insurance company and recheck if they have heli-rescue.

Drinking water

We recommend you bring a container for one liter of water. In the teahouses we can buy boiled water suitable for drinking with which to fill our bottles. Another option is to refill the water from the fountains that we find along the way or from the tap of the teahouses themselves, for this we have to count on water disinfectant tablets that we can find in pharmacies.

Team
Meet Your Spiritual Guide and Yoga Instructor for this Adventure

YOGI ACHARYA AUM BABA

Certified Yoga Instructor / Meditation Expert / Alignment & Adjustment Specialist

Join Yogi Acharya Aum Baba on an authentic and transformative journey of self-discovery, mindfulness, and inner transformation. Embrace the path of yoga and meditation, and experience the profound peace and happiness that lie within you.

Yogi Acharya Aum Baba is a seasoned yoga instructor with profound expertise in various yoga disciplines, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Yoga Nidra. With an unwavering dedication to the art of yoga, he places a strong emphasis on alignment and adjustment techniques. Aum Baba’s teachings encompass pranayama, meditation, kriyas, and mantra chanting, offering a comprehensive approach to holistic well-being.

मन्त्रमुद्राः (With Mantra Blessings),

🕉️ Hari Om 🕉️

Meet Your Mountain Guide for this Adventure

Kumar Tamang

Founder / Trekking Guide

Biography

Hello! I’m Kumar Tamang, and I’m an energetic, determined, and passionate individual. I was born on October 16, 1997, in a remote village in Dhading, Nepal. At the young age of 16, I started my career in the trekking industry as a Porter, following in the footsteps of my father, who also worked in the same field.

As I gained experience and knowledge, I progressed from being a Porter to becoming a trekking guide. With a strong desire to work independently, I founded Firantes, an adventure travel company that aims to offer exceptional experiences while promoting sustainable tourism.

Upholding values such as integrity, excellence, and customer satisfaction, I am committed to expanding Firantes and establishing it as a leading name in the industry, providing a wide range of adventure activities and creating unforgettable journeys amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

Chronology

2011-Present
Trekker

Skills

English Speaker100%
Trekking guide100%
Leadership100%
Friendly90%

Contact Info

Phone: +977 9869380180
Email: iamtamangkumar@gmail.com

30 Reviews
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Sophia

Group Traveller

The trek to Panchase was a magical journey. The yoga and meditation lessons allowed me to find inner peace. The spiritual guide was a source of wisdom.

October 26, 2023

Luis

Group Traveller

This trek was a rollercoaster of emotions. From the sunrise yoga classes to the spiritual guide who connected us with nature, I’ll never forget this journey.

October 17, 2023

Rodriguez

Couple Traveller

Our family of four embarked on the Panchase Serenity Trek with a mix of excitement and curiosity. The experience was nothing short of magical for all of us. The yoga and meditation sessions became a bonding activity, and the kids cherished learning about nature from the spiritual guide. We explored the rich biodiversity of Nepal together and created lasting memories. The teahouse stays were comfortable, and the mountain guide ensured our safety. This trek was not just an adventure; it was an educational and bonding journey for our family. We’ll be talking about it for years to come.

October 16, 2023

Sarah Anderson

Couple Traveller

I recently had the privilege of embarking on the Panchase Serenity Trek, and it was nothing short of a transformative experience. The trek, a short and picturesque journey, took us from the serene shores of Fewa Lake to the sacred summit of Panchassee, nestled at 2,500 meters, tracing an ancient pilgrimage trail.

The very essence of this trek lies in its name—serenity. The moment we began our ascent, it felt as if we were leaving behind the mundane world and entering a realm of tranquility and spirituality. The surroundings, rich with natural beauty, were a constant source of awe. The Annapurna mountain range loomed majestically, offering breathtaking vistas that made each step a wonder.

One of the most compelling aspects of this trek was the opportunity to delve into Nepal’s vibrant biodiversity. The lush forests, tree orchids, and vibrant rhododendron blooms painted a vivid picture of the region’s natural treasures. Our guides shared their knowledge of the local flora and fauna, adding depth to the journey.

The trek also led us to ancient temples, meditation caves, and revered ruins, each resonating with history and spirituality. The legend of Siddha Baba and the sunray-like pattern on a rock, visible to this day, created an air of mystique and wonder.

One of the highlights was the chance to partake in a rejuvenating Hatha Yoga class amidst these stunning surroundings. This truly bridged the gap between physical and spiritual rejuvenation.

The trek’s grandeur culminated at Panchassee, meaning “Five Seats of the Divine Mother,” an apt name for a place that felt sacred and rejuvenating. It was a heartwarming experience to witness the annual Mela celebration, where sacred rituals breathed life into the Earth, epitomizing the Shakti principle.

Additionally, the trek organizers ensured our comfort with a well-planned itinerary, including nourishing meals and cozy teahouse stays. Our evenings were filled with restorative relaxation and meditation, creating a holistic experience that was deeply enriching.

In conclusion, the Panchase Serenity Trek is a gem hidden in the folds of Nepal’s natural beauty and spiritual richness. It’s a journey that transcends the ordinary and transports you to a realm of tranquility, spirituality, and natural wonders. If you seek serenity and rejuvenation, this trek is an absolute must.

October 3, 2023

Alex

Group Traveller

Immersing in nature was mind-blowing. Discovering the beauty of Nepal’s biodiversity while hiking and meditating made this trek exceptional.

September 24, 2023
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