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    Panchase Trek

    Panchase Trek

    • Destination
    • Durations
      5 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Adventure Trek and Tours
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode
      In Hotels and local nice lodge basis.
    • Areas of Trek
      Nepal North Mid-West within Annapurna Himalaya region.
    • People and Culture
      High Hills populated by Gurung people hill tribe of Annapurna region.They are enriched with ancient culture and Buddhism religion.
    • Mode of transpor
      Overland journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back.
    • Duration of Treks
      04 Nights and 05 Days from Pokhara to Pokhara.


    • Scenic Beauty: The trek takes you through lush forests, terraced fields, and charming villages, offering breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The landscape is dotted with rhododendron forests, making it a stunning sight during the blooming season (March-April).
    • Cultural Immersion: Panchase Trek provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. You will have a chance to interact with local communities, experience their traditional lifestyle, and witness their unique customs and rituals.
    • Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure: Panchase Trek is relatively less crowded compared to other popular treks in Nepal, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a more peaceful and secluded trekking experience away from the crowds.
    • Hidden Lakes: The trek includes a visit to the pristine lakes of Panchase, which are considered sacred by the local people. These lakes offer serene settings for relaxation and reflection, surrounded by stunning natural beauty.
    • Ancient Temples: The trek takes you to the ancient Panchase Bhagwati Temple, a significant Hindu pilgrimage site, and other small temples along the trail. These temples hold religious and cultural significance and provide insights into the local beliefs and practices.
    • Local Hospitality: You will have the opportunity to experience the warm hospitality of the local people in the teahouses and guesthouses along the trek. This allows you to get a glimpse of the local way of life and forge meaningful connections with the locals.
    • Moderate Difficulty: Panchase Trek is a moderate-level trek suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. It offers a good balance between adventure and comfort, with moderate daily walking distances and comfortable teahouse accommodations.

    Panchase Trek 5 days

    Panchase Trek

    Panchase Trekking is one of Pokhara's most scenic short treks or hikes. So, it takes you to the mid-hills within the Annapurna Himalaya range. This trek leads you to a fabulous panorama of snow-capped mountains from the journey's start to end. In the meantime, you will get time to explore local villages of great interest.

    The Panchase Trek begins in beautiful Pokhara City. A short drive takes you to its southern side beyond Pokhara Valley to reach our walking spot. And then head to high hills with many farming areas around Gurung villages. Then, the walk takes you to Bhumdi and onward to Panchase Bhanjyang. Meanwhile, walk through serene cool rhododendron and pine forest with ever-present views of Annapurna Himalaya.

    Panchase Bhanjyang is a small Gurung farm village at the bottom of the scenic Panchase Hill.  From there, the morning walk leads to a long climb of a few hours to reach the viewpoint. Thus this hilltop offers an excellent panorama of Western Himalaya with Dhaulagiri-Annapurna-Manaslu as far as Ganesh Himal with towering Machhapuchare Himal, the famous Fish-Tail peak.

    Enjoy views of mountain panorama along with stunning sunrise. Next, head down into forested areas to reach Bhaduare village unto the scenic hill of Sarangkot. This overnight stop offers marvelous sunrise views over an array of peaks. And then, head back to Pokhara after a great, memorable, and amazing short trek in the Annapurna region.

    Best Seasons for Panchase Trek:

    Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon, wet months from mid-June to mid-September. March to May is the best time for clear views till the afternoon when wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. A pleasant day with a cooler morning and nighttime.

    October to December is yet another best trekking seasons for clear views of peaks. Short sunlight days can be freezing cold in the morning and night, depending on the altitude and overnight stop.

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    • Day01

      Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) and drive to Thadi Khola and trek to Bhumdi village 1,530 m – 01 hr drives and 04 hrs walks.

      Start a short trek to Panchase Hill with a scenic 30 mins flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu city. From Pokhara airport, a short drive takes to starting point of the trek. This lead to Bhumdi, a farm village, on reaching a place called Thade khola near Pumdi village.

      Begin our first-day trek around Pokhara by climbing for an hour. Walk a few hours on the gradual winding path with short ups and down till Bhumdi village is reached.

      Bhumdi is a moderate size Gurung village, a tribe of Annapurna mid hills, which offers a grand view of Annapurna peaks with Mt. Machhapuchhre.

    • Day02

      Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200 m – 05 hrs.

      After catching morning views of Annapurna peaks, the walk begins with a gentle up into a cool forest of oaks and rhododendron facing views of Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre. Then, walk enjoying views till reaching Panchase Bhanjyang for the overnight stop. This small village is at an altitude of 2,200 meters located at the base of Panchase Hill, with super views of the mountain range.

    • Day03

      Hike to Panchase hill top 2,510 m and trek to Bhadaure 1,670 m – 05 hrs.

      Early morning climb up through lovely woodland. After two hours of strenuous uphill walk, reach Panchase hilltop, located at 2,510 m. Interestingly from this top, you can overlook a tremendous panorama of the Himalayan range from Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m to Annapurna 8,091 m with Mt. Manaslu, 8,163m. It also includes a series of peaks, including towering Mt. Machhapuchhre.

      Panchase Hill is regarded as a holy spot for the Hindu and local people, where a great festival takes place once a year in the month of August. After enjoying the beautiful scenery walk leads back to Bhanjyang on the downhill for breakfast and lunch.

      Afternoon, continue to walk towards Bhadaure village through the serene forest. At Bhadaure, a large Gurung village, stop for an overnight stay.

    • Day04

      Sarangkot 1,460 m via Naudanda – 05 hrs.

      Early morning walks lead to short ups and down, and then on a gradual climb, reach the road head at Naudanda village. Yet another point that offers grand views of the Annapurna mountain range at a close distance.

      With short rest, continue to walk on the undulating winding trail to Sarangkot. From Sarangkot, get grand views of Pokhara Valley and its serene Phewa Lake.  Phewa Lake faces the panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri-Manaslu and Annapurna mountain ranges. Afterward, walk slowly to a scenic viewpoint at Sarankot, which is famous for stunning sunrise and sunset views. Moreover, this is a popular spot for Paragliding.

    • Day05

      Trek to Phewa Lake and transfer to hotel – 04 hrs walks.

      After memorable trekking around Pokhara with breakfast, downhill to reach Phewa Lake. Descend through farm areas to reach the rim of Phewa Lake. Then continue your walk till reaching the hotel near Phewa Lake. Afternoon at leisure, you can do individual activities around Pokhara.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Panchase Trek

    • Trekking permits: This includes the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card, which are required for trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal.
    • Accommodation: Lodging in teahouses or guesthouses along the trekking route.
    • Meals: Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • English-speaking trekking guide: A licensed trekking guide who will accompany you throughout the trek, provide information about the culture and environment, and ensure your safety.
    • Porters: Porters to carry your main luggage during the trek, allowing you to trek with a lighter daypack.
    • Transportation: Transportation from Pokhara to the starting point of the trek and back.
    • First aid kit: A basic first aid kit for emergencies.

    What's Excluded in Panchase Trek

    • International and domestic flights: The cost of flights to and from Nepal, as well as domestic flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara (if applicable).
    • Travel insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses, emergency evacuation, and trip cancellation/interruption.
    • Visa fees: The cost of obtaining a visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport or at a Nepali embassy/consulate abroad.
    • Personal expenses: Any additional meals, snacks, drinks, and souvenirs not included in the trek package, as well as expenses for internet, charging electronic devices, etc.
    • Tips: Tips for the trekking guide, porter, and other support staff as per your discretion and satisfaction.
    • Additional services: Any optional services or activities such as hot showers, Wi-Fi, or extra side trips not included in the trek package.

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