Panchase Trek - 8 Days

Panchase Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 2500 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport
Highlights
  • Get breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Trek through lush green forests, small valleys, and waterfalls.
  • Experience the unique culture and traditions of the Gurung and Magar communities.
  • Majestic sunrise and sunset views from Panchase Hill
  • Visit the World Peace Pagoda, a symbol of peace and harmony.
  • Enjoy the serene and peaceful time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Panchase Trek is a short getaway trek lying in the Annapurna Region. It is one of the eco-friendly trekking trails in the region, which is a short, off-beat trail that takes you close to nature.

A perfect illustration of hillside trekking in Nepal, Panchase Trek is a great alternative for other short trekking trails of the region, like Poon Hill and Ghandruk, etc. The Panchase Trek Itinerary allows you to have intriguing sights of terraced fields backdropped by the majestic Himalayas ranges like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre mountains.

Along with the spectacular sights of mountains and hills, Panchase Trekking also takes you close to some authentic Gurung and Brahmin villages in the region, providing you with an opportunity to experience the local culture and lifestyle.

The Panchase Hill Trek is a quiet trekking trail filled with stunning panoramic views that also hold cultural significance to the surrounding people, as it is regarded as a site where Lord Shiva meditated in the past days.

This 8-day itinerary is a short and scenic trek that starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you'll start by boating around Phewa Lake and then hike to Bumdi via Shanti Stupa. From Bumdi, you'll trek to Panchase Bhanjyang and Panchase Hill, which is the main destination of your trek.

After summiting Panchase Hill, you'll trek down to Naudanda and then to Pokhara. The trek ends with a drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
The perfect blend of nature with stunning Annapurna mountain views and culture showcasing the lifestyle of typical Nepali hillsides, the Panchase Trek Map is an ideal option for everyone looking for a short escape to nature.

What can you expect on a short Panchase Trekking Itinerary?

Embarking on a short Panchase trek, you can expect to have a delightful journey that takes you through captivating landscapes and cultural experiences.

Over 8 days, our itinerary offers you a balanced mix of trekking and sightseeing. You'll start by driving to Pokhara and commencing your trek, passing through charming villages and lush forests. On the following days, you'll trek to Panchase Bhanjyang, where you'll witness awe-inspiring sunrise views from Panchase Hill.

The trek continues through serene trails, where you'll get to encounter the local traditions and hospitality of the ethnic communities. Overall, you can expect to have a short and rewarding experience with the Panchase Trekking Map.

Panchase Trekking Difficulty 

The Panchase Trek Nepal is graded as easy to moderate, depending on individual trekker fitness levels. It's particularly suitable for beginners with decent fitness. The trek involves navigating steep ascents, descents, narrow paths, and rocky terrain.

The highest point is Panchase Peak at 2,500 meters, which offers gradual altitude gain for acclimatization, reducing the risk of altitude sickness. While the terrain changes, it's manageable for all levels of trekkers. The trek spans 8 days, with an average of 4-6 hours of daily walking, which can be demanding for newcomers.

Thus, adequate fitness and physical training, like walking or running, are highly recommended.

Does the Panchase Hill Trekking fit you?

The Panchase Hill trek is well-suited for both beginners and experienced trekkers who are seeking a relatively short and manageable trekking experience in the Annapurna region.

If you are looking for a short and beginner-friendly trekking journey, then there cannot be a better option than Panchase Hill, which provides you with a distinct side of both nature and culture. 

With moderate trails and opportunities to immerse in local culture, this trail presents a balanced challenge that can be enjoyed by a wide range of individuals with every level of fitness. 

How can you get ready for a short trip to Panchase Hill?

To ensure a successful and enjoyable short trek to Panchase, it's essential to prepare adequately. You can start with physical conditioning, including light exercises and short hikes to build stamina.

As the trek is not that challenging physically, the next thing you should do is pack comfortable trekking attire, sturdy footwear, and essential items such as a water bottle, sunscreen, and a first aid kit.

You can also familiarize yourself with the map and the local customs, which will help you engage with the communities you'll encounter.

Map of the 8-Day Panchase Trek Itinerary

The 8-day Panchase Trek in Nepal follows a captivating route map that winds through diverse landscapes and cultural encounters. The route map starts with a drive to Pokhara and then a short boat ride on Phewa Lake, which leads you to the starting point of the walk. 

The route map then takes you through charming villages and lush forests. As the journey continues, you'll pass through several traditional settlements and ascend to Panchase Bhanjyang, where the breathtaking sunrise view from Panchase Hill awaits. Traversing serene trails, the trek concludes in Naudanda, from where you will have a drive back to Pokhara.

8 Days Panchase Trekking Itinerary

The 8 Days Panchase Trekking itinerary presents you with a captivating journey through picturesque landscapes and cultural encounters. We have tailored this itinerary with experts that can cater to every level of fitness.

However, it's important to note that this itinerary can be tailored to fit your preferred pace and available time, ensuring a personalized and unforgettable experience. You have the option to add other destinations, extend the trek, or shorten it. To enhance your comfort, consider the option of customization according to your preferences.

Cost details of the Panchase Hill trip Package for 2024/25

The cost of the Panchase Trek Package in Nepal varies based on factors like trek duration, season, and group size. Typically, the cost ranges from USD 400 to USD 1000, which includes accommodation, 3-time meals, permits, a guide, a porter, and transportation facilities.

Keep in mind that it is an approximate cost and is subject to change depending on the level of facilities and services you require, as you have the option to customize the itinerary, accommodation, and facilities during the trip.

We offer both group and private trips for this journey. If you choose a group trip, the cost can be lower as you will be sharing it with other members of the group, and we also offer group discounts based on the number of trekkers. If you choose a private or solo trip, then it can be a little more costly than a group trip, depending on the level of customization.

No. of Pax

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1

USD 699

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2-3

USD 549

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4-6

USD 499

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7-10

USD 449

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Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

This is your arrival and first day in Nepal. Our representative will be there at the airport to welcome and greet you during your arrival time. You'll then be escorted to the hotel where you can rest for the rest of the day after completing your check-in procedures. 

In the evening you'll have a short briefing session regarding the trek with your guides. Make sure to ask freely if there's any confusion or anything you need to buy for the trek. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

  • Max Altitude:822m
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Transport:Tourist Bus

Early in the morning, you'll start the drive to a stunning city, Pokhara from Kathmandu. The ride follows a winding road over the valley rim and descends onto the Trisuli River. 

It is a smooth and scenic ride where you can enjoy the view of hills, rivers, and small settlements along the way. After a ride of around 7-8 hours, you'll arrive at Pokhara. Overnight stay at Pokhara. 

20 Minutes Flight option in extra Cost.

  • Max Altitude:1520m
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, you'll start the morning by exploring the city of Lake Pokhara. You cannot miss boating at Phewa Lake while you're in this city so, after the boating, you'll start the hike to Bumdi. But before Bumdi, you'll head towards the peace pagoda or Shanti stupa, which is situated at the top of the hill. Make sure to take in the peaceful environment as much as you can when you're there. 

After exploring the peace pagoda, you then continue your trek to Bumdi through the Rhododendron forests and the village of Lukum Swara. It is a short trek today where you can witness the layers of hills and small settlements along the way. Overnight stay at Bumdi. 

  • Max Altitude:2065m
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You'll continue your trek as you head to Panchase Bhanjyang today. The trail today takes you to the densely forested trail. You can get views of mountain peaks from in-between the trees along the way as you walk towards Panchase Bhanjyang. 

It is an easy walk of around 5-6 hours leading you to Panchase Bhanjyang. Overnight stay at Panchase Bhanjyang. 

  • Max Altitude:1670m
  • Time:4-5 hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the day when you'll finally reach the top of the Panchase hill situated at an elevation of 2500 m. You'll start the hike to the hill early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise view from the top. You can observe majestic sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range from the top. 

After enjoying the view from Panchase Hill, you'll start the descent down to Bhadaure where you can experience the local culture and lifestyle of Gurung, Brahmins, and Kami living together. Overnight at Bhadaure.

  • Max Altitude:822m
  • Time:3-4 hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast and Lunch

Today, you'll trek to Naudanda passing through several small villages on the way. You can get a chance to interact with the local ethnic people as you walk passing the villages. 

After arriving in Naudanda, you'll drive back to Pokhara. In the evening, you can stroll around the city for shopping and explore the restaurants and bars of this lakeside city. Overnight stay at Pokhara.

  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast and Dinner
  • Transport:Tourist Bus

This is the final day of your trek as you head back to Kathmandu. You'll follow the same route map you took on the first day of your trek. The drive is smooth and scenic which takes around 7-8 hours. 

After arriving in Kathmandu, you can choose to either take a rest or stroll around to shop for souvenirs. In the evening, you'll have a farewell dinner with our team as it is your last day in Nepal. 

20 Minutes Flight option in extra Cost.

  • Meals:Breakfast

Finally, it is your departure day. Our team representative will be there to drive you to the Airport and bid you goodbye during your departure time. 

If the present itinerary doesn't work for your Holiday, please Get in Touch with us so we may modify it.

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • The best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • 3 standard meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide during the trip
  • Porter to carry your baggage (1 Porter = 2 Trekkers)
  • All costs of staff, which include food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicines,
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus and Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by Private car
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map, Himalayan Recreation's T-shirt, and trip achievement certificate
  • The required Annapurna Permit fee and TIMS Fee
  • First-aid medicine Kit
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show in a fine restaurant on the second last day.
  • Government taxes and office service charges
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance and Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Tips for trekking guides and porters (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section

Dates & Prices

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Starts:Saturday Feb 24, 2024
Ends:Saturday Mar 02, 2024
Price US$449
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Starts:Monday Feb 26, 2024
Ends:Monday Mar 04, 2024
Price US$449
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Starts:Wednesday Feb 28, 2024
Ends:Wednesday Mar 06, 2024
Price US$449
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Know Before You Go

Luggage and Storage Facility

While you embark on the trekking journey, it is not possible to bring all your luggage on the trail. Thus, we offer the facility of luggage storage for you. You can either keep the luggage stored at our office in Kathmandu or at the hotel you stay at.

You can hire a porter for the trek, which will make your journey a lot easier, but keep in mind that the standard weight limit a porter can carry is 25 kg. And one porter carries the luggage of two trekkers.

Packing list and essentials for the Panchase Hill Trekking 

Make sure to pack all the required essentials for the Panchase Hill trekking, which include hiking clothing and gear. A sleeping bag, a pair of sturdy hiking boots suitable for varying terrains, hiking poles, a duffel bag, warm attire, cozy socks, gloves, sunglasses, and sunscreen are a few of the must-haves. Also, ensure you carry all the required documents for the trip. more detailed packing checklist for the trek.

Transportation facility

The transportation during the Panchase Trek itinerary includes a bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara at the beginning of the journey. From Pokhara, you will have a boat ride across Phewa Lake and then begin the walking journey from there on.

As for the end of the journey, you will have a ride on a private vehicle from Naudanda to Pokhara and then a ride back to Kathmandu on a bus. You can also choose to take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa, which will save time.

The best time to Complete the Panchase Trekking

Panchase trekking in Nepal offers a remarkable journey that can be enjoyed throughout the year, with distinct advantages and disadvantages depending on the season. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) stand out as the prime periods for this trek, providing pleasant weather and clear skies. During spring, the trail is adorned with blooming rhododendrons and vibrant flowers, creating a picturesque experience.

Autumn offers similar advantages, with mild temperatures and lush landscapes enhancing the trek's beauty. Planning during these peak seasons is crucial due to the higher trail traffic.

On the other hand, the monsoon (June to August) is marked by challenging conditions such as muddy paths, slippery trails, and obscured mountain views due to rain and fog. Yet, it provides a unique opportunity to explore a less crowded and verdant landscape. Winter (December to February) brings cold temperatures, particularly at higher altitudes, making it less favorable for trekking.

Accommodation options during the Panchase Trek Itinerary

Accommodation on the Panchase Trekking itinerary ensures your comfort and convenience. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you'll stay in 3-star hotels that can be tailored to your preferences.

On the trail, you can expect simple yet comfortable lodging at lodges, teahouses, and even homestays. These options provide basic amenities, including beds, blankets, and pillows. Lodges and teahouses offer communal dining spaces for relaxing meals. Whereas, opting for homestays lets you engage with local culture and lifestyles, offering a unique experience. 

Food and Drinking water during the Panchase Hill Trekking

Our package provided three meals a day during the trek. The food options you will get during the trial are a blend of traditional Nepalese delights and international flavors. For breakfast, you can get bread, jam, curry, traditional bread, coffee, and tea easily. For lunch and dinner, you can savor authentic dishes like Dal Bhat, Momo, Thukpa, and Chow Mein. Dal Bhat is a Nepalese staple that combines rice, lentil soup, and vegetables.

In addition to Nepalese cuisine, you'll discover international options along the trail. Teahouses offer choices like pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. Snacks like biscuits, chocolates, and energy bars are easily available as well. We further recommend that you carry personal snacks to keep yourself fueled along the route.

As for drinking water facilities, while tap water is accessible, for safe and suitable drinking water, it's advisable to carry water filter bottles or purification tablets. This way, you can have safe drinking water without leaving any negative impact on the environment.

Permits required to complete the Trekking

To complete the Panchase Trip, you will need two permits, which are:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): The permit costs NPR 3,000 for foreign trekkers.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card: For independent trekkers, the TIMS card costs NPR 1,000. And if you're trekking with a registered trekking agency, the cost is NPR 2,000.

Tipping culture during the Panchase Hill Journey

During your short journey, it's customary to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of guides and porters through tipping. Tipping is a gesture of gratitude for their assistance in making your trek safe and enjoyable.

While the amount of the tip depends on you, a general guideline is around 10% of the total cost of your trek. You can give the tips directly to the person or through the trekking company. Your generosity can make a positive impact and spread goodwill.

Travel tips for the Panchase Hill Trekking

  • Engage in light exercises and short hikes to build stamina and endurance before the trek.
  • Choose comfortable and sturdy trekking shoes to ensure a pleasant walking experience.
  • Pack layers of clothing for changing weather conditions. 
  • Carry a reusable water bottle, and use water filter bottles or purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • Trek gradually at your own pace to adapt to the altitude and minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Respect local customs and traditions along the route map. 
  • Carry energy bars, and snacks for quick energy boosts during the trek.
  • Carry enough local currency for small expenses along the trail.
  • Leave no trace, dispose of trash responsibly, and avoid using single-use plastics.

Booking Panchase Trek Nepal with Himalayan Recreation in 2024/2025

Embarking on the Panchase Hill trek with Himalayan Recreation in 2024/2025 promises a well-organized and memorable adventure. You can now book your Panchase Trip for 2024/2025.

To make the booking process easier, we stay online 24/7 to help you with any of your queries regarding the trek, and for the payment, you can use several channels, including bank transfers, online payment platforms, or other methods. You can go through our terms, conditions, and booking policy page to learn more about it.

Last-minute booking with Himalayan Recreation

If you find yourself with unexpected plans for the trek, Himalayan Recreation offers last-minute bookings with flexibility. Even if it's a last-minute decision, we ensure you get the best experience, from accommodations to guides.

However, keep in mind that for a last-minute booking, there should be full payment for the trip before embarking on the journey.

Travel sustainably with Himalayan Recreation in 2024/2025

Himalayan Recreation is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of our treks, respecting local cultures, and supporting local communities.

We prioritize waste management, encourage responsible trekking behavior, and promote eco-friendly practices. By joining us on the Panchase Trek Nepal in 2024/2025, you will contribute to preserving the natural beauty of the region and supporting local economies.

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