Panchase Trek

Duration: 8 Days

Panchase Trek
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Panchase Trek Overview

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 taking you close to nature. A perfect illustration of hillsides trekking in Nepal, Panchase Hill Trek is a great alternative for other short treks of the region like; Poon hill and Ghandruk, etc. The Panchase Trek 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 of 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 holds a cultural significance to the surrounding people, as it is regarded as a site where Lord Shiva had meditated in the past days.

This 8-days short and scenic trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you'll start with 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, Panchase Trekking is an ideal option for everyone looking for a short escape to nature.

Start At Kathmandu Airport
End At Kathmandu Airport
Transportation Car and Tourist bus
Trip Grade Easy

Travellers can expect some light physical activities.

Accommodation 3 Star Hotel and Tea house
Tour Type Small group

Panchase Trek Highlights

  • Enjoy stunning sights of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and the Lamjung mountain range.
  • An easy yet rewarding trek.
  • Witness the majestic sunrise views.
  • Experience the culture and lifestyle of an ethnic village.
  • Encounter the natural diversity of the Annapurna region.
Panchase Trek Itinerary

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 take a 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. Overnight stay at Kathmandu. 

Things to look out for:

  • Meet and greet at the airport.

  • Briefing session at the hotel. 

Keep in mind:

In the evening, you'll have a short briefing session at the hotel with your guide. Make sure to ask freely if there's any confusion or anything you need to buy for the trek. 

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. 


Things to look out for:

  • Scenic views along the way.

  • Evening walk at lakesides.

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. 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. 


Things to look out for:

  • Shanti stupa at the top of the hill. 

  • Villages along the way.

Keep in mind:

The peace pagoda you'll be visiting today is the first peace pagoda built in Nepal and the seventy-first in the world built by Nipponzan-Myōhōji. Make sure to take in the peaceful environment as much as you can when you're there. 

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. 


Things to look out for

  • Forested trails.

  • Mountain views along the way.

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 Gurungs, Brahmins, and Kami living together. Overnight at Bhadaure.


Things to look out for:

  • Majestic sunrise view from Panchase hill.

  • Spectacular mountain views.

  • Local culture and lifestyle of ethnic people.

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. Overnight stay at Pokhara.

This is the final day of your trek as you head back to Kathmandu. You'll follow the same route 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. 

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. 

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Panchase Trek Includes / Excludes
  • 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

  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.

  • 3 standard meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek

  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek

  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Panchase Hill trip.

  • Porter to carry your baggage (1 Porter = 2 Trekkers)

  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s 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

  • Required Annapurna Permit fee and TIMS Fee

  • First aid medicine Kit

  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.

  • Government taxes & office service charge

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary

  • Personal Travel insurance & Personal trekking equipment or expenses

  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages

  • Tips for trekking guides, porters (tipping is expected)

  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

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