Trip Fact

Trip Duration 6 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Easy
Transportation Public Vehicle
Accomodation Teahouse and Camping
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Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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Trip Highlights

  • Summit Panchase Hill (2,500 meters); one of the best viewpoints of Annapurna Region
  • Wide panorama of mountains like Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Annapurna massifs
  • Boating experience in Phewa Lake
  • Cultural blend of Brahmin and Gurung people
  • Close connection with the lifestyle of locals
  • Quality time spend in Pokhara
  • Easy trek; suitable for people of all age group
  • Low budget trek, compared to other treks in Annapurna Region
  • Trek practice with 12 years experienced trekking company, and staffs (guides, porters, and others)
  • Easy trek customization facility
  • Safe and secure online booking system
  • Last minute trip booking facility
  • Fashionable cost includes and excludes

Panchase Trek is one of the best and unique short trekking routes around Pokhara, Nepal. It lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The name refers to the five seats of the mother in which a person experiences five levels of existence including thinking, feeling, sensing, and manifesting from above and below. Your trek starts in a unique style with a gentle boat trip across Lake Phewa to take you to the start point with an unforgettable closer view of Himalayas, unbeatable Landscapes, total wildness experience, inhabited by different ethnical groups, untouched biodiversity and natural heritage site with the peaceful environment. Nowadays, it is a unique photographic destination in Nepal.

The summit of Panchase Hill (2,500 m) is often considered to be the best viewpoint. From Panchase, you will see the giant Himalayan peaks of Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, Gangapurna, and Manaslu. The forests in the Panchase area are very diverse, and much of it is classified as protected forest consisting of a large number of orchid species at over 100 and rhododendron forest. During your journey, you will see many ethnic mixes, such as Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung as well as other groups including their lifestyles. Panchase is actually one of the hill stations in the Annapurna Region and also a religious site for Hindu People as well for other trekkers. You can see a stunning sunrise over the snowy Himalayan peaks this made you relax. This trek is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Panchase Trek Route

Pokhara -> Bhumdi -> Panchase Bhanjyang -> Bhadaure -> Pokhara (via Nau Danda) -> Kathmandu

Panchase Trek People and Locals

Panchase surrounding is the home for about 70,000 people including Bhadaure, Chitre, Kalabang, Sidhane, Arthare, Deurali, and Talibarang villages. Almost all villages have a home stay facility with mind-blowing hospitality. Especially, Gurung and Magar individuals are inhabited in this place.

Panchase Trek Nature and Wildlife

Panchase is the village lying on the lap of Himalayas with lot more of pristine beauty, natural and ethnic diversity. It covers the districts like Kaski, Parbat, and Syangja.

Some of the major attractions of Panchase in terms of nature and wildlife are:

  • Flowers and plants: Rhododendron, Leksallo, and Sunkhari
  • Herbs: Chattre, Loth Salla, Satuwa, and Unyu
  • Animals: Deer, bear, tiger, panda, etc.
  • Birds: Kalij, eagle, etc.
  • River: Harpan Khola - the origin point of the famous Seti Khola, Jare Khola, Rati Khola, Adhi Khola, and Phewa Lake

Panchase Trek Difficulty Level

Panchase Trek is done till the height of 2,500 meters (Panchase Hill). It is not a bigger height; hence the difficulty level is tended to ‘no’. This trek is rated as ‘easy’ trek in Nepal. It is because of the height aspect and the physical fitness needed for accomplishing this trek.

What is the height of Panchase Hill?

The height of Panchase Hill is 2,500 meters. It is the highest altitude that we travel during this trek.

How can I book Panchase Trek with NTA?

NTA offers different departure dates for every months of the year. You can choose any dates, and simply click on the Book Now button. Also, if you want any modification in the itinerary, or want the different dates (not mentioned in departure date list), then, simply prefer Customize Booking Section.

How can I reach Pokhara?

According to our Panchase 6 days’ itinerary, you will have 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (and from Pokhara to Kathmandu). But if you do not want to have a road trip, then you can prefer Kathmandu Pokhara Flight for moving between these two hubs; Kathmandu and Pokhara. Kathmandu Pokhara Road Trip is included in our itinerary with cost inclusions. But having a flight, will add extra cost in your trip. For example, if you wish to have Kathmandu Pokhara Flight, you would have to pay Panchase trek Cost + Kathmandu Pokhara Flight Ticket Cost. For this purpose, you can refer Customize Booking Section.

How long is Panchase Trek?

Nepal Trek Adventure offers Panchase Trek of 6 days. But as per your choice and demand, the itinerary can be customized easily.

Panchase Trek 3 Days: Pokhara -> Bhumdi -> Panchase Hill -> Pokhara (via Bhadaure)

Panchase Trek 4 Days: Pokhara -> Bhumdi -> Panchase Hill -> Australian Camp -> Pokhara (via Phedi)

These are some of the organized itineraries. You have full flexibility of extending and contracting the trek days. So, book the Panchase Trek of 6 days with us from our departure section. Or, customize the trip with your own time and route feasibility.

Nepal Trek Adventure provides an exclusive offer to have this diversified trek to a divine hill, Panchase. You can enjoy the environment, its beauty, people living there along with their own cultures and ethnicity.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 02:Boat across Fewa Lake and trek to Bumdi
  • Day 03:Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang
  • Day 04:Trek to Bhadaure
  • Day 05:Trek to Naudanda and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 06:Drive back to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Drive to Pokhara Our trek starts today with the drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by private transport. The distance of Pokhara from Kathmandu is 204.5km and approximate time take to reach there are 5 hours and 40 minutes. On the way, you will have the splendid views of mountains, rivers, greenery hills, and small tea houses too. After arrival in Pokhara you will be transferred to your respective hotel and there you can take rest. Roaming around the Pokhara city is also an option provided to you, in which you can enjoy the sports like cycling, skating, fishing, and many more. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
  • Day 02:Boat across Fewa Lake and trek to Bumdi In the morning after breakfast, you will have the privilege of boating in Phewa Lake which will be followed by the trek. The trial will lead you first to the World Peace Pagoda, which is one of the 80 peace pagodas in the world. The path also offers the vista of stunning mountains, Phewa Lake, and city below. The trial continues by the steep up climbing through the rhododendron forest and small village of Lukum Swara. The final trek of the day takes you to Bumdi village, a resident of Gurung and Brahmin people. The destination is 10 km away from the starting point of our trek and approximate walking hour is 3 hours. Stay overnight in camps.
  • Day 03:Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang Early in the morning, we will start the trek through the beautiful forest from where you can see the view of mountains peeking out of the trees. On the path, you can enjoy the natural beauty with the view of mountains, green forest, the monkey playing with each other, birds chattering, and the wind blowing at its own pace. The mountains that can be seen include some 8-thousand like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu in distance and others like Annapurnas, Lamjung, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The jeep trail is also done to reach up to the Panchese Bhanjyang. As a whole, the trek completes in about 4 hours and the destination for today is 10.5 km away from Bhumdi. Stay overnight in camps.
  • Day 04:Trek to Bhadaure In the morning, after breakfast, you will climb up to the Panchase peak at an altitude of 2500m (highest point of our trek). For today you also have an option of getting up earlier to ascend and have the sunrise view. Although, coming late also provides the spectacular view of mountains and surrounding. After enjoying the view, our trail descends to Aldana passing by the hills. In the afternoon, you will be rewarded with the gentle walk for reaching the town of Bhadaure. Here you can enjoy the beautiful experience with the mix of cultures of people of Brahmin, Gurung and Kami communities. As descend is of 7.5km with a plain walking trial will take 3 hours to complete. Stay overnight in camps.
  • Day 05:Trek to Naudanda and drive to Pokhara Today we will have a drive to Naudanda passing through the rough roads of small but regular villages, where you will get an opportunity to interact with locals and children. You will have lunch after reaching Naudanda. Lunch is followed by rest for some time, and we will head towards Pokhara with private jeep enjoying the natural and artistic view on the way. There is also an option of trekking all the way to Pokhara which will take about 7 hours. Stay overnight in hotel.
  • Day 06:Drive back to Kathmandu Today, our trek concludes with the drive to Kathmandu. It will take about 6 hours to reach Kathmandu which is almost 204.5 km away from Pokhara. On the way, you will enjoy the view of great fast flowing river, forest, and human settlements.

Cost Includes

  • Trekking map
  • All accommodations during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All government taxes and ground transport
  • All necessary government papers such as national park entry permits, TIMS, etc.
  • Group medical supplies
  • If you need, we will provide sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bag, and many more accessories

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals in Kathmandu (both lunch and dinner)
  • International air tickets
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic beverages and drinks
  • Laundry and personal shopping
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • All kinds of sightseeing and sport activities
  • Tips for fellow staffs and driver
Rated 5/5 based on 5 reviews
  • Amazing Private Trek to Panchase
    Afghanistan

    Amazing Private Trek to Panchase

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    We, a group of 6 friends decided to go hiking. We explored different options. But one we found attractive with our budgeted condition was Panchase Trek. Also, it popped up in our list as it included boating in the name, they call it, Phewa Lake. It was just a cherry on top. How amazing feeling, it was. Waah, truly heart-warming. Our guide, Rajan, was also very good. He mixed up easily with us. He was like a friend rather than as a senior guide. We all used to hang out and make beautiful moments during the trek; by dancing, born firing, singing, doing mimicry, and so on. In such a short time of 5 days, we were able to have a brotherly connection with one another. Thank you so much Rajan; and of course, thank you so much NTA for such an amazing trek in Nepal. Highly appreciate your effort, love, and dedication. Love you all.

  • Best last moment organization of Panchase Trek
    Colombia

    Best last moment organization of Panchase Trek

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    I went for Panchase Trek in Nepal in Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek was organized by Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition. I wanted to go for a trek, 2 days after I had booked the trip. In such a short meantime, they fabulously organized the trip and managed everything; food, accommodation, driving transportation, trekking gears, and all. Shiva, my guide, was also a wow aspect. He was so helpful, kind and intelligent; that he did not let me feel exhausted and bored. His sense of humor was beyond my imagination. He let me know about each and every places and spot that were occurring during the trek. Company teams' amazing management and their appreciable dedication were the core apart from the natural scenario and local settlements. You guys are truly awesome. Thumbs up to you all. See you soon.

  • Panchase Independent Trek in Annapurna Region
    Australia

    Panchase Independent Trek in Annapurna Region

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    Nepal Nepal Nepal. Wow, you are so beautiful. Hey everyone, it’s me, Sam Watson. I went to Nepal last October to enjoy my holiday with Nepalese people and Nepalese natural beauty. I had heard about Panchase trek from some of my college friends. So, I also headed towards it. I was planning to go for the solo trek but trekking agency recommended to move with at least one guide, who will be there for you in case of any need or emergency. I also thought it is right so I booked the trip with a guide. We both headed for the trek. On the way, we passed lots of villages, rivers, small cascades, green forest, and all big and narrow paths. The path was more amazing than the destined place. The cultural and ancient stupa was amazing in view. I clicked a lot of photographs and videos. I interacted with lots of local people about their life, its ups and downs, and their devotion towards the place. It was a great experience of my life in this mountainous country. Highly recommended.

  • Panchase Trek With Best Guide and With Best Service
    Australia

    Panchase Trek With Best Guide and With Best Service

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    Visit Nepal 2020, taking this slogan, everyone was heading towards Nepal to take advantage of heartwarming offers and discounts on packages. The year 2020 has not come, but still, everyone was visiting Nepal to observe its wonderful beauty and serenity. I was also one of them. I had already done Everest Base Camp Trek and Manaslu Base Camp trek. And now it was time for heading towards Annapurna region. I decided to go for Panchase Trek of Annapurna region in Nepal. I booked tickets, landed on Nepal, and there come staffs of Nepal Trek Adventure, who received me in the airport and transferred me to my booked hotel. Next day, Krishna came to our hotel to receive us for a trek. Then our journey began. We walked ups and downs on rough paths (some path was plain too) viewing beautiful mountains, dusty tracks, evergreen blossoming flowers, and so on. The dust and cool wind touching our body and passing away were pretty amazing. Truly, Krishna was the most obliging guide I had ever met. Thumbs up to you boy. Lastly, thank you Nepal Trek for organizing this wonderful trek for me and making my experience in Annapurna region more valuable.

  • An Amazing Experience of Panchase Trek
    Turkey

    An Amazing Experience of Panchase Trek

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    I went for the Panchase trek in Nepal. This trek made me encounter with the beautiful natural environment of the Annapurna region. During the trek, I was encountered with the beautiful Panchase village with ancient Gurung settlement along with their own cultures, tradition, and lifestyle, sparkling mountains and peaks, green forest on the hills, and so on. I was so much mesmerized by the beauty of this trek and surroundings. The hotel where we stayed was also beautifully decorated. It had almost all the facilities that we would need to be relaxed from the hectic day of trekking. Nepal Panchase trek is the blend of natural, ancient, cultural, and historical values. Our trek to Panchase was successfully organized by Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition. Therefore, thank you Nepal Trek Adventure, its staffs, and most importantly guide Krishna for this wonderful arrangement.

Accommodation: During Panchase Trekking, the accommodation will be offered in campsites.

Meals: Organic and hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trekking.

Freedom of panorama: You will be able to capture any sorts of moments with your camera. But be careful while you are moving on the hill-sides and edges. Also, prefer asking around for photos and videos in temples, offices (any), etc.

Group size: Group of a minimum of 1 person to a maximum of 12 people is ideal.

Best Time for Panchase Trek in Nepal

Panchase Trek can be done throughout the year. But the best time is preferred as autumn (September, October, and November). It is the best time for almost all the treks in the Annapurna Region, as well as in whole Nepal.

Panchase Trek During Mid-September to Early December

In this time, the views are stunning. In case the monsoon occurs late, the atmosphere remains cloudy. Chances of rainfall also increase.

Panchase Trek During Mid-December to February

In this time, winter season falls in Nepal. The skies seem clearer but the environment remains colder. If you are willing to trek around in this time, warm clothing and supporting gears are advised. Little chance of rainfall and snowfall also prevails.

Panchase Trek During March to April

In this time, spring season falls in Nepal. It is the second-best time for trekking and is also recognized as a dry season of Nepal. Few drops of rain and storms tentatively occur in Pokhara; so there is the chance of occurrencethe of cloudy atmosphere in Panchase area.

Panchase Trek During May to Mid-June

This time is referred to as pre-monsoon season in Nepal. The surrounding remains covered with blooming flowers and newly sprouted leaves. Also, sometimes, clouds may cover the area, and rainfall may occur.

Panchase Trek During Late June to Early September

This time is known as the monsoon season in Nepal. It is the less recommended time for trekking. Climate remains cloudier and rainier. When there is no rainfall, the view remains pristine and mesmerizing. But the wet and slippery trail does not really support. Also, the rain parasites like snails, slugs, and leeches distract on the trekking path.

Some Safety Notes

  • Carry your own personal stuff
  • Carry appropriate trekking gears (include sleeping bag – warm to 20-degree Fahrenheit, under-wears, gloves, slacks or light jeans, a ski jacket or parka, walking boots, water bottles, flashlight or headlight, woolen shirts or sweater, towel, toilet kit, waterproof daypack or rucksack, and so on)
  • Check on the weather and climatic condition of Nepal; pick the appropriate seasons
  • A guide will take care of your safety; so, do not panic or rush if you get in any problem
  • There is no need for higher physical training and experiences, but one should be able to have some walks. Little walks and exercise per day will aid a lot in it. Having cycling, running, swimming experience will also be better.
  • Altitude Sickness: There is possibly no chances of suffering from altitude sickness. But carry some medication with self to prevent the situation (if)

So, be prepared and rock the Panchase Trek in Nepal with Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition.

Equipment list

  • Sleeping bag (warm to 20oF)
  • Slacks or light jeans
  • Underwears, gloves, and mittens
  • Ski jacket or parka
  • Walking boots
  • Water bottles
  • Waterproof daypack or rucksack
  • Towel and toilet kit
  • Woolen shirts or sweater
  • Flashlight or headlight