Overview

Panchase Trek is an adventure for beginners who wish to explore one of the easiest trails in the Annapurna region. Exploring the lesser-popular trails, Panchase Treks navigates a discreet region filled with beautiful scenery of the pristine Annapurna and Machhapuchhre peaks. A few days of trekking on the Panchase Trek take you through the lush forests and sparse settlements to the west of Phewa Lake. Relish the sights of the Himalayas like Lamjung (6983m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Manaslu (8163m), and Annapurna Range.

The Panchase Trek lasts 11 days and commences upon your arrival at Kathmandu. First, you’ll indulge in a sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu valley and visit some UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. Next, you can either embark on a 30-minute flight or 6 hours drive to reach Pokhara. From Pokhara, you’ll drive 5 hours west of Pokhara to Bhumdi village via Khade Khola. Bhumdi is mostly inhabited by Gurung and Brahmin tribes. A 6-hour uphill trek through a quaint natural setting brings you to the top of Panchase at Panchase Hanjyang. From here, you can catch some pristine sights of Annapurna I (8091m), Lamjung (6983m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m) in the distance. Panchase is a quaint hill station located inside Annapurna Region. Afterward, you’ll begin descending along the sparsely settled villages of Bhadaure, Dhampus, Kirakhor, and Hyangja to reach Pokhara. 

At Eternal Himalaya, we prioritize the needs of our clients before anything else. We also offer guides and porters as per your necessity on this Panchase Trek. We offer complete customization on the itinerary to suit your budget and preference.

Highlights

  • Experience one of the shortest and easiest trekking trails in Nepal
  • Enjoy the beautiful sights of peaks such as Annapurna (8091m), Lamjung (6983m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Manaslu (8163m)
  • Summit the discreet Panchase Hill located almost 38km west of Pokhara
  • Observe rural Nepali lifestyle and enjoy local cuisines

Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

One of our representatives will warmly receive you upon your arrival in Kathmandu as you land at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be escorted to your hotel where you can relax and meet your trek guide to discuss the itinerary in detail. If you like, you can also explore the local area in the evening.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

Today, you’ll embark on a sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu Valley. Some of the pristine landmarks inside the valley include magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most revered Hindu sites in the entire country. Swayambhunath and Boudhanath are two of the most important Buddhist sites. Afterward, you will visit the historical Lalitpur city and explore the well-preserved Patan Durbar Square before returning to your hotel.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

You’ll start early today, and either fly or drive to Pokhara. Pokhara lies 200 km west of Kathmandu. The flight is only about 30 minutes long while the drive takes around 7 hours. It takes you through winding roads along Trishuli River passing through highway towns and giving you a chance to get a glimpse of the Nepali lifestyle. Pokhara is a beautiful city with plenty of attractions like Phewa Lake, Davis Falls, and Tal Barahi Temple among others. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude820m

After an early breakfast, you’ll drive towards Khade Khola located 15.8 km west of Pokhara. The drive offers plenty of opportunities to witness the rural settlements on the way. From Khade Khola, you’ll begin trekking along the forested path to Bhumdi. The gradual uphill trail goes through forests granting scenic views of lush hillsides. Overnight in Bhumdi.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1600m

Leaving Bhumdi, you continue along the trail enjoying the panoramic sights of the mountains around the trail. You will trek uphill to arrive at Panche Bhanjyang. It serves as a vantage point to catch the beautiful sight of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Manaslu (8163m). You’ll spend the night at the Panchase village enjoying the local meal in a community lodge or home-stay.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2000m

Leaving Panchase, you’ll begin descending along the trail and head northeast towards Bhadaure village. You’ll continue down the trail for 4 to 5 hours and pass through the lushly forested trail to reach Bhadaure. En route, you will cross through numerous small settlements of different ethnic communities. The trail also displays the beautiful sights of the Annapurna Himalayas. Overnight in Bhadaure

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1700m

After breakfast, you’ll continue down the trail and trek through Naudanda and Kade to reach the beautiful Australian Camp. It is situated in the middle of a forest area and allows you to catch beautiful sight of the surrounding mountains. The route then descends through the lushly forested trail and reaches the popular Dhampus village. Overnight in Dhampus.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1600m

From the Dhampus viewpoint, you can witness the morning sunrise over the panorama of the Himalayas in the Annapurna range. Leaving Dhampus, the trail descends further and goes along the large trees and the stone-paved path towards Kirakhor village. The short distance will be covered in no time and does not require much effort from you. You can enjoy the ethnic Gurung culture and lifestyle at Kirakhor. Overnight in Kirakhor.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1500m

Today is the last day of the trek. Leaving Kirakhor, you’ll continue along the easy trail and reach Hyangja village. Hyangja village lies close to Baglung Highway. After a short downhill trek, you’ll arrive at your destination from where you’ll catch your commute back to Pokhara. Once at Pokhara, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude820m

Today, you’ll bid farewell to Pokhara and head back to Kathmandu. You can choose to fly or drive to Kathmandu. Once at Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. You can either choose to stay at your hotel and rest or explore the attractions of Kathmandu Valley. Later, in the evening, you will join the rest of the team and participate in the farewell dinner. We offer this final dinner as a treat before you leave Nepal and head to your next destination. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

We’ll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport so you can catch your scheduled flight back home. We hope you had a good trip with us. Farewell.

  • MealsBreakfast

Cost Details

Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.

3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.

Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation

Kathmandu – Pokhara– Kathmandu transportation.

Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.

All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.

All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses

An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.

Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).

All government taxes.

International Airfare

Nepal entry visa

Personal Expenses

Travel and Rescue Insurance

Extra accommodation and food charges in Kathmandu

Tips and gratitude to the guide, porters and drivers

Useful Info

Due to its discreet setting, Panchase remains the least visited trekking destination in the region. Its close proximity to Pokhara makes it an easily accessible trek destination. The trek requires moderate fitness hence, it suits trekkers of any age. The trek is best when done during spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov) seasons that guarantee the best weather and accessibility.