A guide to 4 days trek guide to Panchase, best time and Itinerary.
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A guide to 4 days trek guide to Panchase, best time and Itinerary.

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Overview of Panchase trekking:

Panchase trekking is located about 2500m above the sea level, from the west of Pokhara. A short and easy trek Panchase starts and ends in the attractive “city of Lakes” Pokhara. The uppermost point of Panchase is about 2500m above the sea level, making it comfortable for all types of travelers as compared to other trekking sites in the Annapurna Region. You will be offered with magnificent mountain views, for instance, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt.Manaslu Mt. Ganesh. Mt. Machhapuchhre/fishtail Himal, Himchuli, and other peaks are hiking along the Panchase Trail.

The attractions on this trek are beyond the imagination. The trek will provide a chance to explore lovely villages and experience mid-hill life. Another perk of this trek is that you can enjoy this trek with anyone, friends, families, colleagues, and also solo based on your comfort.

Undoubtedly, Panchase Trekking is one of the most popular short treks available in Nepal. If you are time and want to grab authentic Himalayan trekking experience with incredibly panoramic mountain views within a short time, the Panchase Trek is perfect.

The trek commences from the famous town of Pokhara and takes just four days to accomplish. Another significant advantage of this trekking destination is that this trek offers you magnificent views throughout the year. You do not have to wait for a perfect season for this trek.

Indeed, one of the easiest and cheapest treks 4-days trips in Pokhara, Panchase Trekking, is a quick one starting and ending at Pokhara(Nepal’s second city, 13,120 feet above sea level). Panchase trek allows you to explore villages and their local culture as well. This family trip is convenient to walk as it leads to a height of 2500m, which is quite comfortable.

Interestingly, Panchase is one of the Hill stations in the Annapurna Region and a religious site for Hindu People. Panchase Hill is the best viewpoint to see Annapurna massif. Along with this trek, you can trek to Annapurna Circuit, Poon Hill Trek, which is at the nearest distance from Panchase Trek.

However, if you don’t have enough time to travel to long routes mentioned above but still want beautiful scenery and mountain peaks views, then four days of Panchase Trek is the perfect option. A short four days Panchase trekking if great for beginners and will prepare you to trek in the wilder sections of Himalayas, by giving you a real sense of what it is like to trek.

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Panchase trek brief details

  • Distance – 44,5 km/27,6 mi
  • The time required – 4 days
  • Startline – Pokhara, Lakeside. As a choice, you possibly can take a ship from Pokhara to the World Peace pagoda and begin walking from there.
  • Finishing point – Kande (the trek could be achieved either approach)
  • Highest score – Panchase peak (2500m)
  • Complete elevation gain (over Three days) – 2762m
  • Total elevation loss (over four days) – 1834m
  • Lodging – tea homes/home-stays
  • Food – momos, chapati, rice, dal


Trip highlights

• Experience the beauty of Annapurna with glorious views of Annapurna range over the skyline.
• Short, most comfortable, and adventurous trek to the Annapurna region.
• Getting insights into the local culture and their lifestyle very carefully, inhabited mainly by Gurung and Brahman people
• You can enjoy one of Nepal’s easier treks with your close ones in the lowest price
• Gain spectacular views of peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu
• Summit Panchase Hill (2,500m) for one of the best views of the Annapurna Himal

Day to day itinerary of Panchase trek

The trek starts at Pokhara, allowing you to explore the fantastic city full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhists, and Hindus and all the wonders it has to offer before leaving. The path to Panchase Trek follows up and down on the hills giving you the fantastic sights of the green vegetation such as paddy fields, forest, and grassland.

Day 1: Trip from Pokhara trek to Bumdi (Boat trip )

Approx walking Time:
3 hours
Distance: 10km
On the first day of the trek, you are all set off from Pokhara towards a short boat trip across the beautiful Lake Phewa, taking you to the starting point. A trek begins with a short climb through a lush forest, and after walking some distance, you go to some stairs that lead up to the World Peace Pagoda. The peace pagoda is among the 80 peace pagodas from all over the world built to promote world peace.

After we reach Thadoo Khola, bypassing remarkable David’s fall, we start our trek to Bhumdi via a beautiful green forest with lots of flora and faunas on the trail. Then we ascend our trek journey to a ridge before drop down to the Bhumi. Then from Bhumdi, you can observe the dazzling snow-topped mountain views such as Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Himalchuli, Annapurna ranges.
Spend our overnight in tents
Meals: Full board Meals.

Day 2: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang (2065m)

Altitude:2065 m
Approx Walking Time:
4/5 hours
The day two trek begins by ascending through a beautiful green forest through which you get a glimpse of the mountains through the trees. A botanical person would be pleased to see such tranquil evergreen forest filled with colorful flowers, vegetation such as rhododendron, oak, pine, etc.

You can capture the scenic environment in your camera. On the way, the sounds of birds chirping make your journey more enjoyable; the trail joins a dirt road allowing you to view stunning mountains surrounding the path in distance-Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt.Annapurna, and Mt.Manaslu.You then continue along the jeep trail before arriving at Panchase Bhanjyang, where you can either calm or stay in a local tea house. After that, the path ascends, following another village, and then goes straight down to the town of Patle.
Overnight in tents with all meals inclusive.

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Day 3: Trek to Bhadaure

Approx walking time:
3 hours
The third day of the trek leads you to the summit, which is the major part of the journey. Today you reach the summit of Panchase Hill! At 2,500 meters, this is the highest point of your trek, and you are rewarded with incredible mountain views! In the early morning, you will get the chance to view the sparkling sunrise smiling over the mountains, and the peaks are decorated with the rays of golden sunlight.

After witnessing such spectacular views, you will descend to the village of All danda on the far side of the hill. You will have a delicious lunch in that village. You will conclude your third day trip with a leisurely stroll down to your campsite in the evening, situated just above the town of Bhadaure. Accommodation: Camping and tea house options available

Day 4: Trek to Naudanda – drive back to Pokhara
Altitude: Naudanda (1515m), Pokhara (800m)
Approx walking time:
2 hours

Your final day trek begins with a quick walk down to Bhadaure, and then you will hike for a few distances to reach to the jeep trail. You will join the trails that wind its way along with the local villages and across several streams before reaching to Naudanda Town. Here you will get the chance to interact with the locals.

The main highway starts from the Naudanda town, and you will wait for the pickup. From here, your operator will pick you up and take you back to Pokhara in time for lunch!

Things that are included in the packages:

  • free transfer from the hotel to trek point and trek finish point to the hotel
  • Annapurna conservation trekking permits and TIMS card fees.
  • Teahouse/Lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) according to the itinerary.
  • Most ground transportation on a private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his meals, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc.
  • Porter service (4 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Sleeping Bag and Trekking sticks (to be returned after trip completion)., trek maps.
  • All government and local taxes and necessary paperwork.

Things that not include

  • Other transportation except Included in the section.
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee
  • Personal expenses such as bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Additional costs or delays caused in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • Tips for staffs and porter

Best time to visit Panchase trekking

Unlike another trek, Panchase Trek can be done year-round due to its comfortable trekking trail as well as easy altitude. However, if anyone is asking for the best time to travel Panchase Trek, then the best advised time to trek there is fall (September – November); however, it can be one of the wet areas in the Annapurna region. There are high seasons that suit this trek, and the following months have traditionally been used as a guide for favorite times of the year to do the Panchase trek.

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Autumn season (Mid Sept-Early December):

The autumn season is the second-best season to travel in the Himalayan region after spring season due to its favorable climate and stable weather. However, if the Monsoon starts late, then the cloud in the sky disturbed the view of the mountains in the Panchase region. Otherwise, the lights at this time of year in Panchase are usually just gorgeous and marvelous.

Winter season(Mid December to February):

The winter season in Nepal has a clear sky, but it can be cold in Panchase, warm clothing is advised. Little chances of snowfall at this time at Panchase. Unlike another trekking route, this trek is quite comfortable in winter. Also, altitude being just at 2500m, anyone can accomplish the trek in ease.

Spring season(March – April)
This is the spring season; end of the dry season, and the second-best time of the year for trekking. In this time, there are rare chances of shower rain and storm in Pokhara, then Panchase is likely to have cloud cover sometimes. This season is considered best for trekking in the Himalayan region throughout the year. The sunny environment, mild weather with crystal clear sky, is mind-blowing for witnessing the dazzling mountain peaks.

Pre-monsoon(May-June) and monsoon season(June – early September):

This is Nepal’s hot pre-monsoon period, and it can be quite warm. The valleys around Panchase flourish with flowers and new leaves, though, which makes for a lovely trek. However, cloud cover can be an issue.

In Monsoon season and not a good time to go trekking to Panchase. The leeches in this area are so active when it is wet, and the trail is slippery, downpours also increase significantly. For more details, please write to us to go trekking in Nepal at the best time.

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