Trip Overview

The Panchase trek is one of Nepal’s hidden gems which is often overlooked by hikers as it is in the same region as the Annapurna Circuit, Poon Hill Trek and the Royal Trek. Panchase is the perfect option if you want beautiful scenery and mountain peak views. This trek needs moderate fitness and is a perfectly trek-able for families and retirees. It is also one of the cheapest treks in Nepal which is great for people on a budget. 

Starting at Pokhara, the trek allows you to explore the amazing city and all the wonders it has to offer before leaving. Make sure to have a drink at one of the lakeside cafes. The trek begins in style as you cross the Fewa lake by boat which is experience in itself. The trial takes you past the World Peace Pagoda and then down through some lovely local villages where you can witness the rustic and authentic lifestyle of the local people. Panchase is actually one of the hill stations in the Annapurna Region and is also a religious site for Hindu people. The summit of Panchase Hill (2,500 m) is often considered to be the best viewpoint to see Annapurna Himal’s eminence. However, along your trek you will also see other giant Himalaya peaks including Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu.

The best time for this trekking is September to June except the monsoon season because it is the most raining territory in Nepal and the leeches are excessively found and the trail is  slippery & greasy at this time. The walk goes through few beautiful villages mostly inhabited by Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, Chhetri & Dalits so we can see local culture, custom and the way of living. There are small terrace in the sloppy and steep areas which are quiet interesting and worth observing.

It is indeed a great introduction to Himalaya trekking for novices as well as an incredible experience for those with less time on their hands. Apart from this, the main drawcard of the Panchase trek is the beauty and diversity of the scenery; one minute there is terraced rice fields lush, the next, lush vegetation and then alpine areas.

The highest elevation during the trek is 2,517 m at Panchase dada where there is a goddess temple. Thus, we don’t have to worry about altitude sickness; at this height any elevation related problems do not occur.

So, if you want to experience the picturesque sights of mountains and beautiful vegetation with moderate effort, this trek is the one for you.


After arriving in the lovely capital of Nepal via Tribhuwan International Airport, our agents will be there to receive you and transport you to one of the finest hotels of Kathmandu.
You will have a great time by traversing around the Kathmandu valley and exploring its cultural and historical heritages. Along with having a gracious time, do not forget to prepare for your trekking by buying some of the crucial recommended gears.
It takes around 5-6 hours of drive through Prithvi Highway to reach beautiful city of Pokhara, which is often called as the city of lakes. During the flight which is probably 25 minutes long, you can enjoy the scenic beauties of mountains, paddy fields and thickets. You will stay at a hotel overnight in Pokhara.
The trip starts from Pokhara from where a bus drive will take trekkers to Khare Khola. From this place, the first camp is at Bhumdi after starting the walking. It will take 5-6 hours for you to complete the walk. You will enjoy a lot during the journey by amazing views.
Today’s trial will bless you with the beautiful mountain view throughout the trek. You will climb uphill through the forest to reach to Bhanjyang which is a small settlement at the top of Panchase Hill. You will stay overnight in Panchase Bhanjyang.
If you want the beautiful sunrise views, climb the stone steps about 500 meters up to Panchase Peak, early this morning. This is the highest point you can reach on this trek. The point is called Panchase Danda in Nepali and is regarded as a sacred place for Hindus. From here, you should be able to see an amazing panorama of the mountains that had just been peeking out at you on the trek so far. Have breakfast at the summit. Then, spend the rest of the day by gently descending to your stop which is at Bhadaure where you will have a night stay.
Today, the walk descends gently, following a jeep trial much of the way, and will pass through several villages and view point of Naundada. Fom Naundada, Sarangkot is near. Sarangkot is the best place for sunrise and paragliding which is at the altitude of 2100 meters from the sea level. Stunning view of Pokhara valley at a glance will surely appeal you. The vast diversity of people, their culture, language and traditions intrigue anyone. Sarangkot is one of the best places for sightseeing with its long history, fascinating art and distinctive and varied architecture. The tour offers an exceptional mountain view with scenic local villages of different culture and traditions of native Nepalese. Sarangkot is very popular for mountain scenery. Hiking around Pokhara, Sarangkot is one of the best hiking with family and friends, where you get to see splendid views of snow-capped mountains and the greenly hills. Sarangkot offers astounding Himalayan vista consisting of the mighty peaks such as the Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri and Lamjung Himal. Sarangkot tower hiking will allow you witness the sunrise over the White Mountains of whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, including the Fishtail (Machhapuchre).
After viewing the sunrise and beautiful Himalayas, we will trek down to Pokhara. You can trek down to Pokhara on the same day or you could take another day for the trek to Pokhara from Sarangkot. After reaching Pokhara, you will take rest for some time and will be going to Peace Pagoda other side from the lake by taking boat and after hiking up to there, you will have lunch at nearby Peace Stupa. World Peace Pagoda is a massive Buddhist stupa and is situated on the top of a hill on the southern shore of Fewa Lake. Besides being impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point which offers the spectacular views of the Annapurna range, Fewa Lake and the Pokhara city. You will now climb the Raniban forest crossing the suspension bridge. After 2 hours of walk, you will reach stupa and enjoy the spiritual and scenic beauty. Climbing down from Pagoda is more enjoyable with the view of Fewa Lake and the mountains. We will cross the lake after the 20 minutes of boating, with the visit to island temple (Barahi Temple) in the middle of the lake. We will back to Pokhara at the evening.
Today, you will traverse around Pokhara valley completely. The valley is very beautiful and appealing. After seeing the entire Pokhara valley, it will be hard for you to leave the place tomorrow as this place appeals and entice everyone.
This is officially the final day of your trek in Panchase as you will be heading to Kathmandu today either by plane or by bus. After returning to Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel in a private hotel.
You will be heading back to your home by bidding farewell to Nepal and its amazing hospitable people. Make sure you open the suitcase of beautiful memories at your home, that you created in Nepal.



What is Included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off (complimentary).
  • Welcome dinner (complimentary).
  • Two night-stay on arrival to Kathmandu in a standard hotel with breakfast included.
  • All accommodation during the trek.
  • Three meals a day during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit each day if and when available.
  • Complimentary bag/agency T-shirt
  • Trained, professional and registered local guide with the knowledge of first-aid who can speak English.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Return flight/vehicle to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
  • Rescue arrangements if needed.
  • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT.
  • Certificate of achievement.

What is Excluded?

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal insurance, loss of property and theft, etc.
  • Sightseeing costs for temples and monasteries.
  • Tips to staff.
Trip Info
Trip Highlights:

  • Explore the beauty of culture.

  • Enjoy the beauty of Himalayas.

  • Enticing sightseeing of western Nepal.

  • Spectacular views of city from the trekking areas.

  • Experience well-enriched cultural as well as natural heritages.

  • Abundant flora and fauna with rich vegetation and unspoiled biodiversity.

  • Mild altitude trekking and moderate terrain.

  • Amazing view of Mt. Fushtail; its different shape from different places.

  • One of the most famous sunrise view point in Panchase.

  • Perfect option for beautiful scenery and mountain peak views.

  • Authentic and rustic lifestyle of people in local villages.

  • Stunning view of Annapurna range and other mountain peaks.


  • Trek Duration : 11 Days

  • Trek Grade : Moderate

  • Highest Altitude : 2,517 m from the sea level

  • Accommodation : Hotels/Lodges/Homestay/Teahouse

  • Transportation : Overland and flight

  • Group Size : 1-12

  • Best Time : October, November, December, February, March, April

Equipment Checklist


Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.

  • Trekking sticks
  • Quick-drying pants and shorts. 
  • Rainwear (jacket and pants. 
  • Duffle bags
  • Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold



It's very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.

  • Warm, insulated jacket or vest
  • Fleece pants
  • Warm hat
  • Bandana (if necessary)
  • Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
  • Socks  (synthetic or wool)
  • Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
  • Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.


It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.

  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
  • Baby wipes 
  • Sun hat 
  • Toilet paper
  • Urinary products
  • Sanitizers and alcohol wipes


To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.

  • Binoculars
  • Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
  • Books/GPS navigators
  • Camera
  • Credit cards/ATM cards

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