• Duration:7 Nights 8 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude: 2500 m
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Activity: Trekking and Hiking
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

About Panchase Trekking

Panchase Trekking in Nepal is a short trek perfect for witnessing the captivating innate surroundings and towering snow white giants within a short interval of time. To be exact, Panchase is the junction of three districts (Kaski, Syangja and Parbat) which refers to "Five Seats of the Heavenly Mother". "Panch" means "five", the "As" is from the base word of Asana (the Yoga schools of physical posture) meaning a seat or place and the "e" represents the female gender. The symbol of ‘Five’ serves as an archaic Yoga system in which a person experiences five levels of existence. Three of these levels are thinking, feeling and sensing with the above and below concluding this emblem of expression.

Panchase Trekking is one of the convenient short treks nearby Pokhara valley. This trek is located in the same region as the famous Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. The Panchase Trekking is most suited for family trip as well as Green horns who wishes to cherish the nature at a relaxed pace. On the top of Panchase; there is a temple of Sidda Baba, Mahadev temple, view tower and memorials of Lord Buddha. It also rewards us with the spellbinding views of Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre and other wilderness experiences. It is also equally known as the sacred side for Yoga and meditation. Beside this, it provides an amazing diversity and beauty in the scenery as the trek goes through delightful rice fields, splendid vegetation and local Gurung, Magar and Brahmin villages and communities. One can take their time to appreciate the views and take plenty of pictures along the trail as hiking hours are shorter on a daily basis (4 hours a day) compared to other trekking trails.

Panchase Trekking starts from Pokhara and it takes you up to an elevation of 2500 meters on the top of Panchase hill from where you witness a magical sunrise over the snowy Himalayan pinnacles. Autumn season (September – November) is the ideal season for this short but complete trek. Trekking can be done in winter too to Panchase as the elevation does not goes that high in this trek and the mountain views will be perfect in winter (December & January) nearby Pokhara valley.

Highlights of Panchase Trekking

  • Take pleasure doing this trek with your family with an average fitness
  • Witness the typical Nepali life in the villages mostly inhabited by Gurungs and Brahmans
  • Witness the white beauty of magnificent Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre and other towering peaks
  • Panchase Viewpoint is claimed to be the best viewpoints for Annapurna nearby Pokhara valley
  • Easily accessible and suitable for people of all ages
  • Less crowded with tranquil trekking trails


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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, 1,345 m/4,412 ft

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room or go for a walk exploring the city.

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Hotel

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara early in the morning by tourist bus or Private vehicle passing the River side of Trisuli. It takes about 7 hours to reach in Pokhara valley.

Option: We have not included the airfare Kathmandu- Pokhara (USD $125 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalayas where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Pokhara by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We start our trek with a boat ride across Phewa Lake to reach the starting point of the trek. The first climb through the forest will take you up to the steps leading to the World Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa). From here, we witness stunning views over Annapurna Range, mountains, Phewa Lake and the city below. Continue descending down through the forest on small walking trails. The final climb of today takes you up to Bhumdi village where most of the inhabitants of this area are ethnic Gurung and Brahman people. 

  • Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Today, we continue our walk through the lavishing forest where the snow giants can be seen from time to time. Himalayan peaks like Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, etc. can be witnessed today. If we look closely, we might encounter varieties of birdlife, flora and fauna, orchids and monkeys along the trail. Following the road trail, it will take us to the uphill of Panchase Bhanjyang gradually.  

  • Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Early in the morning, we hike up to the Panchase Peak (2500m), the highest point of this trek. We can see the magical sunrise if we reach there on time. Another highlight of this place is the viewpoint that rewards us with astonishing panorama of the mountains that are just about showing their glimpses and gradually dominating the sky. After cherishing the view, we hike down, have our breakfast and continue our journey to Bhadaure.

  • Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Following a Jeep trail, we end our trekking today by walking for almost two hours from Bhadaure and eventually reach Naudanda. At Naudanda, the trekking trail joins the road, and a private vehicle will be there to receive us upon our arrival at Naudanda. We then drive back to Pokhara.

  • Breakfast & lunch

Early morning, we depart from Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to travel back to Kathmandu. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.

Option: We have not included the airfare of Pokhara – Kathmandu (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalaya where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Kathmandu by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. You need to book this flight before start the trek.

  • Breakfast

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. Check in at the Kathmandu international airport 3 hours prior to your flight time.

  • Breakfast

What's Included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 3 nights (With twin-share rooms , beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced Trekking guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.(Max 25 KG per porter)
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s T-shirt.
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Maps
  • Energy Supplies and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • All ground transfers Kathamndu – Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (drinks, mineral water, boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Departure Dates

Start Date02 Sep, 2024End Date09 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$ 750
Start Date18 Sep, 2024End Date25 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$ 750

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Panchase Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.

Pancahse Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Panchase Trekking is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.

Useful Info

The Best Time to Do PanchaseTrekking:

The best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region are autumn (late September to late November) & spring (February to late April) . Winter is also possible. During winter there are very few tourists. Some people prefer this season, as they enjoy the beauty of the snow, and the environment of the remote areas without the influx of foreigners. However, if there is a lot of snow the path may be quite challenging above Dovan.

Cultural Aspects of PanchaseTrekking:
The most prominent ethnic groups in the Annapurna region are the Gurungs, Thakali, and Manangba. The Gurungs are the most widely dispersed, being found from the hills of Gorkha district to as far West as Palpa. The Thakalis come from the upper Kali Gandaki Valley around Jomsom, where their traditional farming has been supplemented by trade, in particular the hotel and restaurant business.

PanchaseTrekking is a Tea House/Lodge Trek:

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy two nights in Hotel Holy Himalaya before and after heading into the remote regions.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

Spending Money per Day:

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 10 - 15 per meal in Kathmandu. On the trek, your meals are included, but you may wish to purchase extras which are not included in your package, such as chocolate bars, Coca Cola or a beer. US$10 - 15 a day should be enough, but keep in mind the cost of all items increases proportionately with the distance from the trail head.

Drinking Water:

While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. In the Annapurna Region there are Euro-guard filters, so all you need is your own water bottle and you can refill it easily. We suggest you bring a supply of water purification tablets in case Euro-guard water is not available. We request that you avoid using bottled mineral water, as the bottles are not easily disposed of.

Washing and Toilet facilities for PanchaseTrekking:

Most lodges offer hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water. You can ask your trekking guide about the availability. For ecological reasons please try and limit your use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated. Please note that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is very little chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Every lodge will have some kind of hand washing facility but it is good idea to carry a bar of soap with you. Toilets are usually Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are outside the lodge but now some lodges have attached or indoor toilets. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.

Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek:
You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities.
Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.


If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.


When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

Travel Insurance:

It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Trip Grading and Suitability:

To assist you in choosing a trek and to give you an idea of what you can expect, we have categorized our trips by their level of difficulty, A is the easiest, D, the most hard. In addition to this, the levels have been sub-divided into four areas, suitability, walking times, highest altitude, terrain type, and remoteness.


  • Suitability: reasonable level of fitness required.
  • Walking times: 5-6 hours per day for up to 10 days
  • Altitude: up to 2500 m
  • Terrain: mostly following well-travelled trails, daily ascent and descent
  • Remoteness: reasonable level of local infrastructure, including lodge accommodation