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Trip Overview

Panchase Trek is one of the shortest treks from Pokhara in the lower Annapurna foothills. Thereby making it a natural and cultural off the beaten track that offers incredible views of the Annapurna Range. Furthermore, this trek provides you with a lovely village and mid-hill cultural life experiences. Besides, it offers beautiful scenery and the experience of staying with locals. The trail goes through the ridge that stretches from Panchase and the surrounding area. The forests in the Panchase area are very diverse, and much of it is classified as a protected forest. Hence consists of a large number of orchid species and rhododendrons.

Our journey begins with a pleasant boat ride across the Phewa lake.  Then a short uphill hike will bring us to the World Peace Pagoda. The World Peace Pagoda offers a beautiful view of Phewa Lake and Pokhara city. The trail further continues through forests and several villages where we get to experience the lifestyle of the local people. The summit of Panchase peak provides superb views of  Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu, and many others.

Above all this trek is short and easy and does not involve a difficult level of hiking. Therefore, this three days trek is suitable for all age groups. Families, the elderly, and those who want to enjoy nature and experience the beauty of the Himalayas at an easier pace. Moreover, the maximum altitude gained is 2500m, this trek can be done at any time of the year.

Panchase Trek

Trip Highlights

⇒Enjoy one of the shortest trek nearby Pokhara.
⇒Panoramic view of Pokhara valley and the Phewa lake.
⇒Hike through beautiful forests with diverse flora and fauna.
⇒Best view of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, and Manaslu from Panchase hill.
⇒Witness rural Nepali life in the villages and learn about their lifestyle.
⇒Ideal for all age groups as it is a short easy walk.

Trip Fact

  • TRIP ID: SST-851
  • TRIP NAME: Panchase Trek
  • DURATION: 3 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Trekking
  • Group Size 2-8 People
  • MAX ALTITUDE 2500m(Pnachase) Peak
  • ACCOMMODATION Village lodge/home stay
  • WALKING HOUR 5-6
  • TRIP ROUTE: Pokhara-Bhumdi-Panchase Bhnajyang-Kande-Pokhara

Itinenary Details

  • Day 1: Trek to Bhumdi(1700m/4-5hr)

    Our journey begins with a pleasant boat ride across Phewa Lake to reach the trailhead. The trail is a gradual uphill hike until the Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda). The Shanti Stupa provides a beautiful view of the Phewa lake and the Pokhara valley. The trail descends through the forest and then steeply ascends to the village of Lukum Swara. The trail gently follows the ridge and arrive at Bhumdi village. Overnight in Bhumdi village.

  • Day 2: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang(2250m/5-6hr)

    Today, we head towards Panchase Bhanjyang. It is an uphill climb until the intersection. From here, the trail descends and ascends many times, and then it is over a gradual flat trail with a final ascend to Panchase Bhanjyang. Today's hike is mostly through the forest with a wide variety of flora and fauna, along with an opportunity to view Lamjung, Gangapurna, Machhapucchare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and Manaslu. Overnight in Panchase Bhanjyang.

  • Day 3: Panchase Peak(2500m)-Trek to Kande(5-6hr)-Drive to Pokhara(1 hr)

    Early morning, we will climb up the stone steps to Panchase peak to view the sunrise view. Panchase peak is the highest point on this trek. We can have an amazing view of mountains like Lamjung, Gangapurna, Machhapucchare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and Manaslu. After enjoying the beautiful sunrise view, we will have breakfast at the hilltop and descend to Bhaduare. We will have lunch at Bhadaure, and after lunch, we will descend further to Kande and drive to Pokhara.

What's Included
  • Transfer to Pokhara.
  • Accommodation in village lodge/ home stay.
  • English speaking local trekking guide.
  • All meals during the trek.
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.
  • Necessary paperwork and permits(ACAP/TIMS) if required.
What's Not Included
  • Accommodation, meals and transportation in Pokhara.
  • Personal Travel Medical Insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
  • All other personal expenses not listed in the included section

Review

EDhan
EDhan

10th November, 2015

My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day.

The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time.

Margo Boston
Margo Boston

14th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit.

We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great.

Lori
Lori

7th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Lori, and I came to do the trip with my daughter. After the earthquake had happened we were confused, what should we do, should we go or should we not go for Nepal Trip and finally we decided to come after the consultation, and we had a wonderful time there. The tour guide and driver and all the staff were done magnificent job. There is so much to see and worthful to visit. The hotel was excellent, the food was great, we enjoyed our time. The Buddhist and Hindu temple were fascinating. Our guide was brilliant and enhanced all experience and knowledge he passed all the knowledge to us and shared the ideas. I encourage you to visit Nepal it is one of the incredible places around the world.

Palm
Palm

12th August, 2015

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on. There are lots of places to see and open for the tourist. The people here are very friendly, all the staffs of Sixth Sense including tour guide and the management and coordination were perfect.

What I like this country is that the culture and diversity of landscape. Besides this Nepal is very vibrant country and colourful country. In the future, I would like to make more trips in Nepal with Sixth Sense spending more time in Kathmandu and it’s surrounding areas and countryside. For the tourist, I would recommend please do visit Nepal with Sixth Sense. Tour Guide and company which was responsible for everything to organise this trip, everything was taken care of all the arrangements were first class. We loved the Trip plan, the selected hotels, the knowledge of tour guide and the entire team was absolutely perfect and highly recommended for future travellers.

Irfan
Irfan

27th December, 2019

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on.