Panchase Trekking-5 Days

"Let's enjoy the beauty that lies hidden within the wilderness of the Panchase Trekking Trail."
Good to Know
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 2500m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical and Cultural excursion
  • Best Season March to May and Sept to Dec


  • Scenic mountain views: The trek offers stunning views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, and Lamjung Himal, as well as other peaks in the Annapurna range.
  • Passing through traditional villages: The trek passes through several traditional villages, such as Ghandruk and Landruk, where you can learn about the local culture and way of life.
  • Passing through lush forests: The trek takes you through lush forests of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo, which are especially beautiful during the spring when the rhododendrons are in bloom.
  • Encountering diverse wildlife: The trek offers the opportunity to see diverse wildlife such as the Danfe (national bird of Nepal) and Himalayan Thar.
  • Experiencing different cultures: The trek offers the opportunity to experience the different cultures and customs of the ethnic groups that live in the area, such as the Gurung people.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with a Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trek Introduction: Panchase Valley Trek 2024/2025

Walking across the trail of Panchase is a panoramic trek beyond Phewa Lake in Pokhara. Panchase valley is an enclosed place, surrounded by Parbat on the west, Kaski on the east, and Syangjha on the south. Panchase is well known as the destination of Nepalese Hindu pilgrims, the good thing you’ll observe here is the youngest age group shows respect to the ancestor’s soul. So, your trek to Panchase would be one precious opportunity to explore the underlying fascinating beauties within the Annapurna region.

Trekking at Panchase allows you to explore valleys touched with diverse cultures and peoples within the Annapurna Region along with greeneries of rhododendron forests and stunning mountains above the valley. From Panchase you will see the great Himalayan peaks of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, and Manaslu. The terrain varies from subtropical valleys of banana trees and rice paddies to high ridges covered in rhododendron forest. This supports an abundant array of bird life. Along the way, you will see many ethnic mixes, such as Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung. This trek is off the beaten path and it is unlikely that you will meet many other trekkers here, and this trek is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. This is a short yet splendid trek around Pokhara and Panchase region of annapurna.

The valley is mostly admired for the panoramic views that can be tasted from the captivating places explored in this Annapurna Region Trek. This Annapurna Region Trek of the Panchase valley first takes you to the southwest and then to the north, where Annapurna ConservationArea exists. Panchase Trekking is also an equal opportunity to observe the wildlife in the Annapurna Region. Also, the high mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Himchuli standing tall peacefully at the Annapurna Region appears so natural and distinct from Panchase valley. The well-recognized local habitats here are Gurungs, one of the all time-honored members of the Gorkha army. Hence, we can take in the experience of unique Gurung dance and Gurung cultures in the same society. Adding flavors to our journey, Trekking to Panchase lets you capture the religious bonding within the people here.

On this trek, you will undoubtedly experience the stunning and mesmerizing natural beauty that lies within Nepal. October to December and March to May are generally the best seasons. A positive attitude and enthusiasm to explore the rural wilderness is an added advantage to the trekkers. In this trek with a moderate amount of fitness level, you are sure to enjoy this magnificent trek. Join this package at Nepal Trekking Planner  for professional service, a properly planned itinerary, and a wonderful experience.

Why trek to Panchase Valley?

Panchase valley is one of the renowned trekking route in western part of Nepal, which is identified for its magnificent mountain views, diversified flora and wildlife, and distinctive cultural experiences. Depending on the speed and route followed, the trek usually takes 5 days to accomplish.

Here are some of the reasons on why to trek to Panchase:

  • Distance: The trek is around 40-50 kilometers long and may be completed in 5 days at a reasonable pace. So, the trek is perfect for those who want to explore Nepal but do have limited time and management.
  • Altitude: The highest altitude of the trek is around 2000m which is considered as the moderate trek. So, if you are new beginner, the trek is the best option for you.
  • Scenery: The trek offers you the stunning and breathtaking views of the Himalayan range Annapurna south (7219m) Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993m) - also known as Fishtail Mountain, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Manaslu (8163m). The route also takes you through lush forests, terraced farmland, and charming villages.
  • Cultural experience: The journey provides a unique opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions of the surrounding populations, including the Gurung, Magar, and Brahmin ethnic groups.
  • Accessibility: The Panchase valley is easily accessible from Pokhara, the most popular tourist attraction. The hike is quite short in duration, making it an excellent choice for those with limited time in Nepal.

Is Panchase valley trekking right for you?

Panchase Trekking is typically regarded as a moderate trip, appropriate for those of average fitness and trekking experience. The walk does, however, include some uphill and downhill stretches, so it is essential to be physically and emotionally prepared.

The journey is appropriate for those who:

  • Have an acceptable degree of fitness and are comfortable trekking for 5-6 hours a day
  • Are comfortable trekking on difficult terrain.
  • Are willing to adjust to basic accommodations and food while on the journey.
  • Are willing to follow the advice of the trekking guide and take the necessary procedures to ensure their safety.

As a result, it is critical to be physically and mentally prepared.

Trekking Planner Nepal always helps you with the proper itinerary and well experienced guide as per your capacity, demand and your budget.

How to prepare for Panchase Trek?

Though the trek is a short day hike and does not include higher altitude, there are certain things you need to consider before embarking on the trek.

  • Build your physiques.
  • Equipment preparation.
  • Train your mind and body.
  • Prepare for the altitude.
  • Staying Hydrated.

What is the best month for trekking to Panchase Valley?

The Panchase Trek is best when done between September and November, and March and May. The weather is often clear and consistent during these months, with dry and sunny days and good views of the mountains. The weather is similarly temperate and pleasant for hiking, with daytime temperatures ranging from 10 to 25°C.


Local Culture and Tradition seen around the trekking trail of Panchase.

The Trekking trail provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the rich native culture and traditions of the region. The trek takes you past several traditional Gurung and Magar villages, where you may connect with the locals and learn about their culture.

The two primary ethnic groups in the area are the Gurungs and the Magars, each with their own distinct culture and heritage. They are recognized for their kindness, hospitality, and rich cultural heritage. You can visit their homes, eat their local food, and participate in their traditional festivals and ceremonies while on the walk.

The traditional festivities of the region include Maghe Sankranti, which is observed in January, and the Dashain and Tihar festivals, which are held in October and November. Locals dress up in colorful traditional clothes for these festivities, perform dances and music, and serve food and drinks to guests.

The region also has various Buddhist Monasteries and Hindu temples, which provide insight into the people religious beliefs and customs. The visit to the Bindhyabasini Temple, a prominent Hindu temple in the city of Pokhara, is one of the highlight of the trek.

Overall, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about the local culture and traditions, as well as the way of life of the Gurung and Magar people.

Washing, Toilets and Accommodation facilities at Panchase Trek.

Washing, toilets, and accomodation at the valley vary based on location and type of accommodation.

  • Washing: Along the journey, most tea shops and lodges provide basic washing facilities such as a bucket of hot water or a shower. However, the facilities may be very basic, and hot water may not always be available. It is suggested to bring biodegradable soap and shampoo, as well as a small towel.
  • Toilet: The restrooms throughout the journey are often squat toilets that are rudimentary and, in some areas, rather primitive. Western-style bathrooms are available in some lodges and tea houses, but they are uncommon. It is important to bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer because these are not always available.
  • Accommodation: Tea houses and lodges along the trekking route provides a variety of alternatives ranging from dormitory-style accommodations to individual rooms. The rooms are basic and normally include a bed, a blanket, and a pillow. Because the lodges and tea houses lack heating, it can get quite cold at night. Bringing a warm sleeping bag is an excellent idea.

It is essential to know that the housing throughout the journey is basic, and the facilities vary depending on where you are. To guarantee a comfortable stay, bring your own toiletries, a small towel, and a sleeping bag.

Important Note.

  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • we accept the instant booking and online payment.
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The Panchase Trekking itinerary listed above is the standard itinerary. The schedule can be adjusted to include shorter or longer walks each day based on your physical fitness, and some designated overnight stops may change due to room availability and other factors.

We will stick to the itinerary, but if it needs to be changed due to inclement weather, landslides, or participant difficulties necessitating additional days, our leader and head guides will make the best decision for the safety of the participants, with full authority from Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1600m

Today is your first trekking day, after breakfast in Pokhara hotel you will drive to Thado Khola with your porter and guide which will be about 30 minutes. Everything will be arranged by guide in Thado Khola and your trek starts from here. From the starting you will ascent slowly towards Bhumdi village which is the ethnical Gurung culture village. You will have stunning views of magnificent Himalayans ranges likeas Himchuli, Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, Machhapuchhare and Manaslu. Overnight stay at Tea house.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2000m

After a nice stay at the typical Gurung ethnic village today after breakfast you will proceed forward toward your wilderness path. The route goes up about an hour through the bushes of the hills forest with panoramic views of the Himalayans. The tweeting of small birds in the way with greenery hills will feel better while walking. After having lunch on the way you will hike towards Panchase Bhanjyang through a forest with stunning views of mountains and landscapes. You will have a beautiful view of Pokhara valley and Fewa lake today. Overnight stay at tea houses.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1700m

As you have a nice stay at Panchase Bhanjyang today after your good hilly breakfast your trek will start towards the Panchase height (2500m) through a jungle from where you can have a beautiful view of Kusma and Pokhara valley with the views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range very nearer. Afterward, you have to descend through beautiful fields and jungles to reach Bhadaure. Overnight stay at Bhadure.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1080 m

With the pleasant stay at Bhadure, today also after breakfast the trek will lead you towards Naudanda and kade through the nice villages and beautiful forest. Then, you will trek to Australian Camp where earlier Australia has dome camping. This is also considered the best viewpoint for the mountains. Then, you will follow the route toward Dhampus. Overnight stay at tea houses.

  • MealsBreakfast

After breakfast Dhampus trek down through the massive landscapes and villages. Today you will just go down. The trail is mostly uphill through the nice view of the Pokhara Valley, across the light forest and several local villages. After you reach Phedi, drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

Trip Map
Panchase Trekking-5 Days Map
What's Included
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card).
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation, and equipment.
  • Safe drinking water.
  • Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.       
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
  • First aid kid box.
  • Trekking Planner’s a sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Pokhara to Starting point and ending point to Pokhara by private vehicle.
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees.
  • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu.
  • all meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Meals during the traveling time.
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions,s or any event out of our control.
Departure Dates

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Essential Info

Equipment and Gear List

trekking iconGeneral

  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

HeadUpper Body

  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
  • warm woolen hat
  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
  • Polarized sunglasses


  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

PantLower Body

  • thermals inner
  • Hiking pants at least 3
  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Hiking shorts


  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Crampons (For passes)
  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
  • Sports bras (women)
  • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
  • Lip balm or Vaseline
  • ointment cream
  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

(Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

Other essentialsOther Essentials

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
  • water bladder for the day bag
  • small towel for personal use
  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

  • In Nepal, Panchase Trekking is a famous short trekking route. It will take you to Panchase Hill, which is in the Annapurna region. It provides stunning vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as cultural experiences in the surrounding villages.

  • Normally, the Panchase Trekking takes about 5 days to complete. The duration, however, can be altered based on your tastes and physical level.

  • The Panchase Trekking is considered a moderately difficult trip. Moderate walking on well-defined paths with some uphill and downhill sections is required. It is appropriate for novices as well as people with ordinary fitness levels.

  • The optimum seasons for Panchase Trekking are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These months provide consistent weather, clear skies, and spectacular vistas of the mountains.

  • Yes, there are lodging and dining alternatives available along the Panchase Trekking route. Tea houses and hotels offer basic lodging and indigenous Nepali food as well as some international specialties.

  • You need to bring hiking boots, comfortable clothing, a warm jacket, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, a daypack, a sleeping bag (optional, as some tea rooms supply blankets), and basic toiletries are some important items to pack for the Panchase Trekking.

  • Yes, you can combine the Panchase Trek with other treks in the Annapurna region. You can, for example, extend your trip to Ghorepani and Poon Hill, or even to Annapurna Base Camp. Depending on your personal preference you can custom the itinerary.

  • The Panchase Trekking's highest point of the Panchase Trekking is the Panchase Hill itself, which rises at an elevation of around 2,500 m. From the summit, you can see the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

  • Yes, there is plenty of drinking water accessible during the Panchase Trek. Water bottles can be refilled at tea houses or lodges along the walk. To ensure safe drinking water, it is recommended that a water purification method, such as water purification tablets or a water filter, be carried.

  • On the Panchase Trekking trail, ATMs are scarce. Before beginning the trek, bring adequate Nepalese cash (Nepalese Rupees) with you. Before travelling to the trekking starting location, the last chance to withdraw cash is usually in Pokhara.

  • Yes, most tea houses and lodges along the Panchase Trekking route provide charging stations for electric vehicles. However, keep in mind that these services may be limited, and charging your gadgets may incur additional charges.

  • No, prior trekking experience is not that necessary for the Panchase hiking. It is suitable for beginners as well as people with ordinary fitness levels. However, being physically and emotionally prepared for greater altitude trekking is essential. Before the walk, regular exercise and certain training hikes can be helpful.

  • There are emergency evacuation services accessible in the event of an emergency, such as a serious illness or injury. If necessary, you need to notify your trekking organizer and guide as well, for the arrangement of evacuation. However, you need travel insurance with the inclusions. However, proper travel insurance coverage for such situations is required.

  • The Panchase Trekking path takes you through the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is famed for its diverse wildlife. While sightings of numerous species of birds, monkeys, deer, and other wildlife are not guaranteed, you may come across them throughout the walk.

  • The Panchase Trek during the monsoon season (June to August) might be possible but is not recommended. Normally during the monsoon season, the area receives a lot of rain, which can make the trails muddy, treacherous, and prone to landslides. Views may also be obstructed by clouds and mist.

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