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Trip Code: NET-TR-PNCH1

  • Trip Type Lodge & Camping
  • Duration 10 days
  • Grade Difficult
  • Max.Altitude 3180 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
Panchase Trek

Panchase Trek

Panchase Trek is one of the shortest treks you can do around Pokhara Valley. It is a quick trek that offers the finest of Himalayan trekking: beautiful views of tallest mountains, real culture and scenic nature. 
The trekking path traverses through green rolling hills, quiet villages and gorgeous terraced fields. Walking in the forests under the shade of juniper, oak and rhododendron trees and sighting of wild animals will give you a mesmerizing experience. Gurungs, who are known world over for their Gurkha image, are the main inhabitants of this region. 
The best part of this trek is a hike to Panchase Bhanjyang located at an altitude of 2050m. From here you can see crystal clear views of Macchapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu among others. 
This is purely a camping trek and can be done throughout the year. However, Spring (March-May) and Autumn (Sep-Nov) are regarded as the best times to do Panchase Trek. 


 Trip code: NET-TR-PNCH1
  Region Annapurna Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 10 days
 Trip Type: Lodge & Camping
 Trip Grade: Difficult
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 3180 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Camping Accomodation during Trek


Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty.
Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Trek from Pokhara to Bumdi (1525m.) and it takes about five hours.

Trek from Bumdi to Bhanjyang (2000m.) which takes about six hours.

Trek from Bhanjyang to Tilahar (1020m.) via Panchase (2509m. and it takes about six hours.

Trek from Tilahar to Dobate (2655m.) which takes about six hours.

Trek from Dobate to Jaljale (2975m.) and it takes about six hours.

Trek from Jaljale to Ghorepani (2856m.) via Poon Hill which takes about five and half hours.

Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Hille (1475m.) which takes about five hours. Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3232 m.) takes about one hour. Poon Hill is a popular viewpoint to see sunrise and majestic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), and Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks.

After breakfast, you follow a gradually descending path through the forests of rhododendron and oak to Banthanti which is a small village where you can pause for hot and cold drinks. The trail then descends to Ulleri (1960m.), a big Gurung village from where you can enjoy views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. From here the trail to Tirkhedhunga is a steep descent passing terraces and some villages. After a short walk of 15 minutes from Tirkhedhunga, you reach Hille. It is also a small Gurung village with surrounding green hills. Most of the inhabitants of this village are occupied in agriculture.

Trek from Hille to Nayapul (1050m.) via Birethanti and it takes almost three hours and drive from Nayapul to Pokhara which takes about one and half hours. This day’s trek gradually descends following Bhurung Khola (Bhurung Stream) all the way to Birethanti before you cross the Modi Khola over the suspension bridge. You are amazed to pass small villages and see the magnificent waterfalls as well as walking through the sparse forests.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.


The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trrekking guide/s and Sherpa/s
  • Cook and Kitchen helpers
  • Porters (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Camping arrangements during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast 
  • Insurance and equipments for trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.



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