Panchase Trek

6 Days

This short trek is an ideal way to explore the area around Pokhara. Moreover, it is a perfect trek for those who have little time or have never done a trekking before. During the Panchase trek you will get to know the village life in the mountains while enjoying great views of the surrounding mountains. It is a low profile trekking, so you will hardly meet any other trekkers!

After a quiet boat trip on Lake Phewa you will start with a short climb through the woods up to the World Peace Pagoda. This Japanese pagoda is part of a series of 80 pagodas that were built all over the world. It is a Buddhist stupa for inspiration for world peace. You will be rewarded with a beautiful view over the Annapurnas, Machhapuchare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri and Manaslu. These mountains form the backdrop of your trek as you walk through the forests and past a number of villages where you will become acquainted with the daily life of the locals.

The highest point of the Panchase trek is the Panchase hill, at just under 2500 metres. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking sunrise early in the morning over the snowy Himalayan peaks.


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  • boat trip on the beautiful Phewa lake, with a view of the mountains
  • Visiting the World Peace Pagoda from where you have a beautiful panoramic view
  • Minor-travelled area with many forests and authentic small villages
  • Breathtaking sunrise from Panchase


Namaste and welcome to beautiful Nepal.

Today you will drive by private car from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You follow the Prithvi highway (the only road between Kathmandu and Pokhara). On the way you will stop at least 2 times, where you also have time for lunch at one of the stops.

In the afternoon you will arrive in Pokhara, where there is a lot to do. Pokhara is situated along the beautiful Phewa lake. When the weather is nice you can see the snowy peaks of the Annapurna chain. The reflection in the lake is beautiful.

Take a nice walk along the lake and a boat trip on the water to the island with the Hindu temple.

You will spend the night in a standard hotel in Pokhara.

Together with your guide and porter you will cross Lake Phewa in a boat and start your four day trekking in the Annapurna region.

Your Panchase trek starts with a climbing path through the forest. The path will lead you to the World Peace Pagoda. This Buddhist stupa is one of more than 80 stupas built worldwide in an effort to promote world peace. The Peace Pagoda in itself is worth seeing. From here you have a beautiful view of the snowy peaks, the Phewa Lake and the city of Pokhara.

Along small paths you walk further through the forest, before you climb up again and walk around the hill to the village of Lukum Swara. Afterwards you will make a final climb to the village of Bumdi, where the population consists of a mix of Gurung and Brahmins.

You will spend the night in a teahouse in Bumdi.

After a short climb the path continues through a beautiful forest where you regularly see mountains between the trees.

Today is a wonderful day for nature lovers: the path winds through various forests. You will hear many different birds and maybe catch a glimpse of a monkey! You also take your lunch with you today, because there are no villages on the way.

In Thulunchour you leave the forest for a short while, after which you walk further into the forest on an unpaved path. From here you will have a panoramic view of the mountains: weather permitting you will see the Annapurnas, the Lamjung, the Gangapurna and the Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) as well as three peaks of over 8000 metres: the Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna I and in the distance the Manaslu.

Along a wider road you gently walk up to Panchase Bhanjyang. This village is also inhabited by Gurungs and Brahmins.

You spend the night in a teahouse in Panchase Bhanjyang.

Today you climb the stone stairs to the Panchase peak at just under 2,500 meters. This is the highest point of your trek. From here you will be rewarded again with a beautiful view over the mountains. You can also get up early and walk to this point and enjoy the sunrise.

After you have rested and enjoyed the surroundings, you descend along the other side of the hill to Alldanda. It is a quiet walking day, with regular views of the mountains and the villages below. Your end point is in Bhadaure, where Gurung, Kami and Brahmins live together.

You spend the night in a teahouse in Bhadaure.

After a beautiful trail at the foot of the Annapurna Mountains, today is your last hiking day.

You start on a jeep track that takes you over a stream and through some villages. Here you will certainly have the opportunity to get in touch with the locals.

You hike on to Naudanda, the end point of your trekking.

In Naudanda you will be picked up by a private car and brought back to Pokhara, where you can spend the rest of the day as you wish.

Overnight stay in a standard hotel in Pokhara.

The end of your journey has come. Today you will drive back to Kathmandu by private car from Pokhara.

On the way you will stop twice, including once to have lunch in a village next to the river; Malekhu. For lunch you can try the local catch.

After arrival in Kathmandu you can make a few more visits. Is it a bit too busy for you, go and relax in the Garden of Dreams, a neoclassical garden in the beautiful middle of Kathmandu.

What's included?

  • Trekking briefing
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara by private car
  • 2 nights in a standard hotel in Pokhara, with breakfast
  • Transfer by boat from Pokhara to the starting point of the trekking
  • 3 nights in teahouses during the trekking, 3 x breakfast, 3x dinner and 3x lunch included (drinks excl.)
  • English speaking guide during the trekking (his salary, meals, insurance and overnight stay)
  • Porter for your luggage during the trekking (his wages, meals, insurance and overnight stay) - 1 porter per 2 persons - max. 18 kg
  • The necessary trekking documents
  • Transfer from end point trekking to Pokhara by private car
  • Transport from Pokhara to Kathmandu by private car

What's not included?

  • Visa fee of approx. USD 30 per person for 15 days: this is available upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu or in advance through the Nepalese Consulate or Embassy.
  • Entrance fees when visiting places of interest
  • International plane tickets Nepal: We deliberately do not include this in our price. It is easier and cheaper to book this yourself.
  • Tips for drivers, guide, porter etc.: In Nepal it is customary to give a tip. For this trip this is about € 50 per person.

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Panchase Trek
  • October - May
  • 4
  • Panchase peak - 2510m
  • Easy
  • Phewa Lake / Bhadaure
  • Teahouses during trek / standard hotels
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