Panchase Trek from Pokhara takes you to the charming hills and villages surrounding Pokhara valley. Lasting for just 4 days, the Panchase Trek is short and easy and can be done by people of all ages and experience provided they are healthy and fit.
Taking you to a height of 2,517 metres at Panchase Hill, this trek is also a wonderful option for trekkers looking for an easy acclimatization hike before a high-altitude challenge.
The highlight of your trek is the magnificent sunrise view from Panchase Hill. Enjoy sweeping views of the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu from the viewpoint and from other places en route.
Walk through woods filled with rare Himalayan vegetation and wildlife. Moreover, overnight stays at traditional Gurung and Brahmin villages offer ample opportunities for cultural immersion. Learn more about the unique rural lifestyle and culture of these hill dwellers.
Panchase Trek Route
Panchase Trek from Pokhara begins with a short drive from Pokhara to Phedi, the trailhead of this trek. Walk to Australian Camp surrounded by incredible views of Himalayan peaks. From there take an easy trail to Panchase Bhanjyang.
The lush forest covering the trail is home to endangered birds, butterflies, animals and rare Himalayan herbs. If you take this Panchase Trek Pokhara in spring, you will find the trail covered with rhododendron flowers and exotic orchids.
Panchase Bhanjyang is where the five lower Annapurna hills meet. ‘Panch’ in Nepali means five, so the name ‘Panchase Bhanjyang’, meaning a pass of the five hills.
Take an early morning hike to Panchase Danda or Hill and enjoy an inspiring sunrise view. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak), Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung and Manaslu looks grand. Return to Pokhara via Bhumdi and Peace Pagoda.
Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake on the last leg of your Pokhara to Panchase Trek.
Panchase Trek Difficulty
Graded easy this Panchase Trek 4 days is for hikers of all ages and experience. You can easily do this trek if you enjoy good health and love walking.
Altitude is not a concern as you will not be venturing beyond 2,517 metres. Maximum you will be walking for 7 hours and minimum 3 hours. On average, each day you will be spending around 4 to 6 hours on the trail.
Panchase Trek Itinerary
Drive from Pokhara to Phedi (1,130m/3,707ft)
Trek to Australian Camp (2,100m/6,560ft)
Duration: 30 minutes (19 km) Drive, 3-4 Hours (7 km) Trek
Trek from Australian Camp to Panchase Bhanjyang (2,030m/6,659ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (17 km) trek
Sunrise from Panchase hill (2,517m/8,256ft)
Trek from Panchase Bhanjyang to Bhumdi (1,530m/5,019ft),
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (14 km) trek
Trek from Bhumdi to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft) via Peace Pagoda
Walking distance: 4-5 hours (13 km) trek