Panchase Trek sits as one of the shortest yet mesmerizing packages through the forest of Panchase. Physically tiring, this tour brings the Brahmin and Gurung culture into view alongside the snow-capped peaks.
Like other trekking packages in the Annapurna Region, this trek also starts with a drive to the lake city of Pokhara. Boat in the Fewa Lake and take in the views of the Annapurna, Machhapurchhre, and other peaks while here. The next day sees us first at the Thado Khola Valley and then it's an uphill climb to the village of Bumdi. The next day sees us climbing uphill via the pine and rhododendron forest to arrive at Thulunchaur. From here, it's further uphill along the jeep trails to Panchase Bhanjhyang.
Get up early even before the sunrise to hike up to the top of the Panchase peak. Climb up on the strenuous trail to get to the summit. Savor in the panorama of high peaks of the Annapurna, Manaslu and the Ganesh range. Drop back down to the Panchase Bhanjhyang and following the breakfast, drop downhill to Bhadure. This village covers most of the portions of the Panchase forest. Descending downhill along the stone steps before walking past the jeep trail sees us at Naudada. After lunch, drive back down to Pokhara via the Baglung-Pokhara Highway. The next day, a drive to the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu ends our trip.
Do you have what it takes to complete a hike through the Panchase forest?
Bhramin and Gurung Culture, Tradition, and Lifestyle
Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Himal Chuli, and Other Annapurna Region Peaks
- All Ground Transportations
- Three Daily Meals During the Trek
- Twin Sharing Lodge for Accommodation during the Trek
- One guide and a porter (1:2 ratio) and their food, accommodation, equipment
- Trekking Map and Trip Achievement Certificate
- First Aid
- Government Taxes and Office Service Charge
- Water, Soft Drinks, and Other Liquid Beverages
- Meals Besides Meals Inclusion
- Snacks and Other Personal Expenses
- Personal Trekking Equipment
- Hot Showers except
- Tips to Trekking Staff and Others
- Personal Travel Insurance
- International Airfare
- Nepal Entry Visa
Arrival in Kathmandu (1440 meters)
Set foot at the Tribhuvan International Airport where our representative will transfer you to your hotel. Settle in and freshen up prior to meeting up with the guide and discussing about the upcoming trek. And, don’t forget to try out your first ever typical Nepali cuisine.
Drive to Pokhara (1400 meters)
200 kilometers long stretch covered in 7 hours! Though long, the drive from the capital city of the country, Kathmandu to the city of eight lakes, Pokhara along the Prithvi Highway is more than enough to shower you with a dramatic scenery comprising of rivers, valleys, rocky gorges, and more. Check in at the hotel and boat at the Fewa Lake with serene Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre peak’s reflections on the water.
Trek to Bumdi (1520 meters)
An easy trek takes us to the Thado Khola Valley. From here, it's a climb uphill on narrow hills to Bumdi. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurna, Manaslu, and the Ganesh peaks.
Trek to Panchase Bhanjhyang (2000 meters)
Hike up along the steep hill via the pine rhododendron forest to the village of Thulunchaur. Further hike uphill along the dirt road leads us to Panchase Bhanjhyang.
Trek to Bhadaure (1670 meters)
Be a lark and enjoy the crack of dawn climbing up the 2500 meters tall peak of Panchase. From the top, take in the 360-degree sunrise views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Manaslu, Lamjung, and such other peaks. Back to Panchase Bhanjhyang for breakfast and then descend sees us at Bhadure. This village covers up most of the portion of the Panchase Forest.
Trek to Naudada and Drive to Pokhara (1400 meters)
Descend along the stone steps and then the jeep trail to pass a small stream to mark our arrival at Naudada. Drive back down the Baglung-Pokhara Highway to arrive at Pokhara.
Drive back to Kathmandu (1440 meters)
Get the last look at the Annapurna Mountain Range and bid farewell to them! Early drive along the Trishuli River will see us back at the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.
This day marks the official end of your trek! If you have plans to stay and explore Nepal more, we can arrange scenic tailor-made trips for you. However, for those of you having to travel back, we will arrange your travel to the airport and wish you a happy journey ahead.