The Panchase Trekis one of Nepal’s hidden gems. Being in the same region as the Anapurna Circuit, Poon Hill trek and the Royal trek, it is often overlooked by hikers. However you can still enjoy beautiful scenery and mountain peak views.
The Panchase Trek is one of the easier treks in Nepal and is perfect for groups of different abilities.
Being only 4 days long, this is a great trek for beginners and will give you a real sense of what it’s like to trek some of the more wilder sections of the Himalayas
The Panchase Trek only requires moderate fitness and is perfectly trek-able for families and retirees.
Starting at Pokhara, the trek allows you to explore the amazing city and all the wonders it has to offer before leaving. Make sure you have a drink at one of the lakeside cafes! The trek begins in style as you cross the Phewa lake by boat – an experience in itself! The trail takes you past the World Peace Pagoda and then down through some lovely local villages where you can witness the authentic and rustic lifestyle of the local people.
Panchase is actually one of the hill stations in the Annapurna Region and also a religious site for Hindu People. The summit of Panchase Hill (2,500m) is often considered to be the best viewpoint to see Annapurna massif. However, along your trek you’ll also see other giant Himalaya peaks including Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu.
Apart from being a great introduction to Himalaya trekking for novices, as well as providing an incredible experience for those with less time on their hands, the main drawcard of the Panchase trek is the beauty and diversity of the scenery: one minute there is terraced rice fields lush, the next, lush vegetation and then alpine areas!
The Panchase Trek ascends to some moderate altitude points. At its highest point, Panchase Hill, you will reach an altitude of 2,500 meters. There are steep section on this trek where you will ascend very rapidly.
Therefore, it is important to have a clear understanding of the risks associated with high altitude trekking and how the body acclimatises to high altitude. We recommend you read our detailed article on
Although the Panchase Trek is a relatively safe and easy trek, it is still worthwhile getting travel insurance that covers trekking activities. We recommend World Nomads, use the calculator to get a quote.
Make sure to have insurance that covers you for any travel related risks, like lost, damaged, stolen or delayed baggage; flight delays and interruptions; and tour operators default.
Day1: Raniban to Bhumdi (1520m) – 10 km – 3/4 hrs (for a slow walk)
Day2: Bhumdi to Panchase Bhanjyang (2065m) – 10.5km – 4/5hrs
Day3: Panchase Peak (2500m) and then to Bhadaure – 7.5km – 3/4hrs
Day4: Bhadaure to Naudanda – 6.5Km – 2/3hrs (if tired we could arrange the transport from Naudanda to Raniban)
*Naudanda ro Raniban ia about 5h trek or 1h drive