The Annapurna Panchase Trek

Annapurna Panchase TrekkingTrekking to Panchase, starts from Nepal’s second largest valley, the beautiful Pokhara Valley - offering magnificent Himalayan panoramas of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna & Manaslu Range. Machapuchere, the Fish Tail Peak stands out majestically. The Panchase Trek will be a good walking holiday as some of the best middle-hill trekking is done along this part of the region, under spectacular view of the Annapurna Range. Hike to Panchase combines along with incredible ethnic and cultural diversity and traverses through very friendly villages and people. Ascending gradually beyond the beautiful villages of Bhumdi, we trek through the serene woods of Rhododendron and alpine meadows towards Pan Chase Danda, the most beautiful View Point of the Area. Pan chase is also a pilgrimage Place for the local people, who gathers-up yearly to pay homage to their deceased ancestors by making offerings to the local deities and mountain spirits.

Panchase trekking passes through a more diverse range of climate, vegetation and cultures than most small countries can boast in their entire. From lush vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields. The land and its people change daily, giving the trekkers a tantalising introduction to Nepal's cultural and natural beauty.

The Hiking trail is not overly difficult, as you will be passing through plenty of villages along the way.  The trail begins in Pokhara and the first portion passes through lush green hill country typical of the heartland of Nepal.

Tiny thatched roofed villages, set among the terraced fields, make an attractive picture with the backdrop of the magnificent snowy range of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most majestic peaks of all the Himalayan ranges the Machapuchere (Fish Tail)

The Annapurna Panchase Trek Fact box

Mode of Trekking: Tea-House / Lodge or camping

Trek Grade: Moderate

Trek: 7 / 8 days.

Total Trip: 11 / 12 days.

Highest Point: 2,509m at Panchase ridge top.

Trip Highlight: pristine forest & traditional villages in the shade of the himalayas off the beaten track, constant views of the snow  capped peaks, rural traditional villages, panoramic scenery, in the serene forest from the paddy fields to alpine region'

Trip Map

The Annapurna Panchase Trek Map

The Annapurna Panchase Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day guided tour.
Day 03: A scenic flight to Pokhara 950m 3-hrs trek to Bhumdi village 1500m.
Day 04: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,200m 5-6-hrs walk.
Day 05: Hike to Panchase hill 2,509m and trek to Bhadaure village 1670m,
Day 06: Trek to Bhirethati or Syauli Bazaar 1,200m 5 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Ghandrung 1,750m approx 3-4 hours walk.
Day 08: Rest day at Ghandrung.
Day 09: Trek to Pothana 1,950m approx 4 hours.
Day 10: Trek and drive to Pokhara.
Day 11: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Transfer to Airport for International departure.