Panchase Hill Trekking – Annapurna Region Trekking

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Panchase Hill Trekking

The Panchase Hill Trip is a short trek in Nepal’s Annapurna area. This journey is great for individuals who want to see spectacular views of mountain ranges in a short amount of time. Snow-capped peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Lamjung, and Manaslu may be seen from Panchase Hill. Similarly, the journey is made much more exciting by lovely Gurung settlements, a pleasant rhododendron forest trail, and sightings of birds and other animals.

Panchase Hill Trek is a somewhat demanding hike. This magnificent trip in Nepal’s Annapurna region is open to any beginner with a reasonable level of fitness. Aside from the breathtaking scenery, this walk allows travelers to gain experience staying with and engaging with locals. The Panchase Hill Walk is around 45 kilometers from Pokhara, and it no requires a TIMS and ACAP permit to trek this wonderful path. This walk reaches a maximum elevation of 2,500 meters, and there is no risk of altitude sickness for the entire journey.

Throughout the Panchase Hill Trek, there are local teahouses and lodges to stay in. However, you will be able to choose from a variety of hotel classifications during your time in Pokhara. Electricity is provided along the route, and the foods are locally made with limited meal options.

Accommodation and food During the Trekking.

The accommodation in this route is quite basic compared to other popular trekking trail such as Ghorepani Poon Hill or Annapurna Circuit in Annapurna. Local people run home stay services at Kalabang and Pumdi villages offering staying in local home. We saw one new lodge at Bhumdi that is bit away from the village. For those; who loves experiencing local culture and don’t mind going through basic facilities then it is firsthand opportunity to discover the locals and their life style. The food is usually rice, potatoes, noodles, eggs, momo, chapati etc and tea, coffee for table drinks. Dal Bhaat (a Nepalese set meal comes with boiled rice, lentil soup, fried/cooked vegetable and pickle) is served in home stays. For beverages and bar, there are cold drinks, beer, distillery drinks and Raksi (local wine).

Best time to doing Panchase Trekking.

Panchase Trek is can be done year round. Best advised time to trek there is fall (September – November) however it can be one of the wet areas in the Annapurna region. There are high seasons which suit this trek and the following months have traditionally been used as a guide for favorite times of the year to do the Panchase trek.

Mid September – November – early December: this is Nepal’s best time to go trekking however if the Monsoon is late then Panchase can remain cloud covered until early October rarely. Otherwise the views at this time of year in Panchase are usually just gorgeous.

Mid December to February:   This is winter season in Nepal; has clear sky but it can be cold in Panchase, warm clothing is advised. Little chances of snow fall in this time at Panchase.

March – April: this is the spring season; end of the dry season and the second best time of the year for trekking. In this time there are rare chances of shower rain and storm in Pokhara then Panchase is likely to have cloud cover sometimes.

May – June: This is Nepal’s hot pre-monsoon period and it can be quite warm. The valleys around Panchase flourish with flowers and new leaves though which it makes for a very nice trek. However cloud cover can be an issue.

June – Early September:  Monsoon season and not good time to go trekking to Panchase.  The leeches in this area is so active when it is wet and the trail is slippery, downpours also increase greatly. For more details please write us to go trekking in Nepal in best time. Nepal offers some of the best summer treks in Nepal’s other areas.


Highlights of the Annapurna Panchase hill trekking

  1. 2,500 meters above sea level is the highest point.
  2. Phewa Lake is a great place to go boating.
  3. From Pokhara, this is one of the quickest and simplest treks.
  4. Tour of the World Peace Pagoda & Pumdikot ( Shiva Status )
  5. Study Nepalese culture and rural life of Annapurna region.
  6. Hiking through gorgeous villages and woodlands, Jungle  with nice residents.
  7. Stunning Views of Machhapuchhre, Lamjung, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri with Phewa lake.

Panchase Hill Trek Itinerary;

Day 1 Boat across Lake Phewa, trek to Bumdi 1,520 m./ 4,986 ft. 5 hours
Day 2 Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,065 m./ 6,774 ft. 5/6 hours
Day 3 Trek to Panchase hill with Bhadaure 1,670 m./ 5,479 ft. 5  hours
Day 4 Trek to Kande, Short drive to Pokhara 1,515 m./ 4,970 ft. 3 hours

What’s Included

  • Transfers by private car or van and Boat depending on group size.
  • One registered and experienced local trekking guide and (porters) if you needed.
  • 3 Times meal with cup of Tea (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Sharing twin/double bed room in tea house lodges and home stay during trek.
  • Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide.
  • Necessary insurance for your guide.
  • All necessary trekking permits if required..
  • All applicable local tax, vat and office service charge.

What’s Excluded

  • Accommodation, meals and transportation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, sprite and mineral water.
  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, toiletries (toilet paper, soaps, shampoos etc)
  • Tips for guide.

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