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Panchase Trekking

Panchase Trekking

Group size: 

Minimum 2 pax



Trip Grade:

Experience is not necessary for taking part in an easy trek, anyone fit and healthy enough to walk for 4-6 hours a day can manage easy treks. These treks only involve lower altitude with daily ascents of around 300-600m on a generally good weather, well-maintained paths and with easy access to local amenities.



Best Season: 

Feb to Jun & Sep to Dec


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu,Pokhara and Trek House during the Trek


Panchase Trekking is comparatively one of the easy and short trekking of the Annapurna region – a scenic trekking route which lies beyond the valley of Pokhara (the most phenomenal city in Nepal at an altitude of 2500 meters above the sea level). This Panchase area is one of the untouched region and typical culture and the standard of living of the people here are completely different than you have had experienced.

This trekking offers you the splendid view of the Annapurna IAnnapurna IIAnnapurna III,Annapurna IVMachapuchre (Fishtail - 6993 m), Lamjung Himal (6932 m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and several other peaks above 6000 meters.

On the trials of Panchase Trek, we also get to observe one of the finest crystal flawless lake, stormy rivers with deep gorges, Tibetan abbeys, and charming villages colonized by humble and sociable ethnic people of Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung communities - rich with their cultures and customs. The area within is also one of the standard religious site, where ample of Hindu Pilgrims visit during the festivals.

Our Panchase trekking starts from a scenic flight to Pokhara and on the next day, we will start our trek to Thundo Khola where we will be setting our camp to stay overnight. From this point, we get the amazing views of Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Annapurna ranges and Fishtail Mountain. The next day - we will be heading towards the Panchase Bhanjyang at 7100 feet - one of uppermost point of our trek, where you will be observing supreme exquisite views of mountains, hills, Kusma Bazar (one of the small market of this region) from this high point.

Finally, our trek comes to the end at Ghandruk passing from Pothana - Dhampus crossing over the paddy meadows and villages reaching Phedi and then taking a private vehicle to Pokhara. We then rest for a while and in Pokhara, we visit the most fabulous Phewa lake - one of the astonishing lake, Davis fall, Mahendra cave and Sarangkot hill, from where you get to view the complete Annapurna ranges. There are other recreational activities like Paragliding, Bungee jumping, etc. you can experience if you wish in Pokhara.

This trekking can be done best in the month of March-May & September-December but also anytime according to your wish. Our GHHT (Ganesh Himal Hiking Team) have options for you to change the day to day itinerary if it does not fit your vacation, can be minimized as well as prolonged as per your wish. Panchase trekking is one of the easy trekking which can be even done with your family members guided by our specially trained guide/trekking leader. For further details about this trek, please feel free to contact or email us.


Day 1
Drive to Pokhara

On day first, you will be taken to Pokhara from Kathmandu by a bus or a light vehicle. The road goes along the banks of Trishuli river passing through Kurintar, Muglin to join the banks of Marsyangdi River. We will stop for lunch somewhere near Muglin. After reaching Damauli, we will drive for some time along the banks of Seti river to finally reach Pokhara. It will take about seven hours for the drive. En route, you can observe terraced fields, village settlements, beautiful landscapes, and forests. Once you reach Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel. In the evening, you can walk around the lakeside and enjoy the sight of Phewa lake. After dinner, the overnight stay will be in the hotel.

Meals: Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 2
Trek to Bumdi

In the morning - we will be boating in the Phewa lake and get to the shore of another side. Our trek starts from here. First, we walk to the World Peace Stupa. It is one of the 80 peace stupas built to promote peace all over the world. From there, the views of Pokhara city below and peaks above are remarkable. We will continue to walk through the forest as the trail goes up and down across the village of Lukum Swara until we reach Bumdi. We will walk for about five hours on the first day of trekking. It is a small village of mixed Gurung and Brahman communities situated at an altitude of 1525 meters. We will either find a lodge to stay or camp outside.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Trekking Lodge or Camp.

Day 3
Trek to Bhanjyang

We continue to walk through the forest on the third day. We will be enjoying the sights of birds in the forests and even small wildlife creatures such as monkeys. After we reach a place called Thulochaur, that means ‘big ground’, we can see a number of peaks such as Annapurnas, Lamjung, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Manalsu. After five hours of walk, we will reach an altitude of 2000 meters at the village of Panchase Bhanjyang. It’s another village of Brahmin and Gurung communities. We will find a suitable place to camp overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Camp.

Day 4
Climb Panchase Hill and Trek to Tilahar

Today will be an interesting day. We will finally climb the Panchase Hill, the main highlight of this trip. You can enjoy the views of mountains and natural landscapes from the altitude of 2509 meters. Then we will have a sharp descent to Tilahar at 1020 meters altitude. It will take six hours to reach Tilahar. Overnight stay will be in our camps.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Camp.

Day 5
Trek to Dobate

From the lower altitude of 1020 meters at Tilahar, we will again ascend on this day gaining significant altitude by the end of the day. It will be a relatively tough day. We will be walking for about six hours, mostly uphill. By the end of the day, we reach Dobate. It is situated at an altitude of 2655 meters. After reaching Dobate, tents will be set up nearby for camping overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Camp.

Day 6
Trek to Jaljale

It will be a relatively easier walk on this day from Dobate. We will walk through few settlements and forest with lush vegetation without acquiring much in altitude. The walk will last about five hours. The destination for this day is Jaljale. It is located at 2975 meters altitude, nearly at the same level as the yesterday’s resting point.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Trekking Lodge or Camp.

Day 7
Trek to Ghorepani

Today’s journey will start with a decent and after crossing a wooden bridge, the trail will go up to Bhanzham village. We will pass through a forest of fir, rhododendron and oak trees and more villages like Lhi and Shoyo on the way. Tibetan culture is seen in the stupas, monasteries and Mani walls in these villages. On the hill, there is Ripum Gompa, a Buddhist monastery. From the hill, we can have views of Mt Manaslu and Mt Fishtail. Moving further, we will pass Shyala village while enjoying views of more mountains and finally reach an altitude of 3480 meters in Samagaon village - today’s stopping point. It’s a nice village along a river and offers a beautiful sunset view.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Trekking Lodge or Camp.

Day 8
Climb Poon Hill, Trek to Hile

In the morning, we will climb Poonhill early so that we don’t miss the spectacular sunrise view. It’s one of the best places in Nepal to enjoy sunrise view where the lights paint unique shades of colors to the peaks and sky that can be seen from the height of 3180 meters. After the beautiful sunrise view, we will head towards Hile. We will walk through the forests of oak and rhododendron through the villages of Banthanti, Ulleri, and Tirkhedhung. It will take about five hours to reach Hile which is at 1475 meters altitude.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Trekking Lodge or Camp.

Day 9
Trek to Birethanti to Nayapul

In the last day of trekking, you walk along the bank of Bhurung stream until you reach Birethanti. It is famous for the local fresh fish. Few settlements and a waterfall will be crossed in the way to reach Nayapul. Nayapul is the end point for this trekking program at the altitude of 1050 meters. Our vehicle will be ready to pick us from Nayapul and take us back to Pokhara. Overnight stay will be in a hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 10
Drive to Kathmandu

This will be the final day of our program. Unless you have other plans, we will drive to Kathmandu via Damauli, Muglin, and Kurintar. It will take six to seven hours to reach Kathmandu depending on the road, weather and traffic conditions. Once again, the drive will be along the fields, settlements, beautiful houses and banks of Seti, Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers. The trip ends after we reach Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.

FAQ's and Notes

When to book this Trip ?

The flawless seasons for touring/trekking is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). One can travel in winter if you are well adapted to cold. We strongly recommend you not to trek on monsoon in June, July, and August because of heavy rains & extremely blazing heat in the afternoon.

How kind of food is served during the trek ?

We serve food rich in proteins, carbohydrates and highly nutritious hygienic nourishing food - vital while trekking.

During the trek - all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided inclusive in our package. The trek leader will be taking you to the clean hotels/restaurants for lunch on the way to your destination. In cities, either breakfast or dinner is included.

Vegan foods are also availabale.

How safe is stream water ?

Stream water is completely safe but we suggest you to carry water purification pills (chlorine tablets) or water filters to purify the water. If you prefer to drink packaged bottled mineral water, you will easily get in shops or tea houses on your own expense.

How about my luggage ?

Our porters will carry your major luggage while you carry a backpack with items very handy while trekking such as water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you feel is necessary.

Gears and clothes not necessary can be left in the hotel safe deposit box properly locked without any extra charge. Domestic airlines of Nepal does not allow more than 15 kilograms including your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg, an extra charge can cover that up.

The porter will be carrying up to 12 kg luggage of each trekker.

What is the group Size or crew members ?

We Ganesh Himal Hiking team arrange most of the treks with a minimum of 2 clients to a maximum of 8 in a group. The larger group we will be divided accordingly.

What about guides ?

We provide honest, well experienced first aid certified, altitude sickness trained trekking guides who will be handling all your issues on the trip. All our staffs are very cordial and sincere. While trekking in a bigger group i.e. more than 6 people - an additional guide will be accompanied and the group also can be split according to the number of people in the group.

Is there any personal expenses on the Trek ?

Well, not that much but depends upon how you manage your expenses. Our package includes the cost of accommodation and meals during your trek as mentioned in the itinerary. Besides that, you are liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot showers (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, meals (around US $ 5-7), extra accommodation in Kathmandu, tips for driver, guide and porters, etc.

Tips to the guides, porter or any other members is not mandatory but feel free to tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

How about trekking gears or other equipment ?

Trekking gears are readily available in the stores of major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara at a very reasonable price. Down jacket & sleeping bags can also be hired with a minimal charge per day. Thus, you don’t have to buy it from your hometown.

But if already have it and have no issues bringing it, please feel free to bring it.

What would a usual day on a trek be like ?

Each and every day gives pleasant suprises and rewarding experience. Each day differs according to the itinerary or schedule, or the place you are trekking.

Normally, you are required to trek for 4-6 hours each day. We start our trek after breakfast and stop for the lunch. We trek for 3-4 hours after lunch to reach our destination. If we reach our destination in afternoon, you can spend rest of the hours relaxing, take shower or just wander around.

How about Airport Pickup and Drop Off ?

After booking, a representative of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will pick you up from the airport on your scheduled landing time. You can spot GHHT member outside the exit terminal. If you have booked the hotel by yourself, please let us know in advance, so that we can drop you at your respective hotel.

We also pick and drop you from domestic airport. On your departure day, we will also see you off.

Can I customize the Itinerary ?

Our itinerary has been carefully designed by our operation manager which is very pragmatic & includes the high altitude acclimatizing. These days includes your arrival day, departure and sightseeing Kathmandu. It also has an extra day which allows flexibility to adjust the delay or cancellation of flight due to sudden changes in the Himalayan weather.

If you would like to extend more days or lessen some, we surely can do that as per your wish.

How do you deal with emergency situations ?

Our tour guide and trek leader will make sure that each and every one of you is well taken care of in emergency situations. If by chance anyone gets sick during the trek, we will take you to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. For serious conditions – we will use the rescue helicopter expenses being carried out by the insurance company. We suggest you get insured for up to 6000 meters.

Please go thoroughly what’s covered and not in the insurance policy.

Booking and Payment:

After confirming or booking the trip – all we need is the copy of the passport, insurance policy, and the international flight details (ticket). Then, a 20% advance deposit is required for any trip, trek or expedition which is not refundable - used for reservations of hotels and lodges according to the itinerary. The remaining balance is due when you arrive at Kathmandu and can be paid by any means convenient to you. We prefer payment via cash (to avoid any extra service charge) but bank transfer, credit cards, western union, and pay pal are also the accepted form of payments.

What if flight is delayed from ?

Only domestic mountain flight is only available from Kathmandu to Lukla and sometimes the flight might be delayed or canceled due to unforeseen adverse Himalaya weather condition.

This is the reason we have kept an extra day in the itinerary to cover up such situations. In case the flight is canceled for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to make sure that you reach on the scheduled flight to your destination. The expense for this service will be carried out by the insurance company. The helicopter charter cost is in between the US $ 500 to $ 3500 depending upon the number of people in the flight.


Hotel & Lodges

Accommodation in Himalayan Countries While Tour/Trek

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) arranges it’s best for comfortable and pleasant accommodation and also provides you nourished hygienic food. We will be staying at the standard hotel (rating of 2 – 3 Star) in Kathmandu whereas, in the remote areas, we will be staying at a tea house or a local lodge. We can also arrange luxurious rooms from 4 – 5 Star hotels in the cities with an additional charge but the remote mountainous regions have no such facilities.

Tea houses and local lodges in the remote region will have a usual bed with usual mattress and a pillow. Only a few of them have electricity but the rest rely on lanterns or candles lights. Booking of the room is done prior to the starting of the trek. If in case we are not able to book the room in advance, we can book it upon reaching there as these areas have ample of lodges and tea houses. If for some reason, we aren’t able to book a lodge/teahouse - we can easily set a camp which will be the most adventurous part of the trek itself.

Included in the Price

    • All the transportation between airport and hotel
    • A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke Inn or similar) and A 3 Star Hotel in Pokharawith breakfast
    • Standard lodges/tea houses during the trek
    • Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu and Kathmandu to Pokhara
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
    • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
    • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each in the group
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
    • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Price

    • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
    • Tips for guides and porters

Fixed Departures - 2018

Departure DateAvailable Space
 Jan 4th YES
 Jan 12th YES
 Feb 2nd YES
 Jan 19th YES
 Feb 14th YES
 Feb 20th YES
 March 8th YES
 March 14th YES
 March 19th YES
 March 28th YES
 April 2nd YES
 April 9th YES
 April 15th YES
 April 22nd YES
 3rd May YES
 17th May YES
 20th May YES
 27th May YES
 14th June YES
 23rd June YES
 6th July YES
 28th July YES
 4th August YES
 17th August YES
 2nd September YES
 8th September YES
 12th September YES
 17th September YES
 22nd September YES
 28th September YES
 4th October YES
 9th October YES
 14th October YES
 19th October YES
 29th October YES
 6th November YES
 11th November YES
 18th November YES
 5th December YES
 16th December YES

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