Panchase Trek: A short and Sweet Trek From Pokhara

Hotel, Lodge and Tea house/Homestay
Annapurna Region
17 km
Start / End Point
1 night 2 days
Max. Altitude
2517 m / 8260 ft
Meals Included
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Homestay to Homestay Trek
Best Season
All season
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Jeep / bus


Certainly one of the shortest and cheapest two-day trips in Pokhara, the Panchase trek is a quick and easy trek. This trek starts and ends in Pokhara. It takes us to an elevation of up to 2500m above sea level, which is quite a comfortable height. The trek offers some splendid views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Machhapuchhre, among others. Panchase trek also allows you to explore villages and know about the local culture and traditions. This is a family trip, as it’s easy and convenient to walk. Moreover, our experienced guides will watch over your children, should you bring them.

Close to Pokhara Valley yet Far from it

    You start your trek at Kande from where you walk uphill to Panchase Bhanjyang. It takes about 5 hours of hiking to reach there.

    Upon arriving, you’ll stay in a hotel and explore the village in the evening. On the next day, you’ll see the spectacular sunrise from the top, i.e. Panchase.

    Panchase trek is a perfect way to explore the area surrounding Pokhara for those that are short on time or only started trekking recently. It merely takes two days to complete this trek. Furthermore, you will not miss out on superb scenery as you will be continuously greeted with beautiful views of the mountains and Pokhara valley.

    Likewise, one can opt to explore the valley. The valley offers varieties of attraction sites such as Phewa Lake, Peace Pagoda, Sarangkot, etc

How difficult is this Trek?

This is one of the easiest short treks accessible to all age groups. The highest point of the trek is Panchase hill which acts as a vacation spot for families. The enchanting view of the Annapurna range and the family-friendly environment has made it one of the most loved short treks in Nepal.

The flora and fauna along the trekking trails and the beautiful breathtaking view of landscapes have added more to its charm.

Enjoy the Retreat at the Best Price

While the Panchase trek is an easy and shortest trek near Pokhara, most backpackers are not aware of it. So, it also facilitates hiking in privacy and without disturbance. Panchase trek costs may vary as per the agencies.

However, we provide Panchase Trek all round year and at an affordable price. We can also tailor this trip according to your needs and requirements. Moreover, you can extend this trip by combining it with other treks like the Australian camp Day Hike.

Panchase Trek: A short and Sweet Trek From Pokhara Photo

Panchase Trek Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

  2. day 2

    Fly or Drive to Pokhara

  3. day 3

    Drive to Kande and trek to Panchase Bhanjyang.

  4. day 4

    Early morning, climb towards the Panchase Peak and transfer Pokhara by Bus / Jeep.


everest base camp trek map


    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
    • All meals, during the trek. You can choose dishes from the lodge menu which mostly includes options as follows:
      • Breakfast: Cereal, Porridge, rice pudding, egg dish with bread and toast, bread with jam and honey, Pancakes with jam and honey, with tea or coffee.
      • Lunch Items: Dal Bhat (mostly recommended), noodles soup, fried noodles, momo, spaghetti chapati, Spring roll, macron,  sizzlers, swiss rosti, pizza, veg curry with plain rice, Tibetan Momo, Thukpa, Thenthuk, french fry, fry potato, boil potato and much more.
      • Dinner: Mostly same as lunch items but may vary in some hotels.
      • Note: The menu also depends on the Teahouse or Hotel, so the food items may vary.
    • Most ground transportation is on a private vehicle as per the itinerary.
    • Professional English-speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his meals, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc.
    • Porter service (4 trekkers: 1 porter).
    • Sleeping Bag and Trekking sticks (to be returned after trip completion).
    • All necessary paperwork
    • All government and local taxes.


  •  Other transportation except Included in the section.
  • Personal expenses (bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned In including section.

Some Additional Informations

  • The itinerary mentioned is a standard guideline. It can be readily modified according to your needs and requirements.
  • The cost of the trek can also be changed according to your group size, needs, and time boundary.
  • You can easily add additional activities to the Itinerary. You just have to let us know before confirming the trip.
  • This trip can also start from the capital city of Kathmandu. You have to let us know if you want to begin there. In that case, the Itinerary will extend by a few days. Consequently, the cost will also increase.
  • The addition or removal of activities will increase or decrease the cost of the trip respectively. This will be done through mutual understanding between the agency and the client(s).

Written by: Mohan Bhandari

Panchase Trek: A short and Sweet Trek From Pokhara Company Reviews


Amazing scenery!!

I would thoroughly recommend this trek for anyone who goes to Nepal and wants to get a flavour for the scenery. It’s especially ideal if you’re limited for time (as my partner and I were)

So on this occasion the trek was led by a friendly young man called Yagya. It became apparent to both myself and my parter Vicky that Yagya was exceedingly familiar with the localities having spent much of his childhood there. He was full of enthusiasm and keen to share his knowledge of the area, and the history.

The views were breathtaking throughout, taking us through forest areas, grasslands and a small number of villages where we stopped for food and supplies. These were frequent enough for us to have chance to stock for water, meals and snacks. The trek has clearly been well thought out.

Yagya was an excellent guide who clearly knew his way around without needing to rely on any navigation or map reading at any point. He kept us to a good pace whilst also allowing us more time to take photos on the second day as we descended. During the 2 days we were captivated by Yagya’s stories and the local religious beliefs. Yagya was also keen to hear about our take on spiritualism and this offered some brief deep yet memorable conversations on the second day.

The journey ended with a meal in a restaurant in Pokhara where the food was excellent and the perfect way to end the afternoon/evening.

Overall we can’t thank Yagya enough for the journey he took us on. A real memorable experience.

Apr 2019 • Couples


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