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    • Duration3 days
    • AccommodationMountain lodge
    • Start | EndPokhara
    • ActivityTrekking
    • Max Altitude2517 meter
    • DifficultiesEasy
    • Best SeasonSep - Dec | Feb - May
    • Group Size1-20 pax
    • Meal2 B | 3 L | 2 D

    Panchase trek is one of most popular short treks around Pokhara. Panchase trek takes you to Panchase hill (2500m), which is a great viewpoint to witness Dhaulagiri and Manaslu peaks. Pancase trek package costs USD 300/Pax that includes all necessary services such as guide, porter, transportation, accommodation, food and gears.

     Panchase hill trek is a recently opened trek offering traditional Nepali culture and village lifestyle. This trek can be done in different durations such as 2 days, 3 days and even 4 days. The trail is easily accessible by transport. Panchase trek from Pokhara is suitable for trekkers of all age groups and physical condition.


    You can choose different routes for Panchase trek. But the route starting from Australian camp to Panchase and back to Pokhara is probably the best one.

    • Day 1: Pokhara -Australian Base Camp.
    • Day 2: Australian Base Camp-Panchase Bhanjyang.
    • Day 3: Panchase Bhanjyang-Pokhara.


    3 day Panchase trek is an off the beaten trail that passes lush green forest in the Annapurna region. Here are some highlights of this trek.

    • Off beaten path through villages and lush forest.
    • Experience diverse culture and lifestyle.
    • Less Crowded trail
    • Suitable for all level of trekkers


    Panchase trek package costs USD 300/person that includes all necessary services such as transportation, permit, necessary documentation, staff insurance, accommodation, food and taxes. There is no hidden or unseen cost. If you are travelling in a group of more than 2 person, please inform us to get lower package rates.

    What is included in the tour price ?

    • Documentation - No hidden charges All necessary paper works, government and local taxes & company service charges
    • Permit(Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit & Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card)
    • All land transportation on a private vehicle as per the group size (car, jeep, van or a bus)(Day 1: Pokhara - Baskot & Day 3: Pokhara- Ghatichhinna)
    • Accommodation during the trek (2 nights accommodation on clean mountain lodges on sharing basis )
    • Meal - Full board(Warm and fresh meal during the trek|2 Breakfast | 3 Lunch | 2 Dinner)
    • Trekking gears (Sleeping bag, duffel bag, trekking poles, water bottle & rain poncho)
    • 1 X English speaking Trekking guide(Experienced, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained)
    • Porters - Strong, experienced and honest (01 Porter for 2 trekkers/ maximum 16 kgs luggage per porter).
    • Arrangements for trekking staffs(All meals |3 times a day, salary, accommodation and insurance)


    • Personal nature expenses (All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hot and cold drinks during rest, lunch and dinner, laundry)
    • Charging electronic devices (If electricity is provided by solar power, charging devices such as Mobile, tablet and laptop will be charged.)
    • Insurance(Your travel insurance)
    • Tipping / gratis for guides, porters and drivers(Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.)
    • Unexpected expenses (Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Eyes on Nepal such as natural calamities, mishaps or accident)


    Cancellation policy is only applicable to package tariffs. The cancellation charge will be against the total package cost after deducting non-refundable expenses such as permits, transportation costs, airfare expenses that have been paid as part of the trip.
    • If you cancel your trip 30 days prior to the program start date, 15% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charged.
    • Any cancelation made 15 days prior to the program start date, 30% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • If you cancel your trip 1 week prior to the program start date, 50% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • cancelation made less than one week prior to the program start date, it will be deemed as no show and hence no refund will be made.
    • You must notify us about cancellation through writing via email.


    "Leave nothing but foot prints, take nothing but photos & memories"
    • We suggest to stay in locally-owned lodges or tea houses
    • Waste management (We request to bring back all the waste materials you have carried on your way)
    • Kindly respect local culture and dress code.



    There are several routes to do Panchase trek. Please find the most scenic route map below.

    PANCHASE TREK Itinerary in detail

    Panchase trek is one of the most beautiful and easy trek in Nepal. Here is the day-to-day detail itinerary for 2 Nights 3 days Panchase trek from Pokhara:

    Day 1Pokhara to Australian Base Camp

    Early morning, we will pick you up at 8am from lakeside Pokhara and drive to Kande. We suggest you to have your breakfast before 8am. The drive takes less than 1 hr. We begin our trek from Kande; the trail is uphill all the way to Australian Camp. You can enjoy the majestic views of Annapurna ranges, Macchapuchre, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri and Lamjung Himal from the Australian camp. After eating warm lunch at the Camp you will trek down to Dhampus. Dhampus is a scenic village inhabited by Magar and Gurung communities. Spending sometime in Dhampus, we trek further down to Phedi and then finally drive back to Pokhara.


    6 hrs.




    L | D


    Tourist Hotel

    Day 2Australian Base camp to Panchase Bhanjyang

    Early morning watch sunrise and mountain views over warm breakfast. Thereafter we will trek down to Kande and continue uphill walk to Bhadaure for two and half hours where warm lunch will be served. The trail goes through forest with backdrop of Annapurna mountain range.

    After lunch we continue our uphill trek to Panchase Bhanjyang which also takes about two and half hours. Panchase Bhanjyang offers you a taste of rural Nepali lifestyle and great mountain views.

    Note: If you still have energy, you can trek to Panchase hill to watch widest mountain views starting from Dhaulagiri to Langtang. Morning sunrise and sunset viewing is not recommended due to poor trail condition. Headlamp is highly recommended during the trek. Dinner will be served at your guesthouse/hotel.


    8 hrs




    B | L | D


    Mountain lodge

    Day 3Panchase Bhanjyang to Pokhara

    After breakfast at 8 am, we will start our downhill trek to Ghatichinna for around 3 hrs. The trail passes through forest patches with a possibility of encountering wildlife and birds. During September to November, the marihuana plant can be seen in full bloom. This trek is not considered ideal in monsoon season due to the risk of leeches and impenetrable undergrowth. After arriving in Ghatichinna, we will ride back to Pokhara.


    7 hrs




    B | L



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    PANCHASE TREK Packing List

    This checklist helps you decide what to pack for your trip. Smart packing makes travel fun.

    Packing list Summer season

    During summer, the temperature in the day is about 20 degree Celsius and 5 degree Celsius in the morning/evening however it is a bit chilly early morning. Sometimes due to unexpected weather, the temperature drops to 0 degree Celsius. While trekking you should travel as light as possible so we advise to carry less gadgets and belongings. Below is a list of items you need to include:
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun Hat
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts (Quick dry)
    • Multi-uses neck warmer
    • Sweat/cotton pants
    • Thermal wear
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Fleece Jacket
    • Down jacket (0 DC)
    • Socks
    • Gloves
    • Poncho
    • Towel
    • Head light
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Books (during road journey)
    • Waterproof jacket (wind stopper)
    • International travel plug (to charge your gadgets)
    • Waterproof Trekking boots

    Packing list winter season

    During winter, the temperature in the day is about 15 degree Celsius and 0 degree Celsius in the morning/evening however it is a bit chilly early morning. Sometimes due to unexpected weather, the temperature drops to -5 degree Celsius. While trekking you should travel as light as possible so we advise to carry less gadgets and belongings. Below is a list of items you need to include:
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun Hat
    • T-shirt (quick dry)
    • Multi-uses Neck warmer
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Sweat/cotton pants
    • Thermal wear
    • Down jacket (-10 DC)
    • Socks
    • Waterproof Gloves
    • Poncho
    • Towel
    • bed liner
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Head light
    • Crampon
    • Reading book
    • Waterproof jacket (wind stopper)
    • Waterproof Trekking boots
    • International travel plug (to charge your gadgets)


    Eyes on Nepal provides some essential and common gears that can be use again and wont charge for it.
    • Sleeping bag
    • Water bottle
    • Trekking poles
    • Duffel bags
    • Rain Poncho
    • First aid
    • Down Jacket(Not suggest due to hygiene & size)


    Here are some important information about this trip.

    About Panchase Trek

    Panchase trek is an off the beaten path 3-day hike through the rural areas and lush green forest in the Annapurna region. It is a moderately difficult trek with the highest point at 2500m which means no prior acclimatization is needed. The focal point of the Panchase Trek is reaching Panchase Peak (2,500 metres above sea level) which provides great views of the amazing Annapurnas.

    This is a great entry-level hike for the Himalayas as it’s possible to do it quite quickly and without prior acclimatization.

    Different Route for Panchase trek.

    Panchase trek is a short trek from Pokhara. It is beautiful and easily accessible from Pokhara. There are different routes for this panchase trek and they are:

    •  Starting in Pokhara and end at kande-
    • Sarting at kande and end at Pohara
    • Starting and ending at Kande
    • Starting at Kande and end at Ghatichina;
    • Starting from Baskota and end at Ghatichina.

    Distance and elevation of Panchase trek.

    Panchase lies at a height ranging from 800 to 2,500 meters above the sea level which tells us of its diverse topography. The mountain ranges of Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna, Mt Manaslu and Mt Ganesh can be seen from Panchase, which is the source of Fewa lake, and rivers like Rati, Jare, Andhi and Seti. The area lies at a distance of 28 kilometers from Pokhara, making it one of the attractive trekking destinations from the scenic city.

    Accommodation and food in Panchase trek>

    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.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).

    How difficult is Panchase trek?

    Panchase is not the most difficult trek in Annapurna region, the highest point of this trek is 2500m.It has many step ascents and descents on the route and the remoteness of the area.

    Guided or independent trek

    The main difficulty of the Panchase trek is poor route marking – a guide here might be quite helpful but with Map and you didn’t have any problem of finding the right way.

    Best time for Panchase trek

    Autumn (October and November) are ideal as most rains should have stopped by then and the views keep getting better – but it isn’t too cold, yet.

    As the elevation for the Panchase Trek isn’t very high, it’s also possible to do it in the colder winter months of December, January and February.

    Spring (March to May) would be wonderful with even fewer people than autumn and beautiful flowers all around.

    Summer (June to September) can’t be recommended unless you love leeches or plan to not walk through the forest.


    To whom this trek is suitable?

    This trek is suitable for any age group people thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey.

    Is there facilities of toilets are available along woith the trail?

    While trekking wherever possible you will utilize the toilet facilities provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail. However, in case of emergency trekkers are recommended to find a private, scenic spot!

    Can credit card and debits card are accepted during trek?

    In the touristic city like Kathmandu, Pokhara ,Chitwan etc you can use your cards but while going to mountains you need to carry the local currency.

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    Xiaoxiang V

    Couple Traveller

    Went on the 3D2N Panchase trekking experience.
    Must really give our heartfelt thanks to our knowledgeable guide (Ram) and our porter (Nur) for making the trek fun and informative. Learn alot about the Nepalese culture during the trek from conversing with Ram. The service they provide is impeccable, always checking on our condition, personally serving us food, and ensuring all necessary logistics are taken care of. Would surely recommend this beginner trek (no prior experience and training needed) to anyone who loves walking through serene, untouched forest and picturesque villages, enjoys the peace of the countryside and meeting friendly locals along the way~