Enjoy the beauty of the Annapurna with the Panchase Trek, a short trek in Nepal organized by Corporate Adventure Treks. On this incredible 4 days trek in Nepal you get to experience the amazing scenery of the Annapurna Himalayas and the iconic Mt. Dhawalagir, Fishtail Mountain (Mt Machhapuchhare).
Starting from Pokhara this short trek in Nepal is one of the easier going treks. This makes the Panchase Trek ideal for trekkers with less time, photography, family trips and even the elderly can enjoy the great outdoors. Due to less trekking hours we have more time to enjoy the amazing scenery and relax at the villages.
Corporate Adventure Treks takes you from Kathmandu to Pokhara. This amazing lakeside city is surrounded by the Annapurna Himalaya and just next to Phewa Lake. With lots of activities in Pokhara we start by crossing Phewa Lake by boat. Once crossed over a short hike brings us up to the famous World Peace Stupa or Shanti Stupa. After enjoying the amazing views over Pokhara we start our short trek towards Bhumdi, a rustic and charming village just before Panchase Bhanjyang. Waking up early you can see a stunning sunrise view and some clear views of the mountains. Making the Panchase Trek even more rewarding!
Heading now for Bhanjyang that lays just beneath Panchase Peak. This authentic village has some better accommodation options so we will check in here before heading up to the Panshase Peak. The highest point of the peak is at 2500m and the views from up there are incredible. See three above 8000m peaks; Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and the Annapurna I along with Mt. Machhapuchhare, Gangapurna and the Lamjung. An ideal place for some great photos. It is possible to spend the night up on Panchase Peak, just inform your Corporate Adventure Treks travel team during your booking.
Having reached our destination and enjoyed the views from the Panchase Trek we start to head back to Pokhara from Bhadaure. Descending gently and enjoying some of the last clear views along the way it’s not long before reaching this charming village. The next morning we follow mostly a jeep trail and pass through some smaller villages before reaching Naudanda. Here a vehicle drives us back to Pokhara to conclude this amazing short trek in Nepal.
The Panchase Trek is it for those who enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayas without heavy trekking in Nepal. Corporate Adventure Treks makes this short trek in to the best experience for young and old. Have a look at our itinerary below.
Traveler’s note: Thamel is also called Backpacker’s Paradise and an ideal place for shopping, visiting charming restaurants or get some useful gear.
Duration: 7-8 hours drive [200 km]
Traveler’s note: Pokhara is filled with charming lake side restaurants and offers great places for a good dinner!
Duration: 1 hours boat ride + 4 hours trek [10 km]
Traveler’s note: Did you know that the World Peace Stupa or also known as the Shanti Stupa is one out of two world peace stupas! The other Shanti Stupa is located at Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. From Pokhara’s World Peace Stupa incredible views of the Pokhara Valley, Mt. Machhapuchhare and the Annapurna Himalaya Range can be seen!
Duration: 5-6 hours trek
Duration: 5-6 hours trek [10.5 km]
Duration: 4 hours trek [6.5 km] 30 minutes drive
Traveler’s note: Pokhara has a lot to offer from sightseeing to paragliding and many more, for an extended stay to enjoy one or more of these activities inform your Corporate Adventure Treks travel team during your booking!
Duration: 7-8 hours drive
Autumn, from mid-September to mid-December, and Spring, from late February to May, are the ideal seasons for this trek, when the sun is out during the day but nights are cold. Winter is a possibility, but you have to pretty hardy and not mind the cold.
The Panchase Trek ascends to some moderate altitude points. At its highest point, Panchase Hill, you will reach an altitude of 2,500 meters. There are steep section on this trek where you will ascend very rapidly.
Therefore, it is important to have a clear understanding of the risks associated with high altitude trekking and how the body acclimatises to high altitude. We recommend you read our detailed article on Altitude Sickness and Acclimatisation.
The Panchase Trek is one of the easier treks in Nepal and is perfect for beginners or families. The trek is only 4 days long and does not cross any formidable passes.
To help you plan and prepare for your trek we recommend reading our gear section.
Trekking insurance is important in Nepal. See below for more information.