The Panchasse Trek is one of the most picturesque and enjoyable short trekking routes near Pokhara. It offers astonishing panoramas of the Himalaya including views of the Annapurnas, Macchapuchare, Dhaulagiri, the Lamjung Range, Manaslu and more.The journey takes place in the area south of Phewa Lake and passes through lush valleys with traditional villages, fertile fields, and through rhododendron forests and up to ridge tops with astonishing mountain views.
Although the route is easily accessed, the Panchasse Trek is off the beaten path and the area seldom sees tourists and will be an opportunity for visitors to interact with the local community. The Panchasse Trek is a great introduction to trekking and a taste of the Himalayan foothills. The region is rich with wildlife and especially supports an abundant range of bird species.
The Panchasse Trek is a camping trek,and we will have porters to carry supplies, a dining tent, sleeping tent and more for your comfort. The Himalaya Hikes chef will prepare delicious meals and the camp will be a cozy place to reminisce about of the day’s highlights over food and drink, under the heavenly stars.
There are many choices for more trekking in the Annapurna area, and if you would like to extend your travels, just let us know and we will arrange according to your schedule!
We have fixed departures and custom treks that can be arranged any day to suit your needs and schedule. Himalaya Hikes looks forward to guiding you into the spectacular Panchase Region and some of the most breathtaking beauty of Nepal!
Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2:Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3:Fly to Pokhara and trek to Kalikasthan (1370 m/4570 ft)
Day 4:Trek to Bhumdi (1520 m/5065 ft)
Day 5:Trek to Panchasse Bhanjyang (2030 m/6770 ft)
Day 6:Trek to Panchasse Peak (2500 m/8330 ft) and down to Chitre (1400m/4670 ft)
Day 7:Trek to Malathanti (1200m/4000ft)
Day 8:Trek to Ghandruk (1940 m/6465 ft)
Day 9:Trek to Pothana (1910m/6365 ft)
Day 10:Drive to Pokhara [820m]
Day 11:Drive back to Kathmandu (1345 meters)
Day 12:Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3Fly to Pokhara and trek to Kalikasthan (1370 m/4570 ft)
Day 4Trek to Bhumdi (1520 m/5065 ft)
Day 5Trek to Panchasse Bhanjyang (2030 m/6770 ft)
Day 6Trek to Panchasse Peak (2500 m/8330 ft) and down to Chitre (1400m/4670 ft)
Day 7Trek to Malathanti (1200m/4000ft)
Day 8Trek to Ghandruk (1940 m/6465 ft)
Day 9Trek to Pothana (1910m/6365 ft)
Day 10Drive to Pokhara [820m]
Day 11Drive back to Kathmandu (1345 meters)
Day 12Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Trek.
• Hiking boots
• Trekking trousers and pants
• Under Garments
• Hiking shorts
• Fleece jacket or pullover
• Sun hat or scarf
• Warm hat
• Sunglasses with UV protection
• Thermal gloves
• Headlamp or head torch with spare bulbs and batteries
• Daypack 30 Ltr. (approximately 1800 to 2000 cubic inches)
• Trekking Poles
• Basic First Aid Kit
• Water bottles
• Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, Tooth brush/paste etc)
• Ear Plug (who know some people on group may snore)
• Face and body moisturizer
• Feminine hygiene products
• Tissue /toilet roll
• Anti bacterial hands wash
• Reading book & note book
• Swimming customs (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
• Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu, when you come back from Trek
The gears in the list below are also provided by Himalaya Hikes as a part of your package but if you prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring your own.
• Down vest and/or jacket
• 4 or 5 season sleeping bag rated to - 10 degrees
• Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.