Panchase Trek


Panchase Trek gives you the taste of remote lifestyle, landscapes and culture without walking too
far from the mainstream city. The spellbinding off-the-beaten trek is located in the Annapurna
region. Panchase hill, the highlight of the trek is home to spectacular sceneries. Hikers
experience culinary tradition, vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes in this short trek.

The beautiful hill bordered by Parbat, Syangja, and Kaski is rich in biodiversity. The area is a
paradise for bird watchers as it shelters multiple species of endangered birds. Flowers like
Sunkhari, rhododendron, and Leksallo enhance the beauty of this historic region. Forests in this
area shelters a large range of wild animals including deer, tiger, bear and a diverse range of birds.

A blissful walk on the beautiful meadows leads to a colorful forest and passing through misty
clouds heads to a vantage point in a high hill. On the top of the Panchase hill, you will get
unmatched vistas of high mountains and green valley. An enchanting view of the sun rising
behind the gigantic mountains coloring the landscape dramatically is a sight to behold. Relish on
the vistas of sparkling mountains, green valleys and snap pictures. From the Panchase hill, you
will get a glimpse of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Annapurna.

The Panchase trek begins in Phewa Tal and takes 4 days to complete. After crossing the Phewa
Tal, we will ascend to World Peace Temple for around an hour then walk past a level trail dotted
with small shops and houses. On the way to Panchase Bhanjyang, we will get a glimpse of
several Alps including Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. Soak into the enchanting vista then head to
Bhadaure. We will conclude this amazing trek in Naudanda.

Panchase Trek Highlights:

  • Panoramic view from the Shanti Stupa; popular among visitors as Peace Stupa.
  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Opportunity to explore a new culture.
  • Exciting uphill trek to Panchase hill.
  • Mesmerizing vistas of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Annapurna.


Panchase trek is a wonderful short trek to enjoy your holidays. Associate with us to get the best
value of your money. If you are willing to book your holiday, feel free to connect with us. Zeal
Nepal Trek is an experienced travel and tour agency with qualified guides and responsible team
members. We will be more than happy to serve you.


Welcome to Kathmandu, a city of the temple. Meet our representative at the terminal. You will easily spot them, as they will be carrying a placard with your name in it. They will help with the rest of the formalities and drive you to your hotel in a private vehicle. It will be barely half an hour ride featuring the beautiful ancient city wrapped into modernity.

You will be staying in a nice and cozy hotel. If you arrive in the daytime, you can visit our office for a briefing about the upcoming trek and get familiar with your teammates. In the evening, you may stroll around the colorful city, Thamel. Have dinner before heading back to the hotel.

Many travelers visit Kathmandu every year for its cultural, historical and natural splendor. The ancient city that stands on the glorious history is further enhanced by a large number of ancient structures. Not just big complexes but small alleys also have a lot of stories to share. However, due to the time constraint, we won’t be able to explore every corner of this beautiful city. Thus, today we will discover some of the most prominent ancient sites including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bouddha Stupa.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: The historic landmark, Kathmandu Durbar Square reflects ancient Newari architecture, culture, and lifestyle. The old royal palace, popular shrines, temples, and ancient houses adorn the beautiful complex. Some major structure includes Taleju temple, Mahendreswara temple, Maru Ganesh, Kotilingeshwara Mahadev, Bhagwati Temple, Kal Bhairav, Saraswati Temple, Jagannath Temple, Octagonal Krishna Temple, Mahadev Temple, and Shiva Parvati Temple among others. Most of the temples in the complex are built in pagoda style enhanced by the extensively carved exteriors. Most of these carving depicts erotic arts. Another major attraction of the complex is Kumari Ghar. It is a place where the living goddess ‘Kumari’ resides.

Swayambhunath Stupa: Swayambhunath Stupa is an ancient landmark perched on the top of the hill. Popularly
known as a monkey temple, the complex is surrounded by popular shrines, statues, temples, ponds, monasteries and vantage points. The beautiful complex is filled with devotees worshipping in shrines, local vendors selling handicrafts and visitors throughout the day. The ancient monuments like a massive gold-plated Vajra, Buddha statue, Tibetan paintings, a statue of the sleeping Buddha statue and Harati temple, enhance the complex. During the festival like Buddha Purnima and loshar, it welcomes thousands of devotees. It is a perfect spot
to get an aerial view of Kathmandu City.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the most significant religious site for Nepali and Indian Hindus. A number of rituals and holy ceremonies are held every year. The two main festivals celebrated at Pashupatinath are Teej and Shivaratri. Shiva Temple, a magnificent monument with an extensively carved exterior further enhanced by beautifully carved four silver doors is the major highlight of the complex. The temple is set on the bank of the Bagmati River. The inner complex consists of several pagoda-style temples and
shrines including Budhanilkantha shrine, 184 Sivalinga shrine, Kirtimukha Bhairava shrine, Hanuman shrine, Unmatta Bhairava Temple, Surya Narayan Temple, Vasuki Nath Temple, etc. The outer complex contains Virat Swaroop temple, Guhyeshwari Temple, Ram Mandir, 12 Jyotirlinga, and Pandra Shivalaya.

Bouddhanath: Around 10 to 15 minutes of drive through small cities will take us to the stupa. One of Asia’s largest stupa standing on the mandala styled platform is believed to be constructed in the 5th century AD. Since then, the complex has been renovated multiple times. Despite set in the middle of the busy city, the complex gives peaceful vibes, and we will feel the serenity as soon as we enter the complex. The massive stupa enhanced by prayer flags, statues and flowers will leave you awestruck. Stroll around the stupa, check out the local and Tibetan vendors selling handicrafts, souvenirs, accessories, clothes, incense and so on. High-end restaurants, coffee
shops, and cafes encircle the plaza.

Wake up early, pack your bags, have breakfast and hop into the private vehicle. It’s a long but interesting drive. Today, you will get a glimpse of life outside the Kathmandu Valley. A drive for around an hour will take us out of this bustling valley. Follow an infamous downhill road for another hour. Though the road can be a little scary, the sceneries it offers are unparalleled. The road from Naubise is carved by the Trishul River.

Thus, we will drive alongside the raging river for most of the day. Beautiful villages, terraced farms, small streams and sparsely populated forests alongside the road make this tiring journey exciting. It will take us around seven hours to reach Pokhara. We will check into the hotel, freshen up then head out to explore the city of lakes. We will spend the evening hanging out in nearby places.

We will wake up early in the morning, have a luscious breakfast, and pack our belongings then head to Fewa Lake. The enchanting lake in the middle of a lush hill reflecting the shadow of gigantic mountains offers a short but thrilling boat ride. We will pass across the Barahi temple built in the middle of the lake to reach the trailhead. From here it is a steep climb into a dense forest to Shanti Stupa. Along with a few small shrines, we can see some stone staircases on the way. It will take us around one and half an hour to reach the stupa. Built-in Anadu hill as a
symbol of peace, the stupa was inaugurated in 1999. From the stupa, we will get an amazing bird’s-eye view of Pokhara City, Fewa Lake and a panoramic vista of Annapurna Range. We will stroll around the complex for a while, snap pictures, enjoy the view then continue our journey to Bumdi.

We will continue walking down the colorful forest then ascend for a while and follow the trail leading to Lukum Swara. A short walk from here will take us to Bumdi. Brahman and Gurung people reside in this area. Enjoy a luscious local meal before taking a rest.

The second day of the trek begins with an easy walk on the flat land. After half an hour of a walk, we will come across our first descend through the dense rhododendron forest. Follow the trail leading to the village called Bhanjyang. From here we will ascend until another village and then follow a downhill leading to Patle, a beautiful settlement. Today’s trek offers us a panoramic vista of multiple mountains including Manaslu, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Machhapucchare, Gangapurna, and Lamjung.

Finally, the D-day has arrived. It’s a time to explore our ultimate destination, Panchase Peak. With the help of moonlight and headlamp or torch, we will navigate the steep trail leading to the Panchase hill. Climb the stone steps and walk across the graveled path to reach the top. It will take around one hour to get to the hill. Enjoy the enchanting view of the sun rising over the sparkling mountains. After spending some time here enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will head to Bhadaure. The trail to Bhadaure passes through a beautiful forest offering amazing views of mountains, and snow peaks.

The last day of the trek begins early in the morning. Savor the delicious breakfast then follow the downhill trail leading to the dirt road. Basically, a jeep trail is sculpted through several villages. At Naudanda, a private vehicle will pick us. We will spend a cozy night in a star hotel in Pokhara.

After an eventful day, it's time to head back to Kathmandu. Wake up early, have breakfast then head out to explore Pokhara city. After strolling for around an hour, we will head back then hop into the vehicle for an onward journey. The seven hours’ drive on the Pritihivi Highway passing though villages and settlements including Shuklagandaki, Chhang, Jamune Bhanjyang, Byas, Abui Khaireni, Kurlingtar, Benighat, Gajuri, Baireni, Malekhu, and Naubise gives us a glimpse of village life. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will drive you to your hotel. Spend the rest of the time taking the rest or exploring the nearby city.

(Note: If you want to explore the beautiful Pokhara city, we can extend the trip by one or two

The adventurous holiday has come to an end. After early morning breakfast, you may wander around Thamel to buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Pack your belongings and get ready to head to the airport. Let us know your flight time; we will escort you to the airport three hours before your flight.

How long will it take to complete the trek?

The typical walking days is three. However, the Panchase Hill trek package is of nine days.

How much does the trek cost?

Depending on the season you choose and the number of group members, the Panchase Trek
cost varies. For detailed information please contact us.

What is the highest point of the trek?

The highest point of the trek is 2500 meters.

What is the difficulty level of the trek?

Though some section of the trail is a bit steep, it is relatively an easy trek.

What kind of accommodation is available?

The entire trail is dotted by the beautiful teahouses offering the basic service. If you are
willing to experience the local culture, you may opt for the homestay.

What is the distance between Pokhara to Panchase?

The distance from Pokhara to Panchase is 26.60 Km.

Is the Panchase trek recommended for all age groups?

Yes, anyone with good health can embark on the Panchase Trek.

Is the water in this area safe to drink?

Tap water is not safe. Drink boiled water, use water purification tablets or carry mineral
water. However, avoid carrying the plastic bottle. It’s wise to carry a reusable water bottle.

Can we rent trekking equipment and gears?

Yes, you will find almost all types of trekking gears in Thamel. If you need any help to rent
or purchase the equipment, we will assist you.

What are the best seasons for trekking in Panchase hill?

Though you can embark on the Panchase Hill trek at any time of the year. The rainy season
might not be ideal due to the slippery trek.

Is there any chance to get altitude sickness?

It’s very unlikely to get altitude sickness at an altitude of 2500 meters.

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