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Annapurna Panchase Itinerary, Trek Cost, Best Season, Height, Map, Difficulty

Posted By: Simran Subba , July 2021

Panchase Hill Trekking is a spectacular trekking trail in Nepal's Annapurna region. In other terms, the Panchase walk is a hidden gem in the Annapurna region, offering spectacular views of the massif Annapurna range, as well as wonderful local culture and way of life.

The Annapurna Panchase Hill trip is perfect for hikers who are on a tight timeline and have the brief duration for hiking. The Panchase walk, including its peak elevation of 2500 m, offers a stunning and fascinating panoramic picture of Annapurna and its range, as well as the Fishtail Mountain, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and Ganesh Mountain, all standing tall and proud.

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The Panchase hilltop is classified as a holy pilgrimage mountain because it is believed that perhaps the Hindu God-Lord Shiva meditated here. As a result, Panchase Hill holds high integrity and cultural value for the Hindu reverent people, as there used to be a huge ceremony in the month of March (full moon day) Shivaraatri-name of the festival and in the month of December to celebrate Shivaratri-name of the festival.

The spectacular Himalayan ridges of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Manaslu can be explored during the Panchase trekking.

About Panchase Hill

Panchase is a hill station in Nepal's Annapurna Region, at an elevation of 2,500 meters above sea level. During clear weather, the mountain ranges of Machhapuchre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, and Manaslu may be seen from the top of the hill. Most tourists are unaware of one of the short treks from Pokhara Panchase.

Highlights of the Annapurna Panchase hill trek

  1. 2,500 meters above sea level is the highest point.
  2. Phewa Lake is a great place to go boating.
  3. From Pokhara, this is one of the quickest and simplest treks.
  4. Tour of the World Peace Pagoda.
  5. Study Nepalese culture and rural life.
  6. Hiking through gorgeous villages and woodlands with nice residents.
  7. Views of Machhapuchhre, Lamjung, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri are breathtaking.

The difficulty of the Annapurna Panchase hill trek

Many trekkers considering the Annapurna Circuit have a common question about the trek difficulty. To answer your questions, the Annapurna Circuit is a reasonably demanding walk via the Annapurna region's high-altitude environment.

The routes on the Annapurna Circuit Trek are varied and might be rocky, steep, or slippery. The trail also has a lot of stairways, which can make walking on straight paths more difficult. Furthermore, the walk is made more arduous by the high and variable altitude.

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Another variable that will influence your trekking experience is the weather. The difficulty and problems you'll face on the course will vary depending on the trail's weather conditions.

When it comes to challenges, altitude sickness is the most typical problem. The oxygen level drops as you travel higher, and the air pressure thins. Your body will need to acclimatize to the newer surroundings in this scenario.

The altitude of the Annapurna Panchase trek

The Annapurna Panchase Trek is one of the simplest treks in the Annapurna region because it is short and low in height. The Annapurna Panchase Trek takes a total of 11 days to complete. Panchase Hill, at 2509 meters, is the highest point on this trek. As a result, you won't have to be concerned about altitude sickness.

Cost of the Panchase hill trek

Walking through gorgeous villages and woodlands with nice residents.

Panchase is a hill station in Nepal's Annapurna Region, at an elevation of 2,500 meters above sea level. During clear weather, the mountain ranges of Machhapuchre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, and Manaslu may be seen from the top of the hill. Most tourists are unaware of one of the short treks from Pokhara Panchase. There will be very few people on this trekking track during your expedition.

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This alluring trek costs barely a thousand dollars. It all depends on the itinerary you choose. However, if you are in a group then you are sure to have discounts and offers presented to you.

Best season for the Panchae Hill trek

Trekking is available in Nepal at whatever time of the year. Autumn and spring are the best times to go hiking in Nepal. All season has its own distinct character. Autumn season lasts from September to November, whereas Spring season lasts from March to May. Almost all of Nepal's areas are accessible during these two seasons.

Spring in Nepal occurs in the months of February, March, and April. Which season is one of the finest for trekking in Nepal? The sky is clear during certain months of the year, allowing for spectacular vistas of the mountain ranges. During certain months of the year, the weather is pleasant and there is less risk of rain. Similarly, May and June are great months for a Panchase Hill walk. However, there is a considerable likelihood of rain during these two months of the year.

Panchase Hill Trek is also ideal in September, October, November, and December. Rainfall is extremely unlikely throughout these months. During certain months of the year, the mornings and evenings are cold, but the days are mild. Because of its low altitude in comparison to other trekking routes, it is also good for winter trekking because it is less chilly than other routes at higher altitudes.

Panchase Hill Itinerary

If the travel itinerary does not fit your vacation schedule, or if you would want to change it or combine it with other travel plans, please let us know and we will be pleased to develop a custom itinerary just for you. Please contact us whether you are a student group, family group, or corporate team. We have a number of packages to choose from.

However, listed below is the itinerary that we usually provide for the Panchase hill trek.

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827 m), Driving Duration: 6/7 hours

In a private vehicle, our trekking guide will pick you up from your accommodation. Pokhara is 207 kilometers west of Kathmandu and takes approximately 6-7 hours to arrive. Between stops, you can refresh yourself and eat lunch. When you arrive in Pokhara, check into your accommodation and relax for a while. Later, take a stroll through Lakeside's streets.

Day 2: Drive to Khare Khola & trek to Bhumdi (1520 m), Driving Duration: 2hours Hiking Duration: 6 hours

Our vehicle will be waiting for you at the hotel, and the trip from Pokhara to Khare Khola will take around an hour. You will begin your walk to Bhumdi from here. The walk will lead you through a lush green forest where you can view incredible flora and fauna. Bhumdi will be reached after some hiking.

Day 3: Walk from Bhumdi to Panchase Bhanjyang (2030 m), Hiking Duration: 5 hours

Panchase Bhanjyang is our destination for the day. We will begin our trip by passing through a lush rhododendron forest and little teashops. If the weather is nice, you'll be able to glimpse the lovely mountain from the Panchase Bhanjyang pathways. When you get in Panchase Bhanjyang, check into a local lodge and recuperate.

Day 4:  From Panchase Bhaanjyag to Panchase Peak (2500 m) & onward to Chitre (1400 m), Hiking Duration: 7 hours

Today, you'll climb to the summit of Panchase Hill, the trek's highest point at 2500 meters. Visit the Shiva temple and tour the surrounding area after reaching the summit, followed by a visit to Panchase Tower. The Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri mountain, Pokhara valley, and Kusma valley can all be seen from here. Then, to get to Chitre, descend down the steep slope that is strewn about. After arriving in Chitre, check into your accommodation and relax.

Day 5: From Chitre to Birenthanti (1020 m), Hiking Duration: 5 hours

Begin your hike to Birethanti after breakfast. The walk will take you through a lovely rhododendron woodland as well as shaded areas with flora and fauna. You will first arrive in the village of Thamarjung and then climb for two and a half hours to Birethanti.

Day 6: From Birenthanti to Pokhara via Nayapul, Hiking Duration: 2/3 hours Driving Duration: 2 hours

It's the final day of your journey. Continuing your trip towards Nayapul, you will come to a fork where another path to Ghorepani splits off, and finally you will come to a check point where an officer will examine your permit and TIM's card, and it will take you another hour to reach Nayapul from here. At Nayapul, our private car will be waiting to transport you back to Pokhara, which will take another hour. When you arrive in Pokhara, check into your accommodation and relax for a while. Later, you can go for a solo stroll through Pokhara's picturesque streets.

Day 7: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Driving Duration: 6/7 hours

Prepare to return to Kathmandu by private vehicle after breakfast, which will take around 6-7 hours. You will be transported to your hotel after you arrive in Kathmandu. You may spend the evening roaming along Thamel's main street.

Conclusion of the Panchase hill trek

The Panchase Hill Trip is a short trek in Nepal's Annapurna area. This journey is great for individuals who want to see spectacular views of mountain ranges in a short amount of time. Snow-capped peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Lamjung, and Manaslu may be seen from Panchase Hill. Similarly, the journey is made much more exciting by lovely Gurung settlements, a pleasant rhododendron forest trail, and sightings of birds and other animals. 

Panchase Hill Trek is a somewhat demanding hike. This magnificent trip in Nepal's Annapurna region is open to any beginner with a reasonable level of fitness. Aside from the breathtaking scenery, this walk allows travelers to gain experience staying with and engaging with locals. The Panchase Hill Walk is around 45 kilometers from Pokhara, and it requires a TIMS and ACAP permit to trek this wonderful path. This walk reaches a maximum elevation of 2,500 meters, and there is no risk of altitude sickness for the entire journey.

Throughout the Panchase Hill Trek, there are local teahouses and lodges to stay in. However, you will be able to choose from a variety of hotel classifications during your time in Pokhara. Electricity is provided along the route, and the foods are locally made with limited meal options. Yoga on Panchase Hill is another excellent option to consider while on this walk.


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