The Panchase Trek is one of the best short and easy to walk routes in the Annapurna Region. It is a lowland trip. The highest point on the trek is Panchase Hill with 2.440 m. It is also called a panoramic trek because it offers us awesome Himalayan scenery with the peaks of Dhaulagiri (8.167 m), Machhapuchhre (6.997 m), Lamjung (6.983 m), Annapurna 1 (8.091 m) and Manaslu (8.163 m).
The trek begins in the subtropical climate of Pokhara and takes us through green countryside with many banana trees, rice paddies and beautiful rhododendron forests in the higher elevations. Along the way we will pass many lovely villages of different ethnic groups like: Brahmin, Magar and Gurung.
This trek is not as popular as some other treks in the Annapurna Region – though the scenery is truly breathtaking – so it is highly unlikely that we will meet many other trekkers on the tour.
Though easy to walk I classified the trek grade as moderate as we will have 3 days with daily distances of more than 6 hours.
Depending on your available time we can walk the Panchase Trek in 5 or in 9 days.
We will stay overnight in cosy home-stays and nice lodges.