Panchase Trek is one the most famous, easy, and relaxing trekking trails in the Annapurna region in western Nepal. Panchase, being the highest hill in the region, offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs along with other snowy peaks which appear even more majestic with the sunrise and sunset colors that transform the view of the mountains. The trek also features a cultural exploration of the Gurung ethnics that dominate the Annapurna region. This trek is suitable for all age groups as the trail is easy and simple.
Panchase Trek is a short trek taking you to the outskirts of Pokhara, allowing you to be in the lap of nature. Starting from Pokhara, a short boat ride across Phewa Lake takes you to World Peace Pagoda (also known as Shanti Stupa), from where an amazing view of the mountains as well as a stunning panorama of Pokhara valley can be seen. The trek forward takes you through many Gurung villages allowing you to get an insight of the Gurung culture, tradition, and lifestyle. The lush green vegetation from subtropical to temperate forest all over Panchase provides shelter to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
The trek mostly goes through forests of rhododendron that come live with the constant chirping of various birds. The top of Panchase Hill provides one of the most spectacular views of sunrise and sunset over the gorgeous mountain peaks that can be seen from around Pokhara. Panoramic view of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m) along with an overall serene environment. This trek is perfect for those who want to connect with the locals and want to be amid nature without having to make strenuous efforts.