This trek is one of Nepal’s easier treks, making it ideal for families, the elderly, or travelers who just want to enjoy nature at an easier pace. Each day of trekking is short, at around three or four hours, meaning there is plenty of time to stop and appreciate the views, take photographs, and relax in the villages at the end of the day to witness—or even participate in—local village life.
Major highlights of this trek include the beautiful forest through which you trek and the expansive mountain views. The forests in the Panchase area are very biodiverse, and much of it is classified as protected forest. It has an especially large number of orchid species, at over 100, so keep an eye out for the beautiful flowers. Three 8000 meter-plus mountains can be seen from several points along the trail (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and Manaslu) as well as from Panchase Peak, as can a number of less high (but still really impressive!) mountains, such as Machhapuchhare, Lamjung, and Gangapurna.