The Royal Trek

Region-Route-country: Central West-Pokhara-Nepal
Days of Completion: 6 days
Max. Altitude of Trial: 1,730 meters
Accommodation Type: Tea House
Package Type: DriveIn – DriveOut


The Royal Trek is one of the shortest treks that follow a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. The Royal Trek is so-named because Prince Charles and his 90 person entourage had explored this route in the early eighties. This trek provides the opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with the diverse mix of people and cultures that inhabit this region. 

The journey of Royal trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara and passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets.  During the trek, we are able to enjoy stunning views of the eloquently built hillside rice terraces, the magnificent Annapurna range, Machapuchhre [fishtail] and the Langtang Mountain views. The trip finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake which is about 30 km west of Pokhara City.

The Royal trekking trip is basically recommended for beginners who are restricted by time to trek longer. This Royal trek presents a true picture of uniqueness and allowing us the chance to capture traditional lifestyles of the tribes whose ancient religious practices and traditions have remained unchanged for thousands of years. Compared to other trekking areas in Annapurna region, Royal trekking route is less crowded, so you can get more close to nature, culture and lifestyle.
 
Itinerary
 
DAY 01:  Drive to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6-7 hrs drive

Early morning, we take a tourist bus to Pokhara. If you are lucky and get the right side of the bus, you can take pleasure in amazing views of green mountains and villages. Upon reaching the enchanting city of Pokhara which offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others, we check in to the hotel. Pokhara has numerous lakes, known as 'Tal' in Nepali which offer fishing, boating and swimming. Strolling around the Lakeside city and exploring it in the evening is enjoyable. Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara. (B,L,D)
 
DAY 02:  Pokhara to Kalikasthan [1,370m/4,496ft]: 1 hr drive, 4-5 hrs trek

Today, after breakfast we drive to Bijayapur Khola to begin our trek. Initially we start our walk for about an hour through flat paddy fields and cross the river. After crossing the river the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served midway through the climb. After arriving at Kalikasthan, we rest for some time then explore the surrounding areas. We spend overnight at a local guesthouse. (B,L,D)
 
 DAY 03:  Kalikasthan to Syaklung [1,730m/5,675ft]:5-6 hrs

After breakfast, we start walking through the villages. We walk along the ridge of the mountain which offers good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Today, we can explore many villages, its locals and the rhododendron forests. Overnight at Syaklung in local guesthouse.(B,L,D)
 
DAY 04:  Syaklung to Chisapani [1550m/5,084ft]: 5-6 hrs

Walking through the Gurung village gives an opportunity to observe the local  lifestyle. We move ahead playing a game of hide and seek with the rhododendron and Sal trees. Half way through the walk there is a 400m descent, then a 600m ascent for us to arrive at Chisapani. This is the best view point to see the Himalayan Panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna. Overnight in guesthouse. (B,L,D)
 
DAY 05:  Chisapani to Pokhara

Today we walk half way down the hill to Rupatal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda. Walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal and enjoy an hour of boating. Transfer to Pokhara, check in at a hotel and take rest or explore the Lake side. Overnight at hotel. (B,L,D)
 
DAY 06:  Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6-7 hrs drive

Early morning, we take a tourist bus to get back to Kathmandu. Watching scenic countryside en route makes our long bus journey interesting. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, your guide will transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day can be spent at leisure or perhaps catching up with some last minute shopping or exploring any sights you missed in Kathmandu. (B,L)
 
What is Included
  • All transportations as per itinerary & airport transfers
  • All accommodations and all meals (B,L,D) during the treks no extra charge for single travelers
  • An experienced Guide and sherpa(potter), a sherpa assistance leader(s) for big group and assistance Trek leader help each individuals while on trek
  • All necessary paper works and permits.
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
What is Not Included
  • Nepal Visa fee (International airfare to & from home city)
  • Hotel, Lunch & evening meals during Kathmandu stay.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Gratuity for staffs
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trial or your suitability for it, please contact us by email so that we can process further. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977 1 4390339 / 9841 844963