The Royal Trek

A Walk Into The Nature

Trip Facts

Destination: Annapurna Region
Duration: 08 Days
Trip Start: Pokhara
Trip End: Pokhara
Activity: Tour & Trekking
Max Elevation: 1,730 meters/ 5,675 feet
Best Season: Feb to May & Sep to Nov
Trip Grade: Moderate Trip Grade Moderate
Meals: BB & AP
Accommodation: Hotels & Teahouse

The Royal Trek

The Royal Trek is one of the easiest treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal suitable for people of all age and groups. It is named after Prince Charles who walked through this route in 1980’s along with his 90 camp followers explored the route in 1981 shortly before he married Princess Diana. The royal trek leads you through an easy route with an occasional uphill and downhill hike with is followed by various ridges and valleys. As you walk through the rhododendron forests, you will be blessed with the panoramic view of Pokhara valley, northern Annapurna range and Mount Fishtail. The trail leads you through various ethnic villages rich in diverse culture that inhabit this region. It is an awesome opportunity to interact with the locals and get some insights about their traditions culture, customs, and lifestyles. The Royal Trek is also the shortest treks along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley.

The journey of Royal trek begins in the beautiful city of Pokhara and passes through beautiful Gurung villages. The trip finally ends at the scenic Pokhara City. The beauty of the Royal Trek is that it offers scenic view of flora and fauna, the landscapes, eagles soaring, and spectacular mountains views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, Machapuchre, Dhaulagiri and other various surrounding peaks.

The Royal trip is basically recommended for beginners and those people who are restricted by time to trek longer. This is an easy trek with occasional ascents and descends in the shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna. Moreover, compared to other trekking areas around Annapurna region, Royal trekking route is less crowded due to which you can get closer to nature, culture and their lifestyle. This basic requirement for the Royal Trek is just basic health condition because the maximum altitude we go is only 1,730 meters at Syaglung. This trek presents a true picture of uniqueness and allowing us the chance to capture traditional lifestyles of the tribes and their ancient religious practices which have remained unchanged for thousands of years.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m/ 4,428 ft),
Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative who will drop you off at the hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner where you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (850 m/ 2,788 ft), 6-7 hrs,
After having early morning breakfast, we will head towards Pokhara which might take around 6 to 7 hours. Upon reaching the enchanting city of Pokhara, we check in to the hotel. We take rest for a while and explore the surrounding. Pokhara has numerous lakes, which offer fishing, boating and swimming. Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Bijayapur Khola & trek to Kalikasthan (1,370 m/ 4,496 ft), 5-6 hrs,
Today, after having breakfast we will drive to Bijayapur Khola to begin our trek. Initially, we start our walk for about an hour. We trek through through flat paddy fields and cross the river where 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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Syaklung (1,730 m/ 5,675 ft), 5-6 hrs,
After early morning breakfast, we start walking along the ridge of the mountain which offers good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. The trek is almost of 5 to 6 hours.
Overnight at Syaklung in local guesthouse.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Chisapani (1,550 m/ 5,084 ft), 5-6 hrs,
We will have breakfast and head towards Chisapani through the Gurung village which gives us an opportunity to observe the lifestyle of the locals. We move ahead with the aspiring view of rhododendron and Sal trees. Half way through the walk to Chisapani, there is a 400 meters descent and a 600 meters ascent for us to arrive. This is the best view point to see the Panorama View of Himalayan ranges. Overnight in guesthouse.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Trek to Begnas Tal & drive to Pokhara, 5-6 hrs,
After having early morning breakfast, we will walk half way down the hill to Rupatal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda. We will then walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal and enjoy an hour of boating. After boating we will get transferred to Pokhara, check in at a hotel and take rest or explore the Lake side. Overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 07: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6-7 hrs,
Early morning after having breakfast, we will drive for 7 hours along the bank of the Trishuli River. Watching scenic countryside en-route makes our long journey interesting. Overnight in Kathmandu. You will have farewell dinner in the evening.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 08: Final Departure,
Your trip comes to an end today! You will have early morning Breakfast and use your free time until your departure. You will then get transferred to the International airport for your onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast

Includes / Excludes

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers in private a/c vehicle,
  • Two nights Kathmandu Hotel accommodation (BB Plan),
  • Two nights Pokhara Hotel accommodation (BB Plan),
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu,
  • Ground transportation from Pokhara-Bijayapur Khola, Begnas Tal-Pokhara,
  • Nepal Government Certified English speaking mountain trekking guide,
  • Professional mountain trekking assistance guide,
  • Professional and strong mountain trekking porter,
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker’s Information Management System),
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek,
  • Teahouse (Lodge) accommodation during the trek,
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) while on the trek,
  • First aid and medical kits,
  • Wages, meals, accommodation, transportation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to the trekking staffs (guide & porters) during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All types of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX etc.
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) in Kathmandu & Pokhara,
  • Insurance that covers Trekking/Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuations,
  • International & domestic airfares,
  • Tips for the trekking staff & driver,
  • Alcoholic & soft drinks,
  • Personal expenses: shopping, laundry, trekking equipment etc.
  • Nepal Visa Fee,
  • Cost raised by unpredictable cancellation, natural calamities, political situation, illness etc.
  • Others expenses which are not mentioned above in INCLUDES section.

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