Royal Trekking (Annapurna)

Royal Trekking follows a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of Pokhara Valley. The 'Royal Trek' acquired its name after Prince Charles of England who trekked here in 1980's. This trek commences its walking from Pokhara. Crossing Bijayapur Khola and through numerous villages with rice fields and terraced hills , this trek provides opportunities to have excellent glimpses of rural Nepalese lifestyle and their culture as well as its flora and fauna . From the top , we can view spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna I, II , III, IV, Macchapucchare , Lamjung Himal , Dhaulagiri ,and other surrounding peaks providing to the insight to the simple way of rural life .

The most attracting view is to have glanced to the small villages of Brahmins, Chhetris , Gurung , Magar etc in the down valleys . Royal Trekking finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake which is about 30 km west of Pokhara city. Royal trek is recommended for beginners; to those who have limited time since it provides abundance of opportunities to experience the unforgettable trekking holidays in the Himalayas. The entire trek is rather easy with occasional rather up and downhill hikes along the ridges and valleys without having worry about altitude and acclimatization as the maximum ascent on this trek is Chisapani at 1260m etc . However, this trek is also an option to extend a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan and the real thrills of Nepal's diverse ecological beauty.

Facts of This Trip

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Camping
  • Region: Annapurna
  • Grade: Easy
  • Group size:Min. 1- Max.12
  • Season: Aug-Dec / Mar- June
  • Max. Altitude: 2500m
  • Transport:Drive in -Drive/Fly Out

Annapurna Royal Trekking Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at kathmandu.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, you will be welcomed heartily by company representative at the airport and transfer to hotel with a short briefing session reflecting ancient local tradition, shrines and temples found over here. Overnight in Kathmandu. (1000m)

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseening Tour.
Visit World Heritage site in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square , Patan Durbar Square , Pasupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath ( also called Monkey Temple)as a half day trip . Overnight stay in Kathmandu (1000m/2800ft)

Day 3 : Drive from Kathnmandu to Pokhara
Drive from Kathnmandu to Pokhara takes about 6 hours. You will follow Marsyandi River, gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara passing the way full of window sightseeing of hills and mountains on the way. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with the watchful view of different mountainous range to be seen. Pokhara lakeside villages are situated in the front row center to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. You spend your whole day watching famous fishtail mountain peak of Machhapucchre tower over tropical setting of Annapurna enjoying the Pokhara city by Fewa Lake witnessing the region of Annapurna range of Himalayas.

Day 4: Trek from Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1870m)
Today your trek starts after a drive of approximately half an hour by taxi or a bus from Pokhara Bazzar to Bijayapur Khola. On walking through the flat rice fields for about an hour, you will cross the river. After crossing the river, the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan .Lunch will be served at the middle of the climb.

Day 5: Trek from Kalikasthan to Syaglung (1780m).
After breakfast, you will start walking through the villages. You will walk on the ridge of the mountain and forest with excellent views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. You will stay in Syaglung, a Gurung village.

Day 6: Trek from Syaglung to Chisapani.
This day you will begin your walk through the Gurung village, Rhododendron and sal forests half way through the walk, there is a 400m descend and 600m ascend to arrive at Chisapani. This is the best point to see the Himalayan Panorama. The best and beautiful view of Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna. You will be camping in Chisapani.

Day 7: Trek from Chisapani to Pokhara.
Today you will walk half way down hill to Rupa Lake and climb about 200m to arrive at Sundare Danda and walk further about an hour down to Begnas Lake. The enthusiasm can opt for boating in The Begnas Lake. After the lunch, you will be driven comfortably back to Pokhara.

Day 8: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu from tourist bus heading up to Damauli, Dhumre, Mugling, Kurintar etc upto Kathmandu.

Day 9: Transfer to International airport for your final departure by the representative.

Service Includes

  • Air port pick up and drop by car.
  • Meals (breakfast + lunch+ dinner) during trekking
  • Accommodation (Teahouse / Hotel / Lodge or Camping ) while on the trek.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter. Note: 2 guest = 1 porter.
  • Food, drinks, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • All Ground transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
  • All government taxes.

Service Excludes

  • Meals while in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare
  • All kinds of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).

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