Royal Trek 9 Days trip code: EH0106

Best Months

March-May | Sept-Nov

Duration

9 Days

Grade / Difficulty

Easy

Accomodation

Hotels/Local Tea-houses/Homestays

Max Elevation

1730m

Description

Enjoy the magnificence of Himalayan panorama and diverse culture during the easiest trek in Nepal- Royal Trek

The shortest and the easiest trek in Annapurna Region, the Royal Trek has a significant history. In early eighties, the British Royal family including Prince Charles and his entourage of ninety people trekked along these trails, since then the name of the trek popularly became the Royal Trek.

Without putting much effort and relatively walking shorter hours throughout the trek days, Royal trek caters splendid highlights and mild walking adventure in the Himalayan foothill. The trek is designed for those trekkers willing to experience the mountainous walk without issues like altitude sickness.This is the most ideal trek for those trekkers having limited time and are restricted for strenuous high altitude walk; however, have strong will to feel and closely witness the pleasure of Himalayan trek.

The trek begins from the scenic laketown Pokhara. Unlike all other other treks of Annapurna Region, the Royal Trek chases the pleasant woodlands above Begnas Lake A four day long trek offers incredible Himalayan panorama spreading from Dhaulagiri to Manaslu Rnages with Annapurna, Nilgiri and Fishtail in between. The diverse culture of tribal clans like Gurung, Magar, Brahmin & Chettri are unavoidable highlights of the trek. Moreover, the trek also highlights the possible sights of several species of bird raptors.

Since, the trek has been off the beaten route these days, accommodation are based on locally operated homestay lodges, which would allow trekkers to experience unique but different aspect of hospitality. 

Bullet point Highlights:

  • Heritage Sites of Kathmandu
  • Tourist Town Pokhara
  • Traditional tribal Villages, 
  • Chisapani Sunrise & sunset View
  • Himalayan Panorama dominated by Annapurna, Dhaulagiri & Fishtail blended with lakes and green hills
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COST INCLUDES
  • Accommodation during trek available everyday en-route (local lodge)
  • All meals during trek if undertaken teahouse trek 
  • Expert tour guide who can speak English or language as per the requirement 
  • Entry fees to all heritage sites during sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Licensed trek guide & local porters during trek 
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Bijayapur-Pokhara-Kathmandu road transfer
  • 3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
  • Insurance for all staff & porters
  • All applicable government tax
COST EXCLUDES
  • Nepal visa 
  • International flight fare
  • Food in Kathmandu & Pokhara except breakfast
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire in Kathmandu)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Drinks, snacks while walking
  • Any other tours, transfers and services other than mentioned above
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver
  • Your insurance & Medical Expenses
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Trip Overview

Day 01:

Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel

Flying in to the Himalayan nation Nepal is different in itself. Witness the towering Himalayan giant’s minutes before landing Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu if the weather permits. Enjoy the cordial Nepalese welcome in arrival terminals of the airport and drive to your designated hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:

Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Actually this day is a trek preparation day. However, you will be taken to Kathmandu most beautiful locales where culture history and the heritage of the ancient town spills in every corner. Explore the biggest hub of Hinduism in Nepal Pashupatinath where travelers get to experience the important aspects of the religion. Stroll around Boudhanath, a large dome shaped stupa where Tibetan culture and Buddhism are seen at its best. Exploration of Kathmandu Durbar Square is an awesome experience as it takes you to Nepal’s one of the oldest architectural landmarks where local Newari culture also has been prospering for ages.

Day 03:

Drive to Pokhara 200km 7-8 hrs drive

Today, we drive 200 km along the snaky Prithwi Highway to Pokhara. The highway that most of the times runs above Himalayan Rivers offers an adventurous drive. Moreover, the local lifestyles in frequent highway towns and lush vegetation are interesting aspects to observe during the drive. Once, we reach Pokhara we check into our Hotel in Lakeside and set out to explore the tourist hub in town. Pokhara is the city decorated with lakes and panoramic Himalayan views. It is also the biggest adventurous hub of the country. The city is famous amongst trekkers because it is the starting point for Annapurna Region Treks. 

Day 04:

Drive to Bijayapur and trek to Kalikasthan 1,370m/4,496ft 4-5 hrs trek

To begin the trek we drive to Bijayapur, which is thirty minutes drive from Pokhara. From Bijayapur our trek begins. Savoring the superb views of terraced farmlands and himalayan panorama we head towards Taalbesi Bazaar. A small town located at the bank of Begnas Lake has enough cultural activities. Then we climb uphill towards Kalikasthan. The trail to Kalikasthan caters frequent views of Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri peak amon others. As we arrive to Kalikasthan, we check into a local taehouse and head towards Thulakot, a hilltop just over Kalikasthan for the sunset view. The view of sun setting down from Thulakot is wonderful. Himalayas glitter like gold in the north and deep valley with green Begnas at its base look magical from here. Overnight at Kalikasthan. 

Day 05:

Trek to Syaklung 1,730m/5,675ft 5-6 hrs trek

Today's trek mostly treads the ridgeline trail and hence we get enough opportunities to savor the beautiful Himalayan panorama. The Himalayan peaks we get to see include Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail, Lamjung and Manaslu among others. Moreover, walking through pleasant rhododendron forests and frequently emerging to culturally important villages like Thumsikot and Lipyani are other delightful highlights of the trek. Throughout the trek the view of beautiful valley expanding gradually from terraced fields to green lakes will feast our eyes. On reaching Syaklung we stay in a locally owned homestay lodge for the night. 

Day 06:

Trek to Chisapani 1550m/5,084ft 5-6 hrs trek

Todays' trek descends down along the beautiful rhododendron forests to Sarke Bhanjyang and then climbs uphill to get to a beautifully located Gurung Village, Mohoria that offers the beautiful Himalayan panorama. From Mohoria a pleasant walk through the woodlands gets you to scattered village of Chisapani. Chisapani, a village on a hill overlooking lakes like Khastey, Begnas and Rupa also offers the great Himalayan panorama. Overnight in a homestay lodge in Chisapani.

Day 07:

Trek to Taal Phedi and drive to Pokhara 2-3 hrs trek

Trekking downhill along Sundari Danda, we arrive to Taal Phedi. Throughout the trek, the scenic views of lakes down will entertain our eyes. On arriving Phedi, we can explore around the region and go for a short walk to Rupa Lake before we board the vehicle that will drive us back to Pokhara. On arriving Pokhara, we check into our hotel. Rest of the day, we shall spend on our own.

Day 08:

Drive back to Kathmandu

Today we drive back to Kathmandu along Prithwi Highway. Enjoy the drive. As we arrive to Kathmandu we will check into our hotel in the city. Evening on your own.

Day 09:

Depart Kathmandu

Our representative will escort to the airport for the final see off to your onward destination. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again we have much more to show.

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