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The Royal Trekking - 8 Days

A short trek that cuts across ridges & brings you upfront with people & their culture on the mountains…the Annapurna skyline amazes you as you hike the trails & enjoy the quiet beautiful surroundings that are so evident with Mother Nature…

The Royal trek is one of those short and easy treks that can be called a relatively ‘soft hike’ and can be enjoyed by all age groups. For kids, It would be good to tag them along if they are 10 years & above. They would just love the adventure. It is called the Royal trek after the Prince of Wales who first trekked this picturesque region. It is also well known as the Annapurna Skyline trek.

The scenic Pokhara valley is where it all starts and is your end point for the Royal trek that is so typical of its namesake. The trails follow a semi-circle route in the north-west direction of Pokhara along no higher than 1500m. It’s a hike that you can take real cool & easy…you enjoy it more.

The Royal trek leads you on a magical journey wherein you enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurna range including the fishtail mountain Machhapuchre, Lamjung himal, Dhaulagiri and the Manaslu peaks; and on the way, you experience the rural lifestyle of Nepal and spend quiet moments beside the Begnas Lake. This is a camping trek that stirs the adventurous side of you….

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and then drive to Bijaypur. Trek to Kalikasthan.
Day 04: Trek to Patle
Day 05: Trek to Syaglung
Day 06: Trek concludes. Drive down to Pokhara.
Day 07: City of Pokhara tour, sightseeing and boating PM: Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 08: Depart Kathmandu.

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop.
  • Hotel in kathmandu as your requirement.
  • Full Board Plan – (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation Tea or Coffee) during the trek. You can choose food from the menu.
  • Join Nepali culture program with dinner.
  • Private accommodation to a basic standard. Please be aware that the toilet and bathroom will be outside of the room during the trekking.
  • If necessary, we will be happy to provide you with a sleeping bag, down jacket, raincoat and trekking poles.
  • All necessary transportation by car, flight, bus.
  • An experience licensed holder English speaking guide.
  • Strong porter(s) if required.
  •  Wage, accommodation, food and travel expenses for guide and porter (s). As well they are fully equipped. .
  • Annapurna conservation area project fee permit.
  • Trekkers information management system (TIMS) Permit.
  • In cases of emergency, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for on your behalf. This will be paid for by your own travel insurance company. (Please ensure that you are adequately covered for this eventuality).
  • Insurance for guide and porter(s).
  • We will also inform your embassy that you are doing trekking under our care.
  • In cases of Emergency, we will contact your family or friend and make them aware of the situation.
  • Trekking Map of Annapurna region.
  • All guided sight seeing tour in kathmandu and entry fee for heritage site.
  • All necessary transport while sight seeing.
  • All government tax.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel Insurance.
  • International flight and departure tax.
  • Any expense of personal nature.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Any kinds of Bar bills.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
it’s exciting as you fly into Kathmandu if the day is clear. The views from the windows of your plane give you fantastic views of snow-capped mountain peaks begins to stir the excitement in you that makes you feel elated, & this begins a whole link of blissful experiences that stay with you for a long time. Our escort and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Our escort will also help you check into your reserved hotel. At the hotel, you will be oriented on your daily activities.
This is your first overnight in the valley of the gods.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath.  Overnight at your hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)
this takes about six hours. You depart early morning at 7 o’clock for the six hours drive by tourist deluxe bus to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyangdi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Blessed with pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with snowcapped mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of your afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp) which takes about 40 minutes and trek from Bijaypur Khola to Kalikasthan (1370m.)
This takes about three hours. A broad trail begins through rice fields near the Army Camp, and then ascends through Rakhigaon to a Chautara, a resting place under a large pipal tree. On the way, you can enjoy the views that are a delight to the eyes. The trail now climbs gently along a ridge top through the Brahmin and Chhetri villages towards Kalikasthan (1370m.). At the end, you will need to climb for a short distance to the campsite which is situated above the village with panoramic views of glistening mountains, Begnas Tal {lake} and Pokhara city. Overnight in camps.

Day 05: Trek from Kalikasthan (1370m.) to Lipeyani (990m.)
this would take approx five and half hours. The trails follow along the forested ridge top through a rugged motor able road passing through Thulokot and Majhthana (1220m.). Your trail then begins to climb gently for some distance and winds through Naudanda. Towards the end, you can descend gently towards Lipeyani. From hereabouts, you will witness amazing views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manasalu.

Day 06: Trek from Lipeyani to Chisopani (1260m.)
this takes approximately six hours. The trails cut through a motor able road for some distance and start to climb gently for some time. Then you begin a flat hike to Shaklung (1250m.), a Gurung village. Your trek continues to follow along the broad motor able road passing through forests and you then reach Ramkot at (1030m.), you then descend steeply to cross road named Sarka Bhanjyang (870m.). After this, your trail climbs steeply through stone staircase and into chestnut forests to the Mohariya Bhanjyang (1130m.). You then continue to climb gently towards Chisopani village, home to the Gurung community. Your campsite is about 50 meters above the village. From here, you get to enjoy the beautiful views of different mountains as well as green hills and terraces.

Day 07: Trek from Chisopani (1260m.) to Begnas Tal Bazaar (850m.)
this, we reckon, takes about five and half hours. From Chisopani Danda, you descend along the ridge for an hour or so and descend steeply along the stone steps, into a small valley and stream that feeds Rupa Taal. You Continue for a short distance through rice fields, and then make a final ascent to the ridge that separates Begnas Taal and Rupa Taal. This ridge is called Sundari {beautiful} Danda at (720m.) which relevantly means pretty Hills. From these hills, your trek continues climbing gently and descends into Begnas Taal Bazaar. From here, you can take a vehicle to get back to Pokhara.

Day 08: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus which takes roughly seven hours.
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you go up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana {wishes} Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and see the local folks happily engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe, you climb up to Thankot, gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

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