• The Royal Trek -9 days

The Royal Trek -9 days


Trip Overview

The Royal Trek is best suited for the beginners and those who are confined by the time but still passionate to witness Annapurna and Langtang Himalayan range and experience unspoiled traditional culture and life style. The Royal Trekkking trail is located closer to beautiful tourist hub, Pokhara.

The Royal Trek is one of the best shorts treks in Nepal. It encompasses the solitary and less crowded trail through picturesque classical Gurung hemplets just above Pokhara valley. This trek got its name so after  Prince Charles and Mick Zaggar, the vocalist of The Rolling Stones, along with his team explored this trekking trail in early eighties.

This beautiful trekking into the Annapurna foothills lets us experience traditional country settlements, traditions, cultural practices, fresh and organic dishes, friendly Gurung people, beautiful terraced fields. Pokhara itself is one of the prime highlights of The Royal Trek.

Most important, we witness stunning mountain views include Annapurna-I, Annapurna-IV, Annapurna- South, Langtang range, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and many other alluring snowy peaks. We also celebrate the views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Lamjung  Himal at the same time.

The Royal Trek begins after our drive or walk to Lakeside from the hotel. We begin our hiking to Kalikasthan via beautiful  traditional Gurung  settlements. We end our The royal Trek at Begnas Lake which is 30 km away from Pokhara. Finally, we will drive back to Pokhara.

Highlights

  •  A Walk on the on trail used by Prince Charles
  • Geographical Wilderness and unspoiled cultural practices
  • Best way to prepare other longer treks
  • Mesmerizing mountain summits ilclude Annapurna-I, Annapurna-IV, Annapurna- South, Langtang range, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Lamjung  Himal

Accommodation

We will offer three star accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you want to upgrade the accommodation, you have to pay some extra. Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Those who prefer Single supplementary,  has to pay extra.  We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms. eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.

Meals

We provide only breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and during the trekking days. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place especially in peak season (Sept-Nov).  Breakfast will be provided at the guesthouse where we spent the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing. One item of meal costs between3-9 USD in this trekking route. 

Best Time to Travel

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.

The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Majority of the trekkers find spring the best time for The Royal Trek since they love to see flowering rhododendron.

Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.

Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.

Physical Condition and Experience

Those who can walk 2-5 hours in the mountain can do this trek. The Royal Trek is an easy trek in Annapurna Region Trekking in Nepal. Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence. No prior trekking experience and technical skills are required fo The Royal Trek. These prior skills will be an asset for it.

Getting to the trailhead and Away

We drive of fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is short 25 minutes flight. But if you choose to drive, it takes 8-9 hours. In Pokhrara, we either walk or drive to Lakeside and begin our hiking to Kalaikasthan. Lakeside Pokhara is the bginning point of The Royal Trek. We  end our The Royal Trek at Begnas Lake and drive back to hotel in Pokhara. We either choose to fly or drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. 

Threats and Safety

We do not really face any terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery trail. We do not face any glaciers and avalanches in The Royal Trek.  We will celebrate beautiful and pleasant trek in the lap of mountains. The Royal Trek elevation ranges from 1300 –900- 1730m.

 Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep. 

 Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.

For more information: contact us.

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300 m/4264 ft]

Day 2: Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 3: Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6-7 hrs drive, 30 minutes fly

Day 4: Day 04: Pokhara to Kalikasthan [1,370m/4,496ft]: 1 hr drive, 4-5 hrs trek

Day 5: Day 05: Kalikasthan to Syaklung [1,730m/5,675ft]:5-6 hrs

Day 6: Day 06: Syaklung to Chisapani [1550m/5,084ft]: 5-6 hrs

Day 7: Day 07: Chisapani to Begnas Lake- Drive to Pokhara

Day 8: Day 08: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6-7 hrs drive, 30 mins fly

Day 9: Day 09: Farewell

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300 m/4264 ft]

Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport [Kathmandu] and transfer to your hotel at kathmandu  stay overnight. 1Our representative will receive you at the airport and trasafer to the hotel. After you get refressed, we have a short orientation meeting introducing guide, porter and the description about the trip. We also prepare the necessary equipment. Be with 3 passport size photographs, passport and travel insurance. we have a welcome dinner this evening.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

We begin our valley sightseeing after breakfast at around 8. This is a guided sightseeing. We have a van or car and a professional city guide.Our visit is to UNESCO World Heritage sites located withn the valley like Pashupatinath, Swyombbunath, Bouddhanath, Patan etc. We have lunch during our tour. After lunch we still continue our city tour and we end today's tour at around 4. In the evening, we can get the equipments that we require during the trek. 

Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6-7 hrs drive, 30 minutes fly

If we choose to fly, it is 30 minutes scenic flight or if we choose to drive, it takes 7-8 hours. The road is , indeed not good enough, Sometimes, we have heavy traffic in narrow road. If we arrive early in Pokhara, we can do some sightseeing and other activities. Overnight in hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: Pokhara to Kalikasthan [1,370m/4,496ft]: 1 hr drive, 4-5 hrs trek

We begin our trek after breakfast. We first either drive to Lakeside Pokhara from the hotel. Then, we begin our hiking via picturesque Gurung village. We experience typical country lifestyle. We view magnificent Pokhara valley, Phewa lake and some mountain views. Finally, we get to a beautiful village named Kalikasthan. Overnight at lodge at Kalikasthan. 

Day 05: Kalikasthan to Syaklung [1,730m/5,675ft]:5-6 hrs

This pleasant walk in the mountain begins after breakfast. Enjoying picturesque landscapes, we head to Syaklung today. One the way, we view alluring mountain peaks include Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna Massif. Today's walk will absoultely pleases you. Ultimately, we get to Syaklung. Overnight at guesthouse at Syaklung. 

Day 06: Syaklung to Chisapani [1550m/5,084ft]: 5-6 hrs

Today, we trek via lush rhododendron and picturesque Gurung settlements. On the way, we enjoy the views of Annapurna massif and Dhaulagiri. You will have incredible insights of country life and traditiona today. Onernight at lodge at Chisapani. 

Day 07: Chisapani to Begnas Lake- Drive to Pokhara

Todays is the final day of The Royal Trek. Today, we via lush forest down to Two major lakes: Rupa Lake and Begnas Lake. Begnas lake is the second largest lake after Phewa. We enjoy wilderness and serenity of both lakes and lush forest and finally drive back to the hotel in Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara. 

Day 08: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6-7 hrs drive, 30 mins fly

We either drive or fly from Pokhara ro Kathmandu today. If we choose to fly, it is 30 minutes scenic flight or if we choose to drive, it takes 7-8 hours. The road is , indeed not good enough, Sometimes, we have heavy traffic in narrow road. If we arrive early in Kathmandu,  we can do some sightseeing and other activities like shopping. We have a farewell dinner this evening.

Day 09: Farewell

According to your international flight schedule, we drop you at the 2 hours earlier so that you will be able to catch up your scheduled flight. This is the day to say good bye to you but it doesn’t mean that you won’t come back to Nepal again.

Cost Details

What's Included and Excluded?
Cost Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara ( 2 night on B/B plan)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • An experienced tour guide
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide and his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine etc.
  • Porter ( porter available if more then 2 clints  only 
  • National Park permits.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse and service charge included.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner 

Cost Exclude

  • Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
  • International air fare.
  • Domestic airfare Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu 
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to guide and porter ( as you wish/ depends on your satisfaction) 

Quick Facts

Duration: 8 Nights/9 Days

Trip Grade: Easy

Destination: Nepal, Asia

Group Size: 1- 14 pax

Arrival On: Kathmandu/ Pokhara

Departure From: Kathmandu/Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast

Best Season: March-April/ Sept-Nov

Elevation: 1300-900-1730m

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