Royal Trek

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    10 Days
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Royal Trek is one of the best introductory treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is an easy and short trek.  The walking trail does not ascend to high elevation; it passes through the rice terraced fields, bamboo forests and steams on the way. Each night  you will stay  at teahouse/ lodges run by  the local people. Meals are also served at teahouse/ lodges at the affordable cost.  The name of the trek ‘Royal trek’ has been dubbed just because  Prince Charles of Wales walked through this small hill  in early eighties along with his  entourage of ninety fellow trekkers. Since then, this trek  has become so popular and many trekkers choose Royal Trek in their wish list.

This trek is much suitable recommended for family with younger children, newly-wedded couples, nature lovers and for those who are visiting Nepal for the first time for trekking. While on trek ,you will enjoy  spectacular views of Mount AnnapurnaMount  DhaulagiriMount  Manaslu and many other Himalayan peaks. The beautiful mountain scenery, the traditional lifestyles and unique culture of Gurung, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal and easy accessibility to this area make Royal Trek one of the best.

This trekking is not recommended for the raining season ( July to mid-September). October and November are the best months to do Royal Trek in Nepal as the monsoon has stopped, the sky is becoming clearer, the climate is getting colder and the Mountain views are eye-catching. When we compare  to other  treks in the  Annapurna region, Royal trekking  route is less  touristy.

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It is an easy low altitude trek just around the Pokhara valley suitable for family and / or with children. The trail has been aptly named the ‘Royal Trek’ just because Prince Charles of Britain before marriage trekked through this trail in 1981. Walking through the villages set against the cultivated fields and meeting with the local people is quite unforgettable experience. This trek could be the perfect option for those with limited time to spend in the Himalayas or first time trekkers looking for easier walking conditions and good facilities

  • Arrive at the Tribhuwan international airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your Pre-booked hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you’ll enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu

  • Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati
    River. Continue drive to Patan Durbar Square to see the ancient Nepalese architecture and endyour  tour after lunch. After that you will view ancient Nepalese art in the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu

  • After breakfast we drive to Pokhara which takes about 6 to 7 hours. As soon as you reach Pokhara you will be transferred to Hotel. Pokhara is situated in the mid-western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu, and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with a sweeping panoramic view of the mid- western Himalaya. Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa and Phewa. The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South. Among these high peaks it is the towering majestic Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of trekking, mountaineering expeditions and it’s an ideal spot for all types of holiday makers.

  • After breakfast we drive to Bijayapur Khola ( Bijayapur Army Camp) and begin the trek from there. We walk about an hour through the flat rice fields and cross the river. If you are doing this trek in the summer, the river may get difficult to cross if it is flooded. After crossing the river the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served at the middle of the climb. Arrive in Kalikasthan and camp at the top of the grassy land. Overnight in Kalikasthan at tented Camp

  • After breakfast we start walking through the villages. We walk along the ridge of the mountain with good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Today we can explore many villages and the rhododendron forests. Overnight at Syaklung

  • Today we walk through the Gurung village, rhododendron and Sal forest. Half way we make a 400m descent, then a 600m ascent to arrive at Chisapani. This is the best view point at which we can see the Himalayan Panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna.

  • The trail goes down through the villages with the panoramic views of the mountains Including Dhaulagiri (8167m). After an hour’s walking,we reach the Begnas lake . From there we have the road connected to Pokhara. While in Begnas we visit a fish farm and then spend a couple of
    hours boating in Begnas lake. In the same day we drive back to Kathmandu.

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What is included

  • 3 Nights at Basic Clean Hotel in Kathmandu on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis
  • 3 Nights at Basic Clean Hotel in Pokhara on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis
  • Drive: Karthmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by Private Car/Jeep
  • Drive Trek Start/End Points: By Private Jeep/Car
  • 3 Days Full board Camping Trek on trials
  • Annapurna Region Permit
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) Card
  • Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Pokhara City Tour with Guide and Vehicle
  • Neccessary Entrance Permits
  •  English speaking certified trekking guide and reliable porter
  • Clients are allowed to carry only 15 kg of personal luggage on the trek
  • One duffle bag for each member (complimentary

What is Excluded

  • International airfare
  • International Airport Pickup (if you have not booked this facility in advance)
  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • Single supplement in the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tipping is expected for field staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early arrival, late departure (early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel / Medical/ Trip cancellation insurance and emergency rescue/ evacuation costs
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • If the main highway between Kathmandu and Pokhara or trekking route is blocked by a landslide or any natural calamity during the trip, in such a situation the extra cost for food and accommodation has to be borne by the clients.
  • Rescue: All our clients must have travel insurance that covers urgent emergency medical/ evacuation from mountain locations to Kathmandu.
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes

Royal Trek 2024/2025 Cost and Departure Dates

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Nitty Gritty

  • Trekking Region: Annapurna, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 10 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 03 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 Nights
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara: 3 Nights
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Kathamndu- Pokhara-Kathmandu by Private Vehicle
  • Trek Start/End Point Transportation: By Private Jeep
  • High Seasons: (Autumn)Oct – Nov- Dec & (Spring) Mar – Apr – May
  • Low Seasons: (Winter) Dec-Jan-Feb & (Monsoon) Jun-Jul-Aug
  • Accommodation on Trek: Full board Camping Trek
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard
  • Trek grade: Easy
  • No. of Pax : From 2 & above
  • Meals during trip: Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Full meals (BLD) during the treks
  • Maximum elevation: 1,730 m. / 5676 ft.
  • Walking hours: 5 hrs a day max.
  • Camping: Two men tent/Sleeping Gears/Kitchen Utensils/A Cook/A Kitchen Helper/Toilet Tent
  • Porter Guidlines: Each porter carries only 30 Kgs. as per IPPG guidelines.

General Information

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  • Nepal is a land of ancient history, colorful cultures and multi- religions found nowhere else on the planet! There are many festivals and cultural events celebrated throughout the year in the various regions by different Nepalese ethnic groups who follow their own way of religious practice, lifestyle, language, culture, and tradition keeping peace and harmony in society.
  • Trekking can be organized for few days to few weeks long, depending on trekkers interest, strength and time frame. Walking could be twelve kilometers or just four kilometers a day and spend the night in the countryside lodge or camp.
  • Annapurna region is easily accessible by road and walking trails, hotels and lodges with food are available in plenty. One can choose many options to reach the region either by taking land transport directly from Kathmandu to Pokhara or flight or 4- wheel drive from Pokhara to Jomsom and Muktinath and overland journey to Beshishar to begin trekking and climbing.
  • Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduction of your trek guide and porters.
  • In Kathmandu, we can provide any category of hotels you want as per your interest and budget and during the trekking, we provide you Tea house (lodge). Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). In our trekking trip we make overnight stay at tea-houses with dinner and breakfast and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.
  • You have to choose from the menu and pay by yourself. Freshly cooked food is served in tea house (lodge). Generally, western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places.
  • It is not necessary; you have to join with group. Please follow our group departure date because we organize private trip departures everyday upon client’s request and requirements. You can move at your own pace and set your own schedule by not being in group.
  • Yes, in most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (it may cost you extra at some of the lodge/tea-house).
  • This trek can be extended and there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your trip. Few suggestion of the trips are listed below, prices are varies based on your style of choices. Optional Programs: Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Bungee Jump
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