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Royal Trek - 6 Days

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Royal Trek

Royal trek got its name when Prince Charles and his 90 person’s entourage explored this route in the early eighties. This is one of the short and easy treks available near Pokhara that goes through the foothills of Annapurnas. The trek then ends at the beautiful Begnas Lake. This scenic lake lies about 15km west of Pokhara City. The Royal trek doesn’t need a camp crew now and local homes are available for food and lodging throughout the trek. Staying with local family allows us to enjoy the traditional lifestyles of the inhabitants of that area. It is an amazing fact that their ancient religious practices and traditions have remained unchanged for thousands of years. Trekking through the Royal trail provides an opportunity to experience the diverse cultures of the people of the region. The Royal trek also offers spectacular mountain views complimented by a panorama of hillside terraces and the magnificent Annapurna Range. This trip is ideally designed for easy and short time trekkers who will definitely have an unforgettable trekking holiday.

  • Opportunity to follow Prince Charles foot steps
  • The spectacular views of Fishtail and Annapurna Himal
  • Home staying with local family
  • Rhododendron forest
  • Various species of flora and fauna
  • Mixed indigenous lifestyles
  • The great countrysides, terrace farming, landscapes and mountains

Day 1
Drive/fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (884m/2,900ft).

Today we have a 200km (124 miles) drive (6-7 hours by bus or car) from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We take a tourist bus that leaves at 7am from Kantipath, near Thamel. This is a scenic drive along the bank of the Trishuli River with great country side. Alternatively one can also fly between Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Day 2
Drive Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola and trek to Kalikasthan (1,370m/4,494ft).

We drive to Bijayapur Khola and start the trek near the army camp on the Prithvi Highway. We walk on the flat area of rice fields before climbing the ridge to the village of Kalikasthan. Home stay facility is available at Kalikasthan. Trekking time 4-5 hours.

Day 3
Trek Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730m/5,676ft).

Today we follow the trail through the forested ridge via the villages of Thulokot to Mati Thana and ascend to Naudanda, Lipini and finally reach Syaklung with great views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Home Stay accommodation is available at Syaklung. Trekking time 4-5 hours.

Day 4
Trek Syaklung to Chisopani/Chisapani (1,630m/5,348ft).

Today we descend to the valley floor then ascend to reach to the attractive Gurung village of Chisopani. Chisopani offers great panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayas. Home stay accommodation is available at Chisopani or Chisapani which literally means 'Cold water'. Trekking time 4-5 hours.

Day 5
Trek Chisapani to Begnas Lake and drive to Pokhara.

Today's trek involves a leisurely stroll along the ridge that separates Rupa Tal (Lake) and Begnas Tal (Lake). We finally reach on the valley floor at Begnas Bazaar where we board our transport to Pokhara, Nepal’s biggest tourist town. It has all the facilities and places of interest that one could possibly want and it is situated on the eastern shore of the gorgeous Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) and the skyline is dominated by the perfect pyramid of Mount Machhapuchhare (6,997m/22,957ft). Trekking time 3-4 hours.

Day 6
Drive/fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

We are more relaxed in Pokhara with the beautiful morning and later we drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Regular tourist buses leave at 7am.

Option available for extending your trip with Jungle Safari adventure, white water rafting or a trip of your choice.

Cost Includes:

  • All kind of trekking permits
  • A City Hotel in Pokhara for two nights
  • Three meals (B/L/D) a day on trekking available at Village Kitchens
  • Accommodations at Village Homes (Home Stay) in the mountains
  • An English speaking Trekking Guide
  • A porter shared between two trekkers
  • Staff insurance, salary, food, accommodation and their transportation
  • Land transportation before and after the trek in Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu overland transfers by Tourist bus
  • First aid kit box
  • A farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar and beverages bills, bottled water
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Personal cloths and equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, boots etc.
  • Insurance for accidental, medical and evacuation
  • Tips to the staff
  • International Airfare and Taxes

  • Kathmandu City Cultural Tour
  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan or Bardia National Park
  • Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • White Water Rafting in Nepal
  • Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
  • Shopping Tours

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Trip Facts

  • Drive Pokhara-Bijayapur, Begnas Lake-Pokhara
  • Minimum 2 Pax
  • 1,730 meters
  • Easy