+2 People above
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
- Panoramic view of giant mountain Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
- Beautiful Sunrise view in the morning
- Typical culture of local people
Trip Overview of Royal Trek
The easy and short trek in the enticing lands of Annapurna Region, Royal Trek is the popular trek chosen by Prince Charles along with his 90 people in the year 1980 which gave the route the name of ‘Royal Trek’.
Walking past the forested ridge, traversing the rhododendron woods, moving through the villages of amiable locals with an opportunity to have a peek into their culture, traditions, and ways of living and having soaring views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung, Tukuche, and Hiunchuli Peaks are the major attractions of the Royal Trek.
After taking a guided tour into the UNESCO enlisted cultural sites at Kathmandu, the Royal Trek itinerary sets into motion as we take a 5hour drive through the swirling road of Prithvi Highway towards Pokhara from where the drive progresses to Bijayapur Khola. It is at Bijayapur Khola that the enticing trekking experience commences as we cross the river and choose the escalating trail through Ranigaon Village to Kalikasthan. Indulging in the panoramic views of Annapurna and Lamjung Mountains from the Gurung Village of Syaklung, we will head through Chisopani to Pokhara from where we will catch a bus back to Kathmandu which formally concludes the ‘Royal Trek’ package as you will be conveyed back to International Airport. Enrolling in this journey is the best way of observing the lifestyle in Highland Villages and having peeked into several snow-clad mountains without having to undergo the arduous trekking in a short time span which makes it suitable for trekkers of all age groups.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
30min Breakfast only Hotel in Kathmandu
Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from ‘Tourist Link Treks & Expedition’ who will then convey you through the vibrant streets in Kathmandu to the hotel where you will receive a brief explanation regarding your trekking package. You will spend the night in the comfy bed.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
6 hours Breakfast only Hotel
Taking light breakfast early in the morning, our guide will then take you for a pleasant day tour inside Kathmandu which encompasses the UNESCO enlisted holiest shrine of Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple Complex, the Bouddhanath Stupa which is the largest Stupa existing inside Kathmandu, Swayambhunath Temple aka Monkey Temple which is the oldest Stupa inside Kathmandu which dates almost 2oooyrs back and the Kathmandu Durbar Square which is yet another UNESCO enlisted historical site where you will get chance to view the abode of Living Goddess- Kumari, Kasthamandap Temple, Kal Bhairab and many more.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara:
6 hours Breakfast Pokhara hotel
5hour of enchanting drive through the meandering road along the Prithvi Highway will eventually take us to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. The route will be full of natural grandeurs like the Trishuli River, rice terraces, and numerous peaks in the background.
Day 04: Trek to Kalikasthan:
6 hours B/L/D Tea house
Taking light breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, we will continue driving towards Bijayapur Khola which marks the initiation of a pleasant trekking experience as we cross the river from where the trail meanders upward through Rakhigaon Village to Kalikasthan located at 1370m altitude where we will be staying overnight in the tea house.
Day 05: Trek to Syaklung:
5 hours B/L/D Tea House
Crossing the forested ridge, we will walk past Thulokot and Mai Thana from where the trail clambers uphill by the way of Naudanda to the Gurung settlement of Syaklung located at 1730m altitude. En route, we will be enjoying the gratifying views of Annapurna and Lamjung peaks.
Day 06: Trek to Chisopani:
6 hours B/L/D Tea house
Leaving the pretty village of Syaklung behind, we will choose the downward trail and pass through small tea shops whence the trail escalates uphill to lead us to Chisopani located at 2300m altitude. The strenuous trekking will be compensated by the rare views of numerous snow-clad peaks.
Day 07: Move to Pokhara:
5 hours B/L/D Hotel
Lowering down through the ridge, we will continue walking halfway downhill to arrive at Rupatal whence we will climb for about 200 meters to make it to Sundare danda. Taking a rest at Sundare Danda for a while, we will make an advance towards Begnas Lake from where we will take a drive towards the hotel in Pokhara where we will stay overnight in a hotel.
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu:
7 hours Breakfast only Hotel in Kathmandu
5 hours of scenic drive through the serpentine roads along Prithvi Highway with exotic views of the Trishuli River, paddy fields, terraces, and hills will lead us back to Kathmandu where we will be staying in a hotel. Dinner will be served in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of ‘Royal Trek’.
Day 09: Departure:
30 Min Breakfast
The enticing 9days ‘Royal Trek’ comes to an end on this day as you will be transferred back to Tribhuvan International airport by our representative. We are happy to serve you and we will be looking forward to your next visit.
- Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
- Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
- Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Pokhara
- Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
- Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
- Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by Tourist Bus and private car to and Nayapul
- One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
- Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
- Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- For all necessary paperwork and permits, please bring 3 passport-size photographs
- All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company
What's not included?
- Nepal Visa fee
- Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
- Personal trekking equipment
- Snacks and other expenses
- International airfare to & from home town
- Excess baggage charges
- Hot showers during the trek except when in Pokhara
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
- Tips and donations for guides and porters.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
When to Go?
March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...
Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...
Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities
The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...
To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...
Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...
Physical condition and experience requirements
Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...
Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...