The Royal Trek is one of the short trek follows a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. The Royal Trek is so-named because Prince Charles and his 90 person entourage had explored this route in the early eighties. This Royal Trek provides the opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with the diverse mix of peoples and cultures that inhabit this region. The journey of Royal trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets. In during the trek, we are able to enjoy stunning views of the eloquently built hillside rice terraces, and the magnificent Annapurna range, Machapuchhre [fishtail] and the Langtang Mountain views. The trip finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake which is about 30 km west of Pokhara City.
The Royal trekking trip is basically recommended for beginners or those who have very limited time, because they have an opportunity to experience the unforgettable trekking holidays in the Himalaya. This Royal trek presents a true picture of uniqueness and allowing us the chance to capture the traditional lifestyles of the tribes whose ancient religious practices and traditions have remained unchanged for thousands of years.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m.)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. At the evening you'll transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with the cultural & musical programs in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
After breakfast at the hotel you will be leave for full day sightseeing tour to the world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Today you will visit pilgrimage sites of the Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrines of Shiva. Here you can see the cremating system of the Hindus most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. After that visit Nepalâ€™s largest stupa Bouddhanath a pilgrimage centre for Buddhist. After finishing your lunch at Bouddhanath visit another Buddhist centre, Swoyambhunath stupa(monkey temple); covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring this spot transfer to Kathmandu Durbar Square the old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, Nepali traditional architectures and another attraction of this place is the Kumari (the living goddess). After finished your sightseeing trip you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara valley (823m/2,700ft), 7-8 hrs drive
With a morning wake up guide will pick up you and transfer to the tourist bus station and drive (approximately six hours with breaks) through the beautiful river view & Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside and transfer to the hotel and rest of the time explore the surrounding lakeside areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1,370m/4,496ft)
Today, after breakfast drive to Bijayapur Khola(trek starting point) and begin our trek. Initially we start our walk for about an hour through flat paddy fields and cross the river. After crossing the river the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served midway through the climb. After arriving at Kalikasthan, we rest for some time and after that explore the surrounding areas and overnight at teahouse.
Day 05: Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730m/5,675ft)
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.
Day 06: Syaklung to Chisapani (1550m/5,084ft)
Walk through the Gurung village, rhododendron and Sal forest. Half way through the walk there is a 400m descent, then a 600m ascent to arrive at Chisapani. This is the best view point at which to see the Himalayan Panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna.
Day 07: Chisapani to Pokhara
Today we walk half way down the hill to Rupatal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda. Walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal for an hour boating to catch the transfer to Pokhara and on arrival at hotel check in and rest of the time explore the lake side and overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive
Morning we'll drive back through the scenic countryside and en route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Departure
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
You can follow in the foot steps of Royalty with the Siklis or Royal Trek that was walked by the Prince of Wales himself. This pleasant trek starts outside of Pokhara at Bengas lake. The trail takes us to a Gurung village and then to fabulous views of Machhapuchre, Annapurna, and Lamjung. The trek generally takes 4 to 5 days.
Day 01 (Pokhara)
Bijaypur army camp just east of the Bijayapur Khola (Kalikasthan) 1770 m.
Day 02 (Kalikasthan)
Thulokot- Mathi Thana- Naudanda School at Lipini Village (Shaklung) 1730m.
Day 03 (Shaklung / Royal Trek)
Annapurna-11 Lamjung Himal – Manaslu- Himalchuly from Shaklung. (Chisapani) Danda
Day 04 (Chisapani)
Stream that feeds- Rupatal- Begnastal to Pokhara 12km. 30 minutes drive to Pokhara.
Airport transfers, all transport, accommodation.
Items of a personal nature, alcoholic drinks, phone calls, laundry, additional tours and meals not listed under 'Included' are not included. Passport, visas, flights and airport departure taxes, excess baggage charges and tips are your own responsibility.