The Royal Trek is one of the shortest treks that follow a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. The Royal Trek is named because Prince Charles had explored this route in the early 1800s. This trek provides the opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with the diverse mix of people and cultures that inhabit this region. Compared to other trekking areas in Annapurna region, Royal trekking route is less crowded, so you can get more close to nature, culture and lifestyle.
The journey of Royal trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara and passes through Vijayapur after one hour’s driving from Pokhara and ends at Begnas Taal. During the trek, we are able to enjoy stunning views of the eloquently built hillside rice terraces, the magnificent Annapurna range, Machapuchhre and the Langtang Mountain views.
For those people who are retired or beginners for the trekking to the Himalayas or those people who want to do family trek, the route is the best option. It is also suit to those people who have short period of time in the Himalayas. Even though the trek is short and low in altitude, you can experience the whole culture, tradition and the way of life in Annapurna region as well as the views of the whole mountains in this region.
Trip duration : 9 days
Activity: Sightseeing / trekking.
Trek starts /end at : kathmandu
Maximum Altitude :1730 m.
Trekking Type: Camping/tea house
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Per day Walking: 3 to 6 hours
Best Time: October/November/December &, March /April
Himalayan sights: Annapurna range (I, II, III, IV), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Fishtail (6993m), Mt. Gangapurna etc.
Day 01: Arrrive in kathmandu(1300m)/Transfer to Hotel and overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Half day sightseen in kathmandu/trek Briefing,/welcome Nepali Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist Bus - 6 hours and overnight at Hotel
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur - 45 mint. and trek to Kalikastan(1370m)- 3 hours trekking and overnight in Tent or Lodge.
Day 05: Kalikasthan to Lbiyani(1,540m)/Shaklung,(1730m) -5 hours and overnight in Tent or Lodge
Day 06: Lbiyani/Shaklung, to Chisapani(1,520m)-4 hours and overnight in Tent or Lodge
Day 07: Chisapani to pokhara via Begnas Tal(800m.)-4 hours & drive to pokhara and overnight at Hotel
Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist Bus and overnight at Hotel
Day 09: Trip Ends/Transfer to Airport for Depature
Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.