Annapurna Royal Trek

Annapurna Royal Trek

The Royal Trek is the perfect choice for those with limited time to spend in the Himalayas or first time trekkers with easier walking conditions and good facilities along the way. Just six days long, this trek is a good opportunity to get into the trekking groove and see some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Annapurna region. Rest assured, by compromising on time you are not compromising on views. Royal trek allows you some spectacular vantage points of the majestic Annapurna Mountains, and also includes a pass along Begnas Tal, a beautiful lake that attracts an abundance of bird life, including eagles and other birds of prey that come to fish at this lake. Made famous when Prince Charles of Britain before marriage trekked the same route in 1981, the route has been aptly named the ‘Royal Trek’. Traveling through the villages set among the cultivated fields and meeting the people is quite unforgettable experience. This four days trek commences from Pokhara, the valley of lakes offering panoramic views of the Annapurna massif as also of the Manaslu Himal.

Annapurna Royal Trek Itineary:

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu at (1365m. 4’478ft.)
It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.

Day 02: City Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 820m. 2’690ft. (optional) and then drive to Bijayapur and start trek to Kalikasthan 1’145m. 3’756ft.
From Kathmandu we take a half an hour scenic flight to Pokhara and drive to Bijaypur or we drive along the Prithivi Highway to Bijaypur for about 6 hrs. We will then make a short trek up to Kalikastan. We climb through the terraced cultivated fields of Kandane, following the steep stone steps, and eventually reaching a level path under the shade of evergreen trees. The path is steep but the background vista is incredible, vast stretches of flat farmland covers the valley. We will take a short rest in the shade of a huge Banyan tree, close to the scenic village of Archale. Now we head to Kalikastan. The view from Kalikastan is incredible, as the peaks of the Annapurna and the Machhapuchhre (fish tail) are clearly visible from here.

Day 04: Kalikasthan - Patle (13’76m. 4’514ft.) about 6 hour Trek
We start on a level path and after a short while descend through the tranquil evergreen forest of Okhare to the village of Mastan Saurani. From here, the path ascends, winding up to the village of Sundergaon, and then goes straight down to reach the village of Patle.

Day 05: Patle – Syaglung (1’984m. 6’509ft. ) about 7 hour Trek
the route follows through a vast green forest on the right. On the way the path takes an undulating descent to the village of Ozangaun. We stop for a brief rest at the school at Ramche, and then steeply descend to the village of Lipyani, where we stop for lunch. Here there are few shops where we can buy some cold drinks or mineral water. After lunch, we start ascending the typical stone steps to Syaglung danda through an enchanting rhododendron forest. The trail is so peaceful that you can only hear the sound of your own footsteps. After a hard climb, we eventually enter the village of Syaglung, a typical Gurung settlement. From the village we can glimpse the entire Lumjung Himal – a breathtaking sight!

Day 06: Conclude trek at Begnas Lake and drive to Pokhara 840m. 2’755 ft. about 2 hour drive
Today we retrace our way back to Lipyani. The path is steep, descending on stone steps, with the Doban Khola on the right and contoured rice and wheat fields on the left. We come to a wooden bridge over Doban Khola, and then climb up the hill through a forest and arrive at the Lapsi danda. Here we take a short rest. Now the path becomes easier as we enter the village of Lapsidanda. We make a short descent to the motor road and follow the track to the village of Begnas, where we stop for lunch in an open field. After lunch, we make a short trek along the dirt road, to our bus pick-up point at Begnas where we finally end our trek. We reach Pokhara after a short bus ride and stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 07: Fly to Kathmandu
Today you fly back to Kathmandu. Depending on your flight schedule you will be taken for a half-day sightseeing tour around Pokhara.

Day 08: Departure Kathmandu for the home country

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Activities: Trekking (walking)
Difficulty: Challenging
Max Elevation: 5545m
Trekking Style: Lodge to Lodge
Meal: All Meals Included during the Trekking
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge on trek
Transportation: Flight & Private Car
Trip Duration: 16 Days

Cost Includes

  • Airport/ hotel/airport pick up & transfer by private car
  • Three nights’accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara and Pokhara – Kathmandu transports by private car
  • Pokhara – Nayapul and Nayapul – Kathmandu transports by private car/taxi
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna conservation permit fee TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes &office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance & personal expenses
  • Tips for Guide and Porter ( it is expected).

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