Royal Trekking

Royal Trek is one of the short trek which follows a path planted with hedges along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley, It is named after Prince Charles of England after he chose this for his trekking destination. It offers an excellent mountain view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

Royal trekking starts from Kalikastan ridge, about 25 km from scenic Pokhara, and passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets where little kids pester you for a picture or a chocolate and as you scramble the terraced farmlands your we will observe the magnificent Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre [fishtail peak] and the Langtang mountains that gives the view of nature's beauty at its best and finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake which is about 30 km west of Pokhara City. This trek has less traffic and is a lovely walk.

Royal trekking is mostly suggested for those who have very limited time yet are looking for an opportunity to grasp an experience of a trekking holiday in the Himalaya. The community of Gurung people, rhododendron blooms and the Sal forest are the attractions of the trek. This trek will be good for those trekkers who like to go in less touristic areas.The well positioned villages among the cultivated fields and meeting the people will be a quite unforgettable experience.

Itinerary in Details

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at Hotel. B&B

Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sihgtseeing tour.
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple , Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight at Hotel. B&B

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) 6 hours.
After you breakfast at your hotel about 8 o’clock in the morning, then scenic drive to Pokhara via Prithivi Highway Approximately 6 hours. While driving we will have great chances to observe the rural people & various culture on the highway. After got Pokhara we will have some to explore around Pokhara valley. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 04: Pokhara – Kalikasthan.
After breakfast, drive to Vijayapur Khola, start trek from here. We walk about an hour through the flat rice fields and cross the river. If you are doing this trek in the summer the river may be difficult to cross if it is flooded. After crossing the river the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served at the middle of the climb. Arrive Kalikasthan and camp at the top of the grassy land. Overnight at Tented camp.

Day 05: Kalikasthan - Syaklung
After breakfast start walking through the villages. We walk on the ridge of the mountain with good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 06: Syaklung - Chisapani
Walk through the Gurung Village, rhododendron and Sal forest. Half way through the walk there is a 400 meter descent and 600 meter ascent to arrive at Chisapani. This is the best point to see the Himalayan Panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna. Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 07: Chisapani - Pokhara
We walk half way down hill to Rupatal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda and walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal for an hours boating to catch the transfer to Pokhara. Over night at Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 08: Pokhara – River rafting - Chitwan
After breakfast drive to rafting site (Trisuli River for White water Rafting) It takes approximately 2 and half hrs drive from POKHARA. This River is popular as access to the Prithivi Highway makes "breaking off" the journey easy. Trisuli River is also an ideal beginner's River. Lunch we'll be served after 3/4 hrs rafting in the riverside. After lunch, drive to Chitwan National Park.

Day 09: Full day tours in Chitwan

Day 10: Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu

Day 11: Drive to Tribhuwan international airport (TIA) for your home departure! “Farewell”

The Cost Includes During the Trip

1. Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
2. 3 night’s accommodation with breakfast at deluxe hotel in Kathmandu.
3. Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
4. Full board meal (veg. / non veg.) prepared by our expert cook.
5. 1 highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments, insurance.
6. Surface Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu by private car / van.
7. Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Table with chairs, kitchen utensils, Down sleeping bag / Jackets, walking sticks, and other
Necessary equipments during the trek).
8. Annapurna conservation permit and all necessary permits.
9. Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
10. 2 night accommodation in Pokhara (inclusive of Government taxes, breakfast, lunch & dinner).
11. Government taxes & Office Service charge.

Cost Does not Include During The Trip

1. Meals whilst in Kathmandu allow US$ 10 - US$ 12 per meal.
2. Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
3. International air fare to and from Nepal.
4. Nepal entry visa , you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.) US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
5. International Airport Tax in Nepal - approx. US$ 24.
6. Items of a personal nature
7. Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call and internet.
8. Tips for guide, porters, driver...

NOTE: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

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Trip Highlight

Kathmandu valley sightseeing by experience tour guide, Scenic Drive to Pokhara, Different Community with majority of Gurungs, Magars, Chhetri, Brahman, Great Himalayan Sights Including Annapurna I - 8091m,  Baraha Shikhar 7847m, Himchuli 6441m, Dhaulagiri 8163m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Tharpu Chuli 5663m. Gangapurna 7483m, Lamjung Himal 6931m, Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal 7429m

 

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Facts of thr Trip

Tour Code:
NHT 11
Max. Altitude:
2200m
Trip Duration:
11 days
Trek Grade:
Easy to Moderate
Activities:
Trekking + Tour
Accommodation:
Tent/Hotel/Resort
Transportation:
Car / Van
Group Size:
2 (minimum)
Best Time:
Feb - May, Sep - Dec.
Per Day Hiking:
5 to 6 hours
Trip Cost:
USD 1020.00 Per Person

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