Royal Trekking

Royal Trekking

Annapurna short trekking called “Royal Trek” in honour of the Prince of Charles, who trekked this route in 1981. The Royal Trek is a 3 or 4 day trek beginning in the Lakes' valley of Pokhara with panoramic views of the Annapurna massif and the Manaslu Himal.

Royal trekking basically for the beginners or those who look for an exciting trek both magnificent mountains and mountain village life within a short period of time. Royal trek is an easy and short trek with occasional up and downhill hikes along the ridges and valleys. There is also no need to worry about altitude and acclimatization as the maximum ascent on this trek is Chisapani at 1260 meters. Moreover, you can also combine the trek with a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan and get in a nutshell the thrills of Nepal’s diverse ecological beauty.

Royal trek follows a shrub-like path on the north from Pokhara along the foothills of Annapurna. Start from Bijayapur, about 25 km from Pokhara, and pass through the indigenous Gurung hamlets. Hike the terraced farmlands as and savoir the unfolding views of the magnificent Annapurna range, Machhapuchhare or the "Fishtail" and the Langtang Mountains. Conclude the trek at the Begnas Lake, about 30 km west of Pokhara City. There is a possible basic tea house or local home stay. You can do trek full board camping as well. Royal trek no need trekking permit so that it is cheap then others Annapurna trekking.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (900 m), 6 hours or flight, Overnight in Pokhara at Hotel.

Day 02: Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1,370 m/4,496ft), drive and trekking, 4/5 hours, Overnight Tea house/ home stay/ Camp.

Day 03: Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730 m/5,675ft), 4/5 hours trekking, Overnight Tea house/Camp.

Day 04: Syaklung to Chisapani (1550 m/5,084ft), 4/5 house, overnight Camp/Tea house.

Day 05: Chisapani to Pokhara, trek and drive 5 hours, Overnight Hotel.

Day 06: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus, 6 hours drive, overnight Hotel.