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Vacation Activities ID: 2680
The Royal Trek
Offered by partner: ID 3845
Country : Nepal
Destination's: pokhara (Nepal)
Duration: 8 – 11 day(s)
Minimum Price: $1140 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price: $1240 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Group,Customized
Group Size : 2 - 20 People(s)
Season : All Year Round
Categories : Adventure Tours, Hiking and Trekking Tours
Vacation Activities Highlight
The Royal trek is one of those short and easy treks that can be called a relatively ‘soft hike’ and can be enjoyed by all age groups. For kids, It would be good to tag them along if they are 10 years & above. They would just love the adventure. It is called the Royal trek after the Prince of Wales who first trekked this picturesque region. It is also well known as the Annapurna Skyline trek. Charles, the Prince of Wales later remarked at a press brief that this was the best walk he ever had in his life. The journey of Royal trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara and passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets. During the trek, we will able to enjoy stunning views of the eloquently built hillside rice terraces, 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 who are restricted by time to trek longer. This Royal trek presents a true picture of uniqueness and allowing us the chance to capture traditional lifestyles of the tribes whose ancient religious practices and traditions have remained unchanged for thousands of years. 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.
Vacation Activities Detail Information
Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu

It’s exciting as you fly into Kathmandu if the day is clear. The views from the windows of your plane give you fantastic views of snow-capped mountain peaks begins to stir the excitement in you that makes you feel elated, & this begins a whole link of blissful experiences that stay with you for a long time. Our escort and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Our escort will also help you check into your reserved hotel. At the hotel, you will be oriented on your daily activities.

Day 2 Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. 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. Overnight at your hotel

Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)

this takes about six hours. You depart early morning at 7 o’clock for the six hours drive by tourist deluxe bus to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyangdi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Blessed with pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with snowcapped mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Day 4 Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp) which takes about 40 minutes and trek from Bijaypur Khola to Kalikasthan (1370m.)

This takes about three hours. A broad trail begins through rice fields near the Army Camp, and then ascends through Rakhigaon to a Chautara, a resting place under a large pipal tree. On the way, you can enjoy the views that are a delight to the eyes. The trail now climbs gently along a ridge top through the Brahmin and Chhetri villages towards Kalikasthan (1370m.). At the end, you will need to climb for a short distance to the campsite which is situated above the village with panoramic views of glistening mountains, Begnas Tal {lake} and Pokhara city. Overnight in camps

Day 5 Trek from Kalikasthan (1370m.) to Lipeyani (990m.)

This would take approx five and half hours. The trails follow along the forested ridge top through a rugged motor able road passing through Thulokot and Majhthana (1220m.). Your trail then begins to climb gently for some distance and winds through Naudanda. Towards the end, you can descend gently towards Lipeyani. From hereabouts, you will witness amazing views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manasalu.

Day 6 Trek from Lipeyani to Chisopani (1260m.)

this takes approximately six hours. The trails cut through a motor able road for some distance and start to climb gently for some time. Then you begin a flat hike to Shaklung (1250m.), a Gurung village. Your trek continues to follow along the broad motor able road passing through forests and you then reach Ramkot at (1030m.), you then descend steeply to cross road named Sarka Bhanjyang (870m.). After this, your trail climbs steeply through stone staircase and into chestnut forests to the Mohariya Bhanjyang (1130m.). You then continue to climb gently towards Chisopani village, home to the Gurung community. Your campsite is about 50 meters above the village. From here, you get to enjoy the beautiful views of different mountains as well as green hills and terraces.

Day 7 Trek from Chisopani (1260m.) to Begnas Tal Bazaar (850m.)

This, we reckon, takes about five and half hours. From Chisopani Danda, you descend along the ridge for an hour or so and descend steeply along the stone steps, into a small valley and stream that feeds Rupa Taal. You Continue for a short distance through rice fields, and then make a final ascent to the ridge that separates Begnas Taal and Rupa Taal. This ridge is called Sundari {beautiful} Danda at (720m.) which relevantly means pretty Hills. From these hills, your trek continues climbing gently and descends into Begnas Taal Bazaar. From here, you can take a vehicle to get back to Pokhara.

Day 8 Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus which takes roughly seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you go up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana {wishes} Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and see the local folks happily engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe, you climb up to Thankot, gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu.
Notes for price Information
Price Includes:

• All airport/hotel transfers
• 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with B.B on twin sharing basis
• All accommodation and breakfast during the trek on twin sharing basis
• Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
• An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
• All necessary paper work and permits.
• Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist coach
• All Sightseeing fees and Taxes
• Accommodations: All accommodations for Royal Trek are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc.. While in the cities (Kathmandu& Pokhara) you will be accommodated in 2-3 star hotels (Hotel whereas you will be staying in standard tea houses during trek. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single rooms on request by paying single supplement charge. However, you need to understand that in some remote places single rooms might not be feasible always even by paying single supplement.
• Meals: You will be served breakfast while in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the mountains. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu you will also be welcomed with a ‘welcome dinner’ consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisine.

Best Season:
Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring(March to May) are the best seasons for the Royal Trek. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Royal Trek, only colder (obviously). The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.
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