Royal Trek is a short and easy trek along the lush hills of the Annapurna region that allows you to rejoice in the majestic views of mountains along with the village life, local people, their culture, tradition, and lifestyle. The trek is one of the highly-rated treks in Nepal due to its classic history. The trail was once followed by the royal celebrity – Prince Charles. The trek is therefore named Royal Trek. Besides, the trek was also accomplished by Mick Zaggar, the vocalist of the famous band – Rolling Stones. Owning to its reputation escalated by famous personalities, Royal Trek covers some must-visit places in the Annapurna region to experience the grandeur of the Himalayas, lush hills, valleys, Himalayan people, their culture, and lifestyle.
If you want to enjoy a delightful trek through a less crowded area with the views of mountains at its best, then Royal Trek is probably the one for you. It starts from the foothills of Annapurna and takes you along the traditional villages and lush forests to admire some spectacular views of mountains in Annapurna massif. The impressive views of terraced fields, mountains, lakes, and villages are the major highlights of this journey. You will be rewarded with some jaw-dropping views of mountains like Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Lamjung, etc. This off-beaten-natured trek can be accomplished in a short period of time. It is neither exhausting nor boring. It’s reviving to explore the delicacy of mother nature and her treasures.
The real journey of Royal Trek initiates with a drive from Kathmandu city to Pokhara. Pokhara is a most cherished touristic destination in Nepal, whether it be for a domestic tourist or an international tourist. The liveliness of this city by the bank of Phewa Lake is just a phenomenon. One can never get bored of this place as there is so much to do and so much to explore. From Pokhara, Royal Trek takes a trail that goes up to Kalikashtanand then to Chisapani via Syaklung. The trek concludes with a descent down to Pokhara followed by a drive back to Kathmandu.
Are you excited for this journey? If yes, then do not forget to remember World Alpine Treks as your reliable travel partner for Royal Trek.
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance if any at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
The second day is a day tour just to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples, and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder, the city has seven out of ten UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of the rich history, fine culture, and architectural treasures of Nepal. First, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples, and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast).
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a drive to the lakeside city of Pokhara. Today, we take a scenic drive along the Prithvi highway for around six to seven hours to Pokhara. We pass through some amazing landscapes throughout the journey. In the first half portion, we will be able to get some stunning views of the Trishuli River along with hills and villages. In the second half, the countryside landscape and the greenery will keep you engaged. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel in Pokhara. Check in to the hotel and rest for a while. In the evening, we can walk down the lakeside and enjoy some fascinating views of lakes and mountains. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara (inclusive of breakfast and lunch).
After a delicious drive-in breakfast, we start our day with a scenic drive to BijayapurKhola. It is the initial point of our trek. We start our walk through the flat paddy fields for around an hour. Then we come across a river. We cross the river and start ascending up towards Kalikasthan. In the midway, we stop for lunch and again ascend upwards enjoying the lush surrounding in the backdrop. Upon arrival, we rest at our guesthouse for a while and start exploring the surrounding areas. It’s a beautiful experience to walk into the unexplored and undisturbed lushness of Mother Nature. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Kalikasthan. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We start our day with a delicious breakfast at the guesthouse. Then we start traversing through the charming villages. We pass small houses, terraced farmlands, and forests to walk over a ridge of the mountain. The walk for the day is full of wonderful mountain views. You will be rewarded with some striking views of Annapurna Himal and LamjungHimal. It’s a wonderful experience today to traverse into forests and villages in the backdrop of the beautiful Himalayas. We continue through the trail until we open up to Syaklung. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
From Syaklung, we head towards Chisapani today. It’s a beautiful walk along with the Gurung villages that provides an opportunity to interact with locals and know about their unique culture and lifestyle. As we move forward, we pass the forests of rhododendron and Sal. We further descend down for a while and ascend up to arrive at Chisapani. From Chisapani, you will be blessed with some astonishing views of the Himalayan Panorama. You can see Dhaulagiri rising high to the west of Annapurna massif. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Chisapani. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Today, we leave Chisapani and walk downhill to the Rupa Tal. Rupa Tal is an outstanding location to be at. The serene lake water in the isolated place amidst the glories of hills, valleys, and mountains is simply amazing. From Rupa Tal, we climb up to SundareDanda. It is a vantage point for amazing views of mountains, hills, and valleys. We further walk for 15 minutes from the Danda to Begnas Lake. Here, we can enjoy boating in the azure lake of Begnas. The hills and lushness around look fascinating. After exploring the place for a while, you will be transferred to a hotel in Pokhara for an overnight stay. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch).
Concluding our trip, we drive back via the same route along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch).
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast).