Royal Trek

Royal Trek

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Beginning from the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara the trek then passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets with stunning views of hillside rice terraces as well as the majestic Mt. Annapurna, Machapuchhre (fishtail) and ends at the scenic Begnas Lake layi8ng about 30 km west of Pokhara city. 

Max. Elevation :  1730m Grade : 
Best season :  Year around Type of trek :  Tea house/Lodging
Duration :  9 Days Starting point :  Pokhara
Ending point :  Kathmandu Highlights :  Culture/Nature

Named after Prince Charles of Britain when he and his 90 entourage explored this route in the early eighties, the trek follows the path along the foothills of Annapurna and provides the opportunity for meaningful cultural experience. Later the trek was also undertaken by the Rock luminary Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stone Band).

Initially recommended for the beginners, or for those having a very limited time for an extended trek, it is also considered to be an ideal course for elderly and family with kids who wish to experience the unique setting of Nepalese cultural landscape backed up by amazing natural scenery. The views of the Himalayas during this trek of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Machapuchre, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri and other surrounding peaks are simply astonishing.

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu International Airport (1300m/4264ft) and then transfer to hotel.

Day 02: After breakfast we set out for an extensive guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley’s cultural, historical, religious and world heritage sites. During the course, we visit the famous Pashupatinath temple of Lord Shiva at the holy bank of Bagmati River where we will also witness the Hindu cremation ritual. We then proceed to the Boudhanath stupa, a major pilgrimage centre for the Buddhist and the Stupa is the largest of its kind in the whole world. We then have a short break for lunch followed by a visit to Swoyambhunath stupa also known as the Monkey Temple from where we can have a bird’s eye view of whole of Kathmandu valley. Following this we then proceed for a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, the oldest royal palace of Kathmandu and a UNESCO world heritage site.  The whole are of Kathmandu Durbar Square is dotted with numerous fascinating Nepalese architect dating back many centuries. The site is also the home of Nepal’s living Goddess known as Kumari where we will also have the opportunity to experience firsthand this unique Nepalese custom.  In the evening we will attend the welcome dinner hosted by Makalu Adventure with live Nepalese culture show.

Day 03:     Fly (35min) or drive (7 hrs) to Pokhara (915m). Today we will head for the lakeside city of Pokhara either by a plane or overland.  The rest of the time in Pokhara following our arrival is set free for us to explore the city on our own and undertake any activities of our choice.

Day 04: Pokhara – Kalikasthan (1370m / 4496ft): After breakfast, we drive to Bijaypur Khola, the starting point of our trek today. Initially we start our walk for about an hour through flat paddy fields before crossing the river and start our ascend to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served midway through the climb. Upon our arrival at Kalikasthan, we rest for some time and set out to explore the area afterwards. Overnight at tea house.

Day 05: Kalikasthan – Sayaklung (1730m / 5675ft): After breakfast we start our walk mainly through the village before coming along the ridge of the mountain with stunning views of Mt. Annapurna and Lamjung. Our exploration today mainly centers around different rural communities and rhododendron forest. Overnight at Syaklung.

Day 06: Sayaklung – Chisapani (1550m / 5084ft): Today’s walk is mainly through the Gurung village, rhododendron and Sal forest. Half way through our walk the path descent to 400 meters before again ascending to 600 meters when arriving at Chisapani. This is considered to be the best view point at which to see the Himalayan Panorama including Mt. Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna.

Day 07: Chisapani – Pokhara: Today we walk half way down the hill to Rupatal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda. We then walk 15 minutes down to Begnas tal for an hour boating to catch the transfer to Pokhara. The rest of the day is kept free for you to explore the city on your own or just to relax at your hotel if you would like.

Day 07: Pokhara-Kathmandu: fly or drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 08: After breakfast we will set out for a sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur and Patan and return to our hotel at late afternoon.

Day 09: Final departure

Trip Cost Includes
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • All accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara and wherever stated
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Domestic flights (wherever stated on the itinerary)
  • Trek leader, assistant trek leader) Sherpa porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bags, Trekking kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map and trekking Poles
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit or entrance fees etc)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
Trip Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Airport departure tax
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, showers etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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