The Royal Trek is one of the shortest trek that follow a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. The trail takes us to a Gurung village and then to fabulous views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Lamjung. The trek generally takes 4 to 5 days
Day 01: Drive to Pokhara (820 m/2,700ft) – 6 hrs drive.
Early in the morning, we drive to Pokhara. On the way, wefeel pleasure with the amazing views of green mountains and villages. Upon reaching the enchanting city of Pokhara which offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, five peaks of Annapurna and others, we check in to the hotel. Strolling around the Lakeside city and exploring it in the evening is enjoyable. Overnight stay in hotel of Pokhara.
Day 02: Drive Pokhara to Bijayapur (1 hr drive) and trek to Kalikasthan (1,370m/4,496ft) – 4 to 5 hrs walk.
Today, after breakfast we drive to Bijayapur Khola to begin our trek. Initially we start our walk for about an hour through flat paddy fields and cross the river. The path is wide and the terrain is easy. After crossing the river the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served midway through the climb. After arriving at Kalikasthan, we rest for some time then explore the surrounding areas. We spend overnight at Kalikasthan.
Day 03: Trek Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730m/5,675ft) – 5 to6 hrs.
After breakfast, we start walking through the villages. We walk along the ridge of the mountain which offers good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Today, we can explore many villages, its locals and the rhododendron forests. Overnight at Syaklung.
Day 04: Trek Syaklung to Chisapani (1550m/5,084ft) – 5 to 6 hrs.
Walking through the Gurung village gives us an opportunity to observe the local lifestyle. We move ahead through the way with the rhododendron and Sal trees. Half way through the walk there is a 400m descent, then a 600m ascent for us to arrive at Chisapani. This is the best view point to see the Himalayan Panorama. We will see Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna. Overnight at Chisapani.
Day 05: Trek Chisapani to Pokhara.
Today we walk half way down the hill to Rupa Tal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda. Walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal and enjoy an hour of boating. Transfer to Pokhara, check in at a hotel and take rest or explore the Lake side. Overnight at hotel.
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome or farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, Local Municipality Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek Guide)
All government and local taxes
Nepalese visa fee
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu if early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge,wifi, extra porters, mineral or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)