Royal short Trek in Pokhara

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10 Days / 9 Nights

Duration

Nepal

Country

Easy

Grade

1730m

Max altitude

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Transportation

Hotel/Lodge/Tea Houses

Accommodation

Feb-June, Sep-Dec

Best season

- Max 15

Group Size

Overview


The Royal Trek is probably the shortest of the village treks that traverses with the backdrop of Annapurna massifs, all along their foothills with superb views of the mountainous arena. The skyline trek was named as the Royal Trek in the early eighties after the Prince of England, Charles along with 90 of his associated men had walked through this route to meet the Gurkhas who had been serving in the Indian army. This short trek in Nepal is just the thing for people who have a short time but want to explore more of the Himalayas. Garnished with frequent inclinations and declines, the much-spoken royal trek is considered a nature hike that goes through several Brahman and Chhetri villages. The trails also traverse through beautiful Gurung settlements, charming hamlets, terraced paddy farms and lush green forests. The adventurous walk takes you away from the customary Annapurna routes trampled by thousands of trekkers each year, at the same time provide opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences.

The Royal Trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to the beautiful city of lakes at the foothills of the Annapurna, Pokhara. From the lake city, it is a short drive to the Bijaypur Khola, which is the actual point to start the trekking in the Annapurna region. During the trek, you will pass by tiny hamlets such as Kalikasthan, Patle, and Syaglung, the highest point of the trekking route at 1730 meters above sea level. Also in the journey, you will be greeted by the splendid views of the attractively built hillside paddy terraces, the glorious Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and the Langtang mountain views. The whole trekking journey is filled with occasional up and downhill hikes along the ridges and valleys without any worries about the altitude and acclimatization processes. On another note, one can enjoy the unique experience walking through the Nepali cultural villages alongside beautiful flora and fauna.

The camping trek that remains unspoiled by tourism so far, finally winds up at the gorgeous Begnas Lake, from where you will drive back to Pokhara and indulge in visiting some significant landmarks at the city of lakes. The Royal Trek, recommended especially for beginners require trekkers to be in sound health, physically fit and mentally prepared. Since lodges are unavailable and teahouses are not yet established in this route, our option is to do camping overnight. Pack up your bags and get all set to hike up in the less crowded and secluded trek to enjoy village tour on foot, getting closer to nature, culture, and lifestyle. Come and enjoy the Royal Trek with us and experience the unforgettable trekking holidays in the Himalayas embellished with natural beauties.

Outline Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan Durbar Square
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (7 hrs)
Day 04: Fly to Pokhara and then drive to Bijaypur. Trek to Kalikasthan
Day 05: Trek to Patle
Day 06: Trek to Syaglung (1730 m)
Day 07: Trek concludes at Begnas Lake. Drive down to Pokhara
Day 08: Tour of Pokhara city, sightseeing and boating PM
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 10: Transfer to Airport for International flight

Cost Includes

    • Airport Pick up/drop in private vehicle
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
    • Tea-house accommodation during the trek
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking time
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
    • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
    • Porter service for trekking (2 trekkers :1 porter)
    • Trekking Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • AID Team personal Take care
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Excess baggage charge(s)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Any meals (Except trekking time)
    • International flights
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Detail Itenerary


On arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will complete all necessary immigration formalities followed by baggage collection from the designated area in the airport. As you exit, one of the representatives from Aid Journeys, with a placard, will officially welcome you and escort you to your pre-assigned hotel. At the hotel, you may stretch out your legs and relax for few hours from the possible jet lag that you might have experienced after a long flight. Those who are anxious and want to hit the streets right away, may stroll around Thamel and do a bit of shopping for the upcoming trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

After a good night’s rest, you will be woken up with a morning call, if you desire, followed by a warm bed tea. Once you finish your breakfast, there will be a guided tour to some of the most historical and spiritual landmarks of the city, all of them being recognized as UNESCO world heritage sites. You will visit the most revered and holy Hindu temple complex of Pashupatinath, and one of the largest stupas in the world - a Buddhist shrine at Bouddhanath. You will also take a tour to Patan, the city of artisans. There you will visit the historical Patan Durbar Square and delight in the architectural wonders of the Malla era. Other attractions in Patan are the Mahaboudhha temple, the Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna temple and the Golden temple. On completion of the sightseeing, you will return to your hotel and either take rest or stroll around the bustling Thamel town. Overnight in Kathmandu.

After Breakfast: Drive to Pokhara (200 km - 6 hrs). During route you can visit Manakamana Temple by Cable Car which cost is addition USD 22 per person directly at the station. This ride gives breathtaking views of Hills, Mountains and river.e clouds.

After Breakfast: you will head off to Bijaypur, which is a short drive of under an hour to reach the starting point of the trek. Walking uphill through the terraced paddy fields near the army camp at Kandane following the steep stone steps will bring you to Rakhigaun. There is a resting place in the shade of a huge Bodhi tree called Chautara, which is near the picturesque village of Archale. The trail gently climbs along a ridge-top through Brahman and Chhetri villages towards Kalikasthan, from where you get incredible views of the Annapurna South and the Machhapuchhre mountains. Overnight in Kalikasthan.

Leaving Kalikasthan after breakfast, you will begin the trek along a leveled path for a while, and then gently descend through the calm and serene forests of Okhare. After almost an hour’s walk, you will arrive at the beautiful village of Mastan Saurani. The trail ahead from here climbs up gradually leading up to the Sundergaon village. From this village, it is a consistent downhill walk to the Patle village. Overnight in Patle.

After a delectable breakfast, you begin your trek by traversing through a vast, beautiful green forest on the right. Moving further ahead, the trail starts with successive ascents and descents surging down into the Ozangaun village. Stopping for a brief respite at the school complex in Ramche, you will proceed with a steep tumble down to the village of Lipyani, which is your stop for lunch. There are a few shops in Lipyani where you can purchase some beverages or mineral water to drink. The steep ascend begins through stone-paved trail towards Syaglung Danda passing a beautiful rhododendron forest. This segment of the path is tranquil and hushed that you can hear your footsteps. After two hours of your lunch and an uphill climb, you will, in due course enter the village of Syaglung, a typical Gurung settlement. From this village, the entire Lumjung Himal presents itself in full glory – you can savor the alluring views. Overnight in Syaglung.

Today is the final day of your trekking before driving back to Pokhara. Descending on a trail along the fields for about an hour or so followed by a deep drop, you will enter a small valley at Rupa Tal. After a short while through the rice field, you will climb up to the ridge which separates Begnas Tal and Rupa Tal. From this ridge, it is a short downhill walk up to Begnas Bazaar, from where you will drive for half an hour to the city of lakes, Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara, you may relax and stretch your weary legs at your hotel room, or take a relaxing stroll to the lakeside area. Overnight in Pokhara.

After breakfast today, you will leave your hotel for a sightseeing trip in Pokhara. Beginning with boating at the Phewa Lake, the second largest lake of Nepal, you will visit the Barahi temple that stands amidst the lake. From here, you will head towards David’s fall, which is a charming little waterfall and the mysteriously sacred cave near the waterfall, Gupteshwor Cave. Next, you will visit the Regional museum which is located near the famous Mahendra Pul. This museum protects the enchanting history and culture of the Pokhara Valley including the mystical shamanic belief of local people of Pokhara. Then, you will retrace back to your hotel for lunch. After lunch, you will proceed to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel room. Overnight in Kathmandu.

After Breakfast: You will drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara and it takes 6.5-7 hrs to reach Kathmandu. In the evening time you can relax at Hotel or can also roam around the area of Thamel Market

Today is the day your holidays in Nepal has come to an end, and you will be flying back home with ample memories of the experiences you’ve had in the Himalayas. A representative from Aid Journeys will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport well ahead of your scheduled flight for your onward journey. With plenty of time onboard, you may plan your next trip in the Himalayan realms of Nepal. For those willing to stay back and extend your holidays, Aid Journeys will be glad to plan your trip according to your craving.

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Cost Includes

    • Airport Pick up/drop in private vehicle
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
    • Tea-house accommodation during the trek
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking time
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
    • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
    • Porter service for trekking (2 trekkers :1 porter)
    • Trekking Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • AID Team personal Take care
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Excess baggage charge(s)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Any meals (Except trekking time)
    • International flights
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)

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