Annapurna Royal Trek
This trek is known as “The Royal Trek” because it is the route used by Prince Charles of England and luminaries like Mick Jagger. This trek starts from Pokhara with a drive to Bijaypur Khola. The trek takes you on a four days loop through the Himalayan foothills and end up in Begnas village with a boat and drive back to Pokhara. This is a short enjoyable trek, ideal for those who don’t have time for a longer Himalayan Expedition. The beauty of this trek is that it still offers spectacular views of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Machapuchre, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri and other surrounding peaks and insight into simple village way of life.
Day 01Kathmandu Arrival and meet assistance with our airport representative and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for your own leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Pokhara Early morning we drive for Pokhara by tourist bus or fly. Check in hotel. Rest of the day free for leisurely boating on the calm water of Fewa Lake. Overnight at hotel
Day 03Pokhara - Kalikasthan ImageIt is about 5 km drive to the Bijayapur Army Camp just east of the Bijayapur Khola. A broad trail starts in rice fields, a resting place under a large pipal tree. These trees, planted centuries ago, have broad leaves and branches that extend out - fushion, offering welcome shade to travelers. It was under a banyan tree (also called a Bodi tree) that Buddha attained enlightment in India, over 2000 years ago. You can differentiate the Banyan from the pipal tree a related species) by the long roots that drop down from the limbs, a peculiarity of the Banyan. Around these shade trees propels have built walls and Chautaaras, stone benches for porters to rest their loads upon as they pause during the hot, steep climbs. Many people built a Chautaaras in the name of deceased relatives. The trail climbs gently only a ridge top through Brahmin and Kshetri villages towards Kalikathan at 1370 meters. The children along this part of the trail are particularly time that you start walking you acan camp either before or after the village of Kalikathan. Both camp sites are on ridge tops with good mountain views. Including macchapuchhre and Annapurna.
Day 04Kalikathan - Shyanklung The trail continues along the forested ridge top through Thulokot to Mati Thana, where there are a few tea shop, there is a short climb, Then the trek reached Naudanda (not to be confuse with the Naudanda west of Pokhara) continue along the ridge to a school at Lipini village, the make a steep but short climb through forest to the Gurung village of Shuanmklung at 1730m.
Day 05Shyanklung - Chisopani The Himalayan skyline continues to change as the route comes abreast of Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Manasulu and Himalchuli from shyanlung. The trail drops steeply down the south side of the hill to a large tree, a chautaara several tea shops and a police check post. This is a trail junction, trails lead from here west to Begnas Tal and east to the Marsyangdi Khola. The Royal Trek route climbs Chisopani winding around back of the hill to the village. A short distance above Chisopani village is a high knoll where there is a small temple. This is chisopani Danda, meaning Chisopani ridge top. The camp here has splendid mountain views.
Day 06Chisopani - Pokhara From Chisopani Danda, descend along the fidge for an hour or so, then descend steeply on the stone step into a small valley and a 188 Annapurna Region - The Royal Trek stream that feeds Rupa Tal. Continue for a short distance through the rice field. Then make a final ascent to the ridge that separates Begnas Tal and Rupa Tal, on a wide path you will share with many local people. From the ridge, descend into the Begnas Bazzar and to Pokhara.
Day 07Pokhara - Kathmandu Drive Back to Pokhara by Private Car.
Day 08Kathmandu sightseeing Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay.
Day 09Departure Free day till airport reporting time and transfer to airport for your onward destination.
Airport Pick up and drop by private vehicle.
Hotel here in Kathmandu on B/B Base.
While you are trekking your Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner & as well as your accommodation in a Tea house or Lodge.
You will have a professional Trekking Guide from our company as well as porter.
The salary - Meal – Accommodation - & the insurance of the Trekking Guide and porter.
Trekking Permits - National park fee ( Known as conservation fee)
Whats not included
Your Nepal visa.
Your Travel & Health insurance
Your lunch & dinner here in Kathmandu.
Your alcoholic drinks –cold drink – mineral water & beverage.
Tips for your Trekking Guide and porter.