Royal Trek

Known as the “Royal Trek” because this route was traversed by Prince Charles of England and luminaries like Mick Jagger. It’s a small trek in the Annapurna region starting from Pokhara after driving to Bijaypur Khola, taking you on a four-day loop through the Himalayan foothills ending up at Begnas where we catch a boat across the lake then drive back to Pokhara.
This is a very enjoyable short trek, especially for those who don’t have time for a longer trek or an expedition. The beauty of this trek is that it still offers spectacular views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri and other surrounding peaks providing an insight to the simple way of village life.

TRIP FACTS

Country: Nepal
Sector: Annapurna region
Route : Royal Trek
Duration: 11 days
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Maximum Altitude : 1730m
Best Season: March-December
Group Size: 2
Trek Start/End: POKHARA/POKHARA
Trekking Hours: 5-7 per day

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1345 meters). Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu and will be displaying with DOLPA ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel . Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley : Optional In the morning of after breakfast at around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour in Nepal. After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. Sightseeing places will be : Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, Swoyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 Drive to Pokhara – 06 Hours. After breakfast, we will transfer to you in Pokhara with private vehicle. It will takes around 06 hours drive and take a rest in Pokhara. O/N in Pokhara.
Day 4 Drive to Bijayapur from Pokhatra - 30 mins. Trek to Kalikathan (1,370m) - 4 hrs The journey starts in the morning at 8am with a 30-minute road drive that takes you to the Bajayapur after which you trek uphill for about 3-4 hours through Brahman and Chettri villages. Skyline camp will be set up around the Kalikasthan area. Overnight at Kalikasthan.
Day 5 Kalikasthan trek to Shaklung (1,730m) - 4 hrs The trail continues along the forested ridge top through Thulokot to Mati Thana, where there are a few tea shop, then a moderate climb to Naudanda (not to be confused with the Naudanda west of Pokhara). Continuing along the ridge to a school at Lipini village, we make a steep but short climb through the forest to the Gurung village of Shuanmklung at 1,730m. Overnight at Shaklung.
Day 6 Shaklung trek to Chisopani - 4 hrs 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 Madi 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 the Chisopani Danda, or the Chisapani ridge-top. The camp here has splendid mountain views. Overnight at Chisopani.
Day 7 Chisopani trek to Begnas Lake and Drive to Pokhara . The trail descends along the field for an hour or so, and then descends steeply on the stone step into a small valley near 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 Bajar and 30 minutes drive to Pokhara.
Day 8 Free day in Pokhara. Today, You have your own free time in Pokhara. O/N in Pokhara.
Day 9 Drive to Kathmandu. After breakfast, we will transfer to you in Kathmandu by private vehicle. O/N in Kathmandu.
Day 10 Free day in Kathmandu. Today, Pax have their own free time in Kathmandu for their final shopping and packing. O/N in Kathmandu
Day 11 Departure to final destination. Morning time is free in Kathmandu and afternoon will transfer to airport for the final destination.
Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday at your request to accommodate of specific requirements.

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