A short trek that follows a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, Royal Trek is so-named because Prince Charles had explored this route in the early eighties. This trek provides the opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with the diverse mix of people inhabit in this areas.Highlights: • Short and best easy- moderate level trek in Annapurna Area • Combined trek of Siklis and Royal trek • Trekking in less touristic area • Full of Gurung culture • Homestay and Camping trek experience
The journey of Royal trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara and passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets. This Royal trek presents a true picture of uniqueness and allowing us the chance to capture traditional lifestyles of the tribes whose ancient religious practices and traditions have remained unchanged for thousands of years. During the trek you will enjoy stunning views of the expressively built hillside rice terraces, magnificent Annapurna range, Machapuchhre. The trip finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake which is about 30 km west of Pokhara City.The Royal trekking trip is basically recommended for beginners who are restricted by time to trek longer. Compared to other trekking areas in Annapurna region, Royal trekking route is less crowded.Outline ItineraryDay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300 m/4264 ft]Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek PreparationDay 03: Drive Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6-7 hrs driveDay 04: Pokhara to Kalikasthan [1,370m/4,496ft]: 1 hr drive, 4-5 hrs trekDay 05: Kalikasthan to Syaklung [1,730m/5,675ft]:5-6 hrsDay 06: Syaklung to Chisapani [1550m/5,084ft]: 5-6 hrsDay 07: Chisapani to PokharaDay 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6-7 hrs driveDay 09: Departure Best Season The best time to do this trek is in the spring (Mar - May) & fall (Sep - Nov). It can be done in the summer, monsoon months as well, but be sure to prepare for the rain. You can also do this trek in winter, but best to inquire with one of our local experts if all the necessary teahouses will be open at this time. Avalanches can also be a risk during the winter months, so it is important to trek with a knowledgeable guide who is familiar with the conditions. Permits You should buy Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) which are to be displaced at the checkpoint in the beginning. Accommodation & Meals We shall arrange you the Homestay and tented accommodation during the trek, and the meals cooked by our own cook.