This is rather a special trek as it was done itself by Prince Charles during the early 80’s, thus getting its name as The Royal Trek. This is the easiest and shortest trekking trail for Annapurna Region. This trek will give you enough chance to see panoramic views of the Annapurna range along with local Nepalese villages. This trek takes you to the villages of Gurung and giving mesmerizing views of Machhapuchhre, Lamjung, Annapurna and beautiful lakes of the city of Pokhara.
This is rather a special trek as it was done itself by Prince Charles during the early 80’s, thus getting its name as The Royal Annapurna Trek. This is the easiest and shortest trekking trail for Annapurna Region. This trek will give you enough chance to see panoramic views of the Annapurna range along with local Nepalese villages. This trek takes you to the villages of Gurung and giving mesmerizing views of Machhapuchhre, Lamjung, Annapurna and beautiful lakes of city of Pokhara.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)
Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 3: Drive Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) 6-7 hrs drive
Day 4: Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1,370m/4,496ft) 1 hr drive, 4-5 hrs trek
Day 5: Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730m/5,675ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 6: Syaklung to Chisapani [1550m/5,084ft]: 5-6 hrs
Day 7: Chisapani to Pokhara
Day 8: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6-7 hrs drive
Day 9: Departure
Welcome to the land of Himalayas at 1333m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your halikasthan (1,370m/4,496ft) 1 hr drive, 4-5 hrs trek NA –
On you second day in Nepal you will start your morning after breakfast and head towardPashuapthinath one of the Hindu Scared Temples and Boudhanath&SwayambhunathStupas(UNESCO sites). These two stupas are two of the most sacred holy sites for Buddhist people. Half of your day will be sightseeing and the remaining half day will be preparation for your trekking. Your guide will briefly describe details of your trek and if you have any questionsabout the trek then you can ask your guide. Overnight in Kathmandu
Every morning you can enjoy a lovely breakfast and then think about your tour, an empty stomach won’t allow you to enjoy the amazing natural scenery that you are going to face today. Pokhara to Kathmandu is a 6 to 7 hours drive following the Trishuli river until the Muglin Bridge then you can say bye to the river and after some hours you will be welcomed by giant mountains like Annapurna, Fish Tail , Mardie. Finally you will reach the city of Lake Pokhara. Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.
For an hour after your breakfast you will be driving to your trekking starting point atBijayapurKhola. Then you will be walking through the paddy fields breathing fresh air crossing the rivers listening the birds chirping. Initially we start our walk for about an hour through flat paddy fields and cross the river. Today your destination is Kalikasthan so once you reach over there you can have enough time to explore the surroundings and the local villages. Overnight at Guest house.
Once you finish your breakfast you will hit the trail to reach Syaklung. Today you will be able to get the views of Annapurana and Lamjung Himal and you will get plenty of opportunity to explore the local village and their life style. The jungle walk will give you another thrill. Overnight at in local guesthouse.
You are in the Annapurna Region so without observing the Gurung villages and their local lifestyle you will miss something. We will be walking through the Jungle of Pine and Rhododendron until you reach the top of Chispani. Chispani is famous among trekkers for providing a panoramic view of Himalaya, in particular Mt Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna. Overnight in guesthouse.
After your breakfast we will be walking down hill toward Ruptal and then climbing up for around 200m before you arrive at Sundare Danda. If you like boating then you can stop for boating on Begnas lake or else your vehicle will be ready to take you to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Today is the day to say bye to the City of Lake and Mountain. After your breakfast you will drive back to Kathmandu. On way back to Kathmandu you can stop to visit the Mankamna Temple a famous temple for Hindu’s. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.
- All transportation as per itinerary including airport transfers.
- 3 nights accommodation whilst in Kathmandu (as requirements with various categories as stated) on BB basis. 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara.
- All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Bouddhnath and Durbar Square).
- Accommodation in the best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trek (on twin share basis).
- A local English speaking Government Guide during the trek.
- The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
- Annapurna conservation’s park fees and TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
- Trekking equipment’s i.e.- down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag and trekking pole (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
- First aid medical kit.
- Official expenses.
- Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items.
- Your travel insurance (compulsory). This must include helicopter rescue
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for either 30 days or 90 days from date of issue. You will need to have currency of either USD, AUD or EU in cash to pay for your visa.
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
- Wifi access fees in lodges while trekking.
- Fees for recharging of mobile phones at lodges while trekking.
- Lodge fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services.
- Personal trekking gear.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver. (which is not mandatory but highly appreciated).
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Inclusion section.
To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.
Why Tipping is essential?
There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.