Royal Trekking is one of the famous and easiest treks in the Annapurna region. This royal trekking is especially suitable for beginners and elderly people. The trek has been named the “Royal Trek” as Britain’s Prince Charles walked it in the 1980s. And it is an excellent trek to do, as it doesn’t entail any particularly long walking days but plenty to see.
The route gradually climbs up through the ethnic villages and forest of magnolia and rhododendron. The Royal trek offers panoramic views of Pokhara Valley and the beautiful Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchre) as well as Annapurna range to the north and magnificent lakes surrounded by mountains in the south, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and Himchuli in the east.
So this is one of the very easy and short treks that offers a glimpse of a mountain with a beautiful village, unique culture. Panoramic viewpoint from Deurali.
Arrival & pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu after some refreshment we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.
Half day sightseeing around in Kathmandu valley, where you will have time to fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local tradition are highlighted on by guided tour.
Today we drive to Pokhara (200km), approximately 7 hours away by tourist bus. We will see the good scenery of countryside while driving. We will be arriving late afternoon at Pokhara around 2:00 o’clock. Pokhara is an enchanting Himalayan Valley of remarkable beauty. We can explore its scenic land on bicycle/on foot or as your own like boating in Fewa Lake overlooking the region of Annapurna Himalayan ranges. In the evening prepare for the trek.
We will start our trek after lunch, traveling first by jeep up to the Bijapur Khola and then walking uphill for about 3-4 hours through Bahon and Chettri villages. Skyline camp will be set up around Kalikasthan area.
The trail continues along the forested ridge top through Thulokot to Mati Thana, where there are a few tea shops, there is a short climb, Then the trek reached Naudanda (not to be confused with the Naudanda west of Pokhara) continue along the ridge to a school at Lipini village, short climb through forest to the Gurung village of Shuanmklung at 1730m.
The Himalayan skyline continues to change as the route comes abreast of Annapurna II Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and Himalchuli from Shyanlung. The trail drops steeply down the south side of the hill to a large tree, a Chautara 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.
From Chisopani Danda, descend along the fidget for an hour, 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.
From Pokhara, the tourist buses leave early morning to Kathmandu. It takes same hours that take from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Still, you will have a time for walking around in Kathmandu or shopping
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Big thanks to Himalayan leaders team.. From beginning to end of my time in Nepal they were all so helpful and gave me the best welcomings and care. I had…
Big thanks to Himalayan leaders team.. From beginning to end of my time in Nepal they were all so helpful and gave me the best welcomings and care. I had no time to plan anything before reaching Nepal and they did it for me considering the best of my wishes. All the team is very professional and they know what they are doing. I will definitely come back to Nepal and hike again with Himalayan Leaders.