Annapurna Royal Trekking

Annapurna Royal Trekking

Annapurna Royal Trek has been named the Royal Trek after the Prince Charles and his troupe of 90 people explored the route in the early 80s.The Royal Trek is one of the short treks that follow a shrub-like path along the foothills of Annapurna and north of the Pokhara. Royal Trekking offers you the best opportunity to experience the diverse blend of culture and peerless natural splendors. Our Annapurna Royal Trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara and passing through the beautiful Gurung hamlets. You will also be able to enjoy the stunning views of eloquently built rice terraces in hillside and the glorious mountains like Machhapuchhre and Annapurnas. We end up Royal Trek at the scenic Begnas Lake which is situated at about 30 kilometers west of Pokhara.

Annapurna Royal Trek is basically suggested for beginners as it’s going to be a relatively shorter trip. This trek presents a true picture of uniqueness and allows us to capture the untouched and unspoiled traditional culture and lifestyle of various ethnic tribes in Annapurna regions, especially the Gurung communities. Royal trek in other hand is relatively less crowded route, and that’s why this trek is getting more and more popular among people who love to get close to the nature and culture.

World Sight Journeys has been frequently organizing Annapurna Royal Trekking package for the travel aspirants from around the world. We have designed the best and the most flexible itineraries for this trip so as to make your Nepal holidays an unforgettable experience.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival and Check-in to the Hotel

Day 02:  Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Bijaypur, and Trek to Kalikasthan (1370m) – 5 Hours

Day 05: Trek from Kalikasthan to Shaklung(1730m) –5 Hours

Day 06: Trek from Shaklung to Chisopani–5 Hours

Day 07: Trek from Chisopani to Begnas Lake and Drive to Pokhara

Day 08: Pokhara City Sightseeing Tour

Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival and Check-in to the Hotel

The representatives from World Sight Journeys will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. We then transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 02:  Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Today, we spend the whole for the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. You will have the full day guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley covering the major cultural attractions which have also been cited as The World Heritage Cultural Sites. After having breakfast in the morning, we visit Pashupatinath, which is considered the holiest temple of Lord Shiva.  We then head to Bauddhanath, which is also known as Little Tibet and also is one of the oldest and largest Buddhist Monastery in the world. Following the Bauddhanath Monastery, we visit Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, which is equally revered by Hindus and Buddhists.   Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the west of Kathmandu. After exploring the Swayambhunath Stupa, we drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur) Durbar Square. If time allows, you can explore the city. Finally, you will have dinner at hotel and stay there overnight.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

After having breakfast in the morning today, we drive to Pokhara. It takes around 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by bus. You can also take the flight which take about 30 minutes and in the remaining time, take your time to explore the Pokhara city and Lakeside. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Bijaypur, and Trek to Kalikasthan (1370m) – 5 Hours

From Pokhara, we take a 30 minute drive to BijaypurKhola, which is the starting point of our trek. Passing through the beautiful rice fields, our trail ascends to Rakhigaon. From Rakhigaon, we gently climb along the ridge top taking us eventually to the village of Kalikasthan mainly inhabited by Chhetri and Brahmin community. We stay overnight at our tented accommodation.

Day 05: Trek from Kalikasthan to Shaklung (1730m) – 5 Hours

Today, we continue our trek along the forested ridge top through Thulokot to Mati Thana. We then follow the moderate climb to Naudanda and continuing along the ridge to a school at Lipini village. Making a steep but short climb through the forest, we eventually reach the Gurung village of Shaklung, where we stay overnight at a tented camp.

Day 06: Trek from Shaklung to Chisopani – 5 Hours

From Shaklung, our trail drops steeply the south of the hill. Descending down the hill, we reach the Chautara and a police check post, which is a trail junction. We then lead to the west of Begnas Tal and east to the ModiKhola. Our Royal Trek route then climbs up to Chisopani. Shortly aftera while, we reach the ChisopaniVillage and ChisopaniDanda which offers some of the splendidviews of mountains. We stay overnight at a tented camp.

Day 07: Trek from Chisopani to Begnas Lake and Drive to Pokhara

From Chisopani, our trail descends along the field for about an hour or so. What comes next is a steep descent on the stone step into a small valley near Rupa Tal. We continue through the rice terraces and then make the final ascent to the ridge that separates Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake. We eventually take a descent into the BegnasBajarand take a drive to Pokhara. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Pokhara City Sightseeing Tour

We spend this whole day sightseeing the beautiful city of Pokhara, which is the best tourist destination in Nepal. Early in the morning, our first aim is to reach Sarangkot, which is popular among tourists as it offers the beautiful sunrise and sunset views. You can witness the phenomenal sunrise in the beautiful Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After spending an hour at Sarankot, we drive back to Pokhara to explore the number of mysterious caves and temples. We take our time to enjoy boating in Fewa Lake and explore the Seti Gorge and Davis Falls. In the remaining time, you can explore around the city. Overnight, we stay at a guesthouse.

Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara today. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can utilize your time for the last minute shopping or you can explore around the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with the trekking team and spend overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Final Departure

Today, you take the returning flight to your hometown. Our representatives will assist you to reach the airport. You return to your home with an unforgettable travel experience in Nepal.