Annapurna Royal Trek-8 days


This short trek commences from Pokhara, the valley of lakes offering panoramic views of the Annapurna massif as also of the Lamjung and Manaslu Himal. This route was first trekked by The Prince of Wales in 1980 and hence is known as the ‘Royal Trek’. This is the best trek for any age group who want to experience village life and striking mountain views in a relatively short period of time.

This is a camping trek. You can catch wonderful views of Annapurnas including the Fishtail Mountain with others such as Dhaulagiri ranges, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and fascinating and calm views of Begnas Tal.

Fact of the Trek

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Place Covers

Pokhara/Bijayapur Khola/Chisopani/Begnas Tal Bazaar/Pokhara

Group Size

Min.1, Max. 9

Min. altitude

910m

Max. altitude

1370 m.

Best Season

February to June & September to November

Transportation

Tourist Bus (Kathmandu/ Pokhara/ Kathmandu)

Trek Duration

08 Days

Age Limit

17 to 68

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. Upon your arrival our representative transfers you to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. You depart early morning at 7 o’clock for the six hours drive by tourist deluxe bus to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara.

Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp) which takes about 40 minutes and trek from Bijaypur Khola to Kalikasthan (1370m.) and it takes about three hours. A broad trail starts through rice fields near the Army Camp, and then ascends through Rakhigaon to a Chautara, a resting place under a large pipal tree. En route, you can enjoy the views in panorama. Now the trails climb gently along a ridge top through the Brahmin and Chhetris villages towards Kalikasthan (1370m.). At the end, you should climb a short distance to the campsite which is situated above the village with panoramic view of mountain, Begnas Tal and Pokhara city. Stay overnight at Camp. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 04: Trek from Kalikasthan(1370m.) to Lipeyani (990m.) and takes about five and half hours. The trails follow along the forested ridge top through rough motor able road passing through Thulokot and Majhthana (1220m.). Now, your trail begins to climb gently for some distance and through Naudanda. At the end, you could descend gently towards Lipeyani. From here, you can see panoramic views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manasalu. Stay overnight at Camp. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 05: Trek from Lipeyani to Chisopani (1260m.) which takes approximately six hours. The trails follow along the motor able road for some distance and start to climb gently for short time. Then you begin level trek to Shaklung village (1250m.), a Gurung village. Now, your trek follows along the broad motor able road passing through forests and reach at Ramkot (1030m.), then descend steeply to cross road named as Sarka Bhanjyang (870m.). Now your trail climbs steeply through stone staircase through chestnut forests to the Mohariya Bhanjyang (1130m.). Still you continue climb gently towards Chisopani village, a home of Gurung community. Your campsite is about 50 meters above the village. From here, you could enjoy the beautiful views of different mountains as well as green hills and terraces. Stay overnight at Camp. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 06: Trek from Chisopani (1260m.) to Begnas Tal Bazaar (850m.) which takes about five and half hours. From Chisopani Danda, you descend along the ridge for an hour or so and descend steeply along the stone steps, into a small valley and stream that feeds Rupa Taal. Continue for a short distance through rice fields, and then make a final ascent to the ridge that separates Begnas Taal and Rupa Taal. This ridge is called Sundari Danda (720m.) means pretty Hills. From these hills, your trek continues climb gently and descends into Begnas Taal Bazaar. From Begnas Tal Bazaar you drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 07: Drive back from Pokhara to Katmandu by tourist bus which takes about six hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.

Day 08: Departure from Nepal.

OUR TRIP PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Airport pick up and drop off services
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 or 4 star category hotel on BB basis
  • Welcome dinner at Nepali cultural heritage restaurant in Kathmandu
  • A trekking guide
  • Porter/s (1 porter can carry up to 25kgs of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All necessary transportation
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
  • Rescue assistance
  • First aid kit
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staff
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation at hotel in Pokhara with all meals
OUR TRIP PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages, hot shower, batter recharge etc.
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal visa fee
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