Royal Trek

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Royal Trek is a pleasant trek which starts outside of Pokhara at Begnas Lake. The Royal Trek is one of the shortest treks that follows a shrub-like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. The trail takes us to a Gurung village and then to fabulous views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Lamjung.

The trek generally takes 4 to 5 days. It is extremely enjoyable and requires no technical knowledge making it an excellent trek for beginners and elderly people. The journey leads through ethnic villages with an extremely rich and diverse culture. It also offers panoramic views of the Pokhara valley, the northern Annapurna range, and Mt. Fishtail while walking through forests of magnolia and rhododendron.

If you like physical activity in the outdoors, the “Royal Trek” can be a flavorful, challenging experience. The Royal Trek is one of the shortest treks that follow a shrub-like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. This trek provides opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with a diverse mix of people and cultures that inhabit this region.

The journey of Royal trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara and passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets. The trek begins from Bijayapur Khola 5km east of Pokhara valley and ends at Chisapani. This is only 5 days easy and short trek, but the views are definitely not compromised.

You can view three monster Himalayan peaks over 8000m Annapurna I, mighty Dhaulagiri visible to the west and the massif of Manaslu to the east. In fact, the entire Annapurna ranges stretch out before us, including the iconic fishtail Machhapuchhre.

We can customize and easily extend the trip to enjoy more of the magic of Nepal. During the trek, we are able to enjoy stunning views of the eloquently built hillside rice terraces, the magnificent Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre (fishtail) and the Langtang Mountain views. The trip finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake which is about 30 km west of Pokhara City.

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Trekking starting from Pokhara
  • Max-Altitude 1,730m
  • Activity Level Easy
  • Group Size Min. 1Pax
  • Tour Type Private and group tour
ACCOMODATION

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges.

Today, after breakfast we drive to Bijayapur to begin our trek. Initially, we begin our walk for approximately an hour via flat paddy fields and Brahman village. The route is wide and the terrain is flat. The trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served midway through the climb. After arriving at Kalikasthan, we rest for some time then explore the local lifestyle. We spend overnight at Kalikasthan.

After breakfast, we start our trek to Syaklung. We walk along the ridge of the mountain which offers stunning views of Annapurna Range and Lamjung Himal. Today, we can discover many villages, its locals and the rhododendron forests. Overnight at Syaklung.

Walking via the Gurung village offers us an opportunity to study the local lifestyle. walk through rhododendron & sal forests. Halfway through the walk, a couple of hour to descent and then ascent for us to arrive at Chisapani. This is an exceptional viewpoint to see Himalayan Panorama. We will see Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna. Overnight at Chisapani.

Today we walk halfway down the hill to Rupa Tal and climb about an hour to arrive at Sundari Danda. Walk 30 minutes down to Begnas Tal and enjoy an hour of boating. Transfer to Pokhara, check in at a hotel and take rest or explore the Lakeside. Overnight at the hotel.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

 

  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Most ground transportation on a private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation etc..
  • Porter service (4 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Sleeping Bag and Trekking sticks (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • All government and local taxes.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Other any transportation except Included in the section.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

FAQs

Autumn (mid-Sept to mid-Dec) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Royal Trek. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Royal Trek, only colder (obviously). The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.

Experience is not necessary for taking part in this trek, anyone fit and healthy enough to walk for 4-6 hours a day can manage well. Also, since this trek takes us to only low altitude on generally good weather with easy access to local amenities even kids and elderly can take part. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is however a good idea as it enhances your strength and stability.

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40 (to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, a time intended to stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of China, as well as citizens of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), get a free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipment however these are the necessities list we prepared to keep your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipment which is not necessary for the trek.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirts ( bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  toothpaste, toothbrush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss

The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters, and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, a tip is an accepted and honored way to say thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- a trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

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