About Annapurna Royal Trek

Royal Trek derived its name in the early eighties when Prince Charles of Britain escorted by ninety Royal officials experienced this trekking trail. Due to this reason, it got its name—Royal Trek.

The Annapurna Royal trek is one of the shortest and easiest treks of Nepal that shows you the beauty of the Annapurna area. The trail gives a glimpse of Nepalese society and its ethnic indigenous group. Their unique culture and lifestyle are fascinating.

The trail passes through Gurung villages and goes across terraced fields viewing snow-capped peaks above. Gurung is regarded as a brave person in the world. Their bravery came to attention during Second World War while fighting in support of the United Kingdom. Due to this reason, British Government still believes in its Gorkha Regiment. Many Gurungs are honored by Victoria Cross (VC) so far.

Probably, due to this reason, Prince Charles explored this area. Besides, the unique culture of Gurung people and their lifestyle is appealing for many people across the world.

Furthermore, the appealing peaks of Annapurna Range, Mt. Machapuchhre [Fishtail], and Langtang Himalayas add joy to the trek. It is a single destination from where one can enjoy the beauty of snow-capped peaks just from 1,730m altitude.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel. 

From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel

We ride on Prithivi Highway along Trishuli River. The view is really nice. The scenic beauty of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain ahead of you simply symbolizes that you are about to approach the City of Lakes—Pokhara. You can spend your leisure time by walking in lakeside at the edge of Phewa Lake. It is really pleasure walk. We will spend night in a hotel in Pokhara.

Early in the morning we drive till Bijayapur. It is around an hour drive. Our trekking officially begins from here. We cross rice fields and enjoying greenery of farm lands we move ahead. We ascend till Chautara via Rakhigaon. We start climbing up from here. We keep on climbing till Brahminsvillage.After crossing the village and walking for few hours we arrive at Kalikasthan. We get spectacular viewof Pokharafrom here. We put off at Kalikasthan at night.

After breakfast we head towards Shyaklung. It is around six hour journey. On the way we get fascinating views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. We cross several villages where we will enjoy different cultures and traditions of local inhabitants. We pass through Thulokot, Mati Thana, and Naudanda. Finally, we follow mountain route to arrive at Shyaklung where we will spend night. 

We will move ahead after exploring local community. The traditional and cultural lifestyle of local people will lure every tourist here. We pass through rhododendron and pine forests enjoying heart capturing view of Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Manasulu and Himalchuli above us. Crossing few tea shops we arrive at Chisapani. The literal meaning of Chisapani is cold-water. We get spectacular viewof Dhaulagiri and Annapuran from here. We halt at Chisapani at night.

It is a downhill walk today which we follow after breakfast. We climb ridge and follow stone staircases. This will lead us to small valley. We get through Sundari Dada to arrive at Begnas Lake. We can boat here. From here we drive to Pokhara. We can explore Pokhara and enjoy boating on Phewa Lake. We spend night at a hotel in Pokhara.

Today after breakfast we either drive or fly to Kathmandu. We retrace the same route—Prithvi Highway to arrive at Capital. At noon you can roam around Thamel and purchase gifts for your friends and families. In the evening Regulus will offer farewell dinner. We will stay overnight in a hotel.

Your trekking ends here today. We will drop you at Airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon!

What to Expect

  • Airports/Hotel transfers using a private vehicle.

  • Accommodation in 3 stars category Hotels.

  • Accommodation in Tea Houses or any Local Hotels with Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) 

  • Permit fees
    -National Parks
    -Conservation Area entry
    -Trekkers Management Information Service (TIMS) Permit. Visit
    -All governmental authorization and permit necessary cost.

  • Local tourist guide and Local Porter if necessary.

  • All your rescue and travel arrangements. If there is an emergency condition.

  • Medical supplies and First Aid Kits.

  • Entry Visa fee and any kinds of immigration charges in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Nepal.

  • International Flight Fare to/from Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Extra Night meals and accommodation on your early arrival or late departure also any domestic flight delays.

  • Extra luggage charges.

  • Personal expenses like Laundry, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, hot showers, phone calls, charging, boiled water/bottled waters, etc Rescue in emergency services.

  • Individual buying and souvenirs.

  • Any kinds of tips during your hotels and restaurant visit.

  • Rent or Purchase any type of equipment or gear.

  • Purchase special medicines and kits.