Royal Trek derived its name in 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 Annapurna area. The trail gives glimpse of Nepalese society and its ethnic indigenous group. Their unique culture and lifestyle is fascinating.
The trail passes through Gurung villages and goes across terraced fields viewing snow-capped peaks above. Gurung are regarded as brave people in the world. Their bravery came in attention during Second World War while fighting in support to 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 through 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 in the trek. It is a single destination from where one can enjoy the beauty of snow-capped peaks just from 1730m altitude.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft)
Day 04: Drive to Bijaypur and trek to Kalikasthan (1,370m/4,496ft)
Day 05: Trek to Shyaklung (1,730m/5,675ft)
Day 06: Trek to Chisapani (1550m/5,084ft)
Day 07: Trek to Begnas Lake/Drive to Pokhara
Day 08: Drive / Flight to Kathmandu
Day 09: Departure to your country
Day 01Arrival 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.
Day 02Kathmandu sightseeing 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
Day 03Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) 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.
Day 04Drive to Bijaypur and trek to Kalikasthan (1,370m/4,496ft)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.
Day 05Trek to Shyaklung (1,730m/5,675ft)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.
Day 06Trek to Chisapani (1550m/5,084ft) 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.
Day 07Trek to Begnas Lake/Drive to Pokhara 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.
Day 08Drive / Flight to Kathmandu 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.
Day 09Departure to your country 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!