Annapurna Royal Trekking Highlights
Annapurna Royal Trekking Overview
If you are a newbie to trekking activities or have a limited time to explore the beauties of the Himalayan region in Nepal, you should definitely go with the Annapurna Royal Trekking and thereby, get an unforgettable experience associated with spending your trek holidays in the entire Himalayan region.
Annapurna Royal Trekking will present a true picture associated with uniqueness of the Mother Nature and allow you to capture the traditional lifestyles followed by the local tribal people, as their ancient religious traditions and practices have remained unchanged for many years.
The Royal Trek, as the name highlights, is the route preferred by Prince Charles of England and various other luminaries, like Mick Jigger. This is a small trek performed in the Annapurna mountain region and it takes individuals on a loop of only 4 days via Himalayan foothills and ends in Begnas Lake.
Beauty of the Royal Trek in the Annapurna region lies in its offered spectacular views of various famous Annapurna Mountain Ranges. These are Annapurna Mountains I to IV, Lamjung Himal, Machapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and various other surrounding mountains peaks as well as insights into the simple village life.
Other than this, the complete trek is relatively an easy one with occasional downhill and uphill hikes across the valleys and ridges without any requirement to worry about the altitude sickness problem. Moreover, trekkers may acclimatize regularly, as the highest ascent of the trek is at Syaglung located at about 1425meters.
Day 01:Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m.)
Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara valley (823m/2,700ft), 7-8 hrs drive
Day 04:Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1,370m/4,496ft)
Day 05:Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730m/5,675ft)
Day 06:Syaklung to Chisapani (1550m/5,084ft)
Day 07:Chisapani to Pokhara
Day 08:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive
Day 01Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m.)Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. At the evening youâ€™ll transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with the cultural & musical programs in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour After breakfast at the hotel you will be leave for full day sightseeing tour to the world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Today you will visit pilgrimage sites of the Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrines of Shiva. Here you can see the cremating system of the Hindus most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. After that visit Nepal's largest stupa Bouddhanath a pilgrimage centre for Buddhist. After finishing your lunch at Bouddhanath visit another Buddhist centre, Swoyambhunath stupa(monkey temple); covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring this spot transfer to Kathmandu Durbar Square the old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, Nepali traditional architectures and another attraction of this place is the Kumari (the living goddess). After finished your sightseeing trip you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara valley (823m/2,700ft), 7-8 hrs drive With a morning wake up guide will pick up you and transfer to the tourist bus station and drive (approximately six hours with breaks) through the beautiful river view & Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside and transfer to the hotel and rest of the time explore the surrounding lakeside areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 04Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1,370m/4,496ft) Today, after breakfast drive to Bijayapur Khola(trek starting point) and begin our trek. Initially we start our walk for about an hour through flat paddy fields and cross the river. After crossing the river the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served midway through the climb. After arriving at Kalikasthan, we rest for some time and after that explore the surrounding areas and overnight at teahouse.
Day 05Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730m/5,675ft) After breakfast we start walking through the villages. We walk along the ridge of the mountain with good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Today we can explore many villages and the rhododendron forests. Overnight at Syaklung.
Day 06Syaklung to Chisapani (1550m/5,084ft) Walk through the Gurung village, rhododendron and Sal forest. Half way through the walk there is a 400m descent, then a 600m ascent to arrive at Chisapani. This is the best view point at which to see the Himalayan Panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna.
Day 07Chisapani to Pokhara Today we walk half way down the hill to Rupatal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda. Walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal for an hour boating to catch the transfer to Pokhara and on arrival at hotel check in and rest of the time explore the lake side and overnight at hotel.
Day 08Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive Morning we will drive back through the scenic countryside and en route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.