Royal Trek

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. The Royal Trek is so-named because Prince Charles and his 90 person entourage had explored this route in the early eighties. This trek provides the opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with the 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.  During the trek, we are able to enjoy stunning views of the eloquently built hillside rice terraces, the magnificent Annapurna range, Machapuchhre [fishtail] and the Langtang Mountain views. The trip finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake which is about 30 km west of Pokhara City.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m.)

Welcome to Nepal. Representative of Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition receives you at the Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu. Then you transfer to the hotel. After a short rest, we take you to the Thamel tour (about 30 minutes) to show you the shopping Centre, bank and ATM, restaurants and money changers. Then, in the hotel a brief introduction about the upcoming itinerary is given. If you have a late flight, we do it on the following day.  Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

Pashupatinath Temple:It is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva, located beside the Bagmati River. It is one of the most significant temples for the Hindu devotes around the world and the UNESCO site. The golden pagoda style temple is richly carved with silver doors. On the day of Shivaratri, a big fair is held around the month of February/March.

Boudhanath Stupa:One of the biggest Stupas in the world is located on the east in Kathmandu. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four prime direction, keeping watch for virtuous behavior and human success. King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini had built this remarkable Stupa. The Stupa resembles the Mahayana philosophy.

Day 03: Drive/Flight from Kathmandu to pokhara (840m)

Early in the morning after breakfast we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to fly Pokhara (30 min) and drive by bus/car from scenic Prithivi  high way which will take about 6-7 hours and transfer to hotel.

Day 04: Trek to kalikasthan (1370m)

After breakfast we take an hour drive to Bijayapur khola and begain our trekking trip to kalikasthan about 4-5 hours. We trek through flat paddy fields and cross a few bouncy suspension bridges enjoying the adventurous life of our first day trekking. Overnight at guest house.

Day 05: Trek to syaklung (1730m)

Today, we trek through many small villages and through rhododendron forests and sometime along the ridge of the mountain that offer spectacular views of Annapurna and Lamjung Him, arriving at Syaklung its take about 5-6 hours. Overnight at a guest house.

Day 06: Trek to Chisopani (1550m)

Today we have a good exercising trek downhill and uphill to Chisapani about 5-6 hours, at the same time having the best panoramic views of the whole mountain ranges from Dhaulagiri to the west to Lamjung Himal to the east. We also play lot of hide and seek games as we trek through the rhododendrons and sal trees and enjoy the life style of the Gurung tribes whenever we trek through the villages.

Day 07: Trek to Begnas lake and drive to pokhara (840m)

Today we trek downhill to Rupatal lake and uphill to Sundari Dada (Beautiful Hill) and to Begnastal lake and take a ferry across Begnastal to drive back to Pokhara. Celebration night at Pokhara with all the staff and enjoy the nightlife of Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m.)

Drive or take a flight to Kathmandu as a same route. It is 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu or 6-7 hours’ drive by Bus/car and overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Departure

At the farewell day, Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition’s representative drops you at the airport for your final departure. Thank you for your wonderful experience with us.

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop.
  • Guide and Helpers (porters) assistance, according to the group size.
  • All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.)
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation.
  • Hot drinks (Tea and coffee) 3 times a day.
  •  All land transportation.
  •  KTM-PKR flight ticket if you want flight.
  • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry Permit.
  • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipment, all transport for guide, and porters.
  • Nepalese three star standard hotel with BB plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Sightseeing with guide, transport and monument entry fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • All government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance and any kind of unforeseen expenses.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide, Porter and driver (Tips are not compulsory but expected). 

What to bring

This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking hours. There are various selections and brands that you can have your own choice. Those equipments can be bought and hire easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.

General

1.     Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us if required).

2.     Duffel or Rucksack bag (you can borrow with us if required).

3.     Daypack

4.     Down Jacket (you can borrow with us if required).

5.     Flesh liner (you can borrow with us if required).

6.     Walking poles (Walking poles (optional, you can borrow with us if required).

7.     Water bottle with purification tablets.

8.     Hand wash liquids.

9.     Lip guard.

10.                        Sun block cream.

11.                        Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

1.     Cap and ears covering hat. 

2.     Sun glasses

3.     Head torch.

4.     Ear-muffs and neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth (optional)

Hand

1.      Hand gloves

Core Body

1.     T-shirts.

2.     Light and weight thermal tops.

3.     Light jacket.

4.     Wind and rain jacket.

5.     Shirts

Lower Body – Legs

1.     Long and short hiking pants.

2.      Lightweight long underwear.

3.     Rain and windproof trousers.

Feet

1.     Thin and thick socks.

2.     Trekking boots, light shoes and sandal.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the trek.  We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).

1.     Headache and fever medicine.

2.     Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

3.     Burnt cream.

4.     Imodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.

5.     Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.

6.     Antibiotics.

7.     Blister treatments such as mole skin, hand plats Band-Aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.

Miscellaneous

1.     Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies).

2.     Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport.

3.     Pocket knife.

4.     Bandanas.

5.     Favorite snack foods and energy bars

6.     Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight

7.     Binoculars.

8.     Camera.

 

All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

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