The Royal Trek
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This short trek follows 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. Starting from Kalikastan ridge, about 25 km from scenic Pokhara, the trek passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets where little kids tuck at your sleeves for a snapshot or a toffee and as you hike the terraced farmlands your eyes behold the magnificent Annapurna range, Machapuchhre [fishtail peak] and the Langtang mountains that give you a view of nature’s beauty at its best. The trip finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake which is about 30 km west of Pokhara City.
This trip is basically recommended for beginners or those who have very limited time but yet looking for an opportunity to squeeze in an experience of a trekking holiday in the Himalaya. The entire trek is rather easy with occasional up and downhill hikes along the ridges and valleys without having to worry about altitude and acclimatization as the maximum ascent on this trek is Chisapani at 1260 meter. However, there is also an option to extend a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan by combining this trek to get the thrills of Nepal’s diverse ecological beauty.
|Trip Duration: 10 days
Trekking Days: 5 days
Trekking Mode: Camp
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.-Hotel
Day 03: Early morning fligh/drive to Pokhara, drive to Bijaypur and immediately trek begins to Kalikathan. – camp
Day 04: Trek to Patle- camp
Day 05: Trek to Syaglung –camp
Day 06: Trek to Chisapani-camp
Day 07: Trek to Begnastal and drive to Pokhara
Day 08: AM: sightseeing and boating in Pokhara. PM: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 09: Rest or final shopping day
Day 10: Final departure to your next destination
All ground transportation as per itinerary
4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan.
1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with B/B plan.
½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and Pokhara with English Speaking Cultural guide
TIMs (Trekking Information Management system) card
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Fee
Domestic flight with airport tax: PKH-KTM(Optional)
Food for the members on camping basis
All camping equipment and camping charges
Medical supplies(First aid Kit will be available)
All required Nepalese staffs (salary, food, clothing, accommodation)
All Nepalese staffs insurance as per Nepalese government rules
Company service charge and government taxes etc.
International flight with airport tax.
Nepalese Entry Visa fee
Food during stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
All personal equipment and personal expenses
Photography Charges, Monument charges and Monument entry fees
Personal Medical and travel insurance(must cover helicopter rescue evacuation cost)
Telephone and internet charges
Alcoholic beverage, bottled drinks and cold drinks during the trip
Rescue evacuation charges if required
Staff and porters Tips...