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Annapurna Royal Trekking

Start from US$ 664 531 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 808 US$
2 - 4 531 US$
5 - 8 478 US$
9 - 12 441 US$
13 + 409 US$
  • 9 Days
  • Easy
  • 2 - 4 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Homestay+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1,860m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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The Royal Trek is one of the best treks in the Annapurna region for those who want to experience village life and striking mountains views in relatively short period of time. The trail goes to through different ethnic groups’ villages and farmland to north of the Pokhara Valley. The Annapurna Royal Trek got its name after Prince Charles of Britain and his 90 associates visited this route in the early eighties. The trail leads you through the villages set among cultivated fields where meeting the local people is quite unforgettable experience.

An easy trek, the Nepal Royal Trek begins from Pokhara up to 1,500m elevation around the valley. Therefore you can do it in winter with children and family. The views offered include the wonderful Pokhara valley, tranquil lakes, the panoramic Annapurna range, Manaslu Himal, Machapuchhre (fishtail), and Langtang. Relaxing in the beautiful hamlets with the stunning views of the eloquently built hillside rice terraces with different mixed cultures such Magar, Gurung, Brahmin, and Chetris makes for a wonderful royal holiday. The trip finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake which is about 30 km west of Pokhara City.

The Annapurna Royal Trekking is recommended for beginners or those who have very limited time, because it offers an opportunity to experience an unforgettable trekking holiday in the Himalaya range. Te Royal Trek presents unlimited true picture of the Himalayas and affords us the chance to experience the traditional lifestyles of the tribes whose ancient religious practices and traditions have remained unchanged for thousands of years.

We at “Nepal Mother House Treks” offer our Annapurna Royal Trek itinerary in shorter and longer versions as our clients’ desires and holiday schedule permit. Our well experienced guide run this trek year round but the best time is the beginning of September to mid-November and the beginning of March to mid-May.

Trip Highlights

  • Those who want to experience in short period of time with amazing mountains scenery.
  • Through different ethnic groups’ villages and farmland to north of the Pokhara Valley.
  • Name after Prince Charles of Britain and his 90 associates visited this route in the early eighties.
  • Can do even in winter time and with children family.
  • Opportunity to experience an unforgettable trekking holiday in the Himalaya range.
  • Breathtaking views of including Machapuchare, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna Range.
  • Mostly the trail goes through the incredible dense rhododendron forests.
  • Drive beautiful city Pokhara to Kalikasthan.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m) -6 to 7 hours by tourist bus

Day 04:Drive Pokhara Bijayapur -30 minutes; Trek to Kalikasthan (1370m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 05:Trek Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 06:Trek Syaklung to Chisapani (1550m) -4 to 4 ½ hours

Day 07:Trek Chisapani to Begnas Lake - hours, and Drive to Pokhara (950m) -30 minutes

Day 08:Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours

Day 09:Your own destination.

Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3+2 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara twin bed sharing basic.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), TIMS (Trekkers Information System) Cards.
  • Pokhara to trekking starting point (Bijayapur) & trekking ending point to (Begnas Tal )Pokhara by private/Public Bus/Taxi/car/van/Bus.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by comfort tourist bus.
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if you needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Trip (after trip end).
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • Government license holder English Speaking experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  • A Trekking Map of Annapurna Trip for a Group.
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the trek.
  • First Aid medical kit during trip & welcome and Fare well program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Clients travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • If incase, flight cancel and charter helicopter or plane.
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, yours meals at Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift, personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which not mention above our services.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m) -6 to 7 hours by tourist bus Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at 6: 00 to pick you with private transport to leave for Pokhara (200 km) and will take us about 6 to 7 hours scenic journey. Along the journey you will witness some stunning scenery of snow capped Mountains, green hills, rivers in rafting, and villages. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail), Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Drive Pokhara Bijayapur -30 minutes; Trek to Kalikasthan (1370m) -3 to 4 hours Our journey starts in the morning. After a 30 minute drive that takes you to the Bijayapur Khola, we walk for about an hour through flat paddy fields and cross the river. Then we trek uphill for about 2/3 hours through Bramin and Chettri villages to Kalikasthan. The skyline camp will be set up around Kalikasthan area. The rest of the day we can explore the surrounding areas and stay overnight at a tea house.

Day 05 : Trek Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730m) -3 to 4 hours After breakfast the trail leads us along the rhododendron forested ridgetop through Thulokot to Mati Thana, where there are a few tea shops. After we hike up a short distances up a small mountain with good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Then the trail reaches Naudanda (not to be confused with the Naudanda, west of Pokhara) and continues along the ridge to a school at the Lipini village. There we make a steep but short climb through forest to the Gurung village of Syaklung at 1,730 meters to stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 06 : Trek Syaklung to Chisapani (1550m) -4 to 4 ½ hours Today the trail steeply drops through a Gurung village with rhododendron forests on the south side of the hill to a large tree. Here there is a Chautaara (Resting Place) with several tea shops and a police check post. The junction trail leads westwards to the Begnas Tal and eastwards to Madi Khola. The Royal Trek route climbs towards Chisopani winding around back of the hill to the village. A short distance above Chisopani village is a high knoll where there is a small temple. The camp offers splendid views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 07 : Trek Chisapani to Begnas Lake - hours, and Drive to Pokhara (950m) -30 minutes The trail descends along a field for an hour or so and goes steeply on the stone step into a small valley near Rupa Tal and climbs about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda. Continue for a short distance through rice fields and walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal. Then hike for an hour to catch a ride to Pokhara. Upon arrival at the hotel check in and take a rest. The remaining time can be spent exploring the lakeside.

Day 08 : Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours We should be ready by 6:00 in morning in hotel lobby in order to have breakfast or seek advice from your trekking guide. We will drive back to Kathmandu through on the main road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, and high hills. It takes about 7 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu. If you are interested to fly from Pokhara to Katmandu (bear in mind the extra cost of the plane tickets) please request Nepal Mother House Trekking to book your flight ticket in advance. It takes about 30 minutes flying time with spectacular views of the Himalayas, high hills, terraces, local settlements, and forests. This can indeed make it worth flying.

Day 09 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

For more details please visit Nepal Travel Tips.

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