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The Royal Trekking is one of the best shortest treks in the Annapurna region. It owes its popularity, because Prince Charles had explored this route in the early eighties with a convoy of 90 people. This is a short trek best suited for those who have time limitations. Royal trek is known for its breathtaking views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machapuchare, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri and others.
This trek takes you closer to the age old cultural and traditional way of life of the ethnic communities of this region. Besides that this trekking circuit is less crowded and secluded from the mainstream busy life. This scenic short trek begins from Kalikastan ridge, about 25 km from scenic Pokhara. It follows a great loop as it passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets and terraced farmlands. This is a trek adorned with splendid views of Annapurna range, Machapuchhre [fishtail peak] and the Langtang Mountains. Nowhere else in the world will you find the nature so enchanting and at its best.
Mission Nepal Holidays takes you on this fascinating journey quenching your thirst for a secluded trekking trail. Be there to make history by walking on the royal footprints and making memories that remains forever.
Stunning views of the magnificent Phewa, Rupa and Begnas Lake
Magnificent views of the Annapurna mountain range and other peaks.
Create history by walking on the footsteps of Prince Charles.
Majestic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machapuchare, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri and other surrounding peaks
Arrival in Kathmandu
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara -7 hrs
Pokhara to Kalikasthan -5 hrs Trek
Trek from Kalikasthan to Syaklung - 6 hrs Trek
Trek from Syaklung to Chisapani -6 hrs Trek
Trek to Begnas Lake
Drive back to Kathmandu
All airport pick-ups and drop
Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara
An English speaking trekking guide
Meal on full board during trek
Porter’s expenses during the trek
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara Hotel
Nepal Tourist Visa fee
Items and expenses of personal nature
How difficult or easy is the Royal Trek in Nepal?
The Royal Trek in Nepal is a comparatively easy trek, and requires no prior experience in trekking and mountaineering. The trek is ideal for kids and even elderly.
What can I expect during the Royal Trek in Nepal?
During the Royal Trek in Nepal, you get a chance to visit the important cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara. Besides that a thrilling encounter with Annapurna Range, the Fishtail Mountain, villages and rhododendron forests is on the trek menu.
What type of food and accommodation facility to expect during the Royal Trek in Nepal?
The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).
As far as the accommodation is concerned there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Royal Trek in Nepal.
How do I book the Royal Trek in Nepal?
To book the Royal Trek in Nepal, Mission Nepal Holidays, offers you a number of booking options including:
Wire transfer OR,
Cash on arrival
What preparations should I make before attempting the Royal trek?
It is always a good idea to engage in physical exercises before trekking. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful. You can do a bit of running, jogging, long walks, cycling and swimming. All these light exercises are recommended for making your journey comfortable and safe.
Do I need to have a special permission to be on the Royal trekking circuit?
No, you need not have any kind of trekking permits for doing the Royal trek. But you will have to pay entry fees while entering a conservation area or a national park. Trekking permits are only required for trekking in the restricted regions.
Is drinking water easily available?
Availability of drinking water is not the problem. However it is always a wise idea to carry your own water bottle handy with you. Besides that the Tea houses will provide you boiled water but with an additional charge. They are completely safe for drinking.
Why is it a better idea to trek with an agency rather than trekking independently?
Trekking independently is doable, but involves seen and unforeseen risks. On the other hand trekking with the recognized agencies gives you the advantage of trekking under a systematic and a well-planned schedule. Most of the time, you will be travelling with a group. The agency will also provide you with a guide and a porter. Trekking with an agency will be a little more expensive than trekking independently or solo.
How do I book the Royal Trekking in Nepal?
To book the Royal Trekking in Nepal, Mission Nepal Holidays offers you a number of booking options including:
Wire transfer OR,
Cash on arrival
Do I need travel insurance while travelling in Nepal?
Travel insurance in Nepal is one of the wisest things to do which we ideally recommend while traveling to Nepal. Although It is not a legal requirement to have travel insurance while travelling in Nepal but secures your trip in terms of uncertainties.
What happens if an emergency evacuation is needed while trekking?
In case of an emergency evacuation, while trekking you can directly contact us on the number provided instantly. Upon receipt of your detailed information we react as quickly as possible to rescue you out of danger situations safely.
What about medical treatment on the trek?
A simple medical kit can be lifesaving without taking much space in your baggage. You never know what could go wrong. Prevention is better than cure, as always.
Which seasons are best to visit Nepal for Royal Trek?
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (Feb to April) are considered to be the best seasons to visit Nepal for trekking. As autumn brings clarity after monsoon washes away the dust and bugs; spring days are warmer and longer which allows you to explore for longer hours.
The trails are blossoming with fresh leaves and flowers. The clear skies allow you to get a great view of the magnificent Himalayas.
How many miles do we walk every day?
It varies with each trip of course. On an average we cover 4–7 hours per day, with a lunch break of 1–2 hours in the middle.
Can we change the Royal Trek itinerary?
Absolutely yes, we do customize the itinerary as per your wish. However you need to inform it in advance before the trek starts. Sometimes, because of unforeseen circumstances in the mountains, we need to change the itinerary. However, the date of trek completion should always be in line with the pre-established itinerary.
Is it possible to communicate to my family while trekking?
You can have easy access to communication but in remote areas we use satellite phones. So communication won’t be an issue.
Do I need a trekking pole?
Yes you do need a trekking pole, it helps you save energy in high ascend and descend, if you have weak hips and knees and it helps to reduce the strain.
Is there tipping compulsory for guides and porters?
Tipping is not necessary although tipping for guide and staff is good practice, porter and guide expect tip, your tip helps their family.
How can we contact you if we need more information regarding the Royal Trekking region?
We are a local trekking company based in Kathmandu. You can contact directly with the following numbers and email addresses:
Landline: +977-01- 4438165 Or +977 9802072870
Why book with us?
- More then 20 years of experience
- A professional and responsible travel company based in Nepal
- Specialist group adventure tours and treks in the Himalayas – India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan
- Fully customisable itineraries and dates
- Professional & friendly local guides – supporting the people of Nepal
- Guaranteed Departures
- No negotiations in giving best quality