Annapurna Royal Trek

Annapurna Royal Trek
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Grade

Moderate

Max Size

1-15

Altitude

1730 m

Transportation

Privet Jeep/ PLane

Accomodation

Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking & Tour

Himalayan Sights

Annapurna Range

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Duration:

7 Days

Trip Overview

Royal trek is less crowded trekking route in Annapurna starts from Pokhara and completes in short time. It gives a real taste of beautiful Nepal and taste of local culture.

Annapurna Royal trek is one of the short trekking tour around Annapurna that provides an opportunities to experience the mixed culture of mid hills with superb views mountains like Fishtail, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and many other mountains. The trail is named as Royal trek after the Prince Charles and his 90 person explored this route in the early eighties.

Royal Trek Route

Annapurna Royal Trek starts from beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara and passes through the beautiful Gurung hamlets. The trekking trail passes through the rice terrace, green bamboo and pine forest into the less crowed area of Annpurna Region. Annapurna Royal Trek ends at the big and beautiful Begnas Lake situated near Pokhara City.

Annapurna Royal Trekking is suitable for beginners to explore the mountain views and traditional Nepalese villages. Also, this trek is best for those who have very limited time to trek but want to experience the mountain views, local culture and traditional lifestyle of Himalayas.

Annapurna Royal Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu, you are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel.
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu, you are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program and preparation for trek.

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 6hrs drive.
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
823

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 6hrs drive or take flight, overnight at hotel

Day 3 : Trek from Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1,370m/4,495ft) Walk about 6hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1370

After breakfast tre start from Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1,370m/4,495ft) it will take 6hrs walk. overnight at mountain loadge in Kaliksthan. 

Day 4 : Trek from Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730m/5,675ft) walk about 6hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1730

Mornign breakfast at loadge then embrak our trek Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730m/5,675ft) it will take 6hrs. Overnight at lodge. 

Day 5 : Tre from Syaklung to Chisapani (1550m/5,084ft) walk about 6hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1550

Morniing breakfast at own lodge then start our trek from Syaklung to Chisapani (1550m/5,084ft) walk about 6hrs. overnight at Chisapani. .

Day 6 : Drive from Chisapani to Pokhara then after lunch drive to Kathmandu
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6hrs drive or take flight, overnight at hotel

Day 7 : final departure
Food
Breakfast

Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination

 

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 2 night hotel in Kathmandu and 1night in Pokhara
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Transfer by Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu flight
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works
  • National Park entry fee
  • TIMS Card fee
  • All government and local taxes
  • English speaking tour guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Airport departure tax
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Annapurna Royal Trek?

The Annapurna Royal Trek is a short and easy trek that offers stunning views of the Annapurna Range in Nepal. It is called "Royal Trek" because Prince Charles of England and his team trekked this route in the early 1980s.

Where is the Annapurna Royal Trek located?

The Annapurna Royal Trek is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It starts from the lakeside city of Pokhara and passes through beautiful Gurung villages and terraced fields, with magnificent views of the Annapurna Range.

How long does the Annapurna Royal Trek take?

The Annapurna Royal Trek can be completed in 7 days, depending on your pace and itinerary. The trek covers a distance of about 20-30 kilometers.

What is the best time to do the Annapurna Royal Trek?

The best time to do the Annapurna Royal Trek is from September to November and from March to May. These months offer clear skies, moderate temperatures, and dry weather, making it ideal for trekking.

Do I need a permit to do the Annapurna Royal Trek?

Yes, you need a permit to do the Annapurna Royal Trek. You will need to obtain an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

What is the difficulty level of the Annapurna Royal Trek?

The Annapurna Royal Trek is an easy to moderate trek suitable for beginners and families. It involves walking on well-maintained trails and ascending gentle slopes. However, some sections of the trek may be steep and challenging.

What are the accommodation options during the Annapurna Royal Trek?

There are several teahouses and lodges along the Annapurna Royal Trek route that offer basic accommodation and food. You can also choose to camp if you prefer.

What should I pack for the Annapurna Royal Trek?

You should pack warm clothing, a waterproof jacket, hiking boots, a sun hat, sunglasses, a sleeping bag, and a backpack. It is also important to bring a first aid kit, insect repellent, and a water bottle.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Annapurna Royal Trek

The Annapurna Royal Trek is a short and easy trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is named the "Royal Trek" because Prince Charles of Britain and his 90-person entourage trekked this route in the 1980s.

Duration:

The trek usually takes around 4-5 days, but it can be completed in as little as 3 days or extended to 7 days depending on the pace and itinerary of the trekker.

Difficulty:

The Annapurna Royal Trek is considered a relatively easy trek with no technical climbing involved. The trail is well-trodden and there are well-established teahouses along the way for meals and accommodations.

Altitude:

The highest point of the trek is around 1,730 meters (5,676 feet) at the summit of the Kalikasthan hill.

Route:

The trek starts from the lakeside town of Pokhara and follows a scenic route through forests, rice paddies, and traditional Gurung and Brahmin villages. The trail passes through the scenic Begnas and Rupa Lakes before reaching the Kalikasthan hill. From there, the trek descends through the villages of Syaklung and Chisapani before returning to Pokhara.

Best time to go:

The best time to go on the Annapurna Royal Trek is from September to November and March to May when the weather is clear and the skies are sunny. During the monsoon season (June to August), the trail can be slippery and muddy, and there is a higher risk of landslides.

Permits:

Trekkers will need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card before starting the trek. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Overall, the Annapurna Royal Trek is a great choice for those looking for a short and easy trek with stunning views and cultural experiences. It is suitable for trekkers of all ages and fitness levels.

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