The Royal Trek Of Nepal

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Patalu Danda, Nepal
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Duration

10 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

About this tour

The Royal Trek of Nepal is a picturesque and easy trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is named “Royal Trek” after Prince Charles of Wales and his entourage walked this trail in the early 1980s. This short and delightful trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, passing through charming villages, terraced fields, and lush forests.

The Royal Trek is an excellent option for trekkers looking for a less-crowded and relatively easy trekking experience. It is suitable for beginners, families, or those with limited time but still want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and local culture.

Throughout the trek, trekkers have the opportunity to interact with the friendly local communities, including the Gurung and Magar ethnic groups, and experience their traditional lifestyle and hospitality. The route is relatively low in altitude, making it less challenging in terms of acclimatization.

The Royal Trek is a wonderful blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and breathtaking mountain vistas, making it a memorable journey in the lap of the Annapurna massif.

Essential Tips for a Successful The Royal Trek Of Nepal

  • Although the Royal Trek is relatively easy, maintaining a basic level of physical fitness will enhance your overall trekking experience.
  • Wear comfortable and sturdy trekking shoes that provide good ankle support for the trail.
  • Pack only the essentials, as the Royal Trek is a short trek with teahouses available along the route.
  • Obtain the necessary trekking permits, such as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS card, before starting the trek.
  • Consider hiring a local guide and porter for convenience and to support the local community.
  • Be prepared for changing weather conditions and bring appropriate clothing, including a waterproof jacket and warm layers.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets or filters to avoid single-use plastic bottles.
  • Teahouse accommodation is available along the trail. However, during peak seasons, book accommodation in advance.
  • Learn about local customs and traditions and respect the culture and privacy of the local communities.
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to keep your energy levels up during the trek.
  • Capture the stunning mountain views, landscapes, and unique cultural encounters during the trek.
  • Follow the instructions of your guide, trek in a group, and be aware of your surroundings.
  • The Royal Trek is relatively low in altitude, but still, be mindful of any altitude-related symptoms and inform your guide if you experience any discomfort.
  • Carry a basic first aid kit and any necessary personal medications.
  • Practice “Leave No Trace” principles to minimize your impact on the environment and preserve the natural beauty of the region.

The Royal Trek Of Nepal Safety Considerations

  • Assess your physical fitness level and ensure you are capable of trekking for the duration of the trip.
  • Although the Royal Trek is relatively low in altitude, take it easy and allow time for acclimatization to avoid any altitude-related issues.
  • Obtain the necessary trekking permits, such as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS card, before starting the trek.
  • Consider hiring a local guide who is familiar with the route and can provide valuable insights and assistance.
  • Be aware of the weather conditions and come prepared for changing weather patterns, especially during monsoon and winter seasons.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets or filters to avoid drinking untreated water.
  • Stay in established teahouses along the trail, and book accommodation in advance during peak seasons to ensure availability.
  • Trek in a group or with a trekking partner for added safety and support.
  • Carry important emergency contact numbers, including those of local authorities and rescue services.
  • Although the Royal Trek is not high in altitude, be mindful of any altitude-related symptoms and inform your guide if you experience any discomfort.
  • Carry a basic first aid kit, personal medications, and any necessary safety equipment.
  • Respect local customs and traditions, and seek permission before taking photographs of people or their property.
  • Practice “Leave No Trace” principles to minimize your impact on the environment and preserve the natural beauty of the region.
  • Inform someone about your trekking plans and expected return date before starting the trek.
  • Follow the instructions of your guide and adhere to their advice for a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Highlights

  • Ideal for beginners and families, The Royal Trek is a relatively short and easy trek, making it accessible to trekkers of all ages and fitness levels.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including peaks like Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
  • Trek through traditional Gurung and Magar villages, experiencing their unique culture, warm hospitality, and lifestyle.
  • Walk through terraced fields, verdant forests of rhododendron and bamboo, and scenic countryside.
  • Compared to other popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region, The Royal Trek offers a quieter and less crowded experience.
  • Interact with friendly locals and learn about their customs, traditions, and daily life.
  • Stay in cozy teahouses along the trail, providing an opportunity to relax, enjoy local cuisine, and connect with fellow trekkers.
  • Witness stunning sunrise and sunset views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from strategic viewpoints.
  • The trek is at a relatively low altitude, reducing the risk of altitude-related issues and allowing for a comfortable trekking experience.
  • Capture beautiful landscapes, terraced fields, and charming villages, offering excellent photography opportunities.
  • The trail is named "Royal Trek" after Prince Charles of Wales' visit in the 1980s, adding a historical touch to the journey.
  • The trek serves as an excellent introduction to the Annapurna region, enticing trekkers to explore other longer and more challenging routes.

Included/Excluded

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • A strong 1 porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • Trekking route map.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Travel insurance.

Itinerary

  • Welcome to Kathmandu, the cultural and historical heart of Nepal.
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.
  • Rest and refresh after your journey.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Start your journey to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, by a comfortable standard tourist bus.
  • Enjoy scenic views of the countryside and the Trishuli River along the way.
  • Explore Pokhara's lakeside area and enjoy the serene ambiance.
  • Overnight stay in Pokhara.

  • Drive from Pokhara to Bijaypur, the starting point of the trek.
  • Begin the trek and ascend to Kalikasthan, a beautiful hill station offering panoramic mountain views.
  • Enjoy the serene surroundings and cultural diversity.
  • Overnight stay in Kalikasthan.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue the trek through terraced fields and charming villages.
  • Trek to Patalu Danda, enjoying the stunning landscapes and mountain vistas.
  • Overnight stay in Patalu Danda.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Resume the trek, passing through lush forests and picturesque trails.
  • Reach Syaglung, a serene village nestled in the hills.
  • Experience the local culture and hospitality of the people.
  • Overnight stay in Syaglung.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue the trek, ascending through dense forests and rhododendron groves.
  • Reach Chisapani, a popular viewpoint offering spectacular sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas.
  • Enjoy the tranquility and mountain vistas.
  • Overnight stay in Chisapani.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Trek back from Chisapani to Begnas Lake, passing through charming villages and scenic landscapes.
  • Enjoy the tranquility of Begnas Lake, surrounded by lush hills.
  • Drive back to Pokhara and relax by the lakeside.
  • Overnight stay in Pokhara.
  • Breakfast and Lunch at the teahouse.
  • You can Stay on your own at Pokhara and relax also possible.

  • Bid farewell to Pokhara and return to Kathmandu by a tourist bus.
  • Rest and relax in Kathmandu or explore the city one last time.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Durations

6 - 10 Days

Languages

English

Frequently asked questions

The Royal Trek is a short and easy trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is named after Prince Charles of Wales and his entourage, who trekked this trail in the early 1980s.

The duration of The Royal Trek typically ranges from 4 to 6 days, depending on the specific itinerary and trekking pace.

Yes, The Royal Trek is considered a relatively easy trek and is suitable for beginners and families. It offers a gentle introduction to trekking with its lower altitude and less challenging terrain.

The highest point of The Royal Trek is around 1,730 meters (approximately 5,675 feet) above sea level, which makes it a low-altitude trek.

While hiring a guide is not mandatory, it is recommended, especially for first-time trekkers. A local guide can enhance the trekking experience by providing insights into the local culture, ensuring your safety, and navigating the trail.

The trek requires the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card, which you can obtain in Kathmandu or Pokhara before starting the trek.

The best time for The Royal Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer favorable weather conditions and clear mountain views.

Yes, teahouse accommodations are available at regular intervals along The Royal Trek route. These teahouses offer basic facilities and meals.

The Royal Trek offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as picturesque landscapes of terraced fields and traditional villages.

No, The Royal Trek is less crowded compared to other popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region, making it a quieter and more serene experience.

Tour's Location

Patalu Danda, Nepal

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Lean Justi
08/04/2023

Easy and Short trek

I did this trek at Nepal its a easy and short hike just near by Pokhara city. You will be in a nature and local lifestyle of Nepali. We finish this hike without any issue.Thank you all for your good cooperation.

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