ROYAL TREK NEPAL
The Royal Trek Nepal 9 days is one of the shortest treks that follow a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. Royal Trek Nepal is an ideal holiday trip for the first time traveler to experience Nepal in her great diversity. Royal Trek Nepal trip takes you to moderate mountain ranges – elevation, 1400m trek offering superb view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Lamjung Himal. This short trek popularly known as the Royal Trek after Prince Charles of Wales walked through on his holiday. This route is highly recommended for those who want to try trekking but are unsure about the physical demands. As the route does not ascend to high altitude the climate is warmer and you will have the opportunity to stroll through the rice terraced fields. This lower hill short circuit can be worked into any travel itinerary which offers great views of the close snowcapped mountain range. Explore the villages of the middle hills, Hindus, Gurung’s the mid hill tribes. The trip finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake which is about 30 km west of Pokhara City.
Royal Trek Nepal 9 days
The Royal trekking cruise is primarily commended for beginners who have very inadequate time to trek longer but yet looking for a chance to crush in an experience of a trekking holiday in the Himalaya. This Royal trek furnish a accurate canvas of uniqueness and allowing us the chance to apprehend traditional lifestyles of the tribes whose ancient religious practices and traditions have remained unchanged for long period of time. Contrasted to other trekking areas of Annapurna region, Royal trekking route is less crammed, so you can get more close to nature, culture and lifestyle. However, there is also an option to extend a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan by combining Royal Trek to get the thrills of Nepal’s diverse ecological beauty.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1300 m. / 4264 ft.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.
Day 03: Drive Pokhara 823m. / 2,700ft 6-7 hrs. drive.
Day 04: Pokhara to Kalikasthan 1,370m. / 4,496ft 1 hrs. drive, 4-5 hrs. trek.
Day 05: Kalikasthan to Syaklung 1,730m. / 5,675ft5-6 hrs.
Day 06: Syaklung to Chisapani 1550m. / 5,084ft 5-6 hrs.
Day 07: Chisapani to Pokhara.
Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs. drive.
Day 09: Farewell / Departure.
Our team from Visit View Nepal Trek welcomed you at International airport upon your arrival and escorts you to your respective hotel. After check-in, either you can take rest or you can explore Thamel, visit our office. In the evening, our company Visit View Nepal Trek will organize a welcome dinner where you will be served with excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Our city tour leader will pick you up after your breakfast from the hotel where you stay. You will be taken in private vehicles to explore Kathmandu and some of the landmarks are appraised in world heritage sites i.e. the sacred hindu temple; Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’; Swyambhunath, Durbar Square, and Bouddhanath; one of the largest stupas of the world. We will return back to our hotel after completing our exploration in Kathmandu. Our trekking leader will meet you and brief you about the trekking, at the same time, provides an opportunity to raise any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. We will do shopping that are required in trekking, if needed. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive Pokhara 823m. / 2,700ft 6-7 hrs. drive
Early morning, we will leave Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus enjoying with the amazing views of mountains, villages and river. Upon reaching dthe Pokhara city, offers magnificient views of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Manaslu, Annapurna and several other peaks, we check-in to hotel. Near to Pokhara city we can visit lake, offers fishing, boating, and swimming. Wandering around the Lakeside city and exploring it at the evening time is very entertaining. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 04: Pokhara to Kalikasthan 1,370m. / 4,496ft 1 hrs. drive, 4-5 hrs. trek
We begin our trek from Bijayapur Khola, take drive around 1 hour after breakfast. Startlingly, we begin our walk for about an hour through flat paddy fields and cross the river. Next, we will ascend to Kalikasthan and lunch will be served midway through the uphill climb. We will explore the Kalikasthan and its surrounding areas after we reach to Kalikasthan. Overnight at a local guest house.
Day 05: Kalikasthan to Syaklung 1,730m. / 5,675ft 5-6 hrs.
We begin walking through the villages along the ridge of the mountain after our breakfast. Our trials offer beautiful views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal, also we will explore many villages, its locals and the forest fill with rhododendron flower. Overnight at local guest house.
Day 06: Syaklung to Chisapani 1550m. / 5,084ft 5-6 hrs.
Today, our walk gives an opportunity to observe the Gurung village and local lifestyle also, we play a game of hide and seek with the rhododendron and Sal trees. To reach at Chispani, we will walk through many ascent and descent way and to observe the best view of the great Himalayan Panorama, Chisapani is the best view point.To the west of Annapurna, you will see a mt. Dhaulagiri. Overnight in guesthouse.
Day 07: Chisapani to Pokhara
Today, all the way we walk down the hill to reach Sundare Danda except from Rupatal we will climb up about 200 m. Then, we will walk 15 mins. down to Begnas Tal and enjoy boating in Tal. We will transfer to Pokhara by bus and check-in hotel. Either we will do some rest or explore the lake side. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs. drive
Early morning, we take a tourist bus to get back to Kathmandu. Watching scenic countryside en route makes our long bus journey interesting. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, your guide will transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day can be spent at leisure or perhaps catching up with some last minute shopping or exploring any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 09: Farewell / Departure
Today, we will end our trip and there is nothing to do but trade emails with travel associate and organize the photos. A representative from Visit View Nepal Trek will take you to the airport approximately 3 hrs. before the scheduled flight. On your way back to your country you can spend plenty of time to plan next trip in the wonderful country of Nepal.
What are included ?
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer )
- Welcome dinner with cultural program
- All accommodation and breakfast during the trek on twin sharing basis
- A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Sleeping bag, Visit View Nepal Trek duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
- Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist coach
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
What are not included ?
- Nepal Visa fee.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Single supplement fee USD 150
- Tips for guides and porters
- City Tour entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara while entering Temple and Monastery
Important documents and items
- Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
- Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
- Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
- Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
- Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
- 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek).
- Duffel or Rucksack bag & suitcase (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek).
- Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek).
Upper Body – Head / Eyes / Ears
- Shade hat or baseball cap – to keep the sun off your ears and neck.
- Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears.
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
- Glacier glasses, Headlamp
- Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
- Down vest and/or jacket*.
- A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).
- 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
- 1 pair warm gloves
- Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek.
- Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).
- T-shirts (2).
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket or pullover.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
- 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
- Long shirts (2)
Lower Body – Feet
- 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
- Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
- 1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
- 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
- 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
- 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
- All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
- 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks.
- 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
- 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”).
- 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
- Cotton socks (optional).
- Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version.
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.)
- Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
- Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
- 1 skin-blister repair kit
- Anti-diarrhea pills
- Anti-headache pills
- Cough and/or cold medicine
- Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
- Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
- Water purification tablets or water filter
- 1 set of earplugs
- Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.
- Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
- Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
- Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
- Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
- Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
- 2 bandanas.
- Reading book
- Trail map/guide book
- Journal and pen
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
- 1 modest swim suit
- Binoculars (optional)
- Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
- Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
- Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow