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Royal trekking

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  • Trip Code : HST-AT-17
  • Trek Start from : Bijaypur
  • Trek End at : Pokhara
  • Grade : Easy/Moderate
  • Trek start Elevation : 850 m.
  • Highest Elevation : 1730 m.
  • Group Size : Minimum 2 person
  • Best time : October, November,
    December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek : Teahouse / Tent
  • Trek Duration : 08 days
Nepali women weaving the handicraft in royal trekking ghandruk
Local house, green hill and Annapurna Mountain ghandruk trek
Local village and Annapurna range in royal trekking ghandruk trek
Decorating the kitchen in her house ghandruk village
Traditional house in royal trekking region tea house in ghandruk
Local village, fertile land and Annapurna Mountains annapurna south in ghandruk

Royal trekking is in surrounding hills of Pokhara. Royal trekking was initially pioneered by prince Charles of England and hence it came to be known as the Royal Trekking. It is a moderately easy trekking. Trekkers while doing this trekking will get excellent mountain views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchare), Mt. Manasalu and others. Walking through villages of different communities like Gurung, Magar, Kami, Chhetri and Bramins will give experience of different lifestyle and culture of Nepalese people. The trek Starts from Kalikastan ridge, about 25 km drive from scenic Pokhara and ends at Chisapani 12 km west of Pokhara City. Royal trekking is an absolutely less traffic and lovely walking trekking trail.

Royal Trekking Highlights:

  1. Seven hour scenic drive to Pokhara
  2. This trail is named royal trek since it was first trekked by the Prince of Wales in 1980
  3. Splendid mountain views- Annapurna south, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Fish tail & Annapurna II III IV
  4. Easy walking and low altitude trekking
  5. Rural Nepalese life style and traditional farming system
  6. Have an experience of sleeping in tent.

Annapurna Region Attractions

  1. Annapurna conservation Area Project
    Annapurna is one of the most fascinating lands of bio diversity in the world. It is the largest protected area of Nepal. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination withMore
  2. Culture and People
    One of the features of Annapurna trekking is life style culture of local people. Around and on the way of trekking, trekkers encounter villages of different ethnic people. According to last More

Royal Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu international airport, transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the trip. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara. 7 hours scenic drive. Afternoon free time. O/n at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 03: Drive to Bijayapur (1/2 h). Trek start to the Kalikastan (1370m). O/n at Camp.

Day 04: Kalikastan to Shaklung (1730m). O/n at Camp.

Day 05: Shaklung to Chisapani. O/n at Camp.

Day 06: Chisapani to Pokhara: Descend to the Pokhara valley. Join the road then drive  to Pokhara (12km). Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 07: Morning drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 08: Transfer to the international airport for your onward journey.
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Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your preferences. If you want to make any changes please write here.

A typical trekking day on a Camping:

A typical trekking day means hiking from morning to afternoon only. Each morning after packing bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. All we need to carry is a small day pack containing water bottle, sun cream, hat, raincoat, camera and warm jumper just case. Rest of your materials will carry by porters. You just need to pack your belongings before the breakfast. The walk will be 3-4 hours in the morning until for lunch in midday. The lunch will be prepared in the grassland beside the Trail. In between your get sufficient time to roaming with villagers, take photographs and enjoy the flora and fauna. After that walk will gradually shorter. We usually reach camping spot in time for afternoon tea but this is not a fixed schedule. But evening camp will set near village area.  Remaining period of afternoon can be spent by exploring the village or simply relaxing with a good book. Local food will provide at dinner by cook and kitchen crew and they were fully aware of food hygiene and green travel.

After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures or writing diary if you habitual of it before heading off to bed for well-earned sleep.

Essential Trek Info

Accomodation during trekking

In above trekking we offer you accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. More

Meals during trekking

In Tea House trekking you will usually have breakfast and dinner in the lodge; lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, More

Safe Drinking Water in Trekking

We suggest you to drink Euro-guard filters water now several guest houses have this system or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. Also boiled filter water is available in tea house they are using gas or electric boiler . More

Trekking Team (Guide, Porter)

We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. More

Equipment

We suggest you to bring following equipment when you come to Nepal for trekking. The list can be adjusted according to your needs, name of trekking and time of your trekking. More

Weather & climate

Weather and climate varies as per season in Nepal. Autumn (mid-September to end-November)
Autumn is the most popular time to trek. During this time, the weather is clear with mild to warm days and cold nights. However, in the higher altitude, the nights drop into freezing temperature. More

Washing and Toilet facilities for Tea house Trekking

Most lodges provide hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water only but availability of hot water can ask to your trekking guide. More

Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek

You can recharge your batteries with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 - 240 volt 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. More

Risk & Liabilities

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey in this connection, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant.More

Health & Veccinations

For trekking Nepal you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. More

Passport and Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. More

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