This particular route through the Annapurna region is one of the most famous and easygoing. The trek has been named the “Royal Trek” as Prince Charles walked it in the 1980’s. It is extremely enjoyable and requires no technical knowledge making it and excellent trek for beginners and elderly people. The journey leads through ethnic villages with extremely rich and diverse culture.
Annapurna Royal Trek passes throughout the tranquil ranges with hills all around. You will have scenic view of plant life and animals portrayal the landscape, eagles soaring, and spectacular mountains views. This trail takes you the village of the Gurung and the marvelous views of the Machhapuchre, Lamjung , Annapurna and beautiful like city of Pokhara where you can rest inform of the large Himalayas view.It also offers panoramic views of the Pokhara valley, the northern Annapurna range and Mt. Fishtail while walking through forests of magnolia and rhododendron. If you like physical activity in the outdoors, the “Royal Trek” can be a flavorful, challenging experience.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||TIA Kathmandu|
|HIGHEST ALTITUDE||3000 m|
Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Our guest relations officer will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu has multiple places to see and explore. An ancient city, Kathmandu beams with art and culture that can be seen in the many temples found all over the city. Famous World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath stupa, and the Durbar Square will be visited on this day. We will also discuss the trek briefly so that you know what to expect during the trek. Overnight at hotel.
Today we will proceed on our journey to Pokhara. This can be done by either taking a short flight above the Himalayas or going on a 6-7hour long drive through the green hills next to swift flowing rivers. On reaching Pokhara, we will explore the nightlife of the lake city in the beautiful lakeside area which houses many restaurants and bars. Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast, we will drive to Bijaypur Khola from where we will begin our trek to Kalikasthan. We will drive past the city and enter the countryside surrounded by greenery and pristine nature. We will trek to Kalikasthan with a pleasing view of Annapurna II (7937m). Upon arrival, we will have plenty of time to interact with the Gurung locals of Kalikasthan. Overnight in Kalikasthan.
Today is going to be one of the best days of this trek. Following the multiple terrace farms of paddies, wheat, and rice with a backdrop of the Machhapuchhre (6993), Annapurna II (7937m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m), we will make our way to Syaklung. Although at a very low altitude, the view seen on this trek is a spectacular one providing brilliant photography opportunities. Overnight in Syaklung.
Today we will hike down to the small village of Chisapani, which means cold water in Nepali. The path is through rhododendron forests and small Gurung settlements that are alive with vibrant with vivid colors of blooming rhododendrons during the months of April-May. Overnight in Chisapani.
An easy hike will take us to the beautiful lakes of Rupa and Begnas where we can try eating fresh lake fish in many small eateries surrounding the lake. It is also a good spot for bird watching and enjoying the bounty of nature. We can also do boating in Begnas Lake, which is considered the most beautiful lake in Pokhara. From Begnas Lake, we will drive back to the city of Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Following the same highway, we will make our way to Kathmandu from the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are free to explore the colorful streets of Kathmandu and enjoy the food and music of the capital city. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Our office representative will drop you at the international airport to connect you with your scheduled flight.