During the year 1981 A.D, Prince Charles alongside his 90 camp followers embarked on a journey tracing the shrub-like path alongside the foothills of the majestic Annapurna Himalayan Range, which, today, is famously called The Royal Trek. While the snowy tops of Annapurna I (8,091m), II (7,937m), III (7,555m), South (7,219m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m) peek over the horizon mesmerizing pathways adorned with vibrant rhododendron govern the landscapes. The unique culture of Gurung communities who primarily reside in the region is both fascinating and enticing. This all comes with an added sense of discovery and an authentic experience often in solitude through mesmerizing sights and sounds.
The Royal Trek begins from the capital city of Kathmandu itself where we tour around the UNESCO world heritage sights enchanted by their beauty. Next up is the city of lakes well known amidst trekkers for its Himalayan views, mesmerizing beauty, and pleasant climate. Enjoying the tranquility of Pokhara Valley we head towards Kalikasthan crossing the culturally rich city of Bijaypur on the way. A relatively short journey, the trail enters lush green forests while the Himalayas slowly begin to show themselves over the horizon. Crossing the hamlet of Syaklung we reach Chisapani which although lies at an altitude of 2300m is the highest point of the trail and is blessed with a stunning panorama of the Himalayas. Enjoying the 360-degree views of the Himalayas, we begin our descent heading back to Pokhara ending the Royal Trek. All along the way, the trail winds through vibrant hamlets where we get a chance to interact with the locals and learn about the unique way of life followed for generations. The Royal Trek traverses the Annapurna region, and along the most marvelous trails at that making it one of the better options to individuals who desire more in a short span of time.
We, here at Epic Adventure Treks, pride ourselves over the quality of all our services and travel arrangements. With the strong focus on client satisfaction, we have been able to sustain ourselves in the travel industry for over a decade. Come with us on this remarkable journey and we will make sure it’s a memorable one.
|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.