The Royal Trek is one of the shortest treks in the mid-western region of Nepal. It was called the royal trek because it was first undertaken by the Prince Charles of England and his 90 person party back in the 1980s.
The short trek follows the shrub paths north to the Pokhara. The highest you may reach during the trek is only 1,730 meters, hence anyone with good health do this trek. It can be a great leisure activity for the tourists visiting Pokhara. It also provides the opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with the diverse mix of people and cultures that inhabit this region.
The trek begins and ends at Pokhara. It passes through the beautiful Gurung villages. Gurungs are the native inhabitants of the region. You may get to see terraced farmlands, small vilages, and the towering peaks comprising of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre.
Compared to other trekking areas in the mid-western region, Royal trekking is less crowded, hence, you get to encounter nature, culture and lifestyle close and personal.
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Not too challenging for amateurs. Max. altitude remains around 3000 m and the hike requires around 3-4 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Trek Preparation/Sightseeing||–|
|Day 3||Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara||7-8 hours|
|Day 4||Trek from Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1hr Drive)||4-5 hours|
|Day 5||Trek to Syaklung 1,730 m (5,675 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 6||Trek to Chisapani 1,550 m (5,084 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 7||Trek back to Pokhara||5-6 hours|
|Day 8||Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu||6-7 hours|
|Day 9||Depart from Kathmandu||–|
We completed the 11 day Annapurna base camp trek. It was our first time to Nepal and I am glad we booked our trek through Caravan Outdoors.
They took care of everything (airport pick up, accommodations, park pass, etc..) there was no thinking required on our part. It was fantastic! Our guide and porter were very nice and answered any questions we had. ~Jennifer Smith (Winnipeg, Canada)
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
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|Trip Length||09 days|
|Trek Length||04 days|
|Max. Altitude||1,730 meters (5,675 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges)|
|Meal||Full board on trek|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus|
|Best Month||February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November|
|Group Size||2-10 Persons|