The Royal Trek is one of the shortest treks that follow a path along the foothills of Annapurna. The Trek named after Prince Charles and his 90 person entourage had explored this route in the early eighties. This trek provides the opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with a diverse mix of people and cultures that inhabit. The Royal trek starts from Kalikastan, about half an hour drive from Pokhara and the trail goes through beautiful Gurung villages. During the trek, you can enjoy stunning views of the hillside rice terraces, the magnificent Annapurna range, Machapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Lamjung and the Langtang.
The Royal trekking tour is mainly for beginner trekkers who don’t have time to trek longer such as Annapurna Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit trek. Compared to other trekking areas in the Annapurna region, This route is less crowded. Paths are well-maintained by the locals who depend upon this route for their daily livelihood. So that, you can get more close to nature, culture, and lifestyle. Apart from the cultural sites and mountain views mentioned above. You might also get opportunities to see fantastic fauna and flora. Also, Royal trek is the perfect trip for you if you are seeking privacy.
Royal Trek Itinerary
|Day 01||Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara||1,400 m||7 hrs|
|Day 02||Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola, and trek to Kalikasthan||1,370 m||6 hrs|
|Day 03||Kalikasthan to Syaklung||1,730 m||6 hrs|
|Day 04||Syaklung to Chisapani||1,550 m||6 hrs|
|Day 05||Chisapani to Pokhara||1,400 m||5 hrs|
|Day 06||Drive back to Kathmandu||1,400 m||7 hrs|