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SHORT TREK : ROYAL
 
 
 
Royal Trek : 06 Days

This short trek commences from Pokhara, the valley of lakes offering panoramic views of the Annapurna massif as also of the Lamjung and Manaslu Himal. This route was first trekked by The Prince of Wales in 1980 and hence is known as the ‘Royal Trek’. This is the best trek for any age group who want to experience village life and striking mountain views in a relatively short period of time.

This is a camping trek. You can catch wonderful views of Annapurnas including the Fishtail Mountain with others such as Dhaulagiri ranges, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and fascinating and calm views of Begnas Tal.

 
Facts of the Trek
Duration: 06 Days
Trek type: Tea House
Max Altitude: 1370 m.
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Land
Grade: Moderate
 
Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours.
You depart early morning at 7 o’clock for the six hours drive by tourist deluxe bus to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp) which takes about 40 minutes and trek from Bijaypur Khola to Kalikasthan (1370m.) and it takes about three hours. A broad trail starts through rice fields near the Army Camp, and then ascends through Rakhigaon to a Chautara, a resting place under a large pipal tree. En route, you can enjoy the views in panorama. Now the trails climb gently along a ridge top through the Brahmin and Chhetris villages towards Kalikasthan (1370m.). At the end, you should climb a short distance to the campsite which is situated above the village with panoramic view of mountain, Begnas Tal and Pokhara city.

Day 03: Trek from Kalikasthan (1370m.) to Lipeyani (990m.) and takes about five and half hours. The trails follow along the forested ridge top through rough motor able road passing through Thulokot and Majhthana (1220m.). Now, your trail begins to climb gently for some distance and through Naudanda. At the end, you could descend gently towards Lipeyani. From here, you can see panoramic views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manasalu.

Day 04: Trek from Lipeyani to Chisopani (1260m.) which takes approximately six hours. The trails follow along the motor able road for some distance and start to climb gently for short time. Then you begin level trek to Shaklung village (1250m.), a Gurung village. Now, your trek follows along the broad motor able road passing through forests and reach at Ramkot (1030m.), then descend steeply to cross road named as Sarka Bhanjyang (870m.). Now your trail climbs steeply through stone staircase through chestnut forests to the Mohariya Bhanjyang (1130m.). Still you continue climb gently towards Chisopani village, a home of Gurung community. Your campsite is about 50 meters above the village. From here, you could enjoy the beautiful views of different mountains as well as green hills and terraces.

Day 05: Trek from Chisopani (1260m.) to Begnas Tal Bazaar (850m.) which takes about five and half hours. From Chisopani Danda, you descend along the ridge for an hour or so and descend steeply along the stone steps, into a small valley and stream that feeds Rupa Taal. Continue for a short distance through rice fields, and then make a final ascent to the ridge that separates Begnas Taal and Rupa Taal. This ridge is called Sundari Danda (720m.) means pretty Hills. From these hills, your trek continues climb gently and descends into Begnas Taal Bazaar. Now you can take a vehicle to get back to Pokhara.

Day 06: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus which takes seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and  Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.
 
Services Included
National Park entry permit, Trekking permit, transportation to and fro, Accommodation in lodges during the trek, Food: three meals a day, A guide & required number of porter(s), Essential equipment.
 
Services Excluded

Personal expenses, Insurance, Tips, Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.

 
Please contact us for the detailed itineraries for the short treks:
Siklis Trek   Royal Trek
Duration : 08 Days   Duration : 06 Days
     
Gorkha Trek   Shivapuri Trek
Duration : 22 Days   Duration : 06 Days
     
Ghorepani short trek   Ganesh Himal Short trek
Duration : 23 Days   Duration : 07 Days
     
Everest short trek   Tamang Heritage trek
Duration : 11 Days   Duration : 08 Days
     
Everest short trek   More short treks in Nepal
Duration : 11 Days   Your short trek can be organized with combination of different trek routes as well.
 
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