This trek is known as the "Royal Trek" because this route was travelled by Prince Charles of England and celebrity like Mick Jagger. It’s a short trek in the Annapurna region starting from Pokhara after driving to Bijaypur Khola, taking you on a four-day round through the Himalayan foothills ending up at Begnas where we catch a boat across the lake then drive back to Pokhara.
This is a very enjoyable short trek, mainly for those who don't have time for a longer trek or an expedition. The beauty of this trek is that being the shortest trek it offers amazing views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machapuchre, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri and other nearby peaks providing an insight to the simple way of village life.
During the Royal trekking there is no facility of hotels or lodges, so groups and their staff must be fully self-sufficient. This trek is only possible as a camping trek.
Day 01 - Arrival at the Tribuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m).Overnight at a hotel.
The representative of Two Brothers Trek and Expeditions will heartily welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel. You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02 - Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at a hotel.
After breakfast, we set out for the city sightseeing to the historical monuments. You will visit UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Darbar Squar, Bhaktapur Darbar Square, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath. We will give you briefing about the trekking you begin from tomorrow at hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 03 - Drive to Pokhara (90 m) by tourist bus - 7 hrs. Overnight at a hotel.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes 6-7 hours. It is 200 km through numerous bends and twists with the amazing village scene and terraces in the Prithivi Highway. Overnight in Pokhara
Day 04 - Drive to Bijayapur - 30 mins. Trek to Kalikasthan (1,370m) - 4 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
After breakfast, we drive to Bijayapur Khola from the hotel, then we begin our trek. We walk an hour through the flat paddy fields and cross the river. After crossing the river, the trail goes up to Kalikasthan. We can have lunch in the midway. After arriving at Kalikasthan, we stroll around for the further views and natural scene to explore. Overnight in Kalikasthan
Day 05 - Trek to Shaklung (1,730m) - 4 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
After breakfast, we begin our trek through the villages of Thulokot to Mati Thana. Walking through the forested ridge, we can get the mesmerizing view of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. After climbing up to Lipini, we arrive at Shaklung. Overnight in Shaklung.
Day 06 - Trek to Chisapani - 4 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
From Shaklung, we trek through the Gurung village, where we find an ample opportunity to interact with local folks and to understand about their life style. Then we follow the rhododendron and sal forests. After half way walk, we descend about 400 m and again climb up about 600 m to reach to Chisapani. Chisapani is an ideal place for the Mountain View. From here, we can see Mt. Dhaulagiri, west to Annapurna clearly. Overnight in Chisapani
Day 07 - Trek to Begnas Lake. Drive to Pokhara - 30 mins. Overnight at a hotel.
After breakfast at Chisapani, we descend half way down hill to Rupa Tal, then climb about 200 m to reach to Sundare Bazaar. From Sundare Bazaar, it takes about 15 minutes down to the Begnas Tal. We can enjoy an hour boating there and enjoy the natural serenity. We drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 08 - Pokhara City tour. Overnight at a hotel.
Early in the morning we head to Sarangkot to catch the amazing view of the sun rise. We then come back to Pokhara and visit Davis Fall, Shiva Cave, Bindyabasini Temple, International Mountain Museum (IMM) and do some boating in Phewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara
Day 09 - Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner. Overnight at a hotel.
Today we drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The drive is unforgettable through the villages, terraced fields and the forested hills above the road. More than that, on the way back to Kathmandu, we follow the river and streams, cross many bridges and junctions. After arrival, we go to hotel to check in and in the evening, we will have dinner together with typical Nepalese Cultural Show. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 10 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure
Your beautiful journey to the country of Himalayas ends today. The representative of Two Brothers Trek and Expedition will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport before 3 hours of your scheduled flight and wishes to have a safe journey.