The Royal Trek is through Nepal's middle hills in the awesome backdrop of the Annapurna mountain range.
This short trek follows a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. The Royal Trek is so-named because Prince Charles and his 90-person entourage explored this route in the early 1980s. Starting from Kalikastan ridge, about 25 km from scenic Pokhara the trek passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets. As you hike the terraced farmlands your eyes behold the magnificent Annapurna range, Machapuchhre [fishtail peak] and the Langtang mountains. The trip ends at the scenic Begnas Lake which is about 30 km west of Pokhara City.
Royal Trek is recommended for beginners or those with limited time looking for an opportunity to experience a trekking adventure in the Himalayas. The entire trek is relatively easy with occasional up and downhill hikes along the ridges and valleys. The maximum ascent on this trek is Syaglung at 1730 meters.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Patan
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and then drive to Bijaypur. Trek to Kalikathan.
Day 04: Trek to Patle
Day 05: Trek to Syaglung [1730 m]
Day 06: Trek concludes. Drive down to Pokhara.
Day 07: Tour of Pokhara city, sightseeing and boating PM: Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 08: Depart Kathmandu.