Royal Trek - 9 Days

Named after prince Charles of Britain and his 90 guests hiked route
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PRICE PER PERSON

  • 1 PAX US$499
  • 2 PAX US$411
  • 3 PAX US$396
  • 4 PAX US$384
  • 5-10 PAX US$377
  • 11-20 PAX US$363
Price Per Person US$ 363 All included Services

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Opportunity to experience the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and rural lifestyle of Nepal.
  • Pass through lush green landscapes, beautiful rice fields, and dense rhododendron forests.
  • Interact with the friendly locals, primarily from the Gurung and Magar communities, and learn about their customs, traditions, and daily life.
  • Scenic beauty of the surrounding mountains, including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna South.
  • Discover the flora and fauna of the Himalayas in their natural form.
  • Opportunity to discover the livelihood, culture, taste of local people induce in their diet and value life in its simplest form.
  • Camp in luxury in the serene surroundings of the Annapurna region.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Prince Charles and the royal families of Nepal.

Royal Trek Overview:

The Royal Trek is a picturesque and relatively easy trek located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It gained its name after Prince Charles of the United Kingdom embarked on this route with his entourage in the 1980s. This trek provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and rural lifestyle of Nepal.

Starting from the picturesque city of Pokhara, the Royal Trek takes you through a landscape that seems straight out of a postcard. You’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of majestic mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The beauty of these peaks will leave you in awe at every turn.

As you make your way through terraced fields and peaceful forests, you’ll encounter charming traditional villages. The friendly locals, mostly from the Gurung and Magar communities, will warmly welcome you into their homes and share their rich culture. Staying in cozy tea houses or homestays, you’ll experience their genuine hospitality and taste delicious local cuisine.

Unlike other popular treks, the Royal Trek offers a more serene and off-the-beaten-path experience. The trails are less crowded, allowing you to enjoy the tranquility of nature. The peacefulness of the surroundings, accompanied by the melodious sounds of birds and the rustling of leaves, creates a sense of calmness that rejuvenates your soul.

The trek itself is relatively easy, making it accessible to trekkers of various fitness levels. The well-defined paths with moderate elevation gain ensure a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Along the way, you’ll be guided by experienced trekking guides who will share their knowledge of the region and ensure your safety throughout the trek.

One of the highlights of the Royal Trek is the opportunity to witness the stunning beauty of rhododendron forests. These vibrant forests, blooming with colorful flowers, add an enchanting touch to the trek. The sight of these blossoms against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks is truly mesmerizing.

The duration of the Royal Trek is usually around 7 to 9 days, making it a perfect option for those with limited time or less trekking experience. It allows you to embark on a memorable adventure without needing extensive preparation. The shorter duration also means you can soak in the beauty of the mountains and immerse yourself in the local culture without feeling rushed.

In summary, the Royal Trek is an ideal choice for those seeking a blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and tranquility. It’s a trek that offers a memorable journey through stunning landscapes, warm interactions with locals, and a chance to reconnect with nature. Whether you’re a novice trekker or an experienced adventurer, the Royal Trek promises an experience that will leave a lasting impression on your heart.

Culture:

The trek takes you through traditional villages predominantly inhabited by the Gurung and Magar ethnic groups. These communities have preserved their unique customs, traditions, and way of life, allowing you to gain insights into their rich cultural heritage. You can witness traditional dances, sample authentic local cuisine, and engage in conversations with the locals, learning about their customs and daily routines.

Biodiversity:

In terms of biodiversity, the Royal Trek boasts a diverse range of flora and fauna. The region is home to lush forests, including rhododendron and oak, which are a habitat for various species of birds, butterflies, and wildlife. You may encounter colorful birds, such as the Himalayan Monal, and if you’re lucky, spot some wildlife like musk deer or Himalayan langur monkeys.

Climate:

The climate along the Royal Trek varies depending on the season. Spring (March to May) brings mild temperatures and blooming rhododendrons, adding vibrant colors to the landscape. Summer (June to August) is monsoon season, characterized by occasional rainfall and lush greenery. Autumn (September to November) is the peak trekking season, with clear skies, moderate temperatures, and breathtaking mountain views. Winter (December to February) is colder, but the trek can still be undertaken with proper preparation, offering crisp views and quieter trails.

Accomodation:

Accommodation along the Royal Trek primarily consists of tea houses or lodges that are scattered throughout the trail. These are basic but comfortable accommodations that provide a cozy place to rest and rejuvenate after a day of trekking. The rooms typically have twin beds with clean bedding, and some may offer shared bathroom facilities. Staying in these tea houses allows you to experience the warmth and hospitality of the local communities.

Meals:

Meals during the trek are usually provided at the tea houses or lodges where you stay. The meals are freshly prepared, and you can expect a variety of local and international dishes. Dal Bhat, a traditional Nepali meal consisting of rice, lentils, vegetables, and a choice of meat or vegetarian options, is a popular and nutritious choice. Other options like momos (dumplings), noodles, soups, and curries are also commonly available. The tea houses often have dining areas where you can enjoy your meals while taking in the surrounding views.

Guides:

Throughout the trek, you will be accompanied by experienced guides who are familiar with the route and the local culture. These guides provide valuable assistance, ensuring your safety, and sharing their knowledge of the area. They can offer insights into the local customs, traditions, and natural surroundings, enhancing your overall trekking experience.

Permits:

The necessary permits include the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits help support the conservation efforts in the region and provide essential information to authorities for trekker safety. You can obtain these permits through registered trekking agencies or at the relevant checkpoint along the trail.

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Itinerary

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Day
01

Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport, then transfer to your hotel.

Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
02
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Day
03
Max. Altitude: 820 m/ 2,854 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
04
Max. Altitude: 1,380m/ 4,527 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
05
Max. Altitude: 1,720 m/ 5,43 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
06
Max. Altitude: 1,540 m/ 5,052 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge
Day
07
Max. Altitude: 1,020 m/ 3,346 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
08
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
09
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Internal transport and flight within Nepal as per the itinerary
  • All necessary trekking and area permit & fees, (National Park area special permit and TIMs cards).
  • OPTIONAL: Three meals a day during the trek (If of required, we provide meal during the trekking)
  • OPTIONAL: All accommodation during trek (If of required we arrange all accommodation)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • An expert local porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, Equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure

September-23
October-23
November-23
December-23
March-24
April-24
May-24
September-24
October-24
November-24

Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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