Fitness Level : Gentle Max-Altitude : 1730m / 5675.78ft
Country : Nepal Group Size : Min 1, Max 12
Trip Start : Kathmandu, Nepal Trip Finish : Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals : Breakfasts at all places and full board on trek
Accommodation : Tea houses on trek and standard hotel in other places

What's Included

  • Airport transfers to/from hotel
  • Twin share accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation at clean, comfortable and standard tea houses on trek
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Guided excursions with a local, experienced English speaking guide
  • Fully, trained English speaking trekking leader
  • Assistant trek leaders (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) 
  • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  •  T-Shirt and trekking map
  • Internal travel in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • All temples/monuments entrance fees
  • Trekking permits and fees (TIMS and ACAP)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu sightseeing: Temples, Pagodas and World Heritage Sites
  • Visit the scenic Phewa Lake and pay your respect to Barahi Temple in Pokhara
  • Spell-binding Himalayan panorama of the Annapurna range, Machapuchhare and Langtang
  • Magnificent views of the eloquently built hillside rice terraces, Gurung hamlets, green hill landscapes
  • Cultural exchange with the Gurung community and local cultures that inhabit this region
  • Marvel at the magnificence of Begnas Lake and the surrounding serenity

Trip Description

Explore the green hilly landscapes of the Annapurna foothills like the British Royal, Prince Charles of Wales, did in the early eighties; uncover the typical hilly culture of the Gurung people. One of the shortest and delightful trekking trails along the Annapurna region, Royal Trek never fails to mesmerize you with its spell-binding Himalayan panorama, natural marvels and the untainted Nepalese culture. A short and easy walk in the low altitudes of the Annapurna Region, the trail follows a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. The journey begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara and passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets.  Stunning views of the eloquently built hillside rice terraces, and the magnificent Annapurna range, Machapuchhare and the Langtang Mountain accompany you throughout the trek. The trip finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake that resonates with serenity and tranquility.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, accommodation, walking tour (first acquaintance), welcome dinner
Day 02 : Kathmandu city sightseeing program
Day 03 : Drive Pokhara, sightseeing of Barahi temple
Day 04 : Transfer to Bijayapur Khola, trekking to Kalikasthan
Day 05 : Trekking from Kalikasthan to Syaklung
Day 06 : Trekking from Syaklung to Chisapani
Day 07 : Trekking from Chisapani to Pokhara
Day 08 : Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu:
Day 09 : Farewell Friend
Important Notes
We reserve the right to amend the itinerary in cases of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, a health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible if required.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, accommodation, walking tour (first acquaintance), welcome dinner
Altitude (1300m/4,264ft)
Welcome to the land of Himalayas! As soon as you arrive, we will be there to receive you and escort you to your hotel room. Once rested and settled down, you can take a lazy stroll around your hotel and take in as much of Kathmandu as you can without getting any culture shock. We make sure that your first acquaintance with the capital city is a memorable one! Join us for some Nepali delicacy in the evening followed by a pre-departure meeting. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel
Day 02 : Kathmandu city sightseeing program

Today is a big day for you as you finally get to kick-start your adventure! We have a lot of sightseeing in store for you starting with Kathmandu, the nerve-center of Nepal. It flaunts rich history and vibrant culture in every possible nook and cranny. Kathmandu Durbar Square is rich with ancient palaces with spectacular art and architecture whereas Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest places for Hindus. You then make your way to the largest stupa in the world: Boudhanath Stupa followed by Swayambhunath Temple. Swayambhunath meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among foreigners owing to the large monkey population residing in the area. No wonder it’s also called “Monkey Temple”. Make sure you keep an eye out for these notorious creatures. Transfer to Nagarkot in the evening. Overnight in Nagarkot.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Country Villa Resort
Day 03 : Drive Pokhara, sightseeing of Barahi temple

Altitude: [823m/2,700ft], Drive : 6-7 hrs
Drive to Pokhara takes about 5-6 hours from Kathmandu. You will enjoy the winding road with some of the most gorgeous landscapes and inspiring images reflect in your rear-view mirror. Peaceful Pokhara has a prime position beside a deep green lake, nestling among forested hills with a picture-postcard backdrop of gleaming Himalayan peaks. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Take a boat ride in the pristine Phewa Lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal and pay your respect to Tal Barahi Temple right in the heart of the lake! You’ll feel blessed. Overnight in Pokhara.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Crystal Palace
Day 04 : Transfer to Bijayapur Khola, trekking to Kalikasthan

Altitude: [1,370m/4,496ft]: 1 hr drive, 4-5 hrs trek
You can start stretching your legs for your trek starts today. A 30 minute drive from Pokhara will take you to Bijayapur Khola, marking your initial trekking point. You start off through flat paddy fields for an hour and cross the river. The trail passes through the rice fields and climbs gently along a ridge top through Brahman and Chhetri villages towards Kalikasthan. Excellent views of Machapuchhare and Annapurna will keep you company. Once in Kalikasthan, get some rest and feel free to explore the surrounding areas in the evening. Have fun interacting and exchanging stories with the locals in the cozy teahouse where you will be spending your night. Overnight in Kalikasthan.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 05 : Trekking from Kalikasthan to Syaklung

Altitude:  [1,730m/5,675ft]: 5-6 hrs trek
The trail continues along the forested ridge top through Thulokot to Mati Thana, where there are a few tea shops, then a moderate climb to Naudanda (not to be confused with the Naudanda west of Pokhara). You walk along the ridge of the mountain with Annapurna and Lamjung Himal for a backdrop. You make your way through local villages and rhododendron forests and finally stop at Syaklung. Overnight in Syaklung.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 06 : Trekking from Syaklung to Chisapani

Altitude:  [1550m/5,084ft]: 5-6 hrs trek
Start your day with a walk through Gurung villages, a small but lovely marketplace while you play hide and seek with rhododendron and sal forests. Halfway through the walk there is a 400 meter descent and 600 meter ascent before arriving at Chisapani. Chisapani is ‘the’ place for those who yearn for Himalayan panorama to unfold right before their eyes. You can see Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the west of Annapurna to your heart’s content and head off for some warm dinner and cozy sleep in the local teahouse. Overnight in Chisapani.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 07 : Trekking from Chisapani to Pokhara

Altitude: [823m/2,700ft]
Today we walk half way down the hill to Rupa Lake and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda. You further walk for 15 minutes down to Begnas Lake and treat yourself to an hour of boating. Serenity surrounds the pristine and calm water of Begnas where you can take a moment to yourself and find inner peace. Finally you make your way to Pokhara and call it a day for today or those of you who are up for more fun can explore the Pokhara city in the evening. Grab some food and drinks by the picturesque Phewa Lake in the evening where you can find a strip of hotels and restaurants. Overnight in Pokhara.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Crystal Palace
Day 08 : Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu:

Altitude: [1300m/4,264ft], 5-6 hrs drive
Jumpstart early in the morning for you have got a bus to catch! You will be driving back to Kathmandu through the scenic countryside. The drive is about 7 hours where you will stop in between for breakfast and lunch. Once in Kathmandu, take rest, trade emails or go for last minute shopping in the evening. You do not want to miss out on some of the fantastic souvenirs from around here. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel
Day 09 : Farewell Friend

Today is the day you bid goodbye to the land of Himalayas. Our representative transfers you to the airport three hours prior to the departure. They say goodbyes are not forever. Perhaps you might be back for more mountain adventures. Who knows!

Included meals: Breakfast
Important Notes
We reserve the right to amend the itinerary in cases of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, a health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible if required.

Want to customise this trip? You can contact us

What's Included

  • Airport transfers to/from hotel
  • Twin share accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation at clean, comfortable and standard tea houses on trek
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Guided excursions with a local, experienced English speaking guide
  • Fully, trained English speaking trekking leader
  • Assistant trek leaders (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) 
  • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  •  T-Shirt and trekking map
  • Internal travel in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • All temples/monuments entrance fees
  • Trekking permits and fees (TIMS and ACAP)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What's not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photograph)
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any optional activities other than above included ones during free time
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking equipments, down jacket and sleeping bag (can be either bought or rented in Kathmandu)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not mentioned in the ‘Trip Cost Included’ section

Accommodation

Whilst the travel the accommodation will be on twin share basis using standard hotel in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara and local tea houses whilst the trek. You will be staying 2 nights at Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel in Kathmandu, 1night at Hotel Country Villa in Nagarkot, 2 nights at Hotel Crystal Palace in Pokhara, 3 nights at local, standard tea houses on trek. Single supplement will be provided on request which will be additional USD 165.

Meals

Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara. All meals will be served whilst the trek. There will also be a Welcome Traditional , Nepalese Dinner by Wind Horse Adventures.

The given prices are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

Wind Horse Adventures also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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Nepal
A well, trained guide with the experience to make trekkers have the best time during the trek making it memorable for them.
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Tulsi Prasad BhattaTrekking Leader
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An experienced trek leader conversant in many areas in Nepal with successful treks under his belt; he is truly a fun leader.
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The trek to Everest Base Camp with Wind Horse Adventures was one of the best experiences ever; had a highly, skilled trekking team.

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We are still remembering our tip to Nepal; feeling spiritually awakened and truly a life-changing experience. Thanks a lot to WH team!

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Excellent service in every aspect. We asked for a customized trek and we never expected to turn out so good - friendly, helpful, efficient and accommodating.

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