The easy and short trek in the enticing lands of Annapurna Region, Royal Trek is the popular trek chosen by Prince Charles along with his 90 people in the year 1980 which gave the route a name of ‘Royal Trek’.
Itinerary Outline of Royal Trek:
Walking past the forested ridge, traversing the rhododendron woods, moving through the villages of amiable locals with an opportunity to have a peek into their culture, traditions and ways of living and having soaring views of AnnapurnaI, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung, Tukuche and Hiunchuli Peaks are the major attractions of the Royal Trek.
After taking a guided tour into the UNESCO enlisted cultural sites at Kathmandu, Royal Trek itinerary sets into motion as we take 5hour drive through the swirling road of Prithvi Highway towards Pokhara from where the drive progresses to Bijayapur Khola. It is at Bijayapur Khola that the enticing trekking experience commences as we cross the river and choose the escalating trail through Ranigaon Village to Kalikasthan. Indulging in the panoramic views of Annapurna and Lamjung Mountains from the Gurung Village of Syaklung, we will head through Chisopani to Pokhara from where we will catch a bus back to Kathmandu which formally concludes the ‘Royal Trek’ package as you will be conveyed back to International Airport.Enrolling in Royal Trek is the best way of observing lifestyle in Highland Villages and having peeks into several snow- clad mountains without having to undergo through the arduous trekking in a short time span which makes it suitable for trekkers of all age groups.
: Arrival in Kathmandu
: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
: Drive to Pokhara
: Trek to Kalikasthan
: Trek to Syaklung
: Trek to Chisopani
: Move to Pokhara
: Drive to Kathmandu
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, you will be greeted by representative from ‘Tourist Link Treks & Expedition’ who will then convey you through the vibrant streets in Kathmandu to the hotel where you will receive a brief explanation regarding your trekking package. You will spend the night in the comfy bed.
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
Taking light breakfast early in the morning, our guide will then take you for a pleasant day tour inside Kathmandu which encompasses the UNESCO enlisted holiest shrine of Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple Complex, the Bouddhanath Stupa which is the largest Stupa existing inside Kathmandu, Swayambhunath Temple aka Monkey Temple which is the oldest Stupa inside Kathmandu which dates almost 2oooyrs back and the Kathmandu Durbar Square which is yet another UNESCO enlisted historical site where you will get chance to view the abode of Living Goddess- Kumari, Kasthamandap Temple, Kal Bhairab and many more.
Day03: Drive to Pokhara:
5hour of enchanting drive through the meandering road along the Prithvi Highway will eventually takes us to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. The route will be full of natural grandeurs like Trishuli River, rice terraces and numerous peaks at the background.
Day04: Trek to Kalikasthan:
Taking light breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, we will continue driving towards Bijayapur Khola which marks the initiation of pleasant trekking experience as we cross the river from where the trail meanders upward through Rakhigaon Village to Kalikasthan located at 1370m altitude where we will be staying overnight in the tea house.
Day05: Trek to Syaklung:
Crossing the forested ridge, we will walk past Thulokot and Mai Thana from where the trail clambers uphill by the way of Naudanda to the Gurung settlement of Syaklung located at 1730m altitude. Enroute, we will be enjoying the gratifying views of Annapurna and Lamjung peaks.
Day06: Trek to Chisopani:
Leaving the pretty village of Syaklung behind, we will choose the downward trail and pass through small tea shops whence the trail escalates uphill to lead us to Chisopani located at 2300m altitude. The strenuous trekking will be compensated by the rare views of numerous snow-clad peaks.
Day07: Move to Pokhara:
Lowering down through the ridge, we will continue walking half way down hill to arrive at Rupatal whence we will climb for about 200 meters to make it to Sundare danda. Taking rest at Sundare Danda for a while, we will make an advance towards Begnas Lake from where we will take a drive towards the hotel in Pokhara where we will stay overnight in a hotel.
Day08: Drive to Kathmandu:
5hours of scenic drive through the serpentine roads along Prithvi Highway with exotic views of Trishuli River, paddy fields, terraces and hills will lead us back to Kathmandu where we will be staying in a hotel. Dinner will be served in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of ‘Royal Trek’.
The enticing 9days ‘Royal Trek’ comes to an end on this day as you will be transferred back to Tribhuvan International airport by our representative. We are happy to serve you and we will be looking forward for your next visit.
- All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period
- Accommodation (Lodge) during the trekking period
- ACAP permit
- English speaking guide
- Highly experienced staffs
- Food, clothing and salary of our staffs
- Insurance of staffs
- All necessary grounded transportation
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Airport Pick up and drop
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel
- insurance company
- TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
- All local/ Government Taxes
- Domestic Airport Tax
- Domestic Airfare
- Personal nature Expenses
- Bar bill and all kinds of drinks
- Rescue and Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff (not mandatory
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
- 1 Pair of hiking boots
- 1 Medium size backpack
- 1 Day pack
- 1 Sleeping bag (-20 C)
- 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
- 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
- 1 Inner sleeping sheet
- 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
- 1 Water bottle
- 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
- 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
- 2 Pairs light weight trousers
- 1 Pair shorts
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 Pair’ light socks
- 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
- 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
- 1 Torch & spear batteries
- 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
- 1 Medium size towel
- 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
- Moleskin for blister
- Swiss type of army knife
- Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
- Personal medication.
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Warm hat/ gloves
- Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
- Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 10 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara (if you are travelling to the Annapurna Region). Similarly Namche Bazaar has also alike options.
Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks
Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada
Friday, September 12th, 2014