Royal Trekking - is an easy short & wilderness trek with magnificent view of Annapurna & Machhapurchhe Himal which starts near from Pokhara and offers good mountain views. It gained its name after Britain's prince Charles & his team trekked here.
During the Royal Trekking one can see the village of Brahmins, Chhetris, Gurungs, Magars, etc. Royal trekking area will be good for those who like to go in less touristic area. You can follow in the foot steps of Royalty with the Siklish or Royal Trek that was walked by the Prince of Wales himself. This pleasant trek starts outside of Pokhara at Bengas Lake. The trail takes us to a Gurung village and then to fabulous views of Machhapuchre, Annapurna, and Lamjung. The Royal trek generally consume around 4 to 5 days but we can make even long best trekking route according to your interest.
After Breakfast 6 hrs Drive to Pokhara (about 200km) by Tourist Bus through good scenery of River and countryside. Check in to the Hotel. Free afternoon on your own. Take a walk around Lakeside or you can do boating at fewa lake. O/n Hotel. (You can fly to Pokhara takes 25 minutes Flight)
After breakfast at Pokhara Hotel then drive to Bijayapur Army camp east of Bijayapur khola. Then 5 hrs Trek to Kalikasthan. On the way our crew prepare the Lunch. O/n at Tented Camp.
Today you start your Trek after Breakfast. You Trek through village & small jungle up & down hill. After 6 hrs Trek you reach to beautiful camping place called Shaklung Village. On the way lunch will be served by your cook. O/n tented Camp at beautiful Camping site in Shaklung.
After Breakfast, with the beautiful view of Annapurna-II, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu- Himalchuli Trek starts. After Trek around 3 hrs then Lunch break in Gurung Village. Then after Lunch, around 3 hrs Trek then stop over to Chisapani Danda fro camping.
You start trekking early in the morning you trek to Poonhill (3195m.) with the help of your stick and flash light. Here, you can take pleasure in the scenic peak views and striking sunrise view. Then after an hour, you trek down to Poon Hill and have breakfast then continuously trek to Tadapani for 6 hours. Tadapani literally refer to ‘Far water’ which means water is supplied in this village from long distance. The track rises all along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali. You come down to reach Banthanti, ahead of walking on the twisting way to Tadapani. Overnight at trekkers lodge.
Trek down to Begnas Tal, a beautiful lake near Pokhara then drive to Pokhara for about half an hr.Today we Trek around 4-5 hrs & on the way Lunch. O/n Hotel in Pokhara.
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)
Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph