Royal Trek – 4 Days

Royal Trek - This trek is popularly known as Royal Trek because Prince Charles did his first trek in Nepal in this area.

Royal Trek

The trek starts from Kalikathan (1372m) near Pokhara. We walk through Shyaklung (1734m) village and Chisopani danda (ridge). Trek ends at Begnas-tal (lake), about 10km from Pokhara. We pass through small villages that have remarkable ethnic diversity of Nepal. Highest elevation gain on the trek is 1830 meter.

An overnight stay in Pokhara is necessary either in the beginning or at the end of the trek. The best part of the trek is there are no tea houses and it is away from the crowded trail. You can enjoy the real taste of Nepal within a very short period. This trek starts and ends in Pokhara.

Trip Facts:

Activities: Trekking, hiking, nature observation, cultural 
Duration:  4 day(s).
Best time: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 
Trip Grade: Leisurely plus
Airfare:  Not included 
Lodging: Tent/camping arrangement 
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast 
Maximum Altitude: 1734 m.
Cost: Please contact us

Royal trek - Itinerary:

Day 01: Trek to Kalikathan (1372m)
Day 02: Shyaklung (1734m)
Day 03: Chisopani Danda
Day 04: Trek to Begnastal (lake)- Overnight in Pokhara or drive back to Kathmandu.

Few more info about this trip;

The area through which the trek passes falls within the Gandaki zone populated mainly by the Gurungs who are renowned as one of the leading martial races in Nepal. Since the middle of 19th Century they have served with pride and distinction in the Nepalese, British and the Indian armies. Their homeland is the southern flanks of the Annapurna-massif, bounded in the east by the Buri Gandaki river, and in the west by the Kali Gandaki river.

Near the start of the trek many Brahmins and Chettris will be met, and village populations are often mixed. Living at lower altitudes, they farm land and provide many young men and women for government work in offices, the police, etc. Originating from India the Brahmins in particular have played a major role in the development of Nepal. Their influence has waned considerably in recent times because of modernization and development.

As the trek progress more villages populated only by Gurungs are encountered. They tend to live high up on relatively steep slopes, among maize and millet fields, and from these places cultivate rice fields on the valley floor. Their cattle consist mainly of water buffaloes with which they go up in summer to pastures as high as 3800 meters on the southern flank of Annapurna. The Gurung following Buddhist customs and have Mongolide features. They are normally short and stocky but the women are attractive.
Tribal languages differ greatly. The Gurungs together with Tamangs, Sherpas and the Thakali speaks Tibeto-Burmese based languages whereas the Chettri and Brahmin tongues originate from the south. Now days most people speak “Nepali” the national language derived originally from the Hindi of the Rajputs.

Along the way many resting-places built for weary travelers are met. These are normally stone built chautaras stepped to provide temporary resting-place for the heavy loads carried on the back of porters. These resting-places are built by richer village dweller, or on the suggestion of a bahun (priest) to ensure good health and prosperity. These Chautaras are normally built round two trees specially planted for the occasion. One of these trees is a fig tree called ‘Bar’ and has big leaves, the other ‘pipal’ with smaller leaves. As part of the initiation the two are married with a full religious ceremony. ‘Bar’ being the husband, ‘Pipal’ the wife. Traditionally there used to be small pond built nearby and at the same ceremony this too is ‘married’ to the chautara itself.

Many of the chautaras offer the traveler fine views of the Himalayas to the north. This trek route should offer glimpse of Dhaulagiri (8172 m) to the west, and superb views of (from west to east) Annapurna South (7195 m), Annapurna I (8078 m), Machapuchre (6997 m), Annapurna III (7195 m), Annapurna IV (7507 m) and Annapurna II (7937 m). Then comes the Lamjung Himal (6985 m), and to the east Himalchuli (7835 m), Manaslu (8125 M). Within Nepal’s boundaries there lie eight out of the fourteen peaks in the world, which rise to over 8000 meters. Clearly visible on this trek are three of these great mountains.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Why choose us?

Mission Eco Trek aware that there are many companies seeking your business as you plan your adventure holidays in the Nepal Himalayas. We believe we offer the very best value for money and take your safety, comfort and ultimate holiday experience very seriously.

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Cost includes:

  • Pick up and drops by private coach. 
  • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.
  • While trekking tented camp with Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee etc...
  • An English speaking guide for your whole trip.
  • All activities as per above program.
  • All tour permits and entry fees.
  • All surface Transportation whole trip.

Cost does not include:-

  • Your travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal clothing and equipments.
  • Tips for guide and driver. (Tipping is expected).

Further Information

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Travel Insurance

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Contact Address

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P. O. Box: 19795, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

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