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Royal Nepal Trek
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kalika - Kalikasthan – Shyanklung - Chsopani – Pokhara – Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu – Departure
The Royal Nepal Trek is the most favoured route once used Prince Charles of England and musicians like Mick Jagger. The trekking route brings the best of trekking and wildlife experiences in Nepal. Stretched over 11 days, the journey’s highlights include views of stunning mountains like Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Machapuchchare, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri and other surrounding peaks and introspect into simple village way of life. Enjoy the action packed adventure of the royal trek.
DAY 01: Kathmandu
Arrival and meet assistance with our airport representative and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for your own leisure and trekking permit process. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02: Pokhara
Early morning we drive for Pokhara by tourist bus or by flight. Check in hotel. Rest of the day free for explore leisure. Overnight at hotel
DAY 03. Pokhara - Kalikasthan:
It is about 5 km drive to the Bijayapur Army Camp just east of the Bijayapur Khola. A broad trail starts in rice fields, a resting place under a large pipal tree. These trees, planted centuries ago, have broad leaves and branches that extend out - fushion, offering welcome shade to travelers. It was under a banyan tree (also called a Bodi tree) that Buddha attained enlightement in India, over 2000 years ago. You can differentiate the Banyan from the pipal tree a related species) by the long roots that drop down from the limbs, a peculiarity of the Banyan. Around these shade trees prople have built walls and Chautaaras, stone benches for proters to rest their loads upon as they pause during the hot, steep climbs. Many people built a chautaaras in the name of deceased relatives. The trail climbs gently only a ridge top through Brahmin and Kshetri villages towards Kalikathan at 1370 meters. The children along this part of the trail are particularly time that you start walking you acan camp either before or after the village of Kalikathan. Both campsites are on ridge tops with good mountain views. Inculding macchapuchhre and Annapurna.
DAY 04. Kalikasthan - Shyanklung:
The trail continues along the forested ridge top through Thulokot to Mati Thana, where there are a few tea shop, there is a short climb, Then the trek reached Naudanda (not to be confuse with the Naudanda west of Pokhara) continue along the ridge to a school at Lipini village, the make a steep but short climb through forest to the Gurung village of Shuanmklung at 1730m.
DAY 05 Shyanklung - Chiso Pani:
The Himalayan skyline continues to change as the route comes abreast of Annapurna II Lamjung Himal, Manasulu and Himalchuli from shyanlung. The trail drops steeply down the south side of the hill to a large tree, a chautaara several tea shops and a police check post. This is a trail junction, trails lead from here west to Begnas Tal and east to the Marsyangdi Khola. The Royal Trek route climbs Chisopani winding around back of the hill to the village. A short distance above Chisopani village is a high knoll where there is a small temple. This is chisopani Danda, meaning Chsipani ridge top. The camp here has splendid mountain views.
DAY 06. Chsopani - Pokhara:
From Chisopani Danda, descend along the fidge for an hour or so, then descend steeply on the stone step into a smaoll valey and a 188 Annapurna Region - The Royal Trek stream that feeds Rupa Tal. Continue for a short distance through the rice field. Then make a final ascent to the ridge that separates Begnas Tal and Rupa Tal, on a wide path you will share with many local people. From the ridge, descend into the Begnas Bazzar and to Pokhara.
DAY 07. Pokhara - CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK:
Early morning, drive to Chitwan National Park for the Jungle Safari Activities. Upon arrival, your resort manager will pick you up from the Tourist Bus Station and transfer to Resort. A short brief about the jungle activities and program commence as per hotel such as elephant safari, sunset, Tharu cultural Stick Dance etc. Dinner and Overnight at Resort.
DAY 08. Chitwan Jungle Safari:
After breakfast, your jungle guide take you to village tour, canoning, elephant bathing centre and elephant breeding center. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.
DAY 09. Chitwan - Kathmandu:
Early morning, visit jungle for bird watching program and back to resort. Breakfast and process to drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel
DAY 10. Kathmandu sightseeing:
Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay.
DAY 11: Departure:
Free day till airport reporting time and transfer to airport for your onward destination.