Among the many awe-inspiring trekking routes in this Himalayan paradise, the Royal Trek stands out as a gem that offers a unique and unforgettable experience.
The Royal Trek is a lesser-known trekking trail that winds through pristine forests, terraced fields, charming traditional villages, and stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. It falls in the Annapurna region and is an explored trekking destination.
Throughout the trek, you can expect a less crowded region. As the trekking destination is not yet popularized, there will be few trekkers on the route. This provides you with an opportunity to walk on a silent and isolated trail.
Overall, the trek is fantastic and should be explored.
- Visit the UNESCO world heritage sites- Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath Stupa.
- Walk along the route and enjoy the views of the flat paddy fields and the river.
- Marvel at the spectacular views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal.
- Explore the wilderness of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
- Grab the opportunity to interact with friendly locals and learn about the customs.
- Indulge in the local cuisines and grab a taste of Nepalese dishes.
- Visit ancient temples, monasteries, and traditional houses in the region.
The Royal Trek has an exciting itinerary. Let’s look at the route overview, shall we?
We begin the trip upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. One of our representatives will pick you up and drop you at the hotel. Then, a sightseeing tour is organized in Kathmandu, where you'll visit the Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath Stupa. Later, we drive to Pokhara and reach there in approximately after 6-7hours.
We then drive to Bijayapur Khola and begin hiking to Kalikasthan. After reaching the destination, we’ll take some rest. The following day, we’ll cross several villages and walk through the rhododendron forests to get to Syaklung. The descent then begins to Chisapani, where we’ll drive back to Pokhara and Kathmandu.
While considering booking a trek, we should look at the best time for the Royal Trek. Weather conditions play a crucial role in shaping the trek. Hence, let’s get started.
Any date from January-May or September-December works well for the trek. These months fall under the spring and autumn seasons, the best treks seasons. During these months, you’ll experience moderate temperatures suitable for hiking.
It’s good to skip the trek in the monsoon season as there are high chances that the routes will be muddy and slippery.
Hence, we recommend you choose only the best time.
The Royal Trek is an easy trek. However, it is essential to maintain a good physical fitness level to prepare for the trek.
The trek involves walking for an average of 5-6 hours in terrains mixed with uphill and downhill. The routes are relatively easy, and anyone with little experience can also embark on this journey.
Now, let’s talk about the altitude. The highest elevation you’ll reach is 1730m, which is not a concern for altitude sickness. There would be a high chance of AMS in other treks with altitudes over 3000, but not for the Royal trek.
With this, we come to the end of the overview. You have the option to choose any of the trekking packages, which are customizable in private trips. See you soon!