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Annapurna Royal Trek-Trekking around Syaklung and Beglas Lake Pokhara 2023/24

Annapurna Royal Trek is one of easiest and shortest trek in Annapurna, also known as Annapurna Skyline Trek.The best trail trekked by Prince Charles to meet British Gurkha Soldiers family,travel around Begnas and Rupa Lake vicinity with Chisopani and Syaklung village. Nepal's middle hills trek with awesome backdrop of the Annapurna mountain range.The best treks in the Annapurna region, 7-day Royal Trek is to experience village life and striking mountain views.The royal trek Nepal is basically recommended for beginners as well as experienced ones.This is an easy to moderate trekking around Pokhara valley.The home stay trek through beautiful Gurung villages and forests enjoying fabulous views of mountain and lakes.This is a good trek to discover amazing mountain cultures, scenic landscapes and the majestic views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. The Royal Trek is to the north of Pokhara, also best for families with children. For booking enquire regarding Annapurna royal trek cost and dates for 2023.2024, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on Whats App at +977 9851023742.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Royal Trek in Nepal

Trek Duration: 7 days

Trek Difficulty: Easy /Medium

Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Trek Altitude: 850m-1730m

Trek Cost: USD 550-USD 750

Group Size: 1 - 12 people

Trek Package:  Tea House/Home Stay Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu / Pokhara

Annapurna Royal Trek Pokhara is the best short trek in Nepal for family and trek beginners who have limited time trekking in Nepal.
  • Annapurna Royal Trek
  • 7 Days Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
  • Essential Trek Info
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Annapurna Royal Trek is a home stay trek around Pokhara valley-Begnas, Rupa Tal, Chisopani and Syaklung village. This is an easy trek through amazing landscapes of Gurung villages and rice terrace fields.The Royal Trek also known as Annapurna skyline trek is suitable trek beginners with family with children. Pokhara Royal Trek is possible throughout the year, yet Autumn, Spring and Winter is the best time.You will find home stay and basic tea house accommodation on the trek.Hence, the Royal Trek from Pokhara offers an authentic experience of Nepalese lifestyle, culture and traditions being away from the busy trail of Nepal. 

The royal trek is full of nature, culture and scenic landscapes.The 7-day Annapurna royal trek begins from Kalikasthan and trek through beautiful hamlets, rice terraces fields and Gurung villages.To experience traditional lifestyles of Gurung tribes, their ancient religious, traditions and practices remained unchanged since the thousands of years. The Annapurna royal trek itinerary is as day 1: Pokhara to Syaklung village, day 2:  Syaklung to Chisapani, and day 3:  Chisapani to Pokhara via Rupa Lake and Begnas Lake.

Royal Trek Package
We offer budget, standard and full fledged package to Annapurna Royal Trek . Please write us email to know about these package price and what is inclusion in the cost. We come to see you soon by mail with all details price of budget, standard and full fledged trip. Annapurna Royal Trek Package price ranges from USD 350 to USD 950. 

Royal Trek with guide
Annapurna Royal Trek with guide is much easier, more secure and enjoyable.The trail is well marked for most of the trek, but there are parts where it’s not clear which way to go.Guides aren’t expensive in Nepal that US$ 30 a day).They provide you with some company and their expertise will help you. Moreover, if something should happen, you will have someone to help you.

Accommodation and food on the trek
Most of the guest houses, hotels and tea houses in this area are very basic and provide minimum comfort.The bathrooms are communal with no toilet paper and in some of the hotels hot water is limited.Restaurants and hotels serve mostly vegetarian meals, the most popular dish is Dal Bhat (steamed rice and lentil soup that is generally served with vegetables), but you can also find dishes with beef or chicken.

Royal Trek Permit
All trekkers in Nepal must acquire the Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card. The TIMS Card is mandatory to ensure the safety and security of trekkers in the general trekking areas. In addition to the TIMS Card, you also need a to get a ACAP permit to do the Sikles Trek . A copy of your passport and two passport-size photographs are required to obtain a TIMS Card and ACAP permit.

Private and Group Trek
We organize group and private trek to Annapurna Royal Trek . The bigger your group, the more discount you can get. We handle all group sizes and assign one assistant guide for a group of 12 or more trekkers. Each group will lead by a guide and porters.We assign one porter for every two trekkers. The luggage weight limit is 9 kg per trekker. Hence, a porter will not carry more than 18 kg of combined weight.

Communication on Royal Trek 
During the Annapurna Royal Trek, you can use the internet at lodges/tea houses for an extra cost. However, at high altitudes, we will communicate using the phone. Depending on the kind of network you use, you might get signals at trekking regions, but they might not be strong enough. If you wish, you can buy a local sim card in Kathmandu

Annapurna Royal Trek Difficulty and Preparation
Annapurna Royal Trek  is an easy grade trek. You need to walk generally 4 to 5 hrs a day, taking regular breaks enjoying stunning mountain views. Ghorepani trek trail ascend and descend fairly. So you need to have an average physical fitness and strong determination. Some days may require longer waking hours.Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Last Minute Booking Trip
For those unable to book a trip in advance, We do accept a last-minute booking. To take advantage of this facility, you need to pay 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the trip departures. We do our best to operate a trek at any time, but in case of last-minute booking, we can not be responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control such as bad weather or the unavailability of lodging. Contact us at 977-9851023742 (Jitendra) or email us at [email protected] for more information. 

Drive by bus and car or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
The distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is just 210 Km (130 mi), so the bus travel time is around 6 to 7 hours.The hilly road from Kathmandu to Pokhara is quite dangerous with many curves and old trucks overtaking buses and cars at high altitude.On the top of it, the buses are old and can break down at any time and make your travel time even longer.If you can, you should definitely take a 45 min flight. Even though it’s more expensive than the bus, you will be safer and save your precious time.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m)
Receive at kathmandu airport upon arrival and drive to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m)
Drive or fly to Pokhara. Takes 6 hours drive by tourist bus or private vehicle and flight takes 30 minutes.
Day 03: Pokhara to Syaklung Village (1730m)
Breakfast and drive to Kalikasthan for an hours and  we start trek through the villages. Walking along the ridge of the mountain with good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal this trek provide to explore many villages and the rhododendron forests. Overnight at Syaklung.
Day 04: Syaklung to Chisapani (1550m)
Walk through the Gurung village, rhododendron and Sal forest. Half way through the walk there is a 400m descent, then a 600m ascent to arrive at Chisapani. This is the best view point at which to see the Himalayan Panorama. The guest will have best view of Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna.
Day 05: Chisapani to Pokhara (900 m)
After breakfast, walking half way down the hill to Rupa Tal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda. Walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal for an hour boating to catch the transfer to Pokhara and on arrival at hotel check in and rest of the time explore the lake side and overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Early morning visit Sarankot then after drive to Kathmandu, it takes for 6 hours drive.
Day 07: Kathmandu Airport
 Transfer to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home.

Cost Included:

  • Bus transfer- Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
  • Trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS cards
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary, meals, accommodation and transfer
  • 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner during trekking
  • For ABC/Poon Hill Trek - Transfer by bus or car to/from Pokhara to Trekking start/end point.
  • Hotel in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • All the goverment taxes and company service charge.

Cost Not Included:

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but we can book on your request.
  • Private car transfer -Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • flight cost- Kathmandu/Pokhara.
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for Heli rescue and other medication
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients. 
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like beer, water, tea/coffee, hot water, chocolate/rice pudding, pie and pancake.
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone, internet, wifi, hot shower, battery charging
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Equipment for Annapurna Royal Trek 
In case that you’re travelling just with a carry-on suitcase or backpacking in Southeast Asia, you don’t need to worry about the clothes you need to bring for the trek because you can rent everything you need in Kathmandu and Pokhara. And the prices are really good.But you must bring:

Head
Sun hat or scarf
Warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Feet
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm woolen hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter
Hands
Lightweight gloves
Lower Body
Under Garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Upper Body
T-shirts
Light weight thermal tops
Fleece jackets or pullovers
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jackets
Accessories
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry inside the trekking bags
Trekking Poles
Water bottles
Toiletries
Toiletries
Tooth brush/paste
Multipurpose soap
Nail cutter
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene:
Wet wipes
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hands wash

Altitude Sickness
The Annapurna Royal Trek has a very low chance of altitude sickness. Here you might experience some mild symptoms like being tired and more easily out of breath. However, as you will descend to lower altitudes on the same day this should not pose a problem. 

Passport and Visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals need a visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or Nepal border regional offices. For a visa application, you need a passport valid for at least six months, a passport size photo, and visa application fees.The current visa cost for 30 days is US$50 which you have to pay in USD cash. Children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Chinese citizens and citizens of SAARC countries:Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka get a free visa.The citizen of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan will not get visa on arrival in Nepal.

Tipping in Nepal
Nepali culture accepts tipping and views it as proof of good service. However, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion and should reflect the quality of service provided.We advise you to tip at the end of the trek. 

Trip Extension
After completion of Annapurna Royal Trek, if you have extra days, we can arrange sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Also cater your 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari tour, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, Everest Mountain Flight, Heli tour to ABC, EBC and Langtang.

Money Matter
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency and 1 USD =Rs 120 NPR.You can exchange most foreign currencies in banks and other financial institutions or money exchanges in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Money exchanges display exchange rates visibly for the public.

Please note that only Indian Rupee Notes (INR) of 100 and 2000 denominations are legal in Nepal. We recommend you to bring cash and exchange them for Nepali Rupees at money exchanges instead of traveler's Cheque are not accepted now in Nepal.You can also withdraw cash in Nepalese Rupees using your credit/debit card from ATMs in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can withdraw up to Rs. 35,000 for a fee of Rs 500. Most banks in Asia do not accept old, torn and faded foreign currency notes so bring clean new notes.

Travel Insurance 
Travel insurance is compulsory for Annapurna Royal Trek. Though this is an easy trek with low risk of AMS. However, this mountain journey is not a normal visit due to the possibility of unforeseen or unexpected events such as injury, illness, flood, landslide and sudden climate changes.All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes. We kindly request you to send your detailed insurance policy copy before trekking departures. In case of emergencies, we will use the documents you sent us for rescue. It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please make sure with the insurance company that they cover helicopter evacuation at high altitude trek along with medical costs. 

Expenses of Personal Nature
Our package does not include meals and accommodation costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Moreover, all our valuable clients need to bring personal spending money to cover visa fee, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, tips to guide and porter, souvenirs and so on. We recommend you to bring cash in major currencies which you can easily exchange for rupees in Nepal. Annapurna Royal Trek accept only Nepalese currency.

Water and Electricity
Electricity is available for camera and mobile battery recharge at an extra cost. You can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or fill your water bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. If you require, we can provide you with water purification pills. You shouldn't drink water from rivers, taps and wells in trek as the water might not be drinkable.

Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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