The Royal trekking is a short and easy trekking, as it revolves around the low altitude areas but you will amazed with awesome mountain vistas of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaunlagiri Himalayan range and equally have an opportunity to explore the diversity of local culture, rituals, lifestyles and awesome natural wonders.
The Royal Trekking is low altitude, a short and easy trekking trips located in the Annapurna region. The trail, starting right from Pokhara, follows through the lush greenery path along the foothills of classical Annapurna trek, undoubtedly awesome for the amazing mountain vista, exploring of distinct culture, rituals and lifestyles of Gurung ethnic groups and equally exploring the birth place of the famed Gurkha soldiers.
The Royal Trek is so-named because Prince Charles from United Kingdom and his team had travelled through in the early 80s. It is regarded one of the short and easy treks and frequently organized trekking trips by Mission Eco Treks, best suiting for the first timers and who are wishing to explore the remote corner of the country, equally the distinct culture, lifestyles of the kith and kin of Gorkha soldier, who were born and bred in the area and set name and fame in the world, fighting the world’s great war. In comparison to other trekking destinations in the Annapurna region trekking, the Royal trekking route is less crowed, and therefore, you will be able to get closer to the nature, distinct culture, rituals and lifestyles of the various ethnic groups, primarily of Gurung.
The Royal Trek offers amazing scenes and sceneries, spectacular mountain vista complemented by a panorama of incredible landscapes of lovely hillside, terraced farm field, beautiful settlements, and amazing scenes of Mt. Annpurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri Himalayan range right in front, to the range up until the naked eyes can sneak. Starting right from Pokhara takes you all the way to the north along the foothills of Annapurna trek, all around the beautiful Gurung hamlet, where you will enjoy exploring all around the greeneries, dramatic mountain vista and ends at the scenic Begnas lake, about 15 km west of Pokhara city.
The Royal trek, in recent days also have been popular for home-stay trek, in which you spend your night at the local house, enjoy exploring the local culture, distinct rituals and lifestyles, and equally having local dishes and delicacies, and participating in the traditional dance like ‘Ghato’. No doubt you will be amazed with amazing hospitality by the locals living in the region. In addition, you will have stunning views of the eloquently built traditional houses, hillside like beautifully carved terraces, magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, including Mt. Machhapuchhre known as Mt. Fishtail, to name a few. The Royal trek no doubt represents a true picture of diversity, a unique trail allowing you utmost opportunity to explore the traditional lifestyles and rituals of Gurung and various other ethnic groups residing alongside of the trail, whose ancient religious and cultural practices, rituals and traditions have remained intact, without change for hundreds of years. This trip is usually designed for those who have short time but wishing to explore the Annapurna region, local culture, customs and more, and undoubtedly it is a lovely and unforgettable trekking holiday. We recommend the Royal trekking trip especially for the beginners, also for those who are restricted by time for the longer trekking.
The royal trekking begins right after a short tour in and around the Kathmandu valley, tour around the world’s religious and cultural heritage sites and then have a day drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will have a short drive to Bijayapur Khola and then begin hiking alongside of paddy field, terraced hillside and then reach at Kalikasthan. The next day, you will continue trekking alongside of awesome view points from where you will have amazing vista of Lamjung Himal and whole range of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaunlagiri Himalayan range and then enter into Syaklung, the Gurung hamlet and then retrace back to Chisapani. You will have hike through jungle full of rhododendron flower and sal trees and then finally retrace back to Begnas Tal, the lakeside and then have a short drive to Pokhara lakeside and then finally return back to Kathmandu.