The Royal Trek is one of the shortest treks to discover the beauty of Nepal. The trek follows a path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley into the Brahmin and Chettri Villages. The route got its name when the Prince Charles and his 90 person entourage explored the route in the early eighties. Prince Charles got fascinated by the spectacular views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu while trekking in the deep forests of Panchase. The trail traverses beautiful forests of rhododendron and Magnolia, wonderful villages inhabited by hospitable people and ultimately exposes us to the panorama of the beautiful mountains and its foothills.
The trek can be done throughout the year except during the monsoon season when the way is slippery and view is covered with thick clouds. This trek provides the opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with the diverse mix of people, cultures and terrain of the region. We have combined the trek with thrilling white water rafting adventure, an exciting jungle safari in the Chitwan National Park and Wonderful Mountain flight to view the Everest.
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Welcome to the vibrant city of Kathmandu. Upon the arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, we will be transferred to a hotel in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. A pre-trek briefing regarding any outstanding trekking formalities will follow the hotel check in. After the briefing you can spend the leisure time resting in the comfort of your hotel or wandering around to explore the lively surroundings. In the evening, we will be picked up for a wonderful dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant along with a cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu
After a hearty breakfast, we will go for a guided tour around the UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur boasts a rich Newari culture along with the artistically designed temples and palaces. The art and architecture of the valley show the unique fusion of Hindu and Buddhist influences. We have plenty of time to explore the site in our pace. After the insightful tour around, we will meet our guide who will give us a trek briefing helping us with our final trek preparations. Overnight in Kathmandu
After an early breakfast, our tour officer will meet us for our transfer to the domestic airport. We take a 30 minute scenic flight to Pokhara, a beautiful city on the lap of stunning mountains. We will take 30 minutes ride to Thare Khola along the Tansen road. We start our trek to Bhumdi from Thare through various Brahmin and Chhetri Village of Kalibang. Along the way we enjoy magnificent views of the Machhapuchhre, Manaslu and Annapurna range. We will set our camp near a forest in Bhumdi. (3 hrs)
We enjoy an astonishing panorama of mountains as we walk along the ridge towards the President’s Camp. We pass through the scattered dwellings to climb through a thick deciduous forest with rhododendron, magnolia and orchids. We walk west of the Panchase Lekh as we climb on a ridge to lead us to Chautara. We enjoy a wonderful lunch at a fine restaurant on a deserted farm terrace. In the afternoon, we pass Bhanjyang to climb west to reach the president’s Camp on a hill below Panchase Lekh. (5hrs)
We climb the Panchase Lekh in the morning to visit a shrine on the top of the hill. We enjoy an incredible view of the Himalayas, its foothills and a small lake west of the hill. The route follows the undulating path through the beautiful forest to the Tashi Camp located above the village of Bhaddaure. (6hrs)
The day begins with from Bhadaure, which is followed by a steep climb to the Ridgeline. We gradually contour along the ridge enjoying panoramic views of the Pokhara Valley and the serene Phewa Lake. We enjoy our lunch with beautiful views of the Pokhara Valley and Naudanda from over the Khare Village. We descend to the village of Khare to drive back to the city of Pokhara. (4 hrs)
We enjoy a hearty breakfast in our comfortable hotel in the Pokhara before taking a 3 hours ride to Charaundi. We will start our thrilling rafting adventure from Kuringhat. Before starting our rafting adventure, we will be given an informative raft briefing for our safety. Three hours of the thrilling white water rafting experience in the thundering Bhote Koshi River is an exceptional adventure. After the rafting, we will enjoy a wonderful lunch on the bank of the river.
We will start our second day of rafting from Kuringhat. The tides are light as we start, but get exciting as we flow along the river in the Terai region of Nepal. We enjoy a delicious meal on the picturesque bank of the river. We end our rafting adventure on the sandbank in Gaighat. We relax on the beautiful river bank enjoying the diverse terrain of the region.
We will take a ride to the Chitwan National Park to start exploring the jungle to encounter exotic wildlife. We start our Jungle safari riding on an elephant exploring the tall grassland and the dense jungle of the Terai region. We enjoy a wonderful Tharu Cultural Dance in our Hotel in the evening.
We will continue our Jungle safari into the dense forest as we encounter the rare One Horned Rhino, Bengal Tiger, Gharial and other wildlifes. The travel into the wild is an insightful adventure for all.
We will enjoy our hearty breakfast in the hotel and drive along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. It is a 5 hour drive back to Kathmandu as we observe the terrain from plains to the hills. We reach our comfortable hotels in the Kathmandu. (5hrs)
Everest Mountain flight is one of the world’s must do adventure. We rise early to catch the world’s most scenic 1 hour flight over the beautiful Himalayas. We will enjoy the world most beautiful snow covered mountains along with the Majestic Mount Everest. After the astonishing flight, we come back to our hotels for a breakfast.
An afternoon in the Kathmandu valley is ideal to visit any missed out destinations in the Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Valley is full of palaces, shrines and temples with cultural and architectural value. This may be a great opportunity to go for souvenir shopping around the valley. Himalayan Eco Treks and Tour Nepal offers extra drive and drop facility around the Kathmandu valley.
It is finally time to bid farewell to this beautiful country. Our Tour Officer meets us at the hotel for the transfer to the Tribhuwan International Airport. We play the beautiful memories of our adventure as we depart to our next destinations. Himalayan Eco Treks and Tour Nepal is always happy to serve you for your next Himalayan adventure in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India.