Royal Trek

TRIP CODE : 4543RTK

duration
6 Days
accomodation
Home Stay
max altitude
2135m
transportation
Tourist Bus / Private Jeep
meals included
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  • The Royal trek is rightly named so, as it is famous for the visit made by Prince Charles in the 80’s. This trek is secluded allowing the trekkers to get a closer look at the nature and the culture of the local people that has remained unchanged all these years. Although the route is considered off beat, the trails have been maintained by locals who use them. The trails passes through terraced fields and upon reaching Kharanibot, we see the beautiful Lake Khaste. During this trek we can see the mesmerizing views of the mountains along with seven different lakes. Presence of wildlife also makes this trek more interesting. As we go along by the local Gurung settlements, we see the people going about their daily chores.

     

    TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

      • Diverse mix of people and culture like Gurung and Magar
      • Views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung etc.
      • Rice Terrace Fields
      • Madi river and lakes like Khaste, Begnas, Rupa and Dipang. 
      • Enjoy organic coffee from coffee farms.
      • Trekked by Prince Charles, Royal family of Nepal and Mick Jagger.

     

    • Flora and fauna like multi-coloured impeyan, blood pheasant, butterflies, snow leopard and blue sheep.
    • 100 varieties of orchid and the largest rhododendron forest in the world.

     

     

    • Day 01 : Kathmandu – Pokhara

      Day 01: Kathmandu – Pokhara (205 km, 6-7 hr ride) Drive to Pokhara in a tourist vehicle. The winding ride alongside Trishuli river will provide views of the surrounding hills and fields. After about 3 hrs rest at Malekhu (Hotel Hilltop) and an hour later have lunch at Trishuli Riverside Spring Resort. After an additional 3hrs you will reach Pokhara where you can see views of the Annapurna Range afar. O/N at SASANE Homestay or Hotel at Pokhara.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6-7 hr ride
    • Day 02 : Bijayapur to Thulakot Danda ‘1370m’

      Drive towards Bijayapur and take a short break upon reaching. Walk for 30 minutes towards Tigertop Hill where you can taste organic coffee. Then, climb up for 4 hrs further towards Kalikasthan passing Kharanikot where you can see the Khaste lake. Finally a 30 minute walk from Kalikasthan and you reach Thulo Danda, the destination for the day.O/N at Thulakot.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6-7 hr trek
    • Day 03 : Deumadi to Lipeni

      Drive towards Lipeni. On the way there is a beautiful remote village and a small market, named ‘Saura Bazar’ meaning Saura Market. After a 2 hr drive you reach Lipeni, from where you can see the beautiful Dhaulagiri Range. Lipeni itself is a local village where you can see local people and their lifestyle. O/N at Lipeni.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5 hr drive
    • Day 04 : Lipeni - Syaklung - Chisapani ‘2135m’

      Start the walk towards Chisapani crossing Syaklung through a forest trail. After an upward walk for 1.30 hrs, you will reach the Syaklung Village. You can see greenery all around with views of the hills, the market below and the organic garden. Further, you pass through Ramkot Bazar, from where you can see the Lamjung Village and Madi river. You also pass through the Bagh Pokhari literally meaning ‘Tiger Pond’, where 15 years ago, the tigers used to quench their thirst. From here a 10 minute walk takes you to the view of Begnas lake , Rupa lake and Dipang lake. Also, you can also explore the seed museum where different kinds of plants are preserved and organic vegetables and fruits are produced. Then, you have to walk for 15 more minutes to reach Ramkot Village. On the way, you pass through Mohariya where there are tea and coffee houses and some retail shops. You can even see the Lamjung area and Madi river from here. Further you see an old trail from where a 30 minute downward walk will lead you two ways. If you want to go through the roadways, it will take a longer time whereas the other older trail is steep upwards and takes an hour. After the upward climb, reach the Moharia Village. Here, you can get information about the village from local people and even visit the local home stays to see how they operate. Then you can walk to the viewpoint further up which has a Gurung Gumba. The viewpoint provides marvelous views of the Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, Nilgiri Range, Gorkha Peak and the whole Lamjung. Few minutes' walk from here you will pass through a thin forest and a village to finally reach Chisapani, where you can enjoy the clear view of the sunset; and at night, you can see the beauty of Pokhara and Lamjung. Mostly Gurung and Magar settlement can be seen here. Organic veggies, local chickens and chyang are the speciality of this place. In demand they even show different cultural performances. O/N at Chisapani.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      8 hr trek
    • Day 05 : Chisapani - Begnas - Pokhara

      After a heavy breakfast, start walking from Chisapani. On the way you can see the Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna range, Lamjung, Manaslu and Gorkha Peak. The trail also passes through the Rupakot forest, from where you can see 3 lakes namely, Begnas Rupa and Dipang. Within 2 hours you find a tea and retail shop at Taalbeshi. You can rest here for a few minutes after which you continue on a 30min walk to reach Majhikuna. From here a 15 min walk will take you to the lakeside. Here onwards you take a boat for an hour to reach the other side. While boating you can interact with the boat driver and learn about their experiences. You also get a chance to see local people fishing in the lake. After reaching, have lunch and drive towards Pokhara.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5 hr trek
  • Trip cost includes

    • All accommodations and meals during the trek
    • Pickup and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu (or other location)
    • An experienced and licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
    • (Optional) Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • A comprehensive first aid medical kit

     

    Trip cost excludes

    • Alcoholic drinks and bottled water, soft drinks etc.
    • Hot showeravel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Non-alcoholic drinks and internet during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax)
    • Tips for trekking guide, staffs and driver (Tips are welcomed but not compulsory)
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    • Good hiking shoes
    • Pair of trekking poles
    • Rucksack  (Waterproof material)
    • Windbreaker (Windproof jacket)
    • A warm jacket (Temperatures can drop to 5⁰C at night)
    • Warm gloves (Winter gloves)
    • Flashlight
    • Pair of slippers (sleepers)
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (spf 50+),Sunglasses
    • Lip care,Hat
    • Normal clothes, Snacks, regular medicines, Personal hygiene and first aid kit.  
    • Map of the area

     

     

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.  Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. 

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions. 

     

     

     

  • Overview

    The Royal trek is rightly named so, as it is famous for the visit made by Prince Charles in the 80’s. This trek is secluded allowing the trekkers to get a closer look at the nature and the culture of the local people that has remained unchanged all these years. Although the route is considered off beat, the trails have been maintained by locals who use them. The trails passes through terraced fields and upon reaching Kharanibot, we see the beautiful Lake Khaste. During this trek we can see the mesmerizing views of the mountains along with seven different lakes. Presence of wildlife also makes this trek more interesting. As we go along by the local Gurung settlements, we see the people going about their daily chores.

     

    TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

      • Diverse mix of people and culture like Gurung and Magar
      • Views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung etc.
      • Rice Terrace Fields
      • Madi river and lakes like Khaste, Begnas, Rupa and Dipang. 
      • Enjoy organic coffee from coffee farms.
      • Trekked by Prince Charles, Royal family of Nepal and Mick Jagger.

     

    • Flora and fauna like multi-coloured impeyan, blood pheasant, butterflies, snow leopard and blue sheep.
    • 100 varieties of orchid and the largest rhododendron forest in the world.

     

     

  • Itinerary
    • Day 01 : Kathmandu – Pokhara

      Day 01: Kathmandu – Pokhara (205 km, 6-7 hr ride) Drive to Pokhara in a tourist vehicle. The winding ride alongside Trishuli river will provide views of the surrounding hills and fields. After about 3 hrs rest at Malekhu (Hotel Hilltop) and an hour later have lunch at Trishuli Riverside Spring Resort. After an additional 3hrs you will reach Pokhara where you can see views of the Annapurna Range afar. O/N at SASANE Homestay or Hotel at Pokhara.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6-7 hr ride
    • Day 02 : Bijayapur to Thulakot Danda ‘1370m’

      Drive towards Bijayapur and take a short break upon reaching. Walk for 30 minutes towards Tigertop Hill where you can taste organic coffee. Then, climb up for 4 hrs further towards Kalikasthan passing Kharanikot where you can see the Khaste lake. Finally a 30 minute walk from Kalikasthan and you reach Thulo Danda, the destination for the day.O/N at Thulakot.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6-7 hr trek
    • Day 03 : Deumadi to Lipeni

      Drive towards Lipeni. On the way there is a beautiful remote village and a small market, named ‘Saura Bazar’ meaning Saura Market. After a 2 hr drive you reach Lipeni, from where you can see the beautiful Dhaulagiri Range. Lipeni itself is a local village where you can see local people and their lifestyle. O/N at Lipeni.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5 hr drive
    • Day 04 : Lipeni - Syaklung - Chisapani ‘2135m’

      Start the walk towards Chisapani crossing Syaklung through a forest trail. After an upward walk for 1.30 hrs, you will reach the Syaklung Village. You can see greenery all around with views of the hills, the market below and the organic garden. Further, you pass through Ramkot Bazar, from where you can see the Lamjung Village and Madi river. You also pass through the Bagh Pokhari literally meaning ‘Tiger Pond’, where 15 years ago, the tigers used to quench their thirst. From here a 10 minute walk takes you to the view of Begnas lake , Rupa lake and Dipang lake. Also, you can also explore the seed museum where different kinds of plants are preserved and organic vegetables and fruits are produced. Then, you have to walk for 15 more minutes to reach Ramkot Village. On the way, you pass through Mohariya where there are tea and coffee houses and some retail shops. You can even see the Lamjung area and Madi river from here. Further you see an old trail from where a 30 minute downward walk will lead you two ways. If you want to go through the roadways, it will take a longer time whereas the other older trail is steep upwards and takes an hour. After the upward climb, reach the Moharia Village. Here, you can get information about the village from local people and even visit the local home stays to see how they operate. Then you can walk to the viewpoint further up which has a Gurung Gumba. The viewpoint provides marvelous views of the Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, Nilgiri Range, Gorkha Peak and the whole Lamjung. Few minutes' walk from here you will pass through a thin forest and a village to finally reach Chisapani, where you can enjoy the clear view of the sunset; and at night, you can see the beauty of Pokhara and Lamjung. Mostly Gurung and Magar settlement can be seen here. Organic veggies, local chickens and chyang are the speciality of this place. In demand they even show different cultural performances. O/N at Chisapani.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      8 hr trek
    • Day 05 : Chisapani - Begnas - Pokhara

      After a heavy breakfast, start walking from Chisapani. On the way you can see the Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna range, Lamjung, Manaslu and Gorkha Peak. The trail also passes through the Rupakot forest, from where you can see 3 lakes namely, Begnas Rupa and Dipang. Within 2 hours you find a tea and retail shop at Taalbeshi. You can rest here for a few minutes after which you continue on a 30min walk to reach Majhikuna. From here a 15 min walk will take you to the lakeside. Here onwards you take a boat for an hour to reach the other side. While boating you can interact with the boat driver and learn about their experiences. You also get a chance to see local people fishing in the lake. After reaching, have lunch and drive towards Pokhara.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5 hr trek
  • Services

    Trip cost includes

    • All accommodations and meals during the trek
    • Pickup and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu (or other location)
    • An experienced and licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
    • (Optional) Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • A comprehensive first aid medical kit

     

    Trip cost excludes

    • Alcoholic drinks and bottled water, soft drinks etc.
    • Hot showeravel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Non-alcoholic drinks and internet during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax)
    • Tips for trekking guide, staffs and driver (Tips are welcomed but not compulsory)
  • Date & Price

    Start Date

    End Date

    price

    status

    Thur,Feb 20, 2020

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

    Feb 20

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

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  • Important Info
    • Good hiking shoes
    • Pair of trekking poles
    • Rucksack  (Waterproof material)
    • Windbreaker (Windproof jacket)
    • A warm jacket (Temperatures can drop to 5⁰C at night)
    • Warm gloves (Winter gloves)
    • Flashlight
    • Pair of slippers (sleepers)
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (spf 50+),Sunglasses
    • Lip care,Hat
    • Normal clothes, Snacks, regular medicines, Personal hygiene and first aid kit.  
    • Map of the area

     

     

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.  Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. 

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions. 

     

     

     

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