An easy hiking trip just around the Pokhara valley. Recommended as the winter trip and the trip for family or with children. Since the trip is not going that height. In additional overlooking the breathtaking scenery of mountains and Pokhara valley in the background is superb.
Made famous when Prince Charles of Britain before marriage trekked the same route in 1981, the route has been aptly named the 'Royal Trek'. Traveling through the villages set among the cultivated fields and meeting the people is quite unforgettable experience.
Highlights of the Trekking
Himalayan sights: Dhawalagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna range. Most Attraction: cultural areas with magnificent view
Fact of The Trekking
Trip Duration: 08Days
Best Time: All Season
Highest access of the trek: Kalikastan (1500 meters)
Mode of trekking tour: Camping
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu , meet our airport representative and transfer to the hotel .Overnight at Kathmandu .
Day 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
In the morning, after breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu , the most popular Place in the kingdom was known as kantipur in earlier times. The tour highlights are the Living Goddess "Kumari" who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees, Kastamandap temple, the temple made out of single tree and name Kathmandu , Durbar square and drive to Soyambhunath which lies on top of hill is the Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu . The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathamandu city.
DAY 03. KATHMANDU- POKHARA
After Breakfast in Kathamndu, Drive to domestic Airport and Fly to Pokhara city (City with Lakes, caves, Mountains and Many more). After hotel checking, tour of Mahendra Cave , Bats cave & Seti River George. You will also visit Bhidya basini Temple & Tibetan Refugee Camp. You will further visit to Devi's fall and Gupteshower Cave . This is about 4-5 hrs tour which includes most of all places that attracts all tourists in Pokhara. After Lunch, you are free to visit famous international Museum in Pokhara or just relax or tour of Lake side Area as your own plan. Evening take Boating at famous Phewa or Fewa Lake of Pokhara. During Boating visit BARAHI temple which is built at Bowen lake. If weather is clear you can see breathtaking view of Fishtail (Machapuchere in nepali Name), Annapurna South and others. Join Cultural Dinner around Lake Side Area.
DAY 04 . POKHARA- KALIKASTHAN
Morning sunrise View tour at Sarankot hill. After breakfast, we drive to Bijayapur Khola to start the trek form there. We walk about an hour through the flat rice fields and across the river. If you are taking this trek in the summer the river may be hard to cross if it is flooded. After crossing the river the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served at the middle of the climb. After arriving at Kalikasthan camp will be set up at the top of the grassy verge (4 hrs).
DAY 05. KALIKASTHAN- SYAGLUNG
After breakfast, we start walking through the villages of Thulokot to Mati Thana where we can enjoy a teashop lunch. We will walk on the forested ridge of the mountain with good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. After ascending to Lipini we will arrive at Syanglung where we will set up camp (4 hrs).
DAY 06 . SYAGLUNG- CHISAPANI
Walk through Gurung Village with a small but lovely marketplace we will continue through rhododendron and Sal forests. Halfway through the walk there is a 400 meter descent and 600 meter ascent on an easy path before arriving at Chisopani - this is the best point to see the Himalayan Panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the west of Annapurna . We set up camp a short distance from this village, near a ridge-top temple (4 hrs).
DAY 07. CHISAPANI- POKHARA- KATHMANDU
We walk half way downhill to Rupa Tal and climb about 200 meters before arriving at Suyndare Danda and walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal for an hour's boating to catch the transfer to Pokhara. After Lunch, we drive to Airport and fly back to Kathmandu .
Free for Last minute shopping or as your own plan. Evening Farewell Nepalese Traditional Cultural dinner.
Day 08:-pokhara - Kathmandu or Extend other activities.
Drive to Kathmandu and next day transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight or combine with other trip from Pokhara like white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan Park . The cost would be extra for rafting & safari.
All trips can be customized and extended as per requirements
Trip Cost includes:
04 nights hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara on BB plan, , all meals (Breakfast/lunch/dinner with tea\coffee), accommodation in camping, a guide, cook, helper, porters, ground transportation, entry permits, all necessaries fees for Nepalese staffs (all meals, equipments, insurance).
Trip cost does not include:
Lunch / dinner while in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes, clients personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses, sleeping bag, down jackets, airport tax (International) emergency rescue flight & expenses if require, etc.
Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost inclusive field above.