2. From Pokhara: 4-Day Private Trek with Food & Accommodation
The Royal Trek is a relatively easy and short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, which got its name from Prince Charles and his team who trekked in this region in the early 1980s. The trek is perfect for those who have limited time or are new to trekking, offering a glimpse into the traditional Nepalese way of life and beautiful mountain scenery. The trek generally starts from the lakeside city of Pokhara and passes through small villages, terraced farmland, and lush forests, with stunning views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains. The trek typically takes around 4-5 days and can be done throughout the year, although autumn and spring are the best seasons to do it. Day 1: Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1,370m) After an early breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (about 30 minutes), and then start trekking towards Kalikasthan. The trek passes through rice fields and small villages, providing an opportunity to observe the local way of life. The first day's walk is relatively easy and takes around 3-4 hours to reach Kalikasthan. Overnight stay in a teahouse or a campsite. Day 2: Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730m) After breakfast, start trekking towards Syaklung. The trail passes through forests of oak and rhododendron, and offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Lamjung Himal ranges. The trek takes around 5-6 hours to reach Syaklung, a traditional Gurung village. Overnight stay in a teahouse or a campsite. Day 3: Syaklung to Chisapani (1,550m) After breakfast, continue trekking towards Chisapani. The trail passes through more small villages and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The trek takes around 5-6 hours to reach Chisapani, a popular hill station with panoramic views of the Himalayas. Overnight stay in a teahouse or a campsite. Day 4: Chisapani to Pokhara On the final day of the trek, wake up early to catch the sunrise over the mountains. After breakfast, start trekking downhill towards Rupa Lake, passing through small villages and farmland. From Rupa Lake, take a bus or jeep back to Pokhara, which takes about 2 hours. The trek ends in Pokhara.