If you are a beginner who has minimal time but wants to experience the real beauty of Nepal, one of the options for you is Royal Trek.
Royal trek is one of the easiest and enticing trekking trail within the Annapurna Region.
Name of the trek is after His Highness Prince Charles who along with 90 entourage discovered this path of Annapurna back in the 80’s. Moreover, Nepal’s royal family also has used this route. Thus, you will be following the footsteps of the Royal Highness, which makes this trek more interesting.
Our journey starts from the beauteous lakeside city of Pokhara. But we will begin our trekking from Bijaypur, about 25 km drive from Pokhara.
This trek goes through beautiful Gurung settlements, terraced farms, lush green vegetation, and magnificent forests. The way is culturally and naturally rich along with multiple species of flora and fauna. You will witness various birds and butterflies. Thus, this trek is an excellent opportunity for keen botanists and researchers.
With an astonishing view of the sun rising over the Himalayas, you will surely realize the serenity and calmness of the trek. Compared to other trekking areas in the same region, Royal trek sees fewer crowds. So, you will get closer to nature, culture, and lifestyle.
You can witness the spectacular vista of snow clad Himalayas like Annapurna, Manaslu, and the distinct Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Others are Annapurna South, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna II, III, IV.
Here, the thing is more than ‘just mountains.’ Variation of communities from Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, to Kamis, Chhetri, Vaishya, Shudras, etc. reside here. They all represent a true picture of unique traditions and cultural practices that haven’t changed for years!
Also, you will encounter few Hindu temples and Buddhist Stupas which signifies the mix of regional inhabitants. The local people with the golden heart will welcome with their hospitable nature and adorable smile.
In this trek, the days are comparatively short and easy paced with maximum 5 hours walk. As the final point is not at that high altitude (i.e. 1780m), there are no issues of acclimatization on this trip. So, the trip demands only a basic level of fitness.
Unlike other treks, due to its moderate altitude, Royal Trek is possible throughout the year. However, spring and autumn are two all-time favorable times for the visit.
The trip is of easy grade and is a perfect destination for the novice trekkers. Since there are fewer tea houses in the region, we can also do a camping trek. In some places, there is a facility of homestay, but camping will add an adventure to your journey.
If you want to add more touch, you also get to do adventures like paragliding, canoeing, zip-flying, and many more. Altogether, the whole journey will indulge you in the wilderness at its extreme.
Highlights of Royal Trek
- Perfect opportunity to explore the authentic villages in a short time
- Close view of Rural Nepalese lifestyle and traditional farming system
- No worry about altitude sickness as the trek covers an average altitude of 1500m
- Follow the footsteps of His Highness Prince Charles and Nepal’s Royal Family
- Unique Nepali Culture and great scenery with the traditional taste of Nepal village
- Capture the true picture of uniqueness and the traditional lifestyles
- Witness the view of high mountains like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Himchuli, Langtang, and Annapurna massifs
- Visit Pokhara and add other adventurous activities to the journey
if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us.