Are you retired or tired at your work but no idea how to relax or looking for beautiful weekend? Are you internally planning to discover a little family adventure not so far away from stay which is quite easy and safe but in the Himalayan foothills? Would love to explore UNESCO sites and a little Hiking for 4 days very easy walking through the bank of beautiful blue lakes, dense forest inhabitant of hundreds birds, hills from where magnificent panoramic views can be captured in your tiny camera in a very close distance and finally could bring pack lunch and small camping gears for few nights stay away from busy cities with your beautiful families or friends in a very low expenditure without any pre-planning! Then, here we have one of the most interesting trekking cum hiking route "Royal Trekking "waiting for your footsteps. Mother is hurry to welcome you in her cottage.
Pokhara is the third largest city in Nepal, and it is considered by many to be the most beautiful place in the world.
Situated next to Phewa Lake and cradled in the north western corner of the Pokhara Valley, in no other place do mountains rise so quickly. Within the 30 km area, the elevation rises from 1,000 m to over 7,500 m. That breathtaking rise has been the muse for spiritual inspiration and nature loving adventure seekers from around the world. The city also has a great live music scene, with plenty of eccentric bars and hotels, and a thriving nightlife scene. It's no wonder it is fast becoming the destination of choice in Nepal for travellers and expats alike.
Back in the 1980`s HRH Prince Charles visited Nepal and explored a short trek in the hills above Begnas Lake of Pokhara. Since then this has been known as "The Royal Trek ".
The small excursion of 40 KMs of walking, broken approx. into 4 days of 10 KM each begins either from Kathmandu to Begnas lake before 20 KMs from Lakeside Pokhara or Fly to Pokhara and continue it. This short trekking holiday can also be easily extended to enjoy more of the magic of Nepal including a visit and jungle safari to world famous Chitwan National Park. It is ideal for couples and friends to enjoy privately and make the most of cultural exchanges and experiences along the way.
If you are travelling in a small team, a home stay with families in the mountains this sounds like interesting idea though comfort in terms of accommodation and western meals cannot not be expected. Walking through the village sense of smell is overwhelmed with the smell of fish. Fishmongers are sitting on the ground hacking into their catches while the heads and guts is just piling up... it is pretty vile! We then have a minor assent on a stone laid staircase when hills and lakes provide a nice backdrop as well as huge Himalayans ranges on the left to right just ahead of you.
Walking through the steep and the surface has a lot of loose rocks where you will have to pay much more attention going down the going up. Your momentum is pushing you off the mountain whereas going uphill you momentum is keeping you on it. You can observe out the various crops growing, the fruits, spices, potatoes, millet and rice even Marijuana grows here, in the wild. You can see leaves curl up in defence when you touch it, the leaf that makes a loud pop sound when you smack it in just the right way and another tree whose sap can be used to blow bubbles. As the trek continues, you will walk through the little villages where you realize that this is less touristic trekking zone. Kids would get excited and come running out saying Namaste (1st Greetings) with palms moving from together to open and upturned. Take regular breaks as the day progress.
You get much more contact with the village people and the home stay host in this way. I suspect groups just stick together and talk to each other. To be fair you don't come to Nepal to meet western people and stick together with them.
Further more. The trek covers altitude below 2,000 meters. This is a short popular trek that starts from Pokhara. Along the route, it offers good mountain views that can be seen are Annapurna Range, LamjungHimal, Manaslu and HimalChuli. Through the route, you can see Ex-Gorkhas and Gurung villages and more about the religion and religious people.
Day 01: Kathmandu – Pokhara
Drive to Pokhara (930 m), 07 hrs drives. Overnight at the Hotel – BB basis.
Day 02: Pokhara – KalikasthanCamp
.Trek from Pokhara to Kalikasthan Camp (1370 m). Overnight in tent – full board.
Day 03: Kalikasthan Camp - SyaklungDanda .
Trek from Kalikasthan Camp to SyaklungDanda (1730m) Overnight in tent – full board.
Day 04: SyklungDanda - ChisapaniCamp .
Trek from SyklungDanda to Chisapani Camp. Overnight in tent – full board.
Day 05: Chisapani Camp - BegnasTal .
Trek from Chisapani Camp to Begnas Tal. Overnight in tent – full board.
Day 06: Begnas Tal - Pokhara – Kathmandu (B, L)
Drive to Kathmandu 07 hrs.
Welcome with flower on arrival terminal of international airport, Kathmandu.
Transfer from airport to the hotel by AC car/van/coach depending on your group size. ( Solo Trekking is also available with us)
Luggage van extra depending on the group size.
A Cell phone is provided on arrival to communicate between the group & agency.
Welcome drinks (tea/coffee/juice as per guest request on Kathmandu and Pokhara arrival.
03 Nights at 3 Star decent Heritage Hotel on twin sharing basis including bed and breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. ( It is not mandatroy to Book Hotel with us since the price mentioned is only for Trekking).
Ground transfers according to the tour itinerary to/from Trekking starting point of Pokhara.
One full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley by an experienced Sherpa guide.
3 Courses of meals (tea/coffee, B/F, lunch & dinner) during trekking. (Veg. & Non Veg.) on your choice.
Twin sharing Lodge & Home Stay accommodation in the trekking route as per the Itinerary.
Crews including local Sherpa Guide,& Portors to Carry your trekking gears etc
Fooding, lodging, trek allowances, gears, transfers, insurance & other expenses of travel crews.
First aid kit box for entire trekking period & Permits as and when required for the Trekking.
One Night stay in Lake side of Pokhara.
Transport from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Luxuary Tourist Coach with Lunch enroute.
24 hours emergency rescue services by helicopter (but you must be insured well)
Trek memorial souvenir at the end of the trekking.
Farewell dinner (Typical Nepali Food with cultural show) including to/from transfers.
Dep. txf from the hotel to KTM international airport by AC/Non AC car/van/coach as per group size.
All Govt. taxes including 13% VAT. (Subject to change).
Cost does not include:
- Nepal entry & re-entry visa fees US$ 25 for 15 days and US$ 40 for 30 days.
- Extra flight & Airport Taxes (Domestic & International).
- Entry fees for the sightseeing places in Kathmandu.
- Personal equipments and clothing.
- Expenses of personal nature like; shopping, alcoholic drinks etc.
- Travel insurance, rescue expenses and medical expenses.
- Donations, Tips & Gratuities.
- Extra porters if asked by the group.
- Other expenses beyond our control i.e. landslides, natural calamites, road blockade, political disturbance, flight cancellation etc.
- Extra services not mentioned in trek itinerary.
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