Royal Trek

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Trip Introduction

The Royal Trek is one of the shortest treks that follow a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. The Royal Trek is so-named because Prince Charles and his 90 person entourage had explored this route in the early eighties. This trek provides the opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with the diverse mix of people and cultures that inhabit the region.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 - 02  Kathmandu
Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, our guests will be greeted by a representative from The Matrix Adventures who will drop the guests off at their hotel. After checking in, they may choose to take a rest or visit our office. They may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. An overnight stay in Kathmandu.

On second day after breakfast, we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. The Matrix Adventure Trekking briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. You might shop around the city if you need any gears for the trekking during the evening time.
Day 03  Kathmandu - Pokhara
Early morning, we take a tourist bus to Pokhara. If you are lucky and get the right side of the bus, you can take pleasure in amazing views of green mountains and villages. Upon reaching the enchanting city of Pokhara which offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others, we check in to the hotel. Pokhara has numerous lakes, known as 'Tal' in Nepali which offer fishing, boating and swimming. Strolling around the Lakeside and exploring it in the evening is the most enjoyable. An overnight stay in a hotel in Pokhara. 
Day 04  Pokhara - Kalikasthan
On this day, after breakfast we drive to Bijayapur Khola to begin our trek. Initially we start our walk for about an hour through flat paddy fields and cross the river. After crossing the river the trail starts to ascend through berry & Roseberry forest to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served midway through the climb. After arriving at Kalikasthan, we rest for some time then explore the surrounding areas & visit to lake viewing spot. We spend overnight at a local guesthouse.
Day 05  Kalikasthan - Syaklung
After breakfast, we start walking through the villages. We walk along the ridge of the green hills  mountain which offers good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. On this day, we can explore many villages, along the way we also see different ethnic  group of people  its locals and the rhododendron forests. Overnight  stay at Syaklung in local guesthouse/homestay. 
Day 06  Syaklung - Chisapani
Early  in the morning  we  go to small green hill to see the sunrise  about 15 minutes walk  from  there  you could see  210 degrees of  panoramic mountain view  including  Dhaulagiri  to Langtang  mountain.
Walking through the Gurung village gives an opportunity to observe the local lifestyle.& some time ceremony of their  cultural program. We move ahead playing a game of hide and seek with the rhododendron and Sal trees. Half way through the walk there is a 400m descent, then a 600m ascent for us to arrive at Chisapani. This is the best view point to see the Himalayan Panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna. Overnight stay in guesthouse. 
Day 07  Chisapani - Pokhara
On this day we walk half way down the hill to Rupatal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda(hill). Walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal and enjoy an hour of boating. Transfer to Pokhara, check in at a hotel and take rest or explore the Lake side. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08 - 09  Pokhara - Kathmandu
Early morning, we take a tourist bus to get back to Kathmandu. Watching scenic countryside en route makes our long bus journey interesting. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, your guide will transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day can be spent at leisure or perhaps catching up with some last minute shopping or exploring any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

On this day , your little adventure across some of Nepal's most beautiful location comes officially to an end. The pick-up to the airport will be 3 hrs prior to the fight departure time.  A representative from The Matrix Adventure will accompany our treasured guests to the airport where they will bid a final farewell. During the journey back home the guests have ample time to plan their next adventure to Nepal.

What is Included

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop
  • Necessary Flight tickets as per itenary.
  • Accommodatio in Kathmandu and Pokhara and other related cities as per itenaries.
  • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and during the trek.?
  • Lodge to lodge/tented camp accommodation during the trek as per itenaries.
  • All necessary permits and paper works
  • First Aid Medical kit box.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.
  • Office Service charge.
  • Guide & support staffs and their insurance and salary, food and accomodation.

What Is Not Included

  • Travel insurance.
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.?
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
  • Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet etc.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments.
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and
  • strikes etc.
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
  • Horse renting and additional porters during the trek due to natural calamities.