Annapurna Royal Trek

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 8 Days

Highest access: 2194m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP)

Grade: Moderate

Best season: Feb, March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Tourist Bus/private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Royal Trek
  • Annapurna Royal Trek Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Guidelines

Annapurna Royal Trek is the easiest, shortest and persuasive trekking trail of Annapurna Region. It was first of all summit by Prince Charles of Britain passing through route of this trek with 90 guests in 1990. Then the route name becomes “Royal Trek”, which is known as the one of the superb trek for all the trekkers. Even though this trek doesn’t requires any kinds mountaineering knowledge but it will gives you chance to have to view scenery view of Nepalese villages and mountains. Normally this trek will begin from Pokhara with the remarkable views of the mountains.

Annapurna Royal Trek passes along the tranquil ranges with hills all around. You will have scenic view of flora and fauna portrayal the landscape, eagles soaring, and spectacular mountains views, including Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. This trail takes you the village of the Gurung and the marvelous views of the Machhapuchre, Lamjung , Annapurna and beautiful like city of Pokhra where you  can rest inform of the massive Himalayas view.

Trip info:

  • Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Since, Annapurna Royal trek is camping trek we provide comfortable dining, kitchen, crew, restroom tents and sleeping materials like mattress, Sleeping bags etc. We provide twin tent for our guest.

  • Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Kathmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the trek we get to eat from Continental and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc.

  • Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too..

  • Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Annapurna Royal Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.  

  • Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

  • Eco Friendly: 

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.  

  • Note:

We have tailor-made program for Annapurna Royal Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection.

Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks Member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & breakfast plan.
Day 02
Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by Tourist bus Overnight in Pokhara(8,20m) Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 03
Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1,370m) Take breakfast before an early morning departure at 7am Drive to Bijayapur Khola to start the trek from 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 04
Kalikasthan to Syaglung (1,730m),After breakfast, we start walking through the villages of Thulokot to Mati Thana where you can enjoy a Tea- shop lunch. you would on the forested ridge of the mountain with good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. After ascending to Lipini you will arrive at Syanglung where you will set up camp 4 hrs.
Day 05
Syaglung to Chisapani (2,194m) Walk through Gurung Village with a small but lovely marketplace you 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 8,167m to the west of Annapurna. you set up camp a short distance from this village, near a ridge-top temple 4 hours.
Day 06
Chisapani to Pokhara.you 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 one hours boating to catch the transfer to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 07
Pokhara to Kathmandu, by Tourist bus Overnight stay at hotel Bed & Breakfast plan.Evening will dinner together with Typical Nepali culture
Day 08
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your Details to obtain a Quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport Pick up & drops by private car
  • All ground Transportation
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • 2 nights ccommodation Selected Hotel in Kathmandu & pokhara
  • Services of English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest)
  • All Government local Taxes
  • National park Fees
  • (TIMS)Trekkers  Information Management System
  •  First Aid kit
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest per demand.
  • company T-shirt as a gift
  • Tour certificate
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Tips
Acute Mountains Sickness (AMS) sign:

Headache, often with the loss of appetite, nausea vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, distributed sleep. What to do? Stay at height for 1-2 days in lower place to acclimatization, descend or use diamox  (250mg every 12 hours).

HACE signs:

Severe headache, loss of balance/coordination, staggering, irrational behavior, confusion, drowsiness, coma, death (Sometimes in a few hours)
What to do? Check with straight-line heel-to-toe walking.  HACE victims cannot do it. DESCEND immediately , even at night, at least 1000m with someone else, oxygen, Gamow bag, keep patient warm, diamox to be safe also take hot garlic soup

HAPE Signs:

Breath (even at rest), dry cough/pink or rusty spit, blue lips/nails, very tired, low fever, gurgling breath, drowsy, coma, death.
What to do? See HACE + Nifedipine

PREVENTION:

Ascend slow (300-500m/day) don’t exert yourself, eat high carbohydrate foods, drink lots of water and locals recommend garlic soup avoid alcohol and caffeine.
For information in Manag / at least Listen Guide suggestion
Visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) doctors’ talk at 3pm( Mar-Apr, Oct-Nov)

Safety FIRST:

Sprains and stains

Probably the most common accident in the area, Steep terrain and rough trails may cause many people strain their knees and ankles. Remember stretch before you start walking, take your time avoid trekking in the night time, and bring joint support bandages if you require hem.
Health posts. There are at least one health post in every VDC of the Area. This facility is open to trekkers who require medical attention. A novel a you can help the Health post is to leave any unwanted medicines at the center at the end of your trek. This may help other fellow trekkers ho need urgent medical care.
Rescue operation- how to be prepared?
We will be serious in this case to protect our clients in the Mountain and it should be able to organize a rescue evacuation for you quickly in your critical situation. If not the following precautions may prevent a long wait for a helicopter for rescues during emergency.
  Have travel insurance and carry your insurance policy number with you.
  Carry a credit card with you.
  Do the coordination with your Tour Guide to connection with responsible person of HMT to quick Rescue services to safe your Life
  Clients should Keep in touch with Company Manager during your travel time and Do not trust only Guide for this Emergency case
  Guest should be able to check First aid kit with your Guide , who goes to Mountains to guiding you and avoid trekking on your own.

Other problems:

•    Sick, Doctors at VDC health posts, Foreign doctors in Manang ( March-April,  Sept-early December)
•    Helicopter evacuation, You have to call in Kathmandu HMT Office 01-4378206 or 9849166578 (Nabin) directly with your guide support
-    Have a credit card and travel insurance number
•    Donkeys/Mules/yak: stay on the uphill side of these beasts.
•    Leeches: stay on trail use salt to get rid of them, avoid the monsoon season.
•    Full lodges: stop early don’t arrive in a place with 1-2 lodges at dusk, carry a tent
•    Hypothermia: when cold and or wet. Starts with shivering, progressing to slurred speech, stumbling, confusion, death.

Safe and non-pollution drinking water

Please do not buy bottled water as most bottles end up polluting the environment. Using untreated rive and tap water is a sure bet to get diarrhea, giardia etc. Use:

Safe drinking water stations:

To reduce plastic after, ACAP & New Zealand Overseas Development Assistance have established these station. Refill your bottle with this Ozonated water, safer and cheaper than mineral water (mostly NRs 60-70) Settlement Price NRs/Liter

Stations

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Muktinath

70

Pisang

70

Kagbeni

70

Chame

70

Jomsom

 70

Bagarchhap

70

Marpha

70

Tal

70

Tukuche

70

Jhinu Danda

70

Larjung

70

Ghorepani

70

Lete

70

Ulleri

70

Ghasa

70

Ghandruk

60

Letdar

70

 Tadapani

70

Manang

70

Landruk

70

Yakharka

70

Chhomorong

70

•    Iodine tablets: Use 1 tablet per liter and wait 30 min. Hide foul taste with lemon or orange flavored powder.
•    Boiled and filtered water  fairly safe but not so good if boiled with firewood
•    Your own water filter would be recommended during the Trek

Reducing pollution and environmental impacts

•    Carry out what you carry in
•    Take your empty batteries home stay / eat in loges than cook in gas/kerosene and have solar showers
•    Order the same  food for several people at the same time to cooking easily to saving time to reach for destination on time without any risk
•    Wear warm clothes rather than having the rooms heated
•    Don’t defecate new after sources
•    Dump garbage only at proper bins or pits
•    A high altitudes (4000m) do not even throw way biodegradable junk
•    Do not disturb wildlife
•    Do not hurt or remove animals and plants in the protected areas
•    Do not buy items made from wildlife parts, It will be illegal in the sum of dangerous case
•    Don’t accept “free” plastic bags.

Important to take along

•     Copy of passport , travel insurance and entry permit should have always with you or Guide
•    Credit card ( in case of evacuation)
•    Iodine tablets, water bottle sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, ha sun glasses, lip balm, insect repent.
•    Warm clothes, thermal underwear, gloves, good boos, trekking pole( optional)

Culturally acceptable behavior

You are a guest In Nepal and it is appreciated if you behave like one:
•    Dress decently( no short shorts or revealing clothes)
•    Do not show affection in public
•    Do not buy antiques
•    Do no point your feet(unclean) to people and point with full hand not with one  finger
•    Do not step over persons
•    Do not touch or step over offerings(re powder, flowers/rice)
•    Do not use your left hand( dirty)
•    Receive and give with two hands
•    Ask permission before taking people’s photographs.
•    Do  not ask local kids for school pens or sweets( don’t give either)
•    Discourage begging, pay fair prices
•    Take off your shoes before entering a monastery
•    Go clockwise around Stupas,  Temples or world Heritage sides etc
•    Do not eat smoke or be loud a religious sites
•    Women should avoid touching monks/lamas

Some ACAP activities:

Together with local communities
•    Visitor centers:  info + leaflets on local villages and culture, local guided tours, festival dates. In Bhulbhule- Check post, Koto-Check post, Manang-informaion center, Jomsom- Check post.
•    Mustang Eco Museum at S-end of Jomsom: Local culture, nature, geology
•    Garbage/pollution control: awareness, incinerators clean-up campaigns, toilets.
•    Conservation: tree planting oil conservation river bank protection biodiversity surveys n projection.
•    Alternative emery; micro Hyde plans, solar water heaters, light etc.
•    Trail improvement: widening, paving, bridges, signs.
•    Agriculture and endear development community infrastructure.
•    Health services support
•    Conservation education
•    Heritage conservation
•    Lodge management and training
•    Training of guides and porters
•    Signs and notice boards
•    Safe drinking water stations