Annapurna Skyline Trek (Royal Trek)

   9 Days    Trip Id ( 001-A-116)

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Annapurna Skyline Trek or Royal Trek (as walked by Prince Charles in 1980) near Pokhara,in the Annapurna region of Nepal,is the best introductory trek for people with limited time and zero trekking experience. Along with the marvelous view of the Annapurna Massif, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and other peaks of the Annapurna region, the Annapurna Royal trekking presents an authentic village experience to trekkers in a very less time. Begnas and Rupa Lake are the additional attractions of this trek. 9 days Annapurna Skyline Trek (Royal Trek) itinerary by Amigo Treks and Expedition also include a sightseeing tour of the world heritage sites in Kathmandu and some major attractions of Pokhara.

The Royal Annapurna Skyline hike is a short trek, very popular among family trekkers with small children and elderly people in their group. Anyone with average physical fitness level and sound health can plan Annapurna Royal treks. However, this isn’t a lodge trekking as there are no proper hotels/lodges/guest houses (except for small tea houses) along the route. Camping and Home-stays are the only available accommodation options. Therefore, trekkers need to carry sleeping bags, foods and light snacks. The time between September and May is the best time to plan this trek. Nevertheless, Amigo Treks and Expedition can help you plan your trek to the Annapurna Skyline anytime of the year.

Moreover, Amigo Treks and Expedition can custom design Annapurna Skyline Royal Treks packages to meet trekkers’ needs, requirements and budget. The package price includes full board during the trek and bed & breakfast in Kathmandu. Special group discount is offered on all bespoke packages guaranteeing 100% departure date. You can also enjoy a complimentary map offered by the company. Furthermore, if you are looking for more of a challenge; try our other packages like, the ­Annapurna Base Camp Trek (16 days),   the Annapurna Circuit Trek (20 days), or the Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek (10 days).

Starting with a bus ride to Bijaypur, this off the main trekking route of Annapurna region, conquering the height of 1,730m,  finishes 5 kms away from Pokhara. The Annapurna Skyline Royal trekking route passes through forests, terraced farmlands, amazing turquoise lakes and the beautiful settlement of Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, and Magar community offering the experience of their mixed culture and lifestyle that has remained unchanged for years. Begnas Lake is the ending point of the royal hiking in the Annapurna region.The trip ends with a 7 hour bus ride to Kathmandu from Pokhara.


Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • 3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at 3* standard hotel with breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara at 3* standard hotel with breakfast
  • One full day guided city tour by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
  • Accommodation during trek (lodge/tea house/Home stay)
  • Required trekking permits and Tims permits
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by Deluxe A/C Tourist coach
  • All breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) during the trek
  • Seasonable fresh fruits during the trek
  • Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local tax and Gov tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags
  • Amigo Duffel bag  and Trekking Map (As a souvenir)
  • First Aid Serviuce (Basic)
  • Oximeter - To determine your oxygen level
  • Adventure certificate (after completion the trek)

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner
  • Monument entrance fees (USD26 per person)
  • Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
  • Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
  • Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) 7 hours

Day 04: Trek to Kalikasthan (1370m/4494ft), 5-6 hrs trek

Day 05: Trek to Shaklung (1730m/5675ft), 5-6 hrs trek

Day 06: Trek to Chisopani (2629m/5344ft), 5-6 hrs. trek

Day 07: Trek to Begnas lake and drive to Pokhara (1000m/3280ft), 5-6 hrs trek

Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive (1,300m/4,264 ft) 7 hours

Day 09: Departure day

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Welcome to Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. Today is your first day with Amigo Treks & Expedition. Therefore, we send one of our company representatives to receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), who will further escort you to a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu. If possible, we also schedule a meeting at our office for the briefing regarding the trek followed by an introduction session with other team members (especially Sherpas and guides). Today, we also arrange a welcome dinner in one of the most popular local restaurants, where you can enjoy the ethnic dance and cultural music along with great Nepali food. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and the dinner can be scheduled for the following day.

Meals included: Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Nepali food, Cultural music, and Ethnic dance.)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

The capital, Kathmandu valley itself, is a big storehouse of exclusive natural, cultural and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a few-hour tour of the major attractions of Kathmandu valley. After spending a few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking gear (down jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bags, etc.) required during the trek. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast

(Highlights of the day: World Heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square - a historical structure offering architectural wonders, the Pashupatinath temple - a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva; the lord possessing the power of destruction, Swyambhunath, and Boudhanath - a Buddhist shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha- Light of Asia.

Optional site: Another World Heritage site ‘Patan Durbar Square’ along with other historical masterpieces like Mahabouddha Temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, and Kumbeshwor Temple.)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) 7 hours

Today, in the morning our guides will come to pick you up at your hotel and escort you to the bus station to catch an early morning, comfortable tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus will head towards the west of Kathmandu Valley and continue the journey towards the western part of Nepal following the Prithvi Highway along the Trishuli river. The bus will stop twice – once for breakfast and then for lunch and then continue until we reach Pokhara. The evening can be utilized to explore the lake area. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast

(Highlights of the day: Comfortable tourist bus, the windy highway along the Trisuli River, breathtaking view of waterfalls, rivers, jungles, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with the seasonal crop, different vegetations, curious faces of people running motels, restaurants and lodges, Lake area in Pokhara.)

Day 04: Trek to Kalikasthan (1370m/4494ft), 5-6 hrs trek

Today is the first day of our trek and our destination is Kalikasthan. From the beautiful city of Pokhara, we drive to Bijaypur, following the Prithvi Highway. On reaching Bijaypur, we cross the bridge across the Bijaypur River to reach the starting point of the trek. Initially, the broad trail goes through flat paddy fields up to the river. On crossing the river, the trail gradually ascends along a ridge top to Kalikasthan crossing Brahmin and Chhetri villages. The remaining day will be spent exploring the area. Home-stay at a basic tea house.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Beautiful paddy fields, spectacular view of mountains, including Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South, the lifestyle of people living in different Brahmin & Chhetri Settlement, and the beautiful sunset view from Kalikasthan)

Day 05: Trek to Shaklung (1730m/5675ft), 5-6 hrs trek

Today is the second day of the trek and our destination is Syaklung. Today’s walk is a beautiful walk along the forested ridge top through Thulakhet to Mathi Thana. A short climb from this point will take us to Naudanda. The walk continues along the ridge up to Lipeyani village. A short steep ascends from this village will finally take us to the Gurung village of Syaklung. Home-stay at Syaklung.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Trail along the ridge, rhododendron forest, magnificent views of  Annapurna and Lamjung Himal, various small settlements, and lifestyle of the Gurung people in Shaklung village.)

Day 06: Trek to Chisopani (2629m/5344ft), 5-6 hrs. trek

Today is the third day of the trek and our destination is Chisopani. From Syaklung, a steep descent  (about 400m) towards the south side of the hill, through the Gurung village, rhododendron, and sal forest, will first take us to the valley floor, which is a popular resting point. This place will greet you with a large tree, chautara, several teashops, a police checkpoint as well as a trail junction. The trail on the left will lead us to Begnas Lake and that on the east will take us to Marshyangdi River. From this point,  about 600m ascend, through the winding path around the back of the hill will take us to Chisopani villages. On reaching the village, we also hike up to the Chisopani Danda - a high knoll, to visit a temple located on the top of the hill. Home-stay at Chisopani.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Close and dramatic view of Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and Himchuli, a hike to visit a temple situated on the top of Chisopani Danda, which is also the best viewpoint of the Himalayan Panorama with Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna.)

Day 07: Trek to Begnas lake and drive to Pokhara (1000m/3280ft), 5-6 hrs trek

Today is the last day of the trek and our destination is Pokhara via Begnas Lake. Initially from Chisopani, the trail descends along the ridge for about an hour. Then, a steep descent following the stone steps will bring us to a small valley, where we cross a bridge across the stream that feeds Rupa Lake. We further continue through the rice field for some time and finally ascend the ridge separating Begnas and Rupa Lake. From the ridge, the trail descends to the Pokhara Valley and joins the Begnas Tal Bazaar. We spend some time exploring the Lake area and then a short drive (12km) from Begnas in a private vehicle will transport us back to Pokhara. The evening will be spent exploring the lake area in Pokhara. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Beautiful view of Rupa Lake, wonderful experience around Begnas lake and Phewa lake along with nightlife in Pokhara.)

Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive (1,300m/4,264 ft) 7 hours

Today, from Pokhara we catch a tourist standard bus to Kathmandu. Leaving Pokhara, we head east toward the capital city, Kathmandu. After 7 hours of driving through Prithvi Highway, we reach Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu you will be escorted to your hotel, where you can freshen up and rest for some time. Around the evening, the company representatives conduct a short meeting to discuss the trip, your experience, and the feedback. By the time dinner will also be ready. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 09: Departure day

This day is the last day of your trip to Nepal with Amigo Treks and Expedition. If your flight is scheduled for early morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. However, if the flight is scheduled for later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or simply hang around shopping areas in Kathmandu. Moreover, if you are planning to spend some extra days in Nepal, Amigo Treks and Expedition can also make arrangements for some other top adventurous activities that you can attend while you are in Nepal.

 

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