The royal trek Annapurna skyline trekking is an easy, short trek that starts near Pokhara and offers good mountains views. It gained its name because Prince Charles and an entourage of 90 guests trekked here. The route is not a frequented one with few other trekkers.It is however a lovely walk and not strenuous with some lovely vistas of the Annapurna range. The trek finishes 5 km away from the main town of Pokhara where transport is ready to transfer you to your hotel.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu or Pokhara|
|JOIN GROUP||A day before from Kathmandu or same day from Pokhara.|
|SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE||
01: Drive Kathmandu / Pokhara overnight hotel.
02: Drive to Bijayapur khola and trek to Kalikasthan, overnight camp.
03: Kalikathan / Shaklung, camp.
04: Shaklung / Chisopani, camp.
05: Chisopani / Begnas / drive back to Pokhara, overnight hotel.
06: Drive Pokhara / Kathmandu
Drive Kathmandu / Pokhara, overnight hotel.
If you choose to travel by road, best is you start your driving around 8:am or even 7:am, just after breakfast which avoid road traffic. Road to Pokhara passes through breathtaking views of the Himalaya along with Trisuli river. Road passes with great view of the green valley, rice terraces, local villages. When everything is okay, it takes about 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara with few breaks on the ways for rest and refreshment. There are few good restaurants for Lunch or even some coffee shops along the way. Road has many twists and turns, busy but smooth and comfortable as well. It is 200km road provide great countryside views and depend on your interest, can join a haft day river trip as well before reaching Pokhara.
As soon as you arrived in Pokhar, you could check in your hotel for the refreshment. Thereafter you could start a gentle walk alone with Fewa Lake (Lake side) and can enjoy some sightseeing to David’s Fall, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, Shanti Stupa (world peace Pagoda Temple) or one and half hour boat ride in Fewa Lake.
Evening before you go dinner, you will have a meeting with your trekking guide, and he will give details for your Annapurna Skyline (Royal Trekking) trip and time for next morning departure.
Drive to Bijayapur Khola and trek to Kalikasthan (1370m/4494ft), overnight camp.
You will stay here tonight in a simple lodge. It is about 4 to 5 hours walk, so you can reach here even for lunch. You may fresh up, take lunch and after lunch you may rest or walk around with your guide to explore more.
Kalikasthan / Shaklung(1730m/5675ft), camp.
Today, you will be walking about 5 to 6 hours. While on walk, as you reach to Thumsiko which just after the Lipeyani village, where fair takes place on the day of Haribodhani Akadashi in every year. During the trekking, you will enjoy the mountain views Lamjung Himal and Annapurna Range. Later in the evening you could enjoy the sightseeing of Shaklung Village. This is a Gurung Village.
Shaklung / Chisopani (1,550m): 5 - 6 hrs, camp.
Shaklung is a wonderful Gurung village. I am sure your stay at this Shaklung village was memorable and experienced one. Now you have left behind and today your journey moves ahead through the forest of rhododendron, Sal Trees on the route and evolve lots of ups and down till you ascends to Chisopani Village.
On this trail, you will enjoy magnificent views of Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Manasulu and Himalchuli, and further you also can enjoy distance splendid view of Dhaulagiri which is just west of Annapurna. Chisopani will welcome youwith a large tree, chautara, and lots of local shops ad police checkpoint as well. From here you may find trail junctions, and one of the m leads to Begnas Lake which you going to follow tomorrow. For the entire trek, this is the best view point for Panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range. This village has also a temple located above the village which you may explore while walking around. Today you may stay in a local home (as home stay) or small lodges which offer food and bed for tourist, which indeed quite comfortable.
Chisopani / Begnas (1000m/3280ft)/ drive back to Pokhara ((990m), overnight hotel.
From the ride, you can enjoy the Pokhara valley view, and also can spend some time in Begnas Lake Bazaar before you take a drive to Pokhara. It is about 12km of drive to Lakeside where you spend a night and say good bye your guide and Porter Of course, you could still enjoy exploring the lakeside after checked in in your hotel. You may do shopping, or even do some massage to bring your body more relax and comfort. Your Annapurna Skyline Trekking end here.
Drive Pokhara / Kathmandu
If you drive, it is better to start early morning, so that you reach Kathmandu on time. If you have next day flight back home, of course, it is advisable to drive (whether you drive back with private car, or Van, or local tourist bus) as early as possible which avoid the rushing and busy traffics. Once you reach to Kathmandu, Nature Trail staffs will meet you to take some feedback, and check up your departure time in order to arrange the airport transfer.
Annapurna skyline trekking is one of the famous short trekking in Nepal. In 1980, the trekking was walked by British Prince Charles and since then it is also known as Royal Trek. This is one of the short and easy trekking trail of Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. It is also very suitable for those who has limited time and also no previous trekking experiences. So, we can say this is a introductory trekking in Nepal for beginners. Within short period of time you will have magnificent views of the Annapurna Massif, including Machhapuchhare, Ammapurna II, Himalchuli, Lamjung Himal, mount Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri range. In deed it offer marvelous views of the landscape, local village, valley and panoramic views of the mountains. (For more details, call us: +9779851022394 or inquire us: firstname.lastname@example.org)..continue reading….
Besides the views of the mountains and landscape, one can enjoy the trekking with varieties of people and interacting with their culture and traditions. Along the walk, you will be also vising few Hindu Temple and Buddhist Stupas and their believers. This Annapurna Skyline trek offer an observation of authentic village experience to trekkers within short timeframe. You will be experiences lots of Gurung, Brahiman, Magar and Chhetris as well as few little houses of Vaisya and Sudhrahs houses as well. All the mixed community offering the experience of their mixed culture and lifestyle that has remained unchanged for years.
Now a days every villages and local people also offering a home stay, or simple lodges, so it is also possible without bring your own tents and cooking crews. Based on your interest, we can organize a home stay trekking or lodge to lodge trek or even fully catered camping packages trek with luxury 5 stars’ level cooking team. Every day you could enjoy day picnic types of lunch and morning and evening dinner you could have under open air with valley and mountain views at the same time, which make a royal experience life time experiences. (For more details, call us: +9779851022394 or inquire us: email@example.com)..continue reading….
Besides local lodges and tea-house stay, alternatively there are quite luxury accommodations, like Tiger mountains Annapurna Lodge, Annapurna Eco Lodge, Begans Tal Resorts, where you extend your longer stay and have royal experiences.
This trek is also known as Royal Annapurna Trekking. Besides and mountain and cultural experiences, this trek offer also great walk little paddy field (rice terraces), local vegetable farming places, along with Rhododendron forest, Sal Tree forest, and many types of local plants, flowers and vegetation. This Annapurna Skyline trekking also offer a observation hiking for learning meditation plants, different flowers and many types of insects, including my species of butterflies. Since valley offer greenery, forest, landscape and terraces, it is also great place for birds and you can go as birdwatching tour as well. You will enjoy varieties of birds while on trekking. During the trekking, you will walk relatively low altitude of around 1500 to 2100m which is suitable for pretty much to everyone.
You can do around the year trekking in this, however July and August may not best for walking as it keeps raining. Best time for this trek will be mid-September all the way through mid-June. It is also good for hiking around in winter as it is still in low altitude and there will be not much snow fall during the winter.
If you have bit longer time, you can extend your trip by staying longer in this area, and do some boat ride in Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake or even after your trek you could stay longer in Pokhara and all the other activities such as Paragliding, Ultra-light flights, mountain flights (recently domestic airlines offering Pokhara Annapurna mountain flight experiences), Zipline (with an incline of 56 degree, total length of 1.8km and a vertical drop of 600m), Day hike to Sarangkot or World white Stupa, and city sightseeing around Pokhara, etc.
Well, you may start this trek directly taking a flight from Kathamandu, or taking overland drive to Pokhara and start after a night stop. If you wish to extend your holiday, you may stay in Bandipur a night or Gorkha Village, or even do couple of days white water rafting trip to Trisuli River. Along the Trisuli River, there are few nice lodges who offer rafting and overnight stay. Nature Trail Travels offer special deal with every lodges (Riverside Spring Resort, or River Fun Resort, Royal Beach Camp) or even fully camping Rive experiences based on your person interest.
Moreover, Adventure Mountain Explore 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 and Pokhara. Special group discount is offered on all bespoke packages guaranteeing 100% departure date. You can also enjoy a complimentary map offered by the company.
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