Annapurna Royal Trekking

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration9 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 2,000m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House / Camping
  • Transport Fly in - Fly Out / and private car
Highlights
  • Represents true picture of the Mother Nature
  • Capture the traditional lifestyles followed by the local tribal people
  • Spectacular views of Annapurna Mountains I to IV, Lamjung Himal, Machapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and various other surrounding mountains peaks

Annapurna Royal Trekking 9 Days Itinerary and Cost 2023/24

If you are a newbie to trekking activities or have a limited time to explore the beauties of the Himalayan region in Nepal, you should definitely go with the Annapurna Royal Trekking and thereby, get an unforgettable experience associated with spending your trek holidays in the entire Himalayan region.

Annapurna Royal Trekking will present a true picture associated with uniqueness of the Mother Nature and allow you to capture the traditional lifestyles followed by the local tribal people, as their ancient religious traditions and practices have remained unchanged for many years.

The Royal Trek, as the name highlights, is the route preferred by Prince Charles of England and various other luminaries, like Mick Jigger. This is a small trek performed in the Annapurna mountain region and it takes individuals on a loop of only 4 days via Himalayan foothills and ends in Begnas Lake.

Beauty of the Royal Trek in the Annapurna region lies in its offered spectacular views of various famous Annapurna Mountain Ranges. These are Annapurna Mountains I to IV, Lamjung Himal, Machapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and various other surrounding mountains peaks as well as insights into the simple village life.

Other than this, the complete trek is relatively an easy one with occasional downhill and uphill hikes across the valleys and ridges without any requirement to worry about the altitude sickness problem. Moreover, trekkers may acclimatize regularly, as the highest ascent of the trek is at Syaglung located at about 1425meters.

Best time to do Annapurna Royal Trekking

The best time to embark on this trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. During these seasons, the temperatures are moderate, ensuring a comfortable trekking experience, and the trails are at their best, making it an opportune time to explore the cultural and natural wonders along the Annapurna Royal Trek.

Annapurna Royal Trekking in autumn season (Sept – Nov)

Annapurna Royal Trek during the autumn season is the most preferable time to do the trek which promises an enchanting and rewarding experience. This period is widely regarded as the best time for trekking in the region, as the weather is at its most favorable. The days are considered by clear skies, moderate temperatures, and crisp mountain air, creating best conditions for trekking enthusiasts. The picturesque landscapes come alive with vibrant colors, highlighted by the changing greenery, making every step a visual delight. The autumn months also offer unparalleled views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, providing trekkers with awe-inspiring panoramas. The well-maintained trails, coupled with comfortable temperatures, make it an ideal time to explore the cultural gems and natural wonders that grace the route of the Annapurna Royal Trek.

Annapurna Royal Trekking in winter season (Dec- Feb)

Annapurna Royal Trek during the winter season offers a unique and serene adventure amidst the snow-kissed landscapes of the Himalayas. While the temperatures can be chilly, and higher altitudes may be covered in huge snow, the crisp air and clear skies make for a tranquil and pristine trekking experience. The snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges create a mesmerizing backdrop, providing a different perspective of the stunning scenery. The trails are less crowded offering a sense of solitude and tranquility. Trekkers can witness the local villages adorned with a serene winter charm and experience the warmth of local hospitality. While winter trekking requires additional preparation for colder conditions, the rewards include a unique and peaceful journey through the ethereal winter wonderland of the Annapurna region.

Annapurna Royal Trekking in spring season (March- May)

Annapurna Royal Trek during the spring season reveals a spectacular journey through nature's grandeur. This period is widely regarded as one of the best times to undertake the trek, as the region bursts into a display of colors. The trail is decorated with blooming rhododendron forests, creating a vibrant tapestry against the backdrop of the towering Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks. The weather is mild and stable with clear skies offering clear views of the majestic mountains. The moderate temperatures make for comfortable trekking conditions, and the days are longer allowing for more leisurely exploration of the picturesque landscapes and traditional villages. This trek in spring is the combination of the beauty of nature, cultural richness, and the warmth of the Himalayan sun, creating an unforgettable and enchanting experience for trekkers.

Annapurna Royal Trekking in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)

Trekking the Annapurna Royal route during the monsoon season presents a unique set of challenges and rewards. While this period is characterized by heavy rainfall and increased humidity, transforming the landscapes into lush, green tapestries, it's important for trekkers to be prepared for wet conditions. The trails may be muddy, and visibility can be limited, but the monsoon brings out the full splendor of the flora and fauna in the region. The hillsides are alive with blooming wildflowers, and waterfalls cascade down the mountainsides, creating a dramatic and picturesque atmosphere. However, trekking during the monsoon allows for a quieter experience as this is considered the off-peak season, and the trails are less crowded.

Important Notes during Annapurna Royal Trekking

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • Annapurna Royal Trek is a moderate trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.
Itinerary
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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. At the evening you’ll transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with the cultural & musical programs in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

     After breakfast at the hotel you will be leave for full day sightseeing tour to the world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Today you will visit pilgrimage sites of the Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrines of Shiva. Here you can see the cremating system of the Hindus most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. After that visit Nepal's largest stupa Bouddhanath a pilgrimage centre for Buddhist. After finishing your lunch at Bouddhanath visit another Buddhist centre, Swoyambhunath stupa(monkey temple); covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring this spot transfer to Kathmandu Durbar Square the old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, Nepali traditional architectures and another attraction of this place is the Kumari (the living goddess). After finished your sightseeing trip you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

       With a morning wake up guide will pick up you and transfer to the tourist bus station and drive (approximately six hours with breaks) through the beautiful river view & Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside and transfer to the hotel and rest of the time explore the surrounding lakeside areas and overnight at hotel.

         Today, after breakfast drive to Bijayapur Khola(trek starting point) and 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 to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served midway through the climb. After arriving at Kalikasthan, we rest for some time and after that explore the surrounding areas and overnight at teahouse.

           After breakfast we start walking through the villages. We walk along the ridge of the mountain with good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Today we can explore many villages and the rhododendron forests. Overnight at Syaklung.

             Walk through the Gurung village, rhododendron and Sal forest. Half way through the walk there is a 400m descent, then a 600m ascent to arrive at Chisapani. This is the best view point at which to see the Himalayan Panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna.

               Today we walk half way down the hill to Rupatal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda. Walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal for an hour boating to catch the transfer to Pokhara and on arrival at hotel check in and rest of the time explore the lake side and overnight at hotel.

                 Morning we will drive back through the scenic countryside and en route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

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                    Cost Details
                    Cost Includes
                    • Airports pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
                    • Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu -Kathmandu city Hotel or Hotel Thamel (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
                    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
                    • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
                    • Ground transportation by tourist bus from Kathmandu – Pokhara by flight  - and pohara to Kathmandu by car  then from Pokhara to trek starting pont and trek ending point to Pokhara.
                    • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
                    • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
                    • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
                    • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
                    • Two nights standard accommodation in Pokhara ( First night of the trekking and last night of the trekking).
                    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
                    • Welcome Nepal Treks's sleeping bag, down jackets and walking stick, if necessary.
                    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
                    • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                    • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                    Cost Excludes
                    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                    • Your Travel insurance.
                    • Food while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
                    • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
                    • Sweet things like chocolate.
                    • Tips for the guide and porter,  its not mandatory but expected 

                     

                     

                    Departure Dates
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                    Date PriceStatus 
                    Start DateThursdayJul 25, 2024End DateFridayAug 02, 2024PricePriceUS$500StatusStatusAvailable
                    Start DateTuesdayJul 30, 2024End DateWednesdayAug 07, 2024PricePriceUS$500StatusStatusAvailable
                    Essential Information

                    Packaging list for Annapurna Royal Trekking

                    • A few pairs of Thermal tops
                    • Fleece jacket/pullover
                    • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
                    • Down jacket
                    • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
                    • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
                    • Mittens/woolen gloves
                    • Warm Hiking socks
                    • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
                    • Sun hat/scarf, wash towel
                    • Sunglasses
                    • Trekking poles
                    • Day bag above 40 L
                    • Basic personal first aid kit
                    • Waterproof cover for backpack
                    • Headlamp or flashlight
                    • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)
                    • Snacks and energy bars
                    • Water bottles, water purification tablets

                    Accommodations during 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking

                    During the 9 days Annapurna Royal Trek, trekkers can expect a range of accommodation options that offer a blend of comfort and an authentic Himalayan experience. The trek typically involves staying in teahouses or lodges spread along the trail. These teahouses provide basic yet cozy rooms with essential amenities such as beds, blankets, and sometimes hot showers. The charm of the accommodations lies in their rustic ambiance, often showcasing traditional Nepalese architecture.

                    Foods and Drinks during 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking

                    During the 9 days Annapurna Royal Trek, trekkers can expect a variety of local and international dishes provided by teahouses and lodges. Traditional Nepalese cuisine, such as dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momos (dumplings), and dhido (traditional buckwheat or millet dough), offers a flavorful and hearty experience. The teahouses also serve a selection of western dishes, ensuring a diverse menu to suit different tastes. Given the high altitude, it's crucial to stay hydrated, and the teahouses provide a range of hot and cold drinks. Trekkers can enjoy herbal teas, ginger lemon honey teas, and the ever-popular masala chai.

                    Internet, Wi-Fi, hot water shower facilities during 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking

                    While undertaking the 9 day Annapurna Royal Trek, trekkers should be prepared for limited access to modern amenities. Teahouses along the trail may offer Wi-Fi, but the connectivity can be unreliable. Internet access is generally available in larger villages. Hot water showers are often available for an additional cost, and the facilities may vary in reliability and cleanliness. Trekkers are advised to carry a portable charger for electronic devices, as charging opportunities may be limited.

                    Risks during 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking

                    Trekking in the 9 day Annapurna Royal Trek presents certain risks and challenges that trekkers should be aware of and prepared for. Here are some of the potential risks associated with the Annapurna Royal trek:

                    • Altitude sickness
                    • Unpredictable weather
                    • Landslides and avalanches
                    • Challenging river crossings
                    • Treacherous trail conditions
                    • Health issues
                    • Limited communication
                    • Preventing Altitude Sickness (AMS) during 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking
                    • Preventing altitude sickness during the 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some to reduce the risk of altitude sickness:
                    • Acclimatize properly
                    • Stay hydrated
                    • Trek at a moderate pace
                    • Consider altitude medication
                    • Monitor symptoms
                    • Descend if necessary
                    • Follow local guidance
                    • Have emergency evacuation insurance

                    Guides during 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking

                    Hiring a guide or porter for the 9 day Annapurna Royal Trek can enhance your trekking experience by providing assistance, local knowledge, and support throughout the journey. Hiring a trekking guide is highly recommended specially if you are new to trekking in Nepal or prefer the expertise and companionship of a local. A guide can navigate the trail, provide information about the local culture, flora and fauna, assist with accommodation and meals, and ensure your safety during the trek. They are familiar with the route, weather conditions, and potential risks. A guide can also help with language translation and communication with locals.

                    ATM and money exchange facilities during 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking

                    ATM and money exchange facilities during the 9 days Annapurna Royal Trek is limited. Larger villages along the route may have basic banking services, but trekkers should carry sufficient Nepalese currency in cash. ATM availability is unpredictable, and the machines may not always be in operation. Money exchange services are more reliable in major towns before the trek begins. It is advisable to plan and carry enough cash to cover expenses like accommodation, meals, and incidentals.

                    Travel insurance for 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking

                    Having travel insurance is highly recommended when embarking on any trek, including the 9 days Annapurna Royal Trek. Travel insurance provides coverage for various unforeseen events, emergencies, and medical expenses that may arise during your trip. Ensure that your travel insurance provides sufficient coverage for medical expenses, including emergency medical evacuation and treatment in case of illness or injury during the trek. Verify that your insurance covers the cost of emergency helicopter rescue or evacuation, as it may be necessary in case of severe altitude sickness or other emergencies in remote areas.

                    Tipping for 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking

                    Tipping is a common practice in the tourism industry, including for trekking guides, porters, and other support staff. While tipping is not mandatory, it is appreciated and considered a way to show gratitude for the service provided. It’s important to note that these are general guidelines, and tipping is ultimately personal decisions. You may choose to adjust the amount based on your satisfaction with the service and your budget.

                    Can I join the Group on 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking?

                    Welcome Nepal Treks offer group tour packages that allow solo travelers or small groups to join a pre-organized tour with other like-minded travelers. Group tours are a popular option for those who want to explore the destinations with a group of people, share experiences, and enjoy the company of fellow travelers. When booking a group tour, you can choose from various itineraries and departure dates offered by us. The group size can vary, so you can inquire about the maximum number of participants in each group to ensure you are comfortable with the group dynamics.

                    Can I book Private 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking?

                    Yes, you can book a private 9 days Annapurna Royal Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks. We can customize the trek itinerary based on your preferences, fitness level, and time constraints. We also offer greater flexibility in terms of starting dates, pace, and the ability to adjust the itinerary as needed during the trek. With a private trek, you can receive more personalized attention and support from the trekking crew and guides. Welcome Nepal Treks provide a more comfortable and intimate experience, as you won't be trekking with a large group of strangers.

                    Why to do 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking?

                    Annapurna Royal Trek offers breathtaking views of the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, offering trekkers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the stunning Himalayan scenery. The trek also takes a culturally enriching route, passing through traditional villages and allowing for interactions with local communities, providing a unique insight into their way of life. Furthermore, the Annapurna Royal Trek is relatively shorter in duration, making it accessible to a wide range of trekkers, including those with limited time. The trails are well-maintained, and the trek can be completed in about a week, making it an ideal choice for both beginners and experienced trekkers looking for a shorter yet fulfilling adventure. Overall, the Annapurna Royal Trek is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and trekking convenience, making it a compelling choice for those seeking a memorable Himalayan adventure.

                    Why to do 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking with Welcome Nepal Treks?

                    Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing treks in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks offers a splendid trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We have knowledgeable and experienced guides who are familiar with the trekking routes, safety protocols, and local customs. Their expertise can enhance your trekking experience and ensure a smooth journey. We offers flexible and customizable itineraries to cater to individual preferences and requirements. We can tailor the trek to suit your time frame, fitness level and specific interested. Welcome Nepal treks takes care of the logistical aspects of the trek, including permits, accommodations, transportation, and meals. Also, we highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services.

                    What is the Cost of the 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking?

                    The cost of 9 days Annapurna Royal Trek can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the 9 days Annapurna Royal Trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this 9 days adventurous and splendid Annapurna Royal trekking package starts from $500 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees and everything mentioned in the package with all meals.

                    Booking and Payment Policies of 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking

                    If you want to book the 9 days Annapurna Royal Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

                    Trip extension after 9 days Annapurna Royal Trekking

                    After completing 9 days Annapurna Royal Trek, you have several options for extending your trip and exploring more of Nepal or neighboring regions. Here are some popular trip extensions you can consider:

                    • Everest Base Camp Trek
                    • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
                    • Tibet and Bhutan Tour
                    • Langtang Valley Trek
                    • Upper Mustang Trek
                    • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
                    • Chitwan National Park Safari
                    • Bardia National Park Safari
                    • Rara Lake Trek
                    • Manaslu Circuit Trek
                    • Tansen and Palpa
                    • Lumbini and Buddhist Circuit
                    • Pokhara Adventure Activities
                    • Kalinchowk Temple Trek
                    • Gosainkunda Trek
                    • River Rafting
                    • Mountain Flight
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