Trekking Around Pokhara!
Explore the trail that was once taken by Price Charles in 1980 and relish the glory that lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Royal Trek is an easy trekking experience suitable for all kind of travelers around the globe. The term “royal” comes after the same royal visit made by the prince to experience the enchanting glory of Annapurna region of Nepal. The trail follows ridges and valleys along an easy and well paved path with an occasional uphill and downhill hike. Royal Trek offers you an opportunity to walk through the lush forests of rhododendron applauding the views of lush hills and wild mountains on sight. The vistas of Annapurna massif looks gorgeous as you hike up and down along the path throughout the trek.
How to explore the Annapurna Royal Trek?
Annapurna Royal Trek starts from the picturesque valley of Pokhara. Also known as the lakeside city, Pokhara city is a city of wonders. It is not only known for the views of mountains that it offers but also for the adventure activities that this place provides. Pokhara city is a hub for the adventure activities like boating, bungee jumping, paragliding, ultralight flight, zip flyer, etc. From Pokhara, we take a drive to BijayaKhola which is the actual initiation point of our trekking journey. We cross the river and walk along the flat paddy fields to Kalikasthan. We walk through rice fields, crop fields and villages to Syaklung. We further walk along a Gurung village enjoying the views of Annapurna panorama to Chisapani. As we walk through the villages and forests, we will be blessed with the splendid views of mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Macchapucchre and Langtang Himal.
Annapurna Royal Trek is not just about mountains and natural magnificence. It is an opportunity to know about the local people, their culture, tradition and lifestyle. The people residing here are well known for their warm behavior and hostility. So, treat yourself with the warm hostility of people residing in Annapurna region along with the splendor the Annapurna ranges as you travel with your trustworthy travel companion – Nepal Intrepid Treks.
- Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
- Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
- Day 04: Pokhara to Kalikasthan
- Day 05: Kalikasthan to Syaklung
- Day 06: Syaklung to Chisapani
- Day 07: Chisapani to Pokhara
- Day 08: Drve from Pokhara to Kathmandu
- Day 09: Farewell
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Nepal Intrepid Treks will be your dedicated travel companion until you return to your home country. Once you arrive at Kathmandu airport, we will be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel. Accommodation for our valued customers includes room and breakfast in a three star hotel in Kathmandu.
Take in the impressions of Nepal as we drive you from the airport to your hotel. We will assist you with the check-in and provide you with further information regarding your trek. You may then have a rest or stroll through the bustling, colorful streets and alleys of Kathmandu.
Prepare for a day of immersion into the Nepalese culture, while visiting the most important landmarks of this fascinating city and its outskirts. Our experienced guide will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO heritage site which represents the political and historical values of Nepalese civilization.
We then proceed to Swayambhu Nath Temple, also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ thanks to its adorable colony of monkeys that run free. This temple is the symbol of harmony between Buddhists and Hindus. At the top of the stupa you will have a splendid birds-eye view of Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings.
We continue to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, a holy place for Hindu devotees. Especially interesting is the holy cremation area where preparations and daily cremation ceremonies take place. From here we return to the hotel.
We start our day early! Enjoy your breakfast and your guide will pick you up at your hotel for the journey ahead. Today, we take a drive along the Trishuli river to Pokhara. We pass a country side landscape all along which is a beautiful experience in itself. After around six hours drive from Kathmandu, we reach the lakeside city – Pokhara. We stop at a hotel in Pokhara. Check in to your room and enjoy rest of the evening wandering around the Phewa lake placed in an appealing location. Spend your night at a hotel in Pokhara! (Breakfast included)
Today, after breakfast, we leave the hotel and take a drive to Bijaypur which is the actual start point of our trekking journey. We walk through the rice and paddy fields on a flat land for around and hour when we come across a river. We cross the river and start ascending up enjoying the lushness in the air. We continue our walk until we reach Kalikasthan. We stop at Kalikasthan for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Our day starts with a delicious breakfast which is followed by a walk through some vibrant villages. Walking along the villages is a great opportunity to learn about people, their culture, tradition and lifestyle. We can also interact with people as we take a sip of tea in a teahouse on the way. On the second half of the day, we will be walking on a forested ridge of a mountain that offers some splendid views of Annapurna range and Lamjung Himal. We ascend up through the rhododendron forests to Lipini which will lead us to Syaklung. Today, we stop at Syaklung for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
We start our day with a walk through a beautiful Gurung village. The people residing in this place are very hostile. We pass the small houses and fields in the village that will lead us to a forested area. We pass the forests of Sal and rhododendron on our way. For the first half of our journey, we will be descending down and for rest half of our journey; we will be ascending up until we reach Chisapani. We will be blessed with awesome views of mountains throughout the day. We stay at a guesthouse in Chisapani for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
We walk downhill from Chisapani until we reach the beautiful Rupa Lake. The lake lies in a beautiful location with lush environment and mountain views around. We spend some time round the lake and continue our walk uphill to Sundare danda for the stunning views of mountains and lakes. We again descend down from the hill to the serene Begnas Lake. We enjoy boating in Begnas lake for some time and then we will transferred to Pokhara – the beautiful lakeside city. We stay at a hotel in Pokhara for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
After exploring the glory of Pokhara and Annapurna region of Nepal, we drive back to Kathmandu with the scenery of country side landscape all along which is a beautiful experience in itself.
After eleven wonderful days of trekking, it’s finally time to bid you a goodbye. You will be escorted to the airport for your journey ahead! But we hope to serve you and your friends once again. We look forward to your suggestions if any! (Breakfast included)
- Pick up and drop from Airport
- Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be in a 3 star category hotel which is inclusive of breakfast only
- Transportation cost to Pokhara
- Three time meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Accommodation in best available guesthouses during the trek
- Hot water for drinking purpose during the trek
- First aid kit with basic medicines.
- Necessary documentation and Permit costs to enter into Annapurna Sanctuary and trek.
- Professional guide and porter (1 porter will be available to two persons)
- Expenses related to our staffs (guide and porter)
- A duffle bag, t – shirt and travel achievement certificate on the behalf of our company
- Government taxes and office service charge during travel
- Airfare from your homeland to Nepal (International air fare)
- Visa fees while you enter into Nepal
- Your travel insurance
- Lunch and Dinner at three star hotel in Kathmandu
- Cold drinks, mineral bottle water or any other kind of beverages. (You can buy it on the trekking route if you want, on your own)
- Personal trekking equipments and gadgets
- Tips for driver, guide and porters (though optional)
- Personal refreshment and utility expenses like phone calls, internet service and others.
- Cost that are not mentioned in our cost inclusion section above
Best value and service — Hikes, Paragliding, Helicopter Tours
Best value and Best Service
We visited Nepal in December and had only 7 days, not long enough for multi-day treks yet, as travelers from the US, we wanted to experience as much as possible within that time frame the comprised of visiting the breath-taking mountain sceneries, sport activities, and history. While Nepal Intrepid Treks was started by trekking guides, they have diligently built their business and tourism relationships over the last few years to cater to different tourist needs. As an active planner, i had reached out to a dozen tour companies as opposed to only settling for the top 2-3 on Tripadvisor ratings. What first impressed me about Nepal Intrepid Treks is their responsiveness, flexibility and transparency about planning constraints. Its really the best value and service.
They also offered the best value by a large margin. At no time during my interactions with them did they push any additional services on me, but rather adapted to whatever changes I wished to make. Given the relationships they made in the industry, they also offered some of the best rates relative to other tour companies for the exact same vendors. We did the heli ride to Everest Base Camp, hikes in Nagarkot, paragliding, city tours in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Pokhara and of course the sunrise trips to the neighboring hill stations. What really made the difference is their sense of service on the ground. They were always on time and went the extra mile whenever there were unexpected delays. On one day, our morning flight to Pokhara was delayed for several hours and eventually canceled yet our guide went above and beyond to get us on an afternoon flight so we wouldnt miss out on the activities for the rest of the day. That sense of urgency on our behalf extended through the whole trip. Even though we missed an activity for no fault of theirs, they did their part in making up for it by dining us at a cultural center on their own cost, which wasnt needed at all yet we fully appreciated. We are so much happy for this best value and service.
In summary, I was thoroughly impressed -- a sense of humility, superior service, flexibility, transparency with unmatched value. We know we will definitely return to Nepal for the treks; we will look no further than Nepal Intrepid Treks. A big thank you Nisan, Santa and Lal! Keep it up!
April/May 2019 16-Day Trek to EBC
Had an extraordinary trek with Nepal Intrepid to Everest Base Camp. I got sick from the food in Kathmandu, and by day 4 I was too dehydrated and weak to continue. One of the guides stayed with me as my group continued so that I can rest. We eventually caught up with the group and made it to EBC! Such excellent and professional guides and porters!
You Need This Team To Make It To The Top. 100% Mera Peak Summit Success Rate. Looked After From Day 1.
I owe our success in reaching the Mera Peak summit safely to our amazing guide Lal and his amazing team of porters! We were a team of four women and we had a 100% summit success rate.
Lal went above and beyond from Day 1 when I missed my connecting flight to Kathmandu from Guangzhou due to bad weather in China. I finally arrived in Kathmandu late at night, tired and stressed out about my bags since it did not make my flight. As soon as Lal found out that I made it to Kathmandu, he made it to the airport in a flash, waiting to pick me up and take me to the hotel with a warm smile and a big welcome - and this was really late at night! When my airline failed to get my bag in time for the trek, Lal organised my luggage to arrive in Lukla before I even made it to Lukla! My luggage had all my gear and summit clothing, without this luggage I could not have started the trek. It was a huge relief seeing my luggage and it was all thanks to Lal and his efficiency for getting my luggage in time. There would have been no other way.
This was my first time doing a multi day trek, let alone climbing a mountain, I was nervous but Lal made sure I enjoyed the trek and most importantly I was safe. Lal and his team made sure it was their priority to make sure we were well prepared, safe, looked after and most importantly we all make it to the top. Little things like telling us to slow down while ascending to make sure we don't get altitude sickness, while other groups sped in front of us and did not make the summit because they were sick, making sure we were all well fed so that we had all the energy to endure the full 13 days, giving us water when we ran out of our own and believing in us all added up to our successful summit! His porter team Bupendra and Tula Raj all took turns to lead the party and helped us to carry our gear.
Every morning we would wake up and see their smiley faces ready to start the day trekking, while they were getting ready to carry our 50kg bags in tough terrain. Without hesitation, Lal and his porter team always offered a hand when us ladies weren't comfortable going down a steep hill and believe me the passes were insane! They made the trip much more enjoyable and memorable as we all had our funny and scary moments together.
Summit day was unbelievably the hardest and craziest day of my life! One to remember for the rest of our lives but we couldn't have made it without his team, his positivity and his patience. It took us 6 hours to reach the summit and Lal was with us every step of the way - feeding us snacks, opening our water bottles so that we can drink, carried our back packs to putting our polarised sunglasses on our faces to protect us from the sun. His team absolutely went above and beyond! Making the summit was an epic experience and to do it with a team that we grew closely with, who supported and believed in us made the experience even more special.
Lal and his team were always looking out for us and I could not be more grateful. We were constantly surrounded by positive attitude the whole way up and the whole way down, even after our summit day.
Although, we successfully summited and made it to Lukla, Lal did not stop working. Leaving Lukla was such a mess and super stressful as I had an international flight to make. Lal was always alert, always on call to see if there was an available seat for me on any of the outgoing flights.
Lal is honest and professional and I would definitely choose Nepal Intrepid Treks again. What an incredible ascent. I will never forget this trip. Until then my friend!
Mera Peak 14 day hike & 100% Success Rate!
This was my first trip to Nepal, and thanks to Lal and his amazing team, climbing Mera Peak was an awesome experience. Our group of 4 had a 100% success rate, when a lot of other travelers we met along the way, did not make it to the top.
Nothing was a problem for Lal, we had lost luggage and bad weather delays – which meant he had to reschedule accommodation/flights several times for us. He was so gracious, professional, and incredibly helpful every step of the way (literally!). Both him and our two incredible porters, really made our trip, going above and beyond on so many occasions.
Summit day was tough, but the support of Lal and his team – helped us all get through and make it to the top!
Lal always made us feel safe, supported and that nothing was a problem – and there was always a smile on his face. I would absolutely recommend trekking with Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions, I’m so grateful for the experience, and can’t wait for my next adventure with Lal and his team.
Patan historic and good adventure
Was such an awesome trip and loved getting to try local cuisine. Our guide Amit was very knowledgeable and showed us many spiritual sites which were really cool. A must do if in the Kathmandu area.
Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp 19days
Unreal experience! I opted for the longer trek as I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I had. I'm so glad I did.
My wonderful Guide Prem Karki and my assistant guide Lukpa were sensational! We laughed so much on the trek, with these 2 guiding us there was never a dull moment. Our success in reaching the Lakes and Everest Base Camp are purely down to their hard work and dedication. Plus I was lucky enough to meet another 6 legends who also opted for this unreal trek. We are now all the best of mates.
The trekking was hard at times and and some days were super easy. We had rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between. Each day we witnessed another insanely beautiful mountain and watched the landscape change the higher we went.
The Gokyo Lakes were stunning, I'm so glad we opted for this trek. The pictures attached are unfiltered!
Everest Base Camp was great! Such an amazing feeling to finally get there. We just sat and took it all in. Photos don't do it justice.
All the villages and places we stayed along the way were awesome! These tiny lodges and tea houses in the middle of the mountains were so cosy and the food is delicious. We met quite a few Sherpas who had summited Everest and we spoke to them at length about their expedition. Great bed time stories :)
Do yourself a favour and get on board this trek, you wont regret it!
Everest Base Camp & Gokyo 925-1010/2019
Kamal, Tilak and Prince were our guide. They have done an excellent job in ensuring we had everything we needed - water, wifi, food and so on. They explained Nepalese culture and identified the peaks for us as we were asking for the names every day, it is one of the most precious thing about having the locals with us. The tour was a huge success and thank you guys and team for making it happen, it would not be the same without you. I had really enjoyed every moment on the trek. Highly recommend the agent and guides to anyone considering paying a visit to the beautiful Himalayas.
Perfection EBC trekking
Professional risk control on EBC trekking. About airplane change the landing place on lukala or change the trekking schedule, your team also can find good guest house and restaurant.
It was wonderful experience in my life. Our guide Kamal is professional, patient, and kindly. In this trekking journey still had some situation from uncontrollable mother nature. But this team also can control and change it perfectly. If you will come to Nepal to explore, don't miss Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions!
Our Visit to Nepal
I dont know where to Start. There are barely any bad points to talk about. The service was exceptional and everbody was so polite and friendly. Everything was well organized. The places we used to rest and eat where always nice and clean. The employees and shepards where dedicated for their jobs and tried to accomplish our goals in the best way possible. I want to send my best wishes Lal, Ram, Tulla and Santos.
Luca & Ludovico