Royal trekking - 8 Days Royal Trek, Short Trek in Annapurna
Royal trekking is a legendary, short and easy trekking tour in Annapurna region that starts from Pokhara and offers awe-inspiring Himalayan sceneries. The trekking goes through the beautiful villages. The basic lodges and guest houses are available in this trek and if you are keen to experience the home stay trek, also possible in this region. There is a mother community in this area which is formed to develop its economy and establish the good system in the villages. They will come to our camp or guest house to show us a typical Nepali cultural show with singing and dancing. You will enjoy watching this show and at the end, the community expects some donation from your side.
The Royal trekking starts from Pokhara, a beautiful lake city where you can spend several nights to rest and relax. Pokhara is a peaceful and fascinating city where you can make some day hike trips to surrounding hills as well. Royal Annapurna trek is an altitude free trek and any age’s people will enjoy this trek. The royal trekking gains its name after Prince Charles and his team trekked in this area. The region has some stunning view points to watch the sunrise/sunset and Annapurna ranges.
Attraction of Annapurna Region
Annapurna conservation Area Project
Annapurna Region is one of the captivating lands of bio diversity in the world. The region is the largest reserved and protected area of Nepal. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multi cultural and multi ethnic diversity make it the world's most popular trekking destinations. With the objectives of achieving a balance between the environment conservation and socio economic development, through people's participation, the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) was launched from 1986 under the aegis of the national trust for nature conservation... See more.
The trust is governed by a board of trustees. Tourism is an essential for locals and the fastest growing industries in the Annapurna conservation area. The project serves as a new approach in the protected area management with its modalities based on the integrated conservation and development programs. Owing to its fame that it has gained in the history of the protected area management, the government of Nepal has given the trust the mandate for the management of the Annapurna conservation area.
Meaning of Annapurna
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means full of food (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is Devi, the universal and timeless Kitchen goddess, the mother who feeds her kids. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: this makes Annapurna a universal goddess. Her most popular shrine is located in Kasi, on the banks of the Ghats. Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.
List of mountains we can see in the Annapurna region trekking
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),
Mt. Annapurna I (8091m),
Mt. Manaslu (8163 m),
Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) ,
Mt. Annapurna III (7555m),
Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m),
Mt. Annapurna south (7219m),
Mt. Nilgiri (7041m),
Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m),
Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m),
Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),
Tukuche peak (6920m),
Tilicho peak (7134m).
Culture and People of the Annapurna Region
One of the unforgettable experience of this region is culture and life style of local people. During trekking, trekkers encounter villages of different ethnic people. According to last census over 45,000 thousand people of different ethnic and tribal backgrounds with various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon Po, Shamanism and Animism represented live in the Annapurna region. The dominant groups are Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Manangi. Generally, these people are subsistence farmers who depend on the forests for fuel, fodder and timber. Almost each of group have their own dialect and own cultures and traditions. Trekkers who go for trekking in Annapurna region are fascinated by the local people's culture and tradition.
Flora and Fauna
In Annapurna region, we can see the diverse flora and fauna. The range of geographical and climatic regions has led to this diversity. Below 1000 m in altitude the climate is tropical. These areas are heavily cultivated and the landscape, therefore, largely consists of terraced paddy fields for most of the year. As we go to higher the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line.
Annapurna conservation area is the home of 102 species of mammals, 488 species of birds and 40 species of reptiles. In this region, we can see pheasants named Danphe, Monal, Kaliz, Cheer, Kokilas, and Blood Pheasants, etc. Among mammals, blue sheep and Himalayan Thar can be seen in the area.
Royal trekking short itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara (825m), 6-7 hrs drive or 35 minute flight.
Day 03: Drive and trek Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1370m) 1 hr drive, 4-5 hrs walking.
Day 04: Trek from Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1730m), 5-6 hrs walking.
Day 05: Trek from Syaklung to Chisapani (1550m), 5-6 hrs walking.
Day 06: Trek from Chisapani Begnas Lake and drive to Pokhara.
Day 07: Fly or Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 08: Final Departure.
Trip cost: Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.
Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.