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The Royal Trek 11 days

  • Deer in Chitwan National Park

  • Elephant having a bath in the Rapti River - Chitwan


Trip Overview

Duration: 11 Days
Maximum altitude: 2‘600 m
Trek Grade: Easy - moderate
Average walking time per day: 4 - 6 hours
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Best Season: February, March, April, May, October, November

This trek takes its name from Prince Charles, who exactly did this tour in the 1980s. It is an easy and short hike and offers good views of the mountains, forests, paddy fields and different villages. The second part of the trip takes us to the Royal Chitwan National Park - home of 56 species of mammals, including the One-horned Rhino (Indian Rhinoceros), Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, wild Elephants, Striped Hyena, River Dolphin and wild Bison etc. There are only an estimated number of species of birds, 126 species of fish, 590 species of butterflies and 47 species of reptiles in the park. More information is availableat "Nepal Chitwan Jungle Tour".

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara – 6 till 7 hours drive

Day 04: We hike from Pokhara to Kalikasthan 1'180 m

Day 05: Kalikasthan - Syaglung 1'260 m

Day 06: Syaglung - Chisapani1'260 m

Day 07: Chisapani - Pokhara

Day 08: Transfer to the Royal Chitwan National Park

Day 09: Royal Chitwan National Park

Day 10: Royal Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu

Day 11: Departure

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Enjoy the historical cultural sites of Kathmandu including UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temples), Boudhanath (Buddhist shrine) Swayembhunath (monkey temple), etc. 

Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara – 6 till 7 hours drive
Pokhara has one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. Enjoy your dinner with a magnificent view to the peaks of Annapurna and "Fishtail"

Day 04: We hike from Pokhara to Kalikasthan 1'180 m
After breakfast, we drive to Vijayapur Khola where we start our tour. We walk about 1 hour through rice fields and then we cross the river. In the summer, during the Monsoons it can be difficult to cross because of the floods. 

Day 05: Kalikasthan – Syaglung 1'260 m
After we had breakfast, we walk through the village and along a ridge. We have a fantastic view of the Annapurna Himal and the Lamjung. 

Day 06: Syaglung - Chisapani 1'260 m
We hike through the Gurung village, rhododendron and sal forests. Halfway down the road first descends 400 m and directly afterwards it rises 600 m and finally we reach Chisapani. This is the best place to enjoy the Himalayan panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri and on the westside Annapurna. 

Day 07: Chisapani - Pokhara
We walk down the hill to Rupa Tal and again up ca. 200 m to Sundari Danda; 15 minutes later we reach the Begnas Valley. After an hour boat trip we head for the transfer to Pokhara.

Day 08: Transfer to the Royal Chitwan National Park
After breakfast we continue our journey to the south to the Royal Chitwan National Park. Along the way, we have the opportunity for a 2 - 3 hours rafting.

After the arrival in the national park, we are able to participate in an elephant safari: On the back of the elephant, we explore the jungle and the wilderness. You have the chance to see One-horned Rhinoceros (Indian Rhinoceros), various species of Deer, Monkeys, Wild Boar, Bison, Sloth Bear, Leopard, and if you are lucky the Royal Bengal Tiger. This exciting tour takes 2 - 3 hours.

Day 09: Royal Chitwan National Park

  • After a coffee or tea, we explore on foot the nature and get an insight view into the eastern Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and jungle. Our tour guide will help us to identify the different types of birds, plants and wildlife.
  • Breakfast
  • Elephant-breeding program: Learn more about the fascinating animals during a visit to the elephant stable. 
  • Canoeing: with the traditional dugout canoe, we are floating quietly the Rapti River from where we are able to see the wildlife on the riverbanks.
  • Tharu Stick dance: Farmers from the surrounding villages show their traditional dance with a stick.
  • Campfire.

Day 10: Royal Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu
Before leaving for Kathmandu, we take our time for the birdwatching program to see the diversity of birds or for another jungle safari with elephants.

Day 11: Departure

Includes & Excludes

Includes and Excludes

In Services included:
National Park permit
TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)
Accommodation during the trek
Breakfast whilst Trekking with B & B Program
3 meals during the trek with the Package Program
English speaking, experienced and trained guide
Number of porter according to the group size (15 kg of luggage per Trekker)
First aid kit and insurance for the team
Transport to the trekking spot
Airport pick up and drop off

Not included:
Hotels *
Any kind of drinks
International flights
Personal expenses
Personal Insurance and medication
Nepal entry visa
Tipping for guide and porter
German speaking guide or group leader (On request)

* Accommodations are only included whilst Trekking. For Hotel reservations we are pleased to support you.