- Rafting, Sightseeing, Jungle Safari & Trekking
This trek has been named as Royal Trek(1800m) after Prince Charles of UK who sauntered through the small hills in early eighties along with 90 entourage. Mick Jagger of Rolling Stone Fame also trekked this trail after Prince Charles. The Royal trek is highly recommended for beginners. It is a litmus test for those who want to try trekking but are unsure about the physical demands. As the route does not ascend to high altitude, the climate is warmer and you will have the opportunity to stroll through the rice terraced fields. This lower hill short circuit can be fitted into any travel itinerary and offers great views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu and Lamjung. It gives an opportunity to explore the villages of the middle hills mingling with Gurungs known for bravery and mountain tribes. The trail climbs gently along a ridge top through Brahmin and Chettri villages towards Kalikastan, which continues along the forested ridge top through Thulokot to Mathi Thana reaching Shaklung. The Royal trek route climbs towards Chisopani, winding around the back of the hill to the village where there is a temple with splendid mountain views. From there trail descend from Chisapani Danda along the ridge into a small valley and a stream that feeds Rupa Tal. Walk along the rice field with a final ascent to the ridge that separates Begnas Tal and Rupa Tal. A little descend from the ridge takes you to Begnas Bazar, from where you will be taken to Pokhara by car or bus. While here, the trekker can easily spend several days experiencing local lifestyle, handicraft production and sightseeing. Folk songs and dances are an important part of Gurung life and cultural performances are a common occurrence in this area. Though the trek is short, the memories live forever.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, O/N in Kathamndu
Day 2: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, O/N inKathamndu
Day 3: Free day in Kathmandu for independent activities, O/N in Kathamndu
Day 4: Transfer to Rafting Put-in point, half day rafting O/N in the tented camps
Day 5: Half day Rafing on the Trisuli River, transfer to Chitwan National Park, O/N in one of the Jungle Lodges
Day 6: Full day excursion in the Chitwan National Park, O/N in one of the Jungle Lodges
Day 7: Transfer to Damauli, start trekking, O/N in the tented camps
Day 8-10: Royal Trek, Damauli to Pokhara
Day 11: End of Trekking, transfer to Hotel in Pokhara
Day 12: Free day in Pokhara
Day 13: Transfer to Kathmandu
Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 15: Transfer to airport for departure.