Royal Syaglung Danda Trek is designed for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on his visit Nepal in 1980. Hike to Royal Syaglung Danda is an ideal and less demanding village trekking for those who have traveling in Annapurna less than a week.
Hiking Royal Syaglung Danda is classed as an easy village excursion by Himalayan standards but there are lots of ascending and descending which is normally common for trekking in Nepal Himalayas.
Royal Syaglung Danda lodge basis short trek is mostly off the beaten tracking routes in Annapurna along ridgelines passing through colorful rhododendron woodland, fertile terraced paddy fields, villages with a great view of the Annapurna massive. Furthermore, you can experience the Gurung and Magar ethnic groups and their culture and their tradition.
Trek to Syaglung and Kaliksthan danda will be more interesting in spring as the forest along the trail turns red, pink, and white with rhododendron flowers. Easy Royal trek is possible to explore at any time throughout the year.
Royal Syaglung Danda Trek itinerary details
Hike to Royal Syaglung Danda is a classical trek with 4 days itinerary comparing to most walks in this region. The particular Royal Trek route is arranged for World travelers who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner, try this itinerary. Likewise, for travelers who wish to do it quickly but are walking with limited time wise than ask us for a tailor-made itinerary.Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
At morning, guide will come to meet you in your hotel. Drive to TIA airport to fly to Pokhara city. Flight offers you an excellent view of the Himalayas including Mt.Langtang, Mt.Ganesh Himal, Mt.Manasalu, Mt.Lamjung, and Mt.Annapurna. Pokhara is a beautiful town, get way to Annapurna. and drive to Bijaypur Khola, trek ascends to Kalikastan through terraced cultivated fields of Kandane.
Ascend walking on stone steep eventually reaching a level path under the shade of evergreen trees.
The royal trek is steep but the background vista is incredible, vast stretches of flat farmland covers the river valley. Taking a short rest at the scenic village of Archale, we continue our journey to Kalikastan. As Kalikastan located in the hilltop, it offers a grand view of Annapurna mountains including Machhapuchhre (fishtail).
Trek began through a dense forest on the right. On the way, the path takes an undulating descent to the village of Ozangaun. Then steeply descend to the village of Lipyani, again we start ascending the typical stone steps to Syaglung danda (some people pounce as a Syaklung danda) through enchanting rhododendron forest. The trail is very peaceful that you can hear the sound of your own footsteps. After a hard climb, we eventually enter the village of Syaglung, a typical Gurung inhabitant. Syaglung danda offers a glimpse of the entire Lumjung Himal.
We retrace our trek descend to Lipyani. The path is steep, descending with stone steps through Doban Khola. Cross the wooden bridge and walk uphill through a forest to Lapsi danda. We make a short descent downhill to Begnas lake. We stop for lunch and taking a private taxi we drive further to the Fewa lakeside in Pokhara. Stay overnight in a hotel.
Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, a guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day to relax or explore the surrounding areas. In the evening, drop you at Kathmandu International Airport for your return flight out to your home.
How much does Royal Syaglung Danda Trek cost?
Historical royal trek is available now on USD 450 each person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. At this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu, and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lakeside, and of course, the trip price will vary according to group size.
Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2- star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
The royal trek cost Includes:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek
- Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- Pokhara airport to Bijaypur & Return from Begnas lake to Fewa lake side transfer by private taxi.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Royal Syaglung Danda Trek cost excludes
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
The Royal Trek is camping style short treks that follow a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. The Royal trekking journey begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara and passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets. We can organize private Royal Syaglung Danda Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details, our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the short Royal and Syaglung danda Trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with nice mattresses and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Royal Trekking?
Answer: As you trek through homestay, they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables.
Evening dinner and breakfast provides in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: How do I get drinking water on the express royal trek?.
Answer: On royal travel, you can buy mineral water along the treks. But however, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite en route.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?.
Answer: As you go via guest house basis trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Are there any communication facilities on the short royal trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Royal Syaglung Danda Trek?.
Answer: No! So, for the outdoor path, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on royal trekking budget?.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?.
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: Do I need walking polls?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Royal Syaglung Danda Trek highlights
- Royal trek including Syaglung and kaliksthan danda.
- Excellent view of Annapurna Mountains including Lamjung Himal
- Walking through cultivated fields, rice terraces and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
- Experience the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their local life styles.
Royal Syaglung Danda Trek Note:
The Royal Syaglung Danda hike information stated above is just a standard template guideline. However, the royal trip is possible to modify at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of schedule during on trip.
It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Royal Syaglung Danda Trek special?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern.
We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Royal trek was just awesome with Gokyo Treks Nepal
We did a 6 day trek through Annapurna Royal Syaglung danda absolutely amazing views. Landscape changes frequently from rice fields to snow capped mountains. Our trek was led by Ram who did a fantastic job teaching us about the history of the region and mountains. He knew the area so well and always knew the best tea houses to stop at for food or lodging. I would highly recommend Ram and the Gokyo Trek team to any planning a trek in Nepal. – John Rashkow, San Diego, California, USA.
Trip Price : USD 450 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 5 Days
- Altitude: 1,730 meters
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2 – 10 People
- Best Time: Oct – May
- Trip Mode: Local Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport: Car/Plane/bus
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