Annapurna skyline trek is the most comfortable, short, and inspirational trekking in Annapurna Region. It is one of the famous short trekking trails offering the best mountain views, ridge walking, forests, rice fields & different village types. It is one of the excellent treks. To do as it doesn’t require any particularly long walking days. It also offers to see plenty of Nepalese villages and mountains.
Generally, this trek starts from Pokhara with the offering of stunning mountain views. In 1980 Prince Charles of Britain walked through this trek with the entourage of 90 guests with the followers and staff. That’s why this Trek gained its name as “Royal Trek.” But now you don’t have to be royal to enjoy this amazing skyline trek. You can be part of this wonderful journey and enjoy this trek in the most comfortable and memorable way.
Annapurna skyline Royal trek takes you along the peaceful ranges with terraced hills all around, you will see colorful flora and fauna painting the landscape, eagles soaring high above and so that mountain views including Machhapuchhare and Annapurna. The route here is less crowded so that you can get more close to a real picture of uniqueness nature, traditional lifestyles, and ancient religious practices.
This short trek commences from Pokhara and passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets. The trek begins from Bijayapur Khola 5km east of Pokhara valley and ends at Chisapani. The route is amazing and is filled with the eye-catching views. You will never get to know when the journey began and it ended.
The valley of lakes offering panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayas massif and also the Manaslu Himal. Working through many remote villages, terraced fields forested ridge tops, lakes and temples is such a blissful journey. In addition to that, alpine pastures, and rhododendron forests and spectacular close-up view of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna range make the trek best for you.
One can feel higher than royalty discovering oneself the natural height of being alive. The Annapurna skyline trekking trail takes us to a Gurung village and magical views of Machhapuchre, Annapurna, and Lamjung and beautiful lake city Pokhara where we relax in front of immense Himalayas. Pokhara, itself is a popular name in the tourism sector of Nepal. It is truly magnificent place, offering you wide travel options.
During this entire trek, you can enjoy the photography as well. If you are already a good photographer or if you just love to capture the moments, then this trek is the best place for you. From the glorious mountains, waterfalls, forests to sunshine and sunsets, photography is one heck of a ting to do here. Be the part of this incredible journey and also let the world know your achievement. And also share your happiness with them.
Day 01 - Drive Pokhara to Bijayapur (1 hr drive) and trek to Kalikasthan (1,370m/4,496ft) – 4 to 5 hrs walk.
Start our Annapuran skyline trek after breakfast. We drive to Bijayapur Khola to begin our trek. Initially, we start our walk for about an hour through flat paddy fields and cross the river. The trail begins near the army camp on the Prithivi Highway, just east of the Vijaypur Khola. Cross the flat area of rice fields and the river before reaching the ridge of Kalikasthan (1370m). If you are doing this trek in the summer, the river may be difficult to cross if it is flooded. Arrive Kalikasthan, which has campsites on grassy land with beautiful views.
Day 02 - Trek Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730m/5,675ft) – 5 to6 hrs.
Today you will have a beautiful walk along a forested ridge, passing the top of the hill through Thulakhet Mathi Than, which is an excellent place for the tea break. After a short climb and walks along with villages, you trek gradually up, followed by a section of forest before you finally reach Shaklung Village. We mainly walk through the villages, the ridge of the mountain with a good view of Annapurna and Lamjung. We spend our night in Syanglung.
Day 03 - Trek Syaklung to Chisapani (1550m/5,084ft) – 5 to 6 hrs.
The trail descends to the valley floor rhododendron and sal forest. Halfway through the walk, there is a 400m descent and 600m ascent to arrive at Chisapani. This is the best point to see the Himalayan Panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna. The camp is a short walk beyond the village near the ridge top temple, and the views are sublime.
Day 04 - Chisapani trekking to Begnas lake and drive back to Pokhara
Today is the last day of our Annapurna skyline trek. The day involves a stroll along the ridge that separates Rupa Tal. We climb about 200m to arrive on Sundare danda and walk 15 min down to Begnas Tal for an exciting an hour boating. You will do boating in this lake and explore the natural beauty of the Begnas area. Begnas Lake is also called a freshwater lake. from here drive back to Pokhara, transfer to hotel
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2 to 16 pax
local Tea house