Max Altitude:1730 m
Activity:Trekking and Hiking
Route :Syaklung, Pokhara, Kathmandu
Group Size :1-16
Tour Customize :On Request
Trip Grade :Easy
Best Season:Mar- May/ Sept- Nov
- Breathtaking views of 8000m peaks like Dhaulagiri and Manaslu.
- Amazing scenes of the third largest lake in Nepal.
- Easy, time and budget-friendly trekking experience for all.
The dazzling Royal Trek remains one of the shortest treks in Nepal. The trail goes around the foothills of majestic Annapurna. It is situated north of Pokhara. The Royal Trek involves trekking along with bushy ways among mesmerizing forests. Moreover, the crisp air under blue skies radiates positive energy into any trekker’s mood. Prince Charles once explored the same route with his 90 person staff in 1980. Hence, the trail earned the title of “The Royal Trek.”
Imagine the prettiest pathways surrounded by tall trees and enchanting greens. That’s the Royal Trek for you. The trail goes up to viewpoints where one can enjoy views of Annapurna. Additionally, trekkers love the scenic beauty of Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. Similarly, the trail leads to ethnic villages with preserved traditions.
First of all, the flavorful trek begins with the trek to Kalikasthan (1370m) from Bijayapur. Trekkers stay in Gurung villages. The people are very hospitable. Gurung people are known for their bravery in Nepal. The trek goes up to the beautiful village of Syaklung (1730m). Also, if lucky, a trekker can sport the Manaslu massif from here. Finally, Chisapani (1550m) leads to Begnas Lake.
Trekkers need no prior experience for the Royal Trek. Anyone can attempt easy hiking. Each day only consists of 4-5 hours of walking. Trekkers with kids or the elderly also prefer this trek.
Himalayan Adventure Treks remains invested in providing the safest trips for the clients. The local guides fluently speak English. Additionally, they also provide guides fluent in other languages. They handle everything from food, lodging, logistics, and even inquiries. Thus, they surpass in good customer service.
- Detail Itinerary
- Trip Dates
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Trip Preparation. (B)
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus (915m) 6-7 hours. (B)
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur and Trek to Kalikasthan (1370m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 05: Trek from Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1730m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek from Syaklung to Chisapani (1550m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 07: Trek from Chisapani to Begnas Tal and drive to Pokhara. (B)
Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6-7 hours. (B/D)
Day 09: Departure to Airport. (B)
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
- Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Trip Preparation. (B)
- Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus (915m) 6-7 hours. (B)
- Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur and Trek to Kalikasthan (1370m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 05: Trek from Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1730m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 06: Trek from Syaklung to Chisapani (1550m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 07: Trek from Chisapani to Begnas Tal and drive to Pokhara. (B)
- Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6-7 hours. (B/D)
- Day 09: Departure to Airport. (B)
After breakfast, we start for Kathmandu city tour which includes four of the UNESCO world heritage site in the valley.
Pashupatinath: The temple is one of the most sacred pilgrims’ sites for Hindus all over the world. It is the temple of Lord Shiva, the temple where the dead bodies are criminated on the bank of Bagmati River.
Boudhanath Stupa: which is one of the biggest stupas in Asia and holiest Budisht Pilgrims and famous tourist destination in Valley. It is also famous for over 50 Tibetan gompas or monasteries.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: It holds the places of the ancient king who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom.
Swayambhunath(Monkey Temple): It is located in the heart of the valley, it is another famous tourist destination and holiest Buddhist pilgrims, it is also known as Monkey temple among tourist.
The morning after breakfast we leave much of the afternoon to get a warming glimpse of Pokhara Valley and fall in love with its ethereal beauty. Pokhara is the tourist’s paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of Annapurna ranges. You can observe the glistening white peaks of the Fishtail, Annapurna I, Himchuali, Annapurna south, and Dhaulagiri.
Evening you can walk around the Phewa lake. You can also visit the Tal Barahai Temple (Island Temple) and boating in Lake.
Today, after breakfast we drive about one hour to Bijayapur Khola to begin our trek. The path is through flat paddy fields, wide and the terrain is easy. After crossing the river the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. After Lunch at midway through the climb. After arriving at Kalikasthan, we take a rest at teahouses for some time then explore the surrounding areas. Where you can see the great view of Annapurna ranges and local people.
The morning after breakfast, we start walking through the villages’ area. We walk along the ridge of the mountain which offers incredible views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna. Today, we can explore many villages, where you can explore locals living lifestyles and Cultures. After following through the rhododendron, Pine forests finally arrived at Syaklung.
The morning after breakfast we continue our trekking to Chisapani which means cold water. We walk through the Gurung village gives us an opportunity to observe the local Gurung lifestyle and their traditional houses. We move ahead through the way with the rhododendron, Pine, and Sal forest. Chisapani is the best place to see the Himalayan Panorama view of Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna.
The morning after breakfast today we walk from Chisapani halfway downhill to Rupa Tal (Rupa Lake) and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda where you can see the Rupa lake, Begnas lake, and Phewa lake from the same point. After 15 minutes’ walk down to Begnas Tal, we can enjoy an hour of boating. This is the last moment of the trekking then we transfer to Pokhara hotel, check-in at a hotel, and take rest and evening you can walk around the Phewa lake, Evening you can enjoy in Lake sidebar for your successful and memorable trek.
On this day, we drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. After a 6-7 hours drive, we reach Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel where you either have leisure time or you may catch the last moments exploring the missed sights or shopping for gifts to your nearest ones in Thamel.
In the evening we will have a farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
A representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Pick/drop up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel.
- Three Night 3* hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
- Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle with an experienced tour guide.
- Two Night 3* hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
- Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu by tourist bus.
- Pokhara/ Kalikasthan/ Begnas lake/ Pokhara by private car.
- Trekking permit.Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- All necessary paper works.
- All accommodations in homestay/tea houses during the Treks.
- An experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients).
- An arrangement of Travel rescue.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Last Night farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
- Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Entrance fees in Kathmandu.
- Extra night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and mountain because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc).
Entrance fees of Heritage Sites of Nepal:
Nepal is famous for world heritage sites, Tourist attractions places, and monuments areas. Tourism is the second income source of the country. Entrance fees, National park fees, climbing royalties are the backbone of the Nepalese economy. Foreigner tourists visiting heritage sites, attraction places and monuments of the country and have to pay a certain entrance fee to get inside the area. The people of South Asian countries (SAARC) have to pay fewer entrance fees in comparison to tourists from other countries. Many tourists want to see the typical Nepalese art and cultural places, happily paying the entrance fee because it is worth paying to visit.
The 7 heritage sites of Kathmandu valley are amazing. Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan have their own history. They are not only rich in art and architecture but also fountain spiritual places of Hinduism and Buddhism. Most of the constructions made have a tantric background and old history. Not only the Kathmandu valley but other parts of the country are also rich in nature and history. Lumbini (Birth Place of Gautam Buddha) Chitwan National park, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Trekking trails, Peak climbing, Expedition are the main tourist destination in Nepal and main income sources of the country. It is the government that keeps the price of priceless monuments and makes some money from tourists who visit it.
Please find the attached PDF file for the Entrance fees of World heritage and other attraction places in Nepal.
Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for trekking in Nepal and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in Nepal With that said, for a standard easy trek to Extreme hard level of trekking. The daily activity (trek) would be 5-6 hours,(depend on the trekking trail) and elevation will generally not exceed 5,600 meters like Everest Base Camp, Throng la passes, Chola passes treks and other passes or Base Camp but some of them are less than 4000m. The trekking day is involving both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow, depending on the season. Mostly a day would include a number of climbs or descents of 600 meters more or less, starting after the early morning breakfast, resting at a lunch place in the afternoon, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.
In preparation for the trekking in Nepal, it is important, to begin with, the basic training requirement at least 2 months before departing for trekking in Nepal. Two to three hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine required for the hard trekking and for normal and easy trek just have some physical fitness is enough. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking during the trek. Your calf should be enough fit and prepare for trekking. Mostly during the trekking calf paining or tired is the main issue. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not our goal, will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure trekking in Nepal for all easy and hard level.
Trekking Seasons in Nepal:
There are main two seasons in which Nepal where the most amount of visitors visit. (September, October & November) being the most popular season which is also called the peak season in Nepal, and spring (March, April & May) coming in close behind which is also called the mini-season in Nepal. The summer months of June, July, and August are the monsoon season and most of the time raining as such the trails are mostly washed out sometimes, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Nevertheless, you can trek to rain-shadow regions like Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang during the monsoon seasons. Nepal is a suitable destination for all seasons.
Winter is very dry & extremely cold and all the high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate during the day time temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, you gain the altitude the temperature decreases. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -25 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. Winter trek in higher altitudes is not advised due to the danger of avalanches and also altitude sickness. Although some may enjoy the sight of the snow-covered mountains as you reach your destination. However, the temperature does not change as much in lower mountain regions the nights are slightly colder than days’ time.
Autumn &Spring is the best timing for trekking in Nepal because the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations of the country on the same time you can see the many festivals during that period.
A typical trekking day begins with the early morning breakfast around 7 am in the hotel. (Depend on the trekking region). It would advise you to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack after having breakfast; we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is more energetics to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. A good morning’s walk, we make a stop for lunch at around 11-12 pm. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop & enjoys the organic & local food in the mountain. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 2-3 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking experienced guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read, and stroll around the area or doing yoga. You can explore with the local people and observe their lifestyle & culture. Dinner is served around 7-8 in the evening to round off the day.
Meals and Accommodations:
During the trekking period, the accommodation is commonly referred to as teahouses. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, Dining hall, and boarding house for tourists. Now a day’s electricity can be found in the rooms, which mean one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Alternatively, teahouses may also use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary. Still, a few of the trekking route electricity service is not available. Use the local traditional kerosene light.
Most of the teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place there are limited teahouses so season time dormitories are the norm. Most of the room has 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Some of the places we can get the private bathroom also with a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.
Breakfast and dinner are taken at the same teahouses and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove or coal to provide heat basically in mountain areas. Most of the areas menu will have Nepali style western foods such as Pancake, pizza, Burger, fries, etc. Also on the menu is the traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice, vegetable, Pickle, or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.
Internal Flight Delays:
Nepal is an incredible and beautiful country of mixed of the White Mountains, deep valleys, Landscape, rivers, and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is the easiest way. Not all the trekking destination has flight service, so road transportation is the only option. Mountainous terrain also comes with the possibility of in-climate weather. It mentions the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a genuine possibility. To manage this situation, it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region, Pokhara to Jomsom, Annapurna region), we also provide services to arrange chopper on the last stage to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD400 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will be beneficial to purchase and review your insurance, the insurance companies may cover some of the alternative measures of travel. Flight insurance may cover changing your international flight if it is necessary.
Most expeditions, Adventurous trekking, and tours require that travel insurance and it is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other normal treks and tours may not require. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are only a few direct flights. Travel in and out from country can encounter some disruptions if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations also included. Always choose insurance that, though every safeguard is in place during your Holiday, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident during trekking & tours. Read carefully printout of insurance policies to ensure that the trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered or not, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. If you are going above 5000 m or high always mention the policies so it’s cover the chopper service in the last condition. It is very important that if you have the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully which makes your trip relaxing and joyful.
Nepal Visa Entry Procedure:
There is only one International airport which is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival.
‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. October, November, March, April can expect some queues during peak Tourist season and October is basically the Nepalese got the Main festival Dashain. You can also get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.
Visa obtains from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, and then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.
Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ‘Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents.
Please click below for the online Visa form.
The following visa rules apply for tourists:
For 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $30 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 30 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 100 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency.
According to the immigration regulations, a tourist is allowed to stay in Nepal only for 150 days in a year. You can extend the visa up to another 90 days.
US$ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.
Additional US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency on visa fee, if Multiple Entry facility is required for the extended period
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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3200 meters. The symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, and cerebral pain. The itineraries are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution for our valuable guests. Our staff also equipped with cell phones and satellite phones (Option) in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.
Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When visiting the less developed countries like Nepal it is a concern that all travelers should consider. There are few options when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth in an urban area. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has sealed properly. Plastic bottle reuse is a big problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Mountain spring water is drinkable but if you use the purified tablet. The conservation area project also sells this tablet most of the trekking area. A guide will assist you to find out it also.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu Nepal, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your and company name placard being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. Our representatives will be responsible to escort you up to your hotel in Kathmandu. There are many brokers, Taxi drivers, and trouble maker people offering you to carry your luggage and take you to your destination as you exit from the gate. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the company representatives and follow their instructions.
How to Book Your Tour:
Before booking any tour or trekking please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call or email the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely and if any confusion contacts the company person so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or Whatsapp the form to your company representative.
It is very important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all the questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.
Equipment List for The Royal Trek:
The Royal Trek is easy to trek even though we need the types of equipment for this trek and we hope, this information will be helpful to you so success your trip.
You will require a duffel bag or a backpack for trekking (45- 55 L) max and all our trekking stuff are kept in this duffle bag and this will be carried by our porters. However, Himalayan Adventure also provides the duffle back if needed.
A day backpack:
You will need a day backpack and you will be carrying it every day by yourself and we recommend you it has to be at least 25L and you can carry important documents like Passport, credit card along with a need to carry a water bottle, snacks bar and clothing layers (hat, gloves, fleece, sunblock, poles, etc…).
It is very important to have good trekking boots and it should be waterproof (in case of snow, or rain) Make sure it should be fit on your feet and comfortable during walking.
You need to have a pair of sports shoes or sandals to use while you are in tea houses after the trek.
Better to have trekking boots so sneakers are not suitable for this trek so you can leave your sneakers in Kathmandu hotel until you get back.
You need to have a lightweight sleeping bag that works for the minus 10 degrees for the summer season but during the winter we recommend minus 15 degrees for The Royal Trek. Himalayan Adventure can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.
You need to have good quality fleece jacket at least 1 synthetic jacket or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible and gives you enough warmth during the trekking.
Down jacket is compulsory and recommends you to bring the warm enough so can keep you warm during the trek.
You need to have at least 2 pairs of thick socks during the spring & autumn but winter and monsoon need at list 3 pairs of socks for The Royal Trek.
Lightweight/ warm insulated pants:
You need to have at least 2 pairs of lightweight trekking pants like Lightweight Pants/ Nylon hiking shorts, Water/windproof trousers, and Casual pants so we can use it as the weather condition.
You need to have 2 ice-breaker merino wool to keep you warm from the cold or synthetic shirts and if you are not allergic to wool products, merino wool is the ideal for The Royal Trek.
You need to have at least two shirts.
You need to have a few pairs of underwear and this can be as much as you need as there are no washing facilities during the trek so, we highly recommend you to have enough pair of underwear.
You need at least one waterproof jacket for the rain/snow and wind and waterproof pants may be on option.
Head and face gear:
Sun Hat or cap during the day time, Woolen Hat for morning & Evening and Polarized sunglasses are compulsory.
You need warm gloves.
Adapter Plug for Charging the Camera and Mobile, Camera belt, Passport belt ( nice to have), Swiss army knife (option), Flashlight, Headlamp, Water bottle, Extra camera battery, Hand sanitizer, Alarm clock, Hiking poles (optional ) and Binoculars (optional).
Razor, razor blades, shaving cream, aftershave toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, sunscreen, toilet paper, small towel, and period pads (for women).
First Aid Medical Kit box (can be purchased in Thamel Kathmandu), Altitude Medicines (Diamox), Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Anti-diarrheic, Powerful antibiotics, and Nasal Spray or Drops.
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Why book with Us ?
We are a local adventure company that promises you to deliver the best, trek, tours or an adventure you are looking for in Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan. When you choose a company, always choose a local one. Whether it is with your group, family, friends or solo, we offer you the best life time experience.
“Customer satisfactions is our Motto” Our aim is the highest quality in customer service, that’s why we have fully satisfied and repeated customers. We pledge to take you in your destination, in safely and satisfaction, so that our clients will always remember and recommend us in future for their next trip.
We follow a simple free cancellation policy. You can cancel your booked trips at your will, a full refund of your deposits is possible, if you cancel the booking on the first 7 days after you booked. After 7 days a minimum of 10% cancellation charge will be levied.
Booking your adventure trip with a local company always has its perks. When you book with third party travel companies, they impose a high commission for more benefits. Since we are a local company in Nepal, we assure you a best price out there.
We are concerned about our environment, it is deplorable to only do business and not care about our world. Our company focuses on sustainability, recycling of resources and making the visitor aware of environment friendly.
Our Guaranteed Departure dates make sure that you will go on that trip on the exact day. We are aware that you have planned your trip in tight schedules, so we make sure that all our departures are fixed.