Royal Trek - 8 Days

If you are a beginner who has minimal time but wants to experience the real beauty of Nepal, one of the options for you is Royal Trek.

Royal trek is one of the easiest and enticing trekking trail within the Annapurna Region.

Name of the trek is after His Highness Prince Charles who along with 90 entourage discovered this path of Annapurna back in the 80’s. Moreover, Nepal’s royal family also has used this route. Thus, you will be following the footsteps of the Royal Highness, which makes this trek more interesting.

Our journey starts from the beauteous lakeside city of Pokhara. But we will begin our trekking from Bijaypur, about 25 km drive from Pokhara.

This trek goes through beautiful Gurung settlements, terraced farms, lush green vegetation, and magnificent forests. The way is culturally and naturally rich along with multiple species of flora and fauna. You will witness various birds and butterflies. Thus, this trek is an excellent opportunity for keen botanists and researchers.

With an astonishing view of the sun rising over the Himalayas, you will surely realize the serenity and calmness of the trek. Compared to other trekking areas in the same region, Royal trek sees fewer crowds. So, you will get closer to nature, culture, and lifestyle.

You can witness the spectacular vista of snow clad Himalayas like Annapurna, Manaslu, and the distinct Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Others are Annapurna South, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna II, III, IV.

Here, the thing is more than ‘just mountains.’ Variation of communities from Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, to Kamis, Chhetri, Vaishya, Shudras, etc. reside here. They all represent a true picture of unique traditions and cultural practices that haven’t changed for years!

Also, you will encounter few Hindu temples and Buddhist Stupas which signifies the mix of regional inhabitants. The local people with the golden heart will welcome with their hospitable nature and adorable smile.

In this trek, the days are comparatively short and easy paced with maximum 5 hours walk. As the final point is not at that high altitude (i.e. 1780m), there are no issues of acclimatization on this trip. So, the trip demands only a basic level of fitness.

Unlike other treks, due to its moderate altitude, Royal Trek is possible throughout the year. However, spring and autumn are two all-time favorable times for the visit.

The trip is of easy grade and is a perfect destination for the novice trekkers. Since there are fewer tea houses in the region, we can also do a camping trek. In some places, there is a facility of homestay, but camping will add an adventure to your journey.

If you want to add more touch, you also get to do adventures like paragliding, canoeing, zip-flying, and many more. Altogether, the whole journey will indulge you in the wilderness at its extreme.

Highlights of Royal Trek

  • Perfect opportunity to explore the authentic villages in a short time
  • Close view of Rural Nepalese lifestyle and traditional farming system
  • No worry about altitude sickness as the trek covers an average altitude of 1500m
  • Follow the footsteps of His Highness Prince Charles and Nepal’s Royal Family
  • Unique Nepali Culture and great scenery with the traditional taste of Nepal village
  • Capture the true picture of uniqueness and the traditional lifestyles
  • Witness the view of high mountains like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Himchuli, Langtang, and Annapurna massifs
  • Visit Pokhara and add other adventurous activities to the journey

if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us.

DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu1338m-
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu1338m
Day 03Drive to Pokhara then drive to Bijayapur and trek to Kalikasthan1370m6-7 hours of drive, 4-5 hrs (Trekking Time)
Day 04Trek to Syaklung1730m5-6 hrs
Day 05Trek to Chisapani1550m5-6 hrs
Day 06Trek to Begnas and drive back to Pokhara840m4-5 hrs
Day 07Drive to Kathmandu and farewell dinner in the evening1338m-
Day 08Final Departure--
Day 1
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Max Elevation: 1338m, Kathmandu

Our representatives will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to the hotel. There, we will briefly explain to you about our trekking package along with pre-plans and preps.

After a short rest, we take you to the Thamel tour, a famous tourist hub. There you can shop, and exchange cash, and spend some time shopping for the trek. You will spend the comforting night at the hotel. If you wish you can roam around your surroundings and visit typical restaurants, pubs, and clubs.

Day 2
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Max Elevation: 1338m, Kathmandu

On this day of the trek, you will visit the temples and Durbar Squares in Kathmandu valley. After breakfast, you will have a day-long tour around Kathmandu Valley.

As Kathmandu solely inhabits 7 UNESCO’s world heritage sites, there are too much to explore and experience. Every site has its own unique culture, ancient history, and religion that will fascinate you a lot. Within these remarkable temples, and monuments, you will find self-satisfaction away from the hectic world.

Day 3
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara, Drive to Bijayapur and Trek to Kalikasthan

Travel Duration: 5-6 hours drive (Pokhara)

Trek hour: 4-5 hours

Max Altitude: 1370m, Kalikasthan

We will take an early morning drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara along the loom of Himalayas. After reaching Pokhara, we will drive to Bijaypur, which is the starting point of the trek.

The way to Pokhara will welcome you with the breathtaking views of the Himalayas along the Trishuli river, green valley, rice terraces, rhododendron thickets, and local villages.

After reaching Bijayapur, initially, we will walk through paddy fields and cross the river passing through the Brahmin, Chhetri, and Gurung villages. You will also encounter few bouncy suspension bridges adding a thrill.

You will also get a great mountain view including Annapurna, Machhapuchhare, and other mountains of the Annapurna range. Then, the trail will take us to the site in Kalikasthan.

Overnight in a simple lodge or hotel.

You can even camp wherever you wish. Either before reaching Kalikasthan or after reaching there. Both campsites are on ridge tops with good mountain views of Fishtail and Annapurna ranges.

Day 4
Day 4: Trek to Syanklung

Max Altitude- 1730m, Syanklung

Trek hour- 5-6 hours

Good morning beautiful mountains! After the breakfast at your lodge/hotel, the 2nd day of our trekking starts. Leaving Kalikasthan behind, we will come across few Tamang villages and Rhododendron forests to reach our site in Syanlung.

The elegant picturesque views of Annapurna region will also entice you. Today, you will have a beautiful walk along the forested ridge, passing the top hill of Thulkhanet Mathi Than. Thulkhanet is also a great place for a tea break.

After a short climb and walk along the villages, the trek gradually ascends followed by a section of forest. Then, you reach Syaklung village where we end our walk and rest. Syanglung is a bit farther from the crest, full of serenity and marvelous views. Overnight at the hotel after the break.

Day 5
Day 5: Trek to Chisapani

Max Altitude: 1550m

Trek hour: 5-6 hours

Best point for Himalayan Panorama!

After Syanlung, the trail continues through Gurung villages and forest of Sal and Rhododendron. After climbing several heights, with a 400m descent followed by a 600m ascent, we will reach our final destination for the day: Chisapani.

Chisapani is the splendid spot offering the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri on the west and Annapurna massif like Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu. The vantage point for the Himalayan panorama, our site is at the altitude of 1550m.

Chisapani is a sophisticated place with open Chautari, large trees, and also shop facilities. Besides the panoramic mountain views, the temple located above the village is something not to be missed. At Chisapani, you also have the option to stay in a local homestay or in a small lodge.

Day 6
Day 6: Back to Pokhara

Max Altitude: 823m

Trek hour: 4-5 hours

To be back to Pokhara, there are assorted routes, but we will walk down to Begnas Lake. This day of trekking is the day of descending from Chisapani along the ridges for about an hour. Then after some stone steps, we will reach a small valley where we will cross a bridge crossing the Rupa Lake.

The ups and downs through the trails and terrains, we will ascend the hill for about 200 meters to make it to Sundare Danda. Before reaching there, we will also pass Rupa Tal. After walking for 15 minutes downhill, you will reach Begnas Lakes.

Along the way, you will have interactions with local people and get to know about their lifestyle and culture. Some facts about them would really be interesting and unique. This trail also passes rice fields and green hills until you reach your final ascent point at the ridge of Begnas and Rupa Lake.

If you wish we will boat and hang out there sometimes. Then we will catch a ridge back to Pokhara.

Further activity fully is up to you. Shopping, massage, kayaking, or club hangouts; the choice is all yours!

Day 7
Day 7: Drive Back to Pokhara from Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner in the Evening

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will take a drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching here, you are totally free to do anything. You can buy the typical stuff like cashmere pashmina, local handicrafts, Thanka paintings in the tourist hub, Thamel.

Also, you may enjoy the traditional cuisines and visit the places you haven’t been before. This is the day full of enjoyment, better utilize it well!

While in the evening we will meet at the dinner table organized by our team. Along with the warm meal, you will also get a chance to share your trekking experiences with our team.

Day 8
Day 8: Final Departure!

Now comes the day of leaving, the sad day indeed! Collecting the lifetime memories you will be heading back to your hometown. You will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport at your flight time.

If you want to extend your journey period, we will be more than happy to customize the itinerary. Also, if you wish you to do any other types of trek feel free to contact us.

Thank you!

Cost Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourists vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in tea houses during the days in a trek
  • All Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing
  • Tour-guides for sightseeing
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS card fee
  • A professional English speaking guide
  • All government taxes, VAT, and service charges
  • First aid kit box

Cost Excluded

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal gear for trekking
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal Expenses (Soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porter

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Royal Trek

Trip Facts

  • Annapurna Region
  • 1730 meters, Shaklung
  • 8 Days
  • 4 Days
  • Min 2 to Max 14 persons
  • Easy/Moderate
  • 4-5 hours
  • Spring and Autumn Season (October-December, February-April)
  • Kathmandu
  • Pokhara

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