Nepal Royal Trek
Destination Nepal
Activity Trekking in Nepal
Region Pokhara
Max Altitude 1730
Final Destination Pokhara
Starts From Kathmandu
Ends At Kathmandu
Accomodation Hotel
No. of Days 9
Preferred Season Apr | May | Jun | Oct | Nov | Dec |
Activities Per Day Trek

Royal Trek

Royal Trek is a short trek that passes through the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. The Royal Trek is named just because Prince Charles and his 90 person entourage had explored this route in the early eighties. While trekking, one will have opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with the diverse mix of peoples and cultures of the area and enjoy stunning views of the hillside rice terraces, and the magnificent Annapurna range, Machapuchhre (fishtail) and the Langtang Mountain views. The trip finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake which is about 30 km west of Pokhara City.

This trek is highly recommended for beginners and those who are restricted by time to do longer trek. Compared to other trekking areas in Annapurna region like - Annapurna Base Camp Trek Or Annapurna Half Circuit Trek, Nepal Royal trekking route is less crowded, so you can get more close to nature, culture and lifestyle.


Duration: 9 days
Grade: Easy
Walking Hours: 5-6hrs
Max. Altitude: 1730 m
Best Seasons: Spring/ Autumn
Trek Style: Teahouse/ lodge

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) & transfer to hotel
  • Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 3 Fly/ Drive to Pokhara (823m)
  • Day 4 Drive Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola & trek to Kalikasthan (1,370m)
  • Day 5 Trek to Syaklung (1,730m)
  • Day 6 Trek to Chisapani (1550m)
  • Day 7 Trek to Pokhara
  • Day 8 Fly/ Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 9 Final Departure
  • Day 1(Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) & transfer to hotel)
    Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by Red Carpet Tours and Travels representative and transferred to hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest or hang around in the city depending on your interest and time constraint.
  • Day 2(Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation)
    Today after breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to historical and spiritual sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion, introducing with your trekking guide. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions related to upcoming trekking. You might ask for any trekking gear for hiring or purchasing. Overnight in hotel
  • Day 3(Fly/ Drive to Pokhara (823m))
    After breakfast you make a journey to Pokhara either by flight or make overland journey. If you make overland journey you can view best views of green mountains and villages on the route. Upon reaching the enchanting city of Pokhara you will enjoy magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Check in hotel and in the evening you can hang around exploring Lakeside or boating.
  • Day 4(Drive Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola & trek to Kalikasthan (1,370m))
    Today, 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. After crossing the river the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served midway. After arriving at Kalikasthan, we rest for some time and then explore the surrounding areas. Overnight at a local teahouse
  • Day 5(Trek to Syaklung (1,730m))
    After breakfast, we start walking through the villages. We walk along the ridge of the mountain which offers good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Today, we can explore many villages, its locals and the rhododendron forests. Overnight in a local teahouse
  • Day 6(Trek to Chisapani (1550m))
    Today you walk through the Gurung village where you will have an opportunity to experience the local villagers' lifestyle. We move ahead playing game of hide and seek with the rhododendron and Sal trees. Half way through the walk there is a 400m descent, then a 600m ascent to arrive at Chisapani. This is the best view point at which to see the Himalayan Panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna. Overnight in teahouse
  • Day 7(Trek to Pokhara)
    Today we walk half way down the hill to Rupatal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare Danda. Walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Lake for an hour long boating to catch the transfer to Pokhara and on arrival at hotel check in and rest of the time explore the lake side and overnight in hotel
  • Day 8(Fly/ Drive to Kathmandu)
    After breakfast in hotel we take early flight or make overland journey to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, your guide will transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day you can spend at leisure or perhaps catching up with on some last minute shopping or exploring any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 9(Final Departure)
    Your trip comes to an end today! There is nothing to do. Our airport representative will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. NOTE: We will customize the itinerary as per the requirement of the customer other than the above. For Trip Cost,please contact us,

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • All teahouse accommodation & meals during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, necessary number of porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Annapurna conservation area permit & TIMS
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights (optional)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters


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