This route is named the royal trek since Prince Charles walked this trek route in the 1980s. The maximum elevation of this route is 1,700m with no risk of altitude sickness at all. The beautiful scenery of white snow caped Mt. Annapurna greets you not so far as you trek through the route with your mischievous little one. And the trek ends at peaceful and mesmerizing Begnas Lake which is in Pokhara.
The Royal Trek is one of the shortest treks along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara Valley. It is a less crowded trail among the other route in the Annapurna region, so this trek is suitable for people who love being around mountains but do not have time for long and strenuous hikes.
Trek starts from the north of Pokhara Valley and passes through several Gurung villages providing opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with a diverse mix of people and cultures that inhabit this region. Throughout the trek, one can enjoy stunning views of the eloquently built hillside rice terraces, the magnificent Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) and the Langtang Mountain views.
The Royal Trek encompassing Annapurna region is ideal for family, children, elderly and almost anyone in good health irrespective of age.
2 - 7
1760 m/ 5774.3ft
Britain’s Prince Charles had once hiked along this route during his visit to Nepal in 1980 later giving it the name of Royal Trek.
This trail takes you the village of the Gurung and exploring the tranquil lakes of the Pokhara Valley with the Himalayas as the backdrop.
Stunning views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machapuchare, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri, and other surrounding peaks.
Wonderful view of the magnificent Fewa Lake, Rupa Lake, and Begnas lake.
The trekking trail of The Royal Trek seems to have permanence silence, so it is less crowded.
Why this Trip
This trip explores Annapurna’s Royal visited the trail. Wonderful view of the magnificent Fewa, Rupa and Begnas lakes and dramatic views of the snow-capped Annapurna peaks, Machapuchhre, Lamjung Himal and Dhaulagiri. Tribal Groups of people, culture, lifestyle and much more.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
Savour the taste of hustle and bustle in Kathmandu, where everyone would seem busy but never too busy to greet you with a smile. Our representative will be at the airport to greet and escort you to the hotel. In the evening, we brief the itinerary over dinner in a traditional Newari restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel;
Kathmandu Valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has a significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout history. We observe some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout the day. Overnight stay at the hotel;
After breakfast, we leave to Pokhara very early, so that enough time would be possible to explore the beautiful city of lakes. It’s approx. 6-7 hrs of drive through beautiful villages. Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara;
The journey for the day begins by trekking through the beautiful typical Nepali villages. We follow the trail along the ridge of the mountains which offers splendid views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna mountain range. While on the trail we explore the local life, villages and the beautiful rhododendron forests. Overnight in Syanglung;
We start our trek early in the morning passing through the ethnic Gurung community village which provides an opportunity to explore the local lifestyle and culture. The trail continues through rhododendron and sal forests leading to Chisapani. After walking along the ascending and descending path for some time, we reach there. From here, we can observe the splendid views of mountains such as Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Overnight stay at Chisapani;
This is the last day of our trek. After breakfast, we start our trekking downhill and reach Rupa Lake. Next, we head for Begnas Lake. And on this day, we stay at Begnas Lake for boating and explore the natural beauty of the Begnas area. Overnight at Pokhara;
After 6-7 hours’ drive, we reach the heart of the country where the necessary preparation for the departure day will be carried out. This is a day for you and therefore you can explore the shops and spas of the city or join the evening worship at Pashupatinath Temple which is a divine spiritual experience. Overnight stay at the hotel;
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their will so we try to keep group as small as group of 14 but it can be increased with the special request of the clients.
Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Royal trek is one of the most visited trekking areas in Nepal and in the world. In general, locals are very respectful and welcoming.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara can be arranged either on a car or jeep or in deluxe bus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also arrange the drop off and pick up from the starting and ending point of the trek on private a car or a jeep.
Royal trek can be trekked all year around excluding monsoon season. February, March, April, May, October, November and December are the best time to do this trek. During the winter season also you can do this trek.
Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange vehicle for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly get up with the local people without hesitation.
All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide's schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency cases. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.