Overview for Royal Trek in Nepal
- Trip Code: CT-10044
- Package: Royal Trek in Nepal
- Duration: 8 Day(s)
- Trip Level:
BeginnerRequires no prior experience and fits for people with basic physical ability
- Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
- Start At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
- Transportation: Private Vehicle
- Accommodation: Hotel | Guest House
- Scenic tour from Kathmandu to Pokhara
- Beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara
- Annapurna Range
- The Fishtail Mountain
- Diverse and Hospitable villages
- Trail going through the Rhododendron forest
Royal Trek in Nepal is considered to be one of the best short treks in Nepal. The Royal Trek takes travelers through the shrub-like path along the foothills of the Annapurna Region that lies to the north of Pokhara in Nepal. This trek in Nepal is called Royal Trek after Prince Charles of Great Britain and his 90 person entourage trekked through this route back in 1980. This trekking in Annapurna region of Nepal is also one of the easy trek in Nepal which is why this could be a perfect fit for those who want to have some outdoor fun in Nepal during their short stay. This is also an amazing budget travel package in Nepal for some quality family activity. This trekking trail of Annapurna region takes you through an easy route with occasional up and downhill which follows ridges and valleys.
During Royal Trek, travelers will be passing through the beautiful and colorful rhododendron forests with the presence beautiful Himalayan vistas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri along the way. Travelers can also witness the panoramic view of the Pokhara valley, the Annapurna range, and the mesmerizing Fishtail Mountain in Nepal along with the hillside rice terraces. Travelers will also be passing through several ethnic villages of Annapurna region which will give them the chance to experience and explore the richness of these diverse cultures. Trekking through the foothills of the Annapurna in Nepal to beautiful hamlet villages is truly an amazing experience. The Royal trek is easy and travelers don't need to worry about high altitude or the altitude sickness in Himalayas. The cost of Royal trek is one of the best trekking deals in Nepal that one can find and can be done in a short period of time.
Trip Itinerary of Royal Trek in Nepal
Arrival in Kathmandu
A representative from Core Treks will come to pick you up at the airport. After that we'll be taking you to your hotel. We'll have a short briefing session and feel free to ask any question you might have regarding the trek. If you want to explore the city we might as well walk around the street of Thamel and it's even possible to do some last minute shopping. There're no further activities for the day so you might as well check into the hotel.
Kathmandu to Pokhara
We'll be heading to Pokhara on this day. There are two options regarding our travel to Pokhara; by air travel or by drive. A flight would take around 30 minutes to reach whereas driving to Pokhara might take around 8 hours. It depends on how you want to travel. Whether you want to enjoy the scenic highway drive of Nepal or a short scenic flight and enjoy the rest of the day at chilling or exploring Pokhara, it is up to you.
Pokhara to Kalikasthan
We begin our trek on this day after finishing our breakfast. We'll be driving to Bijayapur Riverside from where our trek starts. We trek through a flat paddy fields and then cross a river for about an hour. After crossing the river, our trial ascends towards Kalikasthan. We arrive at Kalikasthan after couple hours and we'll be spending some time exploring the surrounding area. We'll be done for the day and spend overnight at the local guest house.
Kalikasthan to Syaklung
We continue our trek as we walk through several villages. We'll be walking alongside the ridge of the mountain ranges which offers some amazing views of the Annapurna range as well as the Lamjung Mountain. Our trail is filled with rhododendron forest which is a beautiful sight to behold, especially if you're trekking during the Spring season.
Syaklung to Chisapani
On this day of our trek, we'll be passing through some Gurung villages and experience their local culture and lifestyle. We'll then be trekking towards our destination for the day, the Chisapani village. We'll be descending down to 400m somewhere along halfway through the trek and then ascend 600m to reach Chisapani. The village holds some amazing view of the Dhaulagiri range and the Annapurna range. The village has one of the best Himalayan viewpoint in Nepal for Himalayan panorama.
Chisapani to Pokhara
Today will be the final day of our trek. We'll be walking half way down the hill towards the Lake called Rupataal and then ascend from there to reach Sundare Danda. Then we'll be walking towards the Begnas Lake. Here we can even spend couple hours boating and enjoy being in the presence of calm water that originates from the Himalayas. We'll then head to our hotel and spend rest of our time at the lakeside Pokhara.
Pokhara to Kathmandu
We'll return back to Kathmandu via the mode of transportation of your choice (i.e. by air flight or by drive). We'll drive back to Kathmandu and back to your hotel. After resting for a bit, we'll be organizing a dinner party for our fellow guests where you'll be taken to a traditional Nepalese cuisine restaurant.
Our travel journey has now come to an end as we say our goodbyes and take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 2 hours prior to your flight time. We'll come to pick you at your hotel and a representative will drive alongside you up till the departure gate at the airport.
- Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
- Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, breakfast included. (4 Nights).
- Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (3 Nights).
- Kathmandu – Pokhara– Kathmandu by Luxury tourist bus (If you want both ways private vehicle also available on additional cost).
- Pokhara to Sunder Bazar (Trekking start Point) & Begnestal to Pokhara by Private Vehicle.
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Annapurna Conservation area permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
- Personal care & attention.
- Local and government taxes.
- All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
- Travel and Rescue Insurance
- Tipping to crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
- Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Royal Trek in Nepal is considered as a beginner level trek. It is fairly easy and requires no prior experience in mountaineering. The trek is ideal for kids and even elderly. CoreTreks will provide a brief training session in order for you to understand the location and your duties.
Yes, the Royal Trek in Nepal is completely safe as it is rated a beginner level trekking in Nepal. However, it is recommended that you attend our training session and take a professional guide with you. It is important to understand your duties while in Nepal and a guide will provide all the information that you will require.
During the Royal Trek in Nepal, expect a scenic tour from Kathmandu to Pokhara, beautiful lakeside city, Annapurna Range, the Fishtail Mountain, diverse and hospitable villages, and the trial going through the Rhododendron forest.
The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).
For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Royal Trek in Nepal.
To book the Royal Trek in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:
- Online booking,
- Wire transfer OR,
- Cash on arrival
We recommend you to go through our <link> booking policy </link> before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.
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Here are some links to useful information to help you plan your trip better:
- Travel Insurance
- Trek Packing List
- Responsible Tourism
- Free Travel Guide (New)
CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions.
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go.
The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions:
- Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust
- Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day
- Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily
- Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms
- Do not skip acclimatization days
- Be prepared in case of an emergency
Safety and Security
A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
- Secure your belongings
- Do not flash cash or jewelry
- Have an emergency plan
- Do not trek alone
- Only choose authorized trekking agencies
CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek.
Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek.
On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day.
Hiring a Porter/Guide
An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals.
All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience.
A different experience
From: Norway | On: 17 Aug, 2019
As soon as I landed in Nepal and headed out of the airport, I noticed the traffic in Nepal is really unmanaged and risky. A lot of people ride motorcycle as it is way faster than local ride.
Besides that, I really enjoyed my time in Nepal. The trekking to Annapurna range went smooth. We went to Pokhara, The Fishtail Mountain range and through the trail of Rhododendron forest which is the national flower of Nepal.
Thanks to CoreTreks for helping us in our trekking and taking care of our stuffs. The professional guides at CoreTreks are really amazing and have a deep understanding and passion for their job.
Views from the top was incredible
From: Norway | On: 05 Oct, 2018
The Royal Trek in Nepal went amazing. We were confused about our trekking destination but extremely glad that we chose the package.
We went through Pokhara city, which is heaven at night. The lively city had so much to offer but we had limited time. So we could not experience all that Pokhara had for us.
However we will visit Nepal again for sure. I want to thank to CoreTreks professional for making this trip possible for us and guiding us through everything. Thanks again.
Enjoyed the hospitality
From: Ireland | On: 16 Mar, 2017
I always wanted to visit Nepal. Now that I have, I feel accomplished and inspired. Observing people being happy with less than most of us is really really inspiring.
I loved Pokhara the most among many other places that we visited during our trek. Phewa lakeside of Pokhara is so calm and charming at night. I enjoyed the whole trek and really loved the friendly people.
Special thanks to CoreTreks for their amazing hospitality and the guiding team for guiding us through the trails of Nepal. I recommend CoreTreks if you are planning on visiting Nepal near future.
Lovely villages and beautiful lakes
From: Poland | On: 03 Nov, 2017
After a long trekking and touring of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city. I can tell that Nepal has way more to offer than people actually realize. The people in Nepal are great and very helpful.
Also, I loved the food. But I would suggest you to be careful with what to intake is you plan on going to Nepal. Most street foods are too oily and seems unhealthy.
Thanks to the professionals at CoreTreks for all the support throughout our journey. They helped us from booking the hotels to our departure flight. I recommend you to book from CoreTreks if you plan on visiting Nepal anytime soon.