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Nepal Environmental Trek
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Treks & Expedition

Royal Trek

6 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 1+
Best Season
2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu. Camping Accomodation during Trek
3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route



Royal trek falls in the  Annapurna region and is a short trek of about 4 days. Royal trek got its name after Prince Charles of Britain trekked on this route.
The trekking starts from the southwestern edge of scenic Pokhara valley. The path gradually climbs through green hills overlooking beautiful terraced farming fields. The trail offers superb views of Himalayan ranges such as Annapurna, Machapuchhre or Fishtail mountain and Lamjung. The highest altitude reached during this trek is Kalikasthan at 1370m which is a good vantage point to view Annapurna I, II, III and IV. You will encounter many ethnic people in this route such as Gurung, Brahmin and Chhetri. 
The trek terminates at Begnas Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in Nepal. Spend your day watching boats and fishermen on the lake whilst in the evening mother’s group will provide a full cultural entertainment. 
Royal Trek is less crowded and less visited by tourists however it is a delight to trek here. Royal trek is best for not only beginners but also for advance trekkers. Only camping treks are possible on this route. 

Trip Itinerary

You depart early morning at 7 o’clock for the six hour drive by deluxe tourist bus to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise full of natural, as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples and with amazing mountain vistas. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with the beauty of Pokhara. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola (Bijayapur Army Camp) which takes about 40 minutes and trek from Bijaypur Khola to Kalikasthan (1370m.) and it takes about three hours. A broad trail starts through rice fields near the Army Camp, and then ascends through Rakhigaon to a Chautara, a resting place under a large pipal tree. En route, you enjoy the panoramic views. Now the trail climbs gently along a ridge top through the Brahmin and Chhetris villages towards Kalikasthan (1370m.). At the end, you climb a short distance to the campsite which is situated above the village with panoramic views of the mountain, Begnas Tal and Pokhara city.

The trail follows along the forested ridge top along a rough drivable road passing through Thulokot and Majhthana (1220m.). Your trail then begins to climb gently for some distance and proceeds through Naudanda. At the end, you descend gently towards Lipeyani. From here, you can see panoramic views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manasalu.

 The trail follows along the drivable road for some distance and then starts to climb gently for a short time. You then begin on a level trek to Shaklung village (1250m.), a Gurung village. Your trek then follows along the broad drivable road passing through forests until reaching Ramkot (1030m.), then descends steeply to cross a road named Sarka Bhanjyang (870m.). Your trail then climbs steeply on a stone staircase through chestnut forests to the Mohariya Bhanjyang (1130m.). Still you continue to climb gently towards Chisopani village, a home of the Gurung community. Your campsite is about 50 meters above the village. From here, you can enjoy the beautiful views of different mountains as well as green hills and terraces.

From Chisopani Danda, you descend along the ridge for an hour or so and then descend steeply along the stone steps, into a small valley and stream that feeds Rupa Taal. Continue for a short distance through rice fields, and then make a final ascent to the ridge that separates Begnas Taal and Rupa Taal. This ridge is called Sundari Danda (720m.) and means pretty hills. From these hills, your trek continues to climb gently before descending into Begnas Taal Bazaar. You can then take a vehicle to get back to Pokhara.

While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe, you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

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    • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
    • Entry Permit for National Park / Conservation Area
    • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
    • Trrekking guide and Sherpas
    • Porter (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
    • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • Camping arrangements during the trek
    • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc
    • Cooking fuel
    • Camping charges
    • All land transportation wherever applicable
    • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast 
    • Insurance and equipments for trekking staffs
    • First aid kit
    • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
    • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
    • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

Doesn't Include

    • Personal nature expenses
    • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips
    • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
    • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

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Art representing various natural and cultutal heritages of Nepal