Royal Trek Nepal

Destination
Nepal
Activity
Trekking
Accomodation
Hotel, Lodge and Tea house
Region
Annapurna Region
Distance
60 km
Start / End Point
Kalikasthan/Begnas
Duration
5 Nights 6 days
Max. Altitude
1760 m
Meals Included
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Group Size
2-25
Nature of Trek
Homestay or Tea house
Best Season
March-May / August-November
Trip Code
AT-RT
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Transporation
Jeep / bus
Grade
Moderate

Overview

Royal Trek starts outside Begnas Lake. It is one of the shortest treks around Pokhara that involve hiking along the foothills of Annapurna. Royal Trek takes us to the village of the Gurung community and other ethnic groups and provides some gorgeous views of the snow-capped Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre and Lamjung Himal. The royal trek takes 4 to 5 days to complete.

This enjoyable trek requires no earlier trekking experience making it an excellent trek for new trekkers as well as aged people. The hike leads you through some cultural habitats which are immensely rich in tradition. Moreover, you’ll get to see panoramic views of the Pokhara valley. Also, you’ll enjoy walking through the forests of rhododendron and magnolia.

Trekkers Information for Royal Nepal Trek:

    Royal Nepal Trek Trekkers Information details

More About This Trek.

This trip traverses through Begnas lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world and Rupa Lake. We mostly find Gurung villages along the way so, we can indulge in the hospitality of Gurungs. It also grants an opportunity to inspect the cultures, traditions, and livelihoods of the Gurung people and hear their Gurung language.

Tasting local cuisines while gawking at the mesmerizing views of mountain ranges Like Annapurna, Lamjung Himal and Machhapuchre are some of the unique experiences offered by this Trek. We pass through agricultural rice fields and Rhododendron forests.

We can interact with the locals and gather more information about the trek. During our return, we can opt to do boating on Begnas Lake or taste the local fish freshly caught from the blue-watered lake itself. Also, the chances of getting altitude sickness are almost zero. Moreover, we can do the Pokhara sightseeing tour.

History of Royal High Mountain Trek Nepal

The hiking trail gained its name as Royal Trek when Prince Charles from the UK initiated this trek during the 1980s. After that, it started gaining popularity and over a short period of time, it became one of the most favoured short treks of the Annapurna region. Begnas lake and Rupa lake two of the lake out of seven lakes in Pokhara periphery have helped this trek immensely to gain fame.

Royal Nepal Trek Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

  2. day 2

    Fly or drive to Pokhara

  3. day 3

    Pokhara to Kalikasthan

  4. day 4

    Trek from Kalikasthan to Syaklung

  5. day 5

    Trek Syaklung to Chisapani

  6. day 6

    Trek to Begnas Lake and return to Pokhara

Royal Nepal Trek Map and Altitude Graph

everest base camp trek map

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
    • All meals, during the trek. You can choose dishes from the lodge menu which mostly includes options as follows:
      • Breakfast: Cereal, Porridge, rice pudding, egg dish with bread and toast, bread with jam and honey, Pancakes with jam and honey, with tea or coffee.
      • Lunch Items: Dal Bhat (mostly recommended), noodles soup, fried noodles, momo, spaghetti chapati, Spring roll, macron,  sizzlers, swiss rosti, pizza, veg curry with plain rice, Tibetan Momo, Thukpa, Thenthuk, french fry, fry potato, boil potato and much more.
      • Dinner: Mostly same as lunch items but may vary in some hotels.
      • Note: The menu also depends on the Teahouse or Hotel, so the food items may vary.
    • Ground transportation during the trek.
    • Professional English-speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation etc.
    • Sleeping Bag and Trekking sticks (to be returned after trip completion).
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
    • All government and local taxes.

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Other transportation except Included in the section.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Hotel cost in Kathmandu.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
  • Porter during the trek.

Royal Trek Trip Information

Royal trek trip info

Royal Trek is a short pleasant trip that starts with a short drive from our hotel at Pokhara to Bijayapur from where the hike starts. On the first day, after about 4-5 hours of hiking, we will reach Kalikasthan.

The next day we will continue our hike towards Syaklung crossing villages, and exploring the food, life, and culture of the people living there. It is also 5-6 hours of the hike on the 2nd day.

From Syaklung, we start trekking early morning through traditional Gurung villages. After about 6 hours of hiking, we will arrive at Chisapani and spend the night there. In a homestay.

On the last day of the trek, we will walk downhill to Rupa Lake, boat around, and return to Pokhara.

Food and accommodation

During the first three days of the trek, we will be accommodating a homestay at our respective stops. You will be pleased by the hospitality you receive.

We will be eating the main Nepali food i.e. Dal, Bhaat, Tarkari (Rice, Lentil soup, cooked vegetables), and pickles for our lunch and dinner. Besides that, you can find other menu items like pizza, chips, pasta, noodles, milk tea, chocolates, bread, etc.

Written by: Mohan Bhandari

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