Royal Trek Nepal: A short Trek from Begnas Lake

Hotel, Lodge and Tea house
Annapurna Region
60 km
Start / End Point
5 Nights 6 days
Max. Altitude
1760 m
Meals Included
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Homestay or Tea house
Best Season
March-May / August-November
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Jeep / bus

Royal Trek Nepal: A short Trek from Begnas Lake 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 5 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.

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 Trek Nepal: A short Trek from Begnas Lake

  1. day 1

    Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

    Highest Altitude 1400 m

    After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be picked up by a private vehicle and drop you off at your hotel. You can rest in your hotel room and get rid of your jet lag from your flight to Kathmandu.

    In Kathmandu, you will be placed in a deluxe hotel. You will be provided with breakfast in the morning. So, rest well for we have a lot of new things to experience in the morning.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel
  2. day 2

    Fly or drive to Pokhara

    Flight Hours 25 mins
    Highest Altitude 1400 m
    Trek Duration 7-8 hours drive

    Our second day is filled with beautiful scenic views from the ride to Pokhara, we will take a tourist bus to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views of the landscapes and the mountains. We will stop on the way for lunch and reach Pokhara in around 6-7 hours. We will have dinner in Pokhara and stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

    You can also take a flight to Pokhara which takes about 25 mins.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel
  3. day 3

    Pokhara to Kalikasthan

    Highest Altitude 1370 m / 4495 ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    After having breakfast in the morning, a private vehicle will pick us up from our hotel. We will then head to Bijaypur from where we begin our trek. We traverse some paddy fields and cross a river to reach Kalikasthan (1370m) where we spend the night at a lodge. The hike to Kalikasthan is a mere 4 hours.

      • Overnight stay at Homestay
      • Included meals (Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Trek from Kalikasthan to Syaklung

    Highest Altitude 1760 m / 5775 ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    On the next day, after having breakfast, we start our trek crossing more villages. We follow the trail to a ridge from where we can see the magnificent view of Lamjung and Annapurna Mountain.  After hiking for 5 hours, we will reach Syaklung (1760m), where we’ll spend the night

      • Overnight stay at Homestay
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Trek Syaklung to Chisapani

    Highest Altitude 1550 m / 5085 ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    On the fifth day, we start our trekking early in the morning and walk through the traditional Gurung villages where we will explore their culture. Hiking further ahead, you will reach an area filled with green vegetation along with rhododendron and pine trees. After walking for 6 hours, we will arrive at Chisapani (1550m), where we will spend the night.

      • Overnight stay at Gurung village homestay
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Trek to Begnas Lake and return to Pokhara

    Highest Altitude 800 m / 2624 ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs

    On the last day of the trekking, we will walk downhill and reach Rupa Lake. We’ll explore this lake and walk further to reach Begnas Lake. We will go boating in this beautiful lake and then return to Pokhara.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel
      • Included standard meals Breakfast 


    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • Most ground transportation is on a private vehicle as per the itinerary.
    • Professional English-speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation etc.
    • Porter service (4 trekkers: 1 porter).
    • Sleeping Bag and Trekking sticks (to be returned after trip completion).
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
    • All government and local taxes.


  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Other transportation except Included in the section.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • 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.

Royal Trek Map

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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.



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