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Royal Trekking

The royal trekking is a relatively easy trekking route along the foothills of Annapurna in the Pokhara valley.  During the early eighties, Britain’s prince Charles accompanied by other delegates preferred this route to trek on; hence the route has been name royal trekking then after. The tour is all about exploring the suburbs of Pokhara city where tourists can witness stunning natural beauties that are mingled in a limited geography. The trek is comprised of a hike through low altitude reason, and well recommended for novice trekkers where they won’t have to worry about altitude sickness. The routes on the trek can bind its visitors with water glorification and majestic views of mountains.

The royal trek begins from Pokhara with a slight ascent towards Kalikastan. The routes pass through different cultural and ethnic villages where trekkers can interchange their culture and experiences. After traversing Syglung and Chisapani, the trek concludes at Pokhara. The routes on the trek are suited for newbie hikers and also for experienced trekkers who want to get acquainted with the mystic beauties of towering mountains hiking on the favorite trails during their stay in the magical country.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites  along with  Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries
  • Terrific Pokhara- Kathmandu-Pokhara journey known for mind-blowing sceneries
  • Exploration around Pokhara, the most beautiful lake city of the country, also known for providing superb mountain views
  • Enjoying views of Annapurna, Machhapuchchhre, Himalchuli and other Himalayan ranges
  • Passing through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, etc.
  • Witness variety of floras and faunas 
  • Getting along with ethnic people and their culture

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara 6-7 hours bus ride

Day 04 : Pokhara to Kalikastan (1,370m) 1 hr drive, 4-5 hrs walk

Day 05 : Kalikastan to Syglung (1,730m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 06 : Syglung to Chisapani (1550m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 07 : Chisapani to Begnastal and drive to Pokhara 4-5 hrs walk, 1 hr drive

Day 08 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive or fly)

Day 09 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

What is Included

  • Airport pick up / drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tours inclusive of private vehicle and guide.
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast as per the itienrary.
  • Accommodation during the trek at guest houses/lodges.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters (1 Porter for 2 trekkers) during the trek including their transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees. (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole.
  • Breakfree Adventures T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge

What is Not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara if needed
  • Nepal entry visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs for faster service)
  • International airfare and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Any kind of drinks (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottle water, cola, beer etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from your designated destinations, you will be received by a representative of the travel company at the arrival gate who will then transfer you to you allotted hotels.  If the time persists, you can either visit the city or relax at the hotel to overcome your jet lag. O/N at Hotel

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

The Kathmandu sightseeing trip will begin in the morning. After breakfast, you will be taken towards Kathmandu Durbar (Palace) Square, one of the heritage sites where you can view many historical and cultural monuments. Later, you will visit another heritage site known as Pashupatinath Temple. This is a sacred Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva named which is always crowded by Hindu pilgrims. After lunch, visit to Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists) will be carried forward. Likewise, Boudhanath Shrine will be covered by the evening.  After concluding the sightseeing, there will be seminar for you to attend to discuss about the upcoming trekking plans. O/N at Hotel

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara 6-7 hours bus ride

After exploring the historic Kathmandu Valley, on the day, you will board a tourist bus which will take you towards Pokhara, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. During this 6-7 hours bus ride, you can see Trishuli River along the way. You will reach Pokhara during the early afternoon hours. After lunch, you can wander around the beautiful lake city known for enthralling spectators with its superb mountain views. O/N at Hotel

Day 04 : Pokhara to Kalikastan (1,370m) 1 hr drive, 4-5 hrs walk

This is the day when you will start you exploration on the royal trek.  You will be dropped at Bijayapur Khola after an hour’s vehicle ride.  You will slowly but steadily start climbing to reach flat paddy fields in upper region of the valley. During the mid-day, you will reach few more ethnic villages before making the final stop of the day at Kalikasthan. O/N at Lodge

Day 05 : Kalikastan to Syglung (1,730m) 5-6 hrs walk

This is where the fun begins. After a long previous day, you will still have to wake up early despite any concerns. The day gets going right away towards Syglung village.  You will enjoy walking on the day’s trails as they are scenic offering amazing views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal to its north. After few hours, the trails will lead you towards rhododendron and oak forests before reaching Syglung. O/N at Lodge

Day 06 : Syglung to Chisapani (1550m) 5-6 hrs walk

The day will start with a descent towards some Gurung Villages on the route. In the course of the trek, you can interact with the ethnic people to know about the culture, traditions, and lifestyles. Soon, the trails will go past not so dense forests of pine and rhododendron. By the time you are about to reach Chisapani, there will be a steep ascent. After you reach the venue of the day, you will be enthralled with the views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.  O/N at Lodge

Day 07 : Chisapani to Begnastal and drive to Pokhara 4-5 hrs walk, 1 hr drive

This is the final day of your trek as you proceed towards Pokhara walking downhill on the scenic landscapes and local villages to reach Rupatal.  After hiking for few hours you will reach Sundare Danda, a beautiful ethnic village in the region.  After exploring the village for some time, you will head your ways towards Begnastal.  If you want you can do some boating at the magnificent lake. Later, you will be picked up for a drive towards Pokhara. You can enjoy your remaining time surfing in the glorious Lake city. O/N at Hotel

Day 08 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive or fly)

After a brisk sightseeing in Pokhara during morning hours, you will have to pack your bags to leave for Kathmandu. For the return trip, you will be offered a choice either to fly or to take road ways. Whatever means of transportation you chose you will be left with some time to go around the streets of the capital city for shopping. The day will give you the last chance to add up to your shopping list. O/N at Hotel

Day 09 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

As per your flight timings, you will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal at the Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule from your hotel in Kathmandu. A day to bid farewell to the glorious country situated in the South Asia. While waiting for your flight, you can make plans to venture other destinations of the majestic country in near future.

We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

Important Note


Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 09 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Easy

Activities: Cultural Sightseeing & Trekking

Best Season: Feb - May and Sept - Dec

Max Altitude: 1730 m

Daily walking: 4 - 5 hours each day

Transportation: Private vehicles, Tourist bus as per the Itinerary

Accommodation: Hotel/resort in Kathmandu and Pokhara, lodge/teahouse during the trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Full board on trek

Trip Type: Lodge/Teahouse trek

Starts/Ends: Pokhara

Group Size: Minimum 2 People

Price start from US$ 535.00 per person on twin sharing basis


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