Royal Trek 9 Days trip code: EH0106

Best Months

  • March-May
  • Sept-Nov


  • 9 Days

Grade / Difficulty

  • Easy


  • Hotels/Local Tea-houses/Homestays


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Enjoy the magnificence of Himalayan panorama and diverse culture during the easiest trek in Nepal- Royal Trek

The shortest and the easiest trek in Annapurna Region, the Royal Trek has a significant history. In early eighties, the British Royal family including Prince Charles and his entourage of ninety people trekked along these trails, since then the name of the trek popularly became the Royal Trek.

Without putting much effort and relatively walking shorter hours throughout the trek days, Royal trek caters splendid highlights and mild walking adventure in the Himalayan foothill. The trek is designed for those trekkers willing to experience the mountainous walk without issues like altitude sickness.This is the most ideal trek for those trekkers having limited time and are restricted for strenuous high altitude walk; however, have strong will to feel and closely witness the pleasure of Himalayan trek.

The trek begins from the scenic laketown Pokhara. Unlike all other other treks of Annapurna Region, the Royal Trek chases the pleasant woodlands above Begnas Lake A four day long trek offers incredible Himalayan panorama spreading from Dhaulagiri to Manaslu Rnages with Annapurna, Nilgiri and Fishtail in between. The diverse culture of tribal clans like Gurung, Magar, Brahmin & Chettri are unavoidable highlights of the trek. Moreover, the trek also highlights the possible sights of several species of bird raptors.

Since, the trek has been off the beaten route these days, accommodation are based on locally operated homestay lodges, which would allow trekkers to experience unique but different aspect of hospitality. 

Bullet point Highlights:

  • Heritage Sites of Kathmandu
  • Tourist Town Pokhara
  • Traditional tribal Villages, 
  • Chisapani Sunrise & sunset View
  • Himalayan Panorama dominated by Annapurna, Dhaulagiri & Fishtail blended with lakes and green hills
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  • Accommodation during trek available everyday en-route (local lodge)
  • All meals during trek if undertaken teahouse trek 
  • Expert tour guide who can speak English or language as per the requirement 
  • Entry fees to all heritage sites during sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Licensed trek guide & local porters during trek 
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Bijayapur-Pokhara-Kathmandu road transfer
  • 3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
  • Insurance for all staff & porters
  • All applicable government tax
Day to Day Itinerary
  • Day 01: : Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02: : Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Day 03: : Drive to Pokhara 200km 7-8 hrs drive
  • Day 04: : Drive to Bijayapur and trek to Kalikasthan 1,370m/4,496ft 4-5 hrs trek
  • Day 05: : Trek to Syaklung 1,730m/5,675ft 5-6 hrs trek
  • Day 06: : Trek to Chisapani 1550m/5,084ft 5-6 hrs trek
  • Day 07: : Trek to Taal Phedi and drive to Pokhara 2-3 hrs trek
  • Day 08: : Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 09: : Depart Kathmandu
Service Excludes
  • Nepal visa 
  • International flight fare
  • Food in Kathmandu & Pokhara except breakfast
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire in Kathmandu)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Drinks, snacks while walking
  • Any other tours, transfers and services other than mentioned above
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver
  • Your insurance & Medical Expenses

Day 01:: Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel

Flying in to the Himalayan nation Nepal is different in itself. Witness the towering Himalayan giant’s minutes before landing Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu if the weather permits. Enjoy the cordial Nepalese welcome in arrival terminals of the airport and drive to your designated hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Actually this day is a trek preparation day. However, you will be taken to Kathmandu most beautiful locales where culture history and the heritage of the ancient town spills in every corner. Explore the biggest hub of Hinduism in Nepal Pashupatinath where travelers get to experience the important aspects of the religion. Stroll around Boudhanath, a large dome shaped stupa where Tibetan culture and Buddhism are seen at its best. Exploration of Kathmandu Durbar Square is an awesome experience as it takes you to Nepal’s one of the oldest architectural landmarks where local Newari culture also has been prospering for ages.

Day 03:: Drive to Pokhara 200km 7-8 hrs drive

Today, we drive 200 km along the snaky Prithwi Highway to Pokhara. The highway that most of the times runs above Himalayan Rivers offers an adventurous drive. Moreover, the local lifestyles in frequent highway towns and lush vegetation are interesting aspects to observe during the drive. Once, we reach Pokhara we check into our Hotel in Lakeside and set out to explore the tourist hub in town. Pokhara is the city decorated with lakes and panoramic Himalayan views. It is also the biggest adventurous hub of the country. The city is famous amongst trekkers because it is the starting point for Annapurna Region Treks. 

Day 04:: Drive to Bijayapur and trek to Kalikasthan 1,370m/4,496ft 4-5 hrs trek

To begin the trek we drive to Bijayapur, which is thirty minutes drive from Pokhara. From Bijayapur our trek begins. Savoring the superb views of terraced farmlands and himalayan panorama we head towards Taalbesi Bazaar. A small town located at the bank of Begnas Lake has enough cultural activities. Then we climb uphill towards Kalikasthan. The trail to Kalikasthan caters frequent views of Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri peak amon others. As we arrive to Kalikasthan, we check into a local taehouse and head towards Thulakot, a hilltop just over Kalikasthan for the sunset view. The view of sun setting down from Thulakot is wonderful. Himalayas glitter like gold in the north and deep valley with green Begnas at its base look magical from here. Overnight at Kalikasthan. 

Day 05:: Trek to Syaklung 1,730m/5,675ft 5-6 hrs trek

Today's trek mostly treads the ridgeline trail and hence we get enough opportunities to savor the beautiful Himalayan panorama. The Himalayan peaks we get to see include Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail, Lamjung and Manaslu among others. Moreover, walking through pleasant rhododendron forests and frequently emerging to culturally important villages like Thumsikot and Lipyani are other delightful highlights of the trek. Throughout the trek the view of beautiful valley expanding gradually from terraced fields to green lakes will feast our eyes. On reaching Syaklung we stay in a locally owned homestay lodge for the night. 

Day 06:: Trek to Chisapani 1550m/5,084ft 5-6 hrs trek

Todays' trek descends down along the beautiful rhododendron forests to Sarke Bhanjyang and then climbs uphill to get to a beautifully located Gurung Village, Mohoria that offers the beautiful Himalayan panorama. From Mohoria a pleasant walk through the woodlands gets you to scattered village of Chisapani. Chisapani, a village on a hill overlooking lakes like Khastey, Begnas and Rupa also offers the great Himalayan panorama. Overnight in a homestay lodge in Chisapani.

Day 07:: Trek to Taal Phedi and drive to Pokhara 2-3 hrs trek

Trekking downhill along Sundari Danda, we arrive to Taal Phedi. Throughout the trek, the scenic views of lakes down will entertain our eyes. On arriving Phedi, we can explore around the region and go for a short walk to Rupa Lake before we board the vehicle that will drive us back to Pokhara. On arriving Pokhara, we check into our hotel. Rest of the day, we shall spend on our own.

Day 08:: Drive back to Kathmandu

Today we drive back to Kathmandu along Prithwi Highway. Enjoy the drive. As we arrive to Kathmandu we will check into our hotel in the city. Evening on your own.

Day 09:: Depart Kathmandu

Our representative will escort to the airport for the final see off to your onward destination. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again we have much more to show.

  • Group Size During Trek
    Trekking in Nepal is regarded as rewarding experience for the nature lovers. In our featured website products, we generally run the trip with the minimum of 2 persons in a group. The given program is just a suggested itinerary which can be customized as per the client’s preference.  However, if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families for any number of people we would be happy to arrange a personalized trip only for you in your suitable period of time.

    We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

    Normally for a group, we provide 1 main guide, 1 assistance guide along with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Moreover, for every additional 2 trekkers, 1 more assistance and a porter will be provided.

  • Trek Guides and staff.
    For trekking, we provide local experienced trek guide who can communicate well with the guests and explain well about the trails, customs and traditions of the local community living in the area. The role of the trek leader is to ensure that the trip runs smoothly. He will share their local knowledge, co-ordinate the day to day running of the tour. If you have any problems on the tour, please let your Trek Leader know so that steps can be taken to put it right.

    We are a well stabilized adventure company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication). We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency. And our guides are intimately familiar with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have good chance to learn Nepali phrases, cultural things and more on your Trekking.
  • Ecstatic Himalaya trained its guide/trekking staff on following course.

  • Trekking Guide Training & licensed- Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  • English Language KEEP
  • Conservation & Biodiversity TAAN
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

  • Trip safety
    Once, you confirm your trip, it is our responsibility to make your trip wonderful without creating any difficulties. Hence, we have prepared our itinerary in such a way that it will properly acclimatize you. Also, we request you in advance to have regular exercises and make habits to walk in a daily basis. Similarly, during trek, you will be fully guided by our professional trekking guides and supporting team. They are properly trained in regards to safety and first aid. Even, we have every set up in case of emergency such as high altitude medicine and Gammow Bag (High altitude Chamber bag). Please note High altitude Chamber Bag is used to provide heat in your body and it is available on certain cost. Moreover, to let you familiar with altitude, you are suggested to walk slow and steady and ensure for proper acclimatization.

  • Climate and weather condition during trek
    Weather in the mountains is extremely unpredictable. The nights are generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected!

    Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degree C to -15 degree C.

  • Permits and Fees
    In Nepal, you most require permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. In case of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.

  • Travel Insurance
    While travelling to Nepal, you are requested to have a travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and required to issue from your home land and we do not arrange or sell insurance.

    Travelling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. Your insurer should be well familiar with our itinerary that you have booked and must have agreed to cover all activities being undertaken during trip. Meantime, it is not compulsory that our all the assigned trip are facilities with Heli-rescue. You will not require heli rescue insurance for Tibet Tour as it is not possible to provide such facility.

  • Altitude Mountain sickness
    AMS is the abbreviation for Acute Mountain sickness also termed as the High Altitude Sickness. AMS is one of the challenges that the trekkers/ climbers might face during their climb in the mountains. As you reach higher in the altitude the oxygen level gradually decreases. If a person tries to climb too quickly then there is a higher chance of getting AMS. The major symptoms of AMS is headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tiredness, difficulty in sleeping. However, AMS can be avoided by using some precautionary measures such as drinking plenty of water, eating enough food and walking in the steady pace. Our experienced guides who have been working in the Himalayas will help and instruct you for further measures.

    Ecstatic Himalaya will provide a well-qualified and experienced guide who has a good knowledge about AMS as they can recognize the early symptoms and advise medications for instant relief. We have designed our trips in such a way that the clients get full acclimatization and proper rest. You will also be provided with a Gamow bag upon request at an additional charge which is considered a major gear to reduce the effect of AMS. In the worst case scenario, we shall arrange a rescue and evacuation using a helicopter whose cost should be covered by your travel insurance.

  • Acclimatization
    We are experts at operating at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our treks are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on hiring basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness, and our leaders are trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

  • Physical Fitness
    We strongly recommend our clients for consulting the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel or indicated travel may be inconvenient then inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We strictly maintain hygiene foods on the trek. We carry extensive medical kits and, if the need should ever arise, we are able to evacuate seriously ill group members by helicopter. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.

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