About this trip

The Royal Trek is one of the shortest and best trekking trails located in the Annapurna region.

This trek has been named the Royal Trek after Prince Charles and his group of 90 people explored the route in the early eighties.

It is a short trek that offers excellent opportunities to experience the rich cultural and natural diversity of Nepal and is basically designed for beginners and those who have limited time to do trekking.

The trek starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara and continues through beautiful Gurung villages. During the trek, travelers are able to enjoy stunning views of landscapes, the magnificent Himalayan ranges of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and the Langtang, landscapes, forests, and more.

The trip finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake, which is about 30 km west from Pokhara City.

Photo by MMuzammils (Own work)[CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Top photo by Mohan K. Duwal (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Itinerary Outline
Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02
Sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley
Day 03
Fly/Drive Pokhara – Drive to Bijaypur – Trek to Kalikathan (1370 m)
Day 04
Trek to Patle (913 m)
Day 05
Trek to Syaglung (1730 m)
Day 06
Trek to Begnas Lake (884 m) - Drive to Pokhara
Day 07
City of Pokhara sightseeing tour/a flight to Kathmandu
Day 08
Depart from Kathmandu
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Trip Facts

  • Start/End
  • Kathmandu

  • Maximum Altitude
  • 1730m
  • Duration
  • 8 Days
  • Grade
  • Soft trek
  • Activity
  • Sightseeing and trekking
  • Accomodation
  • Hotels and lodges
  • Transportation
  • Private car and flight
  • Per day walking
  • 3 to 4 hours

8 Days and 7 Nights tour Package

Arrival at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Travel Devisers’ representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designed hotel. The representative will help you check into your hotel.

At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.

Photo by Ralf Lotys (Sicherlich) (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu Valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors.

The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influences.

In the morning, after breakfast, you will be guided to visit 3 renowned Buddhist and Hindu temples: Pashupatinath, Bouddha Stupa, and Swayambhunath.

After lunch, you will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.

Photo by Alexander Shafir (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Fly/Drive Pokhara – Drive to Bijaypur – Trek to Kalikathan (1370 m)

This day will mark the beginning of your trek. In the early morning, after breakfast, you will fly to Pokhara city.

As soon as you reach Pokhara, you will be driven to Bijaypur while you enjoy the backdrop of the picturesque Annapurna Himalaya range.

Photo by Vishal Gurung (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Trek to Patle (913 m)

The trek to Patle initially begins on a leveled path, but then descends through the evergreen forest of Okhare towards the village of Mastan Saurani.

From here, you will move uphill to the village of Sundergaon, and then continue the journey descending towards the village of Patle.

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Trek to Syaglung (1730 m)

Today you will trek through the forest again descending towards the village of Ozangaun and then to the village of Lipyani.

From there, you will be climbing uphill to Syaglung Danda, a typical Gurung settlement. Syaglung Danda offers a splendid view of the entire Lamjung Himal.

Photo by MarijaGrujovska (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Trek to Begnas Lake (884 m) - Drive to Pokhara

Continuing the journey, today you will trek downhill to Rupa Lake and then make an ascent of about 200 m to arrive at Sundare Danda.

After walking down for 15 minutes to Begnas Lake, you will enjoy an hour of boating and then catch the transfer to Pokhara.

Upon arrival at Pokhara, you will check in into the hotel and can enjoy the rest of the day exploring the lakeside.

Photo by Gaurab (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

City of Pokhara sightseeing tour/a flight to Kathmandu

Pokhara is a very popular tourist destination and is renowned for its natural beauty.

Firstly, you will visit Fewa Lake where you can enjoy boating. If the weather is clear, you can see the reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhre in the lake.

The lake also houses the Barahi Temple located in the middle of the lake.

Other interesting destinations would be David's Fall, the Tibetan Refugee Settlement, the Gupteshwor Cave, the International Mountain Museum, and the Bindabasini Temple.

In the afternoon you will either take another flight to Kathmandu, or will be driven to Kathmandu via tourist vehicle.

Photo by Ben Tubby (The Fishtail and Pokhara, Nepal) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Depart from Kathmandu

After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight home.

You also have the option to to extend your stay in Nepal for shorter trips, such as visits to national parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, and more. We are always ready to help you plan for these if you would require them.

By Ralf Lotys (Sicherlich) (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

What's included

Lodge trek with breakfast, lunch and dinner
Three nights' accommodation at Three star hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara with all meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu air flight
Airport transfers and escort
Special traditional welcome on arrival at International airport
Pokhara/Phedi and Nayapul/ Pokhara private transfer
Guide Fee
English speaking local expert guide, porters etc.
Guide Fee
Trekkers' Information Management System fees
Entry Fee
National park fees
All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara with entry fees.

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