Royal Trekking-4 Days

"Royal Trekking in Nepal: Where the footsteps of kings and queens are your trail markers."
Good to Know
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 2550 m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Pokhara
  • Trip Ends Pokhara
  • Group Style Private and Group
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best Season Sept to May


  • Enjoy breathtaking vistas of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, and Lamjung Himal, along with other peaks in the Annapurna range.
  • Traverse through charming traditional villages like Syaklung and Chisapani, offering insights into the local culture and way of life.
  • Trek through verdant forests filled with rhododendrons, oak, and bamboo, particularly enchanting during spring when rhododendrons are in bloom.
  • Keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife, including the Danfe (the national bird of Nepal) and Himalayan Thar.
  • Immerse yourself in the diverse cultures and customs of the ethnic groups residing in the region, such as the Gurung people.
  • The Royal Trek is relatively short and manageable, making it accessible to individuals of all ages and fitness levels.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with a Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: 4 Days Royal Trekking/What to Expect from Royal Trekking in Nepal?

The four-day Royal Trek is an exciting mix of adventure and cultural immersion. As you travel through the well-worn roads of this walk, you'll be welcomed into picturesque communities inhabited by friendly and welcoming residents. These meetings provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to obtain insights into rural Nepal's true way of life. Syaklung and Chisapani, for example, become cultural schools where you can interact with residents, hear stories, and eat traditional Nepali cuisine.

The Royal Trek's simplicity and low altitude make it an appealing alternative for those new to trekking or who prefer a more leisurely pace. Don't be deceived by its simplicity; the views it reveals are nothing short of breathtaking. Views of renowned peaks, including the beautiful Annapurna South, Annapurna II, and the craggy Lamjung Himal, may be had from various points during the trip. Seeing the mountains change colors as the sun rises and sets is a memory that will last a lifetime.

The Royal Trek provides a deeper connection with nature by taking you through beautiful forests ornamented with rhododendrons, oaks, and bamboo. As rhododendrons blossom in the spring, these woodlands are painted in vivid colors, providing a beautiful setting ideal for photographers and nature enthusiasts. The Royal Trek is suitable for travelers of all ages, and its customizability ensures that your trip is tailored to your own interests and tastes. This walk has something for everyone, whether you're an outdoor enthusiast looking for mountain views or a cultural adventurer looking to engage with local populations.

So, join Trekking Planner Nepal and become a part of this unforgettable experience. Travel the Royal Trek to not only see Nepal's rich ecological beauties but also to make lasting memories amidst the Himalayan splendor.

How does the Royal Trekking Start and End?

Royal Trek is one of the most famous and easiest treks in the Annapurna Region. The trek has been named the Royal Trek as Britain’s Prince Charles Walked it in the 1980s. This short trek around the Annapurna region follows a shrub-like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara Valley. From there we start our trek with a bus ride to Bijaypur, off the main trekking route of Annapurna Region, conquering the height of 1,730m, and finishes 5 km away from Pokhara. This trek gives you an amazing experience throughout the whole route as it gives you an experience learning how must escape from the poverty of the generation and keep them alive. The Annapurna Skyline Royal Trekking route passes through forests, terraced farmlands, amazing turquoise lakes, and the beautiful settlement of Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, and Magar communities offering the experience of their mixed culture and lifestyle that has remained unchanged for years.

Begnas Lake is the ending point of the royal hiking in the Annapurna Region. The regions are so unspoiled as to have no tea houses, and we will need to camp. As you hike the terraced farmlands your eyes behold the magnificent Annapurna Range, Machapuchare [fishtail peak], and the Langtang Mountains that give you a view of nature’s beauty at its best. The trip ends with a 7-hour bus ride to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Royal Trek is basically recommended for beginners or those who have very limited time but yet looking for an opportunity to squeeze in an experience of a trekking holiday in the Himalayas.

What is the Best Time/Season for Royal Trekking in Nepal?

The optimum time for Royal Trekking depends on a variety of criteria, including personal preferences, itinerary length, peak and off-peak seasons, activities of interest, budget, and accessibility along the way. Keeping all of these things in mind, it is ideal for travelers to choose what is most important.  

The spring season (March to May) is often regarded as the best time to go on the Royal Trek in Nepal. During this time, the trekking experience reaches its pinnacle. The weather is spectacular, with temperate temperatures and brilliant, sun-drenched skies. The dense rhododendron forests that carpet the walking route undergo a stunning makeover, bursting to life with vivid blooms, producing a mesmerizing and beautiful natural tapestry. Springtime draws wildlife out of their winter dens, providing enthusiasts with abundant opportunities to view a broad assortment of creatures and birds among the revitalized vegetation. Furthermore, the Himalayan peaks, such as the famed Annapurna South and the magnificent Lamjung Himal Range, provide trekkers with unequaled, crystal-clear vistas that are just amazing.

Similarly, autumn (September to November) is a fantastic time for Royal Trekking. Nature's palette paints the countryside with beauty and charm once more. The weather is consistent, with temperatures that are neither too hot nor too cold, making it a great time to embark on your hiking expedition. Trails that are well-defined and free of barriers such as monsoon rains or snowfall ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Furthermore, the majestic mountain peaks and surrounding landscapes are shown with extraordinary clarity in fall, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the grandeur of the Himalayas and appreciate the region's splendor. Whether you prefer the brilliant blossoms of spring or the clear vistas of autumn, both seasons provide an unforgettable Royal Trek experience in Nepal.

Both spring and fall have their own distinct charms, and which you prefer is primarily determined by your personal preferences. Spring is the season to consider if you enjoy flowering rhododendrons and lush vegetation. Autumn, on the other hand, is a fantastic choice if you prefer clear mountain views and pleasant temperatures.

Winter (December to February) can be rather cold, and the paths may be snow-covered at higher elevations, making Royal Trekking less popular. Similarly, the monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rain and leeches, making trekking less fun and more difficult.

It is vital to properly arrange your trip, schedule hotels, and receive a weather forecast before embarking on the Royal Trekking. Any questions or concerns concerning the tour can be addressed by a Trekking Planner Nepal professional who will accompany you on the excursion.

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The Royal Trekking is provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsLunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1243m

The journey of your Royal Trek begins with a magnificent drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur, the trek's beginning location. The route itself provides glimpses of Nepalese rural life as it passes through lovely villages and terraced fields. When you get in Bijayapur, you'll start off on foot to begin your journey to Kalikasthan.

The hike begins with a stroll through lovely villages and terraced farmlands. You'll get your first glimpses of the surrounding hills and forests as you progressively ascend. Your goal for the day, Kalikasthan, is located at an elevation of 1243 meters. It's a tranquil, low-altitude setting that makes an excellent starting point for the hike. The lodge and food alternatives are straightforward, and you can enjoy a well-deserved rest after the first day of trekking. Stay overnight at the accommodation place.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1730m

As you wake up in Kalikasthan, you'll begin the second day of your trip with a fulfilling breakfast which will take you deeper into the highlands of the Annapurna region. The day's journey is lengthier, lasting 5 to 6 hours as you move towards Shaklung.
The path proceeds through typical Nepali villages, giving you the opportunity to engage with locals and learn about their way of life. You'll also pass through green forests, where the peace of nature is only broken by the chirping of birds and the rustle of leaves. The gradual slope leads to Shaklung, which is 1730 meters above sea level. Shaklung delivers a taste of higher altitudes as well as amazing vistas of the Annapurna Range. It's an excellent area to take in the splendor of the Mountains and unwind after a long day of hiking. Stay overnight at the accommodation place.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1260m

The third day of the Royal Trek will take you from Shaklung to Chisopani. This day's journey usually takes 4 to 5 hours. So after having breakfast; the trail continues its slow decline, delivering you to Chisopani, which is located at an elevation of 1260 meters. Chisopani is famous for its breathtaking mountain views, which include views of the south face of Annapurna and the Lamjung Himal ranges. When you arrive at Chisopani, you'll be met by its quiet and tranquil atmosphere, making it a great spot to relax and reminisce on your trekking adventures. Stay overnight at Chisopani after a fulfilling dinner.


  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch
  • Max. Altitude/Time820 m

After having breakfast at Chisopani, the last day of your Royal Trek will take you from Chisopani to Begnas Bazaar. This section of the journey typically lasts a few hours. When you get to Begnas Bazaar, you will have completed your hike and will be preparing to return to Pokhara. Begnas Bazaar is a lakeside village located on the eastern shore of Begnas Lake. After your hike, you can relax by the lake, enjoy a dinner, and soak up the tranquil atmosphere. You'll take a lovely trip back to Pokhara from Begnas Bazaar, which is about an hour away. During the ride, you can reflect on your trekking adventures while taking in one last glimpse of the Annapurna Mountains. Best wishes!!

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

Trip Map
Royal Trekking-4 Days Map
What's Included
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card).
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
  • Two guests to one porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
  • Accommodation in the simple tea houses during the trekking days.
  • Three meals per day i.e. breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.  Tea or coffee is included during the trekking days.
  • Safe drinking water.
  • Pokhara to the trek Starting point and ending point of the trek to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • First aid a kid box.
  • Trekking Planner’s a sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees.
  • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu.
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • In case of extra night accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
  • Guest personal expenses in the Trekking like (laundry and baggage charges, phone calls, bar, and beverage bills, battery recharge, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions or any event out of our control. 
Departure Dates

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Essential Info

Equipment and Gear List

trekking iconGeneral

  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

HeadUpper Body

  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
  • Warm woolen hat
  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
  • Polarized sunglasses


  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • Windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

PantLower Body

  • Thermals inner
  • Hiking pants at least 3
  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Hiking shorts


  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Crampons (For passes)
  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
  • Lip balm or Vaseline
  • Ointment cream
  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

(Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

Other essentialsOther Essentials

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
  • Water bladder for the day bag
  • Small towel for personal use
  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

What to pack for the trekking? Bagpack guide for trek

Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

Client Reviews
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    Royal Trek Pokhara

    Even after 25 years experience in Nepal most of the time as group leader , included all the "big trekkings" together with Benchi Did and Suman Bhai as guide we had a great time on this hill trek. What it made so special for me is the fact that I knew Suman Bhai from his childhood and now a well educated and dedicated young man and proud about his country.

    We did not follow the trek as described in most of the websites but found out variations on it. As a lot of small tracks are replaced by bigger roads it is a must to enjoy this trek. A very moderate level but from the first to the last day the Annapurnas as companion. A destination for "elder" trekkers ... not too far .. not too high and not too cold ... The right combination to enjoy the real Nepal ... Together we enjoyed from the first to the last minute and for sure we come back this year to discover less known tracks ... We look forwards to have Suman Bhai again as guide on our next treks ...

    Malaai Nepal derai derai man parcha

    William SArgentina,Apr 30, 2024
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