Annapurna Royal Trek

"Retrace the footprints of Prince Charles through Gurkha's Villages"

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Annapurna Royal Trek is the easiest and eloquent trekking trails of the Annapurna region. The trekking trail is famous as “Royal Trek” because the route was first passed by  Prince Charles of Britain with 90 guests in the year 1990. Since one does not need to have mountaineering experience, the trek can be done by all aged trekkers. The scenic views of the Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna and Langtang mountain ranges and surrounding are the main attractions of the trek.

Highlights of Annapurna Royal Trek

  • Magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna Range and Mount Fishtail
  • Wonderful views of the Magnificent Fewa, Rupa and Begnas Lake of Pokhara
  • Footsteps of Prince Charles
  • Unique culture and traditions of the Gurung community and their lifestyles

In addition to this, you will encounter the Gurung community people and their lifestyles with this trek. Furthermore, this trek provides you an immense experience of trekking in the Annapurna mountain range. Although this is a short trek, it has been done by famous personalities like Prince Charles and Mich Zaggar, the vocalist of the Rolling Stones. Book the Annapurna Royal Trek and enjoy the great hospitality of local people.

Getting the trail-head of Annapurna Royal Trek

The trek begins from Kalikasthan after a short drive from your hotel in Pokhara. You will enjoy the beautiful lake city of Pokhara with a remarkable mountain views. Likewise, Begnas Lake is the final destination of the trek.

Permits & regulations

Similar to the other trekking areas you will need a TIMS card (US$10) and an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit. Basically, the operating agency arranges these for you.

Oriental Journeys offers you the most competitive trekking packages with the best possible services. If you want to spend a week with full of joy, this trek is more than a perfect one. In addition to this, it is ideal for those with limited time since it is less crowded. In other words, it is a great trek if you are really seeking privacy.

We always welcome its avid trekkers to customize the itinerary as per their need and interest if the designed itinerary could not fulfil their interest in travelling in this exotic land.

Day 01 ; Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

You will be warmly welcomed at Tribhuwan International Airport by our company representative. Then you will transfer to the hotel in Thamel. We will provide you the trekking itinerary, introduce a guide and brief about the planning. Welcome dinner in the Nepali restaurant with Nepali cultural performance will be provided. Overnight stay at 3-star hotel in Kathamndu.

Meals Plan: Welcome Dinner

Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

Today, your journey starts with sightseeing around Kathmandu valley after breakfast. You will drive to Pashupatinath temple (Hindu temple). After this, you will visit Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and finally, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square (the ancient royal palace). Here ends your first day of sightseeing. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals plan: Breakfast

Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara and overnight stay - 6 hrs

After breakfast, you will leave for Pokhara. It takes around 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara via Prithvi Highway with various scenic places on the way. Pokhara offers you magnificent views of Mt. Fishtail (6967m), Annapurna Massif and Dhaulagiri mountain range. You will check in the hotel at lakeside in Pokhara. After getting fresh, you have time to visit scenic lakesides and roam around the lake. You can have your dinner in the restaurant of your choice and also you can ask your guide about the possible alternatives. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.

Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 04 : Drive from Pokhara to Bijayakhola and trek to Kalikasthan - 5 hrs

The trek starts after having breakfast in the hotel. Then you and the group will move ahead to Bijayakhola for one and a half hours. The trekking is beautiful with paddy field and you will cross the small river. During the summer, sometimes it is difficult to cross the river if the river is flooded. After crossing the river, you have to ascend the trek. The lunch can be done in the ascending trail. Once you reach to Kalikasthan, you need to explore the foregrounding area. Then you will stay overnight in the teahouse trek.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05 : Trek to Syaklung- 6 hrs

The trek starts from Kalikasthn to Mati Thana via Thulokot where you can observe the Gurung community and their living standards where you will have your lunch. After this, the trek continues via Rhododendron forests and passes the ridges. It further offers you massif Annapurna range in front of you. The trek ends when you arrive at Lyaklung and overnight stay at lodge or teahouse.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06 : Trek to Chisapani - 6 hrs

The trek continues towards Chisapani. Chisapani is a beautiful place that offers an excellent view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. You will be fascinated with the enchanting mountain views in front of you. Then you will be staying overnight at the comfortable hotel at Chisapani and have your dinner. Overnight stay at teahouse/ lodge in Chisapani.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07 : Chisapani to Pokhara and overnight stay

The trek starts after having breakfast in the lodge. The trail from Chisapani to Pokhara offers the natural views. Once you reach to Begnas Lake, the eighth largest lake of Pokhara, and you can do boating in the freshwater which proffers you a very fabulous moment. After this, you will back to Pokhara via bus or jeep. Then you will stay in a 3-star hotel in Pokhara overnight.

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 08 : Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus

It’s the final day of your trip to Kathmandu. We fly back to Kathmandu after a long mountain journey. You can get an early morning fight to come to Kathmandu. You can take rest in Kathmandu or if you are interested in roaming around or to take some gifts to your home, friends and relatives from Nepal, we can visit some nearby shops. Then we will have farewell dinner together for celebrating the successful completion of our journey in the evening. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09 : Final Departure

The day marks this journey to the end. You will have a few times for shopping or sightseeing. A representative from Oriental Journeys will drop off you at the airport 3 hours before scheduled flight. It’s not the final trip of the journey but the beginning ones. So, we are again waiting for your next steps of a journey in the land of Nepal Himalayas. You also have plenty of time during the flight to think about the next trip around. Oriental Journeys are always there to fulfill your next plan. We are wishing for your life-changing memories from Nepal.

Where can I buy TIMS & ACAP card in Kathmandu?

The outlets of TIMS counter located at the offices of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal(TAAN) are the most convenient place to apply for a TIMS card in Kathmandu. A free individual trekker can get both of these permits at the ACAP office and TIMS counter at Nepal tourism Board. However, your tour operator will manage all permits and documents for you before starting the trek.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Flight fair Kathmandu/Pokhara/ Kathmandu ( Guest + Guide)
  • Airport taxes
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  • An English speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (30KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s Information Management System card
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone, and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery, etc
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Any other things not included in the included list.

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

Trip Duration

9 days

Maximum Altitude

1730m

Trip Grade

Easy

Group Size

1-10 People

Accommodation

Hotel and Lodge

Start/End

Kathmandu

Overview of Annapurna Royal Trek

Annapurna Royal Trek is the easiest and eloquent trekking trails of the Annapurna region. The trekking trail is famous as “Royal Trek” because the route was first passed by  Prince Charles of Britain with 90 guests in the year 1990. Since one does not need to have mountaineering experience, the trek can be done by all aged trekkers. The scenic views of the Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna and Langtang mountain ranges and surrounding are the main attractions of the trek.

Highlights of Annapurna Royal Trek

  • Magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna Range and Mount Fishtail
  • Wonderful views of the Magnificent Fewa, Rupa and Begnas Lake of Pokhara
  • Footsteps of Prince Charles
  • Unique culture and traditions of the Gurung community and their lifestyles

In addition to this, you will encounter the Gurung community people and their lifestyles with this trek. Furthermore, this trek provides you an immense experience of trekking in the Annapurna mountain range. Although this is a short trek, it has been done by famous personalities like Prince Charles and Mich Zaggar, the vocalist of the Rolling Stones. Book the Annapurna Royal Trek and enjoy the great hospitality of local people.

Getting the trail-head of Annapurna Royal Trek

The trek begins from Kalikasthan after a short drive from your hotel in Pokhara. You will enjoy the beautiful lake city of Pokhara with a remarkable mountain views. Likewise, Begnas Lake is the final destination of the trek.

Permits & regulations

Similar to the other trekking areas you will need a TIMS card (US$10) and an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit. Basically, the operating agency arranges these for you.

Oriental Journeys offers you the most competitive trekking packages with the best possible services. If you want to spend a week with full of joy, this trek is more than a perfect one. In addition to this, it is ideal for those with limited time since it is less crowded. In other words, it is a great trek if you are really seeking privacy.

We always welcome its avid trekkers to customize the itinerary as per their need and interest if the designed itinerary could not fulfil their interest in travelling in this exotic land.

Annapurna Royal Trek - Accommodation

The Annapurna Royal Trek is well set-up with comfortable lodges. The lodges have a standard and good accommodation, with warm blankets, fireplaces, comfortable beds, the occasional hot shower and a variety of food.

Meals

A full package trip includes three meals a day during the trek. The breakfast includes tea/coffee. You will have a variety of foods in the available menu ranging from noodles, pasta, potatoes, breads, eggs and more. Nepal meal set of Dal Bhat is always popular and served in almost all parts fo the trail. Meals include fresh and seasonal vegetables. Most of the lodges serve with vegetarian foods.  You can expect chicken with meals, especially with Dal Bhat in some areas. You can order almost all types of meals based on the menu, however, momos and Dal Bhat are the dishes you should not miss.

DaysHotel/LodgeCategoryPlace
01-02 & 08Samsara Resort / Hotel Thamel or Similar 3 * HotelKathmandu
03 & 07Hotel Thirdpole or Similar 3 * HotelPokhara
04-06Standard Trekking LodgeCamps in Trekking Trail

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Annapurna Royal Trek - Detail Itinerary

1

Day 01 ; Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

You will be warmly welcomed at Tribhuwan International Airport by our company representative. Then you will transfer to the hotel in Thamel. We will provide you the trekking itinerary, introduce a guide and brief about the planning. Welcome dinner in the Nepali restaurant with Nepali cultural performance will be provided. Overnight stay at 3-star hotel in Kathamndu.

Meals Plan: Welcome Dinner

2

Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

Today, your journey starts with sightseeing around Kathmandu valley after breakfast. You will drive to Pashupatinath temple (Hindu temple). After this, you will visit Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and finally, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square (the ancient royal palace). Here ends your first day of sightseeing. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals plan: Breakfast

3

Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara and overnight stay - 6 hrs

After breakfast, you will leave for Pokhara. It takes around 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara via Prithvi Highway with various scenic places on the way. Pokhara offers you magnificent views of Mt. Fishtail (6967m), Annapurna Massif and Dhaulagiri mountain range. You will check in the hotel at lakeside in Pokhara. After getting fresh, you have time to visit scenic lakesides and roam around the lake. You can have your dinner in the restaurant of your choice and also you can ask your guide about the possible alternatives. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.

Meals Plan: Breakfast

4

Day 04 : Drive from Pokhara to Bijayakhola and trek to Kalikasthan - 5 hrs

The trek starts after having breakfast in the hotel. Then you and the group will move ahead to Bijayakhola for one and a half hours. The trekking is beautiful with paddy field and you will cross the small river. During the summer, sometimes it is difficult to cross the river if the river is flooded. After crossing the river, you have to ascend the trek. The lunch can be done in the ascending trail. Once you reach to Kalikasthan, you need to explore the foregrounding area. Then you will stay overnight in the teahouse trek.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

5

Day 05 : Trek to Syaklung- 6 hrs

The trek starts from Kalikasthn to Mati Thana via Thulokot where you can observe the Gurung community and their living standards where you will have your lunch. After this, the trek continues via Rhododendron forests and passes the ridges. It further offers you massif Annapurna range in front of you. The trek ends when you arrive at Lyaklung and overnight stay at lodge or teahouse.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

6

Day 06 : Trek to Chisapani - 6 hrs

The trek continues towards Chisapani. Chisapani is a beautiful place that offers an excellent view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. You will be fascinated with the enchanting mountain views in front of you. Then you will be staying overnight at the comfortable hotel at Chisapani and have your dinner. Overnight stay at teahouse/ lodge in Chisapani.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

7

Day 07 : Chisapani to Pokhara and overnight stay

The trek starts after having breakfast in the lodge. The trail from Chisapani to Pokhara offers the natural views. Once you reach to Begnas Lake, the eighth largest lake of Pokhara, and you can do boating in the freshwater which proffers you a very fabulous moment. After this, you will back to Pokhara via bus or jeep. Then you will stay in a 3-star hotel in Pokhara overnight.

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

8

Day 08 : Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus

It’s the final day of your trip to Kathmandu. We fly back to Kathmandu after a long mountain journey. You can get an early morning fight to come to Kathmandu. You can take rest in Kathmandu or if you are interested in roaming around or to take some gifts to your home, friends and relatives from Nepal, we can visit some nearby shops. Then we will have farewell dinner together for celebrating the successful completion of our journey in the evening. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

9

Day 09 : Final Departure

The day marks this journey to the end. You will have a few times for shopping or sightseeing. A representative from Oriental Journeys will drop off you at the airport 3 hours before scheduled flight. It’s not the final trip of the journey but the beginning ones. So, we are again waiting for your next steps of a journey in the land of Nepal Himalayas. You also have plenty of time during the flight to think about the next trip around. Oriental Journeys are always there to fulfill your next plan. We are wishing for your life-changing memories from Nepal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy TIMS & ACAP card in Kathmandu?

The outlets of TIMS counter located at the offices of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal(TAAN) are the most convenient place to apply for a TIMS card in Kathmandu. A free individual trekker can get both of these permits at the ACAP office and TIMS counter at Nepal tourism Board. However, your tour operator will manage all permits and documents for you before starting the trek.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Flight fair Kathmandu/Pokhara/ Kathmandu ( Guest + Guide)
  • Airport taxes
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  • An English speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (30KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s Information Management System card
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone, and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery, etc
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Any other things not included in the included list.

Annapurna Royal Trek - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.