Royal Trek

8 Days


The Royal Trek is a journey that takes you to the heart of the Annapurna region. It offers an off-the-beaten-paths trip where you can experience the remote and less-traveled terrains of the gorgeous Annapurna region. Shadowed by the beautiful Annapurna Range, the valley offers some of the most well-preserved and stunning landscapes in the entire country. So, if you want to experience fewer crowds and want to enjoy the unbeaten trails that take you through a tranquil heaven-like environment, then join the Royal Trek!

The trekking trip begins with a drive from the city to Pokhara city, Nepal’s most famous tourist hub. The adventure then continues as you go through the valleys and lush forests of the foothills. The region’s terrain is well-suited for alpine vegetation, and the landscape is dotted with colorful terrace farms and vast emerald pastures that overlook swift-flowing rivers. The trail is also embedded with various waterfalls, and the forests are home to a wide myriad of birds and animals.

The Royal Trek also includes a visit to the popular Begnas Lake of Pokhara. Ride on a boat as you relax on the lake, taking in the panoramic views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the other Himalayas. The ethnic culture of the Tamang and Gurung people of the region also adds a traditional essence to the trip. Throughout the journey, you will cross the village people who are often seen wearing traditional costumes, going about their daily chores, like herding the cattle or working on the farms. It is a great way to enjoy the rural life of the Himalayan people.

Moreover, you will be provided with the best services throughout the trip, from transportation and food to lodging and guide. The Royal Trek includes all of the region’s best features, and you will have the time of your life as you stroll along the brooks and rivers of the region towards various ethnic villages. Passing through ridgelines and high cliff trails, the adventure is an opportunity that you don’t want to miss out on! So join Brown Bear Trail for one of the most unforgettable adventures in the off-the-beaten-paths trip in the Annapurna!

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy Pokhara city’s many attractions, like David’s fall and the Mahindra Cave.
  • Enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Mountains.
  • Trek through some of the most well-preserved natural landscapes in the Annapurna region
  • Experience the traditional Gurung, Magar, and Tamang culture of the region up close


You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by one of our team members who will help you get transferred to your hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, so you may check into your hotel and relax. Overnights stay at the hotel.

Early in the morning, you will have a drive from the city to Pokhara. It takes about 5 to 6 hours of driving through the beautiful landscape of high and low valley ridges to get to Pokhara. Upon arriving at the tourist hub, you will be transferred to your hotel. If you want, you can also explore the city, have a relaxing boat ride at Phewa Lake, or even explore the caves. Pokhara has many tourist attractions that you can enjoy, one of which is the Davis Fall. You can also enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains from the city. Overnights stay at Pokhara.

You will be driven to Bijayapur today, starting early in the morning. Leaving the city, you will be entering the forests, and the road to the village is lined with amazing views of the forests and the mountains. From Bijayapur, you will then begin your trek, meandering your way through the pine and cedar forests as you make your way to Kalikasthan. All along the journey, you can enjoy stunning sights of the mountains as they decorate the horizon over the tree lines. There are many terrace farms as well that jut out of the landscape like colorful carpets. Overnights stay at Kalikasthan.

Today, you will have a beautiful trek that takes you through the ridges and past wonderful pastures towards Syaklung. Following the trekking trail, you will make your way through the clearings and enter pasturelands, mostly dotted with cattle. The sight of the goats and cows lazily relaxing at the pastures adds a wonderful ambiance to the Himalayan scenery that unfolds before you. The trip also offers the tranquility of peaceful village life, with the sound of the streams only broken by the tweeting of the Himalayan birds. The mountains also come into full view as you make your way to today's destination. Overnights stay at Syaklung.

Today’s trek takes you deeper into the valley. Making your way up and down the valley floor, you will trek along cliff sides towards Chisapani. The terrain is simply wonderful as the alpine vegetation of moss and lichen drape the cliffs, with occasional waterfalls making wispy waves in the terrain. The environment is quite peaceful, and the beautiful woods line the trekking trail in a canopy of various shades of green. Overnights stay at Chisapani.

Today, you will follow the famous trail towards one of the most famous lakes in the region- the Begnas Tal. Coruscating through the magnificent landscape, you can also experience the traditional huts and Kharkas situated along the journey. At Begnas, you can enjoy the view of the lake’s cerulean waters and the views of the Annapurna Mountains that line the tapestry against the skyline. Taking your time to enjoy the lake, you will then have a drive back to Pokhara.

Today, you will bid the mountains adieu and have a drive back to Kathmandu, following the same trail as before. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnights stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

You will be transferred to the airport for your final departure from Nepal today.

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure from the airport to hotel and back on private cars, coach or buses as per the group size.
  • Accommodation in tourist standard or 2-3 star class hotels on bed and breakfast basis as well in twin sharing basis rooms. (For single supplement at extra cost)
  • Tour and sightseeing around Kathmandu as per the itinerary chosen with city guides includes all entrance fees at places of interest.
  • Domestic air flights as per the itinerary chosen, some with overland drive to reach at the start of treks and on the end, where chartered bus-cars or coach included as per group size.
  • Full board on trekking with breakfast-lunch-afternoon refreshment with dinner includes twin sharing rooms in lodge on route treks and long tours.
  • Applicable Trekking Information Management Systems permits (TIMS) with Conservation or National Park permits.
  • All tour and treks accompanied by guides-staff and porters (either human or pack animals like yaks or mules), all wages, meals, accommodation, transportation facilities with Insurance against medical and accidents.
  • In some high altitude treks we provide sleeping bags and down jackets also with comprehensive medical kits carried by our guides and staff.
  • Sleeping bags, and down jackets might include depending upon trip cost.
  • First Aid and Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our guides on all treks and climb.

Cost Excludes

  • International air-fare, Personal medical / travel insurance and Nepal visa fees.
  • Expenses of individual nature drinks, laundry, telephone bills, gratitude and meals in city areas Kathmandu and Pokhara as per the itinerary chosen.
  • On treks, laundry, recharge of electronic items and hot-showers.
  • Personal Trekking-Climbing gear and equipment’s including down jackets-sleeping bags . if not provided by the company as per the trip cost.
  • Single Supplement on hotel rooms as well on trek in lodge where clients should inform ahead on booking with extra charge on booking single private rooms where available.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportations including immediate Helicopter services if required on accidents, sickness and personal problems.
  • Early return from the tour or treks will not be entertainment with refund, where client should borne all the expenses incurred including accompany guide-porters services.
  • Gratitude / Tipping at the end of treks and climbs.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions):

01: How hard is Royal Trek?

One of the shortest and most moderate treks around the Annapurna Himalayan foothills of a few days. Where you won’t have problems with altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). The walk leads to reaching a height of 1,730 m / 5,676 feet.
Each day’s walk leads through farm villages and into the dense cool forests of pines and rhododendron. The only hard is climbing uphill with long downhill walks but enjoyable facing dramatic views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Himalaya range.

02: How are the foods on trekking?

All meals are served with care and hygiene in every lodge on route trekking, where our guides all make sure that the meal is all right for you, meals are served as per the menu provided by the lodge.
Main meals Nepali Dal / Bhat (boiled rice-mild vegetable curry with Dal and pickles of your choice) vegetable serves depends upon the season, meals include fried/boiled noodles with eggs/veg or plain of your choices. Continental dishes are also available in most of the lodges on treks.

03: Are there any health care or hospital on route trekking?

The only hospital is in Pokhara (the start and end point of the trek) rest of the bigger villages and towns have small health posts. But it lacks experienced doctors or medical staff. On the trek, the Brown Bear Trail guide will carry a comprehensive medical box with medications for general illness and wounds only.

04: How about safe drinking water?

At every lodge that you stay overnights, our guide and lodge owner will refill your water bottles with hot boiled (or cooled) water, which is safe for drinking purposes, in some areas of Annapurna areas. Buying bottled water can be quite expensive in mountain areas it will be a hazard to waste empty water bottles. As Brown Bear Trails are committed to Eco and Responsible Tourism, our guide will discourage buying plastic water bottles, only in emergency situations.
Purifying tablets work only 30-40 % in Himalayan waters (due to heavy minerals contained like magnesium-iron and bi-carbonates), the only safe is way boiled cooled water.

05: Does all cell / mobile phones works on trekking?

Depending upon the area if you are in a deep gorge and valley chances of communication on cell / mobile phone is less, but in high ridge and hills, most of the mobile do receive signals.
In most local areas where cell-phone works mostly in towns and villages, most lodge and shops/stores on trekking have STD / ISTD phones which can cost much higher due to their remoteness. But in deep gorges and hidden valleys, the net is disturbing sometimes.

06: What do I expect on this treks?

Royal Trek is one of the easiest and short as well as impressive treks in the whole Himalayan area. Where trekkers can experience varied climate-vegetation-landscapes to local culture in each village. From low paddy fields to cooler alpine and reaching the high Syaklung Hilltop at 1,730 meters / 5,676 feet high.
Where you can enjoy a wide panorama of the Annapurna Himalaya range with the Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalayas. Includes beautiful Machhapuchare Himal the Fish Tail, the walk leads you back to Pokhara walking close to Begnas Tal / Lake.

07: How much money to carry on the treks?

Depending upon your choices of extra expenses on refreshments drinks/snacks on routes as well as buying local souvenirs, hard drinks and beers can be expensive in higher altitude villages than in lower areas, (try to avoid hard drinks and beer on routes higher altitude for safe trekking it can cause de-hydrations and make problem with altitude sickness.
On the way back downhill one can enjoy drinking at the end of the treks, an average of NRS 300-400 per day (just in case you need to spend for your own personal use), otherwise all meals and accommodation will be included in the package.
Tipping and gratitude after the treks at your own will (however a long history and traditions in trekking/climbing or in tours where staff-guides-porters will expect tipping from the services provided).

08: What happens if someone gets sick on treks?

For minor sickness stay for a few days at the same lodges, accompanied by friends or our trekking staff. Till the main group returns from Syaklung Hilltop and continues to walk to the end at Pokhara. Serious illness has to be brought down to safe areas or reach Pokhara for medical help.
In critical cases, using the service of a Helicopter for the safest rescue to bring the patient to Pokhara or Kathmandu for medical treatment. Where one can claim through your medical Insurance back home.

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