Royal Trek

2 Nights / 3 Days


The Royal Trek

Duration 2 nights / 3 days

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales was the first to chart this trek route in 1980 and so it is called the Royal Trek. The trek area lies to the east of Pokhara and it offers good trekking particularly during the winter months from November until early March. Although, a short trek, it is not necessarily a very easy one and people do need to be reasonably fit. It is best as a three or four days trek and does not extend well beyond that. However with the construction of the Road till Thulokot, the first days walk is mainly on a dirt track.

Trip Facts

Trip Facts
Duration 2 Nights / 3 Days
Best time to travel March to May, Sep to February
Trip Grade Easy
Departure Date Every Day
Trekking Hours 5-6 Hours
Starting Point Pokhara
End Point Pokhara
Mode of Travel Transport / Aeroplane
Group Size 2 to 20
Style of trek Easy



1.The Annapurna Range of mountains such as the Fishtail, Annapurna I, II, III, IV and 16 other mountains.

2.Lakes: Begnas, Phewa, Rupa.

3.The town of Pokhara, tiny hamlets on the hills and the flatlands of the valleys.


Day 01: Upon arrival at the Pokhara airport met by the Sherpa guide and escorted tothe trek starting point at Vijaypur Khola, which is approximately 20 minutes drive, and start a 3-days Royal Trek.

During the first day, which is a pleasant uphill start, we pass through colorful Chettri and Brahmin Villages. After approximately 2 hours trek, we shall stop for a hearty lunch at a scenic spot, where we shall rest for about one hour. The mountain views from Thulokot stretches from Dhaulagiri in the west to Manaslu Range in the east.


Day 02: This morning, we shall wake up to view a magnificent and breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas. After breakfast, we shall start out with a pleasant morning walk by following the ridgeline eastwards as we pass through colorful villages, terraced rice fields and farming countryside. The trail is both uphill and downhill and after approximately 3 hours of trekking, we shall stop at a scenic wayside ridge for an appetizing lunch.

We shall continue downhill for a while after passing through a small village, there is a rather surprising climb uphill which eventually leads us through the backyards of a small Gurung village to a scenic hilltop campsite at Shyaglung (6200 ft.). The view from our campsite at Shyaglung is just enchanting, especially during sunrise and sunset, when the visually impressive effects of the sunlight against the Majestic Annapurna Range, leaves you deeply astounded with its grandeur.

After a refreshing wash-up, our Sherpas will prepare and serve yet another hot and savory dinner around the campfire. Overnight at camp.

The total duration of trekking on Day 2 will be approximately 6 hours.

Day 03:This morning we shall wake up to view one of the most magnificent sunrise, on this trekking course, while we have our morning tea or coffee and after breakfast, we shall start our third day of trekking.

Descend through the Gurung village before a knee wobbling descent leads us through the forests to the valley floor. Crossing streams that feeds the Lake Rupa at the southern end of the valley, the route cuts through paddy fields and then climbs onto the ridge that separates the Lake Rupa and Lake Begnas.

Stop for the last trek lunch at a scenic spot from where one can view the Begnas Lake in the foreground and Mount Macchapucchare in the background. The path widens as we pass through a busy village market area to the road-head settlement at Begnas, where we end our trek and bid farewell to our Sherpa team. The waiting vehicle will pick us up for the 40 minutes drive back to Pokhara

The total duration of trekking on Day 3 will be approximately 4 hours.

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