Royal trek got its name when King Charles (then Prince) and his 90 person’s entourage explored this route in the early eighties. This is one of the short and easy treks available near Pokhara passing through the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayas. The trek ends at the beautiful Begnas Lake.
This scenic lake lies about 15km west of Pokhara city. The Royal trek doesn’t need a camp crew and local homes are available for food and lodging throughout the trek. Staying with local family allows to enjoy the traditional lifestyles of the Gurungs and Brahmins of the area.
It is an amazing fact that their ancient religious practices and traditions have remained unchanged for thousands of years. Trekking through the Royal trail provides an opportunity to catch the diverse cultures of local communities of the region.
|01||Drive/fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara||884m/2,900ft||Drive: 6-7 hours
Fly: 30 minutes
|02||Short drive to Bijayapur Khola and trek to Kalikasthan||1,370m/4,494ft||Trek: 4-5 hours|
|03||Trek Kalikasthan to Syaklung||1,730m/5,676ft||Trek: 4-5 hours|
|04||Trek Syaklung to Chisapani||1,630m/5,348ft||Trek: 4-5 hours|
|05||Trek to Begnas Lake and drive back to Pokhara||884m/2,900ft||Trek: 3-4 hours|
|06||Drive/fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu||1,350m/4,430ft||Drive: 6-7 hours
Fly: 30 minutes
The Royal trek also offers spectacular mountain views complimented by a panorama of hillside terraces and the magnificent Annapurna Himalayan Range. Mount Fishtail is the prominent peak that mesmerizes the trekkers throughout the journey.
As we ascend on the famed Royal trail, it then enters through the enchanting villages, beautiful landscapes, lush green hills, glacial lakes and ancient temples. Although the elevation of the trek is not high enough, it offers the glorious mountain vistas and makes spellbound.
The Royal trek initially begins from the stunning lake city of Pokhara and goes through the Annapurna Skyline concluding at the next amazing lake called Begnas. This trek is suitable for time constraint trekkers & parents travelling with kids and searching for short hikes around Pokhara.
So, the trip is ideally designed for easy going vacationers who will definitely have an unforgettable trekking holiday. Poonhill Ghorepani trek is a similar alternative to this trek suitable for another short holiday near Pokhara with family and children.
- Opportunity to follow Prince Charles foot steps
- The spectacular views of Fishtail and Annapurna Himal
- Home staying with local family
- Rhododendron forest
- Various species of flora and fauna
- Mixed indigenous lifestyles
- The great countrysides, terrace farming, landscapes and mountains