Nepal boasts eight of the world’s tallest mountains and the world’s oldest Hindu and Buddhist sites. While Kathmandu valley is made of three ancient cities filled with enchanting medieval palaces, pagodas, temples, statues and stupas, the rest of the kingdom offers unparalleled adventure options with abundance in flora and fauna. As for its people – From the Tharus that share their land with the splendid Asian tuskers in the plains to the brave yak herders of Dolpo, they are as amazing as the land itself. Here in its tropical jungles the Royal Bengal Tiger prowls, higher up the legend of the Yeti lives on. Although modernization has set in, the quintessence of ancient Nepal remains amongst its people.

The Royal Trek derived its name from the 1980’s when Prince Charles first walked this route. With astounding views of the panoramic mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, walking through blooming flowers and lush green forests, this is a relatively easygoing trek due to its low altitudes making it enjoyable for beginners and the elderly.



Skeleton Itinerary





Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,400 m / 4,600 ft

Upon arrival you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel [-/-/-]


Day 2: In Kathmandu

After breakfast at the hotel, explore Kathmandu City, Swayambhunath Stupa and Patan City.

Kathmandu, the largest city of Nepal is the political as well as the cultural capital of the country. Like any big city, Kathmandu has rapidly expanded over the last decade but despite the hustle and bustle of the city, its people have remained as friendly as ever.

Also visit Swayambhunath Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient stupa is the most sacred Buddhist shrine of Nepal.

Later transfer to Patan, the city of architectural interior.
Patan also known as Lalitpur is the city of artisans and a paradise of fine arts. It is home to Kathmandu Valley’s finest craftsmen who have preserved such ancient techniques and lost wax process used to produce exquisite sculptures.

Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]


Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

Distance: 200kms/ 124 miles
Drive Time: 6 hours approx.
Altitude: 827 m / 2,713 ft – 1,740 m / 5,710 ft

After breakfast at the hotel, drive through the scenic route to Pokhara.
Pokhara’s bewitching beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes and surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty.

Enjoy boating at the Phewa Taal, the second largest lake in Nepal. The lake is stream fed but a dam regulates the water reserve, therefore, it is classified as semi-natural freshwater lake. Visit Barahi Temple – the island temple situated in a small island in the Phewa lake surrounded by marvelous views.

Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]


Day 4: Drive to Khare Khola and trek to Bumdi

Trek Time: 4 hours approx.
Altitude: 1,500 m/ 11,290 ft

After breakfast, drive to Kharekhola, where the trek will begin. Walk through the villages and forests and further up the hill.
After four hours walk, you will arrive in Bumdi which is situated near Ghandruk, the largest Gurung village in the Annapurna region. The village provides panoramic views of the Mountains – Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South and Himchuli.

Overnight at Local Lodge [B/L/D]


Day 5: Trek Bumdi to Panchase Bhanjyang

Trek Time: 6 hours approx.
Altitude: 1,950 m/ 11,290 ft

After breakfast walk up hill for about an hour and then descend through the forest with a panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Trek towards the west leaving behind mixed vegetation and deciduous forests full with birds, tree orchids and in spring time, abundant flowers. It would be a lucky day for those who are interested in bird watching.

Overnight at Local Lodge [B/L/D]


Day 6: Trek Panchase to Bhadaure

Trek Time: 4 hours approx.
Altitude: 1,700 m/ 11,290 ft

Early morning climb to Panchase peak for the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. Then descend back to Badaure and have breakfast at your camp after which you start your trek to Bhanjyang. After lunch keep walking through the northern side of Panchase Danda and the dense forests for around 04 hours. Overnight at Bhadaure, the Gurung village known as Gurkhas villages.

Overnight at Local Lodge [B/L/D]


Day 7: Trek to Naudanda and drive back to Pokhara

Trek Time: 4 hours approx.
Altitude: 1,700 m/ 11,290 ft

After your morning scenic breakfast outdoors, start the walk through the ridges exploring the surrounding villages for around 3 hours to arrive at Naudanda. After lunch drive back to Pokhara which takes approximately 2 hours.

Overnight at Hotel [B/L/D]


Day 8: In Pokhara

Visit the Davis Fall, a lovely waterfall that marks the point where a stream from Phewa lake vanishes underground through a natural tunnel. Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, across the Davis Fall, is one of the longest caves in Nepal. Visit Pokhara’s traditional old bazaar.

Enjoy boating at the Phewa Taal, the second largest lake in Nepal. The lake is stream fed but a dam regulates the water reserve, therefore, it is classified as semi-natural freshwater lake. Visit Barahi Temple – the island temple situated in a small island in the Phewa lake surrounded by marvelous views.

Evening can be spent relaxing at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]


Day 9: Fly to Kathmandu

Flight Duration (Domestic Flight): 25 minutes approx.

Early morning drive to Pokhara airport and fly back to Kathmandu.
Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel [B/-/-]


Day 10: Final Departure

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

—-End of Program—-






Destination Nepal
Trip Duration 10 Days
Arrival In Kathmandu
Departure From Kathmandu
Meals BB in Kathmandu & Pokhara/Full Board during trek (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Best Season September – April
Activity Trek
Grade Easy
Includes •    All necessary arrival/ departure transfers
•    Meet assistance at the airport
•    3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in a twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis
•    3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Pokhara in a twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis
•    3 nights / 4 days’ tea house/ lodge based trek in Annapurna Region on full board basis with necessary supporting staffs (1 porter and 1 Sherpa/Sirdar)
•    Pokhara- Khare Khola & Naudada- Pokhara transfers as per the above itinerary by private vehicle
•    Annapurna Conservation fees and TIMS’s card
Excludes •    Nepalese Visa fee
•    Airfares extra as mentioned above. [Will be quoted separately]
•    Refreshments, tips, bottled drinks and bar bills
•    Insurance and rescue of any form
•    Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control
•    Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost
•    Gratuities to trek staff, trek leader, city guide and driver.
•    Excess baggage charges
•    Personal insurance policy – suggested a comprehensive travel insurance covering tour and flight cancellations, loss of valuables, thefts, illness, accidents and hospitalization
•    Meals and services not mentioned in cost inclusion