Nepal Royal Trek from Pokhara is the easiest Himalayan trek for beginners in the Nepal Himalaya. For first time visitors looking for a typical Nepalese hillside trekking experience, this Nepal Royal Trek itinerary is perfect.
Within a short duration of four days you get to experience inspiring views of the Annapurna Range including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak), Gurung culture and one of Pokhara’s natural treasures, the Begnas Lake.
The Royal Trek has been so named because Prince Charles hiked through this same Royal Trekking Nepal trail on his Nepal visit in 1981. This trail was special for him because the native villages of British Gurkha soldiers fell en route.
For 4 days you will be following a trail chosen by a member of the British royalty. Isn’t that awesome?
Nepal Royal Trek from Pokhara Route
A short and scenic drive from Pokhara, the lakeside city, brings you to the trailhead Bijayapur. Walk past terraced fields and Gurung villages dotted with traditional mud cottages. The villages are friendly and greet you warmly.
Apart from the Himalayan mountains, Nepal’s best asset are her people. Generous, kind and friendly, we are sure you will receive a lot of warmth and friendliness from locals you will meet during your short Nepal Royal Trek 4 days.
Great people, great views (of the mountains and Pokhara Valley) and an easy walk sums up this amazing trekking experience. Your Royal Trek from Pokhara ends at the banks of the serene Begnas Lake, the third largest lake in Nepal.
Nepal Royal Trek from Pokhara Difficulty
Nepal Royal Trek from Pokhara is an easy trek ideal for inexperienced trekkers, families travelling with kids and elderly travelers.
If you enjoy good health and can walk for a couple of hours without any difficulty, you can easily complete this trek. You will not face any issues regarding altitude as the highest point you will reach is only 1,730 meters at Kalikasthan.
Be assured you will have a comfortable trek. Overnight stays will be at local tea houses offering you ample opportunity to experience local lifestyle and culture.
Nepal Royal Trek from Pokhara Itinerary
Drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur (800m/2,625ft)
Trek from Bijayapur to Kalikasthan (1,370m/4,496ft)
Duration: Drive 20 minutes (15 km), 4-5 hours (12 km) trek
Trek from Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730m/5,675ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (14 km) Trek
Trek from Syaklung to Chisapani (1,550m/5,084ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (16 km) trek
Trek from Chisapani to Begnas (800m/2,625ft)
Drive to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft)
Duration: 3-4 hours (9 km) trek, 40 minutes (18 km) Drive