Annapurna Royal Trek

Perfect for beginners.

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Kalikasthan, Patle, Syaglung, Begnas Lake, Bhaktapur

12 days

£989 per person

Trip Info

Overview

The Annapurna Royal Trek is perfect for beginners. An easy trek in the foothills of the Himalayas, one of the shortest on offer in Nepal and less crowded. Combine hill walking and a tour of the main attractions of Nepal. The Royal Trek is so named because The Prince of Wales explored this route in the early 1980’s.

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"Everything was well organised with no problems, the guide looking after us was very good and gave us all the help needed when needed. No complaints here." Robert Panton, UK

Day 1 - Lunch, Dinner

Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel

Meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. In the evening enjoy a complimentary dinner, a chance to taste Nepalese cuisine, or taste one of a range of other dishes if you prefer.

Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu Airport

Day 2 - Breakfast

Kathmandu

Morning: Enjoy a walk with your city guide from the hotel to Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is listed as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. It is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets dating back to the 12th and 18th centuries.

Afternoon: Visit Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine, located on the banks of the Bagmati River and visit Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world. Compare and contrast the different religions, see how they overlap and exist in harmony.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Day 3 - Breakfast

Kathmandu | Pokhara

Morning: Transfer to the airport for your 30 minute flight to Pokhara. Meet our representative at Pokhara airport and transfer to hotel.

Afternoon: Visit Gupteshor Mahadev Caves, Devi’s Falls and the Mountain Museum with your city guide. The rest of the day is free.

Pokhara

Pokhara

Day 4 - Breakfast

Pokhara

Morning: An early start, drive to Sarangkot to view the sunrise over the Himalayas.

Afternoon: Visit the World Peace Stupa with your guide. Start by crossing Phewa Lake by boat then an uphill walk. The rest of the day is free.

World Peace Stupa

World Peace Stupa

Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara | Kalikasthan

Morning & Afternoon: After breakfast drive to Bijaypur Khola (1 hour) to the start of your trek. Walk through the flat paddy fields and cross the river, ascend to Kalikasthan (1370m).

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Kalikasthan

Kalikasthan

Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kalikasthan | Patle

Morning & Afternoon: Your route starts on a level path and descends through forest to Mastan Saurani. Your path ascends, winding up to the village of Sundergaon, then down to Patle (1376m).

Walking time: 5-6 hours

Patle

Patle

Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Patle | Syaglung

Morning & Afternoon: Your route leads through forest, take a brief rest at the school at Ramche, then steeply descend to the village of Lipyani. After a hard climb reach the village of Syaglung (1730m), with breathtaking views.

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Syaglung

Syaglung

Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Syaglung | Pokhara

Morning & Afternoon: Your trail is steep, descending on stone steps, pass a wooden bridge then climb through forest to Lapsi Danda. Make a short descent to the road and follow to Begnas. Drive to your Pokhara hotel (1 hour).

Walking time: 5-6 hours

 

Begnas Lake

Begnas Lake

Day 9 - Breakfast

Pokhara | Kathmandu

Morning: After breakfast transfer to Pokhara airport for your flight to Kathmandu, about 25mins. Transfer to your Kathmandu hotel.

Afternoon: Rest of the day is free.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 10 - Breakfast, Dinner

Kathmandu

Morning: Drive to Bhaktapur, en route visit Changunarayan, a forth century temple. Visiting Bhaktapur is like stepping into a piece of history, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that is literally a living museum where farmers dry their harvest, potters turn their wheels and people go about lives as they have done for hundreds of years.

Afternoon: Visit Swayambhunath with your city guide, situated on the top of a hill west of Kathmandu. The temple is colloquially known as the ‘monkey temple’ because of the large tribe of roving monkeys who live there.

Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath

Day 11 - Breakfast, Dinner

Kathmandu

Morning & Afternoon: The day is free.

Evening: Enjoy a complimentary farewell dinner.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 12 - Breakfast

Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport

Departure day: We provide a complimentary transfer to Kathmandu International Airport where our representative will help you and bid you farewell.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

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Our Prices

Are based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. We offer reasonable quotes for single travellers and can save money for groups of two or more people, we want to tailor your holiday to suit your budget.

  • 2 people: £990 per person
  • 3-4 people: £940 per person
  • 5 to 6 people: £890 per person

Included in your holiday

  • All accommodation
  • Local English speaking guides
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • All transportation including Kathmandu to Pokhara return flights
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 support from our local representatives

Excluded from your holiday

  • International flights – read about our flight advice
  • Travel insurance – read more
  • Personal expenses e.g. gifts, alcohol
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas and Vaccinations
  • Tips – read more
  • Please allow £15 to £25 per day for lunches and dinners not included.

Value for Money

We believe that value for money is important, we want you to travel with us again. When comparing prices, ensure you are comparing like for like as often there may be a cheaper option, but there may be hidden extras, fewer services or the quality may not be as good.

 

  • Day 1
    Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu
  • Day 3
    Kathmandu | Pokhara
  • Day 4
    Pokhara
  • Day 5
    Pokhara | Kalikasthan
  • Day 6
    Kalikasthan | Patle
  • Day 7
    Patle | Syaglung
  • Day 8
    Syaglung | Pokhara
  • Day 9
    Pokhara | Kathmandu
  • Day 10
    Kathmandu
  • Day 11
    Kathmandu
  • Day 12
    Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport

It’s Good to Know

We have assembled a list of all the things about this itinerary that are good to know, those things that you could have gone on holiday, not knowing, but feel better that you did.

Time Zone: GMT +5hr 45min

Language: Nepali

Food Of Nepal

Nepalese Food Culture

Standards of Holiday Accommodation

How To Load Your Pack For Your Himalayan Trekking Adventure

When to Go to Nepal

Our tailor made approach to your holiday offers you complete choice, for a rough guide of  the typical temperature and rainfall see Weather and Climate.

  • We can base your holiday to suit the dates you want to go.
  • We can offer some fixed date departures for customers wanting to join a group.
  • Some holidays must operate on certain dates if they contain time sensitive events like a course or a festival.
  • We can help solve the age-old problem of booking a holiday to get away from the crowds.

The Annapurna Royal Trek

The best time to go is February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December.

Personalise your unique adventure

Tailor-made Holidays

We design trips around the needs, interests, and budgets of single travellers, couples, families, small groups, Scout groups and schools.

So, personalise your unique adventure with these add-ons and don’t hesitate to let our professional Travel Consultants know about any needs or interests that aren’t listed, we love a challenge!

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Yoga Meditation

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Half-a-day add-on. Very popular - Join a class for all abilities.

Spa Massage

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A full body massage, popular after trekking.

Paragliding

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Paraglide around Pokhara with a safe and reliable company and professional instructors.

Bardia National Park

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5-day add-on. Fly West to a wildlife paradise and luxury lodge.

Village Homestay

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2-day add-on. Drive to a rural village stay overnight with local family.

Bhutan Side Trip

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4-day add-on. Fly to Paro in Bhutan and explore the tantalising tourist spots and culture.

Bungy Jump

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Jump at a safe and reliable bungy site in one of the world's most beautiful landscapes.

Extra Day Pokhara

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Add an extra day in Pokhara, popular after trekking to get some added relaxation.