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Annapurna Royal Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Name: Ghorepani Poon hill Trek

Activities: Sightseeing and Trekking

Trip duration: 9 Days

Accommodation:  Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara with BB plan/Tea house/Lodge during trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu/All meals during trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car

Maximum Altitude: 3210 m

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate 

Group size: 1-12 people

Suitable Time: March-May/Sept-December

Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu

Route Map:

Route Map:
  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Check List
  • Altitude Map

Royal trek is the easiest and shortest trekking destination of Annapurna region. This trekking route was first visited by Charles, the Prince of the UK in 1990 with 90 guests. After visited by the Prince of Wales this route is known as the “Royal Trek” which is suitable for all trekkers. To complete this trek we don’t need huge trekking knowledge but it will offer majestic scenic views of the High Himalayas of Nepal. During this trek,the trail passes through different cultural villages of Gurungs, Magars and other ethnic groups.  Royal trek moves through the foothills of Annapurna with the splendid views of Mt. Annapurna range, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Langtang range. This trekking route offers diverse mix of cultures in this region. Another interesting part is their unique and unchanged religious practices, life style, traditions and cultures for thousands of years. 

Royal trek is also known as Annapurna skyline trek and this trekking route is less crowded unlike other trekking routes of Annapurna region.Royal Trekking route is located north side from Pokhara city. During this trek we drive to Pokhara and trek to Kalikasthan and pass Syaklung, Chisapani and back to Pokhara city. Next day drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,400 m).

Day 02: Fly or drive 211 km from Kathmandu to Pokhara (835 m).~ 25 minutes flight/6-7 hours drive

Day 03: Drive to Bijayapur Khola and trek to Kalikasthan (1,370 m).~ 1 hour drive and 3-4 hours walk

Day 04: Trek from Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730 m).~ 5-6 hours 

Day 05: Trek from Syaklung to Chisapani (1,550 m).~ 5-6 hours 

Day 06: Trek from Chisapani to Pokhara (835 m).~ 3-4 hours walk and 1 hour drive

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,400 m).~ 6-7 hours 

Day 08: Farewell friends!!!

More Information


When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is the most concerned part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisines. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food as they have to cater to more trekkers before they run off stock. It is very hard and takes a week or more for caravan and porters to bring the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will be arranged in the same lodge/Tea house.

Drinking Water: 

During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea houses you can get bottled water and mineral water in additional cost. It will be better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.


We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu/ Pokhara with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodges are fairly basic, in some tea houses you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spared with two beds with blankets and little additional furniture.  There will be large dining room where you can get the warmth by Bukhara stove. In the tea houses there will be solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charging camera, mobile phones and other small appliances.

Things to take:

This is very active trip we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get a porter who  will carry 30 kg which means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry 30 kg of your stuff. Porters will carry your necessary stuff in a duffel bag.

Altitude Map & Route Map: 

Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.

Health & Fitness:

These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous type. Passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we should have good health, average physical fitness, passion, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problems such as lungs, heart and other diseases, it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.

Suitable Time to Trek:

For trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in Summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but temperatures could be  harsher for most trekkers.

Trip Dates/Cost:

Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us.

Important Notes:

If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.

Note: We can customize trip as possible as client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you Himalayan region according to the itinerary.


Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1,400 m).
Welcome to Nepal, upon your arrive our airport representative will receive and assist you to hotel. After rest and refreshed you can visit colorful market of Thamel. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 02: Fly or Drive 211 km from Kathmandu to Pokhara (835 m).~ 25 minutes flight/6-7 hours drive
Today we will drive or fly to Pokhara. We drive through the gorge of Trishuli river; which is very famous for white water adventure. When we reach Mungling, we will turn and drive towards west. Next we will pass several villages and green valleys of hilolside and reach to Pokhara. Explore Phew lake at evening and rest overnight. 

Day 03: Drive to Bijayapur Khola and trek to Kalikasthan (1,370 m).~ 1 hour drive and 3-4 hours walk
Today our driver will drop us to Bijayapur Khola then we walk through flat paddy field and cross suspension bridge. After crossing the river trail ascend towards Kalikasthan village. Next, we will explore around and rest overnight.

Day 04: Trek from Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1,730 m).~ 5-6 hours walk
After breakfast we walk through ridge line with the majestic view of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Trail leads us through forest of rhododendron; here we can see different flora and fauna. Next, we reach to Syaklung and explore around rest overnight.

Day 05: Trek from Syaklung to Chisapani (1,550 m).~ 5-6 hours walk
Today we walk through Gurung village, which gives an opportunity to observe their untouched and unique culture, lifestyle and religious belief. Trail takes us through rhododendron and sal forest. Next, our trail descends almost 450 meters and ascends almost 650 meters. This ascend will lead us to Chisapani; which is great view point of “Royal Trek”. From here we can get the splendid view of Mt. Dhulagiri, Mt. Annapurna south and far Langtang range

Day 06: Trek from Chisapani to Pokhara (835 m).~ 3-4 hours walk and 1 hour drive
After breakfast and morning view of Himalayas, Trail descend half way to Rupa Lake and ascend to Sundra Danda. After Sundra Dnda trail descend to Begnash Lake and enjoy 1 hour boating then drive to Pokhara city. Enjoy last night of this trek and rest overnight.

Day 07: Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400 m).~ 6-7 hours drive or 25 minute flight
After breakfast we drive or fly to Kathmandu. We take drive same way back to Kathmandu through the edge of Trishuli. Our driver will drop you to hotel, after getting refreshed Yarsa treks will take you to Nepali restaurant for farewell dinner with cultural show.

Day 08: Farewell friends!!!
Today Yarsa treks will assist you to International airport. Before departure there will be small farewell program.

Cost Include

  • Transportation for Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu by Tourist Coach
  • Accommodation for two nights in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • All trekking permits
  • Transportation form Pokhara to Bijayapur Khola and from Begnash Lake to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Lodge trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodation in tea house/Lodge.
  • Services of English-speaking trekking guide and porter (We will provide one porter for two ople and the maximum weight carried by porter is 25 Kg in total)
  • Accommodation, meals, transportation, equipments, and allowances of guide and porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter.
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary. 
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.

Cost Exclude

  • Any accommodation, meals and other services in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone bills etc.
  • Any airfare and departure airport tax
  • Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
  • Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.

This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags.  These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.

Important Documents:

1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks

Head Wear:

1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
3. Sunglasses
4. Head torch

Upper Body Wear:

1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket

Lower Body Wear:

1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers

Hands Wear:

1. Gloves
2. Light weight fleece gloves

Feet Wear:

1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots

Accessories Equipment:

1. Sleeping bag
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.


1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription

Personal Huygens:

1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash


1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product

Extra Items: 

1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
3. Swimsuit
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.

Altitude Map:

Altitude Map:

We Accept

  • Master Card
  • Discover Network
  • Wire Transfer
  • Visa Card

Associated With

  • Nepal Gov
  • NTB
  • taan
  • NMA
  • KEEP

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