Royal Trek - 9 Days

Named after prince Charles of Britain and his 90 guests hiked route
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  • 1 PAX US$499
  • 2 PAX US$411
  • 3 PAX US$396
  • 4 PAX US$384
  • 5-10 PAX US$377
  • 11-20 PAX US$363
Price Per Person US$ 363 All included Services

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  • Opportunity to experience the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and rural lifestyle of Nepal.
  • Pass through lush green landscapes, beautiful rice fields, and dense rhododendron forests.
  • Interact with the friendly locals, primarily from the Gurung and Magar communities, and learn about their customs, traditions, and daily life.
  • Scenic beauty of the surrounding mountains, including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna South.
  • Discover the flora and fauna of the Himalayas in their natural form.
  • Opportunity to discover the livelihood, culture, taste of local people induce in their diet and value life in its simplest form.
  • Camp in luxury in the serene surroundings of the Annapurna region.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Prince Charles and the royal families of Nepal.

Royal Trek Overview:

Royal Trek

The Royal Trek is a picturesque and relatively easy trek located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It gained its name after Prince Charles of the United Kingdom embarked on this route with his entourage in the 1980s. This trek provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and rural lifestyle of Nepal.

Starting from the picturesque city of Pokhara, the Royal Trek takes you through a landscape that seems straight out of a postcard. You’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of majestic mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The beauty of these peaks will leave you in awe at every turn.

As you make your way through terraced fields and peaceful forests, you’ll encounter charming traditional villages. The friendly locals, mostly from the Gurung and Magar communities, will warmly welcome you into their homes and share their rich culture. Staying in cozy tea houses or homestays, you’ll experience their genuine hospitality and taste delicious local cuisine.

Unlike other popular treks, the Royal Trek offers a more serene and off-the-beaten-path experience. The trails are less crowded, allowing you to enjoy the tranquility of nature. The peacefulness of the surroundings, accompanied by the melodious sounds of birds and the rustling of leaves, creates a sense of calmness that rejuvenates your soul.

The trek itself is relatively easy, making it accessible to trekkers of various fitness levels. The well-defined paths with moderate elevation gain ensure a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Along the way, you’ll be guided by experienced trekking guides who will share their knowledge of the region and ensure your safety throughout the trek.

One of the highlights of the Royal Trek is the opportunity to witness the stunning beauty of rhododendron forests. These vibrant forests, blooming with colorful flowers, add an enchanting touch to the trek. The sight of these blossoms against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks is truly mesmerizing.

The duration of the Royal Trek is usually around 7 to 9 days, making it a perfect option for those with limited time or less trekking experience. It allows you to embark on a memorable adventure without needing extensive preparation. The shorter duration also means you can soak in the beauty of the mountains and immerse yourself in the local culture without feeling rushed.

In summary, the Royal Trek is an ideal choice for those seeking a blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and tranquility. It’s a trek that offers a memorable journey through stunning landscapes, warm interactions with locals, and a chance to reconnect with nature. Whether you’re a novice trekker or an experienced adventurer, the Royal Trek promises an experience that will leave a lasting impression on your heart.


The Royal Trek, named after Prince Charles’ visit in the 1980s, offers trekkers a unique cultural experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal. As trekkers traverse through picturesque villages and terraced fields, they have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the traditional lifestyle of the local Gurung and Magar communities. These ethnic groups are known for their warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage, which is evident in their architecture, festivals, and daily customs. Trekkers may encounter colorful prayer flags, intricately carved wooden houses, and stone-paved pathways, reflecting the cultural traditions of the region.

Trekkers can engage with villages along the way to learn about their handicrafts, farming methods, and religious views. The Gurung and Magar people live in intimate harmony with the natural world and have a strong bond with the land and mountains. It’s possible for guests to take part in traditional dances, sample regional cuisine, and even stay in homestays, where they may get a personal look at genuine Nepali hospitality. The Royal Trek is a fascinating and rewarding experience for trekkers since it gives breathtaking vistas of the mountains together with a glimpse into the rich cultural fabric of rural Nepal.


Trekkers can discover a wide variety of wildlife on the Royal Trek, which is located in Nepal’s Annapurna region. Trekkers come across a variety of locally unique flora and fauna as the trail meanders past verdant forests, terraced fields, and peaceful towns. Dense subtropical forests brimming with ferns, orchids, and rhododendrons can be found at the trek’s lower elevations. Numerous bird species, deer, and langur monkeys are among the diverse array of animals that calls these forests home.

Trekkers may come across grazing animals like Himalayan thars and yaks as they go farther into the mountains, passing through alpine meadows and harsh terrain. A wide variety of birds can be seen in the immaculate surroundings of the Royal Trek, including colorful species like the Himalayan Monal and other pheasant species. The hike also provides expansive vistas of the neighboring Himalayan peaks, enhancing the region’s natural beauty and biodiversity. All things considered, the Royal Trek offers hikers a chance to fully experience the Annapurna region’s natural splendors and learn about its abundant wildlife along the way.


Seasonal and altitude changes affect the climate along the Royal Trek route in Nepal’s Annapurna region. Trekking is said to be most enjoyable in the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November), when temperatures are usually moderate and consistent. In the lower elevations, these seasons’ daily temperatures range from 10°C to 25°C (50°F to 77°F), making for pleasant trekking conditions. The trek’s picturesque attractiveness is enhanced by the blossoming rhododendron and other wildflowers in the woodlands, and the usually clear skies that provide breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains.

On the other hand, the summer monsoon season (June to August) brings substantial rains to the area, which makes trekking difficult because of leeches and slick pathways. This season’s daytime highs and lows can be anywhere from 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F), depending on the humidity. The views of the mountains are frequently obscured by monsoon clouds, but the scenery is still verdant and lush. Winter, which lasts from December to February, is characterized by lower temperatures, particularly in higher altitudes.

Daytime highs range from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F). While there are less people and nicer skies when walking in the winter, hikers should be ready for colder weather, especially at night when temperatures can drop below freezing. In general, hikers should schedule their Royal Trek experience based on their personal tastes and ability to withstand a range of weather conditions throughout the year.


Trekkers can choose from a number of lodging alternatives along the Royal Trek route in the Annapurna region to suit their interests and budgets, including simple tea shops, lodges, and homestays. Located sporadically throughout the trekking path, these lodgings provide conveniences and a place to recuperate after a strenuous day of hiking. Simple yet cozy rooms with twin beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms are typically offered by tea shops and lodges. The accommodations provide a comfortable haven amidst the breathtaking natural scenery of the Himalayas, despite their modest facilities.

In some of the communities along the Royal Trek route, homestays are also offered, giving hikers a first-hand opportunity to encounter genuine Nepali hospitality and culture. Guests who stay with local families get to know their hosts, take part in daily activities, and discover customs and practices, all of which contribute to an immersive cultural experience. Trekkers can fuel their expedition with robust Nepali foods like dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momos (dumplings), and vegetable curry, which are served at tea houses, lodges, and homestays. In general, the lodging choices along the Royal Trek provide hikers with a cozy and genuine experience amid the breathtaking Annapurna region’s scenery.


Tea houses, lodges, and homestays are sporadically located along the Annapurna region of Nepal’s Royal Trek route, where meals are normally served. Trekkers can have a taste of real Nepali food at these meals, which also provide foreign selections to suit a range of palates. Hearty breakfast fare including eggs, bread, porridge, and pancakes are frequently served with tea or coffee. For a wholesome start to the day’s hiking experience, trekkers can also choose to have Tibetan bread with honey or the typical Nepalese breakfast of dal bhat, which is lentil soup served over rice.

The mainstay dish of lunch and supper menus is typically dal bhat, which gives hikers a healthy and substantial meal. Trekkers can refuel with this hearty supper of rice, lentil soup, veggies, and occasionally meat or fish—a traditional Nepalese dish. Hikers can experience a range of regional delicacies by sampling other Nepali dishes like fried rice or noodles, thukpa (noodle soup), and momos (dumplings) that are frequently served. There are typically vegetarian and vegan alternatives available, and dietary requirements are frequently met upon request. All in all, the meals offered during the Royal Trek offer hikers delicious food amid the breathtaking scenery of the Annapurna region, as well as nourishment and sustenance to fuel their hiking trip.


Throughout the trek, you will be accompanied by experienced guides who are familiar with the route and the local culture. These guides provide valuable assistance, ensuring your safety, and sharing their knowledge of the area. They can offer insights into the local customs, traditions, and natural surroundings, enhancing your overall trekking experience.


The necessary permits include the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits help support the conservation efforts in the region and provide essential information to authorities for trekker safety. You can obtain these permits through registered trekking agencies or at the relevant checkpoint along the trail.

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Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport, then transfer to your hotel.

Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Max. Altitude: 820 m/ 2,854 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 1,380m/ 4,527 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 1,720 m/ 5,43 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 1,540 m/ 5,052 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 1,020 m/ 3,346 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Internal transport and flight within Nepal as per the itinerary
  • All necessary trekking and area permit & fees, (National Park area special permit and TIMs cards).
  • OPTIONAL: Three meals a day during the trek (If of required, we provide meal during the trekking)
  • OPTIONAL: All accommodation during trek (If of required we arrange all accommodation)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • An expert local porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, Equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure


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  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek [ 1 Reviews ]

Memorable Journey

December 25, 2015

Memorable Journey

A chanced encounter upon Touch The Himalaya Treks & Expedition turned out to be a blessing. All arrangements on trekkings from pick-up to drop-off on the very last day inclusive of city tour were well managed without any hiccups. And we were very lucky to have Rajesh as our guide for the trek and not forgetting Hare, our dear porter. Great knowledge and perfect English. Couldn't have asked for more! Thanks Raj for a memorable and wonderful journey in Nepal and we are gonna miss the tea and coffee you served at your office. Convey our thanks to Madan. Hope there will be another time soon.

Date of experience: December 2015


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