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The Annapurna Royal Trek - 12 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Min person: 2
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About Trip:

This adventurous tour offers an exciting sampler of Nepal’s finest. It is a combination of trekking, rafting and jungle safari. On the Royal Tour, you will enjoy the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu, unique village scenery, sensational mountain views, whitewater rafting on a Himalayan fedriver and a thrilling wildlife safari with a chance to see rare and exotic animals. If you wish to enjoy Nepal’s best attractions in one tour, this is ideal for you!

The Royal Tour begins in the ancient city of Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour ofWorld Heritage Sites and bazaars. The next day, we’ll make a scenic drive to the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara, with inspiring views of Himalayan peaks. We then began a pleasant trek through lush forests. Our trail passes picturesque villages surrounded by terraced fields with breathtaking mountain panoramas. We visit Begnas Tal, another magnificent lake, before joining the next stage of our tour, an exciting rafting experience through canyons with abundant flora and fauna and terraced fields.

We’ll have an exciting ride down the Trishuli River before relaxing at our overnight camp by the serene riverside. After an unforgettable starry night, we have another day of exciting rafting through the scenic landscape. The final destination of the tour is the World Heritage Site –Natural, of Chitwan National Park. Chitwan is Nepal’s first ever protected area and we’ll be lead through the jungles on a safari with an experienced guide.

The Royal Trek hiking section is a camping tour,and we will have porters to carry supplies, a dining tent, sleeping tent and more for your comfort. The Himalaya Hikes chef will makedelicious meals and the camp will be a warm place to reminisce about of the day’s highlights over food and drink, under the heavenly stars.

If you are looking for a tour full of adventure and scenic rewards, and getting away from it all for awhile, then the Royal Tour is for you!

There are many choices for more trekking and touring in Nepal, and if you would like to extend your travels, just let us know and we will be happy to arrange it all for you according to your preferred schedule!

We have fixed departures and custom tours that can be arranged any day to suit your needs and schedule. Himalaya Hikes looks forward to guiding you on the spending Royal Trek with some of the most beautiful scenery in Nepal!

Trip Highlights

  • Part of enchanting Annapurna landscapes
  • An ideal trek for beginners
  • Beautiful Gurung villages, terraced farmlands and magnificent views of mountains
  • Thrilling white water rafting and Jungle safari

Outline itinerary

Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

Day 2:Fly to Pokhara and trek to Kahon Gaon (1100m/3610ft)

Day 3:Trek Bahun Gaon (1680m/5600ft)

Day 4:Trek to Syaglung (1400m, 4590ft)

Day 5:Trek to Begnas Lake (813 m, 2667ft) and drive to Pokhara

Day 6:Drive to Rafting Put-in Point and begin half day rafting

Day 7:Full day rafting and camp by riverside

Day 8:Drive to Chitwan National Park and start jungle safari

Day 9:Full Day Jungle Safari

Day 10:Drive back to Kathmandu (1345 m, 3845 ft)

Day 11:Leisure Day in Kathmandu

Day 12:Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home

Cost Includes:

    • Fully Organized Camping Trek (FOT) with all meals and drinks (Tea and hot water) included.
    • All ground transfers as per Itinerary.
    • Expert HH trek leader, English speaking local guide, Sherpas and porters.
    • TIMS card and ACAP fees.
    • Restricted area permit fees
    • Domestic airfares
    • 4 nights’ accommodation at 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
    • Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
    • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
    • Foods and Insurance for all staff & porters.
    • Staffs wages, allowances and their salaries.
    • Himalaya Hikes Kit bag and shirt, City map, 4 seasonal sleeping bag and dawn jacket. Sleeping bag and dawn jacket are to be returned after the completion of trip.
    • Service Charges.
    • A comprehensive medical kit.
    • Rescue arrangements.
    • All government and local taxes.
    • International flight re-confirmation.

Cost Excludes:

    • International flight & departure tax.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (early arrival or late arrival, early return from the trek or tours).
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
    • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance.
    • Extra baggage charge

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

Day 2Fly to Pokhara and trek to Kahon Gaon (1100m/3610ft)

Day 3Trek Bahun Gaon (1680m/5600ft)

Day 4Trek to Syaglung (1400m, 4590ft)

Day 5Trek to Begnas Lake (813 m, 2667ft) and drive to Pokhara

Day 6Drive to Rafting Put-in Point and begin half day rafting

Day 7Full day rafting and camp by riverside

Day 8Drive to Chitwan National Park and start jungle safari

Day 9Full Day Jungle Safari

Day 10Drive back to Kathmandu (1345 m, 3845 ft)

Day 11Leisure Day in Kathmandu

Day 12Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home

Equipments List

You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Trek.

  • Hiking boots
  • Socks
  • Trekking trousers and pants
  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproofs
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Thermal gloves
  • Headlamp or head torch with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Daypack 30 Ltr. (approximately 1800 to 2000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Water bottles
  • Deodorants
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, Tooth brush/paste etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group may snore)
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Reading book & note book
  • Walkman
  • Swimming customs (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
  • Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu, when you come back from Trek


The gears in the list below are also provided by Himalaya Hikes as a part of your package but if you prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring your own.

  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • 4 or 5 season sleeping bag rated to - 10 degrees
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag

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