Royal Syaglung Danda Trek


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Royal Syaglung Danda Trek

Royal Syaglung Danda Trek Summary

    1. Royal Trek Duration: 5 Days
    2. Royal Trek Difficulty: Easy Grade
    3. High Altitude: 1,730 meters / 5,676 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 14 People
    6. Best Time to Visit: March, April, May, October, November and December
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/Bus


Royal Syaglung Danda Trek is designed for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on his visit to Nepal in 1980. The hike to Royal route is an ideal and less demanding village trek for those who have traveling in Annapurna for less than a week.

Hiking Royal Syaglung Danda is classed as an easy village excursion by Himalayan standards but there are lots of ups and downs which are normally common for trekking in Nepal Himalayas.

Royal Syaglung Danda lodge basis short trek is mostly off the beaten track routes in Annapurna along ridgelines passing through colorful rhododendron woodland, fertile terraced paddy fields, villages with a great view of the Annapurna massive. Furthermore, you can experience the Gurung and Magar ethnic groups and their tradition.

Trek to Syaglung and Kaliksthan danda will be more interesting in spring as the forest along the trail turns red, pink, and white with rhododendron flowers. The easy trekking trail near Pokhara is a Royal trek, possible to explore at any time throughout the year.

How much does Royal Trek Package Cost/Price?

The cost of a Royal trek package with a Gokyo Treks local Agency in Nepal ranges between US$ 350 to US$ 599. And of course, the royal trip price will vary according to the group size you travel to and the service you choose. However, the given package price includes transportation, a guide, porters, hotels and food accommodation and hiking permits. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.

However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

Royal trek is the standard trip package price for 5 days trek. If you 2 trekkers for Royal trek in Nepal cost US$ 450 for 5 days trek according to the given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for the royal treks.

Price Per Person for 5 days hike in the Royal route.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 599
2 PersonUS$ 450
3 PersonUS$ 450
4 to 6 personUS$ 415
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 390
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 350

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.


Royal Syaglung Danda Trek itinerary details

Hike to Royal Syaglung Danda is a classical trek with 4 days itinerary compared to most walks in Annapurna foothills territory. The particular Royal Trek route is arranged for World travelers who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner, try this itinerary. Likewise, for travelers who wish to do it quickly but are walking with limited time wise then ask us for a tailor-made itinerary.

1 Day Arrival day in Kathmandu valley.

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, we pick you up with a private vehicle and drop you at your hotel. Our representative will brief you about Royal Syaglung Danda Trek information programs.

2 Day Fly to Pokhara. Drive to Bijayapur. Trek to Kalikasthan (1,370m/4,495 feet), 3-4 hours

In the morning, a guide will come to meet you in your hotel. Drive to TIA airport to fly to Pokhara city. Flight offers you an excellent view of the Himalayas including Mt.Langtang, Mt.Ganesh Himal, Mt.Manasalu, Mt.Lamjung, and Mt.Annapurna. Pokhara is a beautiful town, get your way to Annapurna peaks. We drive to Bijaypur Khola and trek ascends to Kalikastan through the terraced cultivated fields of Kandane.

Ascend walking on stone steep eventually reaching a level path under the shade of evergreen trees.

The royal trek is steep but the background vista is incredible, vast stretches of flat farmland cover the river valley. Taking a short rest at the scenic village of Archale, we continue our journey to Kalikastan. As Kalikastan is located on the hilltop, it offers a grand view of Annapurna mountains including Machhapuchhre (fishtail).

3 DayTrek to Syaglung village (1,730m/5,676 feet), 5-6 hours

Trek began through a dense forest on the right. On the way, the path takes an undulating descent to the village of Ozangaun. Then steeply descend to the village of Lipyani, again we start ascending the typical stone steps to Syaglung danda (some people pounce as a Syaklung danda) through an enchanting rhododendron forest. The trail is very peaceful and you can hear the sound of your own footsteps. After a tough climb, we eventually enter the village of Syaglung, a typical Gurung inhabitant. Syaglung danda offers a glimpse of the entire Lumjung Himal.

4 DayTrek to Begnas Lake. Drive out to Pokhara Phewa lakeside, 5-6 hours

We retrace our trek and descend to Lipyani. The path is steep, descending with stone steps through Doban Khola. Cross the wooden bridge and walk uphill through a forest to Lapsi danda. We make a short descent downhill to Begnas lake. We stop for lunch and take a private taxi we drive further to the Fewa lakeside in Pokhara. Stay overnight in a hotel.

5 DayDrive out to Kathmandu city. Final departure.

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, rest or explore the surrounding areas for last minute shopping in thamel. In the evening, drop you at Kathmandu International Airport for your return flight out to your home.

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How much does Royal Syaglung Danda Trek package price?

Historical royal trek package price US$ 450 each person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast. And also clean the guest house with an attached bathroom on possible places en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

The royal trek package price includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer on your arrival with a private car.
  • Single night double bedroom accommodation on tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Single night double bedroom accommodation on tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunch, and 3 Dinner during the Royal trekking tours.
  • Guest house accommodation during the trip in the Annapurna mountains trail.
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu as per the above trip plan.
  • Fully escorted trek with English-speaking license holder trekking guide and every 2 guests 1 Porter basis. Each porter will carry a maximum of 24 kilos of tourist luggage.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for Royal Trekking tours.
  • Pokhara airport to Bijaypur & Return from Begnas lake to Fewa lake side transfer by private taxi.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for royal trekking.
  • Insurance, food and accommodation, and salary of Gokyo trekking staff.
  • Royal Trek map and trek completion certificate – keep them as a souvenir.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check your Oxygen level, Pulse rate to monitor every day to prepare for high altitude risk.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as the Company service charge.

Royal Syaglung Danda Trek Package Excludes:-

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trek.
  • Tourist rental trekking gears .
  • -10 comfort fresh Sleeping bag rental cost per piece US$ 2 per day.
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks, and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • Monuments entrance fees and donation
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly]
  • Other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

The Royal Trek is a camping-style short trek that follows a shrub-like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. The Royal trekking journey begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara and passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets. We can organize a private Royal Syaglung Danda Trek starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details, our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my extra luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is a Royal trekking Safe for the Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely yes. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; the Royal trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo women travelers since its establishment.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the short Royal and Syaglung danda Trek?

Answer: We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy beds with nice mattresses and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Royal Trekking?

Answer: As you trek through the homestay, they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, rice, noodles, potatoes, eggs, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables.

Evening dinner and breakfast provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: How do I get drinking water on the express royal trek in Nepal?.

Answer: On royal travel, you can buy mineral water along the treks. But however, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite or at streams en route.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: As you go via guest house basis trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on the short royal trek?

Answer: Tourists can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Royal Syaglung Danda Trek?.

Answer: No! So, for the outdoor path, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 15% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the royal trekking budget?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles?

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Trekking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Royal Syaglung Danda Trek highlights

  • Royal trek including Syaglung and kaliksthan danda.
  • Excellent view of Annapurna Mountains including Lamjung Himal
  • Walk at cultivated fields, rice terraces, and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Experience the Local ethnic groups like Gurungs and their lifestyles.

Notes for Royal Syaglung Danda Trekkers!

The Royal Syaglung Danda hike information stated above is just a standard template guideline. However, the royal trip is possible to modify at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of schedule during on trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes Royal Syaglung Danda Trek special?

Opportunities for challenging trekking strolls are scattered all over this planet. You need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction are our prime concerns.

We are a team of professional, well-trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Syaglung Danda Royal Trek Review

Royal trek was just awesome

Rated 5 out of 5
April 20, 2022

We did a 6 day trek through Annapurna Royal Syaglung danda absolutely amazing views. Landscape changes frequently from rice fields to snow capped mountains. Our trek was led by Ram who did a fantastic job teaching us about the history of the region and mountains. He knew the area so well and always knew the best tea houses to stop at for food or lodging. I would highly recommend Ram and the Gokyo Trek team to any planning a trek in Nepal. – John Rashkow, San Diego, California, USA.

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John Rashkow, San Diego, California, USA.

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thanks a lot dear John for your time to review your Royal trip in Nepal with Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency. We hope to see you again in Nepal.

The best Royal trek near Pokhara

Rated 5 out of 5
December 23, 2021

Ammar and the agency Gokyo Treks found great, our trip was excellent. The Guide Ram and our two other Porters Mundre and Bude waiba were just friendly. We are very happy and recommends this agency to everybody. – David Johnson, Dresden, Germany

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David Johnson, Dresden, Germany

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you David for your time to review Royal trekking in Nepal with us. Hoping to serve you again for your next camping in the Himalayas.

Royal trek with Gokyo Agency

Rated 5 out of 5
April 16, 2018

One of the best travel agency in Nepal. Booked two times a flight to Pokhara and they always offered better pricing than other providers. Royal trek with his team was just excellent, professional guide and honest porter. Ammar was very friendly answering to our questions, very responsive company in Kathmandu and highly recommends. – Mark Garcia and Ruby Okellele, Lucerne, Switzerland

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Mark Garcia and Ruby Okellele, Lucerne, Switzerland

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Mark for your time to review royal trekking in Nepal. We are hoping to serve you again for your next trip to Nepal. Stay connected.

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