A mountainous country and the land of Himalayas, Nepal is one of the ideal destinations to plan your treks.
From trekking trails to the duration of the trek and level of difficulty, there are various options to choose. Depending on your vacation and timing, trekkers can choose the package that best suits them.
The 8 days treks in Nepal is great for both novice and experienced trekkers and perfectly serves the purpose of trekking.
Most of the 8 days treks take you up to an altitude of 4000m where you will get to enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains.
Not only that, but you will also get to witness the diverse culture and lifestyle of the Nepalese people while trekking. During the 8 days trek, you will have to walk around 5 to 6 hours per day and these packages are budget-friendly as well.
Now allow us to give you an overview of some of the 8 days treks in Nepal. However, please note that you can modify all these packages according to your need and preference.
Everest Panorama Trek
This trek offers the splendid view of Mt.Everest including Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and many other snowy peaks.
This Everest Panorama trek suits best to those who are short on time and do not have the energy to go all the way up to the Everest Base Camp yet, wish to see the tallest peak of Mt.Everest with a parade of satellite peaks all around.
During this trek, you will also get the chance to explore the wonderful Sherpa culture and tradition at first hand.
During the 8 days, you can visit the traditional beautiful villages, witness dense rhododendron, pine, and fir forest. And old monasteries while capturing breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
Highlights of the Trek
- Short trip to explore the Everest region
- Stunning views of mountains in the Everest region
- Experience the rich Sherpa Culture and lifestyle
- Less strenuous and best for those who may have high altitude problems.
Day 1: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding, walking distance 4 Hours
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m, walking distance 6 Hours
Day 3: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche 3800m, walking distance 5 Hours
Day 5: Trek to Kyangjuma (3,570m), walking distance 4 – 5 hours
Day 6: Trek to Monjo 2840m
Day 7: Trek to Lukla
Day 8: Fly back to Kathmandu
Annapurna Panorama View Trek
Annapurna Panorama Trek also known as Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a short and an ideal trekking route in the Annapurna region. This trek introduces you to panoramic mountain views of the spectacular mountains. The Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli, Macchapucchre are some of the peaks.
This trek is easily accessible from Pokhara. The highest point of the trek is Poon Hill situated at 3210m above the sea level. Here one can enjoy a glorious sunrise and a 360-degree panoramic view of the spectacular mountains.
During the trek, you will walk through the beautiful settlements of Gurung, Thakali and Magar. Alongside with lush forests of rhododendron, oak, and terraced fields.
In addition, the trail as you follow up and down the staircase, this trek is relatively an easy trek.
Highlights of the Trek
- Scenic hike through the subtropical in Nepal Himalayas
- Breathtaking mountains view of Annapurna Himalayas
- Stunning sunrise view over the grand Himalaya ranges
- Observe the lifestyle of Gurung community
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 m/4428 ft.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing Tour and Preparation day for Trek
Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara 850m /2788 ft, 7 hrs drive by tourist bus
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga(1,530 m/5,040 ft), 4 hrs
Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850 m/9,390 ft), 6 hrs
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill viewpoint 45 m (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) then trek to Ghandruk (1950 m/6398 ft), 6/7 hrs
Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1,050 m/3,445 ft) 4 hrs walk, and 1 hrs drive to Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft)
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu 7/8 hrs by tourist bus
Khopra Danda Trek
Khopra Danda trek is the new off the beaten trekking route in Annapurna region which is a great option for 8 days treks in Nepal. This trek also has alternative names like Kopra Ridge and Khayer lake trekking.
If you want to avoid the crowd of the Annapurna region, this is the perfect scenic trek. In this trek, you will have a peaceful experience in the less explored trails. Despite the short duration, this trek lets you enjoy the beautiful untouched nature.
Moreover, during this trek, you will cross beautiful Magar, Gurung, Kami, and Brahmin villages. With this, you will get the chance to observe the real Nepali lifestyle ( their culture, art of living and religion).
This trek is suitable both for beginners and experienced. While most parts of the trails are strenuous, some parts are easy. This path will take you through lush pine, oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forest.
Moreover, in this trek, you will hike up to Khayer lake at 4600m. This is the highest point with the most spectacular views of mountain peaks and landscapes.
The best time to take this trek is during Spring and Autumn. However, you can still trek during another season which offers more peace and solitude time with nature. Overall Khopra Danda trek is one of the great short treks in Nepal.
Highlights of the Trek
- Panoramic and close-up view of Annapurna Massifs
- Witness unobstructed sunrise and sunset views from Poon Hill viewpoint.
- Enjoy the newly opened, less crowded trekking within unspoiled nature.
- Experience the lifestyle and culture of Magar and Gurung people.
- Walk through dense jungle, Rhododendron flowers, waterfalls, etc.
- A side trip to Khayar Lake.
- A unique experience of natural hot spring on the bank of Kaligandaki River.
Day 01: Fly to Pokhara from Ktm, Drive to Nayapul, Trek to Tikhedhunga/Ulleri 1488m, 2-3hrs
Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani 2875m, 4-5 hrs
Day 03: Trek to Upper Chistibung3000m, 5-6 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Khopra Danda 3640m, 3-hrs
Day 05: Rest day in Khopra Danda, Day trip to Khayer Lake 4660m, 6-hrs
Day 06: Trek to Tatopani 1250m, 4-5 hrs
Day 07: Drive to Pokhara 815m, 4 hrs
Day 08: Fly or drive to Kathmandu 1400m, 35 minutes/ 6-7 Hrs
Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang valley is a beautiful valley to the north of Kathmandu with just a few hours of drive. The whole valley gives a spectacular view of Mount Langtang Lirung. Moreover, this trek offers a view of dense forests, swift mountain streams, high grasslands, and snow-capped peaks.
Despite being close to Kathmandu, this valley is remote and remains untouched by modernization. Besides the impressive scenic landscape and mountain views, the Langtang Valley trekking is popular for its biodiversity.
This trek is a perfect getaway for those trekkers who seek solitude and peace.
Close to the Tibetan border, this area also lets you experience the Tibetan culture and their lifestyle. During the trek, you will come across Kyanjin Gompa which is an important checkpoint. Here you can see the marvelous art and culture of Buddhist monasteries.
So with its picturesque landscapes, moderate climate, easy trails, and traditional lifestyles. Langtang valley trek is one of the gems of the Himalayan country, Nepal.
Highlights of the trek
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi via mountain terrain
- Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa, old Buddhist shrines
- Climbing Tserko-Ri
- Panoramic view of Mt. Langtang-Ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak
- Experience Tibetan Buddhist Culture
- Walk through the rhododendron forest.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syarubesi (1462m), 7 Hour
Day 02: Trek to Lama Hotel (2510m), 5 Hour
Day 03: Trek to Langtang Village (3307m), 5 Hour
Day 04: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798m), 3-4 Hour
Day 05: Trek to Tserko Ri (4900m)
Day 06: Trek to Lama Hotel, 5 Hour
Day 07: Trek to Syabrubesi, 5 Hour
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu
Gosaikunda Lake trek
The Gosaikunda lake trek lies in the north of Kathmandu valley in the Langtang region. It is at an elevation of 4380m.
This trek takes you through remote Langtang valley to serene high altitude freshwater lakes of Gosaikunda. Not only is this site a popular trekking destination, but it is also considered holy shrine for both Buddhists and Hindus.
Hence many people visit this place for pilgrimage esp in Janai Purnima that takes place in the month of August.
On this week-long trek, you will get the dramatic views of Mt Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan peaks, and Langtang Lirung. Also, you will pass through the alpine forest. It is full of blooming rhododendrons and evergreen forest.
Moreover, you will also be spellbound by the beauty of lakes of Gosaikunda, Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda.
Overall this trek is great for people who have a fascination for culture and mythology as well as a passion for mountains. For longer duration, you can check our 14 days Langtang Gosaikunda trek.
Highlights of the trek
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
- Witness the holy lakes of Gosaikunda (4360m)
- Exotic Himalayan view
- Tamang cultures & lifestyles
- Unique flora & fauna
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1550m, 7-8 hrs
Day 02: Trek to Lama Hotel 2380m, 6 hrs
Day 03: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru 2330m, 5-6 hrs
Day 04: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa 3330m, 4-5 hrs
Day 05: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda 4460m, 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Gosaikunda to Chandanbari 2000m, 5 hrs
Day 07: Chandanbari to Dhunche 1300m, 6 hrs
Day 08: Dhunche to Kathmandu (drive) 1380m, 6 hrs
Things to Consider for 8 Days Treks in Nepal
While trekking in Nepal can be fun and adventurous, it is very important that you prepare well prior to the trek. Here are some tips that can come handy for a safe and comfortable trekking experience.
- Choose a suitable season and pack accordingly
- Trekking requires a very good pair of footwear that you can count on. You should prepare for any kind of terrain that you might come across.
- While trekking, it is very important to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. This will minimize the risk of altitude sickness as you climb higher.
- Maintain your own pace and do not rush.
- Good physical fitness is important. Hence, you should prepare yourself physically and mentally.
- Educate yourself about Acute Mountain sickness (AMS) and take the necessary precautions.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while trekking as it can cause dehydration.
- In the remote area, there are no ATMs, hence carry enough cash to last you for the days that you are in the mountains.
- If you prefer peace and solitude, choose off-season i.e Summer or winter
- Book your flight and hotel in advance if you plan to trek in the peak season.
- Keep extra days in case of any unplanned situation.
Nepal is a perfect trekking destination and it is every trekker’s dream to trek in this beautiful mountainous country.
Here you can find and choose among the easy trekking routes as well as the toughest ones. If you are trekking for the first time, we recommend you try the easy and moderate category.
The list of treks above not only lets you enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of nature. But it also gives you an opportunity to learn about the lifestyle in rural areas.
Overall, these 8 days treks in Nepal are sure to give you a lifetime experience that you will cherish forever. For further question and queries, please feel free to contact us. It is our pleasure to guide and assist you with the best of our knowledge.