8 Days Trek in Nepal

8 Days Trek in Nepal

With wide and diverse options in trek destinations and routes, Nepal is ideal for any duration of treks.

You don’t have to stick to high altitude treks for a long duration in the Himalayas of Nepal. You can get to enjoy a diverse trek depending on your convenience. If you want to enjoy a week-long trek, then 8 days treks in Nepal can be the best option.

These treks offer a chance to enjoy the local culture and the magnificent mountain views while spending a few days on the trekking trails.

Popular Destinations for 8 Day Treks in Nepal

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Difficulty: Easy

Highest Altitude: Poon Hill- 3210m

This Short and easy trek is possible and doable by almost all types of trekkers. With little to no risk of altitude sickness, this trek is the perfect introduction to treks in the magnificent Annapurna region.

You begin your trek through beautiful rhododendron trees and fresh mountain air to reach your trek destination of Ghorepani Poon Hill. Here, you can enjoy fabulous views of the Himalayas.

Highlights

  • Panoramic views of the Himalayas like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, South, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal and many more.
  • A chance to spot some rare mountain flora and fauna. These include wildlife such as brown dipper, White-breasted Kingfisher, butterflies, Barking Deer. Flora can include dense Orchids, Rhododendron, and Magnolia forest.
  • A chance to interact with the locals of different ethnic background including Gurung and Magar.
  • Trek through deep gorges, small mountain streams, and charming villages.
  • Breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the mighty Himalayan peaks.

Langtang Valley Trek

Difficulty: Moderate

Highest Altitude: Tsergo Ri- 4985m

This trek takes you to the beautiful valley of Langtang via Langtang National Park. This park is home to a wide species of plants, animals, and birds. It also provides a tranquil trekking experience.

Along with these, you can enjoy impressive views of the mountains and the surrounding landscape.

Highlights

  • Langtang village: The valley of glaciers
  • Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa, old Buddhist shrines
  • Langtang National Park, home of more than 1000 species of plants, 150 species of birds of 150 species and many different mammals.
  • Peaceful trails
  • Stunning views of Langtang Lirung (7,200m), Ganesh Himal (7,600m) and Langtang-II (7,227m), Tserko Ri (5033m), Kyanjin RI, Ganchhenpo (6388m), and Dorje Lakpa (6990m)
  • Swift mountain streams, rugged rock, and snow-capped peaks
  • Majestic waterfalls

Chepang Hill Trek

Difficulty: Moderate

Highest Altitude: 3575m

Chepang Hill Trek is one of the new trekking trails of Nepal. It takes you through the high hills and dwindling rivers.

As it is still new, it is less crowded and less commercialized than some of the other popular trails of Nepal.

Chepangs are an indigenous group of people of Nepal. On this trek, you trek to the preserved, traditional and isolated settlements of Chepangs.

Highlights:

  • A chance to get a glimpse into the authentic lifestyle and culture of the indigenous people of Nepal.
  • Peaceful, less crowded trails.

Dudh Kunda Trek

Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Highest Elevation: Dudh Kunda- 4571m

Recently discovered, Dudh Kunda trek takes you to the milky lake- Dudh Kunda. Situated on Mt. Numbur’s lap, Solukhumbu district, this is a holy lake. Both Hindus and Buddhists make pilgrimages to this lake to rinse one of all sins.

This trek passes through several traditional villages and is doable for all.

On the way, you also get fabulous views of the Eastern Himalayan Ranges including Mt. Everest.

Highlights

  • Dudh Kunda Lake
  • Green meadows and forests of rhododendrons
  • A chance to spot rare and exotic mountain wildlife. Some of these include Mountain leopard, Thars, Pheasants.
  • Less known and unexplored trekking routes
  • Flight to Phaplu.

Royal Trek

Difficulty: Easy

Highest Elevation: Syaglung- 1425 m

Discovered by Prince Charles and his 90 person entourage, the royal trek is a short and easy trek in Annapurna region.

It takes you to the foothills of the Annapurna ranges. You trek through beautiful terrace farms, lush green hills, and forests. You will also pass through traditional settlements and get fabulous mountain views.

Highlights

  • Explore scenic valley of Pokhara
  • Marvelous views of the Annapurna range, Machapuchhre, and Langtang range.
  • Forests of magnolia and rhododendron.
  • Begnas Lake
  • Less risk of altitude sickness
  • Ideal for beginner and novice trekkers

Mardi Himal Trek

Difficulty: Moderate

Highest Elevation: 5580- Mardi Himal

This off the beaten path is a peaceful trek. With fewer visitors, this trek takes you to the base of Mardi Himal.

On this trek, you get to experience all that the Annapurna region has to offer. You can enjoy this trek with the least hustle and bustle of other trekkers.

This trek offers amazing views of the mountain peaks. It also offers chances to explore interesting villages, natural flora, and fauna.

Highlights

  • A chance to view terraced farms, dazzling rivers, and traditional villages.
  • Excellent views of the surrounding hill and mountain landscape.
  • Panoramic views of the massive mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, and Machapuchare.
  • Pristine forest of lovely rhododendron, juniper, and oak.
  • Spectacular sunrise and sunset views.
  • Mardi Himal Base Camp and the Mardi Himal High Camp
  • You can enjoy peaceful and preserved trails, culture and landscape of the Annapurna region.

When to Do 8 Days treks in Nepal?

Most trekking tours arrange 8 days trek during the peak seasons. These last between September-December and March-May.

These seasons are ideal for treks with more stable weather conditions and moderate temperatures. You will trek in temperatures between 20-30 degrees Celsius on most days. The days will be clear, dry and quite warm.

These seasons are also perfect for exploring the natural flora and fauna. These seasons have fewer chances of roadblocks, flight delays, landslides, and avalanches. Hence, it helps to maintain the duration.

More Information on 8 Days Trek in Nepal

Walking Hours

Most of these 8-day treks start early in the morning and end early around 2-3 in the afternoon. This time includes your many rests, lunch stop, breakfast stop, and others. On average, you will walk around 4-6 hours per day.

Meals, Drinks, and Accommodation

There is no shortage of meals, drinks, and accommodation on most of these 8-day treks in Nepal. You will find plenty of restaurants, cafes, lodges, teahouses, hotels, homestays along the trails.

Most of the tour packages have you stay in 3-star hotels or lodges. You can also opt for homestays for a chance to glimpse into the local lifestyle of the rural people of Nepal.

Most of the teahouses offer local Nepali cuisine, some range of Indian, continental dishes on their menu. The choices for drinks include the popular soft drinks, tea, coffee, flavored drinks. You can buy bottled water throughout the trails.

Trails

Most of the trekking trails are usually dirt paths. Some of them can be foot trails used by local shepherds or cattle herders. These can be rocky, uneven with occasional steep slopes and steps.

Physical Fitness

Anybody who is comfortable walking for 6-7 hours a day for the duration of the trek can do these 8-day treks in Nepal. None of these treks needs prior trekking experience nor the use of climbing equipment.

If you are new to treks, indulge in physical fitness training 6-7 weeks before your actual trek. If possible, take part in a trek specific training. These will help you build confidence for the treks to come.

Transportation to and from the start and end point of the trek

Most of these 8-day treks are accessible by road from the capital city of Nepal. In some treks, you can also take flights.

For most treks, you can take local buses, vans to and from the start and end point of your trek. You can also hire jeeps, vans, and buses depending on your budget and group size.

Solo or Group Treks

Both Solo and group treks are possible for all the above mentioned 8-day treks in Nepal.

If you choose to do solo treks in Nepal, having a professional guide is always recommended. This is especially true for individuals who have never trekked in the region before.

Some Tips for 8 Day Treks in Nepal

  • Not all accommodation facilities on the trails offer hot water or 24 hr electricity. If these are a must for you, ask before staying or booking.
  • During the peak season, the accommodations and flights fill up fast. So, book in advance.
  • Have enough local cash to last you the 8 days of the trek. Most of the ATMs are not reliable. There are few to no money exchange counter or places that accept cards.
  • Many hotels, lodges do have wifi or internet facilities. Some can charge you for this facility. Yet, these are not always reliable and you may find it slow.
  • Try the local Nepali dishes. Some of the trekker’s favorites are Mo: mo, Dal-bhat-tarkari, mushroom soup, Nepali bread.

Clothing, Equipment, and Supplies Required

Only pack the most essential things required for treks in Nepal. The list below is only a guideline, you are free to change it.

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene

  • Tissue / Toilet roll
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Quick drying towel
  • Moisturizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Multipurpose soap/ hand wash
  • Feminine Hygiene products

Clothing (clothes and footwear)

  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Lightweight sandals or sneakers
  • Hiking socks
  • Full and short sleeve trekking shirts
  • Long and half-length trekking trousers (ones with zip-offs are handy)
  • Windproof rainjacket (lightweight- you can use it to shield from the dust)
  • Inner garments (underwear, bra)
  • Sunglasses
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight gloves

General

  • Day pack
  • Duffel or Rucksack Bag
  • Sleeping bag with liner
  • Headlamp
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Trekking poles (great for descents)
  • Water bottles (reusable)
  • Camera
  • Trail Map/ Guide Book
  • Binoculars
  • Water Purification Tablets or steri-pen

Final Say,

8-day treks are available in almost all the popular trekking regions of Nepal. These also include some more remote and newer trails and destinations.

Depending on your needs, you can choose one that is perfect for you. Feel free to customize any of these treks to better suit your needs as well.

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