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8 Days Treks in Nepal

May 14, 2019 No Responses Mosaic Adventure
8 Days Treks in Nepal

Nepal is a popular trekking destination in the world. It offers a variety of treks with beautiful views and glimpses of the local culture.

You can enjoy both mild and extreme treks in the same country. According to your holiday and travel duration, you can choose a package that best suits your schedule.

If you are someone looking for a week-long trek, then the 8 days trek in Nepal is an ideal option for you.

These treks are neither too short nor too long. They are great for beginners where you will get to experience what it is like to trek in the mountains.

We have an overview of some of the best 8 days treks in Nepal. These treks are flexible and we can adjust the duration according to your need and preference.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Grade: Strenuous

Starting point: Lukla

Max. Elevation: 5364m

The Everest Base Camp lies at an elevation of 5364m. And is one of the most famous trekking routes in the Himalayas and the world. Each year thousands of trekkers trek to Everest base camp.

The 8 days Everest Base Camp trek is perfect for trekkers with limited time. The starting point of the trek is Lukla. To get to Lukla you have to take a scenic 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu. And from Lukla, the trek begins upward to Namche following the Dudh Koshi river.

The trek provides a perfect blend of scenic beauty and the unique tradition of the Sherpa people. Moreover, the amazing views of the Himalayan ranges including the majestic Mt. Everest will make the trek worth it.

The Sagarmatha National Park is one of the highlights of the trek. It is abundantly rich in various flora and fauna. Here you will find some rare species of animals like Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, Ghoral, Snow leopards, Lynx, etc.

There are also about 1000 plus endangered species of birds here. Hence this place is a real treat for avid bird watchers.

Overall, this is a strenuous grade trek and requires you to be physically fit and mentally strong. Besides, there is no need for any trekking experience or techniques.

This short yet fulfilling trek will give you the best views and the amazing experience you will cherish for life.

Highlights of the trek

  • A scenic 30 minutes mountain flight to Lukla.
  • Experience the unique culture, tradition, and hospitality of the Sherpa people.
  • Explore the biggest village of the Khumbu Region, Namche Bazaar.
  • Stunning views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and many others.
  • The Khumbu glacier and the Khumbu icefall.
  • Helicopter ride from Gorak Shep to Lukla.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Phakding, 2860m

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche,3440m

Day 03: Rest Day / Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Namche to Tengboche,3860m

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche,4410m

Day 06: Dingboche to Lobuche,4940

Day 07: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp,5364 m and Trek Back to Gorak Shep, Helicopter Ride Back to Lukla

Day 08: Flight from Lukla,2860m to Kathmandu

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Annapurna Panorama View

Annapurna Panorama View

Grade: Easy

Starting point: Pokhara

Max. Elevation: 3210m

Annapurna Panorama Trek is an easy short trek ideal for family and a group of friends. It is popularly known as Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. It is suitable for a trek all year round.

Some of the highlights of the trek are reaching the famous viewpoint, Poonhill. And, visiting a culturally rich village of Ghandruk.

Poon Hill is one of the best viewpoints in the world from where you will get a close-up view of the Himalayas which is a breathtaking sight for sure.

Once you arrive in Kathmandu, the next day you will fly to Pokhara. And after a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, your actual trek starts. The second day is a little grueling where you have to climb for about 3300 stone stairs.

As you make it to Poon Hill you will get the best panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. Moreover, the sunrise view from here is spectacular when the golden rays hit the glorious white Annapurna Himalayan range, Dhaulagiri range, Manaslu and Mt. Fishtail.

Along the trek, you will pass through the ethnic settlements like Ghandruk through rhododendron forests.

The maximum elevation you will reach in this trek is 3210m with no risk of altitude sickness. Hence a moderate level of fitness is enough to complete the Annapurna Panorama 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 from Poon Hill viewpoint
  • Pass through ethnic settlements like Ghandruk and witness the Gurung lifestyle and tradition.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu,1338 m

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara, 820m

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga, 1540m

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, 2860m

Day 05: Hiking to Poon Hill, 3210m and trek to Tadapani, 2630m

Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk, 1940m

Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Grade: Moderate

Starting Point: Syabrubesi

Max. Elevation: 4965m

Langtang Valley trek is a popular trek with sublime mountain views and impressive scenic landscapes. Langtang valley is a beautiful valley to the north of Kathmandu.

It is also a national park spread over an area of 1710 sq.km. It is also the first Himalayan National Park.

The area is less inhabited and less trodden. Hence this trek is great for those who enjoy a solitary and peaceful trekking experience amidst the beautiful nature.

This trail is spectacular. Sublime mountain views and impressive scenic landscapes with amazing biodiversity add to the beauty of the trail. It is a home for more than 1000 plants, birds of 150 species and numerous mammals.

With picturesque landscapes, moderate climate and easy trails Langtang Valley trek is a must.

This trek offers stunning views of mountains above 7000m. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Langtang II, are some mountain ranges. Also, other snow-capped ranges like Tserko Ri, Kyanjin Ri, Gangchenpo, Laure Binayak pass, are breathtaking.

Moreover, you will get to see beautiful rice terraces and a number of splendid monasteries along the trail. And pass through rhododendron, bamboo and pine forests.

Overall this is a great trek with immense natural beauty where there is less crowd compared to the Everest and Annapurna region.

Highlights of the trek

  • Majestic view of Langtang Lirung (7246 meters)
  • Kyanjin Ri with breathtaking panoramic Himalayan views
  • Trail adorned with diverse flora and fauna
  • Langtang and Kyanjin village

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1450m).

Day 02: Syabru Bensi trek to Lama Hotel (2480m).

Day 03: Lama Hotel trek to Langtang (3540m).

Day 04: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3900m).

Day 05: Day hike up to Tsergo Ri(4985m) and back to Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 06: Trek back to Rimche.

Day 07: Trek to Syabrubesi.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Grade: Moderate

Starting point: Dhunche

Max. Elevation: 4380m

The Gosaikunda lies at Rasuwa district northwest of Helambu. It is at an altitude of 4380m above sea level.

This trek combines the curvy views of the Himalayas along with various inspiring ethnic encounters. Gosaikunda is a divine place. There are 108 lakes in this area, small to medium in size.

These lake melts and sips down to form the Trishuli river and remain frozen for six months in winter from October to June. As per Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda is the abode of the gods Shiva and Gauri.

Langtang Gosaikunda trek offers exploration of the remote and hidden valleys of Langtang. The people living in the highlands of the Langtang region are of Tibetan origin. They introduce themselves as Tamang or Gurung.

While trekking through Gosaikunda, you will witness the friendly Sherpa village of Kyanjin Gompa. Here you will experience the unique spiritual lifestyle of Buddhists monks.

You will also get the chance of visiting the traditional cheese factory where they make the products by hand. This trek passes through the alpine forest. It is full of blooming rhododendrons, evergreen forest, and barren mountains.

Overall, the Gosaikunda trek is full of natural beauty. The trek entails great cultural diversity along with religious importance. And it attracts many national as well as international tourists every year.

Highlights of the trek

  • A Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche
  • Visit Gosaikunda Lakes (4380m)
  • Exotic Himalayan view
  • Tamang cultures & lifestyles
  • Unique flora & fauna

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, then transfers to the hotel.

Day 02: Trek preparation.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche at 1960m

Day 04: Trek from Dhunche to Chandanwari at 3330m

Day 05: Trek from Chandanwari to Gosainkunda at 4380m

Day 06: Trek from Gosainkund to Dhunche at 1960m

Day 07: Drive back from Dhunche to Kathmandu.

Day 08: Departure for home.

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trek

Grade: Moderate

Starting point: Pokhara

Max. elevation: 4450m

Mardi Himal trek is a newly opened trekking trail in the beautiful Annapurna region. This trek offers unspoiled beauty and takes place in the least visited area.

The trek is short and moderate and doesn’t require previous experience. The Mardi Himal lies towards the east of the Modi Khola across the valley from Hiunchuli.

During the trek, you will pass through rhododendron forests, unspoiled terrain and climb as high as 4100m within few days of walk.

The region is also known for its rich biodiversity and wildlife. It includes Danphe, Himalayan Tahr, Mask deer, spotted deer, barking deer, etc.

Moreover, the trek offers magnificent views of majestic mountains in the central Himalayas such as Mt. Annapurna, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal and many more.

The trek starts from Kande, one hour away from Pokhara. The trail crosses rivers, green valleys, terraced farms, and hospitable villages. From the base camp, you will take a different trail to return. Your trek ends at Sidlaghatta.

Overall this is an easily accessible trek where you get to explore the diverse culture and at the same time enjoy the thrill of remote wilderness.

Highlights of the trek

  • Fresh, newly promoted routes- enjoy and learn the local cultures as well as the lifestyles of the villagers.
  • Enjoy the authentic taste of the natural surroundings, flora and fauna, birds and orchids.
  • Narrow and stone sealed trail, waterfalls, dense rhododendron forest
  • High Mountain Landscape
  • Superb views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara

Day 02: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana

Day 03: Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2554m)

Day 04: Forest Camp to High Camp (3980m)

Day 05: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4350m)

Day 06: Trek to Siding Village

Day 07: Trek to Sidlaghatta and drive to Pokhara

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu

Best Time for 8-Days Treks in Nepal

Best Time for 8-Days Treks in Nepal

The best time to take the 8 days trek is from September to November and March to May. These months are also the peak season for trekking in Nepal.

It is the ideal time to take the trek during these months because of stable weather conditions and moderate temperature.

The temperature is usually between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius on most days. The days will be clear, dry and warm.

These seasons are also great to explore the natural flora and fauna. Unlike summer, there are fewer chances of roadblocks, flight delays, landslides, and avalanches.

All these reasons make Spring and Autumn the best time to take the 8 days treks in Nepal.

Some Useful Tips for 8 Days Trek in Nepal

  • Choose a favorable season and pack accordingly.
  • During the peak season, the accommodations and flights fill up fast. So, advance booking is necessary.
  • While trekking it is important to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
  • Walk slow and maintain your own pace.
  • In case of any problem, reach out for help from the guide or team leader immediately.
  • Have enough local cash to last you for the 8 days trek. Besides Kathmandu and Pokhara, there are no ATM’s in the remote trails.
  • Try the local Nepali dishes. Like Momo, Dal-Bhat-Tarkari, mushroom soup, Nepali bread.
  • Keep extra days in case of any unplanned situation.

Conclusion

The 8 days treks in Nepal are the perfect package to start off with your trekking in the Himalayas.

These treks allow you to have just the right time to enjoy nature. And, at the same time witness the lifestyle and diverse culture of the locals.

Anyone with average physical fitness can take these treks as all of them are easy to moderate treks.

For further question or queries, please feel free to contact us. It is our pleasure to guide and assist you with the best of our knowledge.

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