Nepal 8-Day Trekking Tours & Itineraries

Explore 5 trekking trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Nepal.

Eight days is enough time to enjoy some of Nepal’s most famous hikes. For a truly classic Nepali experience, embark on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, a brisk jaunt that starts from Kathmandu and features some of the best views of the snow-capped Annapurna Massif. For more great Himalayan views there’s the Muldai & Poon Hill Trek, which involves hiking through ancient villages and rhododendron forests up narrow ridges to Muldai Hill, where you can enjoy the sunrise at 9,416 feet (2,870 meters). Last but not least there’s the option to hike up through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park, where you will enjoy unforgettable views of Mt. Everest.

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View of Annapurna I at sunset from Poon Hill
Map of Ghorepani / Poon Hill Trek: Nepal's Classic Trek - 8 Days
Ghorepani / Poon Hill Trek: Nepal's Classic Trek - 8 Days

This short trek gives you access to one of Nepal's classic viewpoints of the Annapurna range. You'll follow ancient trails that connect local communities, pass through blooming rhododendron forests and rice paddies, and enjoy views of snow-covered mountains. At night, sleep in comfortable teahouses located in small villages along the route.

Annapurna South, one of the main views you'll see along this trek
Muldai & Poon Hill Trek - 8 Days

This trek is all about the views. In a short amount of time, you'll ascend two of the best viewpoints in the lower Annapurna region for views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Himal. The route combines the very popular Ghorepani and Poon Hill trail with an off-the-beaten-path experience taking you up to the amazing Muldai viewpoint. As you're going off-the-beaten-path, you'll have one night in a more rustic accommodation in Dobato.

Look down on Namche Bazaar
Map of Namche Bazaar Trek - 8 Days
Namche Bazaar Trek - 8 Days

The 8-day version of this Nepal adventure takes you up to Namche Bazaar, a traditional Sherpa village and unofficial capital of the Khumbu region. Visit Sagarmatha National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—along with alpine forest, Buddhist sites, and, of course, panoramic snow-capped views of the Himalayan peaks.

Trek to the holy lake of Gosainkunda
Dancing with Shamans: Full Moon Trek to Nepal's Sacred Lake - 8 Days

Every August, apprentice shamans and pilgrims trek to Nepal's sacred lakes for a night of prayer and dance under the full moon. Join them on this 8-day, once-in-a-lifetime experience as you hike through breathtaking mountain scenery to reach the shores of Lake Gosainkunda, located deep in the mountains north of Kathmandu.

Camping (optional) on the top of the Pikey Peak
Pikey Peak Trek in the Lower Everest Region - 8 Days

From the top of  Pikey Peak in the lower Everest region, enjoy one of the best views in Nepal. A bold statement, indeed, but Edmund Hillary himself claimed it his favorite view of Everest. This trek will take you through a variety of terrain and through villages where you'll stay overnight in local teahouses. You will also have time to explore the eclectic bustle of Kathmandu and learn about the rich traditions of the Newar people.

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