Christmas New Year Trek Tour


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Christmas New Year Trek Tour

Christmas New Year Trek Tour Summary

    1. Christmas – New Year Trek Duration: 10 Days
    2. Difficulty Level: Easy Grade
    3. High Altitude: 3,210m/10,497 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 hours
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 15 People
    6. Best Month to Hike: December – January
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus


The Christmas and New Year Trek Tour in Nepal is designed for families, couples, friends, and individuals seeking a holiday experience in Nepal during the festive season. This tour offers a blend of cultural and natural exploration, beginning with the traditional cultural heritages of the Kathmandu Valley, some dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Seven of these monuments are listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites.

Pokhara, another popular destination in Nepal, offers limitless beauty. Weather permitting, the reflection of the Annapurna range, including the holy Mount Fishtail, on Phewa Lake is mesmerizing. Boating to the island on Phewa Lake, where the Barahi temple is located, is an unforgettable experience. Additionally, a short trek in the Annapurna region from Pokhara offers stunning sunset and sunrise views over the Himalayas.

During the festive Christmas and New Year holidays, explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley and immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Nepal. Upon reaching Poon Hill, you’ll witness an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the Annapurna Mountain Range, including Mount Fishtail and Dhaulagiri, offering a breathtaking spectacle.

This vista showcases prominent peaks such as Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, IV, Varaha Shikhar, Himchuli, Tukche Peak, Dhaulagiri I, Dhaulagiri II, Nilgiri, Thapa Peak, Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal, Singu Chuli, Tharpu Chuli, Gangapurna, and Lamjung Himal.


Christmas New Year Trek Tour detail itinerary

Our Christmas and New Year Trek Tour itinerary is tailored for avid travelers seeking to experience the wonders of Annapurna swiftly, whether during the festive Christmas and New Year period or at any other time of the year.

24 Dec 2024: Arrival day in Kathmandu Valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu, accommodation with breakfast plan. Our representative will brief you about the Christmas and new year tour programs. However Christmas celebration in the evening.

25 Dec 2024: Kathmandu city World Heritage Tour – Listed by UNESCO, 6 hours

At morning, our local professional tour guide Ammar Raj Guni, myself or one of our local Tourist guide will pick up you at a hotel and escort to the city. We will guide you through the Kathmandu world heritage sites listed in UNESCO heritage sites in 1979. It is an easy day tour that you relax with an easy excursion with our professional city tourist guide . The tourist guide will deliver you the information which will uncover a totally different perspective of Kathmandu.

Swayambhunath Stupa:

It is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist pilgrimage sites / and is said to be 2,000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire’s base are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Swayambhunath is situated in a hillock about 36m above the level of Kathmandu city as Kathmandu is located at an altitude of 1350 meters and hence offers a Brilliant view of Kathmandu valley.

Kathmandu Durbar Square :

It is the historic seat of royalty. Recognized as a Hanuman Dhoka (Recognized as a Monkey God) Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. The most interesting things to see here are the Kasta Mandapa (Temple made by a single tree) Temple, Taleju Temple, Temple of Kalbhairav, Nine storied old Palace, and the Temple of Kumari (Living Goddess).

Pashupatinath Temple:

Pashupatinath is Hindu’s most holy God, the temple of Lord Shiva, with two-tiered golden roofs and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple from the viewpoint across the Bagmati Khola. And the activities were performed (burning dead bodies) on the temple premises on the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. As your visit here, you can see how HINDU’S CREMATE.

Boudhanath stupa:

The tallest and biggest stupa of Nepal and one of the tallest stupas in the world. Boudhanath Stupa 6 km east of Kathmandu city, an ancient colossal Stupa is one of the centers of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. In the evening, we return back to the hotel.

26 Dec 2024: Drive or fly to Pokhara airport (900m/2,943 feet). 4 hours

Better to take a flight if you are going to Pokhara during the Monsoon Season. It takes only 25 minutes by flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (Have in mind that the airfare is an extra USD 112 Per person). In the afternoon you will be with your trekking Guide to Observe the Natural Beautiful town of Pokhara. However, if you are driving to Pokhara by Tourist bus/car, It takes around 7 hours however you will have beautiful landscapes on the way.

27 Dec 2024: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Trek to Thikhedungha (1,530m/5,019 feet). 4 hours

We begin our overland drive to Nayapul, a gateway to Annapurna base camp at an altitude of 1,050 meters above the sea. Our overland drive takes about 90 minutes to get to Nayapool Bazaar. Reaching Nayapool, conduct our journey to Birethanti (1,065m) and further to Tikhedhunga (1,577m) is an easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterward, we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.

28 Dec 2024: Ghorepani village hikes (2,875m/9,432 feet), 6 Hours ! Evening at Sunset view

We conduct our journey walking through several tiny cottages and Gurung village and settlements. For the first part to get to Ulleri is a little tough as we need to walk over the stone steps all the way but then the trail is much easier however you will see a good view of Fish Tail Mountain commonly known as Machephuchhere (6,997 m.), mount Hiunchuli (6,441 m.) and as well as Annapurna south (7,219 m). Now, our trail is quite easier passing through Rhododendrons and shadowy trees and ascending gently up to the upper Ghorepani village. In the evening before dusk, we will have a sunset Himalayas only if you hike roughly about 200 meters up. Overnight at Guesthouse.

29 Dec 2024: Poon Hill Sunrise Tour!. Trek to Ghandruk passing Tadapani hill, 8 hours

Today, in the early morning, Hike together to get Poon Hill (3,220m/10,562 feet.) station for Sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m.), Tukuche Peak (6,920m.), Nilgiri (6,940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7,847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m.), Annapurna South (7,219m.), Annapurna III (7,855m.), Machhapuchhare (6,993m.), Annapurna IV (7,525m.), Annapurna II (7,937m.), Lamjung Himal (6,931m.) and numerous other snow-capped mountains in a row.

After Sunrise, we take a hot breakfast and continue our trek further to Ghandruk village passing Tadapani hill. Tadapani Hill is a gateway to exploring the Khopra Ridge trek or to ABC Trekking. During the journey, go under the Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.

30 Dec 2024: Deurali hill station hiking (2,500m/8,202 feet), 6 hours

After sightseeing around Ghandruk, we descend steeply through green visitation and stone steps, crossing modi river then gentle walk up to Landruk village than continue our journey to get Deurali hill station. The best place to explore the tallest Himalayas and beautiful Pokhara city including Mardi Himal.

31 Dec 2024: Dhampus Phedi hike. Drive out to Pokhara Phewa lakeside, 6 hours. New Year’s Eve Celebration

Today, we easily walk down to Dhampus Phedi which takes about 3 or 4 hours. We walk through tiny beautiful Gurung villages to get to Baglung Highway. Then catch our private transport to return to Pokhara Fewa lakeside. Overnight at Hotel and Celebrate a New Year’s Eve.

01 January 2025: New Year celebration in Pokhara

Free for New Year celebration program. Street festival events will be organized in Lakeside Pokhara so everybody can enjoy the festival.
However, in the afternoon, we go boating on an island to visit the Tal Barahi temple. Drive further to visit Devi’s Fall, Gupteswor Mahadev cave, and the Tibetan refugee camp and return hotel to stay overnight at a hotel.

02 January 2024: Drive to Kathmandu city

Morning we’ll drive back by cozy Tourist Bus through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast and lunch. or drive back with private vehicles (have in mind that we serve private vehicles only if you are a minimum of 10 guests traveling together basis). It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, the guide will arrange a private transfer to your hotel in Thamel. Our trip end, wish you a wonderful journey.

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How much does Christmas New Year Trek Tour Package Price?

This Christmas New Year Trek Tour spans 10 days, starting at a price of 595 per person on a double occupancy basis, with the potential to reach up to 998. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency has released the updated Christmas New Year tour package price for 2024 and 2025, tailored according to group size you are traveling with. Additionally, taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the local bus reduces the trip expenses.

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. Likewise, a clean room with an attached toilet/bathroom on possible places en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Festival Christmas New Year Trek Tour Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights double bedroom accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 3 nights double bedroom accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • 10 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 8 Lunch and 8 Dinner [main course] during the trek.
  • 4 Nights Guest house basis accommodation with a sharing toilet/bathroom while hikes in Annapurna Region.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
  • Fully escorted trek with English-speaking license holder local guide and every 2 guests 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation entrance permits and TIMS permits for Trek in Annapurna.
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool and return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
  • UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu city tour guide and a transfer as plan.
  • Pokhara city guide and transportation while on tours as above written plan.
  • Agency’s Duffel bag (50 liters capacity) and trekking poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after Dinner on a trek.
  • Foods, accommodation, salary, and Insurance for Nepali trekking staff.
  • Agency’s Certificate of Appreciation after the successful Christmas trekking
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift as an agency’s name printed T-SHIRT.

Christmas New Year Trek Tour Cost Exclude :

  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara – Kathmandu is not included in the given plan.
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara City Heritage sites entrance fees.
  • 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.
  • Personal trek equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, water, and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

We can organize a private Christmas New Year Trek Tour in Nepal’s Annapurna region starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Do I need the experience to do Christmas New Year Trek Tour?

Answer: Actually this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours a day, with a lightweight day pack. For this trekking, if you have a little experience would be better.

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

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us with your flight details then you should do a request then our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

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

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

Question: Is Christmas New Year Trekking route Safe for a Solo Girl Trekkers?

Answer: Yes, The Christmas New Year trekking route is considered safe for solo female trekkers, but caution and situational awareness are essential, as with any trek. Our team comprises trustworthy and amiable guides who respects tourist. We have extensive experience organizing treks for solo female travelers ensuring their safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

However, Solo trekkers often encounter challenges in securing private rooms along the Gokyo Chola Pass to Everest Base Camp route, so we recommend joining our smaller groups for easier accommodation arrangements. Additionally, solo travel can be more expensive due to higher transportation, private room, and administrative costs.

Question: What kind of accommodation and food can I expect?

Answer: We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. Rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress 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.

All the guesthouses along with Annapurna trekking have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)

Dinner and breakfast are 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: What opportunities will I have a shower?

Answer: Along this Christmas New Year Trek Tour, you will find shower facilities at most teahouses and lodges. However, availability may become limited at higher altitudes, and showers often come with an additional fee.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Christmas New Year Trek Tour?

Answer: While hotels along the trail offer mineral water for sale, we strongly advise against purchasing plastic bottles due to the lack of proper disposal options. Instead, opt for boiled water or use Aqua tablets to purify the readily available normal water found along the hiking trail.

Question: Can I charge my Mobile phone or digital camera en route?

Answer: Its a lodge base trekking tours so you will have plenty of changing points in the guest house. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters!

Question: Are there any communication facilities on express Annapurna trekking?

Answer: Along the Christmas and New Year Trek Tour route in Nepal, lodges offer telephone and Wi-Fi internet services. For reliable 4G internet access, consider purchasing a local SIM card.

Question: Can I use credit cards on this trek?

Answer: No ! you can’t use a credit card for additional expenses along the trekking route, therefore it’s advisable to carry enough cash rupees along with you. It’s a good way to pay your personal extra expenses.

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 Christmas Treks in Nepal?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 24 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 for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles?

Answer: Walking poles are beneficial for your Poon Hill Christmas trek, especially for stability and balance on uneven terrain and steep ascents or descents. They can also help reduce the strain on your knees and legs, particularly during long trekking days. If you are comfortable using walking poles and find them helpful, it’s a good idea to bring them along for your trek.

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

Answer: The amount of additional money you’ll need per day along this Christmas Trek can vary depending on your spending habits and preferences. On average, budgeting around $10 to $15 per day for extra expenses such as snacks, drinks, hot showers, wifi and charging electronic devices should be sufficient. However, it’s always a good idea to carry some extra cash in case of emergencies or unexpected expenses.

Important notes for visitors

When planning your Christmas New Year Trek Tour in Nepal, there are several important considerations to keep in mind. Firstly, book your accommodations and trekking permits well in advance, as this is a popular time for trekking in Nepal and availability may be limited.

Secondly, be prepared for cold weather, especially at higher altitudes, and ensure you have appropriate clothing and gear. Additionally, pay attention to your health and acclimatize properly to the altitude to avoid altitude sickness.

Lastly, respect local customs and traditions, especially during the festive season, and follow the guidance of your trekking guide for a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

“What makes Christmas New Year Trek Tour special?”

Christmas and New Year Trekking in Nepal is exceptionally special due to the unique blend of festive spirit and breathtaking mountain landscapes.

In addition, Christmas and New year season trek in Nepal combines the magic of the holiday season with the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas, making it a truly special and memorable adventure.

At Gokyo Treks and Expedition, we prioritize delivering quality services with a focus on safety, success, and client satisfaction. Our team consists of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who possess unparalleled knowledge of the destinations we explore.

Christmas and New Year Trek Review

Best Christmas New Year Trek Tour with Nepali Friends!

January 5, 2022

Dear Ammar,

I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to express our utmost satisfaction with the Christmas and New Year Trekking holiday organized by Gokyo Treks Agency. Every aspect, from the guide arrangements to hotel accommodations, was exceptionally well-coordinated. We couldn’t be happier with the experience.

I highly recommend Gokyo Treks Agency to anyone planning a trekking adventure in Nepal. Their attention to detail and seamless planning made our journey remarkable.

Thank you once again, and we’re eagerly looking forward to future trips with your agency.

Best regards, Tobias Biessel

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Tobias Biessel, Dusseldorf, Germany

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Tobias Biessel,

Thank you for your kind words and wonderful feedback! We’re thrilled to hear about your fantastic Christmas and New Year Trekking experience with Gokyo Treks Agency. Your satisfaction means the world to us.

We take immense pride in meticulously organizing every detail of your trekking holiday, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable journey. It’s heartening to know that our efforts contributed to making your adventure remarkable.

Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we’re delighted that you’re considering future trips with our agency. We’re here to make each journey as memorable as the last.

Looking forward to more incredible adventures together!

Warm regards, Ammar

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