Christmas New Year Trek Tour in Nepal itinerary is designed to focus on families, couples, friends, groups or individuals who want to spend their holiday in Nepal on Christmas and new year. The Christmas and New Year Trek Tour in Nepal Himalayas is one of the popular festivals in the Christian community of Nepal.
As the tour itinerary is perfect, you will get an awesome experience to explore Nepal’s cultural and natural beauties. At on the first part, you can experience Kathmandu valley reserves the traditional cultural heritages timing back from 13th to 14th century. Seven of these monuments are listed in the World Cultural Heritage sites list by UNESCO.
Pokhara is another most popular city in Nepal as a traveler’s destination whose beauty lies limitless. If you are lucky with the weather, On a very clear whether the reflection image of Annapurna range including holy mount Fishtail on Phewa Lake is interesting.
Boating on Phewa Lake to reach an island where Barahi temple located in the middle of the Lake is an unforgettable experience of your lifetime. Likewise, a short trek in Annapurna out of Pokhara is another interesting part to get sunset and sunrise over the Himalayas.
Reaching in pun/poon hill station you will have an excellent Annapurna Mountain view including Mount fishtail and Dhaulagiri from right to left within 180 deg angle.
Furthermore within the Christmas and new year holiday in Nepal, you can explore the World Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley, mystical flights to Pokhara, mixed cultures. As you hikes, you can see Annapurna South (7,819 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,855 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m). In addition, you can see an amazing view of Himchuli (6,441 m), Dhaulagiri 1 (8,163 m), Dhaulagiri II (7,751 m), Nilgiri (6,940 m), Thapa Peak (6,015 m), Tukche Peak (6,920 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mardi Himal (5,588 m). Singu Chuli (6,500 m), Tharpu Chuli (5,663 m). Gangapurna (7,483 m), Lamjung Himal (6,931 m)… etc along the trek route.
Christmas New Year Trek Tour detail itinerary
Our Christmas and New Year Trek Tour itinerary is designed for globetrotters who wish to hike in Annapurna quickly during the time in Christmas and new year holiday or any time throughout the year.24 Dec 2020: Arrival day in Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu, accommodation with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you an information about christmas new year tour programs. However Christmas celebration at evening.
At morning, our local professional tour guide Ammar Raj Guni, myself or one of our local Tourist guide will pick up you at hotel and escort to the city. We will guide you through the Kathmandu world heritage sites listing 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 the Kathmandu city as the Kathmandu is located at an altitude of 1350 meter 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. 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 performed (burning dead bodies) in the temple premises from 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 stupa in the world. Boudhanath Stupa lies about 6 km east of Kathmandu city. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the centers of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. In the evening, we return back to the hotel.
Better to take 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 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.
We begin our overland drive to Nayapul. Nayapool is a gateway to ABC trek and mark as a new bridge, located at an altitude in 1,050 meters above sea. Our overland drive takes about 90 minutes to get Nayapool bazaar. Reaching Nayapool, conduct our journey to Birethanti (1,065m) and further to Tikhedhunga (1,577 m). It is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
We conducts our journey walking through several tiny cottages and Gurung village and settlements. For the first part to get Ulleri is 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 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 Rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the upper Ghorepani village. In the evening before dusk, we will have a sunset view of Himalayas only if you hike roughly about 200 meters up. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Today, at 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 hot breakfast & continue our trek further to Ghandruk village passing Tadapani hill. Tadapani hill is a gateway to explore 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.
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. A best place to explore tallest Himalayas and beautiful pokhara city including Mardi Himal.
Today, we easy walking down to Dhampus Phedi which takes about 3 or 4 hours. We walk through tiny beautiful Gurung villages to get Baglung Highway. Then catch our private transport to return to Pokhara Fewa lake side. Overnight at Hotel and Celebrate a New Year Eve.
Free for New Year celebration program. Street festival event will be organized in Lakeside Pokhara so everybody can enjoy the festival.
However, in the afternoon, we go for boating an island to visit Tal Barahi temple. Drive further to visit Devi’s fall, Gupteswor Mahadev cave, and Tibetan refugee camp and return hotel to stay overnight at hotel.
Morning we’ll drive back by cozy Tourist Bus through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & 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 transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at the hotel.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does Christmas New Year Trek Tour cost?
This trek is available now on USD 680 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lakeside and of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. 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-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Festival Christmas New Year Trek Tour Cost Include:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 3 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu.
- 3 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation within BB Plan in Pokhara.
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner each day during the trek.
- Guest house basis accommodation while on trekking days in Annapurna Region.
- Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation entrance permits and TIMS permits for Trek in Annapurna.
- Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
- Kathmandu and Pokhara city guide and transportation while on tours as above written plan
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Christmas New Year Trek Tour Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara – Kathmandu is not included in the given plan.
- Tourist guide / guided trip to Pashupatinath Mandir and Boudhanath stupa for half day tour and entrance fees
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot shower during the trek.
- Personal trek equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize a private Christmas New Year Trek Tour in Nepal’s Annapurna region starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do a request then our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Christmas New Year Trek Tour?
Answer: Actually for 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 about the little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Christmas and New Year Trek Tour?
Answer: We provide you 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 to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: All the guesthouses along in Annapurna trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The 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 for a shower along express Christmas New Year Trek Tour?
Answer: You will have a hot shower all the places within free of cost.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Christmas New Year Trek Tour?
Answer: Most of all places you can find hotels to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on express Annapurna trekking?
Answer: On Christmas and New Year Trek Tour Nepal holiday route you can get telephone services as well as wifi internet services at lodges.
Question: Can I use credit cards on this trek?
Answer: Not yet ! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments 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 20% 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 New Year Trek Tours 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 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 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 a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is poon hill and ghorepani trek same ? What about poonhill express trekking
Answer: Yes ! Of course. Ghorepani trekking is also recognized as a poon hill trekking so do not confuse.
Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Best Christmas New Year Trek Tour in Nepal Notes:
Above itinerary is subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes Christmas New Year Trek Tour special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.
Best Christmas New Year Trek Tour with Nepali Friends!
Finally…. we did our Christmas New Year Trek Tour to Annapurna Trek with world heritage sites of Kathmandu.
It has long journey for us, and its really worthy…. to see spectacular view all the way to Poonhill. At first we are not sure can we can finish our trek to Poonhill or not because of short time. Together with gokyo trek and expedition, we prepare our journey and route, no doubt they had great experience and make our trekking much easier. Tobias Biessel, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Trip Price : USD 680 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 9 Days
- Max Altitude: 3210m / 10,497 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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