Christmas New Year Trek Tour
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Christmas New Year Trek Tour Summary
- Duration of trek: 9 Days
- High Altitude: 3,210m/10,497 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 hours
- Group-Size: 1 – 15 People
- Best Month to Hike: December – January
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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 exploring Nepal’s cultural and natural beauties. In the first part, you can experience Kathmandu Valley reserves the traditional cultural heritages timing back from the 13th to 14th century. Seven of these monuments are listed in the World Cultural Heritage Sites UNESCO.
Pokhara is another popular city in Nepal as a traveler’s destination whose beauty limitless. If you are lucky with the weather, On a very clear whether the reflection image of the Annapurna range including holy mount Fishtail on Phewa Lake is interesting.
Boating on Phewa Lake to reach an island where Barahi temple is 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 Pun/poon hill station you will have an excellent Annapurna Mountain view including Mount Fishtail and Dhaulagiri from right to left at 180 degree angle.
Furthermore during the Christmas and new year holidays in Nepal, you can explore the World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley, mystical flights to Pokhara, and 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 of Christmas and New Year’s holidays or any time throughout the year.24 Dec 2023: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 & 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 to your final destination and our trip end. Wish you a wonderful journey.
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How much does Christmas New Year Trek Tour Package Price?
Christmas time hiking in Nepal package cost USD 620 per person is a standard trek price on double occupancy basis. At 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 as per 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, 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu & 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.
- 3 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.
- 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 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.
- Kathmandu and Pokhara city guide and transportation while on tours as above written plan.
- Agency’s Duffel bag (50 liters capacity) and Sleeping bag – 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.
- Tourist guide / guided trip to Pashupatinath Mandir and Boudhanath stupa for a 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 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].
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
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. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.
Question: Is this trekking Safe for Solo Female Trekkers?
Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for women trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the Christmas and New Year Trek Tour?
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.
Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?
Answer: 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 for a shower along the express Christmas New Year Trek Tour?
Answer: You will have a hot shower in all the places 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. But, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, either buy boiled water or bring Aqua tablets to purify the normal water. And normal water is possible to find almost everywhere on a hiking trail.
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 in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Are 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. 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 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 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 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: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.
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 your Christmas & new year hiking.
Best Christmas New Year Trek Tour in Nepal Notes:
Starting on a Christmas and New Year presents both unique challenges and unforgettable rewards. While the pristine landscapes blanketed in snow and the cozy, festive atmosphere in the mountains are incredibly enchanting. Weather is a biting cold, trekking at higher altitudes in the winter means facing sub-zero temperatures. It’s crucial to have proper winter gear, including insulated clothing, warm sleeping bags, and reliable cold-weather accessories like gloves and hats.
You have less daylight which means the days are shorter for hiking. It’s essential to plan your trekking hours accordingly, starting early in the morning and finishing before nightfall. Carrying headlamps or flashlights is a must.
Snow and ice can make the trails slippery and challenging to navigate. Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots are advisable. Carrying trekking poles can also help with stability on icy terrain.
However, this is a Guide line showing tentative situation. Physical, technical, and natural conditions may change the 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. 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.
We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. First safety and success satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, trained, and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.
Christmas and New Year Trek Review
Best Christmas New Year Trek Tour with Nepali Friends!
we did our Christmas New Year Trek Tour to Annapurna Trek with world heritage sites of Kathmandu. It has a long journey for us, and it’s really worth…. to see a 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 the short time. Together with Gokyo trek and expedition, we prepared our journey and route, no doubt they had a great experience and make our trekking much easier.
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