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Christmas New Year Trek Tour

Christmas New Year Trek Tour
Overview

Christmas New Year Trek Tour in Nepal itinerary is designed to focus for families, couples, friends, groups or individuals who want to spend their holiday in Nepal on Christmas and new year. Christmas and New Year Trek Tour in Nepal Himalayas is one of the popular festival in Christian community of Nepal. As the tour itinerary is perfect, you will get an awesome experience to explore Nepal’s cultural and natural beauties including the taste of soft adventure. 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 weather, On a very clear weather the re flexion image of Annapurna range including holy mount Fish tail on Phewa Lake is interesting. Boating on Phewa Lake to reach an island where Barahi temple is located 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 fish tail and Dhaulagiri from right to left within 180 deg angle.
During your Christmas and new year holiday in Nepal, you can explore the World heritage sites of Kathmandu valley, mystical flights to Pokhara, mixed cultures, Annapurna first (8091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,855 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Annapurna South (7,819 m), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m), 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) and as well as Celebration of Christmas and New in Nepalese Himalayas. etc.

Itinerary

Christmas New Year Trek Tour detail itinerary

Our Christmas and New Year Trek Tour itinerary is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike in Annapurna quickly during the time in Christmas and new year holiday or any time through out the year.

24 Dec 2017: 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 further programs. However Christmas celebration at evening.

25 Dec 2017: Kathmandu city World Heritage Tour – Listed by UNESCO, 6 hrs

At morning, our professional tour guide Ammar Guni, myself or one of our Tourist guide will pick up you at hotel and escort to the city. We will guide you through the Kathmandu world heritage sites listed by UNESCO in 1979. It is an easy day tour that you relax with easy excursion with our professional Tourist guide . Our professional tour guide will deliver you the information which will uncover 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 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 roof 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 view point 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. Boudhnath Stupa lies about 6 km east of Kathmandu city. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. At evening, we return back to the hotel.

26 Dec 2017: Drive or fly to Pokhara (900 m / 2,943 ft). 4 hours

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 110 Per person) . Overnight at Hotel. 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.

27 Dec 2017: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) and Thikhedungha (1,530 m / 5,003 ft). 4 hours

After having breakfast at hotel, we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours. Then we conducts our journey to Tikhedhunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.). 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.

28 Dec 2017: Trek to upper Ghorepani village (2875m), 6 Hours ! Evening at Sunset view

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 upper Ghorepani village. At evening before dusk, we will have sun set view of Himalayas only if you hike roughly about 200 meter up. Overnight at Guesthouse.

29 Dec 2017: Poon Hill Sunrise Tour !. Trek to Ghandruk passing Tadapani hill, 8 hours

Today, at early morning, Hike together to get Poon Hill (3,232m.) 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 tour, descend down hill walking to get Ghorepani for hot breatfast. We 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, we trek through Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at Guesthouse.

30 Dec 2017: Trek to Deurali hill station (2500m/8,175 ft), 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. A best place to explore tallest Himalayas and beautiful pokhara city including < Mardi Himal. Overnight at Lodge.

31 Dec 2017: Trek back to Pokhara Fewa lake side, 6 hours. New Year Eve Celebration

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.

01 January 2018: New Year celebration in Pokhara

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

02 January 2018: 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 & lunch. or drive back with private vehicle (have in mind private vehicle will applicable if you are minimum 10 guest). It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

03 January 2018: Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

Cost

How much does Christmas New Year Trek Tour cost?

We offer you Christmas New Year Trek Tour as written above itinerary on USD 680.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra on call. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lake side and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding 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.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation within BB Plan 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 trekking days
  • 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.

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 Boudhnath 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 trekking.
  • Personal trekking 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
Group join

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

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

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


Question: Do I need 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 in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about 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. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with 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 guest houses 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 next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for 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: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able 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 camp site/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 to you bring 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: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

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 works 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 mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And 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 porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (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 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: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a 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.

Note:

The above itineraries are 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 this trip 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 the 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.

Christmas New Year Trek Tour review

Best Christmas New Year Trek Tour with Nepali Friends

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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

    1. Trip Duration: 9 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy Grading
    3. Max Altitude: 3210m / 10,497 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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