Nepal Tour With New Year and Christmas Festival

Duration: 10 Days(5)of 5 reviews

Overview

  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 3,210 m | 10,531 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Mountain Flight - Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani - Tadapani - Ghandruk - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Best Season March to May, and September to November

Highlights

  • An amazing 10-day Nepal Tour with Himalayas Trekking.
  • Visit world heritage sites tour in Kathmandu including the local guide.
  • 5-day 4 nights moderate trek into the Annapurna Himalayas with sunrise views.
  • Christmas celebration at the Lakeside of Pokhara.
  • New Year's Eve celebration in Kathmandu is surrounded by local Nepalese people mixing Nepalese traditions with the western festival.

Nepal is one of the most joyful places to visit for the Christmas and the New Year holidays.  In Nepal, the festival has great significance and is celebrated with great joy. Festivals represent glorious tradition and culture. Besides our busy schedule, the festival is the only time, that helps to rejoice in our happy moments and emotions with our loved ones. It plays an important role to add structure to our social lives and connect us with our families and backgrounds. Throughout the year of an exhausting routine of life, a festival is the best time to get some diversion from the busy schedule and gives the moment to cherish the important moments of life.

All the festival has their own significance and history. They reflect the culture and tradition of the people where the festival is celebrated. The main purpose of celebrating a festival is to pass the legends, knowledge, and traditions on to the next generation and so on.  There are many types of cultural festivals such as National, Religious and Seasonal.  They all serve the purpose of bringing happiness to our lives and strengthening our sense of community.

Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition offers varieties of extensive meals and programs for you to make your holiday a wonderful celebration in the chill-out December winter with memorable tours and programs that fascinate you and your family or whom you came with. Tourist hubs like Thamel and the lakeside of Pokhara host live music, social events, concerts, Gala dinner, and street festivals. Be in the most surreal place with luxury to spoil you and you can have the most beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas on the new day of the year.

As Christmas and New Year is the greatest and most famous festival in the western part of the world and Christianity. In Nepal Himalayan scenery treks and expedition offers you the whole discovery of Nepal. Here, you can explore the beautiful Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Himalaya range with the beautiful sunset and stunning sunrise views, culture, and heritage sites. Hiking to beautiful ethnic people villages Ghorepani, Poonhill and Tadapani, Ghandruk as well as pilgrims' sites would be an awesome memory to take home this festive season. Many more wild animals and of course religion and ethnic groups are the bonus materials you get here during your tour.

During the New Year and Christmas, colorful short venture trips lie around every corner, and exciting glimpses of the high mountains and vast horizons will be exposed to you as you reach the highest points of your trek. Poon Hill (3210m) offers the climax of this trek as the sun touches the snow-capped summits of the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a link of other peaks.

First, imagine the celebration done during such an auspicious occasion of New Year and Christmas in the lap of the Himalayas, enjoy a warm and cozy vacation with your friends, family, and beloved ones. It ensures a great deal of festivity while you spend your holiday. We are very inclined to provide qualitative memory during this festive season. Book the Christmas New Year Holidays Package in Nepal for the mind-boggling memory of your excursion. Taking in a new culture and surveying the Himalayas could be a marvelous experience venture.

Itinerary

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As per your flight plan, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to stretch out a warm welcome to you in our wonderful nation for the lovely outing. As you fly towards the International Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport, you can see the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks spread in distance. Once you land, a representative from the Himalayan Scenery Treks expedition will escort you to your hotel. The day is complete leisure. You can either choose to rest in your hotel room and remove jet lag or take a short walk around the ancient valley of Kathmandu.

Full day conducted a tour of Kathmandu valley takes on a visit to Pashupatinath Temple in the morning which is one of the hallowed Hindu temples. Then, you will be transferred to the center of Kathmandu to explore the ancient city of Kathmandu with full of art and craft including Kathmandu Durbar Square, the ‘Hanuman Dhoka’ and Kumari temple. Here you will see the traditional art and craft as well as 12th – 17th-century Durbar Square built by Malla King. Drive 4 km west of Thamel to one of the ancient stupa Syambhunath, known as the monkey temple as you will see the large number of monkeys nearby the Stupa. This place is widespread between Buddhists and Hindus similarly. On top of that, you can have the entire Kathmandu valley view from the hilltop. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Early morning take an hour Everest mountain flight. You’ll soar over the Eastern Himalayas, getting a vista of the world’s tallest most legendary mountain chain, including Everest. You can enjoy world difficult and renowned summit without the struggle to make it to the top.

After the scenic flight, you will back to the hotel for breakfast and complete rest. In the evening representatives of Himalayan scenery takes you to celebrate Christmas in Thamel with street food and entertainment stalls with live music and recreation Christmas programs. Here, you will have unforgettable memories for further days. Late-night back to the hotel and overnight. 

Early morning after breakfast you have the short drive to an international airport then take a scenic flight to Pokhara. During flights, you will have beautiful views of the Himalayas, stunning scenery, and a fine-looking valley. After 25 minutes of the flight, you will reach Pokhara. Then we will have a beautiful drive to Nayapul for about 1.5 hours. After arrival, the fishtailed summit of Machhapuchhre gave us continual company. Then ascend the trek to Tikhedhunga.

You start your first trek by enjoying the beautiful aerial views of the majestic Himalayan peaks, waterfalls, and the enchanting terraced along Bhurungdi Khola. After 4 hours of trek, you will reach Tikhedhunga where you stay overnight. Rest and overnight in the teahouse.

After breakfast early in the morning at your teahouse, the trek begins with a steep stone stairway 3,767 steps to be exact up to the ridgeline, eventually leading you through cultivated fields. Once you've completed this path then we continue our trial along with a scenic area of blooming rhododendron blossoms and old oak forests.

Without rest head ahead until you reach Nangethanti, which is your stop for lunch. Afterward, we continue the climb until you get to Ghorepani, a village surrounded by spectacular scenery that's popular with trekkers. Overnights stay in Ghorepani. 

Early morning wake-up call and begin your pre-dawn climb to Poon Hill (10,500 ft) in just about an hour. This is a spiritual place that provides majestic scenery, especially when the rising sun casts a golden light on the nearby snow-covered peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and Singa Chuli, to name a few. Grab a masala tea from the coffee shack and enjoy the sublime views with your fellow trekkers.

You'll then return downhill to Ghorepani for a hearty breakfast before continuing a full day of trekking towards the small village of Tadapani. This trail works itself uphill and downhill through a range of landscapes and microclimates, so keep your camera (and warm layers) close.

On the 7th day, we continue to hike to Ghandruk through the Baisi Kharka (Buffalo pasture). Ghandruk is one of the biggest villages of the Gurung people. There is the Gurung Culture Museum. We can go and see the way of life of the Gurung people. From this village, we can still see views of snow peaks. Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1939m, 6-7 hours walking) and then overnight stay at Ghandruk.

If it is a clear morning we may see Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (fishtail), and Annapurna III very close. We have our breakfast with views. On this day, we walk to Kimche from Ghandruk. It takes slowly 1 hours trek. From Kimche, we 3 hours drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at your hotel in Pokhara. Check-in to the hotel. Rest. Evening enjoys lakeside street food stalls, LIVE Music, and New Year's Eve program enthusiastically. Back to hotel and overnight.

Early in the morning after breakfast, we will have a short drive to the domestic airport and then fly back to Kathmandu. Within 25 minutes of the flight, you will reach Kathmandu. Representatives of Himalayan scenery will escort you to the hotel.

Today is your rest day and also you can have some shopping. In the Evening New Year celebration and farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with a cultural show. Maybe you will return back to the hotel late at night. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Meeting you has been such a wonderful experience, and we do hope our relationship will keep going long. We hope that you enjoyed our festival tour and hope to see you on another journey soon. We will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements so that you can explore other parts of Nepal. The representative from Himalayans Scenery Treks and Expedition will drop you to International Airport for your final departure. Hope, we will be able to travel together if you are to arrive in Nepal for the second time.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • All the Airport Transfers.
    • Four nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the above itinerary on a twin sharing basis.
    • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
    • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on a twin-sharing basis.
    • Your standard meals during the Trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast.
    • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, TIMS permit.
    • Two nights’ accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast on a twin-sharing basis.
    • An experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide and porter.
    • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
    • An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Sleeping bag, down jackets, trekking map if necessary.
    • All government taxes.

    Excluded

    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
    • The US $ 20 Local Government Tax
    • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster, or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concerns. All the alternations or changes to the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Hotel and Accommodation:

    We provide you with a 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Tour and Poonhill Trek, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow, and a blanket. We put every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in the local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked in all places). 

    In Kathmandu besides the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan to luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages:

    All the food and Beverages included on the package of Annapurna Base Camp via Poonhill Trek are provided by the company itself. The food is provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for the lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying bottled water and boiled water as well.

    Transportation:

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick-up and sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. We likewise provide the flight to and from Pokhara Airstrip for the trip.

    Luggage and Backpack:

    The main luggage of your will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your things, we highly recommend you, carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen, and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave the redundant things. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. The weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek:

    We provide you with a well-trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg from each trekker). We provide one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide an additional guide for your trip.

    Personnel Expenses:

    Personnel Expenses are largely influenced by your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Annapurna Base Camp via Poonhill Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy souvenirs for the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips, and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to the staff. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation:

    Nepal is a country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for thrill and adventure seekers all around the globe. Even though Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover and thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection, and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing on your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive in Kathmandu. To learn more about Travel Insurance for the Trip to Nepal, please do visit the Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide. 

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    • Best price
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    • Customizable trips as per your needs
    • Departure for every booking
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    • Specialized care and considerations
    • Easy cancellation conditions

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us with your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 10 to 20 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay the rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer, or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellations of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearrange the schedule.

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