Nepal Tour With New Year and Christmas Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu:
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 Himalayan Scenery Treks expedition will escort you to your hotel. The day is complete leisure. You can either choose rest at your hotel room and remove jet lag or take a short walk around in the ancient valley of Kathmandu.
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
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 the 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 12th – 17th-century Durbar Square built by Malla King. Drive 4 km west of Thamel to one of the ancient stupa Syambhunath, known as monkey temple as you will see the large number monkeys nearby the Stupa. This place is widespread between Buddhist and Hindus similarly. On top of that, you can have entire Kathmandu valley view from the hilltop. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 3: Mountain Flight and Christmas Celebration:
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 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.
Day 4: Fly to Pokhara and Trek to Tikhedhunga:
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 Himalayas, stunning scenery, 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 teahouse.
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani:
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.
Day 6: Trek to Poonhill for Sunrise view and Trek to Tadapani:
Early morning wakeup 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.
Day 7: Trek to Ghandruk:
On the 7th day, we continue to hike to Ghandruk through the Baisi Kharka (Buffalo pasture). Ghandruk is one of the biggest villages of 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.
Day 8: Drive to Pokhara/ New Year Celebration:
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. 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 at lakeside street food stalls, LIVE Music and New Year's Eve program enthusiastically. Back to hotel and overnight.
Day 9: Fly back to Kathmandu:
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will have a short drive to the domestic airport then fly back to Kathmandu. By 25 minutes of 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 Evening New Year celebration and farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural show. Maybe you will return back to the hotel late at night. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Final Departure to Your Onward Destination:
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 for 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.