Christmas New Year
Christmas and New Year Trek Tour in Nepal is one of the popular festivals in the Christian community of Nepal. 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 on Christmas and New Year periods.
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. In the first part, you can experience Kathmandu valley reserves the traditional cultural heritages timing back from the 13th to 14th centuries. 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 to have the best weather. In very clear weather, the reflection image of the Annapurna range including the mount Fishtail on Phewa Lake is interesting.
Boating on Phewa Lake to reach an island where Barahi temple has 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.
From Ghorepani and Pun hill station you will have an excellent view of Annapurna Mountain range adds more beauty on trek.
Why people choose Christmas New Year Trek Tour in Nepal?
Magical festival Christmas & New year is one of the most popular festivals in the Christian community. The Christmas and New Year Tour Trek is an easy soft adventure hiking tour in Himalaya. With the great scenery of Annapurna Mountains with great landscapes and mixed cultural and other Natural heritages starting from 800 m low elevation to 3200 meters with relatively short distances at a more relaxed pace with comfortable accommodation run by local inhabitants. The best Christmas and new year trips are designed for all age travelers to explore the most highlights of Nepal in the wintertime.
Top Christmas New Year Trek Tour highlights
Top World heritage sites in Kathmandu city. Majestic flights to Pokhara exploring Annapurna massif. The mixed cultures with their tradition. Best view of Annapurna I (8091m), II (7937m), III (7855m), IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7819m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Himchuli (6441m), Dhaulagiri 1 (8163m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m). Moreover, Nilgiri (6940m), Thapa Peak (6015m), Tukche Peak (6920m), Machhapuchhre (6993)m, Mardi Himal (5588m). Singu Chuli (6500m), Tharpu Chuli (5663m). Gangapurna (7483m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and as well as Celebration of Christmas and New in Nepalese Himalayas. etc.
Nepal Christmas New Year Trek Tour grade
Majestic Christmas new year tour is easy but best for all age travelers looking for an excursion in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Annapurna about 3210 meters. An easy grade trip, thus, you do not need any previous experience. However, if you can walk about 5 hours daily, you can complete it. However, it would be better to do daily a little bit of walking exercise is useful before you depart from your country.
Our program has been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Christmas New Year Trek Tour covers
Kathmandu city, world heritage sites, Pokhara city, Poon hill sunrise, and sunset tour, Tadapani – Ghaundrung – Dhampus.
Best Holiday Christmas New Year Trek Tour outline itinerary
01 Day : Arrival in Kathmandu
02 Day : Kathmandu city World Heritage Tour – UNESCO heritage sites, 6 hrs.
03 Day : Fly to Pokhara, Drive to Nayapul & trek to Thikhedungha (1,530 m / 5,003 ft). 4 hours.
04 Day : Trek to Ghorepani village (2870 m / 9,385 ft), 6 Hours
05 Day : Get Sunrise from Poonhill. Trek to Ghandruk village (1990 m / 6,507 ft), 8 hours
06 Day : Hike to Deurali hill station (2500m/8,175 ft), 6 hours
07 Day : Descend to Pokhara Phewa lake side, 6 hours. New Year Eve Celebration!
08 Day : New Year celebration in Pokhara
09 Day : Overland drive to Kathmandu city
10 Day : Depart Kathmandu
Holiday Christmas new year tour Trek Tour detail itinerary
Our Christmas New Year Trek Tour itinerary is specially drafted within a more relaxed manner for your trip to discover Nepal highlights. However, if you would like to explore it little quicker or extend more days connecting with side trips or combine with more activities, just email us for tailor-made itinerary.
24 Dec 2020: 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 with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs. However a Christmas celebration in the evening.
25 Dec 2020: Kathmandu city World Heritage Tour – Listed by UNESCO, 6 hrs
At morning, our professional tour guide Ammar Guni, myself or anyone of our Tourist guide will pick up you at the 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 that you relax with an easy excursion with our professional tourist guide. Our professional tourist guide will deliver you the information which will uncover a totally different perspective of Kathmandu.
Swayambhunath Stupa: This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist pilgrimage sites/stupa 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 35m above the level of the Kathmandu city as the Kathmandu is located at an altitude of 1350 meter and hence commands an excellent view of the valley.
Kathmandu Durbar Square : It is the historic seat of royalty. Recognized as a Hanuman Dhoka 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 Kastamandapa Temple, Taleju Temple, Temple of Kalbhairav, Nine storied old Palace and the Temple of Kumari (Living Goddess).
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, 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 river. 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 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.
26 Dec 2020: Drive or fly to Pokhara (900 m / 2,943 feet). 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. 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 2020: 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. We conduct our journey to Tikhedhunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.). It is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterward, we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
28 Dec 2020: Upper Ghorepani trek (2870 m / 9,385 feet). 5 hours
At the beginning, we have to walk steep up about 2 hours to reach Ulleri (2010m), stone steeps along the trail is a bit challenging and adventurous. The trail continues to ascend more gently, through the fine forests of oak and rhododendron up to Ghorepani. Overnight at Lodge.
29 Dec 2020: Get Sunrise from Poonhill. Trek to Ghandruk village (1990 m / 6,507 ft), 7 hours
We get up early morning around 5 am and begin our journey to get poon hill station which is located at an altitude of 3210m and takes about one hour. As you are in Poon hill, you can enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.). Furthermore, you can see Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snow-capped mountains in the morning.
After breakfast, continuous to Ghandruk village hiking. Your magical travel goes through the Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Ghandruk is a beautiful village of Gurung people, an ethnic group of Nepal who has their own culture and language. We can find more information about their ancient lifestyle and customs in the museum. In addition, you can see the best stunning views of Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Fishtail and this village is a major tourist destination of Nepal.
30 Dec 2020: Trek to Deurali hill station (2500m/8,175 feet), 6 hours
After sightseeing around Ghandruk, we descend steeply through green visitation and stone steps, crossing Modi river, 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. Overnight at Lodge.
31 Dec 2020: Trek back to Pokhara Fewa lakeside, 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. Catch our private transport to return to Pokhara Fewa lakeside. Overnight at Hotel and Celebrate a New Year Eve.
01 January 2021: New Year celebration in Pokhara
Free for New Year celebration program. Street festival events 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 the hotel to stay overnight.
02 January 2021: 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 vehicles (have in mind private vehicles will apply if you are a minimum 10 guests). 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.
03 January 2021: Final departure day
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?
The best Christmas New Year Trek Tour trip cost will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding buses 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. 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.
Nepal Christmas New Year Trek Tour cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- 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 Area permits and TIMS permits for Trek tour
- Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Travel and medicle Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- Gokyo Treks & Expedition Printed T-Shirt as a gift from our company.
Holiday Christmas New Year Trek Tour cost exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- 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).
- 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 starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your booking flight details, we will come to pick you up at (TIA) Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience to do Christmas & new year tour trek?
Answer: Christmas New Year Trek Tour is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk around 3 or 4 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Christmas New Year Trek Tour?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trek route. the rooms along the routes are clean with a comfortable 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 Christmas New Year Trek Tour?
Answer: Annapurna trek lodge, 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: How do I get drinking water on Christmas New Year Trek Tour?
Answer: The best Christmas New Year Trek Tour 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 with 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 my Christmas New Year Trek Tour, there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters!
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Christmas New Year Trek Tour?
Answer: In this trek route, you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trek?
Answer: No! So, for the trek 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 rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Christmas New Year Trek Tour?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry 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 the 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 christmas & new year tour and ghorepani trek same ? What about poonhill trekking
Answer: Yes ! Of course. Ghorepani trekking is also recognized as a Christmas New Year Trek Tour so do not confuse.
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.
Christmas New Year Trek Tour Note:
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition out of our control. This is a Guideline 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 quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.