Christmas - New Year Tour in Nepal
Nepal has always been a popular destination for tourist. Outdoor adventure activities like climbing, trekking, rafting, safari and much other have attracted all tourists from round the world. As a lot of people want to go for a holiday in the Christmas and New Year time, we, looking at the interest of the people have built the Christmas and New Year Holiday Package. Our itinerary takes you to Chitwan National Park, one of the famous National Park for safari trip during the Christmas and Pokhara for New Year with a beautiful and scenic trekking in between. For the last ten years, New Year events have been organized in Pokhara as "a happening destination for New Year celebration". Restaurant Bar association of Nepal (REBAN), Pokhara chapter organizes the festival with the slogan of "Eat in street, dance in the street and enjoy in the street. Apart from the food stalls of popular restaurants in Pokhara, the festival also showcases different cultural performances of Gurung, Magar, Kirant, Tibetan, Tharu and other communities as well as folk-dohari songs, live band programs also other attraction of the street festival.
Let's join us our Christmas - New Year package to fulfill your holiday dream of Nepal.
Highlights of Trekking!!
Destination area: Annapurna Region
Activities: Festival Tours
Max. Group Size: 24 People
Min. Group Size: 2 People
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Max. Altitude: 3,210m.
Seasons: Dec - Jan
Fixed departure Itinerary: 14 Days
Day 01 - 21 Dec 2012: Arrival day in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel
Day 02 - 22 Dec 2012: Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu city.6/7 hours. Such as Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple and Bouddhanath stupa.
Day 03 - 23 Dec 2012 : Sightseeing tour in Patan,Bhaktapur city and drive to Nagarkot - 6/7 hours.
Such as Patan City, Bhaktapur City, Nagarkot hill station,
Day 04 - 24 Dec 2012 : Drive to Rafting and Chitwan National Parks.7/8 hours.
Day 05 - 25 Dec 2012 : Full day Jungle activities programs in National Park.
Day 06 - 26 Dec 2012 : Jungle activities and drive to Pokhara. 7/8 hours.
Day 07 - 27 Dec 2012 : Drive to Nayapul and trek to Thikhedungha. 7/8 hours.
Day 08 - 28 Dec 2012 : Trek to Ghorepani. 6/7 hours.
Day 09 - 29 Dec 2012 : Hiking Poonhill and trek to Tadapani.8/9 hours.
Day 10 - 30 Dec 2012 : Trek to Ghandruk.5/6 hours .
Day 11 - 31 Dec 2012 : Trek back to Pokhara.6/7 hours. New Year Eve
Day 12 - 01 Jan 2013 :New Year celebration in Pokhara.
Day 13 - 02 Jan 2013 : Drive back to Kathmandu.7/8 hours.
Day 14 - 03 Jan 2013 : Airport transfer for final departure for your onward flights.
PRICE: All the Prices are in US $ Dollar Per Person.
AVAILABLE: This date is available and open for booking.
GUARANTEED: We have reached minimum numbers and this trip is guaranteed for departure.
LIMITED: There are a very limited number of available places on this departure.
- If the above set departure dates are not suitable for you, you may choose your own departure date. These types of departures are best suited for solo travellers, couples, families, charity and small groups.
- Customized/Tailor-made itinerary are available on request.
Fixed departure itinerary: 14 Days
Day 01 - 21 Dec 2012: Arrival Day in Kathmandu: We start the trip on arrival at Kathmandu with airport pick up service. Since no activities are planned on day one, you can arrive at your own time. A briefing of the trip will be given by the tour/trek guide.
Day 02 - 22 Dec 2012: Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu city.6/7 hours.
After breakfast: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley. The places we visit today are:
Swayambhunath Stupa This is one of the world's most glorious Buddhist 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 77m above the level of the Kathmandu Valley and hence commands an excellent view of the valley.
Kathmandu Durbar Square It is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Interesting things to see here are the 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 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 and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.
Boudhanath stupa The Stupa of Boudhanath lies 8 km east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the biggest in the world, and the centre of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. Evening: Transfer back to the hotel.
Day 03 - 23 Dec 2012: Sightseeing tour in Patan, Bhaktapur city and drive to Nagarkot - 6/7 hours.
Patan City: The ancient city of Patan, lying 5km southeast of Kathmandu is known as the city of fine arts. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments.
Bhaktapur City: This town still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving, pottery and handicrafts.
Nagarkot: Nagarkot is a popular tourist destination of Nepal. It is situated 32km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175m. The panorama of the major mountain peaks of the eastern Nepal Himalaya including Mount Everest can be seen from here. We stay overnight in Nagarkot and enjoy the sunset and sunrise view. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 - 24 Dec 2012: Drive to Rafting and Chitwan National Parks.7/8 hours.
After breakfast: Drive to Rafting starting point (Charaundi) takes about 3 hours. Rafting program will be about 3 hours in Trisuli River. After concluding rafting trip, It is 2/3 hours further drive to reach Sauraha (Chitwan) and transfer to the Resort. Lunch will be served in Rafting ending point.
Evening: Christmas Eve celebration in Sauraha, Slide show about wild life and Dinner program.
Day 05 - 25 Dec 2012: Full day Jungle activities programs in National Park.
Early morning, we exchange greetings of Merry Christmas. After breakfast: our activities start from Canoe trip by a Nature Walk Program or visit to the Elephant breeding centre. After Lunch: Bathing with Elephant in the Rapti River, Elephant back safari. After Dinner: Tharu dancing performance.
Day 06 - 26 Dec 2012: Jungle activities and drive to Pokhara. 7/8 hours.
Early morning: Jungle excursion on an elephant and bird watching Program. After breakfast: Drive to Pokhara takes about 4/5 hours. Transfer to the Hotel.
Pokhara is a resort of remarkable beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificent summit of Machhapurhre rising behind create an ambiance of peace and magic. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, clear lakes and the world famous views of the Himalaya.
Day 07 - 27 Dec 2012: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Thikhedungha. 7/8 hours.
After breakfast, Drive to Nayapul takes about 2 hours. Meet with porters and pack the luggage and start trekking. We walk through lush green Burungdi river valley and beautiful villages. It takes about 3/4 hours gentle walk from Birethati to reach Tikhedunga (1530m) Overnight at Lodge.
Day 08 - 28 Dec 2012: Trek to Ghorepani. 6/7 hours.
At beginning, we have to walk steep up about 2 hours to reach Ulleri (2010m)which can be bit challenging and adventurous. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through the fine forests of oak and rhododendron up to Ghorepani(2860m).Overnight at Lodge.
Day 09 - 29 Dec 2012: Hiking Poonhill and trek to Tadapani.8/9 hours.
We get up early morning and hiking up to Poon Hill(3210m) takes about one hour. From here you can see superb view of sunrise and beautiful panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, fishtail and many more. Then descend to Ghorepani. After breakfast: continue trek to Tadapani (2540m) Overnight at Lodge.
Day 10 - 30 Dec 2012: Trek to Ghandruk.5/6 hours.
This day, we descend steeply through green forests then gentle walk on easy trails up to Ghandruk (1990m).Ghandruk is a beautiful village of Gurung people, ethnic group of Nepal who have their own culture and language. We can find more information of their ancient lifestyle and customs in the museum. From here, one can see stunning views of Hiunchuli, Gangapurna and Fishtail and this village is major tourist destination of Nepal. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 11 - 31 Dec 2012: Trek back to Pokhara.6/7 hours. New Year Eve
Today, we easy walking down to Nayapul takes about 3/4 hours. We walk through some village and beautiful Modi river valley. Then catch our transport at Nayapul then drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel and Celebrate a New Year Eve.
Day 12 - 01 Jan 2013: 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.
Day 13 - 02 Jan 2013: Drive back to Kathmandu.7/8 hours.
After breakfast, transfer back to Kathmandu on tourist coach or private vehicle which takes about 7/8 drive. Transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon is free.
Day 14 - 03 Jan 2013: Airport transfer for final departure.
After breakfast: transfer to the international airport for final departure.
Includes in the Packages:
- Kathmandu international airport transfers by private vehicles.
- Twin sharing accommodation at 3 star hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Tourist Standard hotels in Pokhara.
- Guided sightseeing tour on non a/c private vehicles
- 5 days full board Trekking package with necessary staffs
- Non a/c private vehicle during your sightseeing in Kathmandu-Nagarkot-Chitwan-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara.
- Rafting trip with equipment
- Two night three days full package program in Chitwan National Park
- All permit and entrance fees
- Pokhara-Kathmandu transfer on deluxe tourist bus.
- Culture Dinner Program
- A special gift: through the Company “Gokyo Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd.
Excludes in the packages:-
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
- Optional Excursions: optional excursions such are culture trips, ethno trips, and festival trips, monastery meditation with Lama & monks, nature medicine trips, bird watching, sports, farming trips and other incentive trips as per the client’s interest.
- Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
- Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control.
- Personal equipment, nature or any donation.
- All types of drinks and deserts
- Meals: Lunch and dinner during your staying in Kathmandu
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
- International Airfare and airport tax
- Any extra cost arose due to political disturbance, natural calamities, delay arrival etc.
Karin and Bernard Lippert
10425 S Kolmar Ave. Oak Lawn, IL France
The Christmas - New Year trip to Nepal with you in 2009 is unforgettable.
For these 14 days, the organization was perfect; we appreciated the good team, we were comfortable and having relaxed in each campsite and we felt secure with your team such as on adventure Rafting as well as in Jungle Safari. Congratulations for your professionalism, for the quality of your management and a lot of thanks for your kindness and your patience. He is also extremely intelligent and trustworthy, is easy-going, and speaks several languages.
We would be very happy to trek with him again, any time, anywhere !
Trip Cost in details : -
Fixed Departure on : Tour departure date: 12/21/2012 to 01/03/2013
Group Join Basis Tour : Hiking !!
3 - 4 Person
Above 6 Person
|Price in USD||
USD: 1085 / P. P
USD: 1050 / P. P
USD: 999 / P.P
Extra Cost : Air fare kathmandu - Pokhara - kathmandu: USD: 160 both way each person basis (Heavy discounted). And Everest mountain flight USD 160 Each person