Discover Christmas and New Year Tour

Trip Duration 13 nights/14 Days
Trip Code NAP-X-MAS 2017/2018
Trip Grade Sightseeing/Hiking/Driving.
Trip Cost USD 1245 per person
Best Time 16 Dec- 02 Jan

Overview

Discover Christmas and New Year Tour itinerary is designed for travellers those who are looking for some inspiration on the occasion of Christmas & New Year Eve holiday to Nepal; we are offering this unique and exciting trip which gives you a real taste of Nepal with much more fun. Let's join us our Christmas and New Year package trip to fulfill your holiday's dream in Nepal.

This special package tour offering the whole discovery of Nepal totally you will spend your holiday at least western and northern part you will visit where you can target few of the mountain site, culture and heritage site, island, forest, pilgrims and many more wild animals and, of course religion and ethnic if you wish to have more time please share your desire with us we will extend your time for other activities include jungle safari to the Chitwan National park on southern Nepal.

All the interested clients are requested to register their trip at the Nepal Adventure Point before the 4 weeks period of the trip date.

Highlights

  • Explore major attractions around Kathmandu valley
  • Ancient temple and shrines of 3 medieval Kingdom
  • Nature and cultural heritages site of Nepal
  • Finest panoramic views point of sunrise and sunset
  • Scenic Himalayan flight to and from Lukla
  • Home land of Sherpa people
  • Experience Sherpa culture and life style of mountain people in the heart of Himalaya
  • Beautiful Buddhist Tyangboche Monasteries

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Sightseeing/Hiking/Driving.
Trip Duration 13 nights/14 Days
Trip code NAP-X-MAS 2017/2018
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Nagarkot (2194m)
Trip Cost USD 1245 per person
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 16 passengers
Accessibillity Historical, cultural and natural activities with hiking adventures
Season 16 Dec- 02 Jan
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel/Resort

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre trip meeting and briefing will held all together with you at hotel about the daily program activities by company representative and your trip Leader/Guide where you can discuss your final questions all together.

After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swoyambunath) Pashupatinath and Bouddnath: In the morning we start our sightseeing by visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square. Durbar Square is the spiritual heart of Kathmandu. The old royal palace at the centre of the city was surrounded by temples and other important buildings. This is the most important point in Kathmandu to observe the culture and religion of Nepal. We also visit the temple of living goddess Kumari. After Durbar Square we will visit Swoyambhunath. The Stupa at Swoyambhunath is the most important and oldest site of Buddhist worship in Nepal.

Swoyambhunath Stupa is famous for the eyes of Buddha which seem to observing the world from all 4 directions. After Swoyambhunath we visit beneath. Beneath is the largest Stupa of Nepal. Around the octagonal base of Stupa there are 108 images of Buddha where prayer ceremonies of Buddhist Lamas are taking place since over 2000 years. Now we proceed to the temple city of Pashupatinath which is Nepal's most important Hindu pilgrim site on the banks of the Bagmati River. The temple of Pashupatinath is dedicated to god Shiva.

After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Bhaktapur which is one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley. It is well known as Living Museum. Old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, Datatriya temple exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. It is very famous for woodcarving and pottery products. We then proceed on tour of Changunarayan - this is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Kathmandu valley that exists in the valley dating back to the 4th century then evening we drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is situated (2194m) above the sea level. This spot provides an excellent view of the sunset and Mt. Everest can be seen on a clear day.

Wake up early to watch the sunrise spectacular down the first rays of the sun firing the peaks a hilliest red slowly lighting of the Himalayas from Kanchenjunga and Everest in the far east of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in the west. After breakfast we'll drive to Dhulikhel. Which is situated (1700m) from sea level and 30-kms north of Kathmandu? This is perfect place to see the sunset, sunrise & Himalayan ranges. Afternoon enjoy the optional activities such as hiking to Navabouddha, Buddhists call it "Tamangligi", the famous Buddhist spot, where Lord Buddha (on 7th re-incarnation) sacrificed his body to hungry Tigress and its cubs then return to hotel.

After breakfast we drive to Daksinkali to see the animal sacrifices. Daksinkali temple located at the foothills south of the valley is the most important venue of animal sacrifices to the goddess Kali. En-route we visit Pharping Monastery & Chovar Gorge. The Buddhist history says, Milerapa from Tibet took one night shelter in the cave, and accordingly blessed this monastery. Hindus have their version that it was Pancha Pandav who had visited this place. The Chovar gorge, which god Manjushree to create the Kathmandu valley drained the waters of primeval lake. We then finally visit to Patan Durbar Square - this is beautiful Durbar Square in Kathmandu valley. It is very famous for woodcarving, metal works, temples and Monasteries. Tour of Patan includes tour of Krishna temple, Patan king's palace, Golden temple and much more.

This morning we drive out over the rim of the Kathmandu Valley before descending to follow the Trisuli River Valley. On a clear morning, views of the Ganesh, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges can be seen as we head west to the town of Pokhara. This is one of the leading tourist destinations in Nepal, situated at an altitude of 820 meters above the sea level and is 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. This is the magic city in the sense that you can enjoy exotic view of Machhapuchhre (6977m) very close from Pokhara city. Moreover, Pokhara offers panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Himchuli and more. The valley is famous for natural and cultural beauty that has more than seven lakes, out of them Fewa and Rupa are very attractive for tourists. There are many Sightseeing places to visit like Phewa Lake, Temple Barahi, Devi's fall, Gupteswor Cave, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Bindhyabasini Temple, World Peace Stupa, Seti Nadi Gorge, Buddhist Monasteries, International Mountain Museum, Mahendra Cave and Sarangkot Hill etc. This is one of the best Picturesque Spot and provides such a dramatic view in a sub-tropical setting in Nepal. After a driving journey of six hours, we arrive in the early afternoon and check into our hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free to wander around the shops or relax in one of the cafes by the lakeside. Alternatively there is the option of a boat ride out on to the lake.

Wake up early in the morning get fresh, have breakfast and get ready to drive up to Sarangkot to view different kinds of Himalayan ranges and sunrise view. Sarangkot is one of the trekking spot and well-known view points. We will spend about two to two and half hour to explore the nearby area, and to know about the names and value of the mountains seen from there. By eleven o'clock or so we will drive back from Sarangkot to visit Devi's fall for about an hour and drive back to main Pokhara city for lunch. After lunch visit Pokhara City including David's fall, Tibetan refugee camp and its handicraft centre. In the evening drive to Fewa lake side and enjoy free time. This free time can be used by making an hours boating on Lake Fewa enjoying the calm environment of sun-set time with the changing colors of the giant Himalayan range that cradles the Pokhara city. Pokhara is one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal, to the mid-western region of Nepal. It is richly decorated by beautiful nature on earth. The most beautiful jewel of Pokhara Mountain called Mt. Machhapuchhare with Mt. Annapurna and Lamjung.

After celebrating the Christmas Eve at Pokhara we drive to Gorkha which is situated at 140-kms west of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1135m, Gorkha offers panoramic views of snow-fed mountains. It is the birthplace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah the Great, founder of modern Nepal and ancestral hometown of the Shah dynasty of Nepal. It is situated on a hilltop, just around 18-kms up a paved road of the Pokhara-Kathmandu Highway. Gorkha's small town is perhaps the most important historical town of Nepal.

Gorkha is also a national pilgrimage spot. Its centerpiece is the seventeenth-century Gorkha Durbar, which is a fort, a palace and a temple with excellent views of the Manaslu range. If you seek to trek from Gorkha, there is no where a better place to taste some of Nepal's hillside experience than from Gorkha.

Main attraction this town to Gorkha Durbar - It is the main attraction of Gorkha, an hour steep walk up a hill from the bazaar area. It is used to be the dwelling of King Prithvi Narayan Shah and his ancestors. The Durbar itself is a humble, yet quite impressive complex of a temple, fort, and a palace built in the Newari style of Kathmandu. The view of the Himalayan range and the deep valleys from up there is quite wonderful. Gorakhnath Cave - Ten meters below the palace's southern side, is the sacred temple of Gorakhnath. The cave is carved out of the solid rock and is among the most important religious sites for mainstream Brahmins and Chhetris of Nepal. Gorkha Bazaar - It is primarily a cobbled street market place whereby people from neighboring hill dwelling come to trade. There are a few temples nearby like Kalika Mandir (Temple) up the hill from the main bazaar. Yet, it is worth a visit as it provides a very good vista of the quiet charm that soaks a typical hill village of Nepal. Upallokot - It is situated at a 20 minute walking distance from Gorkha Palace. There is a viewing platform at an altitude of 1520m in Upallokot from where the fantastic view of Gorkha Palace and the silver shining snow-fed peaks can be enjoyed. Manakamana Temple - On a beautiful ridge southeast of the township of Gorkha lies the holy temple of Manakamana, the holly goddess of aspirations. It is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus. It can be reached by hiking from Abu Khaireni (3 hrs) or by cable car from Cheres on the main highway. Bandipur - Located on a 1000m ridge in Tanahu district some 140 km from Kathmandu, Bandipur's hallmark is its beautiful scenery. Its medium elevation, excellent view of the Himalayas (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang), the Marshyangdi Valley, Manakamana Hill and Gorkha with its high perching palace, relatively easy accessibility and, of course, old Newari town flair, make Bandipur an interesting tourist destination. The various Newari and Magar festivals, which until recently have been held for own purposes several times a year, can also be of interest to tourists. Sorathi and Chutka dances are very popular.

Other attractions include the pagoda-roofed Bindyabashini Temple which houses goddess Durga (Bandipur's Guardian Deity), the library in the village centre, Thani Mai, Tindhara ('Three Taps' washing place at the southeastern outskirts), Raniban (Queen's Forest), a downhill trek to the Siddha Cave and a hike to Ramkot village. On Mukundeswori, the elevation at the western end of the saddle is a little shrine and one has a view of Bandipur itself. The other important temples and shrines in the vicinity include the Mahalaxmi Temple with its exquisite wood-work and the Khadga Devi Temple which comes alive once a year during the Dashain festival.

–11: Gorkha - Chitwan National Park – Lumbini: You will drive to Chitwan to enjoy the flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park, the oldest national park in Nepal which is situated in subtropical inner Terai lowlands of South Central Nepal. In Chitwan enjoy elephant back safari, canoeing elephant ride and breeding centre visit, bird watching and see wild animals like rhinos, peacocks, crocodiles, deer's etc. You will visit deep in the national park on elephant back. You will see one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. After 2-3-hours of elephant safari, you can enjoy canoeing river. Later in the evening, you will enjoy Tharu cultural program. The next day, you will finish your tea/coffee rather fast because you will be going for bird watching. You can have the most thrilling and exciting wildlife experience of your lifetime in Chitwan National Park. After completing your visit to Chitwan you will drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is the centre of holy faith for the millions of Buddhists all over the world. Located in south-western Nepal, Lumbini holds several reminders of Lord Buddha. One of the most important historical sites in Nepal is endowed by nature with rich natural beauty. The garden is foremost attraction in Lumbini tourism. The fact that Lord Buddha had taken birth in Lumbini Garden makes it a place of reverence.

This day we excursion to Lumbini Garden: The garden is foremost attraction in Lumbini tourism. The fact that Lord Buddha had taken birth in Lumbini Garden makes it a place of reverence. Number of stupas, monasteries and temples surround the garden. Some of these are ancient while are some were erected by medieval states. A collosal stone pillar built by the great Indian emperor Ashoka is also here. Account of the birth of Buddha is inscribed on it. Mayadevi Temple: Devoted to Maya Devi, the mother of Lord Buddha, the temple attracts praise for its architectural beauty. Credit of discovering the temple, in 1895, goes to a German archaeologist. The temple is remarkable in the way Maya Devi is shown giving birth to Lord Buddha. Pushkarni Pool: Queen Mayadevi took a dip in the pond before giving birth of prince Siddhartha. The prince also had his purification bath in the pond. Brick steps of the pond lead to the emerald-green water. Kushinagar: Lumbini travel guide also takes you to Kushinagar where Lord Buddha attained nirvana. One can see number of stupas, viharas and chaityas which remind us of the mahaparinirvana. Bodhgaya: The place of Mahaparinirvana, it was at Bodhgaya that Gautama Buddha attained unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment. The legand narrates that Siddartha Gautama reached the village of senai and sat on a kusa grass mat under a pipal tree. Here he resolved not to rise again untill enlightenment was attianed. Thereafter the place became a pilgrimage site. Maha Bodhi Temple: The temple is known for its 1700 years old idol. The idol sits facing the place where Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment. Bodhi Tree: Near Maha Bodhi Temple is the Bodhi tree, an ancient peepal tree. Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment under this tree. Kapilvastu Excursion: Kapilvastu, birthplace of Gautam Buddha, is a famous historic town which is always brimming with charm. Lord Buddha was born here in the sixth century. Kapilvastu attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. Kapilvastu is 27km from Lumbini.

After breakfast, we leave Lumbini by road and back to Kathmandu. Check-in at hotel, rest of the day is at your own leisure. Evening celebrate the New Year Eve at one of typical Nepali restaurants.

This full day at leisure to rest, relax or explore the local area in Kathmandu or do a bit of last minute shopping. You also have the option of doing some sightseeing. 

After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.

Cost Included

⚝ Fee: All travel related paper work and entrance permits
⚝ Activities: Sightseeing, walking/hiking and Chitwan safari trip as per the itinerary.
⚝ Accommodation: 4 night's hotel in Kathmandu, 1 night hotel in Dhulikhel. 1 night hotel in Nagarkot, 2 hotel in Pokhara, 1 night hotel in Gorkha, 2 night Lodge/Resort at Chitwan and 2 night hotel in Lumbini on twin sharing bedroom.
⚝ Food: 12 breakfast and full board on Chitwan National Park.
⚝ Staffs: Leader/Guide and porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and lodging,
⚝ Transportation: All airport arrival and departures transfer and touring as per the itinerary by private vehicle
⚝ Company and Government's service charge: All applicable Government taxes and official service charges. And Crew's, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation

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