Explore Christmas and New Year Tour

Trip Duration 14 nights/15 Days
Trip Code NAP-X-MAS – 2017/2018
Trip Cost USD 1355 per passenger
Trip Grade Easy to Moderate
Best Time Autumn: December - January

Overview

Explore Christmas and New Year Tour of Nepal tours itinerary is designed for travellers those who are looking for some inspiration on the occasion of Christmas and  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 tour package gives you a taste of all that Nepal has to offer, with time spent exploring the ancient city of Kathmandu, a short trek in the foothills of the majestic Annapurna mountain range and a range of wildlife safaris in Chitwan National Park. Taken together, you enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the history and culture, natural beauty, and adventure that Nepal has to offer.

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

⚝ Historical, cultural, heritage sites in Kathmandu
⚝ Mid -hill cultural explore, Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, and Ksetri are the inhabitants mainly
⚝ Celebrate the Christmas Eve in Ghorepani and New Year Eve in Kathmandu
⚝ Unforgettable short journey reach upto (3200m) Poon Hill
⚝ A great photographic site showing whole Annapurna, Dhaulagiri ranges
⚝ Natural heritage sites Chitwan National Park
⚝ Lake valley of Pokhara

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Easy to Moderate
Trip Duration 14 nights/15 Days
Trip code NAP-X-MAS – 2017/2018
Trip Start/Ends Nature and cultural tour, Sightseeing, walking and driving
Maximum Altitude Poon Hill (3200m)
Trip Cost USD 1355 per passenger
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 16 passengers
Accessibillity 7-hours drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu
Season Autumn: December - January
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Luxury hotels/Resort
Departure Time 19 December - 02 January

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-trek briefing will be given in the evening at hotel about the daily program activities by your Group Leader/Guide.

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' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.

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. 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.

After breakfast from Pokhara we drive to Nayapul (1050m) which is take one and half hours drive then your trek begin following the path of Modi Khola passing Birethanti (1115m), a large and prosperous town. From there you will reach Tirkhedhunga (1577m.) which takes about four hours.

After breakfast your trek begins from Tirkhedhunga. The trail crosses Tikhedhunga you could ascend continuing steeply to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m) and climbs to Banthanti (2250m). On the way, you could see good view of Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.), Huinchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna South ((7219m). Now your trail easier passing through rhododendron forest gently climb to Nanggethanti (2460m) and walking an hour uphill you will reach Ghorepani. On the way to Ghorepani you could see some of the wild life such as monkey and various species of birds.

Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3200m). This day you can enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. At evening, we celebrate Chirstmas Eve at Ghorepani.

After breakfast we start our trek. You will climb to Gurung Hill, crossing pine and rhododendron forests with excellent views you will trek down to Deaurali (3190m), further trek down to Banthati (2650m). Passing Banthati trek down to the small river and climbing up the trail heads to Tadapani. From here the trail descends steeply through the forest to Bhaisi Kharka. Then the trail further descends to a stream, crossing the stream the trail proceeds towards Ghandrung, a beautiful village where you can have excellent views of Annapurna South and also the headquarters of Annapurna Conservation Area Project.

This day you will take a trip around Ghandrung valley. It really is a magnificent location and a photographer's delight. Our leisurely approach along these ridges with their fine mountain views ensures proper acclimatization and the un-hurried opportunity to fully savor this magnificent scenery.

The morning views of Annapurna South and Machapuchare are stunning, and will remain with us as we walk for around 4 hours on a broad trail that traverses and descends to Shauli Bazaar (1140m), on the banks of the Modi Khola. Passing through the lovely birch forest you will get to Birethanti an interesting village with traditional architecture, before continuing to the road-head at the busy market of Naya Pul. We transfer by coach to Pokhara and evening we will have a celebratory dinner with our trek staffs.

– 12: Pokhara – Chitwan – Kathmandu: You will proceed to your 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. You will be back to Kathmandu the same day.

After breakfast drive to Pashupatinath. The holiest of holy Hindu temple in south Asia is the focal point of pilgrimage from all over the sub-continent. The holy river Bagmati flowing nearby is the cremation ground of the Hindus. Funeral pyres can be viewed from across the riverbank. We then visit to Boudhanath stupa. Probably the largest stupa in the world is also found in Kathmandu valley the great stupa of Boudhanath. Again the omni-sighted eyes of the Budha stare all the directions. This stupa is the place of worship of Tibetan Buddhists predominantly. We then drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur 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 then after we have short visit to Changunarayan temple. This is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Kathmandu valley that exists in the valley dating back to the 4th century. Evening celebrate the New Year Eve at one of typical Nepali restaurants.

We allow a leisure day in Kathmandu. After breakfast, you are free in Kathmandu as your own for shopping and pick-up some last minute souvenirs. OR optional you may visit Kathmandu Durbar square and Ason Market. 

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A Nepal Adventure Point representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Cost Included

Fee: All related travel document such an ACAP entrance permit, TIMS card
Activities: Cultural tour and trekking trip as per the itinerary.
Accommodation: 5 night’s hotel in Kathmandu. 2 night hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing bedroom 5 night teahouse/lodge on twin or multi shared bedroom on mountain and 2 night lodge/resort at Chitwan
Food: Full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Chitwan and 7 breakfasts in city.
Staffs: Leader/Guide and porters and their daily wage, food, and accommodation
Transportation: airport arrival and departure transfer and all surface road-head transportation as per mentioned in itinerary.
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

 

Cost Excluded

⚝ International and local flight
⚝ Travel/medical insurance coverage personal accidents, medical and emergency Helicopter rescue
⚝ Personal travel and hiking equipments
⚝ L unch and dinner while in city
⚝ Items of a personal nature such as normal drinks, hot shower, dessert, laundry, internet and phone call.
⚝ Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
⚝ Tips/Gratuities for your crews
⚝ Temple and monastery entrance fees
⚝ Optional activities which are not mentioned in itinerary
⚝ And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

 

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