Glimpse of Christmas and New Year Tour

Trip Duration 14 nights/15 Days
Trip Code NAP-X-MAS 2017/2018
Trip Cost USD 1565 per passenger
Trip Grade An easy trail
Best Time X-Max/New Year

Overview

Glimpse of Christmas and New Year Tour of Nepal trip itinerary is designed for travelers 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 is our special package trip combine our Everest trek with a safari in the Chitwan National Park. On this trip participants will be made aware of the various cultural and natural heritages as well as the celebrating the Christmas & New Year festival an important area of the Everest region. The festival will celebrate at "Everest View Lodge" at Syangboche which is 5 start stander hotels situated at 3800 meters.

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 of Kathmandu valley
⚝ Scenic Himalayan flight to and from Lukla
⚝ Experience Sherpa culture and life style of mountain people in the heart of Himalaya
⚝ Celebrate the Christmas Eve at one of the best views point of Syangboche and New Year Eve at one of typical Nepali restaurants at Kathmandu
⚝ Beautiful Buddhist Tyangboche Monasteries
⚝ Unforgettable Panoramic views of Ama Dablama, Mt. Everest, Lhotse shahar, Nuptse, Thamserku and well conserved vast bio-diversity.
⚝ Natural heritage sites Chitwan National Par
⚝ An ultimate dream for all adventurous people to see Everest

Trip Summary

Trip Grade An easy trail
Trip Duration 14 nights/15 Days
Trip code NAP-X-MAS 2017/2018
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Tyangboche (3860m)
Trip Cost USD 1565 per passenger
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 16 passengers
Accessibillity 35 minutes, round trip Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
The Route Historical, cultural and natural activities with hiking adventures
Season X-Max/New Year
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.

We transfer to the airport then you have a scenic 35 minutes flight to Lukla (2800m) from Kathmandu. This was the airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and his friends. On arrival meet your trekking crews and process to start trek to Phakding. The trail from Lukla leads you to Chablung (2645m) and it descends steeply to the Thade Kosi which is also known as Kusum Kangru Khola. Beyond the Thade Kosi Bridge, the trail climbs to Ghat (2590m) and again climbs to Phadking. In Phadking you can climb to the Gompa to see your first view of the high peaks.

From Phadking the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From here you can see excellent views of Mt. Thamserku peak then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance up hill you will be at Jorsale (2830m) and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar.

This day you will take the day off to allow your bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere before ascending to higher altitudes or you can spend it taking a day hike to Thame, the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who made the first ascent of Everest with Hillary in 1953 or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. It's the main centre of the Khumbu region and has shops, restaurants; a bakery and a colorful market each Saturday.

From Namche Bazzar, we trek out of the village bowl and follow a small trail high above the Dudh Kosi River, where the views are incredible; behind to the west, the ridge of Nupla and Kwangde Himal (6194m); across the valley to the south, the towering ice-fluted walls of Thamserku (6623m), and to the east at the head of the valley, the Lhotse and Nuptse wall, towering a full three and a half thousand meters above the valley at Dingboche. On a small ridge across the valley, the monastery of Thyangboche can be seen, a small speck against the gigantic mountain background. Afternoon we excursion around the Khumjung valley and spend over night in Everest view hotel at Syangboche to celebrate the Christmas Eve.

In the morning we descend to the village of Shanasa and then contour to Trashinga where the trail drops steeply to cross the Dudh Kosi at Phukitenga (3250m). A break is taken here by a series of water-driven prayer wheels. In the late morning we initially climb steeply before the trail levels out to ascend gradually towards Thyangboche. It is a steady ascent of approximately 2 ½ hours through pine fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest. Thyangboche is set in a beautiful meadow; high on a ridge surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. A peaceful, tranquil position, surely one of the wonders of the world and the Thyangboche Monastery is spectacularly situated. The monastery dominated by the Gompa with its prayer flags and Mani stones was founded in 1916 as a meditation center.

Trek goes down to the riverside at Fuki Tenga and steady climb through forest and continuous walk to Namche Bazaar. After Namche we walk down to the hill, cross some suspension bridge and reach monjo for overnight.

After breakfast you will depart Monjo and continue your descent along the Dudh Kosi, you can walk at your own pace and enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. Arrival in Lukla and you'll have time to stroll around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew member and overnight at Hotel. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek.

This morning you will be transferred to Lukla airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are mostly in morning due to impact of weather and wild blowing at Lukla airport. We take a Trans Himalayan flight back to Kathmandu by small aircraft and transfer to hotel. Free afternoon to be fresh up; evening we comment about the trip and celebrate farewell dinner together at Nepalese Typical Restaurant.

–13: Kathmandu – Chitwan – Kathmandu: You will proceed to your journey 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. You will be back to Kathmandu the same day. 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 travel related paper work and entrance permits
Activities: Sightseeing, trekking, River rating and Chitwan National Park trip as per itinerary.
Accommodation: 5 night's hotel in Kathmandu, 7 night’s lodges during trekking and 2 night lodge at Chitwan National Park.
Food: Full board on teahouse/Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking, Chitwan, 4 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
⚝ Lunch 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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