Nepali New Year Tour

Trip Duration 10 nights/11 days
Trip Code NAP-NEW 2075
Trip Grade An easy trail
Trip Cost USD 1885 per passenger
Best Time March/April

Overview

Nepali New Year Tour - Nepal Adventure Point welcomes you to Nepal and celebrates the Nepalese New Year Eve with us in Nepal. We organize the New Year festival's familiarization trip in Nepal every year. This special packages program we have included special travel activities that include sightseeing, hiking and safari programs that are meant for healing the body, mind and spirit to give you a fresh start for the New Year. 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.

The New Year is celebrated by the Nepali people and is also known as Navavarsha which is based on Nepal’s lunar calendar called Nepal Sambat. The first day of the Nepal Sambat usually falls around the 11th. to the 15th. of April. The Navavarsha is one the many festivities of Nepal celebrated with parades, parties, family gatherings and a lot of food.

 

The celebration of the Nepali New Year comes with joyful activities that include street dances, parades and reunions. The occasion has always been enthusiastically participated and fully funded by the organizations and individuals.

The Navavarsha usually falls during the 2nd week of April which is considered by the Nepalese as the first day of Baisakh, the first month of the Bikram Sambat calendar. It’s a time of the year where the entire country rejoices with colourful ornaments and social activities as they welcome the New Year.

 

The major part of the event is centre to their religion. According to their rituals, the locals spend their time early in the morning with prayers and worships inside their temples and offer Puja which is a ritual devoted for their gods. After they present the Puja, they would walk around the temple opposing the direction of the clock as they ring bells.

Parts of the event are the traditional games and sports that the people organize during this day. Most of the youth participate in pageants and contests to showcase their talents as well. All the interested travellers 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
* Scenic Himalayan flight to and from Lukla
* Experience Sherpa culture and life style of mountain people in the heart of Himalaya
* Celebrate the Nepali New Year Eve at one of the best views point of Syangboche
* 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 Park
* An ultimate dream for all adventurous people to see Everest

Trip Summary

Trip Grade An easy trail
Trip Duration 10 nights/11 days
Trip code NAP-NEW 2075
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Lukla/Lukla-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Tyangboche (3860m)
Trip Cost USD 1885 per passenger
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 16 passengers
Accessibillity Round trip from Lukla, trek start from and returns to Lukla and the flight takes about 35 minute
The Route Maximum altitude (3867m), 5-6-hrs average walking per day, moderate trail.
Season March/April
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel in city, teahouse accommodation during the trekking period.

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.

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 New Year 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.

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

Documents:  All necessary official paper works such a national park  entrance permit and TIMS card.
Land transportation: All airport arrival and departures transfer and touring as per the itinerary by private vehicle
Activities: Hiking, trekking as per the itinerary.
Accommodation: 3 night hotel on twin sharing and 7 night’s teahouse lodge in mountain on twin sharing or multi – share bedroom.
Food: 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during you’re staying in mountain.
Staffs: Leader/Guide and supporters and their daily wage, food, and accommodation
Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes and official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment and road transportation

 

 

Cost Excluded

► Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight
► Travel/medical insurance coverage personal accidents, medical and emergency Helicopter rescue
► Personal travel and trekking 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.
►Temple and monastery entrance fees
► Tips/Gratuities for trekking crews
► Optional activities
► Unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

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