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New Year & Christmas holiday in Nepal

new year and christmas holiday in nepal

Even though December and January is winter in Nepal, it is perfect for short treks, cultural tours, hikes and wildlife and jungle safari tours.
Nepal is one of the most festive place in South Asia to visit during New Year and Christmas holiday. December and January is the best time to visit Nepal for cultural tours, short treks, wildlife and jungle safari tours. With moderate temperature, clear skys and sunny days, Himalayas are clear and air is much fresher. Tourist hubs like Thamel and Lakeside of Pokhara hosts live music, Gala dinner and street festivals. Be in the most surreal place with luxury to spoil you and watch the most beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas on the new day of the year. Go on a short trek or just take a soft adventure activities like jungle safari, rafting, paragliding and a day hiking.

Recommended tour / trek in December - January

Nepal Tour - 7 days
Natural and cultural tour of kathmandu, Bandipur and Pokhara with one way drive and fly back.
Price : USD 550 for Standard
USD 780 for Deluxe
Poon Hill Trek - 4 days
Short trek to Poon Hill from Pokhara to watch one of the world's best sunrise overthe Himalayas.
Price :USD 350 from Pokhara based on teahouse.

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Activities for Christmas & New year 2019

poon Hill trek for New year.

Poon Hill Trek

Watch the most amazing sunrise over the Himalayan peaks from Pun Hill this New Year.

18th Pokhara New Year festival

Join 18th Pokhara New Year festival.

Be in Pokhara for the 18th Pokhara new year festival from 28th Dec to 1st Jan.

Helicopter tour of Annapurna base camp

Helicopter tour of Annapurna Base camp

1 hr helicopter flight to Annapurna base camp from Pokhara available for as low as USD 350 / person.

New year eve beach party with live music and Rafting for New year.

New year eve party and rafting

Join the riverside beach party with live music for new year eve and Trishuli rafting for New Year 2018.


Nepal Tour w/ New Year festival in Pokhara

DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU, NEPAL
We will receive you from the Kathmandu airport. After formal meeting, you will drive to the Hotel. If you are not tired, our represent will give you a familiarization walk. Walk through the old Kathmandu discovering hidden courtyards full of medieval life and get accustomed to local culture.
Spend the evening in festive tourist center of Thamel, the most happenning place in Kathmandu.

DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
After scrumptious breakfast at the hotel restaurant, expert and friendly tour guide will take you around Kathmandu. An easy, relaxing day in a comfortable ride with a local guide will uncover totally an insider's perspective of Kathmandu.
Sightseeing Points – Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
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Spend the evening in festive tourist center of Thamel, the most happenning place in Kathmandu.

DAY 03: Drive to Bandipur hill town | 142 km / 5 hrs

Driving through the Nepalese highway is best way to get glimpse of the countryside of Nepal. After breakfast drive west of Kathmandu valley and cruise along the Trishuli River. Make a stops for Himalayan scenery and picturesque mountainous landscape. Cross one of the suspension bridges and try local fruits and snacks.
Bandipur is a town along the trans-Himalayan trade route bypassed by the highway. The town remained less changed untill the date, preserving its Newari and neoclassical architecture astride the cobblestone road. Its location in the mountain saddle, offers one of the best view of Mt Manaslu (8,163 m / 7th highest in the world) and Ganesh Himal (7,440 m)

DAY 04: Drive to Pokhara

Watch the phenomenon of early sunrays over the snow peaks in the morning. After breakast, drive 3 hrs to Pokhara. Check in your hotel and later take a boat across Phewa Lake and hike 1 hr to World Peace Pagoda. Enjoy the overview of Phewa Lake and Pokhara valley with the Himalayan background.

Lakeside market of Pokhara gets festive with Gala dinner, parties, street festivals with Christmas and New year special menus. Himalayan Peak seen : Dhaulagiri (8,167 m / 7th highest); Annapurna range including Annapurna I (8,091 m / 10th highest) and Manaslu Range (8,163 m / 7th highest)

DAY 05: POKHARA TOUR

Pokhara is a natural capital of Nepal and a starting point of trekking in Annapurna. Pokhara exploration includes drive or hike to several view points for different perspectives of geographical enigmas. One can hike and mountain bike to several hillsides like Sarangkot, World Peace Stupa etc. Your exploration sites will be designed according to your preferences.
Pokhara sightseeing Points: Sarangkot Sunrise View, International mountain museum. Devi's Fall, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Matepani monastery and Gorkha museum.
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Lakeside market of Pokhara gets festive with Gala dinner, parties, street festivals with Christmas and New year special menus.

DAY 06: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU | BHAKTAPUR & PATAN TOUR

After breakfast, we will drive to the Pokhara Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. After checking in Hotel, drive to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is the living heritage of Newars, the aboriginal of Kathmandu. Patan in the south of Kathmandu is also know as 'city of fine art'. This is also believed as the oldest existing Buddhist city in the world.
Spend the evening in Thamel with International standard bars and restaurants and trinket shops selling Christmas and New Year specials.

DAY 07: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU AIRPORT FOR FINAL DEPARTURE

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New year and Christmas Holiday options:

Rafting and overnight in riverside resort with campfire
Spice up your Christmas and New year holiday in Nepal with White water rafting with overnight stay in riverside resort with campfire. Trishuli is the most polular rafting for the beginner and intermediate rafters. You can break down your 6 hrs drive to Pokhara and have the excitime time half way of the journey. Trishuli rafting and beach resort
Hiking around Kathmandu and Pokhara
There are exciting and scenic day hikes and short treks with overnight stay in the comfortable hill station resort around Kathmandu and Pokhara. Please check day hikes around Kathmandu and day hikes around pokhara.
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Christmas & New Year holiday ideas

Short trek in Nepal
Be in the most surreal place for this Christmas and New Year holiday. Watch the most exciting sunrise view over the Himalayas on the very first day of New Year 2017.
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Family Holiday in Nepal
Nepal is the best family holiday destination with soft adventure, education tour and wildlife safaris.
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Langtang Heli-Trek - 3 days
If you are short of time, we can still make your Himalayan trekking dream comes true. Fly to the alpine meadow of Langtang north of Kathmandu and trek the highland trail. More >

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Optional Activities

Everest sightseeing Flight
One hour flight to Mt. Everest leaves every morning from Kathmandu. This is the best way of capturing 5 out of top 10 highest mountains in the World including Mt. Everest.
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Chitwan National Park is home to many endangered mammals including one horned rhinoceros. check

HIKING AROUND POKHARA
Pokhara is the base for beautiful hiking in the foothills of the Annapurna. Short hiking could be planned for a day or two. Check >

Adventure in Pokhara
Pokhara provides ground for adventure tourism. Try the World's most extreme Zip Flyer. Accelerate down 2,000 ft with speed of 140 KM / H. Make your free flying dream comes true by paragliding or get close to mysterious Himalayan peaks with Ultra light flights. All in perfect natural setting of Himalayas and turquoise lake. More >

Helicopter tour of Mt. Everest
A helicopter flight is the best option for those sort of time. In three hrs long flight, you can land at the Everest Base Camp and have breakfast in Everest View Hotel.More >