Overview of Christmas and new year trek in Nepal
Are you planning for the Christmas and new year trek in Nepal with your family and friends? If yes, then we have sorted out some best christmas-new year trek and tour to Nepal which is short and easy. Normally, those trips are around 1 week duration and can be customized as per your requirements.
Christmas time is also a very good time to explore the beauty of Nepal’s himalayas. Most of you may think it is winter. Yes, it is early winter and also cold in the mountains but this time we offer you the trip where you can enjoy most with nature and cultures. On your christmas and new year you can also travel with your family and friends to Nepal and do a lifetime memorable trip with Nepal Trek Hub. Based on our Experience we have presented here 10 short and easy christmas and new year trek/tour which are listed below.
Is Christmas and New Year the best time for the Nepal trek and tour?
It is winter in Nepal. Christmas and new year is not a good time for adventure and strenuous trekking/hiking in Nepal. Most of the mountains get snow falls and clouds at this time but on small treks, it is less cold and less likely to snow and there is a chance of seeing the high mountains. So we recommend you to do the short and easy hike. Touring in Kathmandu and Pokhara and hiking around the city is another great trip you can do. Overall, you can do the short and easy trek/tour on your christmas trip to Nepal.
You can celebrate Christmas in Kathmandu and Pokhara
If you come for the christmas trek/tour in Nepal then you can also celebrate in Kathmandu and Pokhara. In those two cities they organize different events for Christmas and new year celebrations. You can join in on that event before or after the christmas. Normally, they organize some events in the streets of Thamel and Lakeside on the Christmas and New year. New year evening and christmas evening is hugely celebrated in the touristic side of Nepal
Christmas and New year trek in Nepal
There are some very short and best treks for christmas and New year in Nepal. Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna base camp, Langtang trek, Mardi Himal trek, Khopra trek are the best trekking trails which you can do on the christmas and new year time in Nepal
Kathmandu Pokhara Tour Highlights
Kathmandu Pokhara Tour Highlights are those things which you can see while on tour. They are as follows
- Observation of the Hindu culture in Pashupatinath temple and know what is hinduism
- Sightseeing in the holy Buddhist pilgrimage shrine, Bouddhanath and visiting different monasteries around the area.
- Great view of Kathmandu and look around the Swayambhunath stupa.
- View of Kathmandu Durbar square, it’s amazing architecture, locality, Newar people and their culture, temples around Kathmandu Durbar square.
- Live Blessing from Living Hindu Deities (Kumari) and live view of her temples in Hanuman Dhoka Durbar square
- Scenic flight to Pokhara
- Stunning view of Annapurna Himalayan Range such as a Fishtail 6,953 meter, Annapurna II 7940 meter, Annapurna III, Mardi Himal, Himchuli, Annapurna South and the Tallest mountain in this region Mt. Dhaulagiri.
- Peaceful and mighty fewa lake, where you can boat and take the mountain view clearly, in the middle of the Lake there is Tal Barahi Temple.
- Sunrise view from Sarangkot over Annapurna Himalayan range, Sightseeing in World peace stupa, Davis fall, Gupteshwor Cave, International mountain museum
Notes: Kathmandu Pokhara tour
The itinerary below is 5 Nights 6 days which is a standard plan. We can also do it a little bit faster 3 days or even 4 days. Depending on your time we can customize this itinerary by adding the flights which are faster and reliable to reach the Pokhara to reduce the time of travel.
Kathmandu Pokhara tour with the flights
If you have less time to sightseeing in Nepal but want to do both Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing then, here is a good option for you. The tour is quite expensive as compared with an overland tour but it is worthy for those who have a short time in Nepal.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 Meter
- Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (4 world heritage sites)
- Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and Sightseeing in Pokhara
- Day 04: Early in the Morning sunrise view on Annapurna Himalayan range from Sarangkot and Fly back to Katyhmandu
- Day 05: Departure
Kathmandu Pokhara Tour 5 nights 6 days itinerary
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport.
Nepal Trek hub’s airport representative will be at Tribhuvan international airport, we will be there to welcome you with a private vehicle then together we will go to Hotel and talk about the plan more.
- Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Nepal Trek Hub’s guide would be there in your hotel early in the morning. We recommend you to have breakfast as early as you can because today we are going to see the 4 world heritage sites which are described down below.
It is a sacred Hindu holy temple. Millions of Hindu devotees visit each year to be blessed by the Hindu’s greatest god Lord shiva. Indian and Nepali devotees come here mostly. Travellers can understand how Hindus are performing their dead cemetery and their rituals work. There are many temples such as a Bishnu Temple and other deities temples. There are numerous things to see in Pashupatinath.
Boudhanath stupa :
This is the big stupa located in the middle of the Kathmandu city which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Thousand of Tibetan Buddhist people visit this stupa. This used to be a trade route point between Nepal and Tibet. It is a rounded stupa with a massive height. They said that there are relics of Kashyap Buddha on the bottom of the stupa.
Located on the top of a hillock from where you can see the view of Kathmandu perfectly. They believe that this stupa was built by the greatest monks from the China Manjushree. There are many things to see in Swayambhunath such as Basabandhu Stupa, Santi Bihar, Anantapur, Pratappur, Harati Mata temple and more importantly Swayambhunath stupa itself.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu durbar square is the historical landmark of Kathmandu valley. This is a place to learn how the Kathmandu used to be ruled and Whole Nepal. After the unification of whole Nepal, it was the place from where Nepal used to be ruled for a long time before they made the NarayanHiti Royal palace. Living Goddess Kumari is the main attraction of Kathmandu durbar square.
- Day 03: Drive or Fly To Pokhara
Our Guide will be at your hotel to pick you up for the Airport or Buspark. Depending on your plan we take you to the Pokhara. If you take the flights then it takes about 30 minutes to reach Pokhara while other options (tourist bus) take about 8 hours. After you check in your hotel, we will go for a short walk around the lakeside from where you can see the mountains as well as the best view of the Phewa lake.
- Day 04:Pokhara Tour
Early in the morning around 5.30 O’clock, we go to Sarangkot for the Sunrise view, you can see the amazing view of Annapurna range and sunrise over the Himalayas. There are numerous peaks in a row. The most highlighted one is Mt. Fishtail 6,993 Meter. You can see the Pokhara very clearly from here.
Back at the hotel having breakfast, we go to World peace pagoda, to see the view of Himalayas and lake together, you can see the Pokhara city very clearly from here.
After that, we go to see the Tibetan refugee camp where you can see how Tibetan people are knitting the hand carpet and other handicraft things. Then we go to see the Davis Falls as well as Gupteshwor Cave. both sites are just in front of each other.
The last destination for today is the International mountain museum, where you can see the mountain culture, traditions and customs of the people around Nepal and other countries. You can also see the documentary show here.
There are many things that you can do in Pokhara such as Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Zip Line flying, small hiking around Pokhara, Mahendra cave, rafting and many more activities.
- Day 05: Fly back to Kathmandu and drive to Patan for sightseeing.
With early flight we fly to Kathmandu then go to Patan Sightseeing. If we drive then there is no time for sightseeing.
- Day 06: Departure
Kathmandu pokhara tour includes
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- flight Cost
- Tour guide during the Sightseeing
- Tour guide during Hiking
- Private vehicle with A/C
- Airport Transfer
- Kathmandu sightseeing by tour guide with private veichle
- Domestic Airport Transport
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Hotel in Kathmandu
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and also during the hike
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
Frequently asked question about Kathmandu Pokhara Tour
Below, on the frequently asked question regarding Kathmandu Pokhara Tour. If you are looking to do the Kathmandu pokhara tour then the following questions answer may be very effective to you.
When is the best time to do a Kathmandu pokhara tour?
You can do Kathmandu pokhara tours all time of the year but doing tours in the Spring and autumn seasons are good. In those seasons you can see the mountain view clearly because the weather is sunny and fantastic.
Can I also do mountain flights while on the Kathmandu pokhara tour.
While you do the Kathmandu tour on a morning you can do the mountain flights then on the day you can do the tour. Mountain flights do not take that long. It is just a 1 hour flight plus time to go to the airport and come back.
Can i see Mountains on Kathmandu Pokhara Tour?
Yes, In Pokhara you can see the Whole Annapurna Range in a Panoramic way. That is the reason we will take you to the Saragkot Hill stations for the view of sunrise over Annapurna Mountain Range. Fishtail(Macchapurche 6,993 Meters, Annapurna II 7,940 Meters, Annapurna III, Lamjung Himal and Mt Manaslu 8,153 Meters are the major peaks which you can see on your tour.
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