• Trek Duration
    4 Days + –
  • Accomodations
    Tea House Trek
  • Max Altitude
    Depends on Trek
  • Trekkers Numbers
    1-18 but Flexible
  • Best Time of Year
    Spring and Autumn
  • Trek Difficulty
  • Price: 325 +

Overview of Christmas and new year trek in Nepal

The Christmas and New Year trek in Nepal would be a wonderful vacation for your family and friends. If you want to spend the holiday in Nepal and wish to go on a trek in the mountains then there are many treks which are easy as well as short which can be done within your holiday. Normally, Christmas time is also considered the best time to do the trek/tour in Nepal you can do short trekking such as a Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Langtang trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Khopra trek, Annapurna base camp trek as well as Everest base camp trek too. Everest base camp during the Christmas time will be a little cold too.

Nepal Trek Hub welcomes you to do the Christmas and New Year trek for your vacation and we are here to make your Christmas holiday lifetime memorable. We are here to understand your time and needs and give you the best options for your valuable time and efforts. Here we have presented some best holiday options for your Christmas and New Year holidays.

Christmas and New Year celebrations in Nepal

A minority number of the people in Nepal celebrate the Christmas festivals however cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara celebrate the festival in nice ways. In Kathmandu, they organize the Christmas festivals in Thamel whereas in Pokhara there will be 1-week street festivals up to New Year’s from Christmas. A lot of people from different countries visit Pokhara at that time and they enjoy their holidays. You can also plan to arrive for some days before and after the Christmas trek in Pokhara so you can enjoy the festivals too if not that is ok, you can enjoy your vacations with nature.

The weather during Christmas and New Year in Nepal

The weather during the Christmas and New Year period would be pretty cold as we are in the middle of the winter. There is a chance of getting clouds and rain during this time but also the weather is clean this time. Because the weather is very unpredictable anything can happen. Normally you can do the trek and the weather would be nice during this period. We advise you to do not difficult pass treks such as Throng La Pass, Everest High Pass, Larke La Pass and many other high pass treks because there is a high chance of the weather getting bad very quickly during those periods because we are in the winter period of the years.

What are the best treks for Christmas and New Year in Nepal?

Poon Hill trek and Annapurna base camp trek is considered the best trek for the Christmas and New Year trek because it is most scenic and suitable for the time frame of the Holiday period and easy and medium-grade trek. All of you can do this trek and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas however there are many other treks which may attract your interest too if you wish to do something different than the other people do then there are other routes which are described here too. Poon Hill trek, Annapurna base camp trek, Langtang trek, Khopra trek and many other treks can be done during the Christmas and new year.

Poon Hill trek best Chritmas and New year Trek

Poon Hill trek for 4 days is the best Christmas and New Year trek in Nepal. This short and easy trek allows you to enjoy the breathtaking Himalayas scenery and the Poon and Gurung people along the trekking trails. The Poonn hill trek reaches a height of up to 3210 meters and offers the most astonishing views of Mt Dhaulagiri 8167 Meters and Mt Annapurna 8091 Meters plus many other peaks which are above the 7000 meters. The sunrise over the Himalayas is one of the best sunrise The trek is fairly an easy trek but there are so many stairs on the trekking trail. The trek is also very interesting to the locals around the trekking trail. There are many Gurung and Magar people living here, You can learn about their cultures and traditions as well. More importantly, this is pure walking into the well-diversified nature walk which gives you all the experience you are seeking from the trekking. The pleasurable rhododendron forest walks take you to the point from where you can see the delightful Himalayas that you have never seen before. You will also be delighted to see the sunrise over the Himalayas early in the morning.

Poon Hill trek Facts

Trek Name:
Poon Hill Trek
Duration:4 Trek days, 2 days drive in and out Kathmandu
2 days Arrival and Departure total 8 days
Max. elevation:3210 Meters
Start:The trek can be start from Nayapool or Birethanti
Ends:The trek ends in Birethanti
Poon Hill Trek Best Time:Spring and Autumn Season
Permits:TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Projects Permits (ACCAP) Permits
Accommodation:Tea House
Things to see:Marvelous mountain scenery which includes two 8,000 Meter tall mountains (Mt.Annapurna 8,091 meter, Mt. Dhualagiri 8,167 Meter), Annapurna south, Nilgiri, Dhampus peak, Tukuche peak, hinchuli, Gurja himal and the most delighted and holy mountain Mt. Fishtail.
Transportation:Tourist Bus Transfer, By Flight, Jeep and taxi, the mode of transport depends also on the guest requirements

Poon hill trek Highlights

  • Easy Hike to Ghorepani
  • Stunning view of Himalayas, the highlighted mountains are Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167 Meters, Mt. Annapurna 8091 Meters, Mt Annapurna south 7219 Meters, Annapurna Frank, Nilgiri 7061 Meters and other numerous peaks.
  • Rhododendron forest walk
  • Walking through the Poon and Gurung Village and observing their cultures.
  • Ghandruk village and the stunning views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre as well

Poon Hill Trek 4 days Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Hile then trek to Ulleri 1960 Meters

    Drive to Hile and have a lunch in Hile before you starts the stairs climbing to Ulleri. It takes 3 hours to climb the Ulleri through the stairs of ulleri
  • Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani 2875 Meter

    Trek to Ghorepani 2875 Meter, you will pass the several villages such as Ulleri and Banthanti. From Banthanti, you will see Macchapurche village. The green hills around you make the trek more interesting. You will pass through the rhododendron forest to Ghorepani.
  • Day 03: Trek to Poon Hill then back to Tadapani

    Hike to Poon Hill 3210 Meter then trek to Tadapani. This is a highlight day for you because early in the morning you will see the stunning view of Himalayas and sunrise over it. Trekking to Tadapani allows the best view of Himalayas. Walking through the forest allows you to enjoy the tranquillity and peacefulness. The hike firstly climbs gently to Deurali hill after Deurali it descends downs quickly to river. You may also see the tourists that come from Tadapani. Tapani itself a small settlement from here you can see the splendid view of Himalayas.
  • Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara

    trek to Ghandruk is an easy walk. You walk through the thick rhododendron forest from here you can see the mountains as well. There might be some monkeys on the way to Landruk also. Besides that, there are many types of wildlife but they are normally not visible. Once you arrive to ghandruk you will do lunch and then drive to pokhara then the trek is over

Annapurna base camp trek second best Christmas and New Year trek in Nepal

Annapurna base camp trek can also be the second best Christmas and New Year trek in Nepal for the trekkers. This is one of the short and marvellous treks that begins from Pokhara and can be done within a week or less. It can be done through many routes but the popular one is Annapurna base camp via Poon Hill and Annapurna base camp from Ghandruk. The first one is quite longer but gives you the best view of the Mountain then enters into the Modi Khola River valleys to reach the south base of Mt. Annapurna. The other one goes straight to the base camp through the bank of the Modi River. You will enjoy the stunning mountain view of Mt Annapurna 8091 meters, Annapurna South 7,219 meters, Mt Fishtail 6993 Meters, Tent Peak, Mt Annapurna III, Gangapurna and many other mountains. You will gain an altitude of 4130 meters on the base of Mt Annapurna. This is a moderate-grade trekking route which might be ideal for trekkers who are searching for a short adventure to the Himalayas. You will see the Holy Mountains fishtail and Annapurna range perfectly plus the Giant Dhualagiri. Trekking through the bamboo bushes, oak, pine, and rhododendron forests makes hiking even more delightful.

Annapurna base camp trek Facts

Trek Name:
Annapurna base camp Trek
Duration:5 Trek days, 2 days drive in and out Kathmandu
2 days Arrival and Departure total 9 days
Max. elevation:4130 Meters
Start:The trek can be start from Samrung/Jhinu
Trek Best Time:Spring and Autumn Season
Permits:TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Projects Permits (ACCAP) Permits
Accommodation:Tea House
Things to see:Mountains like Annapurna 8091 Meters, Annapurna South 7,219 Meters, Fishtail 6,993 Meters, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Baraha Sikhar and many other mountains peaks.
Transportation:Tourist Bus Transfer, By Flight, Jeep and taxi, the mode of transport depends also on the guest requirements

Annapurna base camp trek Highlights

  • Driving to Nayapul is another great experience due to the extraordinary view of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges which Includes Annapurna II and Holy Mountain Fishtail also.
  • Spectacular hike to Poon hill and the gorgeous view of Himalayas from Poon hill which includes Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Nilgiri and many other peaks.
  • Wonderful trek to Annapurna base camp crossing the marvellous villages like Tadapani, Chomrong, Sinuwa.
  • Very close view of the Annapurna South 7,219 Meter, Annapurna 8,091 Meter, Gangapurna, Annapurna frank, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Fishtail and Himchuli.
  • Glaciers behind the Annapurna base camp

Annapurna base camp trek 5 days Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Samrung by Jeep then trek to Lower Sinuwa 2100 Meters, 7-8 Hours

    Formally the trek starts from today and begins with the Jeep drive to Samrung from Pokhara. Samrung is the last station that the jeep goes from Pokhara. We take the Jeep from Pokhara to Kiumi which takes around 3 hours’ time. The jeep rides are very enjoyable with the stunning Himalayan snow-capped mountain scenery and the green hills. The road drive brings you to places like Kiumi, Mutkyou and Samrung . When the jeep drops us we will cross the bridge you will arrive at the Jhinu Village. Jhinu is a small settlement and a very good place to enjoy the natural hot spring. Hotspring is 15 minutes from the Jhinu on the Bank of the Modi River. From Jhinu the trek goes accent climbing the stairs to Chomrong which takes around 2 hours. Chomrong offers the best view of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges and it is the biggest Gurung village on the Annapurna base camp trails. Here you can see the Gurung cultures, traditions and lifestyles and how they farm. Going down from Chomrong we cross another bridge and climb accent to the Lower Sinuwa. The lower Sinuwa is the destination for today.
  • Day 02: Trek from Lower Sinuwa to Deurali 3200 Meters, 8-9 Hours

    It is the second day of the Annapurna base camp trek. The hike starts with breakfast at Lower Sinuwa. We follow the trails and move towards the Upper Sinuwa. The trail goes slowly accent till the Upper Sinuwa. Upper Sinuwa is the place from where you can see the perfect view of Mt Fishtail 6,993 Meters. Now the trail goes through the dense forests filled with rhododendron, oak and bamboo bushes. It takes 3 hours to arrive at the Bamboo village. From Bamboo, the trails go ahead following the Modi River Upstream through the forests. The trails now become wetter because of the forests and water sources along the trails. Dovan and Upper Dovan are the two places where you can have lunch to go to Deurali. There is a small temple before the Himalayas with spectacular waterfalls on the opposite side of the trails. The tress plants become smaller and smaller as you go higher. Waling on the zig-zag climbing you will reach the Hincu Cave. Hinncu cave offers the first view of the Deurali as you cross some more bridges you will reach the Deurali. Deurali is just at the bottom of the Himchuli with big rocks on both sides of the valley.
  • Day 03: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna base camp 4130 Meters, 6-7 Hours

    The final day of the accent trek to the Annapurna base camp starts from the Durali at 3200 Meters. This part of the trek is dangerous sometimes especially in winter when there is a lot of snow on the Himchuli. There are 3-4 places which are very dangerous. As you move ahead from Deurail the trails follow the stream of the Modi River and as it reaches Bagar the trails are pretty much smooth and flat before reaching the Mchhapurcha base camp again it goes accent. When you arrive at Machhapurche base camp, you will see a glimpse of Mt Fishtail, Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Himchuli and Annapurna Fank. Now, the trails are pretty tough as you gain altitude it follows the bottom of the glacier to reach the Annapurna base camp 4130 Meters.
  • Day 04: Annapurna base camp explorations and trek down to the Bamboo 2200 Meters

    This is the most spectacular day of the trek because you will see the astonishing view of Mt Annapurna and other mountains in the panoramic ranges. Mountains like Annapurna south, Himchuli, Annapurna Frank, Tent Peak, Annapurna and Mt Fishtails are the mountains that you would see from the Annapurna base camp. There is a big glacier which comes from the ice of Mt Annapurna and it stretches down to the corner of the Machhapurche Base camp. This is another interesting thing that you can see and listen to as well. The sunrise over the Mt Annapurna range is something that trekkers may not have seen before. After spending quality time on the Annapurna base camp you will descend down to the Bamboo through the same route by following the stream of the Modi River. It takes about a whole day to arrive at Bamboo.
  • Day 05: Trek to Jhinu (Hot Spring) for 5-6 Hours and drive to Pokhara

    The last day of the trek starts with the accent from the bamboo to the forest between bamboo and Upper Sinuwa. The trails go through the forest till the Upper Sinuwa and from there it descends down to the base of the Chomrong. From Chomrong the trails are accents till the end of the Chomrong villages and from there you will go descents down to the Jhinu. If you want to enjoy the Hot Spring then our guide will take you to the bank of the Modi River where there is a Hot Spring. At the evening you will drive back to pokhara

Langtang trek another best Christmas and New Year trek in Nepal

Langtang Trek 7 Days is a short and astonishing trek that can be your Christmas and New Year trek in Nepal. The Langtang Valley trek is located north of Kathmandu in Langtang Valley. The Langtang Valley trek is accessible for trekkers by a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. Syabrubensi is a gateway to the Langtang Valley and a trek starting point. The 7-day hike takes you to one of the most beautiful valleys of Nepal, which has all the things that mountain lovers seek. Trekkers can see the incredible view of the Himalayas and glaciers during the hike. Mountains like Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m) and many other peaks can be explored. You can also enjoy the local people’s hospitality and their unique cultures. Tamang people live here in Langtang Valley. If you are looking for a Christmas and New Year trek in Nepal then a week trek which is easy and scenic then you can go to the Langtang Valley trek.

Langtang trek Facts

Trek Name:
Langtang trek
Duration:6 Trek days, 1 day drive back to Kathmandu
2 days Arrival and Departure total 10 days
Max. elevation:4985 Meters, Tsergo Ri
Start:Drive sarts From Gongabu Buspark or from your Hotel In Kathmandu
Ends:Drive ends at Kathmandu and trek ends at Syabrubensi or Dhunche
Trek Best Time:Spring and Autumn Season
Permits:TIMS Permit and Langtang National Park Permit
Accommodation:Tea House
Things to see:Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and Yansa Tsenji (6,575m) and many other mountains
Transportation:Local Bus is widely used to go syabrubensi but it is very stressful for the travellers even though it is cheap, we suggest you to take the jeep instead of the local bus. The jeep travel is much flexibility as you can travel on your own time. if you have to travel by bus it takes about 7-8 hours with so many locals. the bus often stops for the locals to come in and go out. this process goes during the whole travel duration

Langtang trek Highlights

  • Langtang National park which is a collections of the flora and faun, This National park is a place where you can see panda, snow leopard, musk deer, bear, langur, etc.
  • Amazing wide valleys, High waterfalls, green forests filled with oak and pine trees, yak pastures, deep river gorges, Suspension bridges, and small ethnic villages.
  • High mountains like Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and Yansa Tsenji (6,575m) and many other mountains in the Langtang Himalayan regions.
  • The popular viewpoints which is a best place to be to see the snow-capped mountains namely Kyangin Ri and Tsergo Ri, beneath the mountains you can see the massive glaciers.
  • Facilitated accommodations and varieties of food, appropriate to the family hiking Holidays

Langtang Trek Itinerary

Langtang valley trek 7 days Itinerary

this is Langtang valley trek 7 days Itinerary if you want to make personalized Langtang valley trek then please lets us know.

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and trekking preparation

    Welcome you in Kathmandu International Airport then transfer to your hotel then discuss and preparation of your trek. We will solve all your issue regarding the trek preparation and also help you to rent all the equipment. If you don’t have sufficient equipment you can also buy in Thamel.
  • Day 02: Drive to Syabrubensi 1500 Meter, 6-7 Hours

    After breakfast set up to go to Sybrubensi. To go to Sybrubensi we need to go to Machhapokhari bus park. We can get the local bus from there. The early bus will be always good because it often stops on the way for the collection of the passenger.
  • Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel 2380 Meter, Estimated time is 6-7 Hours, Walking trail is mostly ascent uphill

    Today is our first day of the trek, This is quite difficult for all trekkers because your leg needs to be adjusted for a long time walking after 1 day of walk you will be used to it. After crossing the Bhote Koshi River we head towards Langtang river, a very vertical and fast river, There we can see some mountain view and deep valley, the trail goes climb slowly. There are many landslides during the trekking today which is the impact of the earthquake. All landslides are now stopped but we need to be careful. our trek contentiously climbs through the subtropical forest which is cover by oak and maple, massive spruce, fir, blue pine and rhododendron forest. If we are lucky enough we can see some wildlife as well such as monkey, yellow-throat-ed martens. We will do lunch at bamboo. After lunch, the trail becomes more steep and more accent. Our final destination lama hotel is situated at the Bank of Langtang River where 6-7 Guest House is located. We spent overnight here.
  • Day 04: Trek to Langtang Village 3450 Meter Approx, Estimated time is 7-8 Hours, Walking trail is mostly ascent uphill, Estimated distance 14 KM

    Early in the morning, we start the trek, The trail climbs slightly accent goes through the thick forest. During the trekking today you can see the forests of hemlocks, oaks, maples and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang Khola. Near from Lama Hotel, we can see the beautiful snow-capped peaks start to appear such as Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m). The trail crosses the river and heads towards Ghoda Tabela.

    Before we reach to Ghoda Tabela the Landscape is flat there we, can see different spices of Rhodrodendon and small pine and juniper trees. There we can see the yak pasture. After Lunch, we just climb a bit but steadily upwards, We can see the biggest landslide before Langtang which we should cross. Stay Overnight at Langtang.
  • Day 05: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa 3870 Meter, Estimated time is 3-4 Hours, Walking trail is mostly ascent, Estimated distance 6-7 KM

    Today is our Easiest day. We need to walk through the Yak pasture field and buckwheat terrace, you can see another side of the valley’s forest destroyed by the storm of Avalanche. You can see some peaks while you walk towards Kyanjin Gompa.
    Kyanjin Gompa is the village where you see the hotels mostly, There is a bakery shop and where they make also different types of coffee, You can see the Ganjala Peak and many other peaks from here. There is flat land in the north of Kyanjin Gompa. We stay here for two nights.
  • Day 06: Rest Day at Kyanjin Gompa and we hike to Kyanjin Ri 4800 Meter, 4-5 Hours time needed.

    It is rest and explores day. We will bring you to the Kyanjin Ri to see the beautiful Langtang Himalayan range, it is 3 hours hike to the top of Kyanjin Ri, From here you can see the Langtang Lirung, Marimatto, Ganjala peak and many more. You will be able to see the whole valley from here, We can see also glaciers of Langtang Lirung from here
  • Day 07: Trek back to Lama Hotel 2300 Meter, 6-7 Hours time needed.

    From today we begin to go down valley, We follow the same way to go Down, Crossing the langtang villlage, Ghoda Tabela we reach to Lama Hotel. Stay Overnight Here
  • Day 08: Syabrubensi is our ultimate destination today , 6-7 Hours time needed. Mostly Decent

    The trek is quite difficult today cause we have to go down, The decent is harder because of the irregular stone and small moraines after Lamahotel. We need to walk through forest and we can reach syabrubensi by 2-3 o clock. we stay overnight here
  • Day 09: Drive back to kathmandu and the trek is over

  • Day 10: We will drop you in Airport or if you have day you can also stay and sightseeing, or do another activities.

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

Cost excludes

  • 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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