This Package Tour offers you a real bounty of Nepal experiences in the limited time of your New Year and Christmas vacation. The New Year and Christmas Package Trip is uniquely designed to provide the best feeling of nature's beauty, village life, and amazing terraces with seasonal crops, and also offers magnificent mountain views. The New Year Tour Package is a mixture of sightseeing tours, Mountain Flights for up-close views of mountains including Mt. Everest, Wild Life Excursions and a fantastic Annapurna Sunrise Trip. You may celebrate your New Year at Poon Hill (3,210m) with fascinating mountain views.
On the initial day of our New Year and Christmas Tour, our guide leads you from your hotel for an hour-long scenic mountain flight. You will have a view of snow-capped mountains in closest distance including Mt. Everest (8,848m), then you will explore historical and spiritual attractions; including the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath; situated on top of the hill known as the Monkey Temple, and is one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the world, which has been registered as an UNESCO heritage site. Pasupatinath, which is a Hindu holy place complete with Sadhus and pilgrims bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats - located on the holy Bagmati River.
The second part of the New Year and Christmas Vacation in Nepal Tour Experience, we head for Chitwan Wildlife Tour which begins from a 4/5 hours scenic drive from Kathmandu to lowland Chitwan by tourist Bus or private car. The first national Park, Chitwan is situated in southern central Nepal, covering 932 sq. km, and was declared UNESCO Natural Heritage Site in 1979. Since then it has gained a lot of popularity among the Nepal travelers. The 12 Days New Year and Christmas Tour in Nepal offers a wilderness of rich ecosystems that includes mammals, birds, reptiles and several species of water animals. The major highlights of this park are 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros, and some hundred nocturnal Royal Bengal tigers. In the park you will discover a lost world of towering trees and twisting vines, of pre-historic rhino and lumbering elephants, crocodile, python and deer; brilliantly colored birds and, if you are fortunate - the superb Royal Bengal Tiger. The other animals like rhesus monkey, grey langur, deer, leopards and wild cats etc sharing this home with each other. In addition, another most important factor of the Wildlife Tour in Chitwan is the colorful Tharu Culture, their way of living, culture and traditions, and their heart touching Tharu Dance. Not only that, but here you have chance for many activities like Jungle Safari on elephant back, jungle walk, canoe ride, jeep drives etc.
In the third part of New Year and Christmas Vacation Trip, “Nepal Mother House Treks” Guides lead you to the beautiful city of Pokhara for the Annapurna Sunrise Trek, which has the alternative name Ghorepani/Poon Hill Trek. This trek is a comparatively easy and short walk winding through Magars' and Gurungs' community villages and rhododendron forests beneath the majestic Himalayan scenery. During the New Year and Christmas Trek in Nepal, colorful short venture trips lie around every corner! Exciting glimpses of the high mountains and vast horizons will be exposed to you as you reach the highest points of your trek. Poon Hill (3210m) offers the climax of this trek as the sun touches the snow-capped summits of the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a network of other peaks - the peaks slowly begin to appear like magic before our eyes. An easy trek, this reveals some of the best views in the Annapurna region. A rewarding trekking trail, the Annapurna Sunrise Trip leads you through the colorful orchids and clear views of the splendid mountains that can be enjoyed by every traveler who loves nature and beautiful landscapes.
As we are trekking tour company based in Nepal, Nepal Mother House Treks organizes the 12 Days New Year and Christmas Vacation in Nepal backed by a lifetime of experience with local Guides, porters, helpers, necessary equipment, rescue and evacuation services, all our staff insurance, Government permission and other required fees. As you are here on your holiday, you can extend or shorten your trip as you prefer, as you explore around the Himalaya. We are glad to offer you any kind of services you desire for your wellbeing and enjoyment.
Day 01:Everest Mountain Flight tour and Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
Day 02:We will take you to the bus station for the Chitawan excursion (5/6 Hours drive).
Day 03:Full day Jungle safari activities in National Park.
Day 04:some activities at Chotwan and drive to Pokhara by Tourist bus -5 to 6 hours.
Day 05:Drive to Nayapul (1010m) – 1: 45 hours and trek to Tikhedunga (1570meters) - 3 hours
Day 06:Trek Thikdhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 07:Hike up Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) - 45 munities, to Tadapani (2520m) – 4 to 5 hours
Day 08:Tadapani to Ghaundrung (1950m) - 3 to 4 hours
Day 09:Trek Ghaundrung to Nayapul (1010m) - 3 hours, Drive to Pokhara (950m) - 1:45 hours
Day 10:Explore day around Pokhara Valley
Day 11:Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours
Day 12:Final departure to your own Destination.
If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements.
If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!
Day 01 : Everest Mountain Flight tour and Kathmandu Valley sightseeingOn this first day of the New Year and Christmas Tour in Nepal, our guide leads you from your hotel for an hour scenic mountain flight. You will have views of snow capped mountains in close proximity, including Mt. Everest (8,848m). Then our tour guide leads you exploring around the Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. You will have a chance to explore the following historical and spiritual attractions: historic Kathmandu Durbar Square, the House of Living Goddess “Kumari,” and Kasthamandup temple (said to have been built from single tree in 16th century, Big bell-Big drams, with erotic carving in old temple, old palace etc.), Bouddhanath (the largest stupa in Nepal), Swayambhunath (also known as the Monkey Temple, it is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world and is situated on a hill overlooking the city. On top of that it has been registered as a UNESCO heritage site), and Pasupatinath (located on the holy Bagmati river, this Hindu holy site is teeming with sadhus and bathing pilgrims. Occasionally, funeral pyres are burnt on the Ghats). After these activities, you will head back to hotel and prepare for the upcoming treks.
Day 02 : We will take you to the bus station for the Chitawan excursion (5/6 Hours drive).Our hotel staff will come to the Chitwan Bus park to pick you up, and drive you by Jeep for a welcome drink, and a short briefing about the programs. 1.00 PM Lunch and rest.
3.00 PM visit to the Elephant stable / village Visit / Museum tour.
8.00 PM Dinner.
Day 03 : Full day Jungle safari activities in National Park. 6.30 AM Wake up call
7.00 AM Breakfast
8.00 AM Elephant back safari
1.00 PM Lunch 2.00 PM Canoe Ride
4.00 PM Visit to the Elephant Breeding Center
7.00 PM Tharu Culture Dance 8.00 PM Dinner
Day 04 : some activities at Chotwan and drive to Pokhara by Tourist bus -5 to 6 hours. 6.00 AM Wakeup call
6.45 AM Tea/Coffee
7.30 AM Bird Watching
9.00 AM Breakfast
9.30 AM Departure Pokhara by Tourist bus 5 to 6 hours.
Day 05 : Drive to Nayapul (1010m) – 1: 45 hours and trek to Tikhedunga (1570meters) - 3 hours The first day trek starts at Nayapul after 1 and half hour driving by private vehicle from Pokhara. After a 20 minute short walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015m), which is a large village that has many shops and teahouses. The inhabitants are Gurung, Magar and Thakali. Then the trail continues following the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola through villages, and climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile (1495m). After a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga (1570m). Today’s walk offers a short and comparatively easy day, allowing you to get used to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Stay overnight at guesthouse.
Day 06 : Trek Thikdhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) -5 to 6 hours After breakfast, we begin our journey with a steep climb to a large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m) after crossing a bridge. Then the trail leads us to ascend more gently, through dense forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti (2250m). Occasionally, we can see Lonmgur (long tail black mouth Monkey) jumping in the trees. Then we trek towards Nangethanti (2460m), and after an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2840m). Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 07 : Hike up Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) - 45 munities, to Tadapani (2520m) – 4 to 5 hours We will hike about 45 minutes to Poon Hill (3210m) early in the morning; this viewpoint provides an unobstructed beautiful sunrise over the high Himalayas with panoramic views of the giants Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna (8,091m), Machhapuchere, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, South Annapurna etc., along with a network of other peaks which slowly begin to appear like magic before our eyes. We come back to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast, and then start walking to Tadapani. The trail climbs along ridges with pine and rhododendron forests to the Deurali, and then descends through the beautiful waterfall, stream, and dense forest to Banthati. The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail. Finally, we climb up to our final destination Tadapani, meaning ‘far water’, and the water supply for this village is a long distance below.
Day 08 : Tadapani to Ghaundrung (1950m) - 3 to 4 hours Today is an easier day, so after waking up late, we will have breakfast and then descend steeply through dense forests with breathtaking panoramic views of the Ghaundrung village, inhabitants of which are the Gurung people. But if you wake up early in the morning, the village offers excellent sunrise views with changing mountain faces on display from your seat at Tadapani. We will overnight here so have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office, museum and picturesque ancient Guring village, the second largest Gurung settlement in Nepal.
Day 09 : Trek Ghaundrung to Nayapul (1010m) - 3 hours, Drive to Pokhara (950m) - 1:45 hours Today is our last day of trekking; we complete our trek in Nayapul at elevation of 1010 meters, with short and easy walking through the terraced hill settlement. Then we drive 1 and half hour by private vehicle followed by a ride back to Pokhara, a peaceful lakeside city harboring a unique setting of tropical climate and vegetation with the dramatic backdrop of the Himalayas. Stay overnight at Pokhara Hotel.
Day 10 : Explore day around Pokhara Valley After late breakfast, we will start sightseeing around Pokhara Valley. Notable locations include ; Fewa Lake, Bagnes Lake, Devi’s water fall, Biswa Shanti Stupa (World Peace stupa ), International Mountaineering Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement, and Gupteshwar cave. We will relax the rest of the day in a Hotel, or you may do some shopping around. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours We will be ready at 6:00 morning in the hotel lobby after having our breakfast, and offering advice as your trekking guide. We will drive back to Kathmandu passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills and along the river side. It takes about 7 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu. If you are interested to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu with the extra cost of a plane ticket, please request Nepal Mother House Trekking to book your flight ticket. It takes about 30 minutes and has spectacular views of the Himalayas, high hills, terraces, local settlements, and forests ... view from the plane.
Day 12 : Final departure to your own Destination.Your final Departure to your home or own destination.
Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:
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