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New Year Holiday 2017

New Year Trip (2017) in the bewitching land of Himalayas is quite suitable for short vacationers. The trip includes an excllent trek in the Himalayan region, guided tours in the UNESCO's heritage sites, boating in alpine lake (Phewa Lake), and so on.

Rejuvenate yourselves; we make your New Year Holiday of 2017 a lifetime memoreble.

Highlights of the Package

  • A trek in the foot hill of Himalayas (Poon Hill 3210m)
  • Guided tours in the UNESCO's heritage sites and local villages
  • Excellent views of Himalayan Mountain Peaks including Sisapangma 8013m in Tibet from Dhulikhel
  • Close view of sunrise high over Himalayas
  • Walk through Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Boating in Alpine Lake (Phewa Tal)
  • Opportunity to intermingle with local culture of Nepal


23 December 2016 [Arrival in Nepal, drive to Dhulikhel]: The flight to Nepal is highly pleasing for every holidaymaker. Travellers can capture breathtaking views of Himalayas and panoramic landscape in their camera through the windows of their aircraft.

As soon as you complete immigration formality, we welcome you at the exit gate of Kathmandu airport and escort you to Dhulikhel, a tranquil valley to the east of Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Dhulikhel, you will check in into a royal hotel (Dhulikhel Lodge Resort) situated on atop hill having a widespread garden of several types of flowers, and lush forest that offers perfect accommodation for various species of birds and butterfly. From your room you can see amazing views of Himalayan peaks; Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Dorje Lhakpa, Gaurishanker, Sisapangma (8013 situated in Tibet, China), Cheki Go Peak, and panoramic valley, and picturesque villages. One will take pleasure by strolling in the garden and jungle of the Resort. Depending on arrival time, you can enjoy buffet meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

24 December 2016 [Drive back to Kathmandu en route guided tours of UNESCO's heritage sites]: You can observe sunrise high over Himalayas from your room and then have buffet breakfast together with incredible view of panoramic valley and Himalayas. After breakfast, you will board in a standby car for sightseeing tour of UNESCO's heritage sites; Bhaktapur and Patan.

Bhaktapur lies on your way back to Kathmandu, 13 kilo meters away from the main tourist town, Thamel. Bhaktapur was an independent Malla Kingdom until 242 years back. The tour of Bhaktapur awards you an impressive Nepalese architecture and provides a deep knowledge of Nepal's history, religion, tradition and culture. The tour comprises the sites of Malla ruler's Durbars, Lion Gate, Fifty-five windowed Palace, Golden Gate, Nyatapola, temple of Dattatreya, Local Village, Ceramic Industry and other historical monuments and shrines.

As soon as the excursion of Bhaktapur complete, you will head for Patan that lies 5 kilo meter far from main tourist town of Thamel to the South-East of Kathmandu.

Patan was also an independent country of Malla dynasty. It was conquered by Shah Ruler 242 year ago. The tour of Patan comprises Durbar Square, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, Mahaboudha Vihar, Kumbheshwor Temple and Local Handicraft Centers. After the visit of Patan, we will take you to our hotel located in prime tourist town, Thamel.

25 December 2016 [Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul drives, trek to Birethanti]: You will leave Kathmandu by 7:00 in the morning for Nayapul (trek start point). The overland drive goes via Pokhara. Pokhara is a popular tourist town situated in a tranquil valley in the central-west of Nepal. Pokhara offers breathtaking views of Pristine Lake and Himalayas; Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and so on.

The overland drive from Kathmandu to Nayapul will be very worthwhile for journeyers as one can capture the lively scenario of fertile land, terrace, paddy field, picturesque villages, gorge and rivers during the journey. The road is twisted on hill for 1 hour but later on it levels along the side of Trishuli River and then Marshyangdi River. A restful drive of 7 hours brings you at Pokhara where you will have lunch in a restaurant of lakeside.

After lunch the journey continues to Nayapul (trek start point) through stunning villages of Hengja, Naudanda, Chandrakot, and Lumle. The view from Naudanda is incredible. Your driver stops there for a while to let you capturing bewitching charisma of Himalayas. A gentle drive of 1 hour from Pokhara brings you at Nayapul. The overland drive ends at Nayapul and you will walk for 30 minutes to the village of Birethanti, where you enjoy the night in a lodge.

26 December 2016 [Trek from Birethanti to Tikhedhunga]: You will gently start the first day of your mountain journey. The trail follows main-street past the village of Birethanti. The trail is gradually ascends at first and then levels. The journey continues through bamboo forests. On the way you get to see a majestic waterfall. From there the trail climbs up to the village of Hile and then Tikhe Dhunga 1540 meter, where you enjoy the night in a lodge.

27 December 2015 [Trek from Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani 2800m]: You will have breakfast by 7:00 and then commence the day's trek around 08:00. From Tikhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge and then ascends a steep stone staircase up to the village of Ulleri at 2080 meter. Beyond the village, the trail climbs gently. After a short climb you arrive at Nange Thanti for lunch. From Nange Thanti you climb to Ghorepani at 2755 meter from where you can see the spectacular views of Himalayan Peaks; Dhaulagiri(s), Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna-1, Hiunchuli and so on. You will enjoy the night in a lodge.

28 December 2015 [Climb Poon Hill 3210m, trek to Tadapani 2520m]: An early start is essential for a close view of sun-rise over high Himalayas. A normal hike of 1 hour brings you on the top of Poon Hill 3210 that offers brilliant views of sunrise and Himalayas. After spending about an hour there, you will return to the lodge for breakfast. Soon after breakfast, you will head for next stop, the village of Tadapani. The trail from Ghorepani passes through pine and rhododendron forests descending to the village of Tadapani.

29 December 2016 [Trek from Tadapani to the village of Lhandruk 1620m via Ghandruk 1950m]: Both villages are the dwellings of Gurung family renowned as brave warrior during world war and ever smiling people. Just after breakfast you will start the day's journey with steep descent through forests to the village of Ghandruk (Ghandrung). You will arrive at Ghandrung (Ghandruk) around 1 P.M. for Lunch. In Ghandrung (Ghandruk), you will visit Annapurna Conservation Office, museum and beautiful village. After lunch you will resume your journey. Initially you descend to a stream, Modi Khola, and then you cross it on a suspension bridge. The trail then climbs up stone staircase to the village of Lhandrung (Lhandruk), another Gurung village at 1620 meter, where you enjoy the night in a lodge.

30 December 2016 [Trek from Lhandrung (Lhandruk) to Dhampus Phedi; and then drive to Pokhara]: You will start the day soon after breakfast. At the beginning, you will pass some unique houses before ascending to the village of Tolka and then to another pretty settlement, Deurali. From there you will descend on a stone paved trail to Dhampus Phedi through the village Pothna. You will board the standby car in Phedi and then drive to Pokhara. We take you to the hotel (The Kantipur Hotel 3*) located in the best view point of Lakeside, Pokhara (opposite of Fishtail Lodge).

31 December 2015 [Pokhara - New Year Celebration]: Pokhara is well developed tourist town nestled in a tranquil valley surrounded by Himalayas. Besides rich natural phenomena and extravaganza, Pokhara has got almost of modern facilities including internet service, shopping centers, dance restaurants/bars, and hotels. After breakfast, we leave hotel for boating in the pristine lake (Phewa Tal). The water of the lake is approved to swim as well. After boating in Phewa Lake, you will head for lunch in a restaurant of lakeside. Meantime, we arrange necessary things to celebrate New Year in the evening. We arrange New Year Celebration in the hotel or in a restaurant of Lakeside.

01 January 2017 [Pokhara-Kathmandu flight]: After breakfast you will drive for airport to take a flight to Kathmandu. The day allows you to buy souvenirs in local market of Kathmandu.

02 January 2017 [Kathmandu - guided tours in other UNESCO's sites]: Guided tours will be organized in other heritage sites of UNESCO; temples, monasteries, stupas, antique palaces and shrines - mainly the following places.

  • Basantapur Durbar: better known as 'Kathmandu Durbar Square' and is one of worthwhile sites to visit. It has many mysterious places to observe. It comprises imperial palace, temple of living goddess - Kumari, and many other architecturally important buildings, temples and shrines. This was an old palace of Malla.
  • Pashupatinath: the most respected and sacred site of Pilgrims. It is commonly called as the garden of temples, home of all living beings, the place of ritual function, worship and prays. You will meet flocks of 'Holy-man' meditating in different postures and encounter flocks of holy monkeys and deer.
  • Bouddhanath: after an extensive circuit of Pashupatinath, you will head for Bouddhanath, a highly impressive largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, where you can see the life of Tibetan Refugees, Monasteries, stupas and people from different ethnic groups praying to their gods. You will have lunch there in the roof-top restaurant.
  • Swoyambhunath: the last destination for the day is Swoyambhunath; popularly known as Monkey Temple (You can see many friendly monkeys). Swoyambhunath has pride of being the oldest Buddhist stupa in Nepal from where the entire view of Kathmandu valley; including Kirtipur, Patan (Lalitpur), Bhaktapur and so on are clearly visible. After observing the sunset-view, you will drive back hotel.

03 January 2017 [Depart Nepal for home country]: Drive from hotel to the international airport to depart Nepal for home country.

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