During Christmas and New Year Holidays we offers the shortest and sweetest adventure programs in Nepal. Nepal trekking in December is good to go where it’s hiking not to the higher elevations but at the lower Himalayas. It may be cold in December but with better preparation, it’s not impossible. When the skies clear up you will have better mountain views as you hike along.
Celebrating Christmas or New Year on the lap of the Himalayas is the best travel experience one can get observing spectacular Himalayan views and witnessing local cultures. These programs are specially designed with not much longer duration and are ideal for any age group from single to a couple, group travel, friends and families.
During the months of Christmas and New Year, the weather will also be best with clear mountain views. Each of the programs in Nepal provides you with a good opportunity to explore the beauty of Nepal, it’s culture and traditions, sights and sounds, people and places and of course the majestic mountains.
There are lots of things to do in Nepal from trekking to one-day short hikes, cultural and nature tours, Everest mountain flights, Chitwan Jungle Safaris etc. One of these programs can be added according to your interest and travel plan with a short trek in the Himalayas when you visit Nepal during your short holiday break of Christmas or New Year.
Best Christmas and New Year trekking in Nepal
Trekking and tours in Nepal during Christmas or New Year are categorized as soft adventure holidays in Nepal. For beginners trekking in the Himalayas can be sometimes daunting but it’s also not impossible. Trekking in the Himalayas doesn’t require previous trekking experience and with the best fitness and pre-preparation, anyone can enjoy hiking in the mountains.
Popular trekking regions in Nepal like Everest or Annapurna have short trekking programs that can be done within a week’s holiday of Christmas or New Year. All of these treks or programs are easy, short and spectacular highlighting the cultural and traditional side of Nepal and at the same time observing the majestic Himalayas and witnessing the natural beauty of Nepal.
Some of the best trip for Christmas and New Year 2022 in Nepal are as follows:
Mardi Himal trek is if off-the-beaten-path trek done in the Annapurna region and away from busy trekking trails. Though the trek can be done around the year, best time for Mardi Himal trek is from Feb – May and Oct – Dec. Mardi Himal is located to the east of Modi Khola, opposite the valley of Hiunchuli.
Mardi Himal trek itinerary is first drive to Phedi from Pokhara then trek to Pothana (1,970m) following Forest Camp (2,550m), Low Camp (3,035m), High Camp (3,590m). The final aim of the trek is the hike to Upper View Point (4,200m) from where spectacular Himalayan views can be witnessed all around. After high camp, the trek proceeds to Siding Village (1,280m) from where you drive back to Pokhara.
Mardi Himal trek difficulty is moderate graded trekking. With the best physical fitness and good preparation, the trek is achievable. You are advised to prepare two or three months before the trek starts with regular walking or running, and climbing stairs up and down really helps since the trek involves ascending and descending.
Everest view trek is a quick and short trek in the Everest region. Everest view trek itinerary follows the footsteps of the Everest Base Camp trail but up till Tengboche only. During the trek, one gets to observe some of the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest.
Mount Everest view trek is to explore the Khumbu region, witness spectacular mountain views and observe the unique culture and traditions of the people living in the high Himalayas like Sherpas mainly. The trek will take you to the heart of Khumbu ‘Namche Bazaar’ then hike to Tengboche for better views of Mt. Everest and other peaks.
The trek starts/ends in Lukla where you will have to fly in/out from Kathmandu. From Lukla, the trek begins to Phakding following the other days at Namche Bazaar and hike up to Tengboche. Later on trace, the same way back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.
Ghorepani poon hill Trek is wonderful hiking in Annapurna visiting Ghorepani village Poon hill, one of the most popular Himalayan viewpoints in the Annapurna region. The trek is a sweet amalgamation of culture with nature. The trek passes through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, small villages etc
Ghorepani poon hill trek from Pokhara starts/ends in Pokhara with first drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and a trek to Tikhedhunga. In the course of the trek, various small mountain villages are visited like Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk. You will witness the unique culture and traditions of the people living in the high Himalayas as you hike along.
Ghorepani poon hill trek route eventually leads to Poon Hill at (3210 meters) from where spectacular mountain panorama can be witnessed. The hike to Poon Hill is early in the morning to catch the sunrise over the Himalayas.
Ghandruk loop trek short trek in the Annapurna where you hike to the beautiful Gurung community village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk Village provides astonishing views of the peaks like Annapurna, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre and others. The trek is suitable for any age group and also for friends and family.
The best time to visit Ghandruk is from Feb – May and Oct – Dec though the trek can be done around the year. This short trek gives you a glimpse of what it’s trekking like in the Himalayas that too in a short span of time.
Even though the trek is short with only three days but it’s a real adventure in the mountains. You will get to know the local culture and traditions, visit high mountain villages, meet the locals and overall see the magnificent Himalayas towering above the hills.
Chisapani Nagarkot trek is what anyone can do should they be looking for a short trek that can be done closer to Kathmandu City. Nagarkot is the popular Himalayan viewpoint just a stone’s throw from Kathmandu and about 1 & a half hour’s drive. The main objective of the trek is to hike to Nagarkot walking over the hills over the ridges of Kathmandu Valley.
Kathmandu Chisapani Nagarkot trek starts/ends in Kathmandu and no previous trek experience is required though you have to be physical fit for the hike. The hike involves ascending and descending mountainous terrain so please be prepared for it.
Nagarkot trekking is best for any age-groups and upon getting to Nagarkot, you can observe the most spectacular Himalayan panorama and even Mt. Everest far away on a clear day. Nagarkot Chisapani trek gives you a taste of trekking in the Himalayas.
Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour is a cultural and nature tour of Nepal visiting various cultural and natural sites, jungle safari at Chitwan National Park and sightseeing of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour package consists of sightseeing in Kathmandu, Pokhara tour and jungle safari at Chitwan with your private guide and vehicle.
Kathmandu is a city of temples where most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located. Pokhara is the natural wonder of Nepal with the world’s deepest gorges, natural caves and waterfalls, dazzling lakes and with the spectacular Himalayan view seen from almost every location of Pokhara City. Chitwan National Park is one of the finest wildlife reserves in South Asia and also the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chitwan jungle safari activities include elephant safari, jeep safari, village tour, elephant breeding center visit, bird watching, jungle walk, cultural program etc.
Nagarkot Sunrise and Dhulikhel Hike is a day’s program where you hike to the most popular Himalayan viewpoint closer to Kathmandu City ‘Nagarkot’. Watching the sunrise from Nagarkot is a spectacular sight as the sun’s rays hit the majestic peaks. Dhulikhel is another vantage point from where the Himalayas are seen in other most beautiful ways if compared to Nagarkot.
Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hike is an easy walk but still requires a good amount of physical fitness since walking in the mountainous terrain calls for an individual to be in a good shape. The main aim of the hike is to catch a glimpse of the majestic Himalayas, be closer to nature hiking in lush and green natural surroundings and see the countryside of Nepal located closer to Kathmandu city.
Everest mountain flight is an interesting mountain flight tour to watch some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest. Mt. Everest flight is done early in the morning in Kathmandu where you board a small plane and then fly to the Everest region.
The fun begins as you get closer to the Everest region as all the world’s highest peaks begin to unfold from Mt. Everest to Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-oye, Thamserku etc. You can even spot the great Tibetan plateau far behind Mt. Everest. Your air stewardess will be happy to point out all the highest peaks as they come closer to you.
Everest helicopter tour is another adventurous tour to witness Mt. Everest and the other world’s highest peaks. Mount Everest helicopter tour is done with your own chartered helicopter then flying to the Everest region. What more you can ask for besides this and the tour gives you closer view of Mt. Everest. Landing at the popular Himalayan viewpoint Kalpathar (5550 meters) is the prime highlight of the tour and from where Mt. Everest can be seen at very closer proximity.
Besides, you get to have breakfast at Hotel Everest View (3880 meters) which is considered the hotel at the highest point on earth. Other features of Mount Everest helicopter tour from Kathmandu are observing Everest Base Camp from where Everest expeditions begin and the great Khumbu Glacier.