New Year Holiday 2021 - Budget Trek

We have designed the New Year Holiday Trek 2021 in the bewitching land of Himalayas making way up to 3210m (Poon Hill). The trek is a unique soft adventure in Annapurna region, which is quite suitable for short vacationers, and beginners in trekking/hiking.

The trekking trail winds through mix-valleys, dense forests of rhododendron and pine trees and icy waterfalls. At the climax of this trek, trekkers will climb on Poon Hill in the early morning to enjoy spectacular mountain views and sun-rise over the high Himalayas. In and around every corner is an exciting glance of the high mountains when one reaches the highest point (POON HILL 3210m) of the trip. The serene and picturesque hill top (POON HILL) is closely surrounded by snowcapped Himalayan peaks overlooking the rolling green hills, panoramic landscape and valleys. Poon Hill offers awesome panorama of Himalayas: Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,939m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7,219), Machhapuchhre (literally Fishtail 6,993m), Mt. Dhaulagiri  8167m, Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Himchuli (6,441m), Mardi Himal (5,588m), LamjungHimal (6,932m) and so on.

You just rejuvenate yourselves, we make your New Year Holiday 2021 an ever memorable and glorious one! 

Travel Route: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Naudanda - Nayapul - Birethanti - Hile - Tikhedhunga - Ulleri - Banthanti - Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Banthanti - Tadapani - Ghandruk - Pokhara - Kathmandu

Highlights of the trip

  • A trek in the foot hill of Himalayas up to 3210m
  • Magnificent views of Himalayan peaks including the 7th highest enormous in the world, the Dhaulagiri 8167m
  • Close view of sunrise over the high Himalayas
  • Walk through Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Opportunity to intermingle with Nepalese Culture and Lifestyle
  • New Year Celebration in the land of Himalayas

Outline Itinerary

[23 December 2020] Arrival in Nepal. We warmly welcome our guests at the exit terminal gate of Kathmandu Airport and escort them to a pre-booked hotel 2 star located in Thamel, the main tourist town.

[24 December 2020] Kathmandu - final preparation. We make essential permits and other paper documents for trekking. Interested trip can be organized on request. Celebrate Christmas Eve in a restaurant or in hotel.

[25 December 2020] Kathmandu-Pokhara drive in a tourist bus, check-in at a pre-booked a budget hotel located in the main tourist town of Pokhara (Lakeside)

[26 December 2020] Pokhara-Hile (Trek Start Point) drive, and commence trek to Banthanti, overnight stay in a lodge. 

[27 December 2020] Leaving behind the Banthanti, we gently resume trek for Ghorepani at 2800m. We will have lunch, dinner and accommodation in a local lodge, "Hotel Hilltop". The lodge offers amazing views of Himalayas and lush forest of various types of trees. 

[28 December 2020] Climb on Poon Hill 3210m for the best views of the Himalayan range of Annapurna region and sunrise over the high Himalayas. Return to the lodge for breakfast and resume trek to another Banthanti passing through jungle and ridges. We spend the night in a lodge. 

[29 December 2020] Resume trek soon after breakfast to the village of Ghandruk 1950m, overnight stay in a lodge

[30 December 2020] Trek to Kimche and drive to Pokhara in our standby vehicle, check-in at hotel

[31 December 2020] Pokhara - New Year Eve Celebration

[01 January 2021] Drive back Kathmandu in a tourist bus, check-in at your hotel

[02 January 2021] Kathmandu - reserved day. Interested trip can be organized on request

[03 January 2021] Depart Nepal for home country

SERVICE INCLUDED
Following services are included in the package.

  1. Ground Transport:
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers in Kathmandu as per suggested itinerary by private vehicles
  • Vehicle from Pokhara to Hile (Trek Start Point) and from Kimche (trek end point) to Pokhara
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu drive in a tourist bus as per suggested itinerary
  • Hotel/Bus Park/Hotel transfers in Kathmandu as per suggested itinerary
  • Hotel/Bus Park/Hotel transfers in Pokhara by private vehicles as per suggested itinerary
  1. A 2 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara - double/twin bedded sharing basis (room only)
  2. All accommodation in teahouses/lodges during trek - room sharing basis (room only)
  3. Well trained, experienced and authorized trekking guide for entire trek as per suggested itinerary
  4. Well experienced and friendly porters to carry goods and other supplies for the period of trek (2 tourists: 1 Porter)
  5. TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System Card) also known as trekking permit: US $ 10 per person
  6. Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit: US $ 20 per person
  7. Insurance for Nepalese Crew-members: accidental insurance (a coverage of US $ 10,000 per person in case of death) and medical insurance (the coverage of US $ 5,000 per person)
  8. High Altitude equipment allowance to porters

Trip Cost

The price detailed below covers all services mentioned above. If the package doesn’t suit to you, please feel free to contact us at rajesh.himalayas@gmail.com OR asira.khanal@gmail.com so that we can redesign the program based on your available time, interest and budget.

Price depends on group size as listed below.

A group of 16 Pax   :  US $ 460 Per Person

A group of 15 Pax   :  US $ 470 Per Person

A group of 14 Pax   :  US $ 480 Per Person

A group of 13 Pax   :  US $ 490 Per Person

A group of 12 Pax   :  US $ 450 Per Person

A group of 11 Pax   :  US $ 460 Per Person

A group of 10 Pax   :  US $ 470 Per Person

A group of 9 Pax     :  US $ 475 Per Person

A group of 8 Pax     :  US $ 480 Per Person

A group of 7 Pax     :  US $ 500 Per Person

A group of 6 Pax     :  US $ 560 Per Person

A group of 5 Pax     :  US $ 585 Per Person

A group of 4 Pax     :  US $ 610 Per Person

A group of 3 Pax     :  US $ 650 Per Person

A group of 2 Pax     :  US $ 680 Per Person

SERVICE EXCLUDED
Following services are excluded from package. We provide these on clients’ request that affects the cost of the trip. 

  • All meals
  • Cost of New Year Celebration
  • Cost of Christmas Eve
  • Visa Fees
  • Flights; both internal and international
  • All insurance favoring clients
  • Rescue Cost
  • Trekking equipment and goods of personal use
  • Guided Tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara (cost of extra programs)
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Other cost of unpredictable happenings (accident, natural disaster and other things beyond our control)

[23 December 2020] Arrival in Nepal, escort to a pre-booked hotel
The flight to Nepal is highly pleasing for every holidaymaker. Travelers can capture breathtaking views of Himalayas and panoramic landscape in their camera through the windows of their aircraft arriving in Nepal. As soon as you complete immigration formalities, our Airport Manager warmly welcome you at the exit gate of arrival terminal in the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. You will be escorted to a pre-booked hotel (2 Star) in downtown, Thamel. Depending on arrival time, we sincerely suggest you to stroll in the town for adaptation with local environment. If time permits, it is better to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square on foot. The visit helps you to be familiarized with the local ambiance.

[24 December 2020] Kathmandu- final preparation
We make essential permits and other paper documents for trekking. Interested trip can be organized on request. In the evening, a short information about the trip will be delivered to our clients. Celebrate Christmas Eve in a restaurant or in the hotel.

[25 December 2020] Kathmandu-Pokhara drive in a Tourist Bus (7-8 hours)
The overland coach-journey to Pokhara goes through River Valley (Trishuli River, Seti River and Marsyangdi River), farming land (mostly rice and millet field) and picturesque villages along with glances of Himalayas and mountain-cliff. Everyone enjoys the scenic drive to Pokhara. As we reach Pokhara Bus Park, we board in our standby car/van/jeep/bus depending on group size and move to our pre-booked hotel (2 Star) located in lakeside (the main tourist town). We check-in at the hotel and get refreshed. We will have dinner in a restaurant situated in lakeside.   

[26 December 2020] Pokhara-Hile drive and trek to Banthanti, overnight stay in a lodge
Soon after breakfast, we drive to Hile and start a gentle walk of 30 minutes to Tikhedhunga for lunch. After having hot lunch in a local restaurant, we resume the day's trek. From Tikhe Dhunga, the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge and then ascends steep "stone-staircase" up to the village of Ulleri at 2080 meter. Beyond the village, the trail climbs gently. After a short ascent, you will reach at the day's stop; Banthanti. We spend a night in a lodge. 

[27 December 2020] Trek to Ghorepani, overnight stay in a Lodge 
Leaving behind the Banthanti, we commence gentle trek for Ghorepani at 2800m. We will have lunch, dinner and spend the night in a lodge ‘Hotel Hilltop’ that is situated atop a hill and quite suitable place for next day's activities. From Hotel, you can see the spectacular views of Himalayan Peaks; Dhaulagiri (s), Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna-1, Hiunchuli and so on, and lush forest of various trees. 

[28 December 2020] Climb Poon Hill 3210m, trek to another Banthanti village (not the previously visited)
An early start is essential for a close view of sun-rise over the high Himalayas. A normal hike of 1 hour brings you on the top of Poon Hill 3210 that offers brilliant views of sunrise and Himalayan range. After spending about an hour there, you will return to the lodge for breakfast. Soon after breakfast, you will head for the day's stop, the village of another Banthanti through lush forest and high passes. The trail from Ghorepani at first descends for 15 minutes. In a while the trail ascends through pine and rhododendron forests. You will then walk on high-pass-trail for 2 hour and the trail desncends to another Banthati.  

[29 December 2020] Trek from Banthanti to Ghandruk 1950m via Tadapani 2520m
Tadapani has cluster of lodges and is a stop point for those travelers intending to go to Annapurna Base Camp. Past the Tadapani and we descend to Bhainse. The trail passes through dense forest of rhododendron, maple and pine trees. Ghandrung (Ghandruk) is the dwelling of Gurung family renowned as brave warrior during world war. In Ghandrung, you will visit Annapurna Conservation Office and museum. You spend a night there in a Lodge. 

[30 December 2020] Ghandruk Village to Pokhara
Trek to Kimche and drive to Pokhara in our standby vehicle, check-in at a hotel 2 Star

[31 December 2020] Pokhara - New Year Celebration
Pokhara is well developed tourist town nestled in a tranquil valley surrounded by Himalayas. Besides rich natural phenomena it has almost of modern facilities including internet service, shopping centers, dance restaurants/bars, and hotels. Meantime, we arrange necessary things to celebrate New Year in the evening either in the hotel or in a restaurant of Lakeside. Additional activities can be organized on request; such a visit to World Peace Pagoda from where one can see panoramic Himalayan range, Lakes and Valleys.

[01 January 2021] Drive back Kathmandu in a tourist bus, check-in at your hotel

[02 January 2021] Kathmandu - reserved day. Interested trip can be organized on request

[03 January 2021] Depart Nepal for home country