New year pokhara tour and street festival 2014Book
Celebrate the arrival of 2015 in style with this fabulous street festival. If you get away from hustle and bustle of your busy life to somewhere exotic then why not to give a try to our New year tour. Escape to the natural paradise and enjoy the festival season in Pokhara ! Have a Christmas with the magical mountains, see the wonderful lakes and enjoy the biggest street festival of Nepal.
Day 1 / Dec 31 : Drive to Pokhara and Explore Lake Side
Early morning we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara follows the upstream of Trishuli River offering greeneries, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries taking about seven hours. Pokhara is the centre of adventure in Nepal. The Pokhara valley provides magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare and other snow capped mountains. Lovely lakes and mountains enhance the beauty of the valley. After arriving Pokhara, we explore around the lake side and make trips to some of the landmarks of Pokhara including old bazaars.In the evening, we ride a boat in Phewa Lake enjoying the sunset over the mountains.
Day 2 / Jan 1 : New Year Celebration
Today we enjoy the street festivals in Pokhara organized by the Restaurant Bar Association of Nepal (REBAN). We can also enjoy musical performances by national artists, concerts by popular bands, fireworks, bamboo stick dance and other cultural shows. Fun-filled sports events like Reban staff race, boat race, tug of war, waiter race and tourist race are also highlights of the festival.
Day 3 / Jan 2 : Explore Sarankot and Drive to Kathmandu
Early morning we drive to Sarankot Hill for the sunrise and the spectacular views of the Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh, Manaslu and Annapurna peaks. After breakfast, we start our drive to Kathmandu. While on the drive you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will get transferred to your hotel for the refreshment and in evening you will pick up for the cultural dinner together with the Wild Stone Adventure staffs.
Money Matters so we would like to explain what you are paying for. We are local operator providing world class services to the travelers yearning to be foot on Himalayan trail. We provide you with the minimum price possible for fully inclusive trips .We are proud to guarantee NO HIDDEN COST.
- Accomodation in Hotel Trek-O-Tel or similar category hotel.
- New Year Eve Dinner.
- All surface transfer as per the itinerary.
- Pokhara tour by English Speaking Guide on Private Vehicle.
- Safe and ozonated water throughout the trip.
- Government taxes and official charges. Visa charge not included here.
This package doesnot cover following cost and should be personally paid by the traveller.
- Lunch and Dinner in Nagarkot.
- Beverages and other hard drinks cost
- Nepal Entry visa fee and airport taxes.
- Expences of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks etc
Your safety is our paramount concern while travelling with Wild Stone Adventure. Your Leader has full authority to amend any part of the itinenary due to safety reason. Every effort will be made to keep up with the above itinerary however it is the adventure we cannot guarantee it! Natural disaster, extreme weather, nepal strikes can force to alter the itinerary.Your Leader will forward you with the alternatives so please be prepared to be flexible.
Deluxe accommodation in Hotel Trek-O-Tel on twin sharing basis. If you are a solo traveler, you will share a room with someone else of same sex of your group. If you prefer a single room, you may get a single room on request by paying some extra single supplement. (generally USD 200).
Wild Stone Adventure use high quality private transportation for comfort and safety. During sightseeing we use private car or van depending upon the group size.
This new year package include daily breakfast for 3 days and New year Dinner Dinner. .
The official currency of Nepal is Nepalese Rupee (NRs)
It is best to bring a mixture of cash and travelers checks in major currencies - USD, CAD, EUR, AUD - and ensure you have a mixture of large and small denominations. Money may easily be exchanged at Kathmandu airport on arrival and banks and licensed moneychangers in cities. Credit card cash advances and ATM withdrawals are in NPR only.
Before departing on your trek, make sure you have enough Nepalese currency in small denominations as change is hard to find in the villages ( 100 rupee are easy to trade )
Extra Pocket Money
While trekking with wild Stone adventure, all meals are included in your trip cost . You will need very little local currency for meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara extra snacks, soft drinks or souvenirs along the trail.
Extra money dependa upon your spending habit. Please consider your own spending habits when you count for extra pocket money.
Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 as an emergency fund, to be used when circumstances beyond our control ( natural disaster, extreme weather, nepal strikes) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!
Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness and death medical expenses, including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable) and personal liability.
When visiting and entering temples and Nepalis house you must remove your shoes. In some temples, it is forbidden to wear any leather goods. Other temples, such as those in Pashupatinath, do not allow foreigner besides hindu to enter. These are normally marked with a sign in English, and we urge you to respect such practices.
Always ask permission before taking photos inside any temples, and before photographing any local people. When permission is granted, always be sensitive when photographing people, and non-intrusive when shooting inside temples when prayers are in progress. Generally, photography is allowed outside Buddhist and Hindu temples and at religious ceremonies and festivals.
You are guest in Nepal and it is appriciated if you behave like Nepali (Local):
- Dress Respectfully (no short shorts or revealing clothes)
- Do not show affection in public.
- Do not buy antiques.
- Do not point your feet (unclean) to people and point with full hand not with one finger.
- Do not step over persons.
- Do not touch or step over offerings (red powder, flowers/rice)
- Do not use your left hand (dirty)
- Receive and give with two hands.
- Ask permission before taking people's photographs.
- Discourage begging, pay fair price
- Take off your shoes before entering a monastery or Nepali house.
- Go clockwise roung the stupas, temples etc
- Avoid touching monks / lamas.
Dress respectfully with an awareness of local standards. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool during hiking. In many rural areas women will need to wear modest clothing even to swim. Singlets, tank tops and topless sun bathing are all unaccepted. While visiting temples,monasteriesand other religious sites men need to wear long trousers and women a long skirt.
Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a small charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your ownlaundry so we suggest you bring biodegradable soap.
While packing for “ Best of Nepal” it essential to considered weather condition and time of year you are travelling.
Please Click here for the complete packing list for this trip.
Tipping is expected but not compulsory and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your trip.
Being a responsible trek operator is at the heart of what Wild Stone Adventures is all about. The beautiful environment of the Himalaya is also an extremely fragile one. At Wild Stone Adventure , we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize the detrimental impact as much as possible.We are committed to responsible tourism and it is implemented in every trip through the following means.
- Leave no Trace
- Discourage deforestation
- Keep Water Source Clean
- Plant Saplings
- Plants Left in Their Natural Environment
- Alternative Source of Energy for Fuel
- Employ local leaders and supporting staffs
- Use local tea house and home stay
- Consume local food
- Reduce, Reuse and Recyle