Posted On: December 23, 2016
Traveling and Trekking around the foothills of Nepal Himalayas on the holiday season can be made more enjoyable, said Hari Kumar Shrestha, the Managing Director at Icicles Adventure Treks. “ Weather is clear, Christmas is here, New Year is near and there is absolutely nothing to fear, what other things do you need dear?,” he said.
There are many ways on making Nepal visit more enjoyable this holiday season. Mr Shrestha shared his top tips on how to make the most out of your trip.
BOOK YOUR TRIP ON HOLIDAYS TO MAKE IT MORE ENJOYABLE BECAUSE:
1. Fewer Crowds, more freedom:
There will be fewer crowds which mean more options and availability of tea house along with other services without any hassle. Trekking in Nepal during winter is usually less stressful than during the high time of spring and autumn.
2. Discount on International Flights:
The past data has shown that there is less traffic on airport on major holidays like Christmas and New Year. Also traveler can save upto 10-12 percent on flights flying on these dates rather than a day before.
3. Discounts on Trip Packages, Hotels, Restaurants and Shopping Malls
Yes, Christmas is celebrated in Nepal, especially at city areas. The main touristic sites like Thamel in Kathmandu, Lakeside at Pokhara will light on with music and parties till late night. You can see huge Christmas tree, artificial snowfall and mostly youngsters enjoying at shopping malls. Special discounted rates are usually offered by travel agencies, hotels, restaurants keeping the festive season on mind.
4. Enjoy the Best Clear Views of Horizon to Himalayas and Lake to Landscapes
This time of the year offers crystal clear views of everything from Himalayas to Landscapes and sky to sand beaches. Sunrise and sunset views will be more spectacular. If you love taking pictures then it the best time to capture the natural beauty of Nepal. Clear skies, no moon, best for astrophotography.
5. Cold But Not Harsh Temperature
It is of course cold in winter, but at Kathmandu, Pokhara and major cities, temperature rarely drops below 0 degree celcius. The high altitude passes are not recommended, however short and easy hikes around valleys becomes more enjoyable with chilly morning/night and warmer sunny days.