Tour in Nepal in December and January can be one of the best times to hit the road because of extended holidays during Christmas and New Year. No doubt this is when you are in the best holiday mood and if you want to travel to a Himalayan country Nepal it couldn’t be a better time than in December and January. Though it may be a bit cold at the higher altitude at this time of the year, one can still go for short tours and adventures apart from trekking which is still number one choice for many visitors coming to Nepal.
After the rains during the Monsoon the sky is finally clear of all the clouds during December and January. The Himalayan foothills once again come alive with farmers busy preparing for winter crops after the summer harvest. It is the best season to go for short treks not extending more than couple of days.
The week long tour to the lake city of Pokhara is the best example where one can enjoy the mountains, lakes and short hikes without ever stepping away far from this picturesque city. The mountains like Machapuchre also known as Fishtail and the Annapurna look so close from this city that you can almost touch with your hands. You can visit Sarangkot and Ghorepani which is also not far away from Pokhara for viewing the sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas.
Another favorite getaway for many visitors during this period is the Jungle safari in the plains of Nepal. Since most dense forest lies in the south of Nepal the place like Chitwan National Park which is 200 km south from Kathmandu is full of tourists, both local and foreign. One can go on an elephant ride, bird watching or boating in the Rapti River.
The place is home to great one horn rhino, Bengal Tiger and thousand of species of birds, not to mention countless other mammals.
Tour In Nepal wouldn’t be quite complete without seeing Kathmandu which is the capital city of Nepal. Actually Kathmandu was and is still the center of all the tourist activities. Here lie seven UNESCO designated World Heritage sites, which are three Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur along with temples and stupas like Swayambhu, Pashupati, Bauddha and Changunarayan.
One can go for a one day tour of Nagarkot which is among the most famous places in the whole of Nepal to see the Himalayas. It is just 28 km northeast of Kathmandu. Finally if you are looking to get your adrenaline rushing you can go for white water rafting in Trishuli river, bungee jumping, paragliding, hot balloon ride or go for mountain flight to see the Himalayas up close.
Getting to Nepal during in these two months for a tour is not hard because you can get an ‘on arrival visa’ at certain points of the Nepali border or if you are coming by plane the immigration office at the international airport in Kathmandu will be more than happy to assist you on the matter. These days, booking your travel online is the easiest way to make your reservation. One can simply go to any websites of a tour or trekking agency of Nepal and book a travel package.
The Best Place Tour In December / January
Kathmandu City – A city of temples, Monastery and innumerable religious monuments
Lumbini – Buddha Birth place
Pokhara – City Of Lake
Sarangkot – Himalaya Sunrise / Sunset view point
Australian Camp – Himalaya sunrise view point
Namobhudda – most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites